Harvesting Energy From Humidity
Are these modeled after the moisture vaporators used on the moisture farms of Tatooine
Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s
TESO has 14,000 players? are you sure you are not inflating things?
I bet Hobby Lobby will make sure it isn't covered... Afterall we can't have a corporations err person's religious rights trampled on.
TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker
yes but there is still the private signing key that allows for trusted uploads of new (possibly compromised) versions.
TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker
If the dev's decided to go full Lavabit mode after getting a NSL for the keys. So instead of letting people know that specifically they did this.
Also in the new version they removed all of the code to encrypt data, only the decryption remains.
No, HealthCare.gov Doesn't Require 500 Million Lines of Code
at least there was no COBOL.
because COBOL is the devil and it raises taxes
Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny
Kentucky solved this by today reinstating the Electric Chair as mandatory when the lethal injection drugs are not available
Verizon's Plan To Snoop On Its Customers
My contract just ended finally. So I am voting with my wallet and going no contract with another carrier and shaving half my bill in the process. There are decent phones out there for the cost of a "subsidized' contract phone that still perform well for mine and my wife's usage scenario.
so fuck you verizon
Florida Judge Rules IP Address Can't Identify a BitTorrent Pirate
I mean of all places florida?
Scientists Revive a Giant 30,000 Year Old Virus From Ice
well the assume anyways - other giant viruses are the same in that they only attack amoebae but this giant virus is also unlike anything they ever tested. The basically set the permafrost in a container and let it go to work. They didn't try other organisms. so their assumptions are partially based on the work of prior giant viruses.
Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash
It just takes micromanagement to an entirely new level. No thanks to these.
Internet Archive's San Francisco Home Badly Damaged By Fire
Did the fire also damage the grammar capabilities as well?
GPUs Keep Getting Faster, But Your Eyes Can't Tell
One thing they all have in common is the resolution.
So 2560x1600 27"s only exist in my imagination?
um yes... those would be the 30" models...
Adults Make Riskier, More Inconsistent Decisions As They Get Older, Study Finds
I may get flamed for this but screw it. This would explain a lot of the issues we see from the Congress Critters.
Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones Over Weekend
9 Million x 100 = 900 million not 9 billion
if it was $20 profit per phone that would be $180 million profit
NRA Joins ACLU Lawsuit Against NSA
When the NRA, EFF, ACLU and the author of the [un]Patriot Act are all against it.
Apple Receives Patent For Accessing Sets of Apps With Different Passcodes
no kidding my current HTC Rezound has the ability to put apps on the lock screen to view without unlocking the phone. Otherwise unlock for full access.
Prior Art indeed.
New Zealand Bans Software Patents
Here is the list of what can not be patented -
Clause 13 - Patentable inventions
An invention is a patentable invention if the invention, so far as claimed in a claim,—
(a)is a manner of manufacture within the meaning of section 6 of the Statute of Monopolies; and
(b)when compared with the prior art base—
(i)is novel; and
(ii)involves an inventive step; and
(c)is useful; and
(d)is not excluded from being a patentable invention under section 14 or 15.
Section 14 - Inventions contrary to public order or morality not patentable inventions
(1)An invention is not a patentable invention if the commercial exploitation of the invention, so far as claimed in a claim, is contrary to—
(a)public order (which in this section has the same meaning as the term ordre public as used in Article 27.2 of the TRIPS agreement); or
The commercial exploitation of the following inventions is contrary to public order or morality and, accordingly, those inventions are not patentable:
an invention that is a process for cloning human beings:
an invention that is a process for modifying the germ line genetic identity of human beings:
an invention that involves the use of human embryos for industrial or commercial purposes:
an invention that is a process for modifying the genetic identity of animals that is likely to cause them suffering without any substantial medical benefit to human beings or animals, or an invention that is an animal resulting from such a process.
(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), commercial exploitation must not be regarded as contrary to public order or morality only because it is prohibited by any law in force in New Zealand.
(3)The Commissioner may, for the purpose of making a decision under this section, seek advice from the Mori advisory committee or any person that the Commissioner considers appropriate
Section 15 - Other exclusions
(1)Human beings, and biological processes for their generation, are not patentable inventions.
(2)An invention of a method of treatment of human beings by surgery or therapy is not a patentable invention.
(3)An invention of a method of diagnosis practised on human beings is not a patentable invention.
(3A)A computer program is not a patentable invention.
(4)A plant variety is not a patentable invention.
(5)For the purposes of subsection (4), plant variety has the same meaning as that given to the term variety in section 2 of the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987.
So if I am reading this right, not only are software patent trolls throwing a fit, but Monsanto probably is to
Ballmer To Retire
Actually opened $2.78 up or about 8.7% so yea basically