Two New Fed GPS Trackers Found On SUV
The administration, which is attempting to overturn a lower court ruling that threw out a drug dealer’s conviction over the warrantless use of a tracker, argues that citizens have no expectation of privacy when it comes to their movements in public so officers don’t need to get a warrant to use such devices.
Good, I've always wondered where politicians go, what hotels they stay at, etc.
Sports Bars Changing Channels For Video Gamers
They've started selling bags of doritos
Customer Email Address Leaks
Spammers can generate "random" email addresses and try sending mail to them. If they don't get an undeliverable error, the address is good.
Mozilla Flips Kill-Switch on Skype
"one of the number one causes" doesn't make a lot of sense.
Geotags in Photos Could Inspire Cyber-Stalkers
Actually, in a surprising show of privacy concern, Facebook strips all EXIF data from uploaded photos.
Or maybe it's to help those people with "myspace shots" from having the original thumbnail visible.
'Zombie' Satellite Returns to Life
Damn, satellites are more complicated than I thought!
How a Leather Cover Crashes the Kindle
Good ol' Bugs Bunny. Where has he gone?
Albuquerque, if I'm not mistaken.
Google Responds to NSS Labs Browser Report
According to Google not only didn't the report use Chrome 6 for the tests where as the current version is Chrome 8
I think "didn't" needs to be changed to "did". That sentence threw me for a loop.
US Trials Off Track Over Juror Internet Misconduct
Wait until I tell my 571 friends about this!
Trailer for Mel Gibson’s bizarre new film
Should link to http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/blog/article/84669/trailer-for-mel-gibsons-bizarre-new-film.html.
The current source just rips straight from yahoo.
Amazon Fake Products and Fake Reviews
Maybe he's saying it won't cause him to start using Amazon, as he apparently already does.
Corporations Hiring Hooky Hunters
My brain combined the words hooky and hunters. That would have made for 1) an interesting read, and 2) a more disturbing photo.
Denver Bomb Squad Takes Out Toy Robot
I can just see the police standing behind their open car doors with guns drawn while the negotiator takes out the bullhorn and says "What are your demands? Do you come in peace?"
Finger length points to prostate cancer risk
Well yes, how do you think a rectal exam works? At least they use gloves.
Competence in Software Engineering
most of the verbal feedback I received about my performance consisted mainly of comments about my helpfulness, cheerfulness, and calm demeanor, i.e., incompetent
Is this something you concluded on your own, or were you told your technical skills were lacking? If it's the latter, then maybe you're right in asking for help. Otherwise, welcome to corporate america. With few exceptions, you'll probably be working with other people for the rest of your life, so companies want to make sure you're good at doing that.
Was the company a software shop? Did your manager have technical experience? Were you rated by your peers? All of these things can impact the type of feedback you get for your review. It could have been assumed that you had the required technical skills, therefore your sunny personality was more important to highlight.
Reviews can be frustrating, but if you come out with positive remarks, consider it a success.
Airports begin to go private, opt-out of TSA
The TSA points out that even if an airport decides to use a private firm for security, the screeners still must follow TSA guidelines. That would include using the full body scanners if they are installed at the airport.
Does this mean that the "upgraded" pat-down would have to be enforced too? While the potential for better hiring practices is enticing, it's mostly useless if the TSA still has carte blanche for security procedures.
Still, it's good to see the backlash extending to airports.
Ray Kurzweil Does Not Understand the Brain
Here you go, you literal bore: http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=facetious
Ray Kurzweil Does Not Understand the Brain
Given that we only use 10% of our brains (less, for women), I would think we could compress the code even further!
We'd probably want to optimize the think_about_sex subroutine too.
The Bus That Rides Above Traffic
Maybe it's like LA and none of the people that live there use public transportation.