Apple Asks Court To Sanction Samsung; Samsung Fires Back; More iPhone Prototypes
PJ addressed this in her post at Groklaw, but very basically information that is already in the public domain can not effect the court, as the jury has already been instructed to avoid news and any other external information source containing information about the trial. Samsung's press release didn't contain anything that wasn't already in the public domain.
Remember in the SCO v. Novell trial, SCO's hair was on fire because it worried that the jury would visit Groklaw if an exhibit included the url and made Novell remove it after the judge refused to ban the exhibit itself? And why did he refuse? Because he said he relied on the jury to follow his instructions, adding that if you can't trust them to do that much, we might as well just quit.
Facebook To Be 'Biggest Bank' By 2015
I'm pretty sure this guy has had more than enough smack.
Cisco Social Software Lets You "Stalk" Customers
Yup, if you dont want people to know the information, dont post it publicly. Seems simple enough to me.
So if I don't want to get stalked I... shouldn't go outside?
The Science of Battlestar Galactica
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
How Did Wikileaks Do It?
Maybe something else is going on, maybe not. It was only a few months ago that slashdot was reporting that the wireless video feeds on UAVs were trivial to listen in on.
fake edit: found the orginal article here:
$26 software to "decrypt" the satellite video feed on a UAV. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out that the US military didn't do a better job of covering itself this time too.
RPG Heroes Are Jerks
I hope you realize that the "image" next to the article is actually an embedded video entitled RPG Heroes are Jerks.
Should I Take Toyota's Software Update?
The fact that this question is even being asked indicates that not much thought has really been put into it.
The patch fixes a problem you haven't run into yet, and may never run in to. Maybe patching it will be inconvenient or ultimately unnecessary. But when the consequences of running into the problem that the patch fixes include injuring or killing yourself and others, where's the debate?
If the consequences of running into the bug only ran a risk of you killing yourself, with no possible harm to others, then and only in that case would I recommend against installing the patch.
Is Working For the Gambling Industry a Black Mark?
It's cute how you pretend to know what you're talking about.
Comcast Intercepts and Redirects Port 53 Traffic
On Comcast (home, not business) in Chicago, my out-of-comcast-network DNS requests appear to be working fine.
Church of Scientology On Trial In France
After reading about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R2-45 in wikipedia, I can't think how can this be part of the modern, civilized world if that turns out to be a true fact.
Try it out on a Scientologist and find out!
Warrantless GPS Tracking Is Legal, Says WI Court
So what you're saying is that because the court room building they are sitting in is older, that allows them to ignore the rulings of the Federal Courts?
Interest... I have a plan!
All Solid State Drives Suffer Performance Drop-off
I wouldn't think so, but perhaps the mods are recognizing the necessity of insightful introspection in order to recognize one's own incompetence.
Star Trek's Warp Drive Not Impossible
Isn't one of the doomsday theories surrounding the LHC that our section of spacetime will get shoved elsewhere in the universe?
Doomsday theory? I thought that was one of the upsides.
Debian Switching From Glibc To Eglibc
He has pissed off practically everybody in the FOSS world at least once.
Because the FOSS world is full of well balanced individuals who would never get unreasonably pissed off at the drop of a hat.
12 Small Windmills Put To the Test In Holland
Agreed. Wildly inaccurate summaries from authors drawing their own conclusions that aren't based on anything resembling reality is nothing new, and certainly isn't news.
Google Apps Deciphered
Incidentally, the bitching and the lack of salient points are the all the salient points. So mission accomplished I guess.
Red Hat CEO Questions Relevance of Desktop Linux
At least Whitehurst seems to like hockey. That's good enough for me.
John Mather On the Building of the James Webb Space Telescope
Not enough demand. Only one space telescope.
That's not a problem. Once this is built, other projects will present themselves.
It's a problem for whomever is tossing the money around to fund these projects.
Want a Science Degree In Creationism?
So I'm just curious, did we or can we disprove creationism?
No, it's not a valid hypothesis.
MediaSentry & RIAA Expert Under Attack
Then I guess the only thing that remains is to figure out what percentage of each set of populations are judges.