Why Is US Broadband So Slow?
All In All, Kids Just Another Brick In the Data Wall
Parents data wall the teachers and staff?
Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Just like the remote kill switch that was proposed in cars. This is a solution looking for a problem, and more over it's a solution that's ripe for abuse.
Exactly... if there's a switch, it will be exploited... just look at the encryption on Blu-ray or DVD's... or even some of the RSA encryptions... no matter how good the digital lock, it will be broken eventually...
FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft
Someone should invent dye pack armed laser seeking missiles... have a drone fly around an airport, someone uses a laser pointed at a plane, and poof, theyre fluro green, and theres video proof for court... win/win
HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"
I'm with you, Fuck beta
Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service
$2000 a month should get their attention, require a phone call and 1 months notice of termination, and a $2000 early termination fee
Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014
I know people with MacBook Pro's, that just bought them because facebook and facebook games are faster... *facedesk*
Australian Teen Reports SQL Injection Vulnerability, Company Calls Police
If you smiled at a safe, and it burst open... its not your fault the safe was faulty...
PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES
I'm sure if the big manufacturers banded together, they could get enough demand for windows 7 licenses...
Govt. Watchdog Group Finds Apple Misled Aussies On Consumer Rights
"Govt. Watchdog Group Finds Apple Misled Aussies On Consumer Rights"
Which Government? China? France? Kenya? Brazil? Rome? Would be more helpful with which country this involves in the title
Disney Pulls a Reverse Santa, Takes Back Christmas Shows From Amazon Customers
EULA's are non binding in New Zealand... the Consumer Guarantees Act sets out consumers rights, and it CANNOT be contracted out of. Once I purchase something, it's mine... If Disney took them back from me, they'd be in for a bad time...
IMO, a contract which has no negotiating room, SIGN HERE OR ELSE, is a worthless pile of poo
Gov't Puts Witness On No Fly List, Then Denies Having Done So
Flying is a privilege, not a right. She can just drive to court.
It's not like we don't have interstate highways in every state in the union.
Maybe should could have driven there, or taken a bus/train, except she wasn't informed until she was trying to board the plane... lets say you had a court date in NY and were in Cali... you get told at the ticket counter you cant fly... think you will make it via driving/bus/train? And they lied about it, in court...
IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected
I blame Windows 8 partially... some people are happy with it... and thats fine... I used it for 2 months and went back to Windows 7
Personally I blame manufacturers... they're now almost exclusively selling all in one machines, which arent that upgradable, have proprietary parts (motherboard/PSU). They also install 500MB - 2GB of 'bonus software' which just slows the machine down
Most people i know, have only needed a faster GPU, more ram and a SSD recently - dropping an SSD into a 1-3 year old PC is so remarkable, in the performance upgrade (Im using an Intel I7 870 *socket 1156* system, and only have USB2/SATA2, and my Samsung 120GB 840 model SSD makes my machine zip along, especially with 16GB of RAM)
US Military Settles Software Piracy Claims For $50M
This company should have hired the RIAA's lawyers...
An Anonymous US Law Enforcement Officer Claims US Wouldn't Arrest Julian Assange
Sounds like a tactic to let the Justice Department be able to say, "He is not facing arrest" without lying.
Plus they problaby have to soften up the journalist community, to get them OK with the idea that Assange is a spy and not a publisher/journalist.
I bet you it'd take about 2 hours or less for them to serve up a warrant... in face, id wager there's one prepared, unsigned, just waiting for the chance for a 'friendly' judge to sign if the situation calls for it
TSA Screening Barely Working Better Than Chance
Indeed you deserve mod points...
Everyone should watch 'Please Remove Your Shoes' http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600841/ as the Israelis do it MUCH better
Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario
In other news, Iran took credit for the downing of this drone as well, saying they have already begun disassembling it and that 'Murica should be very afraid. Pictures have already appeared on the internet of Iranians holding cans of Ginger Ale and eating pancakes, showing their cunning ability to blend in with the indigenous population in order to get close enough to strike at the very heart of the imperialist dogs!
I heard North Korea did it
Stanford's MetaPhone Project: Crowdsourcing Metadata To Challenge the NSA
I have a HTC One X, and a facebook account, yet it says its incompatible?
TSA Airport Screenings Now Start Before You Arrive At the Airport
Racial profiling wouldn't work... how about the likes of Timothy McVeigh, Theodore Kaczynski, Eric Robert Rudolph... etc etc
Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
They killed off the support for the blog view, and now the site is terrible to read... i prefer slashdot in its current form...
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