Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes
I can't stand asshats who follow so closely. More than once, I've flipped over to sport mode and floored it to get some distance. Having a faster car is sometimes a great safety feature!
Fighting Tech's Diversity Issues Without Burning Down the System
The issue isn't whether or not there is a shortage, but whether there is a shortage of qualified people willing to accept a low-ball salary.
Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras
Brown was hit with 4 non-fatal shots that would have stopped probably 95% of attacks, and kept coming. Remember, he was high as a kite at the time on weed and adrenaline. He didn't stop his attack until he took a round in the brain. Pistols are not really that effective at putting someone down quickly if they aren't afraid.
No amount of training would change the outcome in this case.
10-Year-Old iTunes DRM Lawsuit Heading To Trial
I did see where a guy managed to put a Chevy LS3 engine into a late-model 328i. That thing was a beast!
Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates
In Pennsylvania, it is codified as 10 MPH over in areas where the limit is under 65, and 5 MPH over in 65 zones. However, that tolerance doesn't apply in school zones or active construction zones.
Class-Action Suit Claims Copyright Enforcement Company Made Harassing Robo-calls
That's why the suit also names their clients, who are also ultimately responsible for the actions of their "agent". Those are deep-pocket record companies who DO have assets, and lots of them.
In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars
Self-driving cars aren't likely to dominate, simply because many people actually LIKE to drive. At most, it will be used as an autopilot cruise control.
Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?
BMW's are very hackable - there's hundreds of little settings that can be coded in nearly every module of the car, there's 3rd party ECU firmware available as well to boost power, especially on the turbo models.
US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors
Why not simply hire them as civilian employees?
BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links
Google should just flip the EU their middle finger and close all operations there. No personnel whatsoever in the EU, and all advertising business through US brokers.
Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court
...this case should have been tossed. One can't file on behalf of another (unless they are a legal guardian or hold a power of attorney), and the plaintiffs also can't show any personal harm to themselves.
If they feel strongly enough about the issue, the remedy is political. Convince enough people that 2/3 of Congress and 3/4 of state legislatures will agree, and pass a Constitutional amendment.
Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines
Interestingly, I average similar figures with a 3.0 liter naturally-aspirated inline 6 - if I am easy on the accelerator.
Tesla Is Starting a Certified Preowned Program
As a CPO buyer, I don't care why they do it, but do like that I can get a 2 or 3 year old car at a substantial discount, while facing a much shallower depreciation curve. A BMW dealer mentioned to me that about 1/2 of their business is leases and about 1/2 is CPO & Used sales. Relatively few people buy outright new.
Alice Is Killing Trolls But Patent Lawyers Will Strike Back
The Alice decision itself has a strong admonition to the lower courts about avoiding the "draftsman's art problem". The Supremes are tired of getting cases that have no actual merit due to a subset of patent attorneys just playing language games.
Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?
When 2/3 of all the jobs go to H1B temporary workers, I'd say that the degree is secondary to the visa.
Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two
6 cents in 1943 was roughly the same as 83 cents now, and $2.00 then would be a whopping $27.54 today.
The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada
A hybrid could sill be useful as a cruise control that handles steering.
DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins
A derivative can't affect the licensing of that from which it is derived or adds to. It does work in the opposite direction - an original can force derivatives to follow the same license as the original, but that is a one-way thing. He has no leg to stand on here.
Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?
If you actually want to make software, then yes it does. If you want to make money in a corporate job, it doesn't.
Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help
Using Oracle. Even their flagship DBMS product is a nightmare to configure and try to get decent performance out of - unless one hires a 6-figure DBA to constantly babysit the damn thing.
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