Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague
Regime change, again anyone? There've been enough indications it's sought after in some quarters.
Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?
Both Apple and Microsoft abandoned what was to me one of the most simple and elegant ways to deal with multiple programs and their windows.
I wish there was an easy way to enjoy that again on both platforms, rather than being subjected to the whims of designers and autocratic company executives.
E-Visits To the Doctor To Top 75 Million In the US, Canada This Year
But could someone kindly explain what "hoirs" (in the summary) are?
Law Repressing Social Media, Bloggers Now In Effect In Russia
Unlike the US/NSA.
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?
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