Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline
If you are curious why so many children are killed in Gaza, look at this footage:
Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy
Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA
A lot of people miss this element - "spying" is very different from "legally admissible evidence in court by a police agency". I care a lot less about intelligence agencies, than police agencies.
And yes, that why the supposed collaboration with DEA is so bad, that is far worse than almost anything else that's come out in my mind.
Amazon Fire Phone Reviews: Solid But Overly Ambitious
I am excited for a google-less android phone. Read this article, and realize that this phone is our best and only hope:
Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight
That's absolutely not true, and is in fact totally backwards. The "National Guard" is under control of the State Governor, except when federalized, and as such is completely constitutional.
The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux
Spoken like a man who's never used RHEL.
US Government To Study Bitcoin As Possible Terrorist Threat
It's a bit immature for people to be blindly making fun of this. At the risk of RTFA:
An unclassified memo from January unearthed by Bitcoin Magazine detailed solicitations for CTTSO projects. The memo states that one of the mission requirements is for "innovative...solutions to develop and/or enhance new concepts and constructs for understanding the role of virtual currencies" in financing threats against the United States.
The memo said the blurring of national lines is facilitating the transfer of virtual currencies: "The introduction of virtual currency will likely shape threat finance by increasing the opaqueness, transactional velocity, and overall efficiencies of terrorist attacks," it stated.
This sounds like a perfectly valid thing for someone to think about, and consider the implications of. Honestly, whatever your business (or governmental responsibility), if you aren't thinking about the impact of crypto-currency, you might be being negligent.
L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects
It is on Grand Street, btw.
Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?
Note that there was a major security hole in this last year:
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.
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