top Lessons From the Papal Conclave About Election Security
I read a really neat paper about the implications of the Doge election protocol to distributed systems. There the focus was more on preventing bribary and less on more general fraud, but it was a pretty cool system. [pdf] www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/2007/HPL-2007-28R1.pdf
about a year and a half ago
top Samsung: Android's Multitouch Not As Good As Apple's
That's already been patented. You need to go deeper.
top Google Announces Its First Latin-American Data Center
But if you back up your data in the cloud, your data could fall as rain anywhere in the world.
top Raspberry Pi Revision 2.0 Board Announced
I got mine two weeks after ordering from Newell or Newark or somesuch. They did tell me 8-10 wks so maybe I just got lucky.
top The UK's New Minister For Magic
Don't underestimate the power of placebos, especially in intractable cases. They are not medically useless.
top How Apple's Story Is Like
Dread is right. BB is one of the few shows I've watched where I'm actually afraid to find out what happens next. Not in the horror movie sense...in the trainwreck sense.
top How Long Do You Want To Live?
but barring that I'd settle for a couple thousand years. Even five hundred would be pretty nice.
-- CEO Nwabudike Morgan,
MorganLink 3DVision Interview
top A (Mostly) 3-D Printed Race Car Hits 140 Km/h
We'll just store the oil and energy in the cloud. The automotive industry has been ripe for disruption for a long time.
top T-Mobile Returns To Unlimited Data Plans
Gaah you're right, I was mixing up SOCKS proxying with how AT&T (or was it Sprint?) was blocking some tethering apps by TTL that just bounced them through; but this is new packets so it's moot. I'm sure some kind of rate information would let them detect various protocols within SSH but I'm not too worried about that 'cause I don't use much data.
Really I just want to check my email on a device where I can actually reply to it when traveling. I have a $3/day pay-as-you-use T-Mobile contract but I've yet to try to tether with it.
top T-Mobile Returns To Unlimited Data Plans
If they're using browser agent detection it sounds like a blacklist rather than a whitelist.
Any idea if this could be bypassed by SSH tunneling all your computer traffic to a computer on the other side? It would still be distinguishable from traffic that originated from your phone by looking at the TTL, but I doubt many people do this.
top Some Players Want Day-1 DLC, Says BioWare
Ditto, except MOO 1 not MOO 2 (I play it some but it's just not as good as the original).
Speaking of not as good as the original, I also still play TFTD. Tacky and unoriginal as the story may be, it has some elements I like.
BTW have you seen XComUtil? (ironically, the guy's now at BioWare):
https://sites.google.com/site/stjones/xcomutil Speaking of DLC...
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/69341191/xenonauts/ and http://ufoai.org/wiki/index.php/News (I've played the latter, it's excellent).
top Ask Slashdot: Protecting Data From a Carrington Event?
How can you go about doing this? Wouldn't any backups you make by definition fall under the order? It seems like such a court order would completely shut your company down until all proceedings were over, which could be for years.
top Mitt Romney To Announce VP Decision Via Smartphone App
You forgot "Headless Body of Agnew" and "Richard Nixon's Disembodied Head"
top Ubisoft Uplay DRM Found To Include a Rootkit
ask Valve nicely?
top FBI Plans Nationwide Face-Recognition Trials In 2012
You only tell people in select states you're doing it.
top Google Opens First Retail Outlet In London
Most of those have merit, but I will say:
* Sun released Java for others to use. You [read: the courts] can argue about the terms of said release, but it was released for free use on computers if not phones [as if they were different...sigh...]. If Google had developed a language called Microsoft J++ that was similar and pushed it as their alternative, you would have a point. Google uses Linux too. That's what it's there for; use.
* Altavista, yahoo, etc did classical AI methods relying heavily on human labeling. Google used what we now call modern (read: statistical) AI, and did not offer paid placement [I don't recall if Yahoo/Altavista did paid placement but it was common practice back then] To a former AI researcher you might as well say that Google is unoriginal because they and Microsoft both use computers, or that the automobile is unoriginal because horse and buggy also has wheels.
Other than that, I can see your point.
top Mr. President, There Is No (US) Engineer Shortage
Computer science isn't less rigorous science, it just isn't science. Depending on your work it's a form of engineering or math, or some combination thereof.
top Justice Dept. Files Antitrust Complaint Against AT&T and T-Mobile Merger
As soon as their checks clear.
top Atari Targets Retro Community With Cease & Desist
Did you buy it on Steam or GOG?