In an Age of Cyber War, Where Are the Cyber Weapons?
Not only do they exist but they're almost assuredly being used right now. It's just that the virus writers are the best (CIA / NSA) money can buy so their work remains anonymous.
UCLA Architectural Program Teaches Design for Robot Homes
If microsoft software ran all of these building changes it would bring a new meaning to the phrase "blue screen of death" - falling out of the building when a wall accidentally opens up or getting crushed by a moving toilet
Surrey Hit With Catnado
I thought it had to do with the common occurrence of cold fronts from Canada colliding with warm fronts from the Gulf of Mexico. That would occur right around Kansas / Oklahoma, the center of Tornado Alley.
AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer
Absolutely agree here. After 15 minutes he should have said "enough of this harassment, arrest me now or let me go". Know your rights.
Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie
The movie industry won't collapse, they'll just finally have the incentive to stream new movies into everyone's homes instead of movie theaters.
Engineers: Traffic Studies Use Simulation Software, Not Lane Closings
It's keeping the topic in the public's view. The longer this scandal lasts, the more people hear about it and the more damage done to Christie's reputation. Fanning the flames . . .
Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows
I remember seeing that ages ago when I was young and wondering what it was. Thanks for the info.
Headhunters Can't Tell Anything From Facebook Profiles
I've got to disagree about your belief that young people can not be effective managers. The military routinely turns young college graduates into officers and gives them leadership responsibilities. That system has been successful in the United States for more than two hundred years.
The main difference between the military and the private sector is in the preparation. The military has a specialized training program (OCS) specifically tailored for leadership principles that all applicants must pass before becoming officers. That lasts for several months. And, for young officers, there's a great support system of experienced officers and NCO's who can give them advice.
Private corporations generally don't offer training and mentorship programs any more due to cost cutting measures. It's common to have people promoted to management positions with no training whatsoever. And the closest civilian equivalent, an MBA, seems to breed arrogance.
Red Light Camera Use Declined In 2013 For the First Time
those North Korean traffic women are hot !
Ask Slashdot: Application Security Non-existent, Boss Doesn't Care. What To Do?
Have a written copy (email) of your exchanges with the boss. Advise him/her of the security risk and what consequences could occur if the software were compromised. If there's no response on the matter forward the communication to the legal department.
Lawsuits Seek To Turn Chimpanzees Into Legal Persons
I'd rather have a law to turn some obnoxious humans into chimpanzees
R2-D2: Mall Cop
at 5 feet and 300 lbs, it's not so different from normal security guards today who look like they'd get winded from standing up
62% of 16 To 24-Year-Olds Prefer Printed Books Over eBooks
For light reading I prefer ebooks but anything professional, I'd want a real book so I can underline passages and take notes in the margins. That all can be done with ebooks but not nearly as well as far as I'm concerned.
Only 25% of Yahoo Staff "Eat Their Own Dog Food"
So does Yahoo just want to snoop on all their employees ? By making them use their own email client they could do exactly that.
Where Does America's Fear Come From?
Post the Great Depression, the USA has had a pretty good run as far as a high standard of living for its residents. That's true even with the numerous recessions that have occurred over the decades. Everybody in the middle class has two cars, color TV's and big houses. America is the land of plenty.
I think all this economic prosperity has given Americans the luxury to sit around and dream up things to be afraid of. The populace isn't concerned with thoughts of their next meal or hyperinflation. Instead they deal with their boredom by manufacturing fears. Some of these topics are legitimately worth being concerned about (though likely not to the degree we've obsessed over them as a nation). Others were simply paranoia:
1950's = Communists
1960's = hippies
1970's = industrial toxins in environment give us cancer
1980's = Communists again under Regan
1990's = crack epidemic / drug wars
2000's = terrorists
Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You
I see the biggest benefit to this technology not as saving us from a boring commute but in preventing drunk driving deaths. It's like having a designated driver for everyone. That would save 10's of thousands of lives per year.
Oakland Is Building a Big Data Center For Police Surveillance
It sounds more like "We're a government agency with funds to spend. What can we waste it on ?"
I think the money is likely to go into to some contractor's pocket who is friends with the politically connected. I can't see the value to society in any of their expenditures (other than as an example of what not to do).
Tesla Model S Catches Fire: Is This Tesla's 'Toyota' Moment?
obviously gasoline cars never catch on fire
Ballmer To Retire
Better yet a giant statue of Ballmer with chairs all around it that people can pick up and fling at it
Washington Post Hacked, a Day After New York Times
Did the team go en masse to some new job like a hedge fund ? Or was this simply an expression of complete frustration ?
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