Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People
And the brain size seems inversely proportional to the number of guns. At least it seems that way viewing from a safe distance (Australia).
That ratio is usually more closely related to an organ located a bit closer to the middle of the body. (The same organ whose size is inversely proportional to the size of one's SUV or to the speed and price of one's sports car.)
Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public
Apple invented the desktop. Xerox, Microsoft and Linux are just faggots who've stolen the idea.
Tthe first caveman who propped up a flat rock invented the desktop. Xerox just virtualized it first.
If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data
That's even more confusing than when you want Windows to shut down, you must first select "Start".
Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK
Might as well arrest anybody who has ever seen this photo of Phan Th Kim Phúc (napalm girl) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...
Mixing Agile With Waterfall For Code Quality
Hahahaha. Seems to me the news has been full of stories for many years about how things like military software contracts have CONSTANTLY been full of abuses, bugs, and cost overruns. I've been reading about them in the news since I was a child.
Projects that are delivered on time and under budget don't make the news.
Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated
If it's not dangerous, why do the let you opt-out?
Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage
So it appears that churchgoers who decline to divorce are sacrificing personal happiness for a "stable" marriage.
Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday
Even worse, with M$ it's any day of the week. You just have to wait until Tuesday to get a patch--if one even exists.
Only 100 Cybercrime Brains Worldwide, Says Europol Boss
"Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the "rather limited group of good programmers"
So, Troels is just trolling.
Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S
It would be hilarious if it went from +5 to +1 in 3.2 seconds.
Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility
But ultimately, garbage code needs to be thrown away and programmers need to stop doing stupid things like this.
Seriously. Any programmer who assumes numbers will always be single digits should be fired on the spot. In fact, all such OS version checks should go through function calls which contain the implementation details of the version check, rather than hard-coding a string search for "Windows X" every time you want code to check what version of Windows is running.
Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist
I don't need this, but I do need an automated fly swatter that is programmed to recognize and destroy annoying miniature drones.
Microsoft Co-opts Ice Bucket Challenge Idea To Promote Coding In Latin America
Science fiction authors also gave us plenty of ideas we wouldn't want, not to mention technologies that are laughable (steam-powered dirigibles to commute to work?). They don't have a monopoly on ideas, nor do they consistently come up with ideas before everyone else. They are simply a popular conduit through which ideas flow.
Yahoo Shuttering Its Web Directory
Why would they get rid of it? Yahoo's web directory provides valuable spider bait for Google and other real search engines.
Euclideon Teases Photorealistic Voxel-Based Game Engine
The lighting is too perfect. That's why it still looks rendered.
Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join
Are people dying to join?
New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails
It's not even that. What if Snowden had reported it by telephone? How about a *typewritten* letter? Maybe be reported it in person. The whole email thing is a red herring.
Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?
...every minutae of a persons life is available to the world and in 50 years nobody will care unless you become noteworthy or famous or happen to have descendents who are into all that genealogy stuff..
Not true. Sociologists and all sorts of other people who study things that may be in those pictures (cars, architecture, clothing) would find those original negatives very interesting.
There are various institutions that take such media as donations. Here's just one example: http://www.chicagofilmarchives...
NSA Metadata Collection Gets 90-Day Extension
Which metadata do the NSA collect?
If you know that then you can "carpet bomb" them with useless metadata rendering the logging useless.
That will only generate more data points for them to use as "evidence" that you're a terrorist.