Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language
Grace put it so beautifully: "It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission".
The Phone Dragnet That Caught the World's Top Drug Lord
This is the only explanation that makes sense.
IE Vulnerability Exposing Banking Logins, Spreading Rapidly
Any compromised website can take over the browser. So a malware ad hosted on Youtube or ./ can infect the browser, and the attacker can then snoop on future activity – e.g. on banking sites.
And this is exactly why I always run an ad blocker.
Given the current mess that is web advertising, it would be foolish to do otherwise.
Rome Police Use Twitter To Battle Illegal Parking
Did this program improve the parking situation in Rome? Doubt it. I'll go out on a limb and guess that it has yielding a tiny bit of revenue that disappears into the noise of what they already collect. But this is Rome, so why not a bit of tech circus for the masses?
How Silicon Valley CEOs Conspired To Suppress Engineers' Wages
Does this mean Eric Schmidt and Shona Brown could be going to jail?
Please, ask for the pony, too!
Adware Vendors Buying Chrome Extensions, Injecting Ads
And some automatic updates are badly borked, and screw up everything six ways from Thursday.
Wouldn't that be Tuesday?
Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
If this redesign goes live, I'm outta here. It's as simple as that.
Los Angeles Unveils $578 Million Public School
I think not. Why is this on slashdot?
40 Windows Apps Said To Contain Critical Bug
Here's a link to the original advisory. It's worth a read as it contains useful remediation advice: http://www.acrossecurity.com/aspr/ASPR-2010-08-18-1-PUB.txt
Preserving Memories of a Loved One?
Live every day you have together to its fullest.
Learn to let go of what you cannot hold onto.
Workings of Ancient Calculating Device Deciphered