top Sky Deutschland Considering Using Bone Conduction To Force Ads On Train Riders
When the voices in your head are trying to sell you something, there might be bigger problems.
about a year and a half ago
top When Antivirus Scammers Call the Wrong Guy
Most landlines won't disconnect until the sender hangs up. I learned this beauty last election cycle when robocampaigns would call and *not*fucking*drop*the*line* after I hung up right away. Two minutes later I picked back up and they were still going.
top Legal Tender? Maybe Not, Says Louisiana Law
While cash can or cannot be accepted for transactions based on merchant preferences, is it allowable for a state to regulate that? Are there any federal regulations or others that may disallow this?
top 5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast of the US
Felt the desk moving, thought it was a truck outside again. When it didn't stop after a second we were all looking around puzzled. Hoping everything at home is okay.
top Data-Mining Ban Struck Down By US Supreme Court
While it appears identifiable patient information isn't included, is there any way that this falls under HIPPA protections?
top Designers Create Meat Eating Furniture
This is one idea that literally does have a chance of biting you on the ass.
top Scientists Overclock People's Brains
You get one heck of a core dump. Hope you have clean underwear handy.
Civilization V To Use Steamworks
but I won't even contemplate buying a game with DRM because I just don't trust that I'd be able to play it long after it stops being the hit new thing.
You do know Valve has promised to patch around Steam authentication if the shit ever does hit the fan?
top Parody and Satire Videos, Which Is Fair Use?
Wonder if this might relate to PA using Strawberry Shortcake in a parody of the style of games American McGee would make.
top RPG Heroes Are Jerks
Anyone remember Robotrek for the SNES, which made you knock before entering other people's houses?
top US Government Using PS3s To Break Encryption
The PS2 was restricted for export because people thought Saddam would use them to build missile guidance units. We're using the PS3 to crack encryption. I can't wait to see what uses they'll think up for the Playstation 4. Nuclear simulation?
top San Francisco Free Wi-Fi Plan Fails
I wonder if this will affect Philadelphia also. We've been receiving advertisements in the mail announcing Earthlink as Philly's citywide wi-fi provider, but with Chicago and San Fran now stopped, and San Fran not seen as profitable, I find it hard to imagine that the Philadelphia city area will be as viable.