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.
How Microwave Transmission Is Linking Financial Centers At Near-Light Speed
Time for somebody to put up some tall, shiny aluminum billboards on rural estate along a certain 734-mile path...
A series of Mylar Balloons should be sufficient.
The Burning Bridges of Ubuntu
It sounds like you have never tried Gnome 3.x - - it currently does none of what you claim and feels and seems most like MacOS. Heck look at Pearls.
Sure the 3.x started out as change for change sake but at 3.8 or 3.10 it is a pretty vanilla environment that mostly just works.
Ok, how do you hide the top menu bar?
seems pretty easy in xfce
I have a WXGA display on my laptop, screen real-estate is more important than a crummy interface.
I've used adm, vt100, vt220, twm, graphon X terminals, Sun 3's. cde, patriot, gnome everything. Unity is an abomination.
The Burning Bridges of Ubuntu
It's back to Debian?
Cloud Storage Comparison: Benchmarking From Afar
Using dropbox or any cloud data storage provider to store sensible information is not a good idea.
Do you mean sensitive?
Because I think it's sensible to not use sensitive information, and it may not be legal in some cases.
Most of what I have in dropbox is recipes and gutenburg ebooks.
Scientists Propose Satellite Early Warning System For Forest Fires
For a few hundred million.
How about if you create a networked grid of tethered balloons over the areas of concern. You can also use to monitor growers, illegal timber harvesting...
Lead Contractor On Health-Care Web Site Led By Execs From Troubled IT Company
Why wasn't an American company chosen? I'm sure IBM or Oracle would have cost less, and it
may have worked initially...
Instead what we end up with for 600 Million is the Canadian
Italy Investigates Apple For Alleged Tax Fraud
The amount of zeros in the payout.
Google Starts Tracking Retail Store Visits On Android and iOS
The do not track header?
And Airplane mode is your friend in a store apparently.
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