Devices on my home network (less modem):
It doesn't count against my minutes any more. I've been using the shit out of their free wifi-calling since May. All you have to do is ask for them to add the free wifi-calling option to your plan.
I guess either you are not on a post-paid plan or you didn't get the memo.
Universal Uses DMCA To Get Bad Lip Reading Parody Taken Down
I too have been down this road. Youtube seems to be scared shitless of the content owners (big media). Their take down system makes it very easy to get a video removed and to keep it that way. If there is a "mistake" (e.g. you were granted permission or fair use obviously applies), you are cordially invited to take the issue to a court to resolve it. Since no one is going to spend money on lawyers for a stupid youtube video, the complainant clearly has the upper hand.
If you protest this injustice, you will be told that Youtube doesn't want to get sued again and that the best thing to do is not to source any content at all. They will suggest that you only use all original content to avoid having your videos removed. Seriously. That was their "solution".
Instead I promptly quit using youtube and started posting my videos to other sites like vimeo, and I've had no further cases of my videos being removed.
McCain Asks For Committee On Wikileaks, Anonymous
Well I haven't seen any confirmation from netcraft... perhaps a committee should be formed to look into it.
Speed Tickets Challenged Based On Timestamped Photos
I read that as average + accurate = accurage. Sort of like truthiness.
Senator Wants to Tax Internet Shopping
Internet shopping was never tax-free
unless you're crooked...
How Your Username May Betray You
The marketers/spammers must have traced my username around the web and revealed my interest in sex. Apparently they worked out my email address too, because my inbox has been full of porn and viagra ads for years. And all this time, I thought _everybody_ got those kinds of emails. I can't believe this!
Intel Talks 1000-Core Processors
Other way around; he used to work for Gillette. He left after they cancelled his 1000-blade razor project.
Google URL Shortener Opened To the Public
Speak for yourself, I work at a strip club!
Linux May Need a Rewrite Beyond 48 Cores
The article is about cores per chip, not cores per system.
You're trying to compare a 48-cylinder engine with a bunch of 4-cylinder engines working together.
"Pre-Crime" Comes To the HR Dept.
What kind of excuse is that for poor spelling?! Don't you have have schools up there anymore?
RIM Doesn't Want 200 Fart Apps
Today I don't have a recharging cable,
In this day and age, how is it possible that you can't find or borrow a USB cable to charge your device? Everything uses them. They're everywhere. You can't even pass gas anymore without your foul air encountering several USB cables.
Woman Trademarks Name and Threatens Sites Using It
Absolutely irrelevant. From my slashdot bio:
"monkey Sauce has nothing to do with squeezing monkeys to obtain sauce, or drilling a hole in them to drain it out, or anything like that. It is more like the sauce that you would put on a monkey sandwich, or the topping commonly used on monkey à la mode."
Airbus Planning Transparent Planes
Depends on the in-flight meal. So I guess it's Jello or nothing on the transparent plane.
Woman Trademarks Name and Threatens Sites Using It
I would be incredibly turned off if a girl started screaming "Oh, Anonymous Coward!" while we were going at it.
Social Media Can Help You Fake Your Own Death
That's what you think. Summer Glau saved me twice last night, and it was wonderful.
Calling Shenanigans On Super SATA's Claimed Audio Qualities
Maybe it was also meant to be purchased and used in a "low oxygen" environment. I'm sure the sound is much better when there isn't so much oxygen permeating your brain and impeding the high quality sound particles, etc.
World's Fastest Hybrid OK'd For Production
More engineers/fewer managers and accountants?
Android Data Stealing App Downloaded By Millions
we are all in the habit of just clicking past this screen and installing, and then hoping the app is not malevolent in some way.
Speak for yourself. If something doesn't look right about the permissions an app requires, I don't install it. If I wanted it badly enough I might contact the developer for clarification but so far there are enough apps out there that I've always just found another app that performs the same function without requesting whatever permission I thought was suspect.
100 Million Facebook Pages Leaked On Torrent Site
Sure, I'm working on it right now. The site will be up shortly.
Where Does IT Fall Within Your Organization?
That reminds me of the time somebody was telling me about getting a good deal on a "dropped server". I sat there trying to figure out what exactly he meant-- perhaps it had some kind of special low/thin or pivoting chassis or something-- but then he continued on about how the server fell out of the back of a truck before it was delivered to whoever ordered it initially. They had refused it and my friend snatched it up at a bargain price.
Funny thing is, it didn't last too long because it had all kinds of stability problems. I'm sure that was just coincidence though.
I don't write in my journal because I'm not a journalist, so therefore I'm unqualified.
I think I would like to get a Mac mini. A Linux and Mac desktop seems like an awesome combo.
How now brown... gorilla?