New App Detects Government Stingray Cell Phone Trackers
Actually mobile cell towers (legit ones) are a thing. They're widely used to expand tower capacity near large events, as well in emergency response.
How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything
This sounds just like when LTE came out, and everone's data magically got cheaper....Oh wait. That never happened...
Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC
at least in North America, mkv is really only common in the piracy scene. It's not really used in commercial video production, and not much for consumer stuff either. I don't know for sure, but based on the gear I see supporting it, I suspect its more widely used in asia
A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)
The basic idea is appealing, but surely you could do it better by rfid tagging the tools or something.
The toolbox seems totally impractical:
1)You have to get out your phone/tablet to open my toolbox. Don't stick your phone charger in there!
2)This is super wasteful of space.The entire top tray of the box now holds 2 wrenches, 2 sockets, a volt meter, and a couple of things I can't really identify.Mine, without all the fancy foam and sensors holds a socket SET, a wrench SET, a volt meter, and some other random stuff. Now, maybe if you're building special task specific kits, that's not a big deal, but if all your tool boxes triple in size, surely at some point that turns into a health and safety concern for the technicians that have to drag the things around...
Rhode Island Comic Con Oversold, Overcrowded
You know fire occupancy exists for a reason right? Fire marshals are strict because when fire code is ignored, people die
If the con had more people in that room/floor/whatever than fire occupacy allowed, the blame is 100% on them, not the marshal.
Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste
I agree with your first statement, and I agree that Fukushima should have been prepared for that size of tsunami, but seriously.
The last one was 300 years ago. They were due.
THAT'S NOT HOW STORM FREQUENCY WORKS
Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux
Valve actually SPECIFICALLY recommends against using wifi. Good old copper wires are very much the way to go in a low latency/high bandwidth application like this.
How Asimov's Three Laws Ran Out of Steam
I'll be the first to say that the autonomous killing machines scare me. But I don't think the 3 laws have anything to do with anything either. The 3 laws are based on having something that is smart enough to actually comprehend what it is looking at (a human) and what it is doing (hurting that human) As far as I know, all current "killer robots" are just computers following a set of rules fed in by some programmer, which is not the same thing at all.
Need Directions? Might Not Want To Ask a Transit Rider
I think it depends what king of trip planning you are looking for. I'm betting that if you want TRANSIT directions from A to B, asking a transit user is better. If you are seeking road directions, then of course you want to ask a road user (eg, a car driver)
Researchers Convert Phones Into Secret Listening Devices
I dunno. Not leaving any hardware behind to be discovered seems like it might have SOME value.
Ask Slashdot: What To Tell Non-Tech Savvy Family About Malware?
I'm sure there's some stuff like what you're talking about out there but most of phishing and scam crap I've seen seems to stay separate.
Facebook attacks stay in the facebook realm, spreading through sketchy timeline posts and using FB connect, and email attacks stay in email realm, attacking via addressbooks and sketchy email links.
this is just from my personal exerience though. milage may vary
Ask Slashdot: What To Tell Non-Tech Savvy Family About Malware?
When the from and to names are people who genuinely know each other, it generally means that one or the other of them's address book has been stolen. Less frequenty, it may mean that a third party (that they both know) had their address book stolen. Subby doesn't think his address book has been stolen, so that leaves the relative as the most likely victim.
Who we think the most likely victim is maybe be another story, but his logic seems fairly sound to me, if we accept the initial assumptions...
Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades
Actually, it does. The people in the recordings do in fact receive royalty cheques from SOCAN. Mind you, I'm not sure exactly how fair the split is, or how much of it goes to "administrative fees"
The other thing that isn't very clear from the article is that this system is NOT new. SOCAN has always collected fees for radio play, and recorded music at public functions, shows, etc in Canada. All that's happened now is that the fee structure for certain types of event has been updated. (simplified, I think?)
Why Google Should Buy the Music Industry
He seems to be somewhat dedicated to doing exactly that. Only his sights are set a little higher than the recording industry
Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?
Most mail server software is capable of routing the outbound mail through the isp's mail server in such a way that it gets listed as the origin. You get to keep running your mail server, but the spam labelling and port blocking issues all go away.
The only time this is an issue is if the isp's mail servers do some kind of filtering or mangling, but most of the ones I've dealt with don't
Why Debian Matters More Than Ever
debian has a package called popularity-contest, which it asks to install when you do a new debian install. from the package description:
Description: Vote for your favourite packages automatically
The popularity-contest package sets up a cron job that will
periodically anonymously submit to the Debian developers
statistics about the most used Debian packages on this system.
This information helps Debian making decisions such as which packages
should go on the first CD. It also lets Debian improve future versions
of the distribution so that the most popular packages are the ones which
are installed automatically for new users.
Debian 6.0 Released In GNU/Linux, FreeBSD Flavors
I'm pretty sure modern versions of the debian installer do work with the intel wireless cards. Plus, if you download the full install disk, rather than the net install, you actually don't need network until after the install is done.
Canada Courts Quash Gov't Decision On Globalive
Luckily, they are actually operating in WESTERN Canada as well:
At least Edmonton, and I'm pretty sure Calgary and Vancouver/Victoria.
Court Rules Photo of Memorial Violates Copyright
Uhhh. I don't believe movies DO have to get approval for products to be shown. They simply generally CHOOSE to obscure product identifiers unless they've been payed off to show them, and to avoid any accusations of showing a product in a negative light...
iPhone's Liquid Sensors Can Be Triggered By Wintertime Use
But that condensation occurs under normal use, so the device should be designed with it in mind.
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