French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile
If true, please buy something in Canada.
Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?
Especially the unforseen result of the laws of robotics causing alien worlds to be eradicated because the inhabitants weren't human.
What book did this? I thought I had read them all.
How To Fix The Shortage of K-5 Scholastic Chess Facilitators
I don't think "space" will just inspire. It can and has produced significant advances (and thus careers) — although that benefit might not be running on all thrusters anymore.
By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem
Actually it is AI. What it isn't is Generalized AI.
What most AI research is done now is specific techniques to specific problems.
Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data
One thing I never got with the "don't talk to the cops" thing is what happens if you actually the kind of help you would generally phone them for — such as your daughter ran away, or somebody just burgled your home, etc?
Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
You insulted my carrot sir!
Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC
There are other similar efforts, specifically WolfPAC, which aims to reform using a constitutional amendment. Do you feel that these other efforts are complimentary or just duplication of effort?
Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?
I have looked at the language, and although I am an 'Apple Guy', I haven't done much with it yet. The language itself looks like a really really nice language for some of this sort of thing, but I mainly would want it for general purpose — so I agree with your parent that for this application s/he shouldn't look at it. However, if it becomes freely available as a compiler and multiplatform (with libraries) it would be worth a serious look at.
Parents Mobilize Against States' Student Data Mining
Is it possible they were so high in their walled garden that they couldn't perceive or predict possible backlash?
Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower
"My grandfathers fought in a war to maintain our standard of living."
What a bunch of bullshit. What war could possibly have had anything to do with standard of living? There was never any credible threat of invasion for almost two centuries. The only thing to improve the standard of living was the exporting of goods to other countries fighting in the war, which doesn't require you actually fighting them.
LAPD Gets Some Hand-Me-Down Drones From Seattle, Promises Discretion
Don't worry, we trust you completely.
SpaceX Shows Off 7-Man Dragon V2 Capsule
Like this? http://www.imcdb.org/i014240.j...
How Firefox Will Handle DRM In HTML
If I buy a glorious big boat, and somebody on the high seas steals it, then by any definition that is theft. Further, this sort of theft on the high seas is piracy!
The Feds Accidentally Mailed Part of A $350K Drone To Some College Kid
I love that: you have to pay for insurance in case they screw up. It should be them paying for that.
Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches
Hello fellow fountain pen heads!
I don't like to write with a ball point - too much resistance on the page.
Comcast PAC Gave Money To Every Senator Examining Time Warner Cable Merger
Get money out of politics! http://www.wolf-pac.com/
London Council Dumping Windows For Chromebooks To Save £400,000
Makes sense. Chromebooks can be okay on the hardware, but I can't see them as very useful especially for real work.
Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks
What is the actual risk of heart attack? 25% sounds like a lot, but if it is a 25% increase on 0.0000001% chance, then it doesn't sound as good for an article.
Toward Better Programming
I have done some networking in C. It is a royal pain in the ass. After wrapping it up nicer in C++, the interface is much easier to work with.
One Billion Android Devices Open To Privilege Escalation
This is oddly appropriate.
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