Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen Say Google Data Now Protected From Gov't Spying
Seriously is there anyone that would actually believe such a statement?
Yes, they are called "Cloud Users". These people are as dumb as dumb gets.
Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches
This effectively removes the fourth amendment prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure: Just keep arresting and hauling away occupants until one of the remaining occupants gets too scared to invoke his Constitutional right.
All six Justices who voted for this need to be impeached for treason.
YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices
With the current wording GEMA looks like the bad guy.
1) GEMA (presumably) has the legal right to license the music.
2) GEMA has not licensed the music, and ordered Google to remove it.
3) Google removed it, and explained that it has been removed due to 1 and 2 above.
So what part of that is Google's fault? Google explained very factually that the rights owner has not granted Google a license to exhibit the music, and GEMA has a hissy fit. Seems like GEMA is the bad guy. Or at the very least, it seems like GEMA is run by a bunch of emotionally stunted 12 year-olds.
Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance
I just got my hands on a leaked copy of the cirriculum, and I'm posting it here in its entirety:
Chapter 1: In The Beginning
God did it.
Chapter 2: Your Responsibilities
God did it.
Chapter 3: Your Future
God did it.
Please pick up your State of Oklahoma diploma on your way out into the real world.
NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse
Seen the Snowden character assassination even here on Slashdot.
And they're still trying to assassinate Julian Assange's character (see yesterday's Slashdot stories) in a transparent attempt to divert attention away from their highly illegal/unconstitional behavior.
Ghostwriter Reveals the Secret Life of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
Remember, the NSA's stated M.O. is to publicly smear Julian Assange in order to get people to divert focus away from the crimes commited by the U.S. Federal Government.
Julian's character is an irrelevant distraction, so don't get drawn into a debate over the messenger. Stay on message: The U.S. Federal Government has committed crimes against its people, and will do anything to cover it up.
The Neuroscience of Computer Programming
He also often uses linguistic terms for Perl language constructs, so instead of traditional terms such as "variable", "function", and "accessor" he sometimes says "noun", "verb", and "topicalizer".
That would explain why, as a programming language, Perl is so damned inpenetrable. Hint to Larry: Vogon poetry is not a programming language.
IE Zero-Day Exploit Used In Attack Targeting Military Intelligence
Military intelligence has always been an oxymoron, so this shouldn't surprise anyone.
Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
We are using the best interface that exists and that is unlikely to change.
At least not until we get the Do What I Want, Not What I Say language.
US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online
Fortunately for me, I decided 2 things a few years ago:
1) There is nothing worth watching on Cable/Satellite, and nothing on broadcast TV that justifies the endless advertising torture perpetrated against its viewing audience.
2) The Olympics has long since forgotten why it exists, and is now nothing more than a shell game.
I can now feel sympathy and sorrow for those who are still chained to the Olympics addiction. Once you view television and the Olympics from the correct perspective, you can laugh at moves like the one perpetrated by NBC.
Watch Bill Nye and Ken Ham Clash Over Creationism Live
I personally know a number of scientists who believe in creation/intelligent design
No, you don't. I'm not going to speculate on their actual profession, but it isn't "scientist".
Google Faces Off Against Intellectual Ventures In Landmark Patent Trial
A more useful article that lists the patent numbers and claims in dispute.
You linked to a site which specializes in fictional writing. It's like quoting Star Trek as an authority on real faster than light travel. Think of fosspatents as a site that recommends reversing the polarity on the deflector dish to fix legal problems.
Alan Turing Pardoned
The thing that bugs me about this is that all you fuckers on the band wagon saying he should be pardoned in 2013 would be the first to call for his castration if you had been living in the UK in 1950.
This is what Psychology calls, "Projection."
RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money
Let's assume, for the same of argument, that RSA is being completely honest and sincere: their product is not compromised by the U.S. Government. Given that the U.S. Government can just slap any company in the U.S. with a National Security Letter; the violation of which comes with prison time, and which prohibits the recipient from even saying they got one; we can't trust any U.S. (or U.K., for that matter) company's word that they haven't been compromised by the Government.
So as our computer security companies start to decline, and our economy (which has a huge computer company component to it) declines even further, we can all tip our hats to the corrupt polititians that gave our three-letter agencies the power to deal a body blow to the very country they are supposed to be protecting; and to the agencies that use that power to harm us more than any terrorist plot ever could.
CBS 60 Minutes: NSA Speaks Out On Snowden, Spying
So an organization whose existence is predicated on lying, and whose employees, from the top of the food chain to the bottom of the food chain, have done nothing but lie to their country, from the top of the food chain to the bottom of the food chain, goes on a national TV show and says stuff that we are supposed to believe?
Either the NSA is staffed by utter morons, or they think we are the utter morons. There is a huge believability deficit in that agency, and an enormous cognitive disconnect among its leaders. It's yet another federal agency that needs a large funding reduction, and whose leaders need many years of therapy.
GitHub Takes Down Satirical 'C Plus Equality' Language
Given this community's gender troubles....
Speak for yourself. You're assuming that a lack of women programmers is a bug rather than a feature. I left my lower paying job at a place with no women programmers for a 60% pay increase at a company with women programmers. Before the week was over, I was calling my previous employer to ask for my old job back. The caustic, catty, backstabbing, childish environment created by women was so bad, I was willing to take a 60% pay cut to get out of it.
Now I'm happy at my job again, and running a small business on the side to make up the difference in pay. The single best way to ruin a satisfying career is to add women to it. I hope more women and young girls think that computers are just not for them.
Google's Dart Becomes ECMA's Dart
Earlier versions of C# are also an ECMA standard, but nobody cares either way.
More than that: after the OOXML ECMA debacle, no one takes ECMA seriously anymore. Submitting a standard to EMCA now is like announcing that your blue-chip company is selling penny stocks.
A Year After Ban On Loud TV Commercials: Has It Worked?
I'm seeing a lot of posts about how watching broadcast TV is...stupid...but I do like...suffering through a lot of deafening ads.
I think you've just confirmed the reasons why so many people see broadcast TV as "old-school", and those who flagellate themselves in front of it as slightly north of insane.
In Three Years, Nearly 45% of All the Servers Will Ship To Cloud Providers
"The cloud" just means you're putting all of that data on hard drives owned someone else you don't know.
I wish I could mod you higher than +5. The title of this article could be accurately rewritten as, "45% of All the Server purchasers are complete, unmitigated, fucking morons."
Why Engineers Must Consider the Ethical Implications of Their Work
The NSA has the purpose of catching terrorists...
Yet the NSA still lets them run the House, Senate, and White House. Talk about sleeping at the wheel.
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