More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties
It's a good example for life.
Take the high road and nothing can affect you.
Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?
"The only question you need to ask them is weather they're willing to accept the quantified risks from having exposed systems."
And you might be able to make a quick buck with that information later.
Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense
Looks like they could use an irone dome for their network too.
3-D Printing Comes To Amazon
"A poorly calibrated fused filament unit will produce stringy junk that delaminates if you look at it funny. A well calibrated one will achieve something reasonably close to what the plastic it is using is actually capable of. "
Fortunately Amazon can spend more than 2000 dollars on these printers so in essence, they can print _anything_, guns included if they did choose so.
OKCupid Experiments on Users Too
"No. It's what some unethical douche bags do."
There are ethical douche-bags?
Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?
Ebay! An then you have the space for a pool-room, a porn-station, a man-cave or another dozen things with a dash in it.
Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo
The kids are already on psy-counseling after they dropped their iPhone in the toilet.
They'll never recover completely.
Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress
"That filter might be a little too restrictive; you'd only see your own edits."
That's how Republicans like it.
Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy
"It's hard to do things like rich document rendering if they're client-side encrypted."
The documents are only rendered at the client where the encryption is,nobody else has to render.
Indexing every word in a document at a 3rd party, is kinda counter-productive for encrypted documents.
How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response
So when I'm lying under the rubble, I have to hope that my toaster can yell a wireless message to the rescuers:
"Somebody take that fucking bread out of me!"
if my fridge fails to send "The Milk is bad!"
Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution
"After all these years of running SETI@Home [berkeley.edu], we still haven't found any extraterrestial TV signals carrying alien porn. :/"
They abandoned it 100 years ago, because there was never anything on.
Just as they abandoned pollution.
Amazon Fire Phone Reviews: Solid But Overly Ambitious
"Firefly can recognize lots of things,"
Nice for a first try, but thanks, I'll wait for the Serenity model.
For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It
"The new one is simply sending warning letters to let people know they have been reported as infringing copyright, and so might want to be careful to avoid being sued in the future."
They should offer a seedbox in Tonga in the same document.
At least they would see _some_ money.
China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC
Reading a tweet or receiving an iMessage is not 'surfing the net'.
Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be
"Why is this on Slashdot?"
It has more literary value than:
"I bought a cheap-ass phone and it sucks"
but only barely.
"Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In
Just when you think that customer service can't possibly get any more creepy, then you read this.
Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?
You ask Dr. Walter Bishop.
Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'
"Also, you don't have to go to the CNN site if you don't like their ads. No one actually forced you to read CNN. It is their media property, they can do what they wish."
Sure, just as it's our right to render on our screens only what we wish.
And we do that.
Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is
"The tactile experience of actually holding a book in your hand, being able to flip the pages, is far better than anything offered by current electronic devices."
Flip pages? Such modern things are just for young whippersnappers. I prefer scrolls, one long page you can scroll. Even computers use that method.
Although my father prefers stone tablets, he says the weight gives it a sense of importance that modern things like scrolls, papyrus and 'books' miss.
Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is
"Professional editing isn't just about the appearance of a text on the page, it can also be about making the text coherent and understandable."
I have a copy of "Finnegan's Wake" on my coffee table saying otherwise. :-)
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