top Senator Bernie Sanders Asks NSA If Agency Is Spying On Congress
as if the NSA would filter out congress.
as if congress does understand reality....
top Dick Cheney Had Implanted Defibrillator Altered To Prevent Terrorist Attack
'zo de waard is vertrouwt hij zijn gasten'
or something like: as does the subject trust [something], so does he trust others
top Why the Japanese Government Should Take Over the Fukushima Nuclear Plant
TEPCO _is_ the government.
And Japan is bankrupt.
So let the world that so far ignores the disaster step in.
Make TEPCO leave.
Make Japan cede control.
Have the rest of the world fix it. It's be quicker and less euphemistic.
top EU Parliament Supports Suspending US Data Sharing
Why was sharing all that data with the USA OK in the `war on terror`?
Why suddenly, when the EU leaders and G20 are spied upon, as it occurs, is this sharing suspended?
Why was it OK to violate privacy of EU citizens because of US demands?
Why doesn't it occur in full yet that the USA are a totalitarian state and that they want to put their views onto the rest of the world?
Why doesn't the EU show willingness to harbour Snowden, Assange and Manning as a gesture of humanitarian nature?
Why doesn't anyone understand that it won't help the USA at all if they incarcerate Manning, Assange and Snowden? The leaking will continue, just with more caution.
about a year and a half ago
top Microsoft's Most Profitable Mobile Operating System: Android
Patents are generally invalid.
Did you check how long they are in place? How well they are checked? How corrupt the system around patents is?
That is how the system works.
The system needs a big change.
about a year and a half ago
top A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative
Let's use DOUBLE Rot-13 encryption to make it even more secure!
top Tax Peculiarities Mean Facebook Paid No Net Taxes For 2012
This is normal, only in places where capitalism has gone wrong.
Yes, also where I live.
The lobbying powers of whatever entity have to killed entirely.
The government needs to serve the people and nobody else.
And companies are not people.
top Gnome Extension Offers a Shopping Lens We Can Live With
When I want to shop I fire up my browser if it isn't already running.
No need for integration into the desktop without a clear explanation of the added features.
I am NOT a shop-a-holic and I do understand we need to shop less to make the future sustainable.
top Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Motherboard Manufacturers?
How did you succeed in finding incompatible hardware?
I recently built an FM2 system around an Abit F2A85X-UP4 without any issues.
Flawless migration from my previous box (ga-ma770-ds3 & AMD 9550).
Open source radeon video driver w/ 3D accelleration.
No chips that are not working.
top Pirate Bay Founder Released From Solitary Confinement
At HAR2009 (see their website) I bought him a beer.
Will I be able to do so again at OHM2013?
top Thorium Fuel Has Proliferation Risk
This doesn't matter.
Common but obsolete design BWRs can also be used for weapons production.
So the Thorium reactors prime advantage remains: safety.
No risk of thermal runaway.
Implicit safety by auto-shutdown.
Etc, etc etc,
top Bradley Manning (WikiLeaks Source) Given Hearing After 2 Years In Jail
will the lax security situation w.r.t. the information involved be taken seriously?
too many people have too much access so the info is not a secret any more.
also Bradley was not in a condition to be granted such access. big oversight/misjudgement by the superiors.
finally the 'national security' horn is touted wayyy too often in the former USA (now UPSA or USSA) so that has no value.
Bradley has to be treated like whistle blower exposing evil governments.
top Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm,
Star Wars Episode 7 Due In 2015
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4_dZPVg8KI (Darth Vader...)
top New York Data Centers Battle Floods, Utility Outages
Why does the USA have these disasters each time?
Now it's New York.
Their biggest financial center TOTALLY disabled and destroyed for an estimated 50-100 billion dollars.
No real protection against water.
Our 2nd Maasvlakte -an industrial/harbour area- has 18 meters of levees.
What height of protection did Manhattan have?
Do we need to send aid to build some protection against the water for our former colony?
top EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Linux Kernel
The more recent patch at
http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=135105626207228&w=2 fixes stuff.
top Will EU Regulations Effectively Ban High-End Video Cards?
All workaround and perceptions aside:
The proposal is absurd.
Now they regulate your PC, next they regulate your coffee machine.
They already made old fashioned light bulbs extinct. So what is next?
They just regulate and not do it the other way by making the market move in the `right` direction by lowering prices.
So what will this do to our PC's?
top How We'll Get To 54.5 Mpg By 2025
55 miles per gallon = 0.0427662879 l / kilometer says google.
1 liter per 23,382903897 per kilometer is nothing special and is done with normal cars TODAY.
So the goal of doing that by 2025 is quite ridiculous.
See the modern Volkswagens, maybe the Prius (although the hybrid stuff is debatable), etc.
Also do think about diesel instead of 'gas': it is way more easy to have high MPG with diesel.
top EU Set To Charge Microsoft Over Ruling Breach
I mean: from a company that has never ever shown a real grip on reality, on perceptions, on quality or whatsoever.
Windows 2008R2 has loads of bugs, even I (a simple sysadmin) encounter them on a daily basis, despite the R2 and despite the updates and fixes. The MFing OS corrupts it's own files (related to `features` and `roles`) when just applying the fixes after install.
And they only have been busy with a more or less serious Windows since 1993 or so?
And now you want them to implement a simple feature to select a webbrowser to be 100% according to your wishes?
That ain't gonna happen!
OTOH the sum of the fine will of course be lobbied heavily and is subject to change to the downside.
top 19 Million Americans Cannot Get Broadband Access
Only 19 million?
There's more americans on foodstamps!
So why would they need more than 3 Mbps? They have other priorities I'd guess.
top UK Authorities Threaten To Storm Ecuadorian Embassy To Arrest Julian Assange
Confidentiality that is not there.
They work for the people, right?
So why can't they know their direty secrets?
Just because their dirty landry is out they were outraged and the USA behaves like a small child here.
See the treatment of Bradley Manning, see the stance against Julian. No cases against Bradley yet. Even after this time.
How stupid is that?
Would the wikileaks situation really change with Bradley and Julian behind bars?
Wikileaks should be like Anonymous: legion.
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