EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal
No, that is not American Culture!! I take a stand against that attitude.
Please, take 2 and half minutes from your day and watch Jon Stewarts' speech from the Rally to Restore Sanity from 8:05 through 10:40.
Ask Slashdot: Where Are the Complete Hosting Providers?
Somehow people have forgotten what used to be a basic assumption - email is not that private:
See the first comment on this article (or ask anyone who was around in the 90's):
No Upper Bound On Phone Record Collection, Says NSA
Why do people don't get this more? The NSA/Military are (for the most part) carrying out the policies and directives set by their civilian over-seers.
Michael Hayden actually expressed this very clearly:
Former NSA Director Michael Hayden exemplifies this in a quote from late July: âoeGive me the box you will allow me to operate in. Iâ(TM)m going to play to the very edges of that box.â
USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication
Get ready to cream your pants:
The Release Candidate For Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" Is Out
Would it hurt to include a few words explaining what the hell Mint even is or why we should care there's a new version?
Windows Browser Ballot Glitch Cost Firefox 6-9 Million Downloads
Completely false. According to http://www.advfn.com/p.php?pid=financials&symbol=NASDAQ%3AMSFT
Foreign Sales: $34,877mil
Domestic Sales: $38,846mil
Ask Slashdot: Securing a Windows Laptop, For the Windows Newbie?
Here's an article from 6 years ago, describing an (at-the-time) new feature which makes your technique obsolete:
Russian High-Tech Export Scandal Produces 8 Arrests in Houston
Spend some time on:
Space Station Spacewalkers Stymied By Stubborn Bolt
Story Musgrave. He was in charge of fixing the Hubble, and is a complete bad-ass. He has a "good-old farm boy" attitude, that is exactly what you want for fixing machinery in remote locations.
Could You Hack Into Mars Curiosity Rover?
Sure you don't think thats relevant? If you've got your own transmitter, you are talking directly to it.
What Happens To Google Employees When They Die?
Not sure if they still do, but in the 90's, Microsoft self-insured employees (administered by Aetna, though). Makes a lot of sense when you have a young, largely healthy workforce.
Minneapolis Police Catalog License Plates and Location Data
This is apparently the logic that actual police use.
GPS Spoofing Attack Hacks Drones
I don't think you're getting it. The inputs to the Kalman filter would be an encrypted GPS signal, accelerometer readings, magnetic compass bearing, wind speed and visual odometery. Now which ones are being jammed, and which spoofed?
GPS Spoofing Attack Hacks Drones
Voting may have been common 40 years ago, but any modern system would use a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalman_filter#Example_application or something similar (and much less naive).
Chuck Schumer Tells Apple and Google To "Curb Your Spy Planes"
Chuck Schumer is one of the biggest pro-government control-freak assholes in congress. He has no qualms bending logic, twisting and lying to spin whatever propoganda he needs to in order to advance his agenda. He has never met a law he didn't like, and works to restrict freedom with his every move.
This is only latest in a decades long series of moves by him.
Chuck Schumer vs. Free Speech
Schumer Among Biggest Supporters of Anti-Piracy Laws (He was a co-sponsor of SOPA and PIPA)
Schumer's racket: Lobbyists and hedge funds
Schumer proposes new federal regulations on grill brushes
And since the above links are all pretty recent, here's some Schumer history:
On the eve of the first anniversary of the Oklahoma bombing in April, 1996, Congress passed the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. The Democrats were very disappointed, however, because the bill passed without proposed expansions of wiretapping authority. In May 1996, Reps. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Conyers (D-MI) introduced H.R. 3409 "to combat domestic terrorism."
The bill, titled the "Effective Anti-Terrorism Tools for Law Enforcement Act of 1996," would expand the powers granted to the FBI to engage in multi- point (roving) wiretaps and emergency wiretaps without court orders, and to access an individual's hotel and vehicle and storage facility rental records. It also relaxed the requirements for obtaining pen register and trap and trace orders in foreign intelligence investigations.
US Security Services May 'Have Moles Within Microsoft,' Says Researcher
Every major government around the world ALREADY has access to Windows source code. Starting in 2001, when Microsoft's security started being a major focus, they began a program to grant access to the code to interested parties.
AMD/ATI Video Drivers: Unsafe At Any Speed
Uhh, no. Windows DLLs have always been relatively addressed, and are capable of being loaded at different locations in the virtual address space (google "rebasing"). However, for performance reasons, most DLLs specify a preferred address the loader will attempt to slot them into. All system DLLs specify this, which results in their routines being loaded at predictable addresses (even across machines).
ASLR means that, on boot, a different location is chosen in the virtual address space to load DLLs into, so that system routines are not always at the same location, making certain types of security exploitation significantly harder.
Database and IP Records Tie Election Fraud To Canada's Ruling Conservatives
the news in the US no longer has to present a balanced viewpoint.
I don't think you have a very good grasp of American history, and the form newspapers and tabloids have taken, over the past 200+ years.
. In other words, nobody is monitoring journalistic integrity.
Are you saying you wish there was a governmental department in charge of arbitrating truth, which would have the power to censor or re-write the news as it saw fit? That sounds like a much more terrifying option to me.
Here's What Facebook Sends the Cops In Response To a Subpoena
Hmmm, interesting to puzzle out the references:
Samarkand is a city in Uzbekistan.
Levodopa is a psychiatric drug
Corinth city in Greece.
His previous postings are not quite as good, and this gem sheds some light on his... condition...
Mitch Altman Parts Ways With Maker Fair Over DARPA Grant
And in a move of supreme irony, he is glady leaving to support Chinese Hackerspaces:
Here's a clue, kiddo - try to find anything of significance in China that doesnt have involvement from the People's Liberation Army. But you got no problem supporting that?
Mr 44 hasn't submitted any stories.
Mr 44 has no journal entries.