Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid
But, but...what about the poor baby profits?
Seriously, you won't see these corporations do anything like this until they are forced to do so with heavy regulations, potential heavy fines and the real possibility of criminal prosecution upon proof of criminal negligence by a prosecuting attorney.
MBA school teaches them this: costs equal profits taken out of your pocket, so anything you can do to put the costs anywhere else is the profit in your pocket. This is how they think and how they operate. This is why you don't want business running and maintaining your infrastructure.
The Best Way To Watch the "Blood Moon" Tonight
Where else would be more appropriate? A glance out the window, then back to the bears and spriggans.
Lucas Nussbaum Re-Elected As Debian Project Leader
Rumor has it they'll be upgrading to the 2.2 kernel series before too long.
I jest, I jest -- jeezus! Debian folks have no self-deprecating sense of humor.
Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem
Now George is a painter, Condi is on the board, Dick -- well, Dick is still a dick. So, are we supposed to forget or what? And forgive? Hard to do when we're still payin' the bills.
Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code
...requires foundations laid down in the 5th and 6th grade of school, mostly math, but also the interest and desire to learn. Some people get it, some don't get it. So it's more accurate to say that some coal miners may be able to learn to code: Watch out for those blanket generalizations, they bite back.
Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware
Teletype - punched paper tapes. You think you're old? I'm so old I've become an anachronism.
UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP
Now we know what happens to old, un-supported commercial software: It morphs into extortion-ware.
Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw
...but they were gracious about it. Microsoft surprise!
Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?
I rarely waste a mod point on an AC post. Just sayin'.
What's In a Username? the Power of Gamer Tags
It's all in the name.
aka Killer, Marspoet, et al.
Nature Publisher Requires Authors To Waive "Moral Rights" To Works
I was kinda hoping for the pink OMG, PONIES!
New York Public Library Releases Over 20,000 Hi-Res Maps
'We believe these maps have no known U.S. copyright restrictions,'
And here is the thing that will be our ruin. Knowledge is derivative and to lock it up with such restrictions is to dam the river of knowledge. Such incredible foolishness.
Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email
Wow, someone at Microsoft thinks they have some credibility left after all these years. Proof that newbie PR interns do have some value.
Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'
Scientifically analyzing creationism wouldn't effect believers who insist their faith in their belief trumps any and all reason: You simply cannot reason with believers who have turned off reason because it is a threat to their beliefs.
It's a tautology: I believe what I believe because I believe it. I have faith in what I have faith in because I have faith in it. There is no reasoning when reason itself is rejected.
Microsoft Confirms DirectX 12 Is Alive and Well, Demo Coming At GDC
...requires Windows 8.1 or better and Bing on the desktop.
Dirty Tricks? Look-Alike Websites Lure Congressional Donors
Fraud with clear intent: Time for the state DA offices to do their work. Federal agencies should be on this like flies on fresh horse shit.
Should Everybody Learn To Code?
Yes. but then I think everyone should learn the basics of critical thinking. Fundamentals of programming isn't that different from algebra and geometry, so junior high-schoolers should get a dose. If nothing else, they'll learn that programming isn't rocket science: It's a flexible tool which can be used to do rocket science and make Caturday-related goofiness.
It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information
As an old English/Philosophy major who really loves Victorian-era literature, I reflect your resentment. What you choose to do with this reflected image is yet another reflection. I had to have science credits, took Biology classes and have benefitted both directly and indirectly ever since. Perhaps it's an attitudinal thing?
Half of US Nuclear Missile Wing Implicated In Cheating
I can do this:
Marijuana - check
Cocaine - check
LSD - check
Peyote - check
Mushrooms - check
Strawberry Daqarita - check
Ayn Rand Looney time - check
Do I pass?
The Scent Rhythm Watch Tells Time By Releasing Fragrances
Yes it does and it's really foul.
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