top Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7
undoing accidental mod, disregard
top Why Steve Albini Still Prefers Analog Tape
that project looks pretty interesting.
but it just moves the question one step away: how do you know if the decoder can be executed in the future - will VX32 be around and supported at some arbitrary point in the future?
top GoPro Issues DMCA Takedown Over Negative Review
I think Sony is not an improvement in terms of supporting evil. It could be argued that their divisions have little to do with each other, and the evils of Sony Music (rootkits, etc.) or Sony Computer Entertainment (playstation, dropping promised linux support, exposing customers with disregard for security), or any other scandals shouldn't reflect on their cameras. But, I think similar mentality seems fairly consistent through their corporate culture. I've written Sony off entirely.
for a comparable alternative, I have a couple of Contour cameras I've been quite happy with.
about a year and a half ago
top Github Kills Search After Hundreds of Private Keys Exposed
your link has only
.pub files, though. I see no private keys here.
top What Is Your Favorite Ancient Olympic Game?
I'm pretty sure the word was '
top Feds Seized Website For a Year Without Piracy Proof
my favorite part is that slashdot (and wired) picks this up five months after it was news. much more thorough (and timely) article at techdirt:
top Ask Slashdot: How Do You Test Storage Media?
SMART is good for telling you when your drives do have problems that need addressing. it's not so great for giving you assurance that your drives do not have problems - consider a positive smart result to be more of an "I don't know" than a "good". you should generally assume your drives can fail at any time. I don't think there's any way to reliably predict the sudden death of a drive.
top Ask Slashdot: How Have You Handled Illegal Interview Topics?
thanks for that link.
I have seen on other articles a tag like "15pagesofads", which I'd suggest here
top Reddit: No More Suggestive Content Featuring Minors
this might be the first time on the internet anybody has used the term "beg the question" correctly.
I'm a week late, but I witnessed it.
top US Judge Rules Defendant Can Be Forced To Decrypt Hard Drive
truecrypt hidden volume?
top Amazon To Collect Indiana Sales Tax In 2014
The technical limitations argument is really hollow. It's a very very tiny technical hurdle that could generally be solved with a "SELECT decTaxRate from tSalesTax where strZipCode='" + strZipCode + "'".
unfortunately, I live in 52318'; drop table 'tSalesTax'; --
top Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?
"I do not consent to a search."
"Why are you detaining "Why are you detaining me?"
"Am I under arrest?"
"Am I free to go?"
that first one is really important and may be overlooked due to hiding in the subject line (I do not understand the tendency of people here to start typing in the subject and then continue in the body)
top GoDaddy Backs SOPA
seconded for namecheap. I've had good experiences with them, albeit for my very-limited needs.
top Microsoft Wants Your Feedback On Its New Python IDE
No, a pulled punch is one that is not too hard. You pull back at the last moment, and don't hit with force. "Don't pull any punches" means, hit me full-force.
top UCLA Engineers Create Energy-Generating LCD Screen
It seems rather silly to go from battery discharge -> LCD -> recover the light in a photovoltiac -> charge the battery, with some loss of efficiency at all steps. Isn't there reflective stuff behind there to make it so all the light goes where it's needed, and only enough power is supplied to the LCD to make it sufficiently visible?
top Ask Slashdot: Laptop + DSLR Backpacks
Bag (not me!) survived a tumble out of a minivan
Sorry to hear about your death. I hope you feel better soon.
top Syrian Hackers Deface Anonymous' Social Network
attempting to deface anything of Anonymous is like pissing into an ocean. of piss.
(not to take credit for this, I do not know its origin, but it is what immediately sprang to my mind reading this)
top TSA Employee Stole $50k Worth of Electronics
And the rule for dealing with restaurant people is pretty much the same as dealing with the TSA -- treat them with respect and kindness as you are being served or else you could end up with results you don't care for.
Getting results I don't care for is a given, at this point. Respect and kindness is right out; the TSA doesn't even know what those words mean, looking at their behavior towards me as a traveler. I have the choice of having a naked picture taken of me with a machine that at best (if we assume it's being operated safely and correctly by the untrained goons) will only very slightly increase my cancer risk; or having my genitals groped.
These are representatives of an organization which I truly hate. As its representative, any TSA agent gets personally addressed with as much of that hatred as I am capable of expressing while I have to deal with them.
You can't help but think that this is the way all programmng will be done in the future.
Actual programming will never be done in this ridiculously simplistic, underpowered manner.
top Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Leave My Router Open?
You, and the many other commenters who agree with you have it completely backwards. Your linked story is exactly why more people should open up their networks.
Fear of the police abusing their power is a terrible reason to avoid doing a perfectly legal action. Yes, it's more convenient, but if everybody goes along with the police abusing their power in that manner, it implicitly becomes acceptable. Providing internet to other people is not illegal, and not a good reason to get your door kicked in, and the police should know this. The consequence for the police not knowing this should NOT be more people cowering in fear. It should be that whoever is affected files suit against the police and the police are sanctioned for their actions.
Nobody wants to go through that, of course. But we should.
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