top Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America
One marginally withing NRC limits.
top "Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology
The description match some of the crypto in the NSA museum. This is not new. I should ask them if the algorythm the KY-3 used is declassified now. They'd made the hardware FOYO before I got out in the 80s.
top How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?
You send the information needed to make them and robots to teach them.
If you've read the James P. Hogan novel about this at +1 to your geek cred.
If you can name it without googling +2
top NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant
Most of them were buried, burned or otherwise rendered non-corporeal by Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, etc, etc, etc
top An Engineer's Eureka Moment With a GM Flaw
There's several companies that manufacture all sorts of fishing tackle and accessories. They'll be deliriously happy if you go watch their youtube videos.
top Is Analog the Fix For Cyber Terrorism?
Digial, analog, trinary, HIKE! You won't safe them without MIKE!
In other words children it's all the humans who're messing up your security chain.
You need better, faster, stronger, smarter people who have a driving need to make your security better from the floor sweep to the ablative meat.
Without it you're just asking for an ass raping.
top Study: Happiness Improves Developers' Problem Solving Skills
People who get regular sex are happier and more productive.
It's a health care issue and should be mandated the employer pays for whores.
top The Tangled Tale of Mt. Gox's Missing Millions
Buy all you can.
The only thing that cannot be fudged is that we cannot make. Gold keeps it's spending power over long stretches of time.
about a month and a half ago
top Nostalgic For the ZX Spectrum? Soon You Can Play With a New One
top Asia's Richest Man Is Betting Big On Silicon Valley's Fake Eggs
"I'd go on a Vegan diet but the delivery time from Vega is too long."
--brownkitty aka Morgen Kirby
top Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic
Like a letter and a phone call. They send you a self addressed stamped envelope. You send one half of the code via mail and call them with the other half.
Accounts deactivate at a regular interval and need a reactivation code gets mailed. I'm sure someone can game this but it slows them down.
top Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"
Pournelle's Iron Law
I'm fairly sure that is a facet of that law. You have a less than stellar engineer who goes into management to cover his sins with real engineers flesh. They do tend to keep an organization alive. It would be helpful if there were a clandestine organization that assasinated upper level beurocrats in both government and quazi government entities but that's never going to happen.
top The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US
The Darwin Challenge.
Our current contestant is at Stage 1 and has gorged herself on 1 pound of prime poisonous 'shrooms.
Odds in Vegas are running 3 to 1 against her surviving 48hrs.
Care to play?
Click the link.
top Do Hypersonic Missiles Make Defense Systems Obsolete?
There is NO magic panacea you have to meet EVERY credible threat. If you're thinking that you can sit in your bunker and throw missiles and drones out you're a fool.
top The Scent Rhythm Watch Tells Time By Releasing Fragrances
I'd fill mine with cadaverine and mercaptan then put it near the desk of the woman that bathes and gargles in Emerude, cause she cooks up the bacon and brings it home like a man.
top Bitcoin Exchange CEO Charlie Shrem Arrested On Money Laundering Charge
If you want freedom you need to make a country. I'd suggest one in orbit. Then those countries that don't want to be smoking craters will leave you the hell alone. Then colonize the moon.
top Yep, People Are Still Using '123456' and 'Password' As Passwords In 2014
If you do that with every website then gmail123, amazon123 etc is your password.
dd if=/dev/random bs=10 count=1 | hexdump
and a good encrypted wallet are your bestest friends.
My bank sucks since it will not allow all of that output, just 8 characters.
top 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove
The Nazis bred better Jews. Get over it.
top Ask Slashdot: How Do You Convince an ISP To Bury Cable In Your Neighborhood?
Option 1) Use your vast political machine to convince congress to once again smash the HOA's in the mouth and allow it. Option 2) You kill enough people in your community they vote to allow it
a)or vote to pay for the underground wires
b) or the remaining bleaters all leave and you ARE the
HOA and you can do what you want. Option 3) You destroy the local telecom and plunder all of it's accounts of cold hard cash, launder it and use that to take over their infrastructure. Option 4) Move.
All of them are expensive, some are more expensive than others. If you pick the most expensive and cruel congratulations Bezos has job for you.
top In Greece, 10 Months In Prison For "Blasphemous" Facebook Page
You use the same constitutional provision the Nazi's used to stifle free speech. You've not stopped being evil.
mrmeval hasn't submitted any stories.
top Slashdot is beginning to suck, this is the end
Fuck you. Reviling people who complain is exceptionally execrable, posting private emails as a means of chuckles means you do not deserve the protections of civilized discourse. Feed off the shit eating cretins who think that what I have is theres if they can convince a more powerful force to take it from me.