Social Security Administration Joins Other Agencies With $300M "IT Boondoggle"
Until the vendors who are building this system get their company name in the headlines, the status quo will continue.
French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review
At least France is a western country.
Just wait until ICANN goes full international. The fun will really begin.
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception
Go get all the abortions you want, but private businesses have the option to not pay for it.
FWD.us: GOP Voters To Be Targeted By Data Scientists
While Republican voters might appear to be for immigration reform by the polls, their idea of reform is vastly different than what these people are proposing.
They first want a secure border... meaning no flood of new illegals, drugs, gangs, etc.
They clearly feel lied to by democrats saying the border is the most secure ever. Just look at the 50,000 children who have just crossed since January. If you can't stop children, how do you plan on stopping the "bad guys"?
Republicans would also support more work visas -- both skilled and unskilled. They don't care about having more immigrants here. They want an orderly process which no administration has been able to provide.
Obama's blanket amnesty isn't too popular but most Republicans would be up for the debate if they were confident the problem wouldn't keep compounding itself with new illegals.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released
Their use of bold and italics in the announcement makes me feel like I'm reading an old John C Dvorak pcmag column.
Chicago Robber Caught By Facial Recognition Sentenced To 22 Years
Obviously this criminal's previous arrests didn't serve as a wake up call. This sentence quite appropriately protects the public -- specifically the next group of innocents that this guy decides to rob at gunpoint. It also teaches the guy's children that crimes have consequences.
Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
Writing anti-male missives won't get you laid.
Hopping on the misogyny bandwagon will not get you laid.
Until you understand the differences of what women say versus how they act, you will continue to be powerless in your quest for attention.
Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future
Facebook has a very heavy hand at suspending accounts who don't mesh with the feminist agenda. If you post pro-masculine articles, prepare to have your account terminated as happened by the owner of the Return of Kings page. Other pro-male pages like the Tom Leykis show are suspecting they will be next.
Now maybe you aren't into masculinity and don't care. But when they come for your subject of choice, (guns? reverse engineering?) prepare to find yourself locked out.
Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees
For one, I don't think that Walmart's margins are so thin that they can't afford...
This is a case where it doesn't matter what you think. Walmart is a master of optimizing prices. Maximizing revenue is a duty to their shareholders. When they see waste, in this case on the transaction fees, they work their hardest to reduce it. That is what's happening here.
Walmart serves a different market from Costco so your bit about amex is not applicable. There was a time 10 or 15 years ago when Walmart tried to start a bank to get in on the interchange rates and government regulators killed the idea.
Is Daylight Saving Time Worth Saving?
I can safely say moving your clocks is idiotic. If you want to work 8-4 or 9-5, it really don't matter at all. Just pick one and make it happen.
Samsung And Docomo Reportedly Working on Tizen Phone
I love linux and use it everywhere but let's be honest - Tizen isn't going anywhere. These developers would be better off building a GPL pure ecosystem around Android.
Ask Slashdot: What Was Your Favorite Web Comic of 2012?
Then you aren't reading the best web comic out there: Jerkcity
New DRM-Free Label Announced
As far as FSF artwork goes, the logo is pretty good.
Universities Hold Transcripts Hostage Over Loans
Your other option when you can't afford it is to take things step by step. Get your associates, take a step forward in your career. Get your bachelors, take a step forward in your career. Get your masters, etc. Sure you don't become a PhD by age 25 this way, but shockingly, life is not "fair."
Ask Slashdot: Writing Hardened Web Applications?
Coming from a windows environment, you've probably already lost.
But here is a book to show you how much you don't know (in a platform agnostic way):
The Tangled Web by Michal Zalewski.
Also, forget all of the advice above about starting by writing your own webserver. That's a fool's errand.
New Online Dictionaries Automate Away the Linguistic Middleman
I wonder what kind of sales pitch it takes to get $12 million for a free web dictionary.
'Just imagine if we could provide 100 definitions from other people for the word "butt", how much is that worth to you?'
DynDNS Cuts Back Free DNS Options
Vote with your checkbook. We're not talking thousands of dollars or life critical systems here.
US Scraps Virtual Fence Along Mexican Border
Maybe it would be good at counting illegals crossing but it does nothing to stop them.
When hundreds of thousands (literally) cross every year, we don't need sensors on the border. Just stand there and some are sure to cross your path.
Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down
Arizona is an open carry state but a permit is required to carry a concealed weapon. The permit process requires class work, background checks, fingerprinting, and no felony or domestic violence charges.
Microsoft Patents Looks-Are-Everything Dating
Can Microsoft deliver my Ms Portman look-alike petrified with hot grits down her pants?
Thx in advance.
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