US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA
From the news:
"he amendment would block the NSA from using any of its funding from this Defense Appropriations Bill to conduct such warrantless searches."
It only covers THIS appropriations bill. They'll just sneak funding into another one to make it up.
You have to pay careful attention to the language these people use.
" In addition, the amendment would prohibit the NSA from using its budget to mandate or request that private companies and organizations add backdoors to the encryption standards that are meant to keep you safe on the web."
So, money that is NOT budgeted, as in part of planned spending, as in slush fund money, is fair game.
Any time an amendment talks about what they cannot use particular money for, as opposed to simply prohibiting the action, it will be full of loopholes.
When there is an amendment that prohibits the ACTION, then we'll have something to be happy about. Nothing in this amendment prohibits the spying.
i want to mod you up so hard
Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes
A plane is a bus with wings. Busses have people on phones all of the time.
Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Windows Failure
This is because you have two OSes on your PC. One is Windows 8 desktop and one is Windows 8 Metro. Yes it is that stupid.
What You Need To Know About Phone Unlocking
They are the same! Software is used to network lock your phone. =)
The Problem With Internet Dating's Frictionless Market
This is Slashdot we are talking about. Nobody is even kissing frogs here.
Windows 8 PCs Still Throttled By Crapware
They do. It is called refresh and you can even start it from the Windows 8 UI.
Windows 8 Sales Below Projections
You can search anything all the time. When you are in the app store you start typing or bring up the charms menu on the right and type in the search field. This works for the whole OS. It is like having a built in Bing search everywhere anytime but for your local computer.
Can Microsoft Really Convince People To Subscribe To Software?
It is not free. You pay with your privacy.
Ubuntu Will Now Have Amazon Ads Pre-Installed
Microsoft does not preinstall ads on their operating systems.
Apple Store Employees Soak Up the Atmosphere, But Not Much Cash
If you want to eat healthy then good luck buying groceries for $200 month per person. We rarely buy anything in the aisles where all of the crap food is. We mostly shop in the produce, meat and dairy sections you know the refrigerated sections. You cannot buy vegetables in bulk as they only last so long. To eat healthy is expensive. We don't even go for the "healthy" health nut products. We range anywhere from $300-$400 a month per person to eat healthy. So yeah if you want to eat like crap then by all means spend $200 a month per person. It takes money to eat healthy.
Why Bad Jobs (or No Jobs) Happen To Good Workers
The goal of education should not be to produce good workers as you put it. The goal should be to produce thinkers.
The $45 Windows Laptop
You don't have to use Apple RAM.
Ask Slashdot: The Very Best Paper Airplane?
I recommend the learn the grammar.
Woz Fears Stifling of Startups Due to Patent Wars
OSX definately is. The only time I have used the terminal in OS X Lion is to learn the commands because I want to learn them. In Windows they may be a bit more necessary but only if you do technical work. Linux has a long way to go.
Hunters Shoot Down Drone of Animal Rights Group
PETA employs animal slaves of their own as well:
Justifications For Creating an IT Department?
If you are lucky enough that your IT costs are hidden in another department then go with it. Once you become a business cost you are done for!
In Favor of Homegrown IT Solutions
Alfresco? It is open source and it is one of the projects on our list to implement next year. They did not want to pay for Sharepoint.