AT&T Readying For the End of Analog Landlines
They aren't going to switch their network to VoIP and not have backup power...
AT&T maintains 99.999999999% (yes, that's nine nines!) uptime on their POTS network (localized problems like poles being run down by trucks are something else; I'm speaking of their equipment). They are not stupid.
Feds Bust Cable Modem Hacker
What if I'm hunting deer that happen to have body armour on?
Should Wikipedians Edit Stories For Pay?
How many people would support paying history gradschool students to work on WikiProject: Russian History?
It's perfectly possible to be unbiased and paid for your work. I don't see why they need a new policy to deal with this - their regular NPOV policies are fine.
You've Dropped Your Landline — Now What?
Depending on when your house was built, you may not be _allowed_ to rip the wires out, anyway. They might belong to Ma Bell.
When Your Backhoe Cuts "Black" Fiber
I think they'd be more worried about somebody cutting all of their fiber at once and knocking an office off the network when something critical was happening.
The NSA probably encrypts all their traffic over-the-wire.
Craigslist Shielded From Prosecution In SC
...do you actually understand what job somebody given the position 'judge' does?
FTC Targets Massive Car Warranty Robocall Scheme
Caller ID is trivial to spoof. Your solution does not work.
Law of Armed Conflict To Apply To Cyberwar
with 6 kids from 8 different child-support paying fathers
That's a neat trick. I also believe it's possible to do in several states...
Debian Switching From Glibc To Eglibc
It's horribly inefficient BSD crap. Get your Drepper quotes right!
Oracle Top Execs Answer Sun Employee Questions
I don't think they bough Sun for MySQL. If I had to guess, they don't even _care_ they got MySQL with it. They have dinky versions of Oracle for developers and stuff anyway.
First Look at Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Beta
Email and calendaring are hard when you get down to the nitty-gritty.
Obama Administration Defends Warrantless Wiretapping
Good job, you voted for someone who wasn't running for president.
Valve Claims New Steamworks Update "Makes DRM Obsolete"
So how does the game know nobody else is playing with that globally unique identifier?
This doesn't sound new or exciting to me...all it sounds like is Valve will handle license key generation/online authentication for third parties selling on Steam.
Charter Cable Capping Usage Nationwide This Month
1.5mbps is not terribly attractive.
Behind the Scenes In Apple Vs. the Record Labels
...uh...did you read the blurb?
In 1978, Apple Corps, the Beatles-founded holding company and owner of their record label, Apple Records, filed a lawsuit against Apple Computer for trademark infringement. The suit was settled in 1981 with an undisclosed amount being paid to Apple Corps.
EU Could Force Bundling Firefox With Windows
It's not about fixing anything. It's about being childish and spiteful.
And goddamn, it's funny.
Black Holes From the LHC Could Last For Minutes
You and what army are going to hold them accountable when they destroy the planet?
Tabula Rasa Goes Free, Brings New Content
There's a difference between "free" and "free if you give us billing information but trust us we won't dick you". I thought we all learned that in the heyday of AOL free trials?
Wireless Invention Jams Teen Drivers' Cell Calls
Anything that interferes with somebody's ability to dial 911 on a phone will be shot to pieces by the FCC.
The product is dead in the water.