Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?
I can't see shelling out $1500 for the privilege of what amounts to beta-testing Google Glass. Honestly, Google should be paying the testers, not the other way around. It's not like they're low on cash.
L.A. Building's Lights Interfere With Cellular Network, FCC Says
Obviously, instead of imprisoning any of the current executives (because we can't have that), the building manager will be thrown in prison, because clearly, it's his fault.
California Bill Proposes Mandatory Kill-Switch On Phones and Tablets
That's an astounding level of ignorance. Congratulations.
NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass
Ye flipping gods... I just went and looked at the beta site.
Whoever signed off on that design needs to have their head examined.
Why Games Should Be In the Public Domain
Yeah, Mickey Mouse will potentially enter the public domain in (I think) 2018. Because the terrorists win if that happens, look for Disney to push for another copyright extension either right after midterm elections this year, or after the 2016 elections.
Mystery of FBI Documents Posted To US Press In 1971 Solved
Didn't the NSA just recently clam up about whether or not they were surveilling Congress?
US Customs Destroys Virtuoso's Flutes Because They Were "Agricultural Items"
Oh no! Phil Robertson was suspended from a TV show for nine days! The horror!
FSF Responds To Microsoft's Privacy and Encryption Announcement
Right. Because No Such Agency would never be able to find a way to read data encrypted by an open source program. Why, that's a magical band-aid for everything!
With Burning Teslas In the News Ford Recalls Almost 140,000 Escapes
I was under the impression that gasoline vapor ignites easily. Gasoline itself doesn't. (I mean, didn't Mythbusters try this in an episode? They tried to light a gas trail on fire with a lit cigarette, and it didn't work for beans...)
EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
ALDI also charges a refundable fee for grocery cart use. It's a quarter to get a cart, and if you return the cart (don't leave it in the parking lot) you get your quarter back. Pretty smart move.
Sex Offender Gets New Hearing After Hearing Officer Rants Against Arial Font
Because judges don't want to try and read briefs written in Wingdings because the plaintiff or defendant feels like being a jackass.
Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing
1) There are actually several homeless shelters in Columbia, SC.
2) If you're referring to that thing the city council passed a few months back, that shelter is about 10-12 miles outside Columbia city limits. I don't believe it's open yet, either. Certainly, the homeless people a couple blocks away from the Judicial Center (read: courthouse) don't seem to be worrying too much about it. Yet.
Imagining the Post-Antibiotic Future
I could be very snarky and say that religion is the willing suspension of rational thinking. And I just did. (A talking burning bush? It must be God, it said so. It's not possibly a massive amount of hallucinogens.)
GOCE Satellite Is Falling To Earth But Nobody Knows Where It Will Land
Someone get Scott Manley to figure it out using KSP.
Surface Pro 2 Gets Significant Battery Boost
One of the reasons I don't have a smart phone is that I don't have to charge my current phone every day. It's more like once a week. (Another of the reasons I don't have a smart phone is that I still have a 'dumb' phone that works fine. If/when it breaks, I'll think about moving to a smart phone, but I don't jump at getting new tech just because it comes out.)
Whistleblowing IT Director Fired By FL State Attorney
Er, no. Just because it has the word socialism in it does not mean that National Socialism is actually a form of socialism. It's a form of fascism, and they don't get along with socialism. (Or communism, or liberal democracy.) You may have noticed that the Nazis ended up fighting the Russian communists. (Okay, to be fair, it wasn't just because of competing ideologies. Both Hitler and Stalin knew that the peace treaty they signed wasn't worth the paper it was printed on, but Hitler wanted time to deal with the rest of Europe, and Stalin had all kinds of shit going on back in Russia, so they pretended that they weren't going to go to war, even though both sides knew it was inevitable.)
George Zimmerman Acquitted In Death of Trayvon Martin
I happen to actually live and work in the South full-time. I am white. My room-mate is black. Trust me, there's still a ton of racism here.
Just because they aren't marching in full Klan regalia as often doesn't mean it went away.
Site Copies Content and Uses the DMCA to Take Down the Original Articles
If he knows that they are cheating, he needs to flunk them out of his class. Otherwise, they're never going to stop.
Drilling Begins At Lake Hidden Beneath Antarctic
Nah. The fools will end up releasing some shoggoths.
City of Heroes Reaches Sunset, NCsoft Paying the Price
Never attribute to evil that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
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