top Researchers Mine Old News To Predict Future Events
The shade of Asimov raises his head..... Does this seem a little like Psychohistory to anyone else? Where's the Mule?
about a year and a half ago
top Ask Steve Wozniak Anything
Many people view the movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley" as a basically factual account of the early years of Apple and MS. As one of the folks portrayed, is this an accurate perception?
top In a time of BYOD, mobile security is key and iOS comes out on top.
WHAT??? this guy's cranium is so far up his final sphincter I'm surprised he can still breathe. He lost me at "lesser of two evils". With 80 million subscribers, "Blackberry and RIM, previously the enterprise mobile weapons of choice, disappeared from meeting rooms, airport terminals and business vernacular" doesn't quite paint a true picture.
top FSA Hangs Child
(plagiarized blatantly from Wikipedia): Recently, Fars News Agency released an interview with Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in which he wants a strategic alliance with Iran. Both the competing Iranian news agency Irna and the Egyption news agency Mena dispute the authenticity of this interview.  In Iran, due to the fiction stories, Fars News is als called jokingly False News. E.g. in the past it reported on a common military exercise between Russia and China. They also broadcast a fictive interview with former president of the international atomic agency Mohamed ElBaradei.
It trust this more if it was backed up by Al Jazeera and/or a couple of other sources.
top Ask Slashdot: Equipping a Company With Secure Android Phones?
Or BES Express - less IT Policies, but it is FREE!
top TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl
Yes, it would be. They have a legal sanction to be invasive pricks. An excessive force charge may be applicable, but I think your chances of a successful prosecution are about the same as an Abu Graib inmate charging a guard.
top How Many Online Aliases Do You Use?
I thought he was making an Iron Maiden comment, but that was 22 Acacia Ave (the continuing saga of charlotte the harlot)
top CryENGINE 3 Updated,
Crysis 3 Announced
There is a long standing bug with Crysis 2 1.9 patch (the one you need for DX 11 and HD add-on content), that breaks the ability to load saved games. This is particularly true for folks using Windows 7 64 bit.
Am I the only one that finds it a little shady that they gave up support of 2 in less than a year, never fixed the broken patch, and now expect people to pay another $50-60 for part 3?
top My favorite New Year to observe:
POEE Calendar. 1 Chaos is equivalent to Jan. 1 in the Gregorian
top CRTC to Announce Usage Based Billing Decision Tues
The Conservatives will do the bidding of the people they care about - big business. This government showed nothing but contempt for the will of the citizens while it was a minority, I wouldn't expect a change now that they have a firm grasp on power.
top Canadian Court Sides With Anon Identity Online
Finally a judge with a brain.
top Man Faces 75 Year Sentence For Recording Police
And yet warrant-less wiretaps of individuals and the wholesale filtering of the internet (see above article on the EFF) are allowed. Land of the who and home of the what?
top The failure of Canadian Healthcare
This is the result of buck-passing and bad handling of red tape. A pay-for-play system would mean poor folks don't get treatment at all. I don't see how that would be any better.
top The Stanford prisoner experiment - 40 years on
Before they opened GITMO, or Abu Grhaib.
top Re: the U.S. 2012 election campaign, I am:
"One of the most controversial events in Australian political history was the dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government by Australia's Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, in November 1975" -
As far as I know this was the last time a GG of a commonwealth country actually used their power.
top Spain arrests Anonymous suspects
I thought that the media was on the side of the protests in Egypt and Tunisia and Libya. It's OK if it's somewhere else, but lets not have activists at home? Seems a little bit two faced, doesn't it? and from TFA; "As well as attacking sites that it perceives as not supporting WikiLeaks" - uhmmm, not quite. They attacked sites that used rubbish excuses to bow to political powers-that-be to remove key financial underpinnings from WikiLeaks in an attempt to break them.
I am not saying I support LOIC and DOS attacks - to paraphrase Cory Doctorow - they are like gluing the lock of a furrier, an anonymous act of protest that is an annoyance, but does not have the moral integrity of a sit-in.
top I've had a personal email account for ...
Didn't you love inputting the boot string with the toggle switches on the front panel? And using debug to add a new drive?
top Professional IT?
Certifications already exist, but licensing would be a horror. There are too many OS's, Apps, incompatible brands of hardware to try to examine and license folks. Being a good SQL Admin does not make one a Cold Fusion Programmer, let alone a decent hardware tech.
Let there be Certs for the specialties, and caveat emptor.
top Daleks to be given "a rest" from Dr. Who
Still, the point is valid. I liked the new enemy, "The Silence". Friggin' creepy. Almost as scary as Tricky Dick.
top DNS Heavyweights Raise Concern Over DNS Filtering
Legislators should always avoid trying to make laws about tech they do not comprehend.
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