Agbogbloshie: The World's Largest e-Waste Dump
It could inspire us to support companies that actually do recycling rather than dumping. It could inspire you to pay to recycle your phone rather than toss it in the trash. It could inspire you to push for consumer options that create less e-waste. It could inspire you to donate to a research project or start one to find a industrial use for e-waste.
It could even just be simply to inform you that people are suffering because of greed. News does not always need you to take action. Sometimes its purpose is just to inform.
Tor Is Building an Anonymous Instant Messenger
This is why I encrypt all my conversations and embed the message in the background noise of cat videos.
'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official
Great idea! Didn't google recently buy a robotics company??? Introducing the Google ED-209! Now with android support!
Routers Pose Biggest Security Threat To Home Networks
I highly recommend the Ubiquiti EdgeMax Router lite. It's 99 bucks and runs a variant of Vyatta. Great little product.
Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband
Because AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, etc didn't get any government assistance to build their networks....http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/07/att_verizon_get_most_federal_a.html
Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please
As there is no technical reason not to, the FCC should allow cell phone usage on planes. Then the companies can make the decision if they want to allow cell phone use on their planes. This is called free market. In this way americans that want cell phones on planes can pick carriers who allow it, and those of us who do not can do the same.
Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.
I like windows 8, and surprisingly my complaint with 8.1 is the irremovable start button (I'm a keyboard guy). However I have yet to find a use for metro apps. None of them are useful or worth while and there are always better 'real' applications.
The only advantage to metro would be for simple small touch devices, a desktop/laptop is not that.
Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?
But those are not 'my' passwords.
At my last job I had an envelope that contained "essential" accounts. These were root accounts, licensing accounts w/ vendors, and passwords for infrastructure that didn't allow for multiple users. This was locked in my desk. If I was to die (or when I quit) it was trivial for my boss to get this and give it to the person taking over my responsibilities.
My passwords however (AD, Unix systems, email, etc) were never given to him. Those are not his to have. They are his to change after I'm gone.
Linksys Resurrects WRT54G In a New Router
We don't get $100 an hour, our companies bill us at $100-200 an hour.
The Hobbit and Game of Thrones Top Most Pirated Lists of 2013
I'd go as high as 10 USD a month for HBO. But honestly the value of netflix at 8 USD a month is growing to a point where I'm not even sure on that. For 8 bucks a month I get tons of old content and a growing amount of really good original content. Where as netflix has tons of stuff for me to watch, HBO only has a few shows I'd really care about seeing. Maybe a Pay per show/season would be a better approach.
1.2% of Apps On Google Play Are Repackaged To Deliver Ads, Collect Info
I use Nexus Flashlight. It requires access to the camera, and the ability to keep your phone from going to sleep. Nothing else.
PlayStation 4 Released
That plus their network being horribly hacked, plus the root kits they used to do on their CD's, plus every other horrible thing sony has done is enough reason to never buy anything with a sony label.
Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?
When I left my last job, I changed all passwords on the system. Each team member that would be taking a responsibility from me got their own unique password. I then set every system they needed access to to that password.
So they knew if they were logging in to a system that was now under their control, the password would be X. That also encouraged them to change the passwords asap so I wouldn't know them.
Lastly, I changed all root passwords to randomly generated 14 character passwords and provided that list to my boss to do with as he pleased.
This way my 'passwords' were not known (just in case I accidentally had password reuse in my personal life) and their new passwords were consistent and in their possession before I left on my last day.
Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop
I only have windows to play games on....So if your telling me my next PC can play all the games I want and not require me to play for a operating system I'm all excited!
Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video
You can fully be driving with care and attention and not know why a cop pulled you over. It could be anything. Maybe he wanted to warn you that the road is out ahead...
Ask Slashdot: Can Valve's Steam Machines Compete Against the Xbox One and PS4?
That's what I think!
Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights
My new car has made it worse. With touch screens, full on maps, strange menu systems, etc. It's basically a computer I now have to navigate by sight because I lost all my nice buttons and dials.
Valve Announces Steam Controller
I worry about high stress in video games and losing the whole location.
I can force down on a thumbstick during a car chase in GTA V and not worry about exact position, just push up and my fingers tell me I've reached the edge of motion because the stick stops moving. I don't think this will translate well at all....
Valve Announces Hardware Beta Test For 'Steam Machine'
I'd help write bug reports and such. Same reason I'd want a beta device.
Valve Announces Hardware Beta Test For 'Steam Machine'
I know they said they will, but just do it already.
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