European Parliament Votes For Net Neutrality, Forbids Mobile Roaming Costs
Tourists either switch off their phones, or put them in flight mode, because of the exorbitant roaming charges they would otherwise make. I doubt they make up a significant portion of the operators' income. Your argument is easily reversed: the operators might experience an increase in revenue, once tourists actually start using their phones abroad.
Double-Helix Model of DNA Paper Published 59 Years Ago
You are correct. Rosalind Franklin was the one who actually made and interpreted the x-ray diffraction images of DNA. Then her work was shown to Watson and Crick, behind her back, who published their model of the double helix and got famous.
School District Sued By ACLU Over Student's Free Speech Rights
the deputy should be jailed
EFA. I mean, after a fair and impartial trial, which is more than this girl got.
The fair and impartial trial of which you just provided/suggested the outcome?
Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You
I could not agree more! No corporation should ever have less trouble invading our privacy than the government. The obvious solution is to grant the government more snooping privileges.
Now where was that sarcasm mark on the keyboard?
Chief Replicant Dev On Building a Truly Free Android
You mean like Openmoko?
Test-Tube Burgers Coming Soon
They even got the electrical stimulation right. I demand they spin off this research to a company named Veridian.
UK Government To Demand Data On Every Call, Email, and Tweet
Except that you are already legally obliged to hand over your decryption keys to law enforcement.
JotForm.com Gets Shut Down SOPA-Style
There is one nuance missing: the random law enforcement officer takes your tires because some random company said one of your passengers did something they don't like and claim that by providing their transport, you are facilitating their 'infringing' activities.
Female Passengers Say They Were Targeted For TSA Body Scanners
"The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy"
I can't find a reliably sourced citation in fifteen seconds of googling, but whoever said it was spot on.
Skin Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer's Symptoms In Mice
Unfortunately, I don't have access to my lecture notes at this moment and I can't access any literature (my university VPN is down for maintenance), but from a course on the molecular defects underlying diseases I remember there was some interaction between amyloid beta and tau. I don't believe the precise nature of this interaction is known or whether amyloid beta defects cause tau tangles or vice versa (or none of the above). So both this article and the one you mentioned may be correct.
IBM Seeks Patent On Judging Programmers By Commits
Does the analysis software scan it's own source code repository, firing the programmers who have contributed too little to its creation?
Full-Body Scans Rolled Out At All Australian International Airports
I travelled to China little over half a year ago, departing from Schiphol and I didn't encounter any full body scanners. I didn't even get a pat-down. Maybe having a Dutch passport helps, but I didn't see any of the fellow passengers go through any security screening more rigorous than having their carry-ons X-rayed.
Indonesian Man Faces Five Years For Atheist Facebook Post
Any religion will, at some point, require a follower to stop thinking and accept that something is true just because it has been spoken by a particular person or written on some arbitrary piece of paper. Our ability to ask skeptical questions is what enables us to have and preserve freedom; give up on asking questions and the people who 'have the answers' will grab power (look up Pythagoras and his followers). That is what makes religion in general dangerous in my opinion. I have nothing against specific religious people (some of my friends are deeply religious), provided that they leave me alone.
Insects Rapidly Becoming Resistant To GM Corn
It's like patenting the domesticated cow genome. (The grass-eating variety, not the mother-in-law variety.)
You mean there's a difference? Mind is blown.
Dutch Government To Tax Drivers Based On Car Use
This plan was canceled in the Netherlands as one of the first acts of the latest government (Rutte-1). I believe they were planning to increase taxes on fuel as a compensation.
Beware the Perils of Caffeine Withdrawal
I have weeks in which I drink ten cups of coffee per day and I have weeks in which I drink nothing but water. I've been drinking coffee since I was about seven or eight years old (not the ten cups a day of course) and I've never had any adverse effects from either the caffeine intake or not taking it at all. On the other hand: I've become immune to its stimulating effect as well.
Microsoft.com Makes IE8 Incompatibility List
According to the W3C validator Mozilla.org passes with 1 warning, Wikipedia.org passes with flying colours but Google.com fails miserably with 65 errors.
Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?
There must be many parents (and soon-to-be parents) here at Slashdot
You mean, that slashdot users can reproduce?
Nepomuk Brings Semantic Web To the Desktop, Instead
I love it how mr Spivack says: "Nepomuk is designed for real people and developers"
Nintendo Slapped With Wiimote Strap Lawsuit Once Again
Oblig Bash.org reference
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