OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks
Linux Mint, and I'd assume Ubuntu too, has already pushed the updates out. Happy happy. Joy joy.
How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion
I was raised in a Roman Catholic family, was baptised, took communion, got confirmed and married in the church, and ended that association in 1993, when after my wife and I separated and divorced she decided she wanted our marriage of 7 years and one child anulled, and had that granted. I didn't respond to the petition as by then, I figured that if through a few words and mumbo jumbo by some shaman here on earth, our marriage never was in the eyes of the Lord, then to hell with the Lord, he must be nothing but made up nonsense, too. Thanks to the internet, I've connected with people and made friends with folks who think like I do -- that there really isn't any magical guy in the sky looking down on us all, and this after a full read of the Bible and a lot of personal reflection.
The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary
Is there a facility to adjust this? I listen to doctors dictating notes all day long so I'm used to very quick speech rates. I find the rate at which the TTS engine is dropping output is driving me nuts.
Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Newegg Patent Case
And not just an implementation; the work must be somehow transformative, as in transforming one set of assembled items or parts to create a whole new invention, machine, gadget that mankind hasn't seen before. This idea that we're somehow transforming a general PC into a new invention every time some overly litigitious asshole programmer thinks some new software he wrote somehow transforms the PC into a new device; it can't continue to work and not keep a healthy, competitive business environment going, where lots of companies write software that might function in similar manner, but also where the competition is based on the merits of the program itself, how well it performs the job the end user wants to perform, and not who owns the patents to some silly, obvious algorithm that's been included in a work, something so fucking obvious that you wonder how in the hell anyone got a patent on it, other than the idiots in the patent office don't know what the hell they're doing. Please, someone bury the idea of software patents, let's all go back to copyrights to handle that set of business ideas, and let's move forward to really competing and making money off software, not stifling competition.
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?
I put my dad's PC up with Linux a few years ago. I have him set up with reduced user privileges so he cannot fuck anything up. He does very well with everything he needs to do, and I've not had to worry about anything that he's doing with that PC in just as much time.
Census Bureau: Majority of Affluent Counties In Northeast US
I give you this map of the US and its average IQ by state. Compare and contrast. http://s4.hubimg.com/u/5047299_f520.jpg
Indiana State Police Acknowledge Use of Cell Phone Tracking Device
How is this not illegal wiretapping?
NSA Head Asks How To Spy Without Collecting Metadata
How does Constitution work? How crime get prosecuted? You want to do your job and collect data to catch crooks, you target someone specific, you get a warrant, you make the requests through the carriers, and you do it like it's always been done. Thanks for your utter disregard for all of our rights, you fucking jackhole.
How long do your computer mice last?
I use laptop with touchpad. What is this "mouse" of which you speak?
Open Source 'Wasn't Available' Two Years Ago, Says UK Gov't IT Project Chief
I'd like to posit that Howard Shiplee's attention span has been well asleep up until 2 years ago. Holy flying fig, man, what have you been doing since 1985!?! Sleeping like Rip Van Winkle?
Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA
I remember this really old adage that my mom used to tell me... Something about reaping or sowing or some shit. Been a while since I heard that one.
Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons
Hey, corporations are people. Extending that to chimps isn't too far a stretch.
Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing
I don't see how they prove intent here. Empty container -- I could store guns, money, drugs, or *any other valuable item* I don't want exposed and out there for someone to heist by smashing the glass in the vehicle. I don't suppose I have a right to secure my property in any way I see fit? Intent is missing here and the prosecutor is going to have to stretch the truth quite a bit to prove his case.
On the subject of robots ...
I want one, but only if it comes with working option to suspend Asimov's 4 laws.
Canonical Developer Warns About Banking With Linux Mint
This is the stupidest thing I've ever read. Not only is it a blow to Mint, but to free software in general. I just got done crowing to friends that Linux isn't full of NSA backdoors, and then this pops up on newsfeed. Sheiss.
I suppose our developer doesn't understand that one can go with slightly more intelligent tools, like apt-get on the CLI, to get those packages upgraded? If so, he's no developer I'd give a shit about.
Robotic Surgery Complications Going Underreported
Bullshit. I make quite a good living from transcribing operative notes for these very surgeries. From the reports I see, they do make mistakes, but not as many as one would think one would while using robotic equipment.
Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like
> Running through Detroit during the daytime is
> risky enough... At night? I might as well take a
> bar of soap and a tub of petroleum jelly with
Also being a Detroit native, I agree with this poast. I'm just a couple blocks north of 8 Mile in Warren and it's not the type of neighborhood I delight in walking around at night.
Do You Need Headphones While Working?
I type medical transcription for a living. Without headphones I'm pretty much fucked because I'm not only violating HIPAA, but I also can't hear the subtle nuances in some folks' voices, especially when dealing with English as a second language speakers. I just had a laptop go dead on me, leaving me not willing to spend more to repair it, so while I waited for a cheap replacement I worked on an older laptop that didn't have bluetooth, so I couldn't use my headset with it. I dealt without the headset for a bit, but I had to leave more blank spots than usual in some of my work for it.
Tiny Pacemaker Can Be Installed Via Catheter
Around Christmastime 2011, I developed paroxysmal non-nodal reentrant supraventricular tachycardia, likely stemming from my maternal grandmother's history of similar cardiac problems, and underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation of the bad conducting circuit in my atrial tissue. I'm left with no fast pacing circuit to increase my heart rate on demand when I'm exercising. I know people with implanted pacer/defibrillators, and I work as medical transcriptionist and have typed a zillion of those procedures, and the things they despise about it is the problems with tissue pocket infections and interval battery replacements, requiring the site to be reopened, the equipment removed and replaced, antibiotic washout, reclosure, etc. I'll be bugging my doc at next visit to research it and determine if I can get one of these.
Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video
Really, you should have ended right here:
"...Fifth Amendment lets you refuse to answer the question of whether you even committed the crime at all, and I didn't see what was so great about that, because it is everybody's legitimate business whether or not you committed the crime."
Here's why: You don't have to say shit to anyone about anything who is accusing you of a crime. The onus is completely on them to provide the evidence. They can ask a judge for warrants to search your person or property, but NO ONE can compel you to answer any questions as long as you tell them that you invoke your 5th amendment privileges and refuse to answer *any and all* questions. Once you begin answering questions you open yourself up to having anything you say used against you in a court of law, and NO ONE wants that.
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