Verizon and New Jersey Agree 4G Service Equivalent to Broadband Internet
MPAA seems to disagree:
OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone
...No card slot, no keyboard, no daylight readable screen, and therefore no sale.
Why do companies insist on copying the same lack of features of the big-name manufacturers while still calling themselves "revolutionary?" It's just another clone phone, the Toyota Camry of boring copycat "me too" featureless blank slates that already flood the marketplace.
No microSD card slot? A non-removable battery? Into the trash it goes.
I was a little disappointed when I found out that you had to be invited to have the option of buying one but I wasn't aware they had gotten rid of the microSD slot and removable battery so I guess I'll be looking at the Galaxy S5 instead even if I had an invite. For the life of me I don't understand why people consider a non-removable battery (and batteries are very prone to failures) to be a feature; I like to have spares in case I go somewhere charging is not possible or convenient or in the more likely case the original battery loses its ability to keep a charge like I've experienced with two different Li-Ion batteries.
Is there a real need for an SD slot when you have 64GB of storage available?
OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone
What kind of "work" do you do on a phone?
Probably Bing searches
Private Keys Stolen Within Hours From Heartbleed OpenSSL Site
There are a couple tools available at:
It's python based so YMMV
They will tell you if you are vulnerable (See the README.md file)
Twitter Turns 8; May Drop Hashtags and @replies
Sure sounds like another site I heard of recently where the users got upset about people stripping away the things that made the site the site.
Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'
They'd get less than that. There are roughly 18 different denominations. So an hour long broadcast (with no ads, intro or credits) would give 3.33 minutes/ea.
You can't just group "Christian" together, as there are many major denominations. It gets simpler if you combine them farther back in their history. I'm pretty sure if a block of time was given to "Abrahamic religions", that would cause a holy war, as that includes Judiasm, Christianity, Islam, and Bahai.
You can't just base it on major denominations. There are roughly 313 groups of religions, which would cut the 60 minute show down to about 11.5 seconds each.
But not every church of every sect agrees on everything. So we may have to break it down to the IRS recognized religious organizations. All 1.8 million of them. So each one would get a whopping 0.002 seconds. So not even a single frame.
The author of the article may want his church included, but so will the Westborough Baptist Church, Church of Scientology, Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Church of Euthenasia, and Church of the Subgenius. (I think those last two are still recognized as religious organizations for tax purposes) .
As an ordained minister of the First Church of Smythe, the Universal Life Church, and others I printed out online, I will need multiple timeslots to represent the beliefs of my followers, which may or may not be consistent with any other organization.
http://www.jedichurch.org/Or, they can all just go do their own thing on their own dime.
You left out the Jedi Church
New Facial Recognition Software May Detect Looming Road Rage
The Poor Neglected Gifted Child
Smart and gifted kid? Shove them to the back of the class. Oh that not so bright kid that can run and catch really good? he is a superstar!
We worship the Low IQ and brawn. (NFL players for example) while ridicule anyone smart. It is a culture thing, and in inner city urban cultures being a smart kid get's you isolated badly as your peers try to make you feel as if you are a traitor.
It has always been this way, on top of that Teachers are scared to death of kids that are smarter than them, and will punish the smart kid. Our education system is set up for average and can not handle the two sides of the bell.
There are some perks for "gifted" students, like college credit bearing classes being available, but for the most part:
The whole "No Child is Left Behind" means that no child gets "too far" ahead.
Most of the US educational system is now only preparing their students how to maximize their scores on state and federal mandated tests, instead of learing
how to learn, or how to think critically.
Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots
This recessive gene would be removed from the gene pool in one or two iterations of viral infections.
The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
One other thing they could do would be a unique barcode or other machine-readable sequence on each pod, and then have the machine phone home to make sure that the code is valid and hasn't been used before. Any word on whether 2.0 requires an Internet connection?
The great thing about that idea is that slashdot'ers could systematically disable all of the real pods :-)
"Hi, this is Sundeep, umm I mean Jay at Keurig.
We've noticed your cofeemaker is having problems.
If you'll just click on this link, we can do remote troubleshooting for you."
Scientists Revive a Giant 30,000 Year Old Virus From Ice
I seem to recall something similar happening on X-Files, Stargate, and Fringe. It didn't turn out so well.
Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?
And Google Fiber is already having positive effects on their cable competition:
Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You
It appears to me like thay are paid shills of the Telecommunications Industry hiding behind "non-profit" "think tanks"
Berin Szoka used to work for the PFF: (from Wikipedia)
The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) was an American market-oriented think tank based in Washington, D.C. that studied the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. Its mission was to educate policymakers, opinion leaders and the public about issues associated with technological change, based on a philosophy of limited government, free markets and individual sovereignty.
PFF was funded in part by the digital media and communication industry.
Brent Skorup works for the Mercatus Center: (From Wikipedia)
Washington Post columnist Al Kamen has described Mercatus as a "staunchly anti-regulatory center funded largely by Koch Industries Inc." Rob Stein, the Democratic strategist, has called it "ground zero for deregulation policy in Washington.” The Wall Street Journal has called the Mercatus Center "the most important think tank you've never heard of."
The Mercatus Center was founded by Rich Fink as the Center for the Study of Market Processes at Rutgers University. After the Koch family provided more than thirty million dollars to George Mason University, the Center moved to George Mason in the mid-1980s before assuming its current name in 1999. The Mercatus Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit and does not receive support from George Mason University or any federal, state or local government, but rather is entirely funded through donations, including some from companies like Koch Industries and ExxonMobil, individual donors and foundations. As of 2011, the Center shows that 58% of its funding comes from foundations, 40% from individuals, and 2% from businesses.
Facebook Debuts New Gender Options, Pronoun Choices
Seems it was much easier back when you had a choice of:
1. You have a dick.
2. You do not have a dick.
You probably meant:
1) You have a dick
a) You want one or more
b) You don't want another
c) You don't use it
d) You take matters into your own hand
e) Yours is kept in a nightstand
2) You do not have a dick
a) You want one or more for Valentines Day
b) You don't want/need one
c) You're having one surgically installed
d) It was removed
e) You don't want one until you're married.
Sorry, but that's just the TIP of the iceberg...
Linksys Routers Exploited By "TheMoon"
Actually, linksys has been owned by Belkin for over a year:
Red Hat Hires CentOS Developers
They could take over Solaris development too...
Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up
Oh, yeah, right.
Beta will kill /.
Is Verizon Already Slowing Netflix Down?
“We treat all traffic equally, and that has not changed,” a Verizon spokesperson told BGR in an emailed statement. “Many factors can affect the speed a customer’s experiences for a specific site, including, that site’s servers, the way the traffic is routed over the Internet, and other considerations. We are looking into this specific matter, but the company representative was mistaken. We’re going to redouble our representative education efforts on this topic.”
It is still unclear exactly what was causing the issues that Raphael described, but it’s apparently not any form of bandwidth prioritization. Instead, the issue may relate to congestion specific to the Amazon servers or connections that Raphael was testing, but nothing has been confirmed by Amazon.
Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild
Looks like it's already out for Ubuntu
to check and see your version:
What Sci-Fi Movies Teach Us About Project Management Skills
If you haven't seen it, there may be spoilers.
THX 1138 surprisingly by George Lucas.
The ending is a lesson for project managers.
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