top Senator Bernie Sanders Asks NSA If Agency Is Spying On Congress
I think there is something deeper to this. Even with no evidence that the NSA is spying on congress, he can still put them on a very difficult dilemma. The problem is as follows. If the NSA says yes, then they will admit to spying on the rulers of the US and opening up the possibility of blackmail implications, but best of all turning Congress against the NSA. If the NSA says no, then he can ask the NSA why they spying on the American public and not Congress when no laws should be applied differently.
My guess is that the NSA will reply something like, "We do not separate data between regular citizens nor congress men, but we further do not actively seek out data on any congressman or government official."
top Administration Seeks To Make Unauthorized Streaming A Felony
Fair Punishment For Streaming Copyright Works or some derivative there of.
top Is Google Voice Doomed To Be 2nd-Class Messaging System?
There are email to SMS gateways which allow you type on your favorite email client. It's actually very easy once you know what those gateways are.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways about a year and a half ago
top MIT's Charm School For Geeks Turns 20
I used to be against suits, but in the last year I changed my mind for the following reasons.
First once you understand that your clothing doesn't have to be an expression of yourself, but rather the image that you want to portray, using a suit becomes a marketing tool for bigger and better jobs. At a certain level people associate certain levels of management and class based upon the wearing of a suit. The suit becomes a way to level up faster in a lot of respects. Fashion is a game, those who play the game can win, but those who do not play cannot win.
Second, the suit can make a 20-30 year old become valuable and important in a room full of 50-60 year old people. In my current position, I was Executive Director of a Nonprofit at age 29. I often entered meetings with other social services and found that very few people would consider my opinion valuable. However, the moment the suit or even sport coat combo was used, I found my opinions were listened too much more often.
Third and the real reason for a suit. Men wear suits so that they can look down upon those common peasants with their regular jobs.
about a year and a half ago
top Toshiba Pursues Copyright Claim Against Laptop Manual Site
I don't think I've ever seen a laptop manual that's been updated. I've seen many of other technological product manuals get updated, cnc machines, medical equipment, etc. Has anyone seen a laptop manual that's been updated?
top Pirate Bay Co-Founder In Solitary Confinement
You assume that they haven't bought both sides. Last I checked the major players buy the vote both from Republicans and Democrats.
top Do We Need a Longer School Year?
Unfortunately, you know nothing of poor schools. In my current community, a large number of the students don't get breakfast or lunch during the summer. There is a summer lunch program that feeds kids in the park, which helps. It's bad enough that coaches of some sports are giving the kids dinner, so that they get the nutrition needed to compete effectively.
As far as sleep is concerned, I've read some great studies about sleep when it comes to high school and middle school. One local private Christian school has looked to moving their 7th-12th grades to a 9:30am-4:30pm schedule, but never got the traction for it to take off. They opted to doing easy work from 8:30am-10:00am and at 10:00am classes get much more difficult.
top Do Companies Punish Workers Who Take Vacations?
Some of you may not understand, but I really do enjoy my job. If I was a multimillionaire, I'd probably be doing some things similarly. I'm currently both an assistant pastor at a church and a director of a small non-profit that helps those in poverty. I probably would reduce the amount of time I did these things and I'd do some other interesting things. I'd be picky about the tasks I do in these jobs. I'd take a few more vacations and spend a little more time with my family.
Back the topic at hand, I never feel punished by employers. The only thing vacations means is more work to get everything covered while I'm gone and more work when I get back to figure out how things were screwed up while I'm gone. My duties as assistant pastor typically require about 10 volunteers to cover. The duties of the non-profit are actually much less work to cover.
top Best Software For Putting Lectures Online?
I've help some speakers record at a local place. We use one camera for recording straight into a laptop in HD. I ask for a copy of the power points on a thumb drive. Normally, I export the power points into PNG files. Then I can edit the whole thing in Sony Vegas overlaying the slides. It's more labor intensive than a set and forget solution, but it doesn't take that much work and I can typically edit the final video in less time that it took to record everything.
top America's Turn From Science, a Danger For Democracy
The testable evidence for both god and pink dragons that fart nerve gas is identical.
I've be curious what testable evidence would you provide that testable evidence is required for both god and pink dragons.
top New Study Confirms Safety of GM Crops
I'm guessing you've never talked to any farmers in the US about pesticides. Pesticides are a HUGE deal. There are limits to the strength and amount of Round-up you use. To be able to purchase large amount of pesticides you have to attend classes every year or two. These classes cover safety of pesticides, strength of pesticides, disposal of pesticides, amount of pesticides a farmer is able to use and any changes in the law or regulation. Frankly, most farmers want to use the minimal amount of pesticides to get the job done. For every amount they spend on pesticides, they have to be able to justify that by the increase of production because a pesticide cuts into the bottom line.
Typically 1 gallon of round up is applied for every 2 acres for most Round-Up Ready crops. A small farm may have 200-400 acres of crops to farm. Round up is not cheap. I typically buy my Round-Up at a local supply store and pay between $80-$90 a gallon. It's been a while since, I've seen the numbers for commercial purchasing, but I'd guess in the $70 range. For a 200 acre farm you'd need 100 gallons, or $700 worth per application. If you thought using 3x as much would be better, the farmer would be spending an extra $1,400. Plus, if you were caught you'd face fines and penalties, and sometimes you cannot even legally sell what you've grown. For most farmers it's not worth it.
top Two-Thirds of Lost USB Drives Carry Malware
I practice safe USB plugging. I put a rubber cover over my USB stick before I try to plug it in to anything. I have never once caught a virus on it.
top Are 'Real Names' Policies an Abuse of Power?
(besides i do a good enough job of making myself look bad and i dont want any help from anyone else)
You are obviously unaware of the concept plausible deniability.
top The Emergency Internet Bunkers
I use them for 2 websites, one personal and one business. Customer service over the email was good, but never had any reason to call them. So far I've been pleased, but I've had no problems to resolve.
top Self-Powered Parts Are the Future
I can see it now. Dropping the remote to my TV will soon be necessary for proper function which is certainly a step up. Currently, when the remote is dropped, I have spend 5 minutes hunting for the batteries that have fallen out and fallen under the couch.
top Man Wants to Donate His Heart Before He Dies
Or just ride around on a motorcycle.
without a helmet
top US McDonald's Wi-Fi Going Free In January
The parent must remember that McDonald's caters to a different class than Starbucks. Those people at McDonald's will pretend to be a amateur blogger, while pompously talking to other "amateur bloggers".
Remember this is McDonald's, if they were real bloggers, they'd be at Starbucks.
top Teen Diagnoses Her Own Disease In Science Class
This assumes that All doctors fit in the category of most people. It could be the doctors actually are actually not apart of the category most people... Well logically speaking that is. Based upon experience, I would say most doctors are doing the best they can with the patient loads they have.
top Could a Meteor Have Brought Down Air France 447?
Because in order to properly apply Occam's Razor one's explanation must explain all the facts.
top What Did You Do First With Linux?
My first experience was Slackware in 95. By then one of my friends and I had downloads all the packages and had well over a hundred 3.5" disks to install from.
One thing I remember was on my machine X never was working. I probably spent well over 100 hours trying to get it to work, but I had a very obscure video card at the time. I finally went back to windows, but kept my eye on linux. In 2000 I was able to create a server with a P166 that ran linux. It was amazing. Since then I've used linux for servers and backend work and windows for all my desktops (for games and ease of use for visitors).
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