NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration
So are they .
DOJ Launches New Cybercrime Unit, Claims Privacy Top Priority
You stop throwing the 'T' word around at companies/people for doing things like encrypting our handheld devices.
Scientists Discover Diamond Nanothreads
Ahh, but how do we get the Insanely sharp threads to deflect incident energy weapon discharges though?
Carmakers Promise Not To Abuse Drivers' Privacy
customer ... Information ... wont be ... all kinds of stuff ... without their permission.
I'm told I gave permission for things that I in no way gave permission for (consciously) far to often to buy that one.
They'll just add permissions to the shrink wrap license on your smart ignition key (or your XM radio, live maps, emergency service, or some other needed/desirable function). Pesky 'privacy' problem solved!
An Air Traffic Control System For Drones
No, it would be free drones for hackers :-p
US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies
TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name
What To Expect With Windows 9
I have Windows and Mint also. (Primarily windows, though that's a practicality thing for me, not a preference.)
- Windows doesn't stay running months on end unless you don't patch. That's not an indictment of Windows, it is just the reality of maintaining a system well in that environment.
- Why do people assume that if they don't experience a problem that the person that does is simply wrong/crazy/imagining/stupid.
- If you don't run Windows routinely and keep it updated (which sounds like the case in the GP), then when you do boot it, EVERYTHING wants to update* and your experience is horrible until it all completes. Also not an indictment of Windows, just reality.
* (unless you convince yourself that you can do it better and smarter than various manufacturers and lock down all automatic updates, which I posit is a bad idea generally for non corporate systems...and particularly those where someone boots into the OS out of protest once in a blue moon...)
Giant Greek Tomb Discovered
I'm from the US and I absolutely bitch about us abandoning the conversion they started to move us to the metric system when I was a kid.
Do I think metric, no, but i sure would if we had followed through on that.
Giant Greek Tomb Discovered
How many pints when in one's cups?
Giant Greek Tomb Discovered
So Denzacar, would you say it has a plethora of Barley Grains?
Microsoft Takes Down No-IP.com Domains
I got the MS Notification on the activity at work.
There were 200 different items of malware being served across 22,037 separate malicious domains. If there are 4 million customers, and 1:1 customers to domains, that is about 180 innocent domains for every one malicious one.
I'm all in favor of shutting down botnets and i can see the results (for a while) in spam volumes hitting us when actions like this are taken, but this much collateral damage seems likely to hinder future efforts.
The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant
What do these two truisms have to do with each other?
Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality
Corporations aren't ~allowed~ to consider "the greater good" over that profit,
Granted, in retrospect, this looks like it turned into a good marketing move, but going into it, the history of such things would have indicated this was going to be little more than a money pit.
Scientists Propose Collider That Could Turn Light Into Matter
Ours might not survive it...but a new one might come in with a 'bang' ...until the next evolution of monkeys figures out how to do the same thing...
Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane
While I'm not a fan of either of the two major parties (quite the contrary), the Rs are generally speaking more colorblind. That's that's the opposite of racism.
Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?
And in return they retain a lean on the property. I'm not sure how but I suspect that every now and then this works out in the bank's favor dramatically somehow...
Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients
The sock monster, however, is a terror that afflicts much of humanity.
It's Time To Plug the Loopholes In Pipeline Regulation
...of any of the symptoms that everyone is suffering from,
Not of that he wasn't.
It's not bad just because some special group got sick (elderly in this case). It was bad because people were sickened.
Back To the Moon — In Four Years
So basically, we just need to get Obama to adopt all the very worst right-wing policies
Seems reasonable. The right wingers have certainly adopted all the very worst left wing policies :-\
Emory University seeks to patent a nanotech treatment for osteoporosis
RandomFactor (22447) writes "The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Emory University is seeking a patent on a nanotechnology treatment for osteoporosis. The treatment uses silica based fluorescent nano-particles which have the capacity to increase bone density."
Update: 1st August 2009 - SORBS is NOT closing.
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Update: 1st August 2009 — SORBS is NOT closing.
Contrary to the FUD propagated by the likes of Al Iverson SORBS is please to announce that SORBS is not closing. SORBS has received 3 credible offers for the purchase of SORBS (the offer that Al Iverson made for the domain name particularly in light of the propaganda and FUD he has tried to encite is not considered credible.)
Currently the two offers being considered are with anti-spam vendors and one of the two have indicated that they will not commercialise SORBS, but keep it as a community project. The other anti-spam vendor have indicated they would pursue a split commercial model, where there would be a free service as well as a 'premium' service.
An announcement about which company is successful will be forthcoming when necessary paperwork has been signed.
Small outages will occur in the central database when the servers are moved, this will NOT affect SORBS services globally, only updates (listing and delisting) and local (Au) services during the outages.
Thank you for your continuing support.
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