FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'
Eh, there's a fair number of power users who could step up in case of necessity. It's not just neckbeards and grandmas out there.
Thousands of Gas Leaks Discovered Under Streets of Washington DC
They could gas the rats...
It's Official: Registrars Cannot Hold Domains Hostage Without a Court Order
The City of London was well within reason to ask them to look at whether one of their users was violating their terms, and all they had to do was say "no".
Former CIA/NSA Head: NSA Is "Infinitely" Weaker As a Result of Snowden's Leaks
Personally, I'm an an American and I consider you an idiot.
Milestone: The Millionth UK-Made Raspberry Pi
This is a known problem/solution. Adafruit sells a good converter.
No FiOS In Boston? We'll Make an Ad Anyway
South Jersey is a different planet from North Jersey.
Wanted: Special-Ops Battle Suit With Cooling, Computers, Radios, and Sensors
Not Grar! enough.
Same reason all the Pentagon flunkies are riding the Metro in camo.
The Death of the American Drive-in
The one in Baltimore just installed its digital projector about a month ago. Coincidentally, I saw a (digital) documentary there about the history of drive-ins that claims there's a bit of a resurgence lately. It's called Going Attractions.
Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?
You want to change the prison system? Introduce some rich people to it.
MIT Releases Swartz Report: Instead of Leading, School Was 'Hands-Off'
If MIT is at all serious about implementing any reforms to stop this kind of tragedy from happening again, it must stop objecting to the release of information about the case.
Which they will probably do, now that they got "ahead of the story."
Canadian IP Lobbyists Caught Faking Counterfeit Data
What, you don't expect them to simply copy legitimate data, do you?
Apple Defends App Makers Against Lodsys
Indeed. I'm sure everyone is scrambling to see if they have a patent that Apple hasn't licensed.
Weee! Free market at its finest!
Sony Officially Blames Anonymous For PSN Hack
There is no 'Anonymous.' It's just a term that's been widely co-opted. Sort of like 'Al Qaeda.'
The Chemical-Free Chemistry Kit
It's really an end-around the ridiculously litigious society we live in. The kit isn't quite chemical free. It doesn't ship with any, but the experiments utilize common household chemicals.
AT&T Admits Network Can't Handle iPhone, iPad Traffic
Ditto that. In the Mid-Atlantic, it's pretty good.
From what I hear about NYC and the West Coast, not so much.
Foxconn May Close Factories In China
Those robots will never fit inside a standard sized Suicide Booth so chances are they'll work in those factories until their little robot arms fall off ;-)
Which will significantly reduce their suicide success rate. Problem solved!
What Do You Look For In a Conference?
"I look for good, decently matched football teams. It makes the games much more interesting."
I laughed, anyway.
Copyright Should Encourage Derivative Works
Typically when a song is remixed or sampled, the copyright holders have given permission and are getting royalties.
I don't have figures, but no, not for the notable ones at least.
The artists and marketing guys know and encourage remixing, but it's not normally a contract situation. That often leads to conflicts with the RIAA in their 'super SWAT team' form. See this for example.
How the Obama Copyright Policies Might Unfold
Oh yeah. My GF was an Edwards fan at that point. I had an earful of that.
I have a vague recollection that they (The MSM) would only name the top four-ish candidates. Not sure if that accounts for the Edwards disappearance.