top Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies
Nobody wants to pay for claims arising from behavior riskier than their own.
top Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips
I de-anonymized this comment by signing in.
top Defense Distributed Has 3D-Printed an Entire Gun
...only outlaws will have undetectable firearms."
about a year and a half ago
top Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers
So can I make money hiring underemployed older IT workers and marketing their labor for top dollar?
top Interviews: Ask Ray Kurzweil About the Future of Mankind and Technology
What's the furthest future entry in your personal calendar?
top GM Brings IT Dev Back In House; Self-Driving Caddy In the Works
WSJ recently reported average base salary for Google engineers as $128K. You can finance the same lifestyle in Ann Arbor with $79K.
top Are We Getting Smarter? Rising IQ Scores In the Twenty-First Century
I know I'm personally getting smarter: recently stopped reading YouTube comments!
top Climate Change Research Gets Petascale Supercomputer
If climate scientists run a supercomputer in a room full of warming skeptics, does it give off any heat?
top Ask Slashdot: Explaining Version Control To Non-Technical People?
Explain that it's a morale issue, makes developers feel they're working on a solid foundation.
top Ask Slashdot: When Does Time Tracking at Work Go Too Far?
Ever work in a shop without enough bathrooms? Time gets wasted waiting in line or walking around the building looking for an open one.
Glad I don't have to track bathroom breaks, but a silver lining might be metrics in support of sufficient restrooms.
top Exposure to Backlit Displays Reduces Melatonin Production
I'll worry about this in the morning.
top Tata Intends To Sell Air-Powered Car In India
Neat, a car that can run on fumes--indefinitely!
top US To Drive 3,000 Wi-Fi Linked Vehicles In Massive Crash Avoidance Trial
Ann Arbor is a good place to start, its drivers are too preoccupied with their dissertations to watch the road...
top Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Place To Relocate?
Ann Arbor, 'cause that's where Slashdot be.
top Committee Lowers Nobel Prize Award
I was going to try winning one, but now? Forget it!
top CPU Competition Heating Up In 2012?
Please don't use the phrase "heating up" referring to CPUs, even as a metaphor!
top Michigan State Professor Helps Bring Broadband Internet To Rural Africa (Video)
How about bringing broadband to rural Michigan?!
top All Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior, Say Two US Congressmen
--some of those slide tackles are pretty nasty.
top NASA Releases New High-Definition Image of Earth
If you don't like it, go someplace else.