New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution
Please feel free to prove Evolution then.. We'll wait..
Have a Privacy-Invasion Wishlist? Peruse NSA's Top Secret Catalog
So all those shows we have mocked, like 24, csi, etc, because their tech "hacks the firewall" in 15 seconds were actually accurate? Crap. That changes some things..
New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack
We have some expensive pitney bowes mailing systems. We inquired about a newer computer, NOT running xp. Turns out they changed the entire print assembly for the version that runs Windows 7. Its a $20k upgrade. (also need a new controller box, old one doesn't work with WIndows 7 software (mainly the hardware dongle, apparently)..
Our brand new pitney bowes mailing system has a windows 7 computer. The techs that installed it told our senior management to never run windows update, or install antivirus on it, or it would cause problems and make the machine not work. Boy did they get pissy when I put it on its own vlan, with only access to one server, and one port on that server, to get its updated files.
Your Next Network Operating System Is Linux
I remember taking out a 21" apollo monitor with some friends for a night of shooting. (We wanted some fun stuff to blow up). That freaking monster took a 9mm at 15 yards... took several other smaller/slower calibers too. The 357 finally pierced the glass. I think they were so expensive because they were made of transparent aluminium. (Originally designed to hold large volumes of water in space ships)
As Hurricane Season Looms, It's Disaster-Preparedness Time
hate to tell you, but the AWS servers In Oregon are right near a very, very large river, (The columbia I think is second to only the mississippi) Right near several volcanoes, In an area that commonly gets lots of freezing rain and high winds. Its also a few miles from a major chemical weapons depot. (I guess the servers wouldn't care, but nobody would go onsite to replace failed equipment) and not very far from Hanford, where there is tons of nuclear waste.
Should Cops Wear Google Glass?
Taser makes a similar device, that is made for police to record everything: http://www.taser.com/products/on-officer-video/axon-flex-on-officer-video
Ask Slashdot: Good Tracking Solutions For Linux Laptop?
Looked into this once before for a big rollout.. Very hard to get actual info on. All the BIOS chip does, is re-install the software automatically and silently in windows. (they have some sort of special encryption key or something)..
if you ever feel the need to steal a laptop, install linux, freeBSD, or make it a hackintosh, and the computrace is worthless..
Linux Mint 15 'Olivia' Release Candidate Is Out
I liked it as well, until the last update. Little things started killing my productivity. Like when I would get a new chat message in Pidgin. I would go up to the indicator area, click on the envelope, then see a list of several chats I had, many that were quite old, I would click on hte newest one, and it woudl blink, and the indicator would go off.. But that was it. It wouldn't actually load up the pidgin window to the chat. If I went directly to pidgin, it wouldn't turn off the indicator envelope. Thunderbird had some similar bugs, which is even more disappointing than the Pidgin one, since thunderbird is the default mail client. There are actually quite a few other things, but they are all just little things that have added to to being a waste of time.
Lawrence, KS To Get Gigabit Fiber — But Not From Google
I hate to tell you, but the incumbent providers can cherry pick too, and have for quite some time. My neighborhood has no cable as an option, but its a mile in any direction. And good luck even trying to figure out who at ATT you can talk to about getting a remote DSLAM in your neighborhood so you can get decent internet speeds.
How Google Fiber Could Do Some National Good, Or At Least Scare the Carriers
In my state, they "supported" a lot of legislators, and franchising of telecom is now handled by the state. Less candidates to "support" that way, I guess.
Sequester Grounds Blue Angels
Thats not just a federal thing.. How often do hear about the state police cutting back on managers and desk jockeys? its always patrol officers. (the ones that are most visible, and that respond if you need help). How often do schools lay off the coordinators, directors, etc? Its always the teachers, so that the parents scream to the politicians.
Its just kind of annoying now.. I guess I'm numb to it.
Draft IETF Standard for SSH Key Management Released
There is some ways to recompile ssh to lookup using ldap, but I really wish that it would be baked in. I would love to just put a list of authorized keys, which host and user they go to, like we can with sudo in ldap.
Closing the Gap To Improve the Capacity of Existing Fiber Optic Networks
Remember that, when your farmers all move. Or lumberjacks, or fisherman. Its kind of easy to live in the city, since everyone out in the country ships stuff to you. Moving is not a choice for many people, especially in rural areas, where you might have to move dozens (or even hundreds) of miles to get somewhere with internet. HUGE swaths of the US have no real internet. Its kind of like electricity and roads before WW1.
Hell, I live 5 miles from a major city, and have only rural wireless ISP. I was lucky to find them, and their 1Mb/s for $65/month. ATT can't even tell me who to talk to about what it would take to get my 100 house subdivision hooked up with DSL. There are DSLAM's 1 mile in either direction, and their call centers can't tell me anything, because they are all clueless.
US Senate Passes National Internet Sales Tax Mandate
In most states, the sales tax is not paid by the company. The state is taxing YOU. It just mandates that companies that want to sell to you have to collect the tax and submit it.
I'm actually kind of surprised the states haven't started issuing subpoena to the large online retailers, to get names and addresses of people that have ordered over a certain amount. and then go after them. (In pretty much every state with sales tax, you are required by law to include those purchase totals on your taxes, but nobody enforces it)
41 Months In Prison For Man Who Leaked AT&T iPad Email Addresses
Two high school kids just got 1 year each for raping a drunk 16 year old at a party (where people actually filmed and took pictures of it happening).. http://www.sheboyganpress.com/viewart/20130318/SHE0101/130317029/Two-Ohio-high-school-football-players-convicted-raping-girl-16
and this guy gets more than 3 times that for mentioning that a web site will give out people's private email address after AT&T did nothing about it?
Global Warming Has Made the North Greener
Only that the north, above the 45th parallel is. That's Canada, Northern Europe, Russia and up to the arctic.
And Oregon, Washington, Idaho, both the Dakota's, Minnesota, Wisconsin, etc. (45th parallel runs right through Salem, OR, used to be a sign about it a few blocks from my house) or did you mean the 54th parallel?
Criticism Of Copyright Alert System Mounts
They probably hijack your DNS, or do deep packet inspection, and return their page as the answer. Not sure if NoScript will help you with that.
Linus Torvalds Explodes at Red Hat Developer
nobody criticizes gnome anymore, because of Unity, everyone things of Gnome as the Holy Grail of user interface and communication :)
'This Is Your Second and Final Notice' Robocallers Revealed
It is true that you cannot trace back a number based on its caller ID, that it is easy to spoof (and with good reason, you want your 800 number for support on the call, rather than 'bob's' DID at his desk for megacorp).
But most calls also contain the "other" number, I believe they call it the ANI number, the one that 911 uses. the one that cannot be spoofed.
It should be trivial for the phone companies to log and or trace these. When I worked at a school, there was a special number (started with *) you dialed in case of a bomb threat, and it automatically logged your last couple minutes of calls to a file. Then, the police could get a warrant, and go see them. It would not take long to do the same thing for these "untraceable" scammers.
For Businesses, the College Degree Is the New High School Diploma
However, the HR person doesn't see Python on the list, and forwards to you; someone less qualified, who has Python written down. The only way to get close, is to start listing a crapton of languages as requirements, and then tell HR, "they have to have at least 4 of these 15 listed", but that almost never happens.
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