WHY CAN'T WE CANCEL OUR SLASHDOT ACCOUNTS?
News at 11.
Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member
Kinda like my hammer is really good at driving nails but isn't so good at cleaning windows. Right tool for the job and all that. If your military isn't being used to smash another military you're probably doing it wrong.
Ah, crap. That should've been a car analogy.
WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever
So... it doesn't suck by any definition, then?
Gesture Recognition Without Batteries
...doesn't require batteries.
Edward Snowden's Lawyer Claims Harassment From Heathrow Border Agent
Copyright infringement at the very least in all likelihood -- make sure that you use *homemade* vile porn.
You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In The Future
Options like OnStar and satellite radio have been around for years.
Translating President Obama's NSA Reform Promises Into Plain English
Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing
So, *exactly* like (gay) marriage, then?
Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks
You might -- depends on how and where the cut is. There are a *lot* of things you can do that'll be just as deadly that are delayed and difficult to detect; whether you're affecting software or hardware is irrelevant if physical access is requisite to implement the hack. Headline is just a bit more sensationalistic than it should be.
Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks
Seriously. I've got a hack that'll disable the brakes on any car ever made. It's called a hacksaw (heh) and requires even *less* access than these guys had.
Boston Marathon Bomber Charged With Using 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'
Don't use a musket, though. Firearms over .50 qualify as WMDs too.
New Bill Would Declassify FISC Opinions
I can't help but agree. What he did certainly damaged the government but I don't see how the *citizenry* or the union itself has been substantively damaged -- quite the opposite, in fact. Our rights aren't subject to abrogation by arbitrary laws; they are inalienable. What the government has been doing may be "legal" only by virtue of passage of laws that are in direct conflict with the Constitution. As far as I'm concerned those laws aren't valid -- the Constitution has supremacy.
Snowden's releases so far have been quite targeted, not the same firehose of the Manning releases; I do put them in different categories. What he's released pierces straight into the heart of tyranny, though I expect all it'll take is an Extra Special Episode of Honey Boo-Boo and the public will forget all about this and put their heads back in the sand. I fear that the longer we let things like this go on the less opportunity we'll have to check it without bloodshed, but then I'm something of a cynic.
TSA Decides Against Allowing Small Knives On Aircraft
Certain gun parts will cause them to seal luggage in the same way. A barrel, for instance, is a hell of a lot cheaper than the whole firearm, and has to be declared, baggage sealed, etc. Magazines don't count, but frames and internal parts do. I suppose even a spring might technically qualify.
House Bill Would Mandate Smart Gun Tech By U.S. Manufacturers
There's no way this boneheaded bill will get past the Republican controlled House.
iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years
He never mentions what version of iTunes he's using - perhaps it's still 10.x, which is horrible. iTunes 11 has actually fixed a LOT of stuff and is actually pretty decent and more importantly, fast. It's incredible how fast iTunes is nowadays. I'm not sure what Apple did, but damn it's fixed a lot of stutters, halts, and stalls.
God, 11 has been a buggy mess for me. Windows hiding when they shouldn't, often really slow to respond, just plain stops responding for up to something like 30 seconds regularly. I believe they fixed a bunch of stuff but they also seem to have broken more that affect useability. 10 seemed far more reliable.
Spoiler Alert: Smart Kids Become Successful Adults
Actually, the article says the exact opposite of the title. The title should say
Whooooooa, there dude. You can't go around actually reading the articles here! Cut that out!
John McCain Working On Legislation For 'a La Carte' TV Channel Packages
Bull. The McCain of 2008 was a completely different man than the McCain of 2000. I don't know if it was the dirty pool Bush played during the 2000 election that did it or something else but he's just not the same guy he used to be.
DoD Descends On DEFCAD
You're one to talk, Anonymous Coward. I see you posting here all the time!
USAF Strips 17 Officers of Nuclear Launch Authority
Hardly. This happened more than once during the cold war under SAC. Hell, entire wings have been decertified before. You don't have to go back farther than 2007 to find something similar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_United_States_Air_Force_nuclear_weapons_incident).
There was an article in Air Force Magazine a couple months back about SAC history that touched on this a bit:
Police Capture Second Marathon Bombing Suspect in Watertown, Mass.
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