GitHub Launches Bug Bounty Program, Offers Between $100 and $5,000
Go home, RMS; you're drunk!
Cornell Researchers Unveil a Virtual Notary
Nice factoid about factoids. But, by your own link, the word has come to be used also to refer to "true but useless facts" -- like this one!
Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth
He also seems to think there is a dichotomy between "Intelligent" and "poor"...
How Experienced And Novice Programmers See Code
How weird. You'd think they'd use the same code for each category, in order to make a valid comparison...
...or if they did that, they'd post youtube videos properly reflecting that!
How Experienced And Novice Programmers See Code
Experienced programmers know the ENEMY'S network is down.
Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen
I've been using these for years -- they meet all your criteria, the ink lasts a long time, dries quickly, doesn't readily smear... Two drawbacks: people love them and keep stealing mine, and the clip is weak so I keep breaking them off. Nothing a little tape can't fix!
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OpenOffice Is Now, Officially, Apache OpenOffice
You keep referring to The Proprietary Suite as if you're used to writing documents comparing it to open alternatives. "TPS Reports", if you will.
Dawn Spacecraft Finds Signs of Water On Vesta
Gentlemen, I give you the century's supply of good old H2O we USED to have!
Ask Slashdot: What's Holding Up Single Sign-On?
I dislike single sign-on because there are services for which I want multiple accounts. If those services don't let me make a l/p with them, I have to log in and out of multiple facebook or gmail accounts to make it happen, which disrupts all my other browsing activities.
If there's a site where I want a business persona and a party persona, I should be able to just make two accounts and call it a day.
MD5crypt Password Scrambler Is No Longer Considered Safe
Dude. NOT cool; way too soon.
Go Version 1 Released
So do good ones.
Multiword Passwords Secure Or Not?
Wait, so are you agreeing or disagreeing with him? You say he's right twice, then you say he's wrong, all the while exemplifying that you're not the typical English speaker he's referring to, presumably with the intent of disproving him. Make up your mind!
Oh, never mind. I just saw the threat of violence at the end; I see logic was not your goal, nor indeed within your approach :)
Startram — Maglev Train To Low Earth Orbit
Yes, magnets. They did the math already.
How are you defining "practical"? Remember we're already talking about a $60,000,000,000 project
4.74 Degrees of Separation on Facebook
1) As others have pointed out, not all humans are on Facebook. I'm sure the FB researchers would be hard-pressed to believe that, though.
2) The "six degrees" is supposed to be the MAXIMUM linkage between any two people -- not the average. Good job disproving something nobody ever claimed, guys!
Intel and DreamWorks Working On Rendering Animation In Real-Time
One link says 50-70 times faster, and the other says 50-70 percent faster.
Does anyone actually feel like watching the video to see what the claim is?
Siri Protocol Cracked
I've only ever done the slots thing once... I was in line for a Vegas buffet with my girlfriend and her family, and her little sister (not quite 21) handed me a quarter to play for her. I picked a machine, dropped the coin, and brought her back a handful of quarters. She picked one out of the pile and handed it to me, and I went and repeated the feat. We did this 5 or 6 times, before the line was up and we went in to eat. Not sure I should ever touch a slot machine again, after that run!
Faster Algorithm for Sphere Packing Discovered
Yes. To simplify the math, assume the pancake is a sphere...
Air Force Comments On Drone Malware
They're still using awkward wording. Neither the computer on the plane nor the computer the pilot is sitting in front of runs Windows. In the same trailer, there are also several machines used for data analysis that DO run Windows, and are the only place this malware (virus? worm? trojan? I never could keep them straight) could possible have taken hold.
Also, the "credentials" in question are video game registration keys. Good luck finding many of those on these workstations!
Predator Drone 'Virus' Could Be Military's Own Monitoring
Nope. The planes and the ground stations that control them both use environments other than OS X or Windows. There are, however, also some data analysis workstations that sit in the same trailers as the Pilot bay, that happen to run Windows.
iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Sell Out
Incidentally, you have the salt thing backwards. The meatier the opinion, the more salt it takes to season or preserve it. Which is, of course, kind of the whole point of taking something with "a grain" of salt -- "sure, I'll take your opinion, but it isn't even worth wasting a dash on". So taking the pundits' articles with a full shaker of salt implies you're planning on living off their opinions for a good while to come!
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