top Enormous Tunneling Machine 'Bertha' Blocked By 'The Object'
When we cant explain or know something, we like to make up unreal theories about what it could be. Part of human nature....
top OpenSSH Has a New Cipher — Chacha20-poly1305 — from D.J. Bernstein
Correct! Look at chacha_private.h
top The NSA Is Looking For a Few Good Geeks
For some reason my mind replaced Geeks with Leaks. It caused me to do a double take!
top Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video
I call it the "Police Skew". I'll give you a example. Lets say you got into a fight. A person punched you and you punched them back. The officer asks you what happened and you say "He punched me and I defended myself and punched him back". In the police report it ends up like "Suspect admitted to striking the other person." We see this type of thing constantly in the media. Look at recorded interactions with the police and then read the police report. You will see this type of thing all over the place.
top US Forces Ready To Strike Syria If Ordered
I mean sure why not? We are already in the area and love to try and bomb people back to the stone age.....
top "Slingatron" To Hurl Payloads Into Orbit
They keep trying to find ways to get stuff up there but not as much work is being put into how to get all the crap up there back down again....
top Former MySQL CEO Mårten Mickos Talks About Managing Remote Workers (Video)
I worked for MySQL in about the 2006 timeframe for about 6 months. Yes most employees telecommuted including me. I found out in those 6 months that telecommuting wasnt for me. I couldnt focus on work very well. It was ok for short time periods like a week. But I would start drifting and my productivity dropped. I'm not against it, it just isnt something I was good at. Most emplyees there didnt have any issue with it.
about a year and a half ago
top Interviews: Ask James Randi About Investigating the Truth
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
about a year and a half ago
top America's Real Criminal Element: Lead
Correlation does not imply causation
top School Shooting Prompts Legislation To Study Violent Video Games
There have been guns in this country since its founding. These rampages seem to be something that started happening in the last few decades. What is the cause of them? That's the hard question!
top Ask Slashdot: Best File System For Web Hosting?
If you need a large filesystems then go with XFS. RHEL only supports up to 16TB filesystems with ext4 and up to 100TB with XFS. I'm not sure at this point where the limitation comes from as it is limited even with X86-64.
top Should a Teenage Entrepreneur Sell Out To Facebook?
A 19 year old doesnt know anything about running a business. Also it is likely someone will beat the density in the near future, so sell if you get a fair offer.
top Telling the Truth In Today's China
After reading the article, I have to admit, I had no idea it was that censored in China. I had heard about it, but did not know it was that extensive.
top Making a Slashdot Omelet
A beowulf cluster of.... oh wait, it's 2012.
top Curiosity Spies Unidentified, Metallic Object On Mars
"If found, drop in any mailbox. Return postage guaranteed"
top Insurance For Cybercriminals, or Giant Sting?
Are these the same guys that sold me that darn bridge in new york?
top Ask Slashdot: Video Monitors For Areas That Are Off the Grid?
What this guy says. Use hunting/trail cameras. They attach to trees or other things and they only activate on movement. They can be stolen but most can be attached and locked nowadays.
top The US Navy's Railgun Program
If I point the rail gun straight up, how high can it launch one of it's projectiles?
top Why Aircraft Carriers Still Rule the Oceans
In my opinion, the U.S. could not have waged some of the wars they have in the last 60 years without aircraft carriers.