The Nightmare On Connected Home Street
You needed 6 years in the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication?
World's Smallest Nanomotor Could Power Cell-Sized Nanobots For Drug Delivery
I read drug delivery, and thought: "The FBI will not like it".
KDE Ships First Beta of Next Generation Plasma Workspace
I read ship and plasma in the title, and the first thing that came to my mind was some kind of science fiction movie named KDE.
Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription
"If you like your game, you can keep it".
FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate
+1 Burned modpoint if those existed.
ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses
Because there is a very high one-time-only cost involved in switching to ipv6, compared to a small running continuous cost of continuing in ipv4, and for now, it is advantageous to become in ipv4. No one wants to be the one to switch first.
Just think of all sort of problems large ISPs will have to deal in terms of support if they switch to ipv6, in terms of phone service, visits, substitution of cable modems, support for old machines running none/bogus ipv6 implementation.
Just think of all the programs coded years ago, with ipv4 hardwired in (I know 4to6, but your client does not).
Not easy as flick a switch.
Nanodot-Based Smartphone Battery Recharges In 30 Seconds
This seems like a super capacitor and a battery put together. You charge the capacitor, and it slowly charges the battery.
IRS: Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency
It is not a law, it is just a guidance, that is, their current interpretation of the law. It can change easily.
How Engineers Are Building a Power Station At the South Pole
He meant microwaves for transmitting power, not for communication.
EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
I live in Brazil and sometimes I walk to the market.
Some upper end markets here give you a paper bag with handles, like this one:
I prefer those to plastic ones. They easily handle 10kg(about 25 lbs, for americans), where the plastic ones barely get 2kg(5 lbs) without punctures. Also they are very sturdy, and survive minor rain.
With two of those paper bags I can take the equivalent of ten or more plastic bags, and they don't hurt my fingers like the plastic ones do.
Physicists Plan to Build a Bigger LHC
FUCK THAT! We are going five blades! I tell you what, we will go straight to a 1 PeV collider, and we will build it on the moon!
They told me to go just to 100 TeV, but I said no to those. We are going five blades!
Gunman Opens Fire At LAX
How is this news for nerds?
What If the "Sharing Economy" Organized a Strike, and Nobody Came?
And I have yet to understand why pizzas are delivered in the US using cars, instead of motorcycles or bikes like the rest of the world.
I wish my car could...
They could make the car reach timewarp speed at 77 and nothing would change, but no, they chose 88 to be less practical.
Write Windows Phone Apps, No Code Required
This slashvertisment is a courtesy of Microsoft.
Germany: Bitcoin Is "Private Money"
The exchange rate on the EUR/USD variates also, but you can calculate profits in euro holdings if you wish. The mining is irrelevant: you are doing some work,using some electricity and get paid in return. There is nothing new in this.
Former NSA Chief Warns Hackers Will Attack US If Snowden Is Captured
I like how he lumps "activists" in together with Lulzsec and Anonymous.
Within a couple of years, the US media will be using "activist" as a synonym for "terrorist".
Sadly, most Americans will go right along with this.
Fox News does that already.