top How a Massachusetts Man Invented the Global Ice Market
Australia was the first to try, Argentina was the first to succeed, New Zealand
was the first to perfect it.
top Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras
There is no need to [...] unless you have something to hide.
Now where have I heard that argument before...?
All the same, dashcams should be mandatory. They protect good cops while catching or putting a check on bad cops, and add an extra POV that neither the cop or the accused had available to them. Bonus witness.
top Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras
> Police cams should be treated the same way as 911 calls
> If the police charge someone with a crime, then that defendant's > attorney will also have access to the original video.
top Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance
Feinstein and McCain delivered a 6000 page report on the floor of the Senate last week. You can drop the "likely" part now.
top Last Three Years the Quietest For Tornadoes Ever
Since "third calmest since the 1950s" and "we haven't seen conditions like this since the 1980s" doesn't make for as good of a headline. (RTFA)
top Hackers Breach Payment Systems of Major Parking Garage Operator
Crackers people, cheese.
top Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?
Simply put: money * greed + lack of political will to do anything about the money * greed situation.
top GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon
Hear hear. If one of the biggest and best known names in the FOSS world can't defend themselves from something so blatant it just encourages other big corporations from abusing smaller groups.
Red hat, we're looking at you to step up here.
The Systemd and GNOME3 toxic manouvers are irrelevant.
about a month and a half ago
top Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts
If you get the chance to monitor the barometer at high frequency there are a couple neat atmospheric phenomena which you can observe.
The shockwaves which preceed an oncoming strong front or thunderstorm are especially cool to watch.
top ChromeOS Will No Longer Support Ext2/3/4 On External Drives/SD Cards
Why bother developing, testing, and supporting a feature that few in their target market will ever use?
Because Google has a vested interest in the next generation of SD card not having patented and royalty incurring filesystem such as exFAT as the mandated standard. The more they can support TF card hardware spec instead of the SD card "experience" spec the better it will be for all of us. Except for Google's main competition in the laptop market that is.
As it stands now every smartphone with an SD card has as part of its manufacturing cost about $2 going straight to Microsoft for the privilege of using exFAT, because the SD standards committee in their wisdom decided that SD cards can't be called SD cards without it.
top Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems
It won't be done until it incorporates a reinvention (poorly) of Emacs into PID 1.
top AMD Building New GPU Linux Kernel Driver To Unify With Catalyst Driver
> Do you really think last years video card can't support the newest
> version of DirectX?
I'm pretty sure that DirectX support is not that important for a Linux driver.
> Remember the Intel chips that you could upgrade by simply soldering
> 2 pins together? I suspect that THAT is what they are really afraid of.
And the tens, nay hundreds of lost sales that incurred?
> The mod community figuring out how to make upgrading less important.
Since most or many AMD graphics these days ship as part of an APU, I'm
also pretty sure there's more to the upgrade decision than just the driver.
I'd really love the Catalyst driver to improve, right now the open source
Radeon driver is much more stable on my system but lacks full OpenCL support. Anything which maximizes the open part of the driver and shrinks the binary blob is a gain for all of us.
top NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed
The article from the other day was quite clearly talking about the upper waters.
This one is quite clearly talking about much deeper waters.
Nothing like settled and well defined science.
You got that right! It's a wonderful thing and the way they measured this using gravitational anomalies viewed from space is a great testament to our progress as a species. We are documenting our destruction in unprecedented detail.
top Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone
Good thing there are no tech companies along the San Andreas!
And before anyone goes on to say that M3s and M4s are an order of magnitude or two smaller than a M5, the energy is more like 32 times more intense for each magnitude level, it's not log10.
top Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power
For example, I read a study a while back that pointing solar panels West of due South resulted in a much better match between electricity use and demand
That's an interesting point. From a pure kWh point of view facing them a bit to the east gets you better numbers since the crisp morning air is clearer than the late afternoon haze.
If you have batteries it becomes a balance between storage losses in the morning versus irradiation losses in the afternoon.
GP completely ignores the daily demand curve, especially in areas like southern California with a million A/C units humming away at noon, which lays the rest of his arguement to waste.
And total fail? 100-200% growth year on year certainly doesn't sound like fail to me.
top Obama Presses China On Global Warming
stop blaming this thing on Greenpeace. clue-bat: they aren't the ones blocking renewable energy in this country.
top Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash
I wonder if Debian's default
/bin/sh being dash instead of bash reduces the attack surface somewhat.
Nope. I just tested dash on a Debian system which hadn't been upgraded yet. Dash is vulnerable too.
On an upgraded Debian dash is not vulnerable.
top South Australia Hits 33% Renewal Energy Target 6 Years Early
> If you're going to peg your renewable hopes on solar or wind,
> you're going to have a bad time.
Er, so you're saying Australia suffers from lack of sunshine and bushfire-loving winds?
top Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave
you've fallen into a fallacious trap -- what makes you think the sets overlap?
are you really saying that everyone without a background in electro-magnetics is evil and should be punished, because you knew a dumb jerk in grade school?
or are you just beating up the next weakest kid after you to make yourself feel better about yourself? (and so become the bully)
top Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports
I dropped my iphone 5 from 2 meters (i leave it to the Americans to make out how many badger's kidneys it is) to a hard, stone floor. Glass intact.
Says the guy who still lives in a castle.
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