top Newly Discovered Greenhouse Gas Is 7,000 Times More Powerful Than CO2
"Gotta make some more of this stuff! We'll bring forth the rapture even faster!"
top NRA Joins ACLU Lawsuit Against NSA
Can't tell if trolling, or just redneck.
top Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?
...is to release it under GPL.
about a year and a half ago
top No Windows 8 Plot To Lock Out Linux
PC Manufacturer: "Sure, we'll provide a utility to disable secure boot! To download it, just enter your serial number. Note that your warranty will now be voided."
top Windows 7 Anti-Piracy Plans
> Williams gave the example of one piracy exploit that caused more than a million reported system crashes
Those millions of crashes wouldn't have happened if the DRM wasn't in the OS to begin with. Still Microsoft's fault for adding defective-by-design code that require exploits to correct.
top Sex Offenders Must Hand Over Online Passwords
It's like the McCarthy era in a way. No-one opposed his witchhunts lest they be labeled a communist themselves. It doesn't matter how intrusive, unconstitutional, or unethical a law against a sex offender is. It'll almost always pass, lest people start to
Any politician who doesn't support harsh punishment has practically guaranteed themselves a tremendous loss come election time at the minimum, if not an outright recall.
"He's not in favor of non-sedated castration for sex offenders! I'll bet he reads kiddie porn..."
top Early Contenders for the Automotive X-Prize
100mpg can be done, and Detroit knows it. However, a 100mpg car won't sell to anyone except Prius worshipers and Greenpeace flakes in Sacramento.
Even if gas prices keep skyrocketing, highly efficient vehicles will not be embraced by the driving masses (at least, not in the US) unless it has 250hp, seats eight, and treats a boulder like a speed bump.
Oh, and a dual exhaust is a must. Got to have that satisfying throaty roar.