Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion
Facebook is a platform, it just happens not to be a hardware one.
No, the Tesla Model S Doesn't Pollute More Than an SUV
You can convince a sceptic, the word you're looking for is "denier"
Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads
It's trivial to block HTML5 tags that show multimedia content and works pretty much the same way you'd block Flash wholesale--just drop all and tags (or whatever they are) using the same mechanism
Facebook Can Keep Real Name Policy, German Court Rules
Not sure about the rest of the world, but in the UK you can call yourself whatever you like quite legally--as long as you're not doing it with the intent to commit fraud or break the law.
So what is your real name when these are the circumstances?
Raytheon's Riot Program Mines Social Network Data For Intelligence Agencies
Seems more like Person of Interest realm, and that show feels a lot more like something that could exist today than flukey telepaths being born. (Great show by the way, starts of slow but gets going!)
UK ISPs Respond To the Dangers of Using Carrier Grade NAT Instead of IPv6
We've had those rules for longer than the EU has existed, our state-owned monopoly on the tubes was privatised in 1985...
UK Considering Automatic Web Filtering For Adult Content
Whitelisted internet mode, this is fucking trivial. Switch it on when your child is on the internet.
Audi Gives Silent Electric Car Synthetic Sound
I discovered a while ago that most crossings in the UK have a little metal nubbin underneath the button...When it's safe to walk the metal thingy whirs around, and it stays still when it's not safe!
School Sends Child's Lunch Home After Determining it Unhealthy
Not sure how much vegetables cost in the USA, but everywhere I've been they're pretty fucking cheap. I'd question why someone is deemed capable of having a child in the first place if they can't spend a few pounds a week on some vegetables that may or may not be eaten...
Full Disk Encryption Hard For Law Enforcement To Crack
I may be naive in saying this, but people shouldn't be proving their own innocence...law enforcement should be trying to prove their guilt
Suppressed Report Shows Pirates Are Good Customers
Original definition of scum: a film or layer of foul or extraneous matter that forms on the surface of a liquid.
Language evolves and words pick up new meanings, get over it.
Google Incrementally Dropping Support For Older Browsers
If you're that bothered about "multi hundred dollar" hardware, why are you using Apple gear?
Jesse Jackson, Jr. Pins US Job Losses On iPad
You seem to be the only person to point this out so far, and I completely agree! If there is less work to go around, then why don't we work less?
Portal 2 Bringing Steam To the PS3, Possible Early Release
Final Fantasy XIV is also on its way to the PS3, albeit delayed!
Asia Runs Out of IPv4 Addresses
The US by far had (and still has) the most advanced Internet infrastructure. The invented it, they were there first and best, that is why it is theirs in many ways.
I sincerely doubt this, may have been true a decade ago.
Obama Administration Wants Your Old Email
Aren't your personal emails already copyrighted to you by default?
Ask Slashdot: Would You Take a Pay Cut To Telecommute?
Because in the office it's the other way around:
75% are bums, and need to be fired. 20% are typical workers, 5% are insanely ambitious and should be paid more, not less
Air Force Supercomputer Made From PS3's
Is this "billable hours" thing even true? I'd expect a company such as Sony to retain a law firm rather than hiring lawyers on an hourly rate? That's how my company works, and they're an international energy utility...
Sludge In Flask Gives Clues To Origin of Life
I suspect the "anger the fundies" problem is primarily a USA-centric issue, the rest of the modern world is probably working hard on this...
Scientists Invent World's First Anti-Laser
Would we be able to see these power lines or easily know where they are? I don't know much about the technology but it seems like a bird, person, aircraft or anything getting in the way of these wouldn't fare too well? And wouldn't rain cause trouble?
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