Facebook Wants To Block Illegal Gun Sales
I'm amazed that anyone who considers themselves a freedom loving American
Likewise. It would be interesting to actually analyze the "ads" that Facebook has actually removed. My bet is they fall into three categories; thug life types passing around $50 zinc belly guns, the fabulously stupid, and all of the above. Competent gun owners don't resell guns on fucking Facebook.
Anyhow, precious few of us will be the least bit upset about Facebook's little manufactured controversy. Corporate anti-gun grandstanding is about as novel as Guardian stories on Israeli "crimes."
Mathematicians Are Chronically Lost and Confused
The two are basically the same, or so the physiologists tell us.
Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock
Foxconn is Apple morality. They've made exploiting Asia so profitable they can afford to green-wash their domestic operations.
Your Next Car's Electronics Will Likely Be Connected By Ethernet
If it's good enough for commercial aircraft it's good enough for your car.
How To Take Apart Fukushima's 3 Melted-Down Reactors
They'll have to fund some R&D instead of padding TEPCO retirement portfolios. Not the worst thing that could happen.
3D Maps Reveal a Lead-Laced Ocean
That's why they put words next to the pictures.
The lead concentrations are roughly equivalent to what you’d get if you dissolved a small spoonful of frozen orange juice in 200 Olympic-sized swimming pools
The "small spoonful of frozen orange juice" is too ambiguous to use directly, so I'll just fill a teaspoon with solid lead. Given 5.014×10^34 atoms of water in 200x 2.5E6 L Olympic pools (Wikipedia) and 1.62E23 atoms of lead in a teaspoon, you have 3 atoms of lead per trillion molecules of water.
Sure to panic homeopaths everywhere. The EPA actionable drinking water limit for lead is 15 parts per billion; three orders of magnitude higher.
The Phone Dragnet That Caught the World's Top Drug Lord
Weapons from Holders anti-gun gambit have turned up as recently as 10 weeks ago in major shoots-outs with Mexican authorities. The gift that keeps on giving has the ATF issuing another statement accepting responsibility for their "mistakes" and "errors" funneling rifles into Mexico to create a gigantic stink over US firearms.
Tesla Used A Third of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year
The Model S has electrically pumped hydraulic brakes. Regenerative brakes can't apply enough force in all cases.
No cooling water ... oil ... grease
There are other fluids as well. The sealed gear box has gear oil (both 1.0 and 1.5 versions.) The batteries, motor/PEM/inverter and cabin are all cooled/heated using antifreeze with the requisite pumps, lines and heat exchangers in three fluid loops. The AC system also has fluid to exchange heat.
Your point is valid and very appealing; electric vehicles have fewer failure modes and maintenance issues. But these are still a complex machines.
Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza
Because wellhead fires, explosions and dead workers are entirely unique to fracking. Nothing like that has ever happened in the oil/gas recovery business ever.
FCC Planning Rule Changes To Restore US Net Neutrality
In my case Netflix performance problems (via Comcast) were certainly happening before the ruling. 18 months ago Netflix was responsive; video started quickly and never stalled during play. During the last year there is usually at least one interruption during any given hour when the steam runs dry. It hasn't gotten noticeably worse since the ruling. Claims that the ruling created these problems seem like hysteria to me.
As for the "Super HD" and 3D video theory; that seems plausible. It seems like it's Netflix servers that struggle, as opposed to network congestion; streams stall and then suddenly recover and work fine as if their system is overloaded and shifts clients to usable capacity.
If high definition video is a contributor then this is self inflicted and deeply stupid. Cord cutters aren't trying to improve their media fidelity. Why compromise the performance of your service by overloading your system with HD content when your customer has already proven to be largely indifferent to HD? In all likelyhood the typical Netflix subscriber is the same person that still hasn't bothered to get a Blu-ray player.
That's certainly true in my case. A name-brand blu-ray is what? $50-100? It's not like I can't afford it. I could have a tower of the things if I wanted. I just don't care.
Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?
Gamma rays will obviate most photography. Concentrated radiation will wash out the CCDs in contemporary cameras. It also ruins traditional film.
Just be sure not to mention the Cobalt 60 paint you've used everywhere. Radiation sickness will probably not develop until after they've left the bus.
N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'
There is history here. History teaches us that scrutiny and criticism from other nations does, in fact, make an important difference.
Many Soviet dissidents survived because killing them would have made maintaining the fig leaf of Soviet respectability impossible for the western Left. The Soviets did not wish to be a pariah state; they had to tolerate a degree of dissent and eventually this allowed satellite nations like Poland to develop a genuine resistance.
N. Korea appears to be directly immune to this sort of pressure, but China isn't. N. Korea needs a cadre of internationally recognized dissidents to destabilize the regime and the only thing that might allow them to survive is international pressure. Could a dissident survive in N. Korea in the near future? Not likely. But international pressure could permit a high profile N. Korean dissident to survive in China and create problems for the Chinese.
You have to start somewhere. The rest of the planet has be copping out on N. Korea since the 50's. Couldn't hurt to change that. Their farcical nuclear capability not withstanding.
Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner
The guy is a gigantic fraud / propagandist for the power establishment, he has nothing to do with economics, he is a justifier in chief for the money printing elite ... Krugman is a huge part of the propaganda that justified destruction of the value of the US dollar and US bonds. To listen to Krugman on any matters at all is insanity.
Dude, you're messing with the Grand Poobah of libtardery writing that stuff. Years of karma, killed with fire.
Such courage. Damn.
Is anyone else surprised...?
I sure am. I mean these browsers are so expensive you'd think they'd optimize them for something other than making 8-10 levels of recursive <iframes> work so well for advertiser CDNs. I pay a lot of money for my Chrome license, just like you, and I expect more for my money than just a banner ad pump.
National Ignition Facility Takes First Steps Towards Fusion Energy
Cue the anti-NIF greentard hate; "...but just use the big fusion reactor in the sky herp derp..."
3... 2... 1...
ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU
At least they appear to get it with regard to the UN; the US will never submit control of ICANN's many responsibilities to ITU or any other UN snuggery and deserves the eternal gratitude of the entire species for that profound wisdom.
So at least their "new policy" hasn't automatically obviated itself.
Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search
I'm finding it difficult to tie this to US policy somehow. Does anyone know how the US caused this? Was there some sort of US IP in the documents that were exposed?
I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.
Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical
My father didn't fear death at 76 from lung cancer, and he didn't assign blame to others for his smoking. If I have the good fortune to live so long with the better part of my mental faculties in working order I will not wallow in excuses and blame when whichever of my many vices and faults catch up with me.
Not everyone clings to life with claws and teeth, ready to squander every last shred of dignity to catch the next episode of Jeopardy.
Sounds like you probably will though.
Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone
and Fuck Beta too.
Why would Apple downgrade from iOS to Android? Android works, but iOS is superior, and I say that as a loyal Nexus S/4/5 buyer. I don't even own an iPhone/whatever, but I know Objective-C/iOS/Xcode is an inherently better platform than Android's development stack; it's faster, more stable and easier to target.
Apple doesn't make a lot of bonehead maneuvers and, unlike Dice's attitude towards their CONTRIBUTORS, I expect they value their customers too much to inflict an obvious fail like that.
Sorry Woz, but I think Apple will, and probably should, remain the semi-boutique alternative that it has always been.
As for Slashdot Beta... well, they better take a few steps back and start listening to their contributors; forums are really easy to make. This crufty little corner of the Internets still punches above its weight with genuine nerds, but they're a fickle bunch and they're pissed off something fierce. Mea culpa time; suck it up, find a grown-up on the payroll that knows how to be sincere and has the authority to un-fuck this deal and get him in front of this.
Or not. It's your choice.
Utah Bill Would Prevent Regional Fiber Networks From Growing
It was the Scientologists.
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