Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US
- Taxes never go down
- The government can't and won't live within it's means.
The Comcast/TWC Merger Is About Controlling Information
Comcast is NOT a private sector entity as most would consider. They're a government sponsored monopoly. They receive massive tax breaks, and direct funding from the government to build out infrastructure (tax dollars spent on laying pipe). It's utterly absurd to think that they have anything in common with a truly private entity.
You want to know why comcast is allowed to grow so large, completely and solely control local markets for both TV and Internet delivery? Because the government allows it.
The Connected Home's Battle of the Bulbs
There was some way to have a remote... Say attached to the wall, which would allow you to 'touch' it to have the lights turn on and off, or even possibly dim. One can dream..
TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database
Seriously, this entire organization encompasses everything wrong with the Federal government. Massive privacy overreach, complete incompetence, and a literal NIGHTMARE BUREAUCRACY! This is one of the worst aspects of the Bush legacy, and "The One" has not done anything to curtail its power: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL...
US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances
I can't imagine why they wouldn't monitor people with access to secret clearances. I know they polygraph them all the time and regularly perform spot checks for law enforcement violations, etc.
Don't want the government knowing everything about you? Don't request secret clearance from it.
BP Finds Way To Bypass US Crude Export Ban
The easiest way to reduce demand is to just tax fuel
Sorry no, there is no easy way to reduce demand of OIL. If you want to truly reduce demand of OIL you need to find a VIABLE alternative fuel, electricity and NG are not VIABLE alternative fuels
Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch
It seems this guy could careless about the fracking operation it self. He's more concerned about the huge blight that a massive ugly ass water tower will bring.
There's no reason (other than cost) the well owners can't just truck water in. Honestly I don't blame the guy, I wouldn't want this ugly ass water tower in my back yard either, however a well generating millions of dollars of gas for me to spend on more computers? No problem at all.
Fishing Line As Artificial "Muscle"
Then the average spring yes, but a nitinol spring will do just that, with much more retraction force when heated.
Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0
Agreed, such as being in the "It's not google" and "It's not apple" niche, which is very attractive to someone like me.
Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0
I care. I'm actually pretty excited in both the phone (HW) as well as the OS. Personally I really like the idea of being able to ditch Android for another, possibly better software platform which doesn't have all the google hooks.
Pirate Bay Block Lifted In the Netherlands
There.is an interesting.use of periods.in. this summery
Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter
Agreed, and we're not alone: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/01/14/mit-professor-urging-climate-change-activists-to-slow-down/
Building an Open Source Nest
Am I missing something here? Where's the link to the article referenced by Mr. AC.
Incandescent Bulbs Get a Reprieve
So, I've always wondered, in cold weather climates where you're already heating your house, in most cases 24/7, how inefficient are incandescent bulbs really? I mean, if you think about it, the wasted energy here is being turned into heat, which is, heating your home, albeit inefficiently -- but really who cares? You're after the light.
Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional
"Chicago's ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms,"
Ask Slashdot: Best Laptops For Fans Of Pre-Retina MacBook Pro?
Do you have one of the 4th gen laptops already? I thought they didn't ship until Dec 20th. If you do, what's the battery life like with the new processor?
DEA Argues Oregonians Have No Protected Privacy Interest In Prescription Records
If only there was some other amendment that protected medical records and other private / personal information
Don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution man.
Edward Snowden Still Stuck At Airport, May Be Permitted Entry Into Russia Soon
Seems like a nice airport, maybe he's bathing in the fountains near the strip club.
Adapteva Parallella Supercomputing Boards Start Shipping
So it's interesting, a light weight ARM processor, without anything better than micro USB and micro HDMI. Neat yes, but really? Useful? Maybe as a wireless router, or some other PoE like device but as a useful processing system? Um...
Even linking many of these together - neat, but again, the world of MPI is based on completely different processor designs and interconnects, you're talking huge amount of time and effort to replicate something on a unique platform which may or may not ever see wide spread acceptance by the developer base.
NSA Data Center Brings Concerns Over Security and Privacy and Jobs
I question this number as well, even considering decades of tapes, we're still off by factors of 100 or more here. I think what this is called more than anything is sensationalizing, your average layperson probably has never even heard the word Zettabyte. In fact I know this, when describing what I do for a living (HPC storage engineering) to my friends and family I have to constantly explain what a Petabyte is, let along anything larger than that.
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