"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci
Time to scrub the "...best known for his/her work on DC" from WP.
I think two hosts are plenty, BTW. Dilution always hurts a brand when carried too far.
Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth
I'm sure google won't tell anyone about your interests in such things...
Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?
...I'd known that to be hired by IBM meant you first had to be trained by IBM. Would have saved me four years of college.
Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution
Theories are not rungs in a greater ladder of truth and enlightenment, but merely different sets of data.
Scientists Find Traces of Sea Plankton On ISS Surface
Terrestrial materials found on object made of terrestrial materials.
Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back
Microsoft announced they will change from calling their software 'software' to 'cute puppy' in bid to distance themselves from their reputation as they have now run out of feet to shoot and stick in their mouth.
Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body
Asking Siri where to hide a dead body was one of the first favorite phrases when that service came out. She would recommend bogs, swamps and landfills depending on what was nearest. These days she's not quite that helpful, tho...
Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites
Jez is part of gawker. gawker loves to gin up controversy. This is how the outfit sells ad space, in which case some ads pose as stories, etc. The more feathers get ruffled, the more eyeballs gather to watch. It's about a busine$$ model, not about bad actors in public or self-restraint or hiding anything. gawker painted themselves into this corner and now they have to live with the monsters they've created.
They're loving how these conversations are helping their bottom line, so be sure you get your cut for helping to promote the train wrecks over there.
Ask Slashdot: Open Hardware/Software-Based Security Token?
A self-selling token...
UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test
...before all those expensive colonoscopy and mammogram centers start trying to debunk this.
I can't wait for this to start debunking them..
Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code
How would an ecosystem be designed not to have these sorts of holes but also not to restrict what the owner of a device can use it for?
What..._and_ make money? Will you settle for 2 out of 3? But first, define 'restrict' and don't point to other platforms, thanks.
Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should
Amazon put their infrastructure in place long ago so as to be first into a market they helped pioneer. Projected profits were based on that equipment and how long it was to remain in place.
Fast forward to today and that legacy commitment is a yoke around their corporate neck that creeps toward a negative aspect.
Reminds me of how the large telcos want to squeeze every last penny out of all that copper still in the ground.
Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo
...that interacts with the family.
Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens
Important Info: OS X Yosemite Beta Seed
Today we have released a public beta build of Yosemite for people who are part of the OS X Yosemite Beta Program. This is an open-to-the- public seed of similar pre-release software that you test for us. The build they received is 14A299l which is identical and not any newer than your current build 14A298i. There is no benefit in moving to the public seed build. Participants in the public seed get access to the pre-release software and a lighter version of Feedback Assistant. We suggest that you DO NOT participate in the OS X Yosemite Beta Program. If you participate in both programs, you may experience the following issues:
* You will have multiple projects listed in your projects list in Feedback Assistant and the AppleSeed portal.
* Installing the public seed build will prevent you from seeing additional software update OS X builds that are only available to the AppleSeed Program.
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Please remember your current participation in the Apple Software Customer Seeding Program contains many added benefits:
* You receive additional information in the form of release notes, emails, and bug correspondence
* You have access to a discussion board
* You have access to more detailed bug forms
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* You will have access to builds not available in OS X Yosemite Beta Program
We appreciate all that you do for the AppleSeed Program. Your steadfast participation truly makes Apple software a high quality product. If you have additional comments or questions, please post on the discussion board.
The Psychology of Phishing
It's the singer....not the song.
School smarts lose to street smarts.
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
From the article: 'As the rulebook notes, “watchlisting is not an exact science.”'
EFF Releases Wireless Router Firmware For Open Access Points
It's just another opportunity for yet more security issues with yet another promise to stop tracking.
Sounds like someone hit some consumer hot buttons so they could make it an easier to swallow scheme. Beware cons bearing gifts...
New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids
My Aunt had a car back in the '50s that had a speed alert buzzer - she'd set it and teld the kids the car could tell when someone was misbehaving - whenever the kids in the back seat started in on each other she'd speed up so it went off. Spooky car that one...
A Look At NASA's Orion Project
About those 'future missions'. They will be conducted by firms in the private sector, so why do we even need NASA, other than a place for research money to go to die.
Australia Repeals Carbon Tax
Is this an Aussie no to Kyoto, then?
No surprise, really...just one of many more to come, I think.
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