top Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches
Except where they
pass out the wrong paper ballots. Mistakes can happen in a number of ways. about a month and a half ago
top Smartphone App To Be Used As Hotel Room Keys
People keep thinking of the disadvantages of the phone, but think of the advantages.
No checking in.
An email confirms your room number and you just go straight to the room.
about a month and a half ago
top Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job
1. Talk bad about our boss' clients in public
2. Get fired.
This is not a first amendment issue.
top New Research Casts Doubt On the "10,000 Hour Rule" of Expertise
What a shocker..
top At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert
I've had lunch there, and it is pretty surreal how they have this normal mall food court in the middle of one of the most secure places on the planet.
But I guess everyone needs a slice from Shapiro pizza now and again.
top Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?
A cheap solution to avoid catastrophic loss of one of a kind, but not valuable, data/
top Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction
I text all of the time at stop lights, and I don't feel the least bit bad about it.
top 51% of Computer Users Share Passwords
How else am I supposed to watch HBO?
top Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space
What resolution do we think that government satellites can do?
top Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording
Most of the time, it is an automated message saying that the call may be recorded from their side. Can I just respond back to the automated message that the call may be recorded from my side?
top Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
Has been pretty solid for about a year now. Only requiring one or two reboots over that time, and I think that had to do more with the cable modem.
top What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?
As an attorney, I totally understand this.
Considering most of our job is writing, I'm amazed at how poorly most people understand Microsoft word. I am not an expert, but if you don't even know what style sheets are or how to insert a cross reference, you are creating SO much more work for yourself as you try to "clean-up" the document later.
But as attorneys who are getting paid by the hour, there can be short term benefit (more billable hours) to this inefficiency.
top Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should
Oh thank god. All this time I was thinking that no storage device is 100% reliable and here you come along and shatter that view. Thank you David_Hart for assuring me that SD cards are 100% reliable and never experience data loss. I am switching to SD cards for all of my backups from now on; both at home and at work! I am sure my boss will love how much money I saved him by switching from costly tape and off site providers to simple SD cards. THANK YOU!
Don't be a tool.
No one is saying you keep your one copy of the nuclear launch codes on a SD card. He is saying they have become relatively inexpensive removable storage and that most phone makers outside of apple have acknowledged this.
top FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars
I think drug dealers would love driverless cars. No one to arrest. You could say the "owner", but much harder to prove.
top My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...
Can they use a standard dimmer knob, or do you have to replace it with something else?
top Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines
maybe some, but they ran fiber right to my room in a 100 person apt building in NYC in about 2010.
top What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant
Eh, I consent to a search BECAUSE I have nothing to hide, and then get on with my life.
top Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant
And I'd imagine a few others based on state constitutional protections, but now it is a federal rule. Seems to be the right decision, but it will be interesting to see if some states put up systems to fast track search warrants now to speed up the process, thereby lowering the amount of judicial review.
top Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution
Any change to the law has to start with a lower court ruling somewhere.
top Chicago Robber Caught By Facial Recognition Sentenced To 22 Years
Most jobs of any significance require you to give your finger prints up anyway. Not a big deal if they want to put my ID photo in the big computer as well.
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