Why Snowden Did Right
Preposterous. 'Just following orders' (or, 'Just following our directive', as it were) is no excuse. Every human being has an inalienable set of rights, and surveillance violates these rights; culpability for that violation exists regardless of the NSA's ostensibly-foreign 'jurisdiction'.
Ohio Prison Shows Pirated Movies To Inmates
Except the article says the movies were clearly cam rips.
Watch the FCC Vote On Net Neutrality Live At 10:30am Eastern
Well, we've had a good ride, guys.
Court Orders Marvell To Pay Carnegie Mellon $1.5B For Patent Infringement
Their endowment is about $1.4 billion already; they ran a $1 billion dollar campaign as recently as 2003. I'm sure they would find numerous uses for it.
Electromagnetic Noise Found To Affect Bird Navigation
A waterfall is very, very far from a 'vertical water surface'. I doubt it the polarization of the light coming off of a waterfall makes it look any more similar to a pool of water than the colored light coming off of it does (that is to say, not at all).
In SF: an App For Auctioning Off Your Public Parking Spot
I've been spelling it "busses" my whole life. Very peculiar: I don't recall ever having noticed "buses" before, but noticing it now, it feels so wrong!
First Transistors Made Entirely of 2-D Materials
Except people do call pieces of paper (and, more commonly, things drawn on them) 'two dimensional'. With great frequency. It's entirely consistent to call something five atoms thick, where the axis perpendicular to its plane is pretty much entirely irrelevant to its design, 'two dimensional'.
UK Government May Switch from MS Office to Open Source
The original article doesn't even make this mistake: it just says that Docs can handle ODF.
Nice summarizing, Karashur.
EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"
"Gaymer" is not an actual dictionary word, therefore can not be part of the public domain. If they liked the name so much, they should have registered it as a trademark.
You are precisely what is wrong with popular linguistics and copyright law.