top Car Thieves and Insurers Vote On Keyless Car Security
Covering your VIN is illegal in some jurisdictions.
In some it's printed on required registration stickers more easily visible on your dash.
top WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency
If you admit your ignorance how can you reject the claim?
top Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?
Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of All Software Documentation Everywhere?
top Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa
Verizon is most likely telling the truth in a highly deceptive way. Technically there is no throttling. There are not fucking with any packet that comes through that connection. They are not actively doing anything to inhibit the flow from Netflix.
They've simply chosen to architect a bottle neck which only impacts one provider. The end result is the same but they can truthfully say they're not throttling.
top Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer
If they fish for details simply ask if they provide service in random foreign country.
top Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?
We tried something similar.
We ended up dropping it because we couldn't justify the cost. Each ipad costs around 20,000 printed pages for the hardware alone. That's before labor and ancillary software licensing.
top Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?
The writer needs to do better research.
Physical DVD rentals happen because of the First Sale Doctrine. The studios don't allow physical DVD rentals. They're powerless to stop them. Once they've sold a copy of the DVD they lose all control over what is done with it.
top How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370
Stipulates that the plane crashed into the ocean at night in such a manner than people could evacuate.
Water is worse for landing than land. It moves and doesn't compress.
top How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370
The cause of the crash is fuel starvation of the engines.
What killed the crew I think we will never know for sure since the black box only records a 2 hour loop. If they recover it it's going to show 2 hours of autopilot flight in a mostly straight line until the fuel ran out and the engines shut down.
top Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down
Then the country falls apart because so much electricity comes from coal. Without a replacement it there would be vast blackout crippling large portions of the country.
Let's get on it!
top Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass
That LED is impossible to alter/disable/modify/cover?
The software that controls that LED is impossible to alter/disable/modify?
You must assume the glass is recording at all times because you have no way to tell if they are or aren't.
top Supreme Court Decides Your Silence May Be Used Against You
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The first amendment doesn't apply.
If two private parties agree via contract to not talk about something then it's a contractual issue not a constitutional issue. about a year and a half ago
top Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres
For video games to be a cause the shooter has to have a basic flaw. They have to be unable to tell the difference between reality and fantasy.
To be unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy is insanity. That is the cause of the violence not some silly game. Every new art form goes through a blame period. Remember when rock and roll was blamed for causing people to rape and kill?
top Ask Slashdot: Extreme Cable Management?
First off you have a trivial cable set up. You're orders of magnitude from "extreme."
With the setup you mention there's almost an infinite amount of solutions. Tape, twist ties, tubes, velcro, hooks, labels, etc. Almost anything will work. Basically you have a laziness problem. When you ran the cable you didn't label it, or loop and tie, or use a cable hook, or do anything. I use hooks for mouse and keyboard. Long net cables are wound and tied. Power cables are velcroed together near the PDU. Honestly all you have to do is anything but what you're doing is adding cables with no organization. When you're up to thousands of cables come back and we can talk about extreme solutions.
top Experts Warn About Security Flaws In Airline Boarding Passes
That's a nice story. Too bad men pat men and women pat women so it couldn't possibly be true.
top Ask Slashdot: Actual Best-in-Show For Free Anti Virus?
Why would my bank ever send me an
.exe? You're talking about an unprotectable group. It doesn't matter how strong the door and locks are if the person inside opens it without checking who's there.
top The Futility of the Ongoing Piracy War
Number 2 is a major factor. One of the largest I think.
Every baby pirate goes through a phase where they download everything they can because well they can. Even after that phase wears off so many things are downloaded that never get unpacked. Since the opportunity cost is almost zero why not down load something that you think you might maybe like. There's no downside to downloading it and never touching it.
top Complex Systems Theorists Predict We're About One Year From Global Food Riots
Planes are more efficient than other means of long distance travel I have access to.
top FAA To Reevaluate Inflight Electronic Device Use
You're correct the "bandwidth" arguments is a lie.
They don't allow voice apps because they don't want people coordinating attacks with them. It's impossible to coordinate something with irc, or email, or im, or twitter, or facebook.
top Ubisoft Uplay DRM Found To Include a Rootkit
No I don't. You keep claiming I claim that.
The 7th circuit is in the US. Thus they've been court tested in the US.
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