The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web
Why sweat it? This was the obvious next step in advertising. If he hadn't of done it, someone else would have done it a few days/weeks/months later.
Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police
This is chilling, not for pedophiles, fuck them, but for the average citizen. While, I absolutely believe it's google's job to report illegal activity they accidentally uncover to the police, this appears google is actively searching your e-mails for things to forward to the police, and that's a chilling thought for free speech, freedom, and prevention of abuse of power.
Judge Orders DOJ To Turn Over FISA Surveillance Documents
Stalemate continued, EFF showed some promise, but the DoJ has to 1) actually comply with the order, 2) The judge actually agree on merits, 3) The DoJ not immediately file for an appeal due to matters of national saftey, 4) the DoJ actually give the information to the EFF.
Don't get me wrong, what happened today was good, however calling it a victory is a bit premature.
Microsoft Doesn't Have Plans For a Dedicated Handheld Gaming Device
Good, the hand held gaming console is dead...
Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible
Can someone explain something to me, because I don't get it. If I want content, and netflix has the content, and I have a subscription to Netflix and an ISP, assuming neither has a monopoly, why does it matter if netflix or the ISP pays for the transmission of data? One of the two of them has to pay for it for my consumption. I understand this all changes if there's a monopoly by either netflix or the ISP, but without the monopoly, why does capitalism not drive this to cost+ a reasonable cost of doing buisness/profit margin? And if it does, why do I really care if I pay this money to either the ISP or netflix, I have to pay it to someone. Now obviously, this goes out the window if one or both has a monopoly. Also, please, I'm looking for a real answer as to why I should care, not "zomg, ISP greeeeed"
Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps
They say let the cops handle it, yet the cops WON'T go arrest these guys even if you give them the same GPS info. This happens out of frustration from the uselessness of the police to act in these scenarios, not because they think it's the best course of action.
Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat
But why would I ever want to eat the bottle?
New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy
Buying guns is perfectly legal. gunbroker.com, budsgunshop.com, walmart.com. Well, to be fair the last one tells you they are instore only, but the others will gladly and legally ship straight to your FFL.
Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality
That makes no sense. The providers are already clearly in bed with the feds given everything that's been leaked lately. There's nothing stopping them from them forcing the providers to shut down service now, if there's nothing stopping them from activating a kill switch later. The problem you describe already exists. Then again, so does remote kill of all GM vehicles via OnStar, yet as scary as that sounds, there hasn't been serious abuse of it so far. Doesn't mean vigilance should stop, but it also bounds the likely hood of something happening.
Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences
Justice is not an eye for an eye. Justice is not torture. Justice is not becoming what you seek to destroy.
Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?
Absolutely. It's the ONLY time of the year you can buy a commercial and if it's moderately funny have people actually go out and LOOK for your commercial to see it again. Where else can you get your commercial to be talk around the water cooler? We're still talking about 1984 30 years later....
Half of US Nuclear Missile Wing Implicated In Cheating
So the NSA, for all of it's intrusion into privacy to protect us all, could not find 93 co-conspirators who had access to nuclear weapons, how on earth can we expect them to find a small terrorist cell? What the hell are we trading our liberties, privacy, and freedom for if they can't even uncover something as large as this?
Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview
The best way to light the path to your future is by burning the bridges of your past.
British Spies To Be Allowed To Break Speed Limit
Just because there isn't a current exemption from law for them, does not mean the law applies to them. When you are above the law, you do not need an exemption from laws that do not apply to you.
US Military Settles Software Piracy Claims For $50M
Seriously. Does the OP of the summary really not understand that open source != free? Publishing the source code has nothing to do with licensing. If the military had paid for 500 copies of open source software and installed it on thousands of machines, they would STILL BE PIRATING IT.
Ask Slashdot: What's On Your Hardware Lab Bench?
Seriously, it depends on what I'm working on. There are items I wouldn't even bother trying to trouble shoot without a VNA and there are items I don't need more than a multimeter. I wouldn't say the oscilloscope is dead, it's use case has simply changed.
UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine
Dad and mom do not agree, kids are minors and thus unable to decide for themselves in the eyes of the law, and thus medical evidence breaks the tie. I really don't see the problem here...
IF mom and dad and kids didn't want it and courts were ordering something, then that would be a different story.
Car Dealers vs the Web: GM Shifts Toward Online Purchasing
You realize apple already does this right? They have a show room, in fact lots of show rooms. Where I can go and see their products, test drive, try, and see if I like. Then I can either buy it there or if I want something that's not quite off the shelf, configure one online either in store or online exactly how I want it.
Being able to buy it online doesn't mean you can't buy it in person or see it in person.
PCBs Cause Birds To Sing a Different Tune
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are man-made chemicals that were widely used as chemical coolants and electrical insulators in electrical motors and transformers.
Just in case anyone else didn't know.
FEMA Grounds Private Drones That Were Helping To Map Boulder Floods
The reality here is someone with some authority was an idiot. This is getting spun as "evil fema shut down the little nice drone maker" which clearly isn't accurate at all. It wasn't FEMA that did this, it was a guy who works at FEMA. I very much doubt the W. Craig Fugate ordered this, nor any of his staff. It was some idiot that works there without the knowledge of his superiors (although I bet they know now...). Also, he didn't just shut down the drone guy, this guy at FEMA is also clearly stepping on the toes of all the local authorities already on the scene.
I'm not saying the correct response here isn't to make it into a story, or to be upset about how this was handled. But the anger shouldn't be directed against the agency, it should be directed against the individual who made this call. I know big governmental agencies are faceless organizations, but it is nothing but a collection of people, and it's actions are those of the people it employees. If you want change, then demand change of the people and you'll get change of an organization.
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