Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal
BRB got some photography to do.
Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'
walking right up to people and putting a camera in their face? Nah, that's not creepy at all.
Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?
We could be part of a computer program, but I don't see why it has to be a simulation. In fact we already know that computer programs which do not simulate the universe are possible, so it seems much more likely that such a program is not a simulation. Our laws of physics might be representations of something completely abstract in the "host" universe.
House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls
...so lets make a federal case out of it.
Edward Snowden and the Death of Nuance
The idea goes back to the days of Aristotle, at least
Fighting Gamer Rage With an Arduino Based Biometrics Headset
GRRRR! It's not caused by my inability to cope! It's caused by my laggy connection, n00b! GRRR!
Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?
Probably some loop used in Bitcoin mining.
Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits
Your body is too irony from all those multivitimins.
Seriously, though. Its ironic that they want people "to stop wasting their money", but they'll probably make it so you need a prescription to get vitamins.
EU Court Holds News Website Liable For Readers' Comments
Estonian law holds news website liable for comments. The European court has ruled that Estonian law does not breach the human rights conventions. Ironically, I could not comment on the Computerworld article due to a "Forbidden (403)" error.
Is it ironic, or is it a direct consequence of this court decision?
How long before most automobile driving is done by computers?
Could turn out that liability issues will prevent full autonomy. There will certainly be systems that make it much much safer to drive "distracted", so that you don't have to worry about staying in your lane, or maintaining a safe following distance. Autonomous braking might improve to the point where it's safe to follow just off the bumper of the car in front of you, so we'll get the traffic congestion mitigating advantages of autonomous cars without full autonomy. But you'll still have to stay awake and sit at a steering wheel and pedals so you can swerve or brake on demand when something unexpected happens.
Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights
So it makes more sense to say it's perfectly OK to deliberately ignore the lights and just sit there reading text messages while blocking the intersection? Or just sit there because you feel like it? Obviously if you have a heart attack, you're not going to take any blame.
The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator
When we could simply call him "Master"?
45% of U.S. Jobs Vulnerable To Automation
It Takes 2.99 Gigajoules To Vaporize a Human Body
Might explain some of those missing persons.
China's Secret Scientific Megaprojects
They don't seem to be afraid of large projects. I hope they build the first fusion reactor. That would really teach the rest of the world not to underfund that kind of thing and just dick around for 40+ years.
EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters
A slow driver is a bored and inattentive driver. If you take away from the driver even the task of monitoring his speed, drivers are just going to get even more bored and inattentive.
How Human Psychology Holds Back Climate Change Action
People in general seem to be motivated. They're sufficiently obsessed with driving a car that gets 31 mpg instead of 29, or weatherizing their homes to cut a few pennies off their electric bill. The real problem is that people don't understand how irrelevant all of that is. We can only fix the problem if we drastically change our transportation and energy infrastructure. It's a lack of intelligence rather than a lack of motivation.
Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?
Stop being a grovelling little pansy. Show your boss that treating his employees like shit has consequences.
Unique Howls Are What Wolves Use As Names
they keep saying their own names, or referring to themselves in the third person, like Jimmy from Seinfeld. Awesome.
Or maybe this is a bullshit story. Awesome.
Schneier Has Something Good To Say About Airport Security
Random checks generally work as a deterrent. Like randomly checking athletes for steroids. The risk of getting caught will deter them from juicing. But a suicidal terrorist isn't going to care much about getting caught. Sure, if you check 10% of the passengers that will stop nearly 10% of terrorist weapon smuggling, but I don't think anyone will find that an impressive accomplishment. You could check say, 30% or 50%, but then the process will be so time-consuming, you might as well just check everyone.
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