When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model
One of the biggest reasons cites are falling over themselves to get Google Fiber in, and many small towns are creating their own networks, is because of the deep seething hatred everyone has for Comcast.
33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater
He was even given a 2nd chance, instead of knocking it off he took it further and distributed and sold it. He very much deserved prison, as gentler warnings didn't work.
Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises
Apple's failed previous go at the enterprise plus IBMs track record of abysmal support for their products makes for a less than attractive enterprise solution.
DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets
Lets test this in Syria and North Korea.
Protecting Our Brains From Datamining
Everyone should wear tinfoil hats, not just because they are very attractive, and stylish, but they keep the CIA out of your brainwaves!
Oregon vs. Oracle: the Battle of Blame Heats Up
I'm even more sure that some Oregon bureaucrat probably signed a contract that fails to properly cover their arses.
Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter
Imagine you have reached an age or have a disability where you cannot drive. How amazingly liberating would it be to be able to use a self driving car instead. It's not just a safety thing, think of how profound this would be for the blind community.
The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science
At least that's what the giant rabbit standing over there is telling me.
Ubisoft Hands Out Nexus 7 Tablets At a Game's Press Event
The tablets are going film you, and put you on the net.
Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO
The people boycotting are also expressing free speech. He is still entitled to say what he wants to say, but when you tout intolerant religion and politics publicly you will alienate the people you wanted to do business with. He will be frowned on by tolerant organizations like Mozilla, he will probably be favored by others, like Westborough Baptist Church.
Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft
Income is income, and sales are sales and disguising them as trades, or monopoly money or bitcoins does not change the fact that they ARE subject to taxes. But the fact that you believe they are not is exactly why governments hate bitcoins, because they make tax fraud very easy. Never mind the other crimes made easier by these.
Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics
Rules against criticizing the government makes a political campaign all but impossible for anyone but the incumbent. In other words, they are now a dictatorship. Hopefully the Russian people won't give up their freedoms so easily, and push back.
Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down
Which would encourage us to find NEW coal supplies anywhere.
Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?
I got some sweet real estate to sell them!
Will Peggy the Programmer Be the New Rosie the Riveter?
Seriously, why do the young men all have to flip burgers, and all the young ladies get to babysit. I don't know about the rest of you but I would have much rather played Legos with a 5 year old than stand behind a fryer all day.
Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon
Can you say 'Microwave Death Ray"?
I know you can...
Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration
Most of the people who claimed 'sudden' acceleration said it happened while they applied the brake.
And I don't care how crazy your engine goes, the brakes wouldn't also happen to go out at that moment too.
It's like the Audi's even before the computers did anything more than fuel mixture, folks pressed the wrong petal and blamed it on the car.
Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?
Even if solar were made super efficient (AND affordable) today it would still be nowhere near ready that quickly.
I'm not convinced it will even start moving in that direction that quickly, let alone arrive.
Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own
The title would imply someone has actually achieved this vs 'designing' it.
Court Rules Against Online Anonymity
Slander is not protected speech. If they really were customers of this guy they would have no difficulty at all proving they were customers. If they were customers they can go after this guy for malicious prosecution. If they are phonies just trying to hurt his business then they deserve to get their asses sued off to make up any damages they cause this fellow.
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