top 2014 Geek Gift Guide
"Beware of Geeks bearing gifts"??
about a month and a half ago
top Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies
Personally, I follow the theories if Zager and Evans.
top U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras
So, you want to watch the officer go to the bathroom?
top Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned
Did he grow to 50 feet tall and rampage around Las Vegas?
top Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?
The propeller could also be useful as a wind turbine. Solar and wind power in one device!
top Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"
We're talking Canada. Password was probably "hockey".
top Spider Discovered That Builds Its Own Spider Decoys
The decoy was built by the creatures in the next bush over. Three poison arrow frogs behind a blind, aiming at the spider coming up behind the decoy.
top Judge Suggests Apple, Motorola Should Play Nice
This is Slashdot - everything Apple is evil...
Wait, I thought it was "everything Microsoft is evil", or have I picked that up wrong?
Actually it seems to be "everything not-LINUX is evil". I was going to say "everything that the non-Technical consumer likes is evil", but I'm not sure that fits in the Microsoft case. Maybe "only the perceived underdog is not evil"?
top Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email
True that you have to have Exchange Server, but there is web access to OC as well. Works just fine from my MAC at home.
top Android Catching Up In the Tablet Market
A flat 10 sales is "quite smooth". Still means nothing.
top Fake Apple Stores Mushrooming In China
The interesting thing I read was that the workers of the fake stores thought that they were actually Apple employees.
That calls into question their "Genius Bar".
top Bill Gates Looks to Reinvent the Toilet
to get rid of that piece of crap Vista.
top Vint Cerf Says Fix the Net With More Pipe
Couldn't you fix the "rental" model so that the video is available for X number of days past download. DirecTV OnDemand does this now (with the DVR). I can re-watch the movie for (I think) 5 days after "purchase". The old DIVX had self-destruct of the contents back in the 90's didn't it? (or was that the 80's)
And let's face it, nothing is going to stop the pirates anyway.
top Project Icarus: the Gas Mines of Uranus
>> speedo swimsuits,
Have you ever been to a European beach? I think we could have done without these.
top Amazon Challenges Apple With Mac App Store
Despite not owning any Apple products, I
could imagine them pushing a silent update to all devices that simply blocks the site in question. Or starting to sign their software cryptographically, and making sure their systems only accept valid signatures. Or any other way, actually...
That would be one way to start a myriad of lawsuits. Apple, or any other hardware/software manufacturer, can not start blocking sites willy-nilly. It would be considered a free-speech violation most likely, but particularly, in this case, anti-competitive. The Feds would be on them in a second. And talk about the bad PR.
Even for iOS products, while they may make it very difficult to get 'non-Apple approved' software on the devices, there are jail-breaking methods available. I think Apple may always keep a back-door open like that, to get around any future anti-competitive, or anti-free market claims.
top Word Lens — Augmented Reality Translation
translate geek-to-English? THAT would be magical!
top What If the Apollo Program Had Continued?
Thankfully Steve Dahl and his Insane Coho Lips army dispatched Disco for the most part on July 12th 1979 at Comiskey Park, with "Disco Demolition" (or as he now calls it DD). Saving the youth of America.