top Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording
Not everywhere, though. I worked at technical service for a US cellphone carrier and I was instructed during training to refuse being recorded. If a customber told me that he was recording the call, I was to insist they turn it off, or I would have to end the call. Curiously, it was one of the very few reasons I was actually allowed to hang up the phone.
top How much of your media do you store locally?
Wouldn't the same logic apply to banks? You let a bank keep your money for you, and yet still consider it to be yours.
top Linux 3.11 Features Fall Into Place With Merge Window
I believe it was Sony who submitted the 150 patches to the video driver for ATI cards a few weeks ago and I, like you, was very happy that they included DPM. Without it, my laptop would overheat playing solitaire and it was quite loud all the time. Since I could never get the Low Profile to work properly, I always had to switch to the propietary ATI drivers, which are quite retarded. Hell, it wants me to restart X every time I change my (dual) screen configuration!
I'm surprised the patches were accepted into this version of the kernel, though. I thought I'd have to wait until the next one.
top Data Storage That Could Outlast the Human Race
It's 3 spatial dimensions + Size and Orientation of the molecules, all of which they can measure. They could have avoided ambiguity by using "Degrees of Freedom" instead of "dimensions" but 5D is quite catchy.
top NASA Wants To Bring Back Hunks of Mars In Future Unmanned Mission
I wonder if there'd be a profitable market for chunks of Mars. Perhaps it could help fund further exploration.
top UK Gov To Investigate 'Aggressive' In-app Purchases
These parents blaming the games for this is like people blaming mcdonnalds for their kids' obesity... Whatever happened to parents actually parenting?
top Ubuntu 13.04 Will Allow Instant Purchasing, Right From the Dash
I read through the whole thing and I can tell you that he said nothing at all. No reason for the decision, no address of the privacy concerns, no nothing. He wrote a huge page of politician dribble.
about a year and a half ago
top Rasterman On The Impending Release of Enlightenment 17
What? I wish Microsoft was as forthcoming with their faults as these guys.
At least you know they're trying to fix the crashes.
top A (Mostly) 3-D Printed Race Car Hits 140 Km/h
Not if the VIAA (Vehicle Industry association of america) has a say in it!
top Carriers Blame the iPhone For Data Caps and Increased Upgrade Fees
I guess the same thing would happen to gyms if suddenly all those who buy medium-term subscriptions started actually using the gym. It would be packed and unusable in peak hours.
Of course, gym owners wouldn't have the nerve to blame their customers for using their subscriptions...
top The Ugly, Profitable Details About Xbox Live Advertising
Well, people are already working on it.
It's called OUYA and sounds good to me.
top Banking On Your Personal Online Data
But we are being paid for it. With google's services, for instance. Our product is our information and I think Google pays us handsomely for it with their search engine alone.
top New Evidence Indicates Amelia Earhart Survived For a Time on Pacific Atoll
Well, I had never heard of Charles Lindbergh before. I'm in no way a cross section of everything except myself, but as for google results, Amelia Earhart has 52,000,000 while Charles Lindbergh has 700,000.
Using quotes (which should reduce the results for both), google yields 5.8 million for Amelia Earhart, 2.6 million for Charles Lindbergh.
Let me add a couple of names who get lower results than Amelia Earhart (using quotes): Chuck Yeager and the freaking Wright Brothers.
top Windows Vista Enters Extended Support
Many of the new features are invisible to the user and therein lies their usefulness, since the user doesn't need to do anything (or even be aware of them) for them to work.
top How To Crash the US Justice System: Demand a Trial
Doing whatever feels good in the moment with no thought to secondary and tertiary effects sounds great but it doesn't result in a life that most people would want to be stuck with.
Go tell that to Charlie Sheen
top Google Working On Password Generator For Chrome
I just don't get it. How will this help? It's not that people can't generate random paswords (see, here's one: !wef112SFAWffx9). It's just that they can't be bothered to even try to remember such things. People choose "1234" because they don't want to make the effort to remember long, complicated passwords. So what does this tool by google accomplish?
Now, the article is not clear about it, but I think there's gonna be a chrome-embedded tool to manage all passwords. While this is cool, kde and gnome already do it by default in ubuntu (and I assume in other distros that use them). I don't know about windows, but there should be one or two around. If there aren't (or if you really like chrome and wish to grant it control over your passwords), I just don't see how having a explorer-specific tool to manage passwords is a particularly good idea. A OS-wide password manager is much better, like the aforementioned kde and gnome implementations, because it works with whatever you're using, not just your choice of internet navigation software.
Here's an idea: make a piece of software that doesn't even try to create great random passwords that are very difficult to crack with a computer. Instead, make it create simple passwords that are just a string of dictionary words, easy to remember by a person, hard to guess by another person and, since it's a string of words (and not just the one), hard to crack with a computer.
top Smart Camera Tells Tobacco From Marijuana
You can just switch to paper bags. They're good for the environment too!
top Smart Camera Tells Tobacco From Marijuana
It takes people who know about technology to spot the ways a technology can be abused.
top Study Finds Growing Up WIth Gadgets Has a Downside: Social Skill Impairment
You know, I'm sick and tired of all these articles about "studies" proving this and proving that, where that "study" refers to a fucking poll! That is NOT science, that is not a study, that is not a good way to draw conclusions. Period.
top NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban For Drivers
Let's also ban talking to your passengers and thinking about food while you drive.
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