Apple's Messages Offers Free Texting With a Side of iPhone Lock-In
No, you won't get those messages. As an former iPhone user who recently switched to Android I will attest to the fact messages from your friends who use iOS go into a black iMessage hole. The messages are not forwarded out of iMessage to a traditional text message. The iPhone must be reconfigured to opt out of iMessage before text messages will be delivered to a non-iOS phone.
iMessage fails over to text ONLY if you're using an iOS device. It doesn't fail over, as you might expect, if your mobile number moves to a non-iOS platform. It's a total pain in the ass. I can only believe it's designed this way to promote vendor lock-in.
Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room
The draft ended. The requirement for 18 year old men to register for a draft that might exist in the future did not end.
Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter
Um, HAARP has been shut down. It may open again. Maybe. Someday.
Police Pull Over More Drivers For DNA Tests
There is a huge amount of information to collect based on subjects' reactions to these requests for DNA. At the very least, the cops must be compiling a naughty/nice list indexed to license plate based on who accepts a cheek swab. Making the link from license plate to individual is pretty easy, especially if they're also taking video of their proceedings. People are forced to play the game and there's no way to win.
Court: Homeland Security Must Disclose 'Internet Kill Switch'
I'm still trying to figure out why we even have a need for a kill switch.
The answer to that seems fairly apparent: To prevent or stifle a popular uprising against those in charge. Our government no longer works for us. In many ways, it works against us.
Journalists Banned From Using Smartphones At 2014 Sochi Olympics?
It's far from the financial whirlwind everyone wants to believe it is.
Oh, it's a whirlwind alright. The big organizers, promoters and builders whirl in, scoop up all the money and whirl back out of town. Leaving the locals within some hundreds of kilometer radius holding out empty bags if not outright saddled with debt.
Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?
If I recall, the system configs hadn't been saved to non-volatile memory. Reloading the routers as part of a standard Cisco password recovery/reset would have resulted in empty configs. As much as SF city government hated Terry Childs, they apparently loved his network equipment configs.
Snowden Seeks International Help Against US Espionage Charges
Yeah, we've all seen how effective Congress, as a group, is. And how interested they are in ensuring our rights to privacy.
I'm sure they would have gotten right to the bottom of this mess and straightened things out ASAP. </sarcasm>
Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway
Condor flies 767s from Frankfurt to and from Fairbanks. We see 747s every time Anchorage is shut down for weather. And Alaska Airlines is poised to drop 737 service in favor of the Bombers.
Former DHS Official Blames Privacy Advocates For TSA's Aggressive Procedures
statistically next to 0% of planes were hijacked, exploded, or crashed into big buildings until fairly recently.
Statistically, 0% of airline flights have been hijacked, exploded or crashed into big buildings ... EVER!
FBI Admits To Domestic Surveillance Drone Use
I'm not too worried about individuals seeing me. I care deeply about how the government seeing and tracking me, particularly in real-time. They have to power to blatantly or subtly do me harm. They can trump up charges, because everyone eventually breaks a law, and throw me in jail. If I'm driving to a protest, they can arrange for my credit card to not work at the gas pumps. Deny fuel to enough people and the protest fizzles. Strategically block one or two opposition leaders this way and stall whole movements. If this hasn't already been done, it will be.
Snowden's Big Truth: We Are All Less Free
Harder still to stand beside him when he is locked up, unable to communicate with any but his jailers.
Explosions at the Boston Marathon
If these bombers are Afghani, Iraqi, Iranian, etc and pissed off at the US (not difficult to imagine, but that's not currently supported by any publicly available evidence), I'm sure they would much rather have blown up the Pentagon or Air Force One. Even if they were well funded, what are the chances of success attacking a hardened military target vs the Boston Marathon finish line? Only an idiot would would attempt a face-to-face attack on the US military. One's chances of survival are much higher against a soft target.
DMVs Across the Country Learning Textspeak
R8J (pretent you're a cop reading the plate with phonetic alphabet)
Is It Time For the US To Ditch the Dollar Bill?
The US may have done it longer, but we've sucked at it.
Young Students Hiding Academic Talent To Avoid Bullying
I have no memory of attending 1st or 2nd grade. Evidence from my parents suggests that is exactly because of the teachers. Thankfully, they moved me to private school for 3rd-8th.
Why Can't Industry Design an Affordable Hearing Aid?
A battleground medic fresh back from the sand wouldn't be my first choice of healthcare provider if I were having a heart attack. Not only do they not have the certifications, they don't have the training to provide care in a non-trauma civilian situation. Bring-em-on if I get shot, but that's not going to provide enough employment for returning Army medics unless gang wars really heat up.
New Arduino Due Brings More Power To the Table
I'd be curious to know why they've all got Italian names
My guess is because it started as a project in Italy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino#History
A Honda Civic With no Gas Tank (Video)
$14000 buys an awful lot of gas.
And scratches a lot of itch.
Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?
The trick was to down load the following groups.
Install those 2 groups from floppy.
Then run Slackware and use networking to dial in and then download the Games
That worked great--if you had a connection to the Internet. In Slackware's heyday, not a lot of people did.
Waddya mean by that? Slackware is still in its heyday!
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