top DOOM 3DO Source Released On Github
What makes you think this is unique to developers?
top Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market
Is there any evidence (or even suspicion) that either side here used either the patent filing or actual stolen technology to create their product? If not then the laws are clearly broken when we are allowing non-revolutionary ideas to be patented.
top Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart
Really? Cause I'm making well over 100K with my STEM degree. Maybe it has more to do with you than your degree.... Or you're just an AC that got a liberal arts degree and is bitter, I've got no idea really and don't really care. I'm not sure if I've met a single person with a STEM degree that felt they made a mistake and should have not gotten a degree.
about a month and a half ago
top FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption
I don't get how encryption can hurt public safety. The courts have been quite clear the government can get a warrant and force you to unencrypt your files. So the only thing the FBI has to fear here is if they were operating outside the bounds of the constitution and trying to avoid judicial scrutiny.
top State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives
This is tesla, not google's driverless car....
top Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets
Statements like these are mindboggling.... "Because they are no longer reporting to Wall Street, they can be more competitive." Your share holders want you to maximize profits and growth, this rarely results in wanting you to be less competitive...
top Verizon Pays $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Investigation
That's a massive three whole dollars per user. I'm sure Big companies are taking notice at the going rate for privacy.
top 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.
top 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.
top 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.
top Microsoft Doesn't Have Plans For a Dedicated Handheld Gaming Device
Good, the hand held gaming console is dead...
top 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"
top 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.
top Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat
But why would I ever want to eat the bottle?
top 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.
top 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.
top 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.
top 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....
top 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?
top Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview
The best way to light the path to your future is by burning the bridges of your past.
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