Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords
I actually live in the school district that has created the issue. You can find the original printed notice here:
From the language used, they seem to believe that their policy is enforceable by law. However, the actual text of the law says nothing about compelling access to a personal social network profile. This leads me to believe that a degree of incompetence has invaded the district's administration. Shocking, right?
I don't expect it to happen, but nonetheless I am telling my kids that if any authority figure at school asks for access to any of their personal accounts, they should defer to me so I can pass the issue along to the lawyer.
Tips For Securing Your Secure Shell
This comment is funny, because:
> 2013.56 - Thursday 21 March 2013
> - Added hmac-sha2-256 and hmac-sha2-512 support (off by default, use options.h)
So now, as I work to build an appropriate dropbear binary (or possibly go straight for the openssh package), I can sit here and contemplate all the time and effort that I am saving by using dropbear.
Texas Instruments Builds New Energy Technology For the Internet of Things
Voltage is a measurement of electrical potential. Power, force, pressure - these are all different things, and none of them describe voltage.
5th grade English does not give you insight into physics.
'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand
Mine goes about 60 hours now. Check ebay for a 2450mAh battery. They sell for about eight bucks.
FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps
Or put the bar at something innovative, like 10 mbps symmetric.
UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP
> If you were to lower round trip cost of subsequent session setup
*waves magic wand*
Well that didn't work...
TLS/SCTP is the application that no one knows that they need.
Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding
Mostly agree with the parent comment.
Note that helmet-mounted bluetooth interfaces have existed for years, and many mid-to-upper range helmets are designed for those optional systems. Take away the HUD, add a modern smartphone, and I have all the Skully's useful-to-me features at a fraction of the cost.
AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K
The "new" news is the release on the A8-7600; and only about 7 months late. Most of the reviews for that processor were published in January, which is shameful really.
But now that it is out, it is at a good price, decent computationally, very good power envelope. It's a good option for productivity-only desktops, at a fraction of the price of a 7850K or an i3-4330.
Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible
They shouldn't. Two other positions exist which would be more to libertarian liking.
One option would be to oppose the sanctioned monopoly that net neutrality supporters want to regulate. By providing competition, it will be easy for the free market to punish ISPs who choose to discriminate between traffic sources. A side effect of this choice is a snarl of wires on the telephone poles - one for each local ISP. Also, this option is unlikely to work where all communications lines have been buried.
Libertarians could compromise to a second option - the common carrier option. This position yields the physical connection to stringent government control (like telephone networks, power grid, etc) but allows any company to make use of said infrastructure. Essentially, the wire is socialized, but everything that it carries is free-market.
RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores
Get off my lawn, noob.
ICANN Considers Using '127.0.53.53' To Tackle DNS Namespace Collisions
How do you put up a parking page that listens on loopback?
By sitting in a board room without any clue where your money comes from.
Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?
Can anyone come up with a sensible reason to implement such a thing?
Ask Slashdot: What Do You Do If You're Given a Broken Project?
Or, perhaps, you were hired to find a scapegoat. Honestly, who cares; they need the project to work, so make it work.
The project is yours. Guess a rewrite timeline, send it to your boss, and get to work. While they bicker on it, send them updates. If you are going to get fired, it was going to happen anyway; you can still do good work in the meantime.
Three Videos On Codec2 and Open Hardware
The typical VoIP packetization interval is 20ms. At their highest bitrate, you would be transmitting 48 bits (or 6 bytes) of data per packet.
However, RTP packets have 54 bytes of overhead, and 20ms of G.729 is 20 bytes. Switching from G.729 to codec 2, the net bandwidth would only be a 19% decrease in bandwidth. For comparison, the last widespread codec change (G.711 to G.729) was a 65% decrease in bandwidth. It would be a much harder sell.
On the other hand, VoIP could use the bandwidth for redundancy; perhaps a moving window of 60ms every 20 ms to protect against single packet loss. It could happen...
Ask Slashdot: How Many (Electronics) Gates Is That Software Algorithm?
They do have a way. They asked if it had already been determined.
The correct response is, "We don't know."
Nvidia Announces 192-Core Tegra K1 Chips, Bets On Android
Am I the only person that read the headline and thought CPU? Misled?
EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet
The judgement of the responding officer was to file a report. Sensible enough. The arrest happened a week later.
RTFA. This opinion is not applicable.
Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad
Also, "I win this debate" while the opponent is in mourning. Classy.
Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad
> I'll attribute most of this to personal pain... but seriously, Scott needs to dial it back a notch. When you go into threats of killing someone...
Considering what he probably experienced in the weeks leading up to the blog post, I choose to cut him some slack, and not quote that statement when describing him in the future.
Saunders, on the other hand, was downright petty to "win the debate" with Scott Adams while he was probably working out funeral arrangements. What a @#%@5.
Musk Lashes Back Over Tesla Fire Controversy
Also people don't seek principle sources. An account from the owner of the third Tesla fire incident.
http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/model-s-owner-tennessee (I think this was on slashdot a couple weeks ago...)
"This experience does not in any way make me think that the Tesla Model S is an unsafe car. I would buy another one in a heartbeat."
I expect that the current NHTSA probe is going to end up a huge win for Tesla and Musk.
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