Former NSA Technical Director: Leaks Have Permanently Damaged NSA
Let me be the first to say: good.
Experimental Port of Debian To OpenRISC
very very cool
porting debian userspace to a new arch is a fun exercise
ICANN Considers Using '127.0.53.53' To Tackle DNS Namespace Collisions
Seems like a very hacky solution...
ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy
There is no battery "keeping it alive".
Source: I work and worked in places that design and make modern cell phones.
The New York Times Has Lessons For Others Making the Slow Transition To Digital
Am I really the only one who permanently blacklists any website that has "video" news? Video requires 100% of my attention, and probably headphones, to avoid distracting all those around me. It also occurs at your speed. I can read faster than you can talk, and it does not distract anyone around me.
If i want to *SEE* what happened i'll go to youtube
On a news site I want to *READ* about it!
At Long Last: IceCube Spots 28 High-Energy Neutrinos
Same way that you could tell which direction he was coming from if invisible man bumped into you at 100mph... (seriously)
Brazil Announces Plans To Move Away From US-Centric Internet
If this sticks, it will be awesome, not for the security but for the statement it makes. Way to go, Brazil!
Wireless Charging Start-Up Claims 30-Foot Radius
without beamforming - inverse square law says no
with beamforming, one must remember that beamforming cannot focus in just one place, smaller but still constructive maxima will exist elsewhere. what wants 1/3 of a watt focused on their gonads accidentally?
Sound-Based Device Authentication Has Many Possibilities (Video)
using sound to send data....sort of like a modem?
Rise of the ARM Clones
This. It will hurt. A lot. This means that 64x64 -> 64 multiply (what gcc will do if you multiply two uint64_t values) will now need 10 multiplies, at least 20 shifts (16 to cut off tops 16 bits of intermediates, 5 for result alignment), and 9 additions, instead of just 2 long multiplies and one long multiply accumulate.
Ask Slashdot: Why no scalars without value caps in compiled languages?
you can...it just will be slower
hardware supports only certain bit lengths.
LinuxDevices.com Vanishes From the Web
Actually, nothing is on the Wayback Machine, except the message stating "This URL has been excluded from the Wayback Machine."
Facebook "Trusted Contacts" Lets You Pester Friends To Recover Account Access
CISPA Passes US House, Despite Privacy Shortcomings and Promised Veto
And this is why I support the right to arm bears...
A couple of well-armed bears in DC will set this all straight...
As 2012 comes to a halt, my data takes up ...
7x1.5TB drive raid6
i've had two drives fail at once - raid6 saved me nicely. as backup, the data is rsynced slowly to a friend's house across the country, where it is on a 10x1TB raid6 using usb-hdds & a laptop
Ask Slashdot: What To Do When Finding a Security Breach On Shared Hosting?
found this on GoDaddy years back - still the case
New Arduino Due Brings More Power To the Table
Playing WAV is doable on 8-bit AVR or PIC
The 2012 ADK (same cpu as due) I got ogg decoding to work in realtime, and bt's audio codec too (SBC). That sort of things does need more CPU power than the AVRs have