Egyptian Authorities Detain French "Spy" Bird Found With Tracker
I knew I should have sent a raven instead of that stool pigeon!
Microsoft Seeks Patent On 'Quieting Mobile Devices'
a recent Apple patent request for something like this for law enforcement to have the ability to shut down cell phone functions in an area. I guess saying it is to protect children makes it look a bit less Orwellian than saying it is for law enforcement.
If you still don't remember your password send a password recovery request to the NSA. I understand they have great support for things we all loose track of.
Leaked Microsoft Video Parodies Chrome Ad
for their own products maybe they would be more popular. At least this was somewhat creative, unlike their past Scroogled ads.
Funny thing is that while Microsoft points the finger of shame at Google they are trying to do the same thing: http://advertising.microsoft.com/international/display-ad-targeting
CS Professor Announces Run For VT State Senate On a Platform of Internet Polling
This Swiss have just about got this figured out. It is called Direct Democracy: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/specials/switzerland_for_the_record/world_records/The_Swiss_vote_more_than_any_other_country.html?cid=8483932
Several years ago I was visiting a friend in Sion Switzerland, when he excused himself for a few minutes saying that he had to vote on an important issue. He then turned on the TV where the representative for that district was speaking, picked up his home land-line phone, dialed several numbers and after just a couple of minutes he hung up.
He explained that big insurance companies wanted to pass a law mandating that all vehicles be outfitted with a monitoring device that would record the drivers driving habits. As we watched the vote total shown on the TV, the representative explained that although there were vastly more cars on the roads than in the 1950s the safety of drivers had increased greatly and that the mandate was not justified. The public vote overwhelmingly defeated the new law and the representative cast his vote in favor of his constitutes.
From what I witnessed that day, it seems like a Direct Democracy works very well in most cases.
Ask Slashdot: How To Give IT Presentations That Aren't Boring?
Wow them with a talk about how the Internet is made up of a bunch of tubes...
Executive Order Overturns US Fifth Amendment
There is a simple solution to this if it is ever used against you:
"Yeah, don't forget your 27B(stroke)6"