Heartbleed Disclosure Timeline Revealed
And since you clearly do, link? To someone who's a known open source contributor and can be quoted as saying (along the lines of ) "open source is 100% immune from flaws".
I mean, what are the odds that people anonymously post on the Internet pretending to be from one organization/ideology but intentionally use invalid logic and reason because they're actually an opponent of said organization/ideology? ...On the Internet!?
West Nile Virus May Have Met Its Match: Tobacco
Yeah the properties that give tobacco, and all plants in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, their uses as a pesticide are well known. This is different, this is a man-made antibody that uses the tobacco plant almost like a factory to produce it en masse (if I'm reading the mumbo jumbo correct).
Interview: Ask John McAfee What You Will
So much for "one question per post" eh? ;)
Transhumanist Children's Book Argues, "Death Is Wrong"
Depends how we build our cities. The Minneapolis Skyway System is a good example of how to keep overcrowding down (albeit, there isn't much overcrowding in Minneapolis, but the proof-of-concept and scalability is there). We also might need to start looking at more experimental ideas like Arcologies, which are still a ways off.
You Can't Kid a Kidder: Comcast's Cohen May Have Met His Match In FCC's Wheeler
Wow....what happened to Kabletown?
The Future of Cryptocurrencies
I didn't believe dogecoin was real at first. I thought it was a weird front of some anti-bitcoin group that took to a very annoying way of mocking its opponent. I didn't find out it was real until I was reading some user stories of scammers, and hackers in the "Dogecoin network" and people griping about how they had made their way over from something called Litecoin. Things are already moving too fast for me, in my twenties...
On a more serious note, ripple looks interesting.
Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?
Nice, thanks. I already have Avast! Anti-Theft, data encryption, and a 10 digit password, but the more the merrier. My last line of defense: I put all my money/financial apps in a folder called "PlsDontH4x". 'Cause you never know where asking nicely will get you...
Gut Bacteria Affect the Brain
"Another method of adjusting the bacterial profile of your gut is to undergo a transplant that involves taking faecal material from a donor’s intestine – often a close relative – and implanting into a recipient via enema infusion. This unorthodox treatment has been shown to successfully treat infections caused by pathogenic bacteria colonising the gut."
Shit transplants....we've gone too far.
Lawmakers Threaten Legal Basis of NSA Surveillance
How can you be so ignorant of the truth, yet so quick to post insults?
Pot. Kettle. Black:
What has YOUR guy been doing all this time? Oh yeah, reauthorizing it year after year.
Never have I voted for Obama.
Lawmakers Threaten Legal Basis of NSA Surveillance
Would it be too much to ask of Wisconsin's 5th district to not re-elect this asshole? Probably...we couldn't get MN's 5th congressional district to stop electing Bachmann.
Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?
What if I told you, there was a stats side to it (and all sports games), that let's your create spreadsheets and work with numbers. There's also a fantasy side to it, albeit sans goblins and wizards. Central point here being: there are sports nerds.
200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove
This sounds like one set of animals has better PR than another.
If only you knew how close to the truth you were. It's more like this set has worse PR than the others.
Millions of Dogecoin Stolen Over Christmas
Pretty much this. After Bitcoin, it was inevitable that copycats would come about. But a cryptocurrency with only redditors who actually believe in its worth, and 4channers scamming each other as the user base? Come on. This is not news for nerds. This does not matter.
As an aside, Ripple may actually be promising. If cryptocurrency is going to keep being a "thing", there ought to be more than one further down the line.
Could an Erasable Internet Kill Google?
You haven't been here long enough to see two stories in a row posted on the same story, by the same editor.
Will You Even Notice the Impending Robot Uprising?
Government farm subsidies are another huge reason you can buy it for 99 cents. Not trying to be pedantic, just saying.
Oculus Raises $75 Million To Make VR Headset
There's mods already for that.
Game Preview: Hearthstone
The game mechanics are simple when compared with MTG. I have heard that this was on purpose to attract a more casual player.
Or, you watched the video. But who would think an outlandish thing like that?
Two Million Passwords Compromised By Keylogger Virus
At least it wasn't 00000000...
Australian Spy Agency Offered To Share Data About Ordinary Citizens
Rarely is a first-posting AC this on the money. It's like an Internet unicorn (the good kind, not the kind that watches kid's TV shows from the basement).
BlackBerry Abandons Sale Plans, Will Replace CEO
Summary: "BlackBerry has abandoned plans to sell the company to Fairfax Holdings after the shareholder could not raise enough money."
Article: "In an interview, Mr. Watsa denied reports that Fairfax struggled to raise financing for the $4.7 billion deal. 'Over the history of Fairfax, we've never had a problem lining up financing,' he said. 'There was no question of us being able to raise money. After the due diligence period we didn't think was appropriate for [BlackBerry] to be burdened with debt.'"
Maybe the AC knows something it's not sharing?
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