Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland
That whoosh sound is a jet flying 49,000 to 56,000 feet below its normal cruising altitude.
Ask Slashdot: Best Drone For $100-$150?
You'll be getting crap for $100-150. Sorry, but you will. Now that being said, I have found a Syma x5C from Banggood for $63.51 CAD and has a 2MB camera. http://www.banggood.com/Syma-X... [banggood.com] and it's not bad for a beginner but it's going to get broken and then you'll be pissed off.
Not as fucking pissed off as he will be when his $400 drone crashes, eats a prop, gets caught in a gust of wind and wanders out to sea, etc. etc. It's much better to start with a $60 Hubsan or Syma and get some inexpensive practice flying in before moving up to something Phantom-level.
OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules
I call shenanigans, nobody in their right mind would claim to be interested in selling HP-UX. /shudder.
Tiny Wireless Device Offers Tor Anonymity
Does it fit into the case of an answering machine?
Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?
"Still press here, do I?"
Red Hat To Help Develop CentOS
CentOS 6 was delayed quite a bit from the corresponding RHEL release, for a variety of reasons. If being an unofficial-official Red Hat project means that CentOS 7 tracks the upcoming RHEL 7 release better, then everybody wins. (Conversely, if they turn into Sunacle, then we're likely moving to Debian.)
Home wireless security level?
Ah, the David Ortiz method.
How Sequestration Will Affect Federal Research Agencies
> the 70 man junket to GarbageCon'13
Can you imagine the cosplay outfits? Yuck.
What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring
I got it, even if (apparently) nobody else did.
We joke at work that once Oracle, Microsoft, and EMC merge we will have achieved the IT singularity. (At which point, it's already too late.)
Linux Nukes 386 Support
"Of course it runs NetBSD."
Lingering Questions On the Extent of the Adobe Hack
I would have posted it myself but I've been sitting here at my freelance gig in front of a Mac for about 20 minutes...
How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop
Although I presume it's too late to change your mind, you should know that you can in fact enable focus-follows-mounse at least for Terminal windows, with an app like TinkerTool. Hope it makes the last few months more tolerable at least. :P
Apple Transitions Hardware Leadership
Draw a rectangle, you say?
Anti-Education Attack Poisons 150 Afghan Schoolgirls
Okay, if I contort myself, I can sort of rationalize everything on that list, except kite-flying. Seriously, who could possibly be against that?
Ask Slashdot: Techie Wedding Invitation Ideas?
The only concern I would have with the mini-CD idea is that they tend not to play well with slot-loading drives, such as those in many laptops.
Half Life of a Tech Worker: 15 Years
The omission of Chrome is rather interesting.
To play devil's advocate for a moment, isn't Chrome built on top of WebKit?
Paper On Super Flu Strain May Be Banned From Publication
I don't know, I feel like that's an arms race you just can't win.
Bank of America Buying Abusive Domain Names
How *are* Bank of America's pies, anyway?
UK ISP TalkTalk Caught Monitoring Its Customers
Don't you forget!
Really, this story is Such A Shame.
House Overwhelmingly Passes Cybersecurity Bill
What have you got against Doritos?
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