top Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release
From the original Klingon
top California Sues Uber Over Practices
"Your food needs to be checked by the FDA"
That's just wrong. The local health inspector may need to inspect your kitchen or wherever you prepare your food for sale, but you don't need to involve the FDA to sell most foods.
top CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations
First they came for the couches, and I said nothing...
top Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'
That's how AOL and other ISPs did it 15-20 years ago.
top Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain
Can you show evidence of this beyond some random wordpress blog?
top Ask Slashdot: Are Any Certifications Worth Going For?
"No one believes ethics are "the values you aspire to, completely uncoupled from morality". "
You are mistaken. he seems to believe that.
top Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven
No silly rabbit. Kix are for kids.
top Do Good Programmers Need Agents?
This is like a real estate agent getting a % of the sale. Sure they do better it the house sells for another $10k, but if the house is already $300k and they are getting 3%, that turns their $9000 commission into $9300. It isn't likely in their best interest to risk a sale for an extra $300 when they could move the property and start working on getting the next one sold.
top Philae Lands Successfully On Comet
"Is your phone over 10 years old and just traveled millions of miles through space?"
Hasn't everything on Earth traveled "millions of miles through space" in the last 10 years?
top US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System
"Call me when they tied the detectors into a system that mag-locks the doors and windows shut to confine the shooter in one location"
Brilliant! Because someone with a gun or 2 can't shoot through a mag-lock or window.
top Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure
I suspect the idea is that known prostitutes will not be allowed to have a stripping license, therefore minimizing the possibility that strip clubs will be dens of prostitution. I'm not saying that works, but can see that logic being used.
top Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC
States rights aren't the end all. If a state suddenly said they were decriminalizing murder, that doesn't mean murderers get a free ticket. That's an extreme example, but valid nonetheless.
about a month and a half ago
top The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS
"That said there is nothing stopping the military from turning on the scramble again and making all your new fangled GPS rather useless"
Except the GLONASS system which is managed by NOT the US and which many units can also work with. I have a Garman that uses both systems and can usually see 10-15 satellites at a time. That really helps with accuracy and speed.
about a month and a half ago
top How Nigeria Stopped Ebola
You are far more likely to get killed by syphilis than Ebola.
top Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?
Just because insurance doesn't cover a problem, doesn't mean you can't get treatment. They can easily say no, we don't cover that. Then the Dr/hospital/clinic will just send you the bill (assuming you live).
top NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest
We use many terms. Back in the day, we used to say a third or a triad. It reminds me of the time I took a long trip. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for m'shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Gimme five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we... oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. I didn't have any white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...
top Accessing One's Own Metadata
There is an easy solution for this problem. Corporations could not store metadata for individuals. Then they wouldn't have to produce anything. They wouldn't need " to build departments, processes, training, security procedures and create for themselves and very expensive endless quagmire of bureaucracy."
If they want to keep that data, then they need to share it with the people creating such data. The other option would be to share it with everyone. Nobody would like that though. Or, when you login online to check your account, they share it there. That shouldn't be too hard.
top Glut of Postdoc Researchers Stirs Quiet Crisis In Science
"There's just a shortage of qualified people willing to work for much less than they're worth."
Who gets to decide what they're worth?
top Send Your Own Radiosonde 90,000 Feet Into the Sky (Video)
How high is that in libraries of congress?
top Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job
Yes, this isn't a 1st amendment issue. Even so, free speech doesn't mean it is free from all consequences.
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