Barack Obama Retains US Presidency
God bless America. Or flying Spaghetti monster. Or random evolutionary processes. At least it wasn't that mutant.
Now, we have to:
1. Declare a national holiday so all can vote on a day off to eliminate the lines.
2. Get rid of the electoral college.
3. Get Congress to override Citizen United.
4. Take the money out of the electoral system.
Microsoft 'Hut' Opens Outside Seattle Apple Store
this just proves that Microsoft doesn't get it. For all there R&D dollars and for all their marketing dollars, piggybacking off of Apple places them in a poor light, a "hey look, we are relevant too" kinda light. Apart from the OS space and the occasional Windows phone, Microsoft and Apple are no longer the direct competitors they once were.
White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"
1. According to IRS data, the Fortune 500 paid an average tax rate of 17%.
2. However, since taxes are merely an input cost, one can argue that corporations do not pay taxes on income. As we saw during the recent government shutdown of the FAA, when the airlines were not required to collect ticket taxes during that period, the airlines raised their prices to the level pre-shutdown and pocketed the difference. Taxes may impact profitability but the taxation is paid by the customer.
A Court's Weak Argument For Blocking IP Subpoenas
Ask Slashdot: How Do You File Paper Documents At Home?
Lots of them. All over the house. It's a mess.
$30 GPS Jammer Can Wreak Havok
Who the fuck wrote the blurb for this story? Did the slashdot editors read it themselves? I had to reread the blurb six times before i could figure out which of the devices "fail". What the fuck. Given the popularity of this website can't the editors at least give the impression that they give a flying fuck about writing.
Four Outrages Techies Need To Know About the State of the Union
The logic that we need to compete with workers who are poorly paid, who live and work in an environmental nightmare, is ridiculous.
Betelgeuse To Blow Up Soon — Or Not
Betelgeuse could have blown up in 1411 CE. News sure travels slow in our part of the galaxy......
Pot Grower's Privacy Challenged
I am afraid the data doesn't back you up on the claim that "many peoples psychosis is triggered solely by their [sic] use of drugs". Studies have shown that porlonged drug abuse may inflame psychotic outbreaks and other aperiodic abnormal events but causation is not highly correlated. Indeed, the correlation with respect to marijuana use is below that of other exogenous factors.
Pot Grower's Privacy Challenged
And this becomes a non-issue. After all liquor stores publicize their locations. After all liquor is a more addictive, more harmful drug by orders of magnitude yet it is regulated and legal.
When Should I Buy an Android Tablet?
You mean the Newton?
Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down
Sarah Palin just took down her USA Map with targets drawn over democratic leaders, one of them was for Gabrielle Giffords.
Recording the Police
If your car fines you every time you go over 65, then don't drive or 60 or so. Problem solved.
Income Tax Quashed, Ballmer To Cash In Billions
...something is to be said for unenlightened self-interest. I am just not sure as to what.
Careful What You Post, the FBI Has More of These
Given that the 7th and 9th Circuits have OK'd warrantless tracking, I am unsure how quickly the Supreme Court would grant cert on this issue. And given the current members of the Court, I might not like their decision.
RIAA Accounting — How Labels Avoid Paying Musicians
Since when do the Jews control the entire recording industry? Certainly there are Jewish people at some of the major labels, but attributing ALL of the accounting issues to the Jews? I smell a troll.....
A Composer's-Eye View of the Copyright Wars
Just to clarify something for you, all property rights are "imaginary" rights. Whether the property right is over a tangible or intangible object is not relevant.
Conservative Textbook Curriculum Passes Final Vote In Texas
Still fighting the American Civil War in 2010.
iPad Is Destroying Netbook Sales
...I find the iPad to be a perfect web surfing device. Great for e-mail and watching video. I am actually considering selling my Macbook Pro, as it is starting to get dusty. That said, I wouldn't want to write a novel on it.
Apple May Face Antitrust Inquiry
The only claim I see the Feds have for antitrust is for Apple "tying" disparate products, hardware and apps, similar to the issue in U.S. v. Microsoft (o.s. and browser). However, given Apple has only about 25% of the market share in the smart phone arena, I do not see the basis for the Feds action. The development platform only lock for Apple products strikes me as failing to meet the antitrust standard.
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