Single-Ion Clock 100 Times More Accurate Than Atomic Clock
Cell Phone Jamming Devices Enjoy an Increase In Popularity
I mean, it's raw uncut assholishness, all the time, and everyone KNOWS it, but for now, they all DO IT anyway.
Actually, the point is that the assholes don't think what they're doing is assholish at all. This will never change.
Ask Slashdot: Dividing Digital Assets In Divorce?
I mean even the RIAA and MPAA isn't going to sue for sharing with your wife.
FCC Bars Lightsquared From Using Airwaves
I know that it is probably too much to ask, but if you had read some of the letter from the NTIA, they specifically mention that there are no performance standards for GPS equipment to be compared against. That is, no one ever told manufacturers of GPS equipment that they had to deal with so much interference in neighboring frequency bands. The result of this may be that some standards are developed, but that does nothing for the huge installed base of GPS receivers.
New Cars Vulnerable To Wireless Theft
This just sounds like they build a range extender for the key fob, allowing the fob to be MUCH farther away from the car than it would normally have to be. This is nice to allow access to the car and to get it started, but once you've driven the car out of range of the (range-extended) fob, you'll never get the car started again. Maybe it doesn't matter if they're just taking the car to a chop shop. Still scary, though.
Cook's Magazine Claims Web Is Public Domain
(the GPL is a copyright license).
No, the GPL is a license. The creator of the work retains the copyright.
Droid X Self-Destructs If You Try To Mod
then the equivalent of "jamming in a penny" should be safe and effective
Except that the "eFuse" is inside one of the ICs, probably one of the processors, and is completely inaccessible. Since you won't be able to modify the code that checks the state of the fuse AND you can't physically "jam a penny" into the fuse, you're still shit out of luck.
Cisco Says Vegas Conference Attendees' Information Was Leaked
Losing credit card numbers or bank account numbers for large groups is bad; losing email addresses is not.
Losing email addresses is not AS BAD as losing more sensitive information, but it is still not good. I, for one, wouldn't be happy about that information being exposed.
ASCAP Declares War On Free Culture, EFF
It seems that the ASCAP should be going after the RIAA so that artists can actually make money on music recordings again. Forget about free. People are willing to pay for music, but even when they do, how much do the artists actually get anyway? Not much, if anything.
Fatal Flaw Discovered In Invisibility Cloaks
I'm sorry, my "Disable sigs" preference has completely cloaked your sig.
Dell Defect Turning 2.2GHz CPU Into 100MHz CPU?
Actually, it was used as a noun. According to the wiktionary, "scours" is described as "diarrhea in horses and cattle caused by intestinal infection." That sounds about right.
Recovering the Slums of the Internet?
Mod parent +5,000, Insightful.
You missed your chance, dude. You should have said: Mod parent over 9000, Insightful.
Cable Exec Suggests Changing Consumer Behavior, Not Business Model
I hate to be pedantic, but I am. http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/sea.html
Terminator Franchise To Be Auctioned Off
Forget "rebooting." What they need to do is to combine franchises. I'm anxiously awaiting the Alien vs. Terminator movie, myself. Its set in the future after the Terminators have wiped out all of the humans. Tag line: Alien vs. Terminator: Who ever wins, we're already dead, so we don't give a fuck anymore. It's going to be huge!
Lawyer Demands Jury Stops Googling
Given how important a functioning judiciary is to society, jury service really ought to be better rewarded, so competent people don't have such a strong incentive to get out of it.
Even if I did want to serve on a jury (I've never been given the opportunity), one or the other of the lawyers would probably reject me as a juror. Its widely known that they don't want smart, well-informed people on the jury so that their bullshit can work better.
Dirty Coding Tricks To Make a Deadline
Don't be absurd. Even the lowliest code would know that it is "#define" and not "#DEFINE" and that there is NO equals sign! Gah!
Disney Strikes Against Net Neutrality
I don't understand your medical analogy. Please restate in the form of a car analogy. Thanks!
CoS Bigwig Likens Wikipedia Ban to Nazis' Yellow Star Decree
it is the only way to be sure, of course.
Can "Page's Law" Be Broken?
Why would he bother? Google is (will be) far more notable than any silly "Page's Law" will ever be.
Huge Supernova Baffles Scientists
(eying the sun nervously)...
Do not look directly at the sun with remaining eye!
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