top Cody Wilson Interview at Reason: Happiness Is a 3D Printed Gun
Someone needs to activate Godwin's Law.
Ptttth! That's exactly the sort of thing Hitler would say!!!!!
top Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity
All your Tails are belong to us - NSA.
top The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money
I have no further comment.
top How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?
Waste of time calculating that. Every computer gamer knows you only need one person to colonise space. Sid Meyers!
top Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks
I have a vague recollection of Australia doing a similar study that showed a 10% increase in heart attacks when that hour sleep was lost. Seems that this is confirming that study which is one of the things science tries to do, replicate results.
top Synthetic Chromosomes Successfully Integrated Into Brewer's Yeast
Can bring my dead friends back to the living dead with Bud Riser.
top Geologists Warned of Washington State Mudslides For Decades
Nope! I certainly ain't!
top Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?
Become German, get a degree for free (except in Saxony).
top Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote
I think it's only for Mac, but Growly Notes is a free and good alternative.
top How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
Bit by bit
... a little bit here, a little bit there.
top Happy Pi Day
March, 3rd month 2014
... 3/14 . Every day is something divided by Pi, example 17/3/14 ... (except in USA).
top Estimate: Academic Labs 11 Times More Dangerous Than Industrial Counterparts
Have to agree. Not all students are bright enough to be in labs. When I was at Uni, we had one guy who, after everyone got told NOT to sniff the chloroform, said, 'Why not?' and sniffed it. He was in a coma for a few weeks, and then when he came out of it tried to sue the University for not giving him sufficient warning. The lawsuit failed. A lot of us had always wondered how he got into Uni in the first place, as he was thick as two bricks and very weird. (Weird, as in, turned up to our geology field trip in mid-winter in shorts, flip flops and a T-shirt, then saw an ice cream van and went and got ice cream
... whilst the rest of us were rugged up to the eye balls complaining of the cold).
about a month and a half ago
top NASA Wants To Go To Europa
Nein! You cannot come to Europa! We have turn it into a fortress!!! Now, to prepare for Operation Sealion!!!!
about a month and a half ago
top Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain
Yes, in the right Universe this plane would have turned the Battle of Britain in favour of the French. Napoleon, Vercingetorix and Joan of Arc would have been standing in Blenheim Palace on top of Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Disraeli's dismembered body parts, as they lay strewn amongst the wreckage of their Hurricane, Spitfire and Vauxhall Chevette ornithopter. The giant spice mammoths of the Russian tundra would have been no more after Trotsky's successful assassination of Joseph Stalin left Russia rich and defenceless, and the Japanese giant Iguana monster would be running rampant across Northern America smashing San Francisco to fine dust and weeing on the Washington monument turning the Potomac a bright radiated yellow colour. Cats sleeping with dogs, children refusing to obey their parents and every man wanting to write a book about it.
about a month and a half ago
top Apocalypse NAO: College Studies the Theological Ramifications of Robotics
... all mimes will burn in hell.
Gives me a warm loving feeling all over.
top Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
All those young whipper snappers running around with shoe boxes full of punched cards! Lazy bastards! Just toggle it in like a real programmer!!!!
top Naming All Lifeforms On Earth With Hash Functions
At the rate we're killing organisms off, we'll only need two of these soon
... one for humans, and one for soylent green ... whatever that stuff is made from!!!!
top Why Your Online Impersonation of a 16-year Old Girl Won't Last Long
Togged to the bricks, and all they offer me is a trip for biscuits. Just wanted a ring-a-ding ding and some Bruno slips me a Micky Finn in a clip joint. Next thing I know, I'm waking up in a flop with some Lunger wearing iron who suddenly runs to the window and starts drilling beans at a tin can full of Joes. So I make tracks before the coppers turn up with a meat wagon and someone ends leaving in a Chicago overcoat.
top Windows 8 Metro: The Good Kind of Market Segmentation?
'... your computer illiterate little sister,
My little sister is very computer literate, and so are her kids. My computer illiterate parents however might have been a better group to design the interface for, because I'm sure most of our younger siblings, regardless of sex, are very adept at picking up technology.
top Target's Internal Security Team Warned Management
I can related many specific examples of companies I've worked for that have done exactly this. From:
Managers who wanted to get rid of 'passwords' so that people only needed to come in and type their username into the machine.
Infrastructure team leaders who wanted to make 'password' a legitimate password that users would have as he claimed users were too stupid to remember passwords with numbers or other characters in them.
Managers who wanted to get rid of the firewalls, as they did nothing and were an unwarranted expense (even AFTER someone from South Korea tried to hack into our network and was stopped by the firewall).
Managers who wanted to send financial information across the internet unencrypted, claiming only hackers would be able to see it.
Managers who claimed that IT security just causes problems for the users and that the IT security team invents these 'security issues' to deliberately justify their positions and make it difficult for normal workers to do their jobs.
Managers who asked for the firewalls to be turned off as they couldn't get to certain blocked sites. (pr0n)
Managers who told us off for finding security holes in our system, (which we brought to their attention as we wanted the resources to patch them), and they made the claim we were 'making' those holes.
The list goes on. IMHO, IT security would be a lot easier and more secure if they got rid of an awful lot of managers.
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