The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni
GP did not place blame on a party.
Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage
Well done you.
"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci
Adam mentioned a shift in fromat in a Tested video a while back, this seems to fit along with that.
Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate
Osteopathy itself is pretty wacky, but the trend is for schools to fall more in line with the practices of conventional medicine. It's also worth noting that osteopathic schools have a tendency to accept more non-traditional students e.g; late career change, or non-scientific undergraduate degrees.
Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets
How the fuck is this insightful? Taxes serve many purposes, what makes you think they are all imposed because they can be?
Ideally they serve as a usage fee (fuel tax directed towards highway maintenance) or disincentive against social harm (emitting pollutants), etc.
Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs
What we really need is universal representation. I just finished a brief booklet—"Reinventing Congress for the 21st Century" (1st ed., 2nd ed.)—that makes a compelling case, depsite some quaint notions about CDROMs and video cassettes.
Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode
The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer
Ask Slashdot: Educating Kids About Older Technologies?
Connections, ConnectionsÂ, ConnectionsÂ, and The Day the Universe Changed.
Ask Slashdot: Life Organization With Free Software?
Hiveminder.com is a freemium task tracking service with an IMAP interface available.
It's pretty nifty, and means many criteria, although I no longer use it because I found
myself spending too much time managing task relationships. That's more a manner
of how I was using it though, I think...
Neglect Causes Massive Loss of 'Irreplaceable' Research Data
Perhaps this is n opportunity for journals to update their business models?
Warehouse and convert data, as well as curate contact lists for papers.
Scientists Discover Huge Freshwater Reserves Beneath the Ocean
You might want to recheck your "facts." The prevailing theory is that excess fire surpression has lead to more dramatic wildfires, not a lack of "timbering." Indeed, selective harvesting of mature trees for more board-feet also leaves the forest more vulnerable to fires, since younger trees as are not as able to withstand them.
How Microwave Transmission Is Linking Financial Centers At Near-Light Speed
Light speed in glass is less than that in air, which is less than that in vacuum. But the light (infrared, microwave, your favorite color) is still travelling at light speed.
Ask Slashdot: Science Books For Middle School Enrichment?
Some of my favorites as a kid: The Mad Scientists' Club, The Great Brain,
Homer Price, Henry Reed, Bruno & Boots.
Politician Wants Sci-fi To Be Mandatory In School
You're speaking of hard sci-fi, my own preference, but there is softer, less tecnologically speculative sci-fi.
The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots
Amazon is being particularly uncool about this. When I submitted a ticket this weekend I got a message back a day later thanking me for my suggestion that they add support for Android, when the point was thay it had already been supported!
Fortunately(?) streaming is working on my desktop with FF17 under Lucid Lynx (the previous LTS).
The ATF Not Concerned About 3D Printed Guns... Yet
Right, I said the ight to bear arms was granted to protect other rights as a matter of last resort.
That does not make it natural or intrinsic. By the logic that any potential means of self-defense
must be permitted, regardless of repurcussions and efforts to limit those, one has a right to
possess an M-28 Davy Crockett. That is of course ridiculous, and I acknowledge thay where one
draws the line with regards to what weaponry is reasonable to permit is a sticky one, but I
maintain that does not have a right to any and all forms of them simply by virtue of genus.
Thank you for the reasoned response though.
The ATF Not Concerned About 3D Printed Guns... Yet
Natural rights are unabridgable, like life, liberty, pursuit of happiness*.
Your right to a handheld explosive-powered projectile launcher is not natural.
It is a right, but it does not come directly from being a human. However it is
granted to you in the recognition that it may be necessary to exercise it as a
last resto to defend other rights e.g; home invasion or tyrranical regime.
However guns are not the end all be all of anything.
* or liberty, equality, brotherhood; or whichever set of similar principles one cherishes.
Auto-threading Compiler Could Restore Moore's Law Gains
Indeed. silicon is sort of a shiny black color!
OP probably once read or heard the phrase,
misunderstood the context and thought it
would embiggen the post's language.
Ask Slashdot: How To Make a DVD-Rental Store More Relevant?
One browser not having a particular plugin is different from
"Android tablets are not supported by service X."
You might want to try Dolphin, or Firefox.
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