top Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
Especially if it's dull.
top Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?
Agreed, anyone who claims we, humanity, survived contact in Childhood's End needs to read the book again. Humanity was at best absorbed. Anyone who accepted the offer was human in appearance only as a personal preference. (And the ability to choose is basically a lie. No matter how often you chose "No" the offer was always there. The sphere wasn't leaving until there were no more humans to accept.)
top NYPD's Twitter Campaign Backfires
For anyone who might be wondering why the buckles are missing, there is an old trick that uses a belt buckle to break certain types of handcuffs.
top Google Fiber In Austin Hits a Snag: Incumbent AT&T
I disagree. Google seems to be most interested in disrupting the stagnant pricing and services provided by incumbents. Setting up where the incumbents are not, while irritating, won't force them to fight to keep their existing customer base.
top Dell Ad Says Windows 8.1 Apps Will Run On Xbox One
Because the laws that should protect against such things are written by politicians. Is everything understood now?
top Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?
It means you will never be hired by your former employer again, no matter how qualified or perfect you are for a job they need to fill. It has nothing to do with other employers. It is strictly internal to the original company.
top Surveillance Story Turns Into a Warning About Employer Monitoring
This is why many businesses will not let you use their phones to make/receive personal calls.
top Snowden Claims That NSA Collaborated With Israel To Write Stuxnet Virus
I recall seeing a gzip archive that that was specifically crafted to extract itself. Basically so a virus scanner would recursively extract the same file. It was intended to function similarly to a fork bomb if I recall correctly. (That was a long time ago though, and such an attack would no longer be functional. Virus scanners have wised up to such tactics.)
And as the GGP stated there are the wonderful zip bombs such as
42.zip. But 100 GB? Ha! Try 4.5 petabytes of useless garbage. about a year and a half ago
top World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Players in First Quarter of 2013
Yeah, I remember when I got my Nintendo as well... Cut my finger on the edge of the box when I opened it. Bled like crazy. Didn't care at the time, but the funny thing is I don't remember the games or the year. I remember the cut though, damn that hurt.
about a year and a half ago
top British Woman's Twitter Comments Spark Expensive Libel Claims
I'm surprised the USA hasn't adopted UK style libel laws. Just think how much money the lawyers would make!! And almost all politicians are former lawyers, you'd think they'd look out for their buddies.
Why would they make it easier for their political opponents to sue
them? It'd make election time a lot quieter that's for certain. about a year and a half ago
top Why PC Sales Are Declining
The cloud is the new floppy disk.
And probably about as reliable unfortunately.
about a year and a half ago
top Piriform Asks BleachBit To Remove Winapp2.ini Importer
That could be an issue, but it seems highly unlikely in this case. Having taken a look at the winapp2.ini from winapp2.com (the file isn't made by ccleaner as best I can tell.) there wouldn't have been any need to reverse-engineer anything. It is an incredibly simple format. Below is one entry from the file. It seems fairly representative. I cannot image he'd need to reverse-engineer their software to figure out what it meant.
[Amazon Kindle for PC*] LangSecRef=3023 Detect=HKCU\SOFTWARE\Amazon\Kindle Default=False FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Amazon\Kindle\Cache|*.*|RECURSE
top Typing These 8 Characters Will Crash Almost Any App On Your Mountain Lion Mac
The humour is just pining for the fjords.
top What You Can Do About the Phone Unlocking Fiasco
Yes it's so terrible hard to get an unlocked phone, oh wait, google sells them directly at a lower price than most locked phones.
Yes, and good luck getting one of them from Google.
top Judge Grants Defendant's Motion To Explore Alleged Fraud By Prenda Law
"Comprise" Versus "Compose".
top NASA Plans To "Lasso" Asteroid and Turn It Into Space Station
Key phrase to keep in mind when thinking about your idea:
Dropping asteroids into Earth's gravity well
intentionally is a incredibly bad idea.
top Stay Home When You're Sick!
I see what you did there... but I really wish I hadn't.
top Supreme Court Blocks Illinois Law Against Recording Police
And that is probably why they refused. If they heard the case they'd have to make a ruling which would apply across the entire country. By refusing to hear it they can contain the "damage" to just Illinois.
top Hugo Awards Live Stream Cut By Copyright Enforcement Bot
Given that the U.S. civil war started in 1861 that would be a really safe assumption.
top Bruce Willis Considering Legal Action Against Apple Over iTunes Collection
I don't see an answer to the problem other than DRM. But how do you maintain DRM without punishing the legal users? Computers were designed for the ultimate in information freedom, and while they excel at playing, editing, and transferring musics and other media there is a domain mismatch when it comes to maintaining rights. No one has a right to music unless they pay for it.
Human history disagrees with you.
For a more humorous counterpoint I refer you to an artist who also disagrees with you.
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