top Lizard Squad Bomb Threat Diverts Sony Exec's Plane To Phoenix
Reminds one of the scene in Burn After Reading where Chad tries to blackmail Osbourne Cox:
Osbourne Cox: If you ever carried out your proposed threat you would experience such a shitstorm of consequences, my friend, your empty little head would be spinning faster than the wheels of your Schwinn bicycle back there.
Chad Feldheimer: Y-you think that's a Schwinn?
top Which desktop environment do you like the best?
To avoid offending anyone, I've taken to calling it "Oh Ess Eks Ten".
top Which desktop environment do you like the best?
"... navigating the control panel
..." Right-click on Task Bar -> Properties -> Start Menu tab -> Customize... button -> Control Panel -> Display as a menu -> OK -> OK
top Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?
Google "shift left", take the Wikipedia link, check out the operators. In other words, geek humor.
top Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password
The school has a *legal* obligation to deal with cyberbullying.
www.stopbullying.gov Whether it applies to situations outside the school is an interesting question.
top Estimate: Academic Labs 11 Times More Dangerous Than Industrial Counterparts
One of my roommates in college was in the pharmacy program and had a *lot* of parties at our house. It quickly became clear that the they were in the program because, duh, "That's where the drugs are".
top Rosetta Probe Awakens, Prepares To Chase Comet
It took 8 hours and 18 minutes to warm up its systems, get a location fix, halt the spin, turn towards the sun, and, finally, point its communications antenna at Earth. Bah, I do that in 15 minutes *every* morning.
top NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day
"Okay. Sure. We did A and B and C and
... and SI and SJ and SK. But that's it."
top Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Device Holster?
I use a Case Logic AUA-311 which holds (inventorying it as we speak...) a Chromebook, Nexus 7, iPod gen 4, flashlight, flash drives, magnifying glass, pen, pencil, a couple of small screwdrivers, etc. Plus a Kindle Touch when I might want to do some reading without a backlight. With all that stuff, it's still lighter than a laptop in a bag.
top ITIF Senior Fellow Claims "America's Broadband Networks Lead the World"
Universal Service is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
"To implement the 1996 Telecom Act, the FCC established four programs:
- High Cost, for rural areas (transitioning into the Connect America Fund)
- Lifeline (for low-income consumers), including initiatives to expand phone service for Native Americans
- Rural Health Care
- Schools and Libraries (commonly referred to as "E-rate")
Money to pay for universal service programs comes from the universal service fund (USF). The USF is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end-user revenues".
---------------- Kind of interesting how they don't explicitly state that "money to pay for universal service programs" comes from customers (it's a line item on phone bills). Actually, it used to be two line items, one for universal access (phones for the poor) and one for E-rate (Internet for schools, libraries and rural healthcare). about a year and a half ago
top Hand-held "Sound Camera" Shows You the Source of Noises
My dad used a wooden dowel rod or broomstick to listen to the hard-to-reach spots.
about a year and a half ago
top Windfarm Sickness Spreads By Word of Mouth
What makes them sick is knowing that their neighbor is getting $5K per year per machine and they aren't.
top What Early Software Was Influential Enough To Deserve Acclaim?
RSX-11M, DEC's multiuser real-time OS for the PDP-11 line of mini-computers
top What 'Negative Temperature' Really Means
"It's very special, because as you can see, the numbers all go to -1, right across the board".
top Pull Lever, Don't Snap Shutter: It May Be Illegal To Post Your Ballot
Say no more.
top Stanford's Self Driving Car Tops 120mph On Racetrack
Nah, the adrenaline rush comes when you're napping and the car's computer has a kernel panic.
top Samsung Blames Galaxy SIII Burn On "External Energy Source"
For the love of God, NO! Don't believe the post above!
Please, future information seeker, I'm talking to you...
The person above was KIDDING! Do not dry your baby, cat, dog, hamster, mouse, whatever, in a microwave! It will kill them!
Okay, maybe that's slightly too broad a statement. For some odd reason it works fine for drying Pekingese dogs.
top Older Means Wiser To Computer Security
"When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years."
top Mandatory Brake-Override Proposed For All Cars
If your car is a Prius, just hit the Park button and the car will immediately go into Neutral (even at full throttle). Other pushbutton cars may work the same way.
top Arizona Attempts To Make Trolling Illegal
Yup, sounds like intimidation.
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