Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast
'It sounded like I was involved before with bitcoin and looked like I'm not involved now. That's not what I meant. I want to clarify that,' he said.
So ... you meant that you are still involved now? I think I see what you're saying, Satoshi/Dorian ...
Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical
... live longer and prosper.
NZ Govt May Gut Privacy Laws For US Citizens and Ex-Pats
In short, I am forced to obtain citizenship in my country of residency, and give up my citizenship in the United States.
Not so fast, Round-Eyes. Before you can renounce your US citizenship, you must sign an oath to that effect at an embassy or consulate outside the US, pay a fee of $450 and settle up with the IRS first! Only when the latter have agreed that you have nothing outstanding may you no longer call yourself an American. Otherwise, sorry, Bud -- you're still in!
Ballmer To Retire
"Ballmer To Retire"
Furniture at Microsoft HQ heaves a sigh of relief!
Aerovelo's Human-Powered Helicopter Wins $250,000 Sikorsky Prize
The AHS publication of the Sikorsky prize regulations, Flight Requirements 4.4.3, states that "a reference point on the non-rotating part of the machine will be established as a means whereby the observers can judge that the machine stayed within the confines of the 10-meter square", thereby clearly indicating that one point on the machine must remain within a 10 m x 10 m square, not the entire machine.
Marriages Spawned From Online Dating As Satisfying As From Traditional Dating
Your memorial site for Sue is a thing of beauty. It brought me to tears. Thank you for sharing it with us. Sue was as lucky to have you in her life as you were to have her in yours.
Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty To 10 Charges
... plus c'est la meme chose.
Wasn't there a case something like this one back in the 19th century? Spurious accusations, suppression of evidence, unjust convictions. Some guy named Dreyfus, I think ...
I wonder if our collective social conscience is as responsive as it was back then, so long ago.
Software Lets Scientists Assemble DNA
And how long will it be until extremists design and assemble a lethal and unstoppable virus this way and trigger a global epidemic that wipes out humanity in the name of Allah? Nice work, Omri; you've just handed them the tools.
French Police Unsure Which Twin To Charge In Sexual Assaults
Switzerland: 722 years and counting.
The IIPA Copyright Demands For Canada and Spain
Go fuck yourself. Thank you.
Retail Copies of Office 2013 Are Tied To a Single Computer Forever
I tried Kingsoft Office and was fairly impressed with how closely (cleverly) they'd cloned the Office 2007 interface. Quite useable for the few things I played with (mostly the Word, Excel and Powerpoint equivalents).
One caveat: it's from a Chinese publisher.
Canadian ISP Fights Back Against Copyright Trolls
Roger's has officially rolled over and plays ball with the troll's. They have a system where they will automatically forward a legal letter or something.
Scurrilous behaviour, and I'd be changing ISPs if I were a Rogers customer and had confirmation of this. Not that I infringe; I just think it's no part of an ISPs business to actively aid and abet in the extortion of its own customers. Of course, Rogers has never sided with its own customers.
DHS Can Seize Your Electronics Within 100 Mi.of US Border, Says DHS
I wonder what fraction of the US population lives within 100 miles of the national border. I'd guess it's well over 50%, but I don't see any easy way to find the number.
I'm just glad it doesn't extend 100 miles beyond the border. Easily 90% of the population of Canada lives along a 100 mile-wide strip of the Canada-US border -- including me.
Handheld Black Hornet Nano Drones Issued To UK Soldiers
... is a mini-Hellfire missile to attach to it, and voila! The next generation of battlefield weaponry is born.
Site Copies Content and Uses the DMCA to Take Down the Original Articles
If you hadn't previously heard about ANIL POTTI and his shenanigans -- well, now you have. So if this was some misguided attempt to shield the tattered remnants of his reputation worldwide, it has backfired big time! This is Slashdot; now the whole world is hearing about it.
DNA Confirms Parking Lot Remains Belong To King Richard III
Wish I had mod points.
Hidden Viral Gene Discovered In GMO Crops
To summarize what you're saying: it hasn't done it yet, so therefore it won't happen.
Do you happen to work for NASA, by any chance?
Hidden Viral Gene Discovered In GMO Crops
There is no actual evidence this particular bit of virus DNA does anything to you when you eat it.
From TFA itself:
The researchers themselves concluded that the presence of segments of Gene VI “might result in unintended phenotypic changes”. They reached this conclusion because similar fragments of Gene VI have already been shown to be active on their own (e.g. De Tapia et al. 1993). In other words, the EFSA researchers were unable to rule out a hazard to public health or the environment.
I myself thought sufficiently of their work to send the PDF of their article to my wife and adult children. Your own opinion on the matter notwithstanding, the jury is most definitely still out on Gene VI.
CES: Automatic Plant Monitoring Through Your Computer or iPhone (Video)
What kind of plants are we talking about here: Gas plants? Manufacturing plants? Pharmaceuticals plants?
House plants? WTF???
Oh yeah, it's an iPad ... lightweight.
NASA and CSA Begin Testing Satellite Refueling On the ISS
The commander of the ISS, currently in orbit and staring down at you as he does so, is Chris Hadfield -- fighter pilot, test pilot, engineer, CSA astronaut, guitar player ... and Canadian.
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