Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market
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Mangalyaan Successfully Put Into Mars Orbit
Instead of spending billions for NASA to maintain the ISS and other dubious enterprises, why not just pay ISRO some of our small change to do it for us. I bet you they could have put a rover on Mars for less than the cost of the wheels on Curiosity. For the cost of Curiosity we could have a rover on Pluto.
Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot
There are no doubt a small minority of Muslims in Australia that just might commit violence. The sort of unreasonable, widespread and unjustifiable arrests and other attacks by the Federal Police might just be enough to push them off over the edge.
Remember, that terrorists do not just kill people "because they are evil" as we are told. It is because they are fighting for a (mad) cause which they are willing to die for. With this sort of action the police might just push a few of them over the edge. Plus our recent attempts to stop them going to Syria, which means that the Australian government is essentially supporting the truly evil regime of Bashar al-Asshard.
If a bomb does go off that is great news for the Federal Police and Asio. Much more funding, even more powers, happy days.
That was the effect of the Sydney Hilton Bombing back in 1978. Despite the fact that it is almost certain that in that case the police planted the bomb! (It was not meant to explode.)
Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion
Obviously the embargo is nothing to do with the less than perfect human rights in Cuba and everything to do with the large and very vocal Cuban community in the south that hate Cuba with a passion. (Castro et. al. are not angels, but they were never as nasty as Pinochet etc.) The bay of pigs was embarrassing but long before the far more embarrassing Vietnam war, yet Vietnamese are now friends.
But what is in it for the Democrats? The US Cubans hate the democrats anyway and will never vote for them. So why would Obama do such an obviously wrong thing with this endless embargo? Is it just habit?
Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug
One that a slight slip anywhere in millions of lines of code could produce random memory corruptions with unpredictable consequences. Who would have believed that anybody would even dream of using a language with constructs such as ptr++. And we are surprised to find bugs...
Why Do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain
+1. And obviously so.
UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime
Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission
+1. Astronauts are obsolete technology, get over it. People may soon become obsolete for many other tasks as well.
One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far
An at least vaguely meaningful measure might be how much it raises the radiation in given environments compared to the background radiation. If 1% then it is not very significant regardless of how many trillion Bequerels are involved.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45
The experiments on the ISS are almost worthless. A solution looking for a problem. Certainly not worth their huge cost. The reason for having the ISS is most certainly not the science.
And for the enormous cost of servicing the Hubble it could have simply been replaced, several times over if necessary and with the latest technology each time.
The new Webb telescope will not have any human servicing, being too far away. If it needs any, a robot will be sent up to do the job.
A Look At NASA's Orion Project
-1. What, exactly, would that achieve? Better to send some better robots to Mars that can actually dig some decent holes and look for life. Humans are obsolete technology for space exploration.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45
People are obsolete technology for space exploration. Have been for decades.
If the money wasted on manned exploration such as the ISS has actually been spent of useful things we would have the Webb telescope up and running some time ago, probes on Europa etc.
Get over it, Buck Rogers is just for TV. The real world aint like that. And the ISS is an extremely expensive way of producing a bit of TV.
"Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In
I'm looking forward to Genuine People Personalities, particularly Marvin.
Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View
Remember that turkey that flew through a flock of geese and landed in the Hudson river? Us weekend warriors know that they just let their instruments fly the plane.
Given that is the case the display screens might as well show pretty scenery. Show a nice view over the mountains on a clear day rather than the ugly storm that is actually outside the aircraft. Or maybe just waves rolling in on a beach. Something soothing to pass the time. Airbus is not going to let the pilots actually control the plane anyway given that that often leads to disasters.
The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers
Just enough to provide functional web pages without glitz. The goal being to make the entire browser code no bigger than the original Mosaic code. So that it can be thoroughly reviewed and made really bug free.
Normal users would not touch it. But for anyone with access to a SCADA system, for example, it could be mandatory. That cuts down one major source of infection.
Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin
Here in Australia (and I think the UK) a taxi driver license is cheap. But you also need a taxi CAR license costs several hundred thousand dollars. Nobody wealthy enough to own a taxi license actually drives a taxi. So taxi drivers are dirt poor, usually Indians on dubious visas. But the taxi owners love their right to tax fairs. Currently about 55% of a fair goes to the owner.
Uber is great if it breaks up that nonsense.
Google Unveils Self-Driving Car With No Steering Wheel
Surely Google already knows where it is best for you to go. It knows everything else about you...
Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election
Well, the Australian system is pretty fraud proof. Ballots are put into sealed boxes. Scrutineers appointed by the candidates supervise the count. I've been a scrutineer, and it is all pretty efficient and friendly in practice. Count is made on election night. And it is much, much cheaper than the computer systems.
Google Testing Gmail Redesign
The bigger problem is all that the MBAs in charge do is twiddle with the tinsel, and do not address the deeper problems in semantics that people have asked for. Such as being able to break up mangled conversations. Or add notes to an important conversation to summarize it. Or to add a meaningful heading. There are several others.
GMail used to be innovative. Hard core slash dotters will know that all sent mail belongs in one place only, namely a folder called Sent Mail. GMail introduced conversations to emails, producing threads (just like Usenet...). They also introduced the idea that the same email could be put in more than one folder (label) at the same time. So it could go in Sent Mail, CustomerX, ScalingIssues, and Outsanding all at the same time. Way beyond traditional IMAP.
These things were not done as the result of some market research survey. They were done because the engineers involved thought it would be cool. It would be the way that they personally would like to use email.
But that was before the MBA and user interface experts took over. Just change the window dressing, dumb things down, target the idiot user.
I am actually looking to move to Zoho mail.
As to slash dot, how about just recognizing blank lines as paragraph breaks. That would be enough.
U.S. Passenger Jet Nearly Collided With Drone In March
I would suggest that being ingested by an engine would be pretty catastrophic for the drone.
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