Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland
Texas has an area of 129,993,700 football fields.
FBI Completes New Face Recognition System
Wow, an insightful and rarely articulated point, supported by hard data! Where are mod points when I need them?
New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance
What do you think parents are for? Children are the responsibility of their parents, not the state.
FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency
Wish I had mod points. That would be very useful indeed.
NASA: Lunar Pits and Caves Could House Astronauts
Probably the first men in the moon will be McDonalds, for their new McMooncalf burger.
Judge Throws Out Thoughtcrime Conviction and Frees "Cannibal Cop"
Unless your thoughts involve children or terrorism.
Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature
Then everyone will just sit on the sidewalk instead of crossing the street
Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?
I use vim in a console window for everything: these days mainly scripts, Java, Python, C
The one exception recently is Android. But I'm working out a command-line based dev environment for android that lets me use Vim too.
TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible
Unless the authors have transferred the rights to someone else. That new owner could enforce it.
Also anonymity is a choice not a right. The authors could be forced to defend it by court order or blackmail.
Or the US government could choose to defend it in the public interest.
Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks
You can be born transgendered?
Canadian Supreme Court Delivers Huge Win For Internet Privacy
There is a big, BIG difference between "no such thing as privacy" and "recording your every move 24/7 and then analyzing the hell out of it"
The Profoundly Weird, Gender-Specific Roots of the Turing Test
So it seems that Turing's test was not won by man or machine, but a synthesis of the two: man + internet
Aliens and the Fermi Paradox
Pasteur was right all along, and spontaneous generation isn't a thing
US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark
Yes, this is exactly what I was wondering. WHY?
If political speech is protected, why exactly are they tracking it? Why is it important to identify the ringleaders of popular opinion? Isn't it a waste of effort to track something you're not theoretically allowed to use?
This raises all sorts of red flags.
Red Dwarfs Could Sterilize Alien Worlds of Life
If we do find life, it will have evolved in the harshest possible conditions, on a barren irradiated planet beneath a dim red sun. It will be unkillable and probably hungry.
White House Pressures Legislators Into Gutting USA FREEDOM Act
Possibly he got into office and found out who really runs the USA, and what happens to presidents who don't toe the line.
Mysterious Disease May Be Carried by the Wind
Yeah I just drained it a few minutes ago
Cisco Complains To Obama About NSA Adding Spyware To Routers
It seems democrats are even more afraid of brown people than republicans, they are just less likely to admit it:
Hidden Racial Anxiety in an Age of Waning Racism
Discrete Logarithm Problem Partly Solved -- Time To Drop Some Crypto Methods?
No of course not. Ignorance is considered irresponsible, foolish, and lazy unless you're a neophyte. And while faith is desirable, faith is best based on knowledge, experience, and reason. Faith which cannot be defended by reason or evidence is considered weak and shaky, but better than no faith at all. Sharing evidences of what you have faith in is a very popular activity and is considered healthy and encouraging for all.
People seriously believe that?
You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene
If I had points I'd mod this up five times.
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