top US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System
The big assumption is that incidents will occur and reoccur at the same school enough to make a 100k system worthwhile.
And that makes me sad.
top Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function
You can't get 2 kitties out of one. They cut Schrodinger's box in half, and pulled
/half/ a dead kitty out of one and /half/ a live kitty out of the other.
top Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit
In Australia, about 80% of people on the roads drive 10-20km/h UNDER the speed limit. They also block all the lanes and leave huge gaps in front at traffic lights - gaps where I could drive another small car into.
Police don't do anything about blockers, one even drove 10min right behind a car going 30km/h in a 60km/h one lane street. Then he put on his sirens. I thought he was going to do something, but as soon as the car pulled over he just drove on!
top Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop
Because the last time they listened to users we got MS Bob.
Users are stupid.
top Microsoft Rumored To Integrate Android Apps
Apple invented jailbreaking. The first thing most Apple fanboys do with their iPhone is to break out of the walled garden.
MS is probably dumb enough to try to wall in their few users.
top Leak: Almost a Third of Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatches Are Being Returned
I want to hear why you are allowed to open and use an item, then return it as new in the US.
Certainly can't do that any other country I"ve heard.
top Watch a Lockheed Martin Laser Destroy a Missile In Flight
Given that usually missles you want to destroy are aimed AT you and not flying OVERHEAD, esp when just 2km away, I wonder how useful this system is.
Maybe we can ask our enemies to put them next to their launching pads? about a year and a half ago
top Former Demonoid Members Receive Email Claiming Resurrection, Get Malware Instead
Or better yet, a keepass that holds keys to other keepass databases. Seeded with fake logins.
about a year and a half ago
top Utility Box Exposed As Spy Cabinet In the Netherlands
OK so they mixed 1984 with Brave New World.
top Home Server Or VPS? One Family's Math
Actually, the word is uptime.
If ur all on holidays and the server crashes, who fixes it for you?
top Why Microsoft Killed the Windows Start Button
And it's lucky that you only have 9 programs installed!
top World's Largest Biometric Database
This was covered before. IIRC every 6000 or so prints you'd get one match. Or some really low number.
top More Malicious Apps Found On Google Play
Does anyone send premium-rate SMSs on purpose anyway? They are never covered in any plan, and are always stupid things.
WHy not just ban them all?
top Solar Power Is Booming — Why Do We Want To Kill It?
The US has always subsidized their own and tarriffed others without reason. They do so even with trading partners with whom they've signed free trade agreements.
The US doesn't need an excuse to impose tarriffs. They just need to tell you they've done so.
top Camera Gun Would Let Hunters Get Killer Wildlife Shots
Police are already frequently called out because "there's someone with a camera!" in public "acting suspicious" (taking photos). Do we really want to change those cameras to look like a rifle now?
top Town Turns Off the Lights To See the Stars
1800 meters high is pretty high. It's higher than many skyscrapers
top Paypal Orders Buyer of Violin To Destroy It For a Refund
because even if you had uncut footage of this right to the post office, paypal doesn't care and doesn't want to see it.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Get Non-Developers To Send Meaningful Bug Reports?
Sending descriptive and/or meaningful reports is not the issue. The problem is that in most outfits there is NO way for anyone to reach the devs. As a dev I have seen obvious out-by-1 errors, chat with 'support' and give detailed info, etc, but the idiot on the other end doesn't pass anything on, instead just filed it as 'unknown crash'.
And that's assuming you have a way to reach any support at all. Most 'contact' pages are actually 'search faq' pages, you get pointed to forums that require registration AND are admin/mod by volunteers AND no company reps ever read the forums.
In another If you spend 30min to file a report that checks you filled in every single field after finding the correct links, you just get a very long form email that if you read really carefully tells you a DIFFERENT link where you can file the report again. Sorry the stuff you typed last time was completely ignored/deleted.
top Mozilla Firefox 6 Released Ahead of Schedule
So now I only have 2 plugins left not supported by FF4, should I upgrade to FF6? My bank also keeps saying FF4 is unsupported (only supports IE6+ and NS and FF3). Hmm, at this rate FF is going to lose users.
top Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'
Are they saying that any bomb dropped from any drone is not 'hostile', or merely that my bomb dropped from my drone is not 'hostile'?
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