mevets (322601) writes "The inquiry report characterizes the stun guns as lethal weapons, in contrast to Taser Internationals claims. Tasers bid to have the inquiry quashed was deemed to have no merit." Link to Original Source top
Gates: U.S. missile defense plans can adapt to int
mevets writes ""I probably am more familiar with the risks of over-reliance on intel.... I've seen how often it's been wrong". "...this architecture gives us a better chance of being able to cope with it," said Gates. Gates said the new technologies that would be used "give us more flexibility."" Link to Original Source top
mevets (322601) writes "The Canadian federal privacy commissioner has raised four issues with facebook for operating outside of Canadian privacy laws. The concerns are with the lack of access control, indefinite data retention, material ownership after death, and lack of protection of information about non-users. Supposing facebooks 15 minutes are pretty much up, any limitations would affect its value.
Canada isn't important, but the EU is performing similar investigations, and the US may have some applicable laws as well." Link to Original Source top
mevets (322601) writes "Nutshell is that only "greybeard" cops should be allowed to use tasers, apparently "newbies" are viewed as a bit electro-shock happy. Other nugget is that everyone they electrocute gets mandatory medical treatment.
I know that in Canada the hospital visits are free, but if the US adopts this, could it become a cheap way to get free medical attention?
The human-prod manufacturers have been very litigious over criticism; since Disney have the marketing rights to the RCMP, will Mickey get a cease and desist? Will they zap Pluto?
Section and topic are a bit odd, but were funny to me...." Link to Original Source top
mevets writes "From the first paragraph: 'Despite twenty years of research, the phase diagram of high-transition-temperature superconductors remains enigmatic. A central issue is the origin of the differences in the physical properties of these copper oxides doped to opposite sides of the superconducting region. In the overdoped regime, the material behaves as a reasonably conventional metal, with a large Fermi surface.'
I'm a bit overdoped to understand it, but portable MRI machines would breathe some new life into youtube..." Link to Original Source