top Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records
These have been around for years.
Police departments can buy one from: http://www.meganet.com/meganet...
top Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood
Obesity, Smoking, Exercise, Genetics, Diet
Diet is only one small part of the problem
Genetics - well you're stuck with them - your children are stuck with yours Smoking is hard to quit for some Exercise - well nobody like to exercise Obesity - on the rise - due to sugar, salt, and fat in boxed foods - who cooks from scratch?
My rant is over
top I expect to be conventionally alive ...
Each day I wake up further supports my theory that I'll live forever.
top fMRI Data Reveals How Many Parallel Processes Run In the Brain
While driving about a dozen years ago, I thought: "Wow, I'm thinking."
Then I thought: "Wow, I'm thinking the thought: "Wow, I'm thinking."" Then I thought: "Wow, I'm thinking the thought: "Wow, I'm thinking the thought: "Wow, I'm thinking.""" Fortunately I didn't crash. However, I couldn't get to the next level without my mind drifting elsewhere.
top Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist
... with which the hills are alive.
top Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron
There is no loophole here.
Imagine buying a truck to use in a business. The cost of the truck can be written off against earnings over a number of years instead of all at once. The accounting principle here is to spread the cost of the asset over its useful life.
Goodwill is also an asset that can be written off over a number of years. It's an intangible asset with a more ambiguous useful life. The mechanism for writing it off over 15 years instead of, say, 40 years may be questionable. Government policy to attract investment may have led to the 15-year period.
So long as Ballmer is forced to follow the government's rules and he spreads the cost over many years, I see no problem..
top Apple 1 Sells At Auction For $905,000
Everybody should know the proper plural of Apple 1 is Apples 1 and not Apple 1's.
top ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards
If Google had scripted
chgmod 777 everytime a device were plugged in, I suppose people would be complaining about how everyone had access to their files. about a month and a half ago
top NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux
I remember watching blue people in flash videos.
At the time, I blamed NVIDIA / vdpau. However it was really Adobe Flash crossing red and blue that caused me to see smurfs everywhere. about a month and a half ago
top The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made
I was about to post the same thing - but name the business as well - Unicomp
It's a good choice, especially if you want a foreign Moldel-M keyboard.
about a month and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives
You could pay about $100 per year to use Skype to call their telephone whenever you want.
Alternatives to Skype exist. Calling cards are possible (I've had success buying from Nobelcom.com).
You wouldn't be able to attach any photos, but they're not fun with dial up anyway.
You would have to call your parents when you are all awake, but calls are more personable than email.
top High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint
For the given purpose, 999 is a very large number.
What sort of firearm requires more than 999 different people to use it regularly? A rifle for people learning to shoot might be used by thousands of people over its lifetime, but not all of these people need regular access to the firearm. When a person will never use such a farearm again (i.e. he or she passes a course), that person's fingerprints should be erased from the weapon's memory. If a weapon could conceivable be used by more than 999 people on a regular basis (perhaps a backup weapon for a number of military units), perhaps it shouldn't be fingerprint locked in the first place.
top Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection
When the human testing starts, should it be old people first? afftected-continent people first? family-receives-high-payment people first?
I think they should be volunteers at the very least.
top Microsoft Releases Replacement Patch With Two Known Bugs
My experience somewhat mirriors yours:
On the 2nd Tuesday, I connected my Win7 box to the Internet to install the 2nd Tuesday patches. After reading a Slashdot article, I uninstalled two patches on the bad-patch list.
Yesterday, I connected it to the Internet to install the August 27 patches.
This was a no go. Windows Update was broken and the Windows Update Troubleshooter was no use. Only a rollback to a mid-July restore point got the machine going properly again.
My Windows box (which is not my main box) is generally off the Internet, so I don't know why I patched it so promptly.
In the future, I'll wait a few weeks longer before applying patches.
top Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress
Stop the crime before it happens.
Someone should make a movie about this.
top Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
I hear these onion routers are all the rage now.
top My degree of colorblindness:
I pass the colour-blindness tests very quickly with each eye. However, colour intensity varies between my eyes. One eye sees a bright world. It's a more faded world with the other eye. I attribute the difference to ageing rods/cones/whatever. I didn't have this problem when I was younger.
top Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier
Trillion did VoIP
top Unboxing a Cray XC30 'Magnus' Petaflops Supercomputer
Where's the story?
top How long ago did you last assemble a computer?
I use an external Silicon Dust Home Run, which picks up OTA signals.
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