Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet
In the few enlightened enclaves in a blood red sea, they should invoke the idea of Cities' Rights, that the hoity-toity, high-falutin' 'State Government' can't tell us how to run our lives!
Local Control can cut both ways, oh Sons of the Confederacy.
Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell
The cost of Prime will be going up. Again.
Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
"All night long, I drink the blood of the lamb."
"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery
The main characters' name was Mingolla. He was in a war in the near future in Central America. The chopper pilots wore these helmets that they never took off; they claimed the helmets let them see the future, the helmets told them he would get wounded but in a good way - just enough to get sent home.
Can't recall the name of the story though.
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
'Fuck the wheat; I want the chaff.'
Intel Launches Self-Encrypting SSD
and suddenly there's child porn on your encrypted drive that obviously only you could ever have had access to.
At the bottom of the revealed Pandora's Box of NSA horrors is this: now, even a jury of Red-State yokels have pause for belief when the defense can say to them: planting such evidence is childs' play for the organs of state security - step out of line and you may be next.
Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper
I've been printing my memory on paper since I could hold a pencil...
Yes, but you've been cheating by using wide-ruled paper and double-spacing.
More Forgotten Vials of Deadly Diseases Discovered
And this is exactly what will happen at the NBAF [ON A UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, FFS] in a handful of years, for man is a sloppy, lazy beast.
Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs
Frankly, I think net neutrality will win out in the marketplace because of the things some companies, e.g., Google, are doing to let their users know that the ISP's are throttling them. The ISP's can't prevent them from doing this and ISP's customers can choose another ISP that doesn't do it, or at least offers better performance.
Since we are talking about the US 'market' here; what the fuck are you smoking?
FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars
"Due to this threat, we must have the ability to totally control driverless cars... and cars with drivers... and all electronic devices... and we need to track people in real time for the entirety of their lives..."
Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer
"We're the Phone Company. We don't care; we don't have to." -- Lilly Tomlinson, pre-AT&T monopoly break-up
Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate
Greed is a disease more deadly than heroin, hardening your heart and turning you into a right-wing monster, driven to amassing ever more power and lucre until you feel absolutely justified in bending society itself to your warped, dystopian world view. Rockefeller, Walton, Koch, Ellison, Zuckerberg; all the same fuckers.
The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record
Miami is fucked. NYC, unless they build some wall, is fucked. So where are the debates on how to build the containment walls? Or the storm-proofed shelters? Or the projected increase in FEMA budget?
Time to check the real estate records; are large entities buying up land about a mile inland from existing shoreline?
If they were smart, environment groups should do just that; it would swell their coffers selling increasingly valuable land - after being able to loudly gloat that they were quite right all along.
Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body
Terror is the goal, and having people killed are only the means.
Or in the case of Bin Laden, a successful attack would lead to Machiavellian scumbags within the US government turning the country into a police state for power and profit, slowly boiling away the rights and privacies of his real target: the American citizenry (who allowed murderous, abusive foreign policies to be conducted in their name).
And to this day, they are still running his playbook, with zero intention of ever stopping.
Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann
The sad end will be this coven of trolls claiming it was all based on their 'religious beliefs' and our shit-heel 'supreme' court will given them a free pass. At the current increasing decent into madness, they might even reverse the costs back on Mann.
A dumped ex-boyfriend with some leet skills 'hacking' their ex-girlfriend into an unwanted pregnancy. Great idea.
Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You
A one-time neighbor about ten years ago told me: "Oh, no; I don't want a new TV. They've got cameras in them that can watch what you're doing."
At the time, I smiled politely, while thinking he was a total loon. Nope; just prescient.
Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots
Something seems different this time. I'm just not seeing the replacement jobs. Help me spot them, please.
Here's some: "Welcome to Walmart."
Here's some more: "Please pull around to the second window."
Industrial Control System Firms In Dragonfly Attack Identified
Of course, it still is a mystery why US-CERT/ICS-CERT and the European CERTs don't mention any of the company names. The names would certainly be helpful if they wanted to alert asset owners that they may be compromised.
It's no mystery at all.
New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets
and huh .... wait. They could get that stuff on anyone, couldn't they. They could get that on me.
I think the most effective campaign to raise true awareness of the dangers of the organs of state security would be highway billboards that merely say:
The NSA knows what you did.
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