How many robocalls do you get each month?
I live in the US and don't have a land-line, just a cell phone. While I haven't received any unsolicited phone calls in years, I've probably received about five text messages within the past two months for generic mortgage refinancing or auto warranties from area codes elsewhere in the US.
Legal Tender? Maybe Not, Says Louisiana Law
Maybe a bit off topic but why is this story being displayed with a Bitcoin avatar? Just because the submitter somehow thinks that they're coming for his Bitcoins next?
Give me a fucking break.
Anonymous Breaches Another US Defense Contractor
This would be a big deal.
There was someone who put up nearly $1 Billion on the fact that the US would lose it's AAA rating. The US did and they made ridiculous money.
Chain World — Innovative Game Design Sparks Debate
Didn't some SA Goons do something similar with a Dwarf Fortress world file? I'm not sure of the stipulations on when your time was up, but it seemed interesting. Someone started a new world, did some work, posted screen caps and summaries, and then handed it off to another Goon. Only one person could play it at a time. Rinse and repeat. The thread was entertaining to read, for sure.
There Oughta Be a Standard: Laptop Power Supplies
So YOU'RE the one wearing the black hat in all those xkcd comics.
'Motherlode' of Data Seized At Bin Laden Compound
I was going to give the Hopefully a while answer but for completely different reasons.
They stated that they have hundreds of people going through it. If one of those hundreds leaked it, I imagine it wouldn't take many resources to figure out who it was. I mean, these guys just killed the Hide and Seek World Champion; surely a mole in their own group would be much easier to locate and neutralize.
Also, is this information relevant? With Wikileaks, lots of the information and cables were in the vein of what the United States government was doing or saying without letting the US citizens know. The data that is contained on some spinning platters in OBL's compound could be, well, anything. It might not even be pertinent to any country's citizens.
Ubuntu 11.04, Slackware 13.37
Because dwm is customized through editing its source code, it’s pointless to make binary packages of it. This keeps its userbase small and elitist. No novices asking stupid questions.
I guess you're one of the elitists, eh?
Wardrivers Target Seattle Businesses
It would be easy to set up a weakly protect access point that did nothing but generate bogus transactions with bad credit card numbers - that could pollute the crook's database, particularly if they don't do a good job of recording of which card number came from which network.
They could do that, yes, but I would hope that these war drivers understand that nearly all credit card numbers are generated according to the Luhn check. They would run those bad credit card numbers through an algorithm that returns a boolean value denoting whether the credit card is valid or not. If not, they would simply send it to the bit bucket in the sky.
Linux Patent Protection Network Lures Facebook, HP
Not trying to flamebait but Sony? The same Sony that chose to remove the OtherOS option (which allowed users to run a form a Linux) from their PS3 consoles? Why would they be one of the founding members of this organization?
America's Tech Decline: a Reading Guide
They've basically mined the consumer market until it's depleted, and then they move on.
That sounds like a.. oh.. what's the word... parasite?
Garry's Mod Catches Pirates the Fun Way
You don't really need to RFTA on this one. The submitter copied the first half of the article verbatim. The second half was an example of some guy asking for help with the shade polygon error and then getting permabanned from a forum. Ho-hum.
US Military Deploys Personal Gunshot Detectors
If a sniper has a clear shot and takes a person out, well, that target will be dead before the sound waves reach the device. But at least the rest of the squad would know where the shot came from and respond accordingly.
Texas Bill Outlaws Discrimination Against Creationists In Academia
Except no religion is mentioned. This is simply a belief into how the universe was created. Yes, there are ID believers that also follow a monotheistic religion but do all of them follow the same one? Are they all Catholic, Lutheran, or Baptist? Or maybe they are a Christian or of Native American descent.
Judge Lets Sony Access GeoHot's PayPal Account
I agree with you completely. Shooting someone in a place of worship and firebombing clinics sound like intimidation through violence to promote an agenda to me. Classify all anti-abortionists as terrorists ;)
AT&T To Introduce Broadband Caps
I guess I'll just have no home Internet then! The only other high-speed (never had dial-up, don't want to start now) ISP available to me is Comcast, a company that implemented caps back in 2008. And I've already checked, no business class connection available where I live.
Timezone Maintainer Retiring
That is not what the GP is getting at. Using the outcome of a project is not the same as pushing the project forward.
Ask Slashdot: Facebook Archiving?
If you're a reader of slashdot, I'm sure you're aware how far a couple of hard drives (internal and external) and off-site storage will go. Tell her to start copying them to a hard drive, upload them to Facebook, but don't delete them. Start this now and then tell her to go back and download her profile as someone in the thread already mentioned. Simple, really, unless I'm missing something in the question.
In the same vein your daughter's question, what about all the meta data attached to the posted picture itself? For example, everyone that is tagged in the photo, the caption of the photo, and the comments that went along with it. Yes, I would rather want the photo than the extraneous information, but I'm sure someday I'm going to have trouble some people are in those images..
Reminiscing Old School Linux
I miss when a 266 MHz CPU and 64 MB of RAM was enough to do serious work under Linux.
Two things. One, don't even install X or any WMs, just run everything from the command line. Two, your complaint is not exclusively geared towards the operating system itself; the software you run on that OS has also changed in the 15 years since you booted up that old shitbox.
Researchers Create Computer That Fits On a Pen Tip
Sorry, the Bob Evan's is closed.
GeoHot Asks For Donations To Fight Sony
I am trying to weed out the fucking donation link amongst ~*8 links (and maybe ones i dont see) sprinkled and 'beautifully' embedded in the sentences as part of sentences in the summary and articles...why are people doing this ?
I usually do this so that people can understand what the link is about before clicking on it. This is also useful for people that use programs which read aloud the web page. Having a program saying "here" is a link that goes to some URL is a lot less descriptive than "donate to GeoHot" which points to the same URL.
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