Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake
Ctrl-Alt-Del generates a non maskable interrupt. Yes it was there before Windows, and even before DOS. If an OS wants to react to it other than instantly rebooting, said OS needs to install an interrupt handler for it. That interrupt handler is fired at a way lower level than ordinary keystrokes, malware, or friendly userspace applications.
Bullshit, to the hardware it's just another key combination. It's the BIOS that rebooted the computer when it's pressed. And if you don't use a US QWERTY keyboard, you have to replace the keyboard driver, and this driver will handle the reboot
Using Ctrl-Alt-Del to trigger login gives you two kinds of security:
1. Software cannot simulate a Ctrl-Alt-Del in order to play games with the login screen.
2. By first pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del, the user logging on can be quite sure that they are giving their login credentials to a genuine Windows (or whatever OS) login screen, and not some malware that merely resembles the login screen.
And since they wrote the keyboard driver, they could have done that with any arbitrary combination...
US Military Designates Julian Assange an "Enemy of State"
I think he had a few 'trials', no? ...or perhaps 'trial' isn't the legally correct word. Anyway, they were just concerning extradition, but anyway, it's as accurate as 'imprisoned', imo.
Trial isn't the correct word, however, "trial" is.
Bilingual Kids Show More Creativity
Since it's for their own good, time to shove fourteen languages down the their throats in forced mandatory education. Stop concentrating on math and science, start concentrating on languages. Veuillez considérer le bien-être des enfants.
Qu'est-ce qui te fait penser que l'algèbre n'est pas une langue?
(TR: What makes you think Algebra isn't a language?)
Hubble Discovers 5th Moon of Pluto
Neptune didn't clear out its orbit either (Since Pluto is in it), and it has 5 (currently known) moons too.
Next to Neptune, Pluto is a speck of dust, so yes Neptune cleared its orbit. You can't say the same for Pluto.
US Threatens Spain For Not Implementing SOPA-Like Law
Guess what, there where elections in Spain on november the 20th. After that, there's a pair of weeks with a government in functions while the new president and his team takes control of the country.
You misspelled prime minister.
Kepler Discovers First Earth-Sized Exoplanets
Furthermore ... how the fuck is a planet supposed to vanish?
You should ask this guy.
US Government Seizes Email of WikiLeaks Volunteer
If you are unaware of the quote, Cardinal Richelieu states in the late 19th century:
"If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him."
Diginotar Responds To Rogue Certificate Problem
Um, no. Google's true CA is not DigiNotar, but Equifax,
Nokia Windows Phone Revealed
And MS has embraced unlocking/jail-breaking as well, which will enable side-loading apps.
If they actually embraced it, it wouldn't be called jailbreaking, it would be called sudo.
Nokia Windows Phone Revealed
If he really meant it he wouldn't have let cameras and smartphones into announcement.
If he really meant it he wouldn't have let journalists into announcement.
George Lucas C&Ds 'Lightsaber Laser'
In fact, the entire future of humanity, including all technological advances, was already patented by scifi writers decades ago.
Well, as long as it's been patented at least two decades ago, we're safe...
Europe To Import Sahara Solar Power Within 5 Years
Well, it's about 40,000 square km or 18,000 square miles or .05% of the United States (basically the area of West Virginia).
Or in european units, that's about one Switzerland.
Why Video Calling Is a Wasted Feature In the UK
The article makes it sound like a breakthrough by Apple but videocalling has been around for at least 3 years in Italy and has not taken on for a variety of reasons, the main one being that it does not solve a problem the user has.
Same here, I've had a videophone for four years. I'm pretty sure one day Apple will claim they invented smartphones...
What Scientists Really Think About Religion
How do you measure faith?
With a faith-o-meter of course, what else?
10-Year Cell Phone / Cancer Study Is Inconclusive
The fact that most people don't understand statistics doesn't mean stats are bullshit. It just means people are dumb.
Voyager 2 Speaking In Tongues
Assuming a constant speed of 17km/s, 30 years for Voyager is 30 years and 1.5s on Earth.
Sony Can Update PS3 Firmware Without Permission
Sony: "I will make it legal"
Apple To Buy ARM?
ARM is the most successful and widely used architecture, not just in mobile devices but in all kinds of embedded systems, especially the ones geeks know and love, such as Arduino,
Arduino uses ATmega CPUs.
Russia Doubles Price For Launching US Astronauts
Are you telling me that if I had the best part of $60 million I couldn't design, build and fly my own rocket in to space? Even a brute force solution wouldn't be that expense, surely?
Hear that sound? that's every rocket scientist on Earth laughing at you.