The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA
My brother interned there for a summer and said he would never set foot in there again. It was corrupted by bureaucracy and innovation was frowned upon. He works in the private space sector where he makes much more and isn't hamstrung by politicians.
AT&T Buying DirecTV for $48.5 Billion
Oh great, higher rates for crappier service. QOS is the last thing on AT&T's mind.
General Mills Retracts "No Right to Sue" EULA Clause
I would agree with you there. Our MBA's and project managers spend their time mental masturbating coming up with nothing more but more work and requirements for more PM's and BA's. I have started asking them what value or ROI have they brought to the company and they get a panicked look.
Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will
Would you ever take on running Doctor Who if it were offered to you?
China Using Drones To Spot Polluters
The appropriate bribes and connections are in place.
Estimate: Academic Labs 11 Times More Dangerous Than Industrial Counterparts
I believe it. The labs my wife work at the UM were never held to the same standards as an industrial or government lab. Safety, MSDS, and OHSA rules were ignored and never enforced. PI's have no management background in those areas and were more concerned with the life of getting published and securing another grant, a whole other topic.
Russians Suspected of Uroburos Spy Malware
Everyone is copying the US now. I wonder where Russia's GITMO will be?
US War Machine Downsizing?
Just like in the 90's the cuts will be in the lower enlisted combat and support ranks instead of the bloated O5's and above. Cut from the top down, that is where the real waste and costs are.
Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles
I agree 100%. Automakers are about as qualified to make software as Microsoft is to make hardware.
Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal
Equals a ISP landscape that will even more consumer unfriendly.
Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash
I am sure some DHS/TSA/NSA/Dirty Cop would love to see these fitted in every vehicle, back pack, and on you.
California Regulator Seeks To Shut Down 'Learn To Code' Bootcamps
Big Education hates competition especially when it may be better. for a fraction of the cost.
Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?
I've got ~170 failed Seagate Enterprise 500G drives sitting here in my cube. That's pretty close to a 50% failure rate after 4 years of that fleet. Sadly Dell who branded them won't warranty them after 1 year. I'm pretty close to playing hard drive dominoes with them and posting that on youtube. Also noteworthy, we have almost as many Western Digital drives of that same generation with just one failure. Due to this, my company refuses to buy any more Seagates until we see things get better.
We too have a Dell SAN with Seagate HD's. At the 4 year mark they started to fail and by the 5th over two thirds have been replaced. We did keep the warranty up so Dell did have to swap out the failed drives.
AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer
I may get a pair just to piss off Al Franken's RIAA/MPAA handlers. They had to treat Glass like a bomb instead of asking him a few questions first?
Senior Managers Are the Worst Information Security Offenders
From my experience they are also the biggest violators of porn , intentional breaking of assets to get a newer one, and keeping hardware on departure.
When I was a DOD sysadmin all of our spillages (accidental classified material leakage) in a 10k person command were caused by O4's and above. Like the corporate world nothing happened except some long days and nights for the sysadmins to wipe all the systems, backups, and applications that touched the data. I sure if some lower enlisted person did it they would be toasted.
Swarms of Small Satellites Set To Deliver Close To Real-Time Imagery of Earth
NSA backdoor. Check!
Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?
You might not even remember that you have had a particular account. Or who you are
My mother in-law had a stroke a few years ago had her memory severely damaged. Luckily for my wife the old OCD woman had documented every account, web site, password, recovery word/phrase, and pin. My mother in-law instructed my wife to contact her attorney if anything debilitating occurred since he kept the document at his office and was instructed to give the envelope to my wife in that situation.
We adopted the same idea as it seems to be the easiest way to do this and we don't expect our small children to be able to reconstruct a password in the event of us getting schmucked on the drive home. Sorry Shamir.
Ecuadorian Navy Rescues Bezos After Kidney Stone Attack
I thought the US had the worst medical system in the world. Whats this? A Socialist country (actually half of the politicians in Ecuador are communists) has worse medical treatment? That just doesn't seem right. State run medical facilities are ALWAYS better, or so I was told by the NYT.
LOL. I love these stories where reality just smacks the left in the face.
Quite correct. When I was stationed there the common practice for the Ecuadorian military "doctors" was amputation for broken limbs on their enlisted. No attempt was ever made to set it. The USAF or USN always had a medevac available for US government civilians and military due to their primitive medicine.
NSA Trying To Build Quantum Computer
Also true, both can happen. Here in Minnesota all the license plates had to be changed a few years ago; later it was found the state senatewhore who pushed for the bill failed to mention his brother in-law owned the company making them.
NSA Trying To Build Quantum Computer
And which politician's family member will be sitting on the board of the contracting companies?
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