US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures
I disagree with this because the role of a jury is to determine guilt. If what you propose were the case it may sway someone to vote not guilty even when it's been proven beyond a reasonable doubt the person is guilty simply because they don't want to execute the sentence. I think that would be a miscarriage of justice. The jury's disposition to the punishment is irrelevant when determining guilt unless they're doing jury nullification, then they're just not following the law but for a different reason.
Besides, isn't it ultimately the Judge who determines the sentence, not the jury? Maybe it varies on the type of case and such but my point is the same.
I don't see any logical reasoning as to why someone who is determining guilt should have to be the one who executes the sentence. It's almost as if you're trying to punish the judge / jury for making a decision of guilty. It wouldn't have any positive impact that I can see and only negative ones.
Has the Mars Rover Sniffed Methane?
Oh great, littering on another planet before we even step foot on it! No wonder aliens haven't contacted us yet. They don't want us filling up their planet with our junk!
Linux Forcibly Installed On Congressman's Computer In Act of Terrorism
I'd say this was consensual install. Had it been legitimate non-consensual install, the computer has a way to prevent itself being impregnated with an open source operating system if the install was not consensual.
Researchers Seek Help Cracking Gauss Mystery Payload
The password is: 1 2 3 4 5
Same as my luggage!
Apple Comes Clean, Admits To Doing Market Research
Maybe they should ask the average american?
I, myself, would love to by The Homer
South Korea To Restart Its Oldest Nuclear Reactor
Why don't they just construct additional pylons?
Duh, because they already reached max PSI!
Ask Slashdot: Techie Wedding Invitation Ideas?
Send out an iPad as your invitation. There's an app for that!
Ask Slashdot: Getting a Grip On an Inherited IT Mess?
Give the guy a break, it's probably still his first day! To accomplish all of that, he probably walked in the door a month ago and since then he hasn't seen the light of day, walked outside, slept, or even eaten.
It's a cry for help, don't mock the poor guy! Somebody, get this man a pizza and some ambien!
MIT's $1,000 House Challenge Yields Results
So they want to use these when a natural disaster occurs, right? How well are these houses going to hold up when they get hit by a natural disaster?
Gut Bacteria Exert Mind Control
... how White Castle has stayed in business for 90+ years...
Microsoft Suggests Heating Homes With "Data Furnaces"
Back in college when we moved into our apartments, it was unusually cold for September in Michigan and they hadn't switched over from the A/C in the building yet. We closed the door in our bedroom and plugged in a couple PC's. Kept it pretty warm.
It also reminds me of living at my parents house. I had to keep my door open because if I closed it, the room would heat up pretty good regardless of the time of year.
W3C Chastises Apple On HTML5 Patenting
Yeah, that would never be abused...
Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?
The last sony network team didn't do too good!
Online Multiplayer Games On TI Calculators?
I totally had a chat program back in high school. Only a few problems...
1. You had to be tethered by that link cable you used to transfer programs.
2. You had to type in what you were sending your buddy, then tell them to hit the button to pull the data from your calculator
3. Then they could type a reply, and you would have to hit the button.
4. If you hit the button before they typed something in, the program crashed.....
BUT IT TOTALLY WORKED!
Amazon Patents Bad Gift Protection
As aunt Mildred will of course want pictures of you with your new gift...
It's cool, odds are she has never heard of Photoshop!
White House Pressuring Registrars To Block Sites
...what's to prevent us from then just building a new one requiring more technical acumen to get to, putting them back at square one. It's a minor setback for us, but really, where is the horror?
CIA Drones May Have Used Illegal, Inaccurate Code
Out of all the hardware that is controlled by software, I would have thought drone software would be the most scrutinized. Unbelievable. Even more reason why we should not arm robots (even remote human operated ones) with weapons such as Hellfire missiles.
On the contrary, this is the reason why we should arm robots with BIGGER weapons! One's that it won't make a difference if you're off by 13 meters...
NSA and the National Cryptologic Museum
Klinger: "The what-a-gon?"
Col. Potter: "The PENTAGON! Weird looking building. Four walls and a spare. Monument to Murphy's Law."