top How Deadbeat Facebook Friends and Using ALL-CAPS Can Lower Your Credit Score
Damn, where are my mod points?
top New York City Wants To Revive Old Voting Machines
May I offer two suggestions?
- Call the voting receipts "ballots" and treat them as the official vote in cases of doubt. - If the local recount does not match the state database, two or three more polling places get selected for a recount. about a year and a half ago
top Why We Should Celebrate Snapchat and Encourage Ephemeral Communication
You have a lot to learn. There's no reason to sell data to only one paying customer, is there?
about a year and a half ago
top USAF Strips 17 Officers of Nuclear Launch Authority
Yes, the end game was a draw, wasn't it?
about a year and a half ago
Tetris To Fix Your Lazy Eye
I can echo that. Despite strabismus, I'm reasonably good at judging distances in archery and fencing.
top Could Twitter Have Stopped the Media's Rush To War In Iraq Ten Years Ago?
When inspectors would show up unannounced, Iraq wouldn't let them inspect..
top Mayer Terminates Yahoo's Remote Employee Policy
re: encouraging people to resign:
Emplyoees who face the desicion of relocating or leaving will take their chances on the job market into account. Those with valuable skills and initiative are probably more likely to find a job that allows working from home or is located close to their home and will choose to leave Yahoo.
top US Stealth Jet Has To Talk To Allied Planes Over Unsecured Radio
The fact that USB sticks, laptops, hard disks and CD-Rs were not yet invented helped here I guess.
I mean it is pretty hard to lose a filing cabinett in the tube or in a taxi.
top The US Redrawn As 50 Equally Populated States
Frankly, as a non-American, it scares the shit out of me to hear such things from a nuclear armed superpower.
top Machine Gun Fire From Military Helicopters Flying Over Downtown Miami
I'm pretty sure they are illegal in Afghanistan as well.
top ElcomSoft Tool Cracks BitLocker, PGP, TrueCrypt In Real-Time
AFAIK on Windows, the hiberfil.sys is not deleted after resuming from hibernation. It will still be there if you wake your machine up from hibernation and shut it down normally.
top Facebook Ordered To End Its Real Name Policy In Germany
That may be the case. However, most people
respect her and don't think anybody else would have done a better job so far.
top Germany Exports More Electricity Than Ever Despite Phasing Out Nuclear Energy
An interesting side effect: A few years ago, a most PV panels installed here in Germany where actually produced in Germany. Since there is now a much bigger market for them, production has shifted abroad, mainly to China (of course).
top Bank Puts a Billion Transaction Records Behind Analytics Site
Personally, I think that would only count as a sign of bad taste and too much money to spend.
Learning that someone of a specific gender and age group in your neighborhood spent 50$ in Allice's and Bob's Adult Toy Store wouldn't be that much different from "anonymised" nude photos.
top James Bond Film
Skyfall Inspired By Stuxnet Virus
A bit slim on fireworks and light effects, but you
have to see and hear JSB rock the harpiscord.
top 17th Century Microscope Book Is Now Freely Readable
If you want to immerse yourself in the world of Hooke, Pepys, Newton et al., you should read "The Baroque Cycle".
top Is a Wireless Data Center Possible?
Unless they plan to use microwave beams for power.
top Spy Gadgets: A Visit With the Real-Life Q
I think you can find all that (or reasonably priced alternatives) at
top Secret Service Investigating Romney Tax Hack Claim
Nothing was taken away (well, manybe if they used the office copier they stole paper, toner etc.) I'm sure I've read that copying != stealing somewhere around here.
Actually that might make it an even worse crime than trespassing, burglary or theft: copyright infringement!
top The Worst Job At Google: a Year of Watching Terrible Things On the Internet
Finally! All those hours wasted on cracked.com pay off now:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18385_7-bullshit-police-myths-everyone-believes-thanks-to-movies.html the Insanity Defense is attempted in less than one percent of all legal cases, which essentially means that more people have tried to pin their crimes on aliens or their evil twin rather than their own basket case, shoelace-eating lunacy. Of that tiny fraction where the lawyer was even willing to try it, the defense is successful less than 25 percent of the time. Three states in the US don't even allow insanity as a defense. Then, in that tiny, tiny fraction of cases where the guy "got off" because he convinced the court he was insane, he doesn't get to just go home. You get sent to a mental institution where you don't have a set sentence at all-- they keep you as long as they see fit, which may be forever. You're there until "deemed safe to return to society", which according to the American Psychiatric Association is usually twice as long as the jail sentence would have been. It's fun to dream of comparable actions against "insane" corporations though. I'm sure a lot of slashdoters can draw parallels between their workplace and a lunatic asylum anyway.
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