This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions
I guess this is what that moment is called just before somebody makes a million bucks off of a simple idea.
Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed
They will also be held accountable, at least internally, if, when it becomes known, and subsequently there is damage to the interests of the US. So in spite of your rhetoric, it's always a gamble. And I think in this particular case, we have reason to believe the man: the damage would have been potentially too great. And there is, in this particular case, seemingly no real reason to lie.
Ties of the Matrix: An Exercise in Combinatorics
They didn't think to just make a phonecall to the producers of the movie?
How Airports Became Ground Zero In the Battle For Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals
Never mind spying governments, Microsoft and/or Apple, or the RIAA - anywhere where the Internet will try to compete with the mafia, the Internet will fail. Because just like the mafia, the Internet is an unregulated bunch, but unlike the mafia, the Internet does not use fists and/or real-life weaponry when it doesn't get what it wants.
Taxi-business, garbage-collection - Internet people shouldn't even try it. They'll come after you.
An Engineer's Eureka Moment With a GM Flaw
So, who signed off on the roadworthiness test?
Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials
You realize that there is no biologically acceptable definition of 'race', right?
CIA Accused: Sen. Feinstein Sees Torture Probe Meddling
"The difference between you, Senator, and me is that you can make it all go away with a vote."
So can you.
NASA Admits It Gave Jet Fuel Discounts To Google Execs' Company
Google is just going to have to be a little bit more compliant when it comes to FISA orders, that's all.
Plan 9 From Bell Labs Operating System Now Available Under GPLv2
Can I get an invitation to your birthday party? Your hipness is off the scale!
L.A. Building's Lights Interfere With Cellular Network, FCC Says
Just the other day I read in a magazine how a lot of LED lights are not at all EMC-proof. They may have an efficiency of 80+ percent, but they emit radio for the rest of it.
Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?
That's why, next to adblock, you also need flashblock. Autoplay of flash is not only of the devil esthetically, flash itself is a major vector of infections.
Intel Puts a PC Into an SD Card-Sized Casing
You forgot to put the word 'cloud' somewhere in your buzzword-bingo post. And it would have been so easy, too ! What with your coffee analogy an' all.
Counterpoint: Why Edward Snowden May Not Deserve Clemency
Your analogy is a strawman. The 'NSA also does good' isn't necessarily predicated on the snooping side of the NSA; the NSA is divided into several parts, some of which have nothing to do with spying but, for example, making cryptography safer.
Ancient Pompeii Diet Consisted of Giraffe and Other "Exotic'" Delicacies
Lions roamed the mountains northern Greece/Thrace until some time in 1400's, if I recall correctly. In fact, they had a presence in the entire 'arc' around the eastern mediteranean. Hercules wore a lion's skin.
CSI Style Zoom Sees Faces Reflected In Subjects' Eyes
It's a bit of shame that you feel the need to react so bitterly to an experiment whose real-life ramifications will be upon you soon enough. 39 megapixel is expensive today - will it be in five years?
RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money
"Then why did they have to pay you to use a 'good' algorithm? If all they had to do is convince you it was awesome that would have been enough. How fucking dumb do you think we are?"
Amateurs and open source developers are not the only people using crypto. A lot of the time it's government or other (contract-) workers that need to comply with standards. To make something part of a standard, you need to pay. If only because it's work.
Life-Sized, Drivable 500,000 Piece Lego Car Runs On Air
Torque - the guy is *sitting* in it! Have you ever thought of what tension the weight of a grown man puts on something built out of Lego over the distance between the front- and hind-wheels?!
Theo De Raadt Says FreeBSD Is Just Catching Up On Security
Because it's based on assymetric encryption and only they have the private key?
Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes
I can only suspect that it has a security angle. As in: she can't listen in those calls or something.
Was Julian Assange Involved With Wiretapping Iceland's Parliament?
I think this is why he said he would claim asylum in Iceland at first - remember that? - thinking 'I have a nice scoop for the people there on the activities of the NSA'.
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