Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'
Microsoft were the greatest whores to the NSA. Twitter only did the bare minimum they had t by law but Microsoft stuck their butts through the door and waggled them and flicked their tongues and went the extra mile. Fuck them. I wouldn't wear any Microsoft 'wearable'.
Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record
No one like a show off, honey.
NSW Police Named as FinFisher Spyware Users
Australian cops are *dirty*
Good cop, bad cop: how corrupt police work with drug dealers http://theconversation.com/goo...
Corruption is endemic within Australia's police agencies, and certainly within the Australian Federal Police and New South Wales Police, which between them cover the Sydney airports. It also embraces crime commissions and other institutions charged with responsibility for police governance on behalf of the public. http://www.expendable.tv/2011/...
Pressure grows for NSW police inquiry
Posted 8 Oct 2012, 7:18pmMon 8 Oct 2012, 7:18pm
Up to 200 police officers may have been spied on with listening devices and telephone intercepts.
Victorian police corrupt: ex-judge The Australian
VICTORIA'S police force is riddled with "deep-seated and continuing corruption" that will only be flushed out by a powerful and wide-ranging royal commission. Don Stewart, one of the nation's most respected judicial figures, says Victoria Police and the Bracks Labor Government oppose a royal commission because they do not want the extent of corruption within the force made public. "They know that it would reveal what they don't want revealed," says the former Supreme Court judge and founding head of Australia's first national crime agency. Dismissing arguments that dirty police are already being driven out of the force through the courts, he says the recent convictions of senior Victorian officers on corruption charges are "the tip of the iceberg". "The arrest of some corrupt police only proves that corruption is deep-seated and continuing," Mr Stewart says in a book to be published in March.
A long history of police corruption. In 1990 the AFP officer Michael Anthony Wallace was convicted of stealing $20 million worth of drugs and cash exhibits. In 1995 Standen's colleague, Alan Taciak, rolled over in the NSW Police royal commission and alleged 78 AFP officers - 15 per cent of the force - were corrupt. Taciak's allegations sparked the Harrison inquiry in 1996. Its final report, which is understood to have alleged widespread corruption in the AFP, has also not been released. The head of the inquiry, Ian Harrison, now a Supreme Court judge, said many agents escaped investigation by quitting the AFP. In 2001 Standen's former boss at the Sydney drugs unit, Cliff Foster, committed suicide while under investigation over corruption.
NT police oppose anti-corruption tests. The Northern Territory Police Association says it will oppose Federal Government plans to secretly test officers' integrity as part of new anti-corruption measures.
Queensland police misconduct files reveal corruption, favouritism, sexual misconduct http://www.couriermail.com.au/...
Queensland police tied to major drug trafficking http://www.news.com.au/nationa...
Tassie police join island corruption club
Leave anyone out?
The MOOC Revolution That Wasn't
Mod up parent for truth.
I've done many online courses, but I don't do the whole thing. I do what parts interest me or what I need. I also jump between courses. If something is hard listen to lectures on the same topic in other courses until I understand it.
Since there's no piece of paper at the end and no need to prove myself to potential employers the usual Test BS is crap.
OP's article worries me because it might sink what is a very good thing but which OP doesn't understand because it doesn't fit his own ideas about old school lectures.
The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA
Yes, sounds like someone has tickets on themselves. Even if she is bone fide and got top marks at college, does that really mean she will be top of her field?
Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM
Yes, whenever I've been googling for something and run across a paywalled ACM article on the subject I think "f*** those guys" and get my info somewhere else
German Court Rules That You Can't Keep Compromising Photos After a Break-Up
This is getting crazy. First some spanish judge rules your right to privacy lets to stop people learning about your bad behaviour. Now this? I've a better idea. Don't let people take nude photos of you.
US Navy Wants Smart Robots With Morals, Ethics
Is funny because since WWII the army has worked to get the kill rates up. In WWII only 15% of soldiers shot to kill, but they the army brainwashes them so that 90% kill. Moral. Killers. Can't have both.
And Moral and Ethical for the NSA? LMAO.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Loses Deep Sea Vehicle
Where do you last remember seeing it?
Favorite Star Wars Movie?
I want to see a bleak German Expressionist remake of Star Wars IV where we see the last days of the Death Star through the eyes of the hard working stormtroopers and officers of the empire, praying for this wretched war to be over, so they could go back home to their loved ones. Flashbacks to spousal romances. Flashbacks to their children playing on the beach. Tragic.
$7 USB Stick Aims To Bring Thousands of Poor People Online
As a geek I love the idea, but to the dirt poor and especially in the third world $7 could go towards more pressing needs like sanitation, clean water and medicine. There are many problems the poor of the world face. We can fix more than one problem at a time, but lack of Internet access is no where close to the #1 position - unless those kidnapped Nigerian girls can adapt a USB stick into an improvised weapon. Problem when the only tool you know how to use is a hammer every problem looks like a nail, and geeks are geeks.
PS Saw a funny motivational of this pic lamenting the poor kid was being deprived of the joys of facebook and twitter: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...
Mozilla Ditches Firefox's New-Tab Monetization Plans
Their original announcement reads like public relations bullshit: https://blog.mozilla.org/advan...
Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?
Male astronauts should give their shower time to female astronauts. The women enjoy the extra bathing and maybe have enough for a bath, and the men don't mind not showering anyway. You're welcome, NASA.
Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean
Jupter's moon Europa has the same. LOL the Saturns trying to keep up with the Jupiters.
App Developers, It's Time For a Reality Check
How about graduates switch back to solving problems in science, engineering, health. Stuff that matters. The world needs another Facebook or another "app for that" like it needs a hole in the head.
New Australian Privacy Laws Could Have Ramifications On Google Glass
Makes it sound like the government cares about your privacy while they continue to spy on everything you do: http://www.theguardian.com/wor...
Aaron Swartz and MIT: The Inside Story
The least that can be done is to expose the people who treated him so appallingly so we all know who they are
Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?
> it's likely that developers will continue to explore Oculus as a gaming platform, Facebook or no.
I hate personal opinions without any basis of fact being presented passed off as statements of fact we should just accept because OP says so.
Google Glass Signs Deal With Ray Ban's Parent Company
> The deal shows how serious Google is about Glass contrary to the skepticism raised by high-profiled users like Robert Scoble who spelled doom for the device.
How do you get from there to this? So they signed a deal with Ray Ban. So what? Does this suddenly mean Scoble has to publish a retraction?
More astroturfing. NSA and now this.
Planet Mercury Has Shrunk More Than Thought
He wants us to stop calling it a planet.