top Book Review: Hacking Point of Sale
POS = Any point of sale (eg. cash register) system.
Windows POSReady = A version of Windows meant for a POS system (usually XP or 7).
PCI = Security guidelines that are supposed to protect debit/credit card information.
top Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way
> If you are honest and actually tell the patient "it's just a sugar pill" then it's not going to have any affect
This paper seems to disagree with you: http://www.plosone.org/article...
top Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams
They were caught in October.
top Why P-values Cannot Tell You If a Hypothesis Is Correct
"A p-value of 0.05 means there's a 5% chance that your paper is wrong. In other words, 1 in 20 papers is bullshit."
top Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future
A San Diego court commissioner dismissed a traffic ticket on Thursday against a California woman who drove with Google Glass, a tiny computer mounted on an eyeglass frame.
Court Commissioner John Blair said he was dismissing the citation against Cecilia Abadie on the grounds there was no proof her Google Glass was operating when she was pulled over in October by a California Highway Patrol officer
top Is a Postdoc Worth it?
That usage is pretty common in more observant communities.
The phrase basically translates to "child of the commandment" (or "subject of the law" according to some rabbis), so it's grammatically correct to refer to the celebrant as "a bar mitzvah".
top US FDA Moves To Ban Trans Fat
It sounds like that diet wasn't twerking for you...
top North Korea Developing Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons
Governments might be chosen by the people, but it's the corporations who actually influence policy.
top Why Amazon Fights State Sales Tax, But Supports It Nationally
You think that's bad?
I worked at a cafe in Ontario, and we had so many tax rules that the company writing our POS software couldn't even get it to work properly.
It looked something like this:
Non-food items are charged 13% tax
Some non-food items are charged 5% tax
Most food items are charged 13% tax
Some food items are charged 5% tax
Other food items are tax free
If you spent less than $4 on certain food items, it was tax free
If you were buying "bakery" items (bagels, etc), then they were tax free if you were buying at least 6, but the total had to be under $4, and you couldn't buy a drink with it.
And this was just for a coffee shop.
I can see why Amazon would be willing to charge X% nationally, as long as they don't need to deal with crap like that.
top IsoHunt Settles With MPAA, Will Shut Down And Pay Up to $110 Million
That might be because it's not a farewell message. It's a 10 year anniversary post from Jan 22, 2013.
top Mini-Brains Grown In the Lab
But when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooh, suddenly you've gone too far!
top The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever
Ctrl-Shift-N does something infinitely more useful in Chrome.
top Canadian Hotel Sues Guest For $95K Over Bad Review, Bed Bugs
They successfully removed the apostrophe from Tim Horton's.
top Xerox Confirms To David Kriesel Number Mangling Occuring On Factory Settings
Corporations are people too!
top When it comes to Slashdot, I normally:
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
top US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden
-(A v B) = -A ^ -B
If they don't kill or torture him, they don't kill him and they don't torture him.
top Research Suggests Mars Once Had a Thick Atmosphere
There was a short story I read like that, except I can't find it online.
Earth was prosperous, until war and climate change made it uninhabitable. There was a legend of another prosperous/utopian planet they could go to when their own became uninhabitable, so humanity gathers the last of their resources, and all of humanity (whatever's left of it at this point) migrates to Mars.
At the end, they find a plaque on Mars saying that Earth was the planet where humanity would go when their own planet (Mars) was uninhabitable.
top Brain Zapping Improves Math Ability
They used # as an arbitrary symbol, to represent some operation where 4#10=23.
Sort of the way that we use + as an arbitrary symbol to represent the operation where 4+10=14.
about a year and a half ago