Librem: a Laptop Custom-Made For Free/Libre Software
You can replace the SSD in the current Macbook Pro: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/M...
I suppose you could in theory upgrade the RAM though, but I don't count any Mac upgrade solution that requires re-soldering anything.
The Mathematics of 'Legitimate Rape' and Pregnancy
> DNA (something that my keyboard is covered with)
Ew. For you, sir: http://store.sealshield.com/all-products-c8.aspx
GreenSQL is a Database Security Solution, says CTO David Maman (Video)
Lots of people fail at preventing SQL Injection. Lots of people who really ought to know better: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search-results?query=SQL+Injection&search_type=all&cves=on
This isn't magic, and it's no replacement for a good secure software development program, but it's a fair bit better than nothing.
Despite Media Confusion, Raspberry Pi Boards Still On Schedule
I have a feeling these things are going to sell out fast - hopefully the Foundation was able to accurately predict the demand, or can ramp up production quickly.
Translation: I'm really excited about this, and suspect a lot of other people will be too.
Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?
Yes, precious, we hates them. We hates them forever! Nasty little interfaceses.
How Windows Gets Infected With Malware
A what? Oh wait, I think I remember hearing about those...they don't make them anymore, do they?
LHC Gets Android App
Yes. Then you run into a bunch of Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey-stuff.
Ask Slashdot: What Will IT Look Like In 10 Years?
> Meanwhile, IT will end up buying a golf cart to help hunt down freeloaders in the parking lot.
At least there will be some stress relief there...
Google Founders' Jets Caught On WSJ's Radar
That joke stinks.
Vintage Collection of Tech Failures
Why do you bother? I mean, your screen is lit, and surely lights up your keyboard....
Yes, yes, most people need papers or books or something as they work, I know. But more seriously, a low-wattage LED task light might be more efficient & less annoying.
I'm lucky to have a private office, and the overhead lights are almost always off. It's just a personal preference, but I keep a number of smaller, softer, perhaps more power efficient lights on, to make the space more attractive.
Oracle's Android Claims Cut By 98%
I would like to draw your attention to the second definition at the link you posted, "of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic."
Is Canonical the Next Apple?
You should be able to inhibit sleep w/o a special program - just set it to Never in Energy Saver in System Preferences.
I can't help much with the lid, though I recall hearing something about running them closed with a keyboard, mouse, & monitor attached, so there may be a way.
NYC Resistor: DIY Hackers Doing Awesome Things
There may not be quite as little cross-over as you think. I know at least some of the Resistor folks are hams, for example. And the TAPR license is one of the better known Open Hardware licenses; Open Hardware being a related movement and TAPR being a group that concentrates on digital amateur radio.
There is some culture clash, I'm sure, as there are individuals we're talking about. Although IME, both groups are very welcoming to newcomers.
You probably won't find hackerspace types rag-chewing on HF much, but doing cool stuff on VHF+? Sure.
If you know an ARC and a hackerspace community in close-ish range, have you tried introducing them? Maybe try to work with both groups to get a fox hunt on, or something.
Computer Opens Unmanned Store For Holiday
I stayed in a hotel like that a couple of times. It was over Christmas, so you might've seen people at other times, but I checked in via credit card at a terminal in the vestibule, and got my keycard which gave me access to the lobby and room. The next morning, I checked out via the same system, got my receipt, and moved on. It was really very peaceful.
China Aims To Build World's Largest Rocket
Whooosh! The ridges the GP was referring to are on Klingons, playing on their change in appearance between TOS and the first movie. The character Checkov on TOS used to talk about how Russia invented everything, and later the Klingons did they did (even Shakespeare was Klingon).
The other examples are good, thank you. And you're right, the joke became unfunny through over use & should have died before Worf got to it. ;)
E-Book Sales Have Tripled In the Last Year
Google is your friend: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/01/how-to-strip-drm-from-kindle-e-books-and-others/
Comodo Says Two More RAs Compromised
Unfortunately, OCSP has been defeated with the character 3.
Artificial Leaf Could Provide Cheap Energy
Those 2/3rds covered by water produce half of the oxygen you breathe.
Federal Prosecutors Tempt the Streisand Effect
I'm sorry, but you still don't quite have it. Classified Sources And Methods Information (SAMI) can be protected as Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) or any other Special Access Program (SAP). These types of information are marked with a compartment name. However, per DCID 6/5 there is also non-SCI SAMI, which is marked with a label that controls dissemination but does not require SCI or SAP access. This marking is similar to other caveats like PROPIN (proprietary information) or RELROK (Releasable to the Republic of Korea).
So you could have something like SECRET//MAJIC//RELROK for secret (causes serious damage to national security) UFO info that can be given to Korea, but that doesn't necessarily tell anyone how we got the UFO data. It's classified, it's compartmented, but it's not SAMI. OTOH, you could have SECRET//-//SAMI that does tell how the goods were got, but anyone with a secret clearance & a need to know can have. Also classified, but no compartment, and sources. I guess you could have UNCLASSIFIED//-//SAMI, but I'm not sure & can't imagine anyone would bother
Note: All information in this post was prepared from unclassified sources, authorized for public release.
Wikipedia Moves To Delete the Free Speech Flag
In general, the line is drawn at the threshold of originality.
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