The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
It's a McDonald's Styrofoam cup for me, but I refill the same one for days on end.
California Bill Proposes Mandatory Kill-Switch On Phones and Tablets
And fuck beta
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
I've learned more about a topic from the comments than I ever have from TFA. Take away the current comment functionality and I'll have to start slumming at reddit.
Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps
Hell, get your ham licence and put up a 100' tower. They cannot regulate amateur radio antenna installations, either.
Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost
Federal Agency Data-Mining Hundreds of Millions of Credit Card Accounts
Says the AC :) At least Doofus had the balls to post with a name.
First Global Map Outside the Solar System
Except for the vast orders of magnitude difference in which speed at which the two move, you're almost correct.
How To Make 96,000lbs of WWII Machinery Into High-Tech Research Platform
I'm one of those Americans that HAS traveled abroad and I cordially invite you to create your own *technical* site with whatever units of measurement you see fit. The fact that you're even able to complain about this 'problem' is due to DARPA. You know them, they're the US agency responsible for the development of the internet.
Everyone wants to bitch about our units of measurement, but nobody seems to have any trouble accepting our units of currency.
Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?
If someone is sitting on their laurels, they've already improved themselves.
Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows
I was just thinking the same thing... If the guy was just complaining about bad code in movies, there'd be no interest in his site. The fact that he tells you where the code came from and perhaps why it was chosen is what makes it interesting to me, at least.
NuScale Power Awarded $226 Million To Deploy Small Nuclear Reactor Design
http://www.aps.org/units/fps/newsletters/2001/october/a6oct01.html outlines the issues with pebble bed reactors.
YouTube Expands Live Streaming To All Channels
But I must admit the ham-handed attempts by Google to force you into maintaining a Google+ presence to go along with your YouTube channel is highly annoying!
You can always make a G+ account just for the purpose of youtube, yet never use it for anything else, right?
Storing Your Encrypted Passwords Offline On a Dedicated Device
Mind you it should be safe from shoulder-surfing, unless you're in the shower and bend over for the soap.
Even still, I would expect them to stop at the wrist or elbow.
Company To Balloon Tourists To the Edge of Space For $75,000
I worked on commercial blimps (Bud One, Airship Shamu, MetLife) for several years and you're not the first person to think about re-compressing helium. The equipment needed to compress helium back into a tank would add more weight than practical.
Sensor Characteristics Uniquely Identify Individual Phones
Because we're not all judgmental pricks that think our way is the only way to live. When my 81 year old mother needs a ride to the store, I want her to call me. When my daughter misses the bus home and I'm at a client site, I want her to call me. Just because you're happy to be incommunicado, doesn't make that an option for people with responsibilities. Go pat yourself on the back for being a Ludite and crawl back in your hole.
Adobe Hacked: Almost 3 Million Accounts Compromised
Even with Creative Cloud, you can store your files locally, then stop paying. Knock it off with the FUD already.
U.S. Spy Panel Is Loaded With Insiders
Isn't that what liability insurance is for?
Ask Slashdot: Suitable Phone For a 4-Year Old?
Saddled with? Not everyone hates kids like you must.
US Nuclear Commander Suspended Over Gambling
Hire people who are beyond reproach? Hell, you might as well demand they hire unicorns. If the government could only hire people that are beyond reproach, we'd have no government. Hell, even Jeebus knew this! "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." If that's not to your taste, read this http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/06/no-one-is-innocent.html
Ask Slashdot: Suitable Phone For a 4-Year Old?
Who says the gratification has to be instant? My 8 year old daughter wanted a phone and I wanted to be able to text her on the days she's with her mother (we have 50/50 visitation). I told her a phone was expensive and fragile and that we'd start with an iPod. She had to be able to produce the iPod, undamaged and upon request, over a 1 year period. THEN, and only then, did she get her phone. She has 300 minutes a month (but unlimited text), and if she goes over, she loses the phone until she pays the overage. She's never once gone over. She knows that if a teacher collects it, she won't see it again for the remainder of the school year, so she keeps it in her backpack until after school.
Did that teach her instant gratification? Hell no! It taught her the value of things and how to budget her resources.
If you want to raise children, treat them like children... but if you want to raise an adult, you need to teach them to be one by setting expectations and providing an example. OP, get your kid a phone and teach it how to use it responsibly.
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