The Grasshopper Can Fly Sideways
Am I the only one who clicked through to this while scanning headlines, thinking it referred to living creatures?
'Bankrupt' Australian Surgeon Sues Google For Auto-Complete
While I understand the wanting to keep something like that quiet, it is public information. I'm not sure it is wrong to have it there even if it is undesirable.
You make a good point. And in this case, I tend to agree with you.
However, in general does anyone else see a difference between information that is merely public (I.e., freely available to interested parties) and that which is actively public-ized (however "inadvertently")?
"Self-Healing" NAND Flash Memory That Can Survive Over 100 Million Cycles
Sorry, but the value 3000K refers to the color temperature of incandescent bulbs, not the actual temperature. See this chart.
Did you REALLY think the filament of an ordinary incandescent tungsten bulb operates at 4940.33 degrees Fahrenheit (2727 degrees C)? Seriously?
Microsoft Security Essentials Loses AV-Test Certificate
... I've found regardless of what they have had installed they invariably get infected, may as well go with the AV system that doesn't choke the system to death nor constantly shove itself in your face while you're trying to get work done.
Exactly! This is precisely my thinking. And it's also what I tell my clients. I use MSE on all my (four and counting) systems, and I strip off whatever "choke-ware" my clients are running and install it for them.
Plus, I also strongly recommend Sandboxie, which is free for non-commercial use, and if they agree, I provide a prominent icon which runs the browser inside a sandbox, for those times when curiosity gets the better of them.
My own machines have been kept safe by using this approach more than once from stuff my teenaged kids clicked on, where Sandboxie prevented something bad from actually installing itself (after which I deleted the sandbox contents and it was as if nothing had ever happened). More than worth the annoyance of the occasional 5 second pop up reminder from Sandboxie when it starts, once the initial 30 days has elapsed.
For trusted browsing, I just use the unsandboxed browser.
My own machines have never actually been infected since I started doing this (five or six years now), and only once or twice have I been called out to clean a client's machine set up in this manner. Invariably, the client chose NOT to run the sandboxed browser when they knew they should have.
In any case, it's far easier to recover a system running MSE than one with a "choke-ware" which has detected but is unable to remove some malware.
Also, clients appear to appreciate the complete LACK of scare-ware pop up warnings every year or so, or whenever it's coming up on renewal time.
One Step Toward a Babel Fish: Real-Time Voice Translation For Phones
No, they don't need to learn other languages. THEY JUST NEED TO SPEAK ENGLISH LOUDER and sl-ow-er!!!
Here, fixed that for you
Crooks Steal $1.5M In iPads From JFK
Yes, but only to the extent it costs them money.
Dotcom's New Site "Megabox" Almost Ready
Whoops, now it's on Slashdot. Rest assured they've gotten wind of it. Let's see if you're right.
Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware
That's like saying you don't use condoms because you know how^H^H^Hwhen to pull out.
There, fixed that for you
When Flying Was a Thrill
They don't screen them because they are flying their own planes, not commercial aircraft (which of course is because they are filthy rich, but that's secondary).
Six Arrested Over Japanese Android Porn Virus
On one hand, since I have an Android phone I'm glad the perpetrators were caught, but on the other hand this almost seems like a victim-less crime. Or at least one with Darwinian fairness...
Backdoor Found In Arcadyan-based Wi-Fi Routers
Gee, and I thought I was being clever omitting 8 and 9
TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl
Do you really think that there aren't people who are comforted by this show of security theater?
TSA = Theater of Securité Absurditus
Stuxnet Allegedly Loaded By Iranian Double Agents
Stuxnet - the gift that keeps on giving.
Ask Slashdot: Is a Home Drone Feasible?
The answers to those questions would give YOU enough information to answer his?
Self-Sculpting "Sand" Can Allow Spontaneous Formation of Tools
This can only end badly, indeed!
Has no one read Michael Crichton's Prey?
What about the Sandman in Spiderman 3?
Amoeboid Robot Moves Autonomously Without Centralized Brain
Might this be just a publicity stunt to promote, for example, a new "Rise of The Blob" movie?
If so, it's just another lame attempt to cash in on prior art, rather than coming up with something original.
Man Claiming He Invented the Internet Sues
Man Claiming He Invented the Internet Sues
Al Gore is gonna be sooo mad...
Why, exactly? cf., Internet of Lies
Fracking Disclosure Rules Approved In CO
Yes, but will it be enough, and soon enough to protect the water supply?
Rats Feel Each Other's Pain
I thought this was going to be another article about investment bankers and the financial meltdown.
Just saying. John Corzine has been in the news recently.