FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers
Normally, when non-US folks whine, moan, bitch and complain about the US role in managing the Internet, the US folks answer: "You don't like our Internet? Build your own then!"
Well, I guess this retort applies to the US folks now. If you don't like your FCC Comcast Time Warner Paid Prioritization Internet . . . "Build your own then!"
I would suggest we start small, with a store and forward network, named after someone's dog.
My dog is named "Fido".
At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert
Foreign states might try to coerce, corrupt, or disappear you?
No, as an American citizen, my own government might try . . .
The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning
I worked for a lightning research lab in college. From what I remember
Well, if you were hit by lightning during that time, you probably won't remember!
That's the whole point of the article . . . or don't you remember what the article was all about . . . ?
Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina
Nice idea, but . . .
The hard disks containing the evidence from the drones would crash.
Along with all the hard disks of any computers containing email referencing evidence from the drones.
And all the backup tapes would be "recycled".
And the person in charge would drop her pants, moon the government, invoke the 5th Amendment, and invite the government to kiss her hairy ass.
Oh, and she gets early retirement and a juicy taxpayer funded pension, too.
Facebook To Start Testing Internet-Beaming Drones In 2015
Anyone who uses faecesbook is a moron.
Isn't that what business on the Internet is all about: Making money from morons . . . ?
As to Internet with Drones . . . it won't be a serious business until the porn providers start offering it. Porn is the bellwether of any Internet technology.
It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...
Salman Rushdie Satanic Verses was banned by Islam
Oh, that's too easy! Islam bans just about everything!
Even this smiley is banned by Islam:
This is the Prophet Mohammed smiling -> :-)
A colon, a dash, and a close parenthesis . . . the world's shortest banned book!
Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe
Actually, there's some sense in your statement. If you look at our world today, the biggest threat to life on this planet is not gamma rays. The biggest threat to life on this planet . . . is other life on this planet. Most of that is motivated by these "ancient superstitions".
The cruel irony is, that Islam, Christianity and the Judaism are all based on the same Jewish Fairy Tales. And despite that it seems that Muslims are hell-bent on killing everyone who isn't a Muslim. This latest Islamic State crew even seem to want to kill fellow Muslims as well.
Forget gamma rays. If, in the future, we are able to travel to habitable planets . . . we'll probably discover that the life there has destroyed itself. No need for gamma rays to do what life can do to itself.
Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?
Someone asked an ancient Roman poet:
Which wine do you prefer to drink?
Wine, that someone else has paid for.
You could say the same for conferences. The last one I attended was on the Greek island of Samos. Everyone there was there because someone else was paying for it. I honestly didn't have the gall to ask my manager to approve a business trip to a Greek vacation island, so my colleague did it. Since the costs were booked to an EU project that I was working on, he approved it.
ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children
Maybe Europe needs an old China-style one child policy . . . ?
Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?
Monty Python: "African European Swallow or European European Swallow . . . ? "
In the case of Germany, I would tend to agree with you. The German unions try to reach a reasonable consensus with management which is acceptable to all parties involved.
In the case of France, I would tend to disagree with you. They kidnap company executives, and generally make the place appear toxic for business.
The French rail workers' unions have a simple rule when to strike: Whenever I am in France. Normal Slashdot Dogma states that correlation does not equal causation, but in the case of French rail workers . . . I just need to get near the French border, and a strike will break out.
Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?
So you end up with replacing Machiavellian Managers . . . with Machiavellian Union Bosses . . .
Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album
I thought a ski slope took care of Sonny Bono a long time ago.
It's Cher that still needs to be removed.
High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint
Just what I need in a firearm.
Note that the summary says "gun" and not weapon or firearm.
Why are all my military cronies chuckling . . . ?
Maybe "unlocking your gun with your fingerprints" means something else to then . . . ?
"Sir, no Sir, Drill Instructor, Sir. I only shook it three times, as instructed, Sir!"
Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US
The government can earn money from regulation fees, someone can use regulation to stifle competition . . . so regulation is also about profit . . . for somebody.
Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion
If Cuba had oil . . . the embargo would be over really fast.
Cuban cigar smokers in the US don't have a PAC to push through changes. They're just not a big enough special interest group.
Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled
The phone is not the problem . . . the driver is the problem. That's why it would be better to suspend their license for a week or so.
Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks
So, while the funding for K-12 is being cut to fund the tax breaks for Microsoft . . . Gates is blathering about the importance of teaching history.
Maybe Gates will expand his plans for teaching history to include reading, writing, math and science . . . ? Then the state could get rid of K-12 altogether. It would be a Win-Win.
Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola
Ebola requires prolonged exposure or direct contact with bodily fluids.
Ah, like AIDS, then? Well the US is safe then, because AIDS never made any progress there.
At least, not among White Middle-aged Guys. Not even their own wives would have promiscuous sex with them. Which is confusing, being that only White Middle-aged Guys are given the cure for Ebola.
Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen
Anyone who has worked extensively with the stuff will tell you it is NOT safe unless you are careful.
Gee, and there I was, going to tell those Knoxvillesque folks to try the "Liquid Nitrogen Enema Challenge."
Reno Selected For Tesla Motors Battery Factory
Am I missing something? Reno is a ten hour drive from Mexico.
. . . that's why the government is relocating the illegal alien kids close to Reno . . . cheap child labor for Tesla! They wanted real aliens from nearby Area 51, but there was a tooling problem with the factory, because the real aliens only have three fingers!
The new Tesla batteries will still be built using alien technology from Area 51, though. I don't want to be an alarmist or anything, but if your Tesla is dripping black goo, don't touch it . . . it might not be regular black oil!
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