The Psychology of Phishing
They register domains similar enough to the company and often related (support-raytheon for example) so that even people that look for questionable URLs can be fooled.
It doesn't help that legitimate companies that should know better do the same. I recently got a survey from PayPal, but rathet than going through their verified site at www.paypal.com, the links in the email directed only to www.paypal-survey.com. It looked like a classic phishing scam but was apparently a legitimate survey request.
Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go
If 12,.500 layoffs are at Nokia, then weren't most of these jobs overseas anyway, from a US viewpoint?
German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks
A suspected security mole was today apprehended with 5 reams of carbon copy paper...
The World's Best Living Programmers
"The world record for continuous application availability may be held by the Irish National Railway, which is said to have logged an unbroken 17 years running on OpenVMS version 3.2."
I'd say the guys that wrote such a stable system must be pretty good programmers.
FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps
Do they really because I've only seen apps for monitoring blood pressure readings, readings taken by an external device.
How is an app supposed to measure blood pressure?
Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts
I wonder if the test would be the same if they had let people shock themselves ponce beforehand and then asked them to sit in there for 15 minutes. It seems to me that if you put a big red shiny button in front of them and tell them to ignore it, you're testing their limits of curiosity and self restraint more than their ability to sit and think quietly. It's a "Don't think about punk elephants!" situation.
Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature
Go to agree with you about the American driving licenses. Took my original test in the UK in a manual shift car (do it in an automatic and that's all you're licensed for). Hill starts, emergency stops, 3 point turns, reversing around corners, reversing into small spaces, instructors trying to catch you out by telling you to take the next available right just as you come to a one-way street that you can't take, tests done during rush hour through winding streets, and more.
Some years later, took a test in Arizona. A few simple questions I crammed the night before, an eye test (Can you read the letters, sir? Yes, I can. OK, you pass), once round the block in my automatic (taking all right turns) and then reversing into a space I could quite easily have driven in head first and still had enough room for second car. And that was it!
It's obviously designed to get people into cars and not to weed out bad drivers.
Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing
Galaxy, iPhone, Nexus and....G3.
If you want recognition, give it a name - preferably a cool name, but at the very least something people can pronounce without sounding like they're playing Battleships.
Update Your Shelf: BitLit Offers Access To Ebook Versions of Books You Own
So print your signature on a piece of transparent plastic and lay it over the page before you photograph it...
NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks
As a European, I remember going into my first cinema in LA and as it was a hot day, deciding to get a drink to sip on during the film.
I asked for a small coke but watched the counter assistant pick up a large, circular container.
"No, no! I just wanted a small coke, not a bucket of popcorn"
"Sir, this is the cup for a small coke..."
Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy
Jesus the human may not have been a fictional character.
Jesus the son of God most certainly is.
Should We Eat Invasive Species?
Poison dart frog.
Definitely not edible!
Firefox 29: Redesign
You can search in the address bar.
You can piss in a sink too... doesn't mean using one facility for two different functions is a good thing.
Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain
Average Ãoe high level exec Ã = 575
From my education i am roughly at "Average College Professor".
regularly correcting semantic and syntactic mistakes in pages of code which i never saw before
did that when i did a group-internal rss
Doesn't seem to work for spelling mistakes and typos though ;)
Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?
And if your business model depends on ad revenue. Then get a new one. If you can't find a way to fund what you're doing with ads then do something else.
You don't find it just a teensy bit ironic that you're posting this on Slashdot?
Why Games Should Be In the Public Domain
Broussard is a fine one to talk about copyright considering how all the best one-liners in Duke Nukem were lifted from other sources:
Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"
So we blend it first and then divide it into 70ths?
Device Mines Precious Phosphorus From Sewage
~~ I even know one person who actually expressed that his ideal send off would be for his friends and loved ones to cook and eat his flesh. ~~
don't bury me if I should die
I don't want my bones to lie
six feet under - six feet down
covered by unfeeling ground
please don't leave me here alone
with nothing but a cold, hard stone
a name, two dates and nothing more
don't leave me for the worms to gnaw
peel off my useless skin
and expose the meat that lies within
chop me, slice me, mince and dice me
mix me with those herbs and spices
turn me into sausages
and invite my friends round for the feast
lay me down on smoking Teflon
hear me sizzle as I fry
make my headstone mashed potato
warm and fluffy, piled up high
smother me in steaming gravy
let onions be my funeral wreath
give the mourners knives and forks
and tell the priest to cry "let's eat!"
such tender Tim!
I never knew he had such taste!
and he made so many sausages
let's have some more - a shame to waste
eat heartily my faithful friends
for this is how I want to end
don't bury me if I should die
if there's a heaven - let me fry!
Building a Better Bike Helmet Out of Paper
I actually thought about that. However, there are very few cost effective methods of waterproofing paper that work
Tetrapacks seem to work quite well at keeping liquids in for a reasonable cost. If it can keep liquid in, it can surely keep liquid out too.