top Ask Slashdot: What Review Sites Do You Consult For IT Equipment?
I figure, perhaps naively, that I can filter the fakes on Amazon. I usually click on the one star bar and start with those.
top Mind Control In Virtual Reality, Circa 2013
That is amazingly unimpressive. The guy can control an on-off switch with his thoughts - woo hoo....
top When it comes to Slashdot, I normally:
Sometimes, I get the feeling that folks don't even read the comments that they are replying to . . .
top Average latency to Slashdot.org?
Is this a way to create a ddos attack on slashdot - everyone sends a test ping at the same time?
top Not Even Investors Know What Google Glass Is For
What if each eye could be fed a different image - now that would be cool! This would take augmented reality to a whole new level.
top Compared to my siblings ...
So given that in a random sample, there should be equal numbers answering 1, 2 and 3, the fact that there is an asymettry between them means either:
- The number of less formally educated people even seeing the survey is less.
OR People are less likely to answer the survey if they have less formal education.
OR Lots of people are lying
top Watchdog "Not Ready" To Probe Cookie Complaints
Totally agree. It is totally irritating - as if anyone would read 10 lines of extra boring bullshit for every web page they visit. Unbelievable.
about a year and a half ago
top Cloud To Create 14 Million Jobs? Not So Much
Ever heard of the lump of labour fallacy - this is one of those.
top W3C Proposes Unified "Do Not Track" Privacy Standard
DNT has been around for ages
top Ask Slashdot: Post-Quantum Asymmetric Key Exchange?
If you're asking about key exchange specifically, then there's quantum key distribution, which is equivalent to a one-time-pad. It relies on an initial shared secret, but once the key has been exchanged, it can be proven whether it's been eavesdropped, so this is not as much of a problem as it sounds.
top I tend to keep random notes most often ...
If I'm forced to use paper, I just take a pic with my smartphone. Otherwise text files or wikis.
top The Google+ API Is Released
You're thinking about bolting from google apps because their google+ is taking a while longer than they promised? I assume there's a reason that signing up for a regular gmail account and using google plus in the meantime isn't acceptable?
Yeah - you'd have to start from square 1 again when the apps version comes out. Also this solution doesn't work on my smartphone - I'd have to have that account installed on my android phone too and have it grab all my email etc... too.
top Moxie Marlinspike's Solution To the SSL CA Problem
He goes into a restaurant with 2 friends. One of the has gone back to the car 'cos he forgot something. They witness a person with their birthday having the wierdest restaurant birthday ritual ever (having cream plastered all over their face while they are closing their eyes waiting for a surprise). They tell the restaurant that it is the birthday of the friend who went back to the car.