NASA Successfully Tests 'Flying Saucer' Craft, New Parachute
Actually, it's an ahref with no URL.
Malvertising Up By Over 200%
"...companies 'should be afforded protection from regulatory oversight as well as frivolous lawsuits.'"
This smacks of "tort reform" and "security through obscurity" and we all know how well both of those worked in favor of consumers.
Chinese E-Commerce Giant To Enter US Market
Seems like they'd be the last online marketplace to ever collect US taxes.
Which could be a feature, not a flaw.
Security Industry Incapable of Finding Firmware Attackers
When the kickbacks dry up.
Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"
Looks like vitriolic parochial media pundits with narrow world-views, fostering nationalistic agendas, are no longer solely a US phenomenon.
Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance
Yep, at least on the state level it was codified:
Apple Fixes Dangerous SSL Authentication Flaw In iOS
I used the test site set up at https://www.imperialviolet.org... with a X.6.8 rig using both Safari and FF. It passed with flying colors.
Does this mean earlier versions of OS X don't have the bug?
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
You will pry Classic from my cold dark pixels, after which I will never return.
Sony Selling Off VAIO Computer Business
Sounds too much like gyp.
That said I am in the apparent minority that will not mourn for VAIO.
I found them to be totally polar devices, either loved or hated by their users; there was no middle ground.
Fracking Is Draining Water From Areas In US Suffering Major Shortages
Unlike municipal and agricultural use water, water used in fracking has been deemed "unrecoverable" and is routinely re-injected into "disposal wells"; which may themselves be responsible for a plethora of magnitude 2+ earthquakes around our area (Texas).
What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?
But this has happened before.
Initially Apple gear can boast this kind of disparity; then, in fairly short order, PC hardware which exceeds Apple specs arrives and sells at a cheaper price point due to economies of scale.
Apple then holds onto the original specs for years (the last Mac Pro being a perfect example), until they are forced to retool. I'll even go out on a limb and predict a five year interim before we see another significant revision.
FCC Chair: It's Ok For ISPs To Discriminate Traffic
The revolving door of DC squirts another lobbyist/shill into a position of public power and we're left holding the bag.
But there again, most shee..rrr...Americans will only complain if something keeps them from watching the latest Idol.
Fearing Government Surveillance, US Journalists Are Self-Censoring
But's it's hella effective when done right.
Plastic Waste Threatens Marine Diversity
Thank you for sharing this.
I worked in the solid waste industry for a few years and know first hand that a "clean fate" in a landfill is the ultimate oxymoron, particularly landfills in less populated areas.
If I had mod points, you'd be +1 in a heartbeat.
Ask Slashdot: How Reproducible Is Arithmetic In the Cloud?
First sentence seems stilted at best.
Object Lessons: Evan Booth's Post-Checkpoint Airport Weapons
Who needs "chux'o'liberty" when the Security Theater is lax enough to permit 12" steel razor blades on a flight?
Thor: The Dark World — What Did You Think?
" But with Marvel squeezing out films..."
I think you mean *Disney* squeezing out films; considering they bought Marvel in 2009 for an epic [at the time] $4BN US.
IMO, the Kingdom of the Perpetual Mickey should be viewed as pop culture's Microsoft. They really seem to have traded "You can design and create" for "Embrace and extend", as their core business strategy.
Feinstein and Rogers: No Clemency For Snowden
If he'd picked up the phone, would it have been the last thing he'd have done as a free man before he disappeared into the black rendition gulag?
Cable Lobbyist Tom Wheeler Confirmed As New FCC Chief
Institute something modeled after the standard non-compete clause used by industry; except it would prevent any individual from holding a government position which directly regulates, affects or promotes the same sector or type of business they left the private sector for, to become a public servant.
Conversely, once leaving public service, the individual would be enjoined from contacting officials on behalf of, promoting, lobbying or attempting to influence legislation for any business or industry, for a period of three years.
A perfect clause would prevent someone from taking a job in any industry, after lobbying on its behalf, for a period of five years.
Which would stop crap like this.
Dream Chaser Damaged In Landing Accident At Edwards AFB
I think, as a taxpayer, I'd rather "waste" $100B+ over nearly 20 years than fritter away $1,484,318,908,882+ blowing people up in wars that started seven years later.
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