The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
Aside from doing anything illegal, hurting anyone, etc. Seems that if enough of us buy the Get On The Terrorist List for Dummies then the problem sort of solves itself by making the list useless.
Math, Programming, and Language Learning
some 20 years ago (yikes, did the math and it's closer to 30). I wanted to do signal processing and such, but I realized MIT grad students were doing all the fun stuff. I now write embedded software, and the only time I use math is when I either go off on a tangent, or sine off on an apology for doing so.
Critical Vulnerabilities In Web-Based Password Managers Found
I've got my keePass database on my phone. It's always with me, readily available if I need to logon somewhere and I have a trusted computer handy (and a USB cable, of course),
Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?
Sexy enough for an attractive 20 y/o to hop into the sack with my 56 y/o fat self.
/ 20 y/o female
// human female
/// I've posted this same comment in a dup thread a week or two back.
A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System
So a bunch of insane asshats decide to shoot rockets at you, and you're supposed to pull up stakes and move elsewhere? In this example, from Israel to the US?
I have to admit, I must be missing something. If a bunch of nutjobs in Tijuana decided to shoot rockets into my hometown of San Diego I would certainly hope the government would respond.
Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?
Mostly vim, although I'll drop to Eclipse if I need a debugger for Java.
Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond
Lemme call a buddy of mine to see what he can tell me about this.
Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?
Sexy enough so a hot 20 year old would hop into bed with my fat 56 y/o self when she sees me wearing it.
/ make that a hot 20 y/o female
// human female
/// I have no explanation as to why she would wander into mom's basement to see me wearing it tho.
Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution
Hell, not knowing you're on it until denied boarding is an abomination. What ever happened to due process? Oh I forgot, it's the terrorists/children/drugs/$fear_of_the_day
Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs
Considering 90% of my storage is write once, read many (email, mp3, dvds, programs, etc), this is good for me as long as the drive has a good, errr, brain fart, scheme so when I write a byte it chooses one I haven't written to in a while. My SSD should last forever, or until the electron holes break free of their silicon bonds.
Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?
Python++. The only thing I don't like about it is the way whitespace delimits blocks, but that's already been gone over.
Human Blood Substitute Could Help Meet Donor Blood Shortfall
Why can't generally happy dudes give blood?
Aliens and the Fermi Paradox
and after earth he got bored and went off to play some intergalactic CoD.
Brownsville SpaceX Space Port Faces More Regulatory Hurdles
without some regulator from somewhere trying to stick a "out of compliance" tag on my ass
New Car Can Lean Into Curves, Literally
Can't wait until I'm 150% outside the cornering envelope when the system decides now is a good time to reboot.
EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence
the EFF gets a charitable contribution from me every year
/ As does the Alzheimer's foundation
// and Helen Woodward
/// the rest of em can fark off
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion
Watching the news tonight the anchor said he offered 1.8 million. I kept watching for her to realize she blew it. Nothing. I backed it up and rewatched it, she definately said million, not billion.
News today really sucks :(
I Want a Kindle Killer
I'm a touch typist, I suspect it wouldn't take much for me to get used to doing that.
Do I want a backward keyboard? No. But I think I could easily learn to use one.
Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?
1) If you need to take control it's probably going to be Right Effin Now!!!! If the car is driving itself what are the odds you're paying any attention to the road?
2) If the car has been driving you around for a couple years with no intervention from you, how good a driver do you think you'll be in an emergency?
Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17
My understanding is ESPN adds $2/mo to my cable bill. I never watch ESPN. When do I get the option to say "No thanks, I'd prefer $2/mon over watching steroid injected dudes do stuff I don't care about" ?
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