Facebook To Pay City $200K-a-Year For a Neighborhood Cop
When they are fully funded by taxes alone. Please, it is virtually impossible to get rid of any police officer for anything. Look at the CA Dorner case. Police shot at two cars of innocent people and nothing happened to them - at all. And people worry about this. Bullshit.
Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?
Using company hardware and resources to do anything is stupid in 2014.
Want to read your personal email, chat, facebook? Use a phone or tablet.
Why Your Phone Gets OTA Updates But Your Car Doesn't
Consider that updates are done via firmware that is downloaded and stored on computers at local dealerships (They aren't downloading the updates for every single car they update).
How difficult would it be for any moderately skilled hacker to compromise those machines to side load along with the updates?
So the idea that the dealer is somehow safer, is purely insane.
Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?
We bought two pair for our company to play with. I have one and my business partner has another.
The only real use we have had for them is taking videos and pictures of our kids. Don't get me wrong, they are FANTASTIC for that.
But both of us really can't find the use for them, other than a cool method of capturing video. Not $1500 worthy, wait for the commercial version.
Healthcare Organizations Under Siege From Cyberattacks, Study Says
We are a healthcare startup and we get the usual metasploit attacks, but more important we are phished like crazy.
The information is valuable and because it is, healthcare firm staff will be easy pickings for being targets.
They simply don't know what they are doing (for instance, there is a 90% chance your doctor is using SMS/MMS to communicate about patients)
'The Color Run' Violates Agreement With College Photographer, Then Sues Him
lol, you don't have to register a thing with the USPTO to have enforceable copyright. What a preposterous position.
Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"
The first thing on their website is:
currently hiring: Director of Engineering
Sounds like a great place to work with blowhard like him there.
Hackers Penetrate Top Medical Device Makers
Medical devices are huge threats. "Hey lets slap WiFi on this heart rate monitor and give it to a hospital" - how about an insulin pump?
Recall the story of using bluetooth to kill someone with a pacemaker?
Simple fact is people have no idea what they are doing security wise and are designing this stuff to be web enabled.
LinkedIn Ditches Feature That Was a 'Dream For Attackers'
The worst part to me is the useless shit spam recruiting emails. No, I don't want your shitty job with a shitty description - nor will I do your job and recommend a friend.
Strangest of all is LinkedIn has an amazing social graph on you, yet they show you the most mundane and useless articles - which you'd have no interest in.
Reason To Hope Carriers Won't Win the War On Netflix
Even bigger issue is, if you are hosting your infrastructure on AWS, your customers will get slower service.
In the end, I am unsure how the FCC lets this occur. I pay GOOD money to my shitbag carrier to get access to my content. If I pay for 50MBPS download, I don't give a fuck what content it is, I want 50MBPS.
DEA Presentation Shows How Agency Hides Investigative Methods From Trial Review
lol, you actually think that evidence that is constructed like this isn't used in court?
Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?
Would agree to terms before they even tell you what the terms are?
And lets be fair, it isn't like the Obama Admin could be trusted to live up to the terms of the agreement anyway.
Ask Slashdot: Why Do Mobile Versions of Websites Suck?
When you Google something and select a result - the website redirects you to the mobile version of their home page - not the content you want. Thus, you can never get to what you are looking for...
Alan Turing Pardoned
Lots of men were charged with these insane laws. Why aren't they all pardoned? I see it as nothing more than a cute gesture. Everyone persecuted under these bullshit laws should be given full pardons.
Tesla Says Garage Fire Not Charger's Fault; Firemen Less Sure
More annoying is anything having to do with Tesla is apparently news. Car crashes? Front page news!
Fearing Government Surveillance, US Journalists Are Self-Censoring
Were on the anti-Bush bandwagon, yet happily jumped on the pro-Obama bandwagon once it rolled into town.
I can't believe how short sighted the media is, scratching at the feet of the President wanting approval.
Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?
My guess is from having a high performance car, that the car hold old tires on it, that were also cold. Anyone that owns any kind of hipo car knows, or should know, tires over 2 years old on a hipo car turn to hockey pucks and provide no traction. they apparently just bought the car, so my assumption is they hadn't swapped out the rubber. (Sort of goes along with "there were no skidmarks")
no traction in this car, at high speeds, was a death wish. Sadly it took their lives.
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either
It is pretty amusing how people assume Glass is a massive surveillance device.
I have a pair for development and - really - they don't record video non-stop. You actually get about 5% battery life drain for every 1 minute of recording. In 20 minutes, your battery life is dead. So, assuming he had used them for some portion of the day, he'd maybe have 5-10m of recording time.
Add to the fact, it doesn't take the best video and have the best audio. It isn't bad, but you aren't capturing national secrets on it.
Also note, the screen is on during video recording, so it is easy to tell when someone is recording video.
It is amusing how much hatred there is on a technology focused site, how much poor information there is about something people simply dislike.
I rarely wear mine, I dont see the big draw for them honestly.
Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality
a culture that prefers deluding the boss over delivering bad news isn't well equipped to try new things
In a former life I did a lot of gov contracting. For any project, you couldn't get your GPM (gov program manager) to sign off on anything. Why? Because they had to go to their boss to get approval. Who also had to go to their boss to get approval and so on.
Why? Because they didn't want to be the one to blame if something went wrong. If anything, they were very apt to go up the flag pole for anything, but the issue was you never got an answer for anything.
This seems to be the case for healthcare.gov, no one made actionable decisions.
Should the US Copy Switzerland and Consider a 'Maximum Wage' Ratio?
Actually yes. Those that risk their savings to purse a business are entitled to a fat profit.
Being a 9-5 employee entitles you to a paycheck.
Stick to being an angry yet entitled cog in the wheel, you'll continue to get nowhere.
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