UK Man Jailed For 'Offensive Tweets'
Speaking about police beating hippies: UK has a long history of it. Look for Battle of the Beanfield (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Beanfield).
Could Curiosity Rover Moonlight As Part of a Sample Return Mission?
I come from former communist state, we had one cosmonaut in space getting a hitchhike along the Russians. I knew that whatever I would do I have no chance to go to space. Watching shuttle flying was like watching scifi movie. In comparison to russian rockets it looked incredibly cool and modern, almost futuristic.
You Americans have no idea how lucky you are with working space program.
Open Letter By Eric S. Raymond To Chris Dodd
Bah, it's simple. "Occupy your router" movement!
Joking aside, I predict raising of darknet and freenet.
Silverlight 5 Released
There's no reason not to.
There is one:
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We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Smart Meters Wreaking Havoc With Home Electronics
Why? They keep those pesky Aibos from running out.
Censored Religious Debate Video Released After Public Outrage
And yet they immediately believe Coyne over Haught, even though Coyne's story makes no sense and is not supported by any evidence.
If you have two children, one that always says truth and gives reasonable explanations and the other which always lies and states things without any backing up who would you believe more?
You can't trust theologists, they make things up.
Google Improves Android Translator To Battle Siri
English really is a simple language. Below you have some questions in Polish. Try to translate them into English:
1. Mialem samochod. (I had a car - subject is male)
2. Mialam samochod. (I had a car - subject is female)
3. Mialo samochod. (I had a car - subject is not a male or female, it can be a child or a thing)
You can't do it in any simple way.
PS. I had to replace some characters because Slashdot doesn't support Unicode.
How Google's Autonomous Vehicles Work
It's actually very good idea. You may send a package to your wife in automatic car instead of driving there.
EU Sending a Probe To the Sun
Since sunlight is such a problem can't you just send it at night?
Zune Dead, Then Not Dead, Then Officially Dead
I'm amazed no one has come out with a smartphone using a separate battery or some firmware that lets you do "whatever the manufacturer allows" down to 50% and then voice telephone only for the bottom 50% of battery capacity. I'm sure there is a expensive patent preventing it.
WP7 does that. I am not sure if you can set the power treshold.
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Information Paranoia
Also every believer is an atheist. If you are christian than from the muslim point of view you are atheist (because you don't believe in HIS god). In fact you are atheist in point of view of every other religion than yours.
Real atheist just make it one step farther.
Faster-Than-Light Particle Results To Be Re-Tested
Hope this works for non-UK IPs;
It doesn't. At least not for Poland. I hate regionalization of content.
Marking 10 Years Since 9/11/2001
Fasist dictatorship created with USA help. Please read http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/51/217.html and other sources commenting CIA involvement.
NASA Reveals New Images of Apollo Landing Sites
If we survive the next century, maybe we'll have developed technology that will bring that cost down;[...]
Progress it's not something which developes by itself. You have to actively develop cheap rockets to make them cheap. You can't just sit and wait for cheap rockets.
If you campare money spent on all US wars (after WW2) to money spent on NASA you will have to agree it's much better to invest all the money into space race than into arms race.
$5M In Torrented Files Presented As Art
Downloading always was and still is legal. It's uploading which is not. And if you use torrents to download you distribute what you just downloaded. That's the real problem of using torrent. You can't sue people who downloaded from cyberlocker (which is why TPB goes for this model now), you can only sue uploader.
As I understand this artist used bittorrent to download so he can be sued.
NZ Illegal Downloading Crackdown Law In Effect
Kids these days. I remember 33kbps was fast (compared to 19kbps).
Dutch Court Says Android 2.3 Violates Apple Patents
[...] just have a look at a random phone vendor's page and see which ones look just like the iPhone... and blow me down [...]
I would but unfortunately this page is blocked in my country and all I can see is this message:
Thanks for visiting the O2 Online Shop
Unfortunately, we are unable to sell to countries outside the UK.
I really can't understand this obsession with blocking. They can't possible get enough traffic from outside of UK to justify it.
Judge Nixes Warrantless Cell Phone Location Data
That's a possible solution. The large drawback is you can't receive unexpected calls.
Judge Nixes Warrantless Cell Phone Location Data
Cell phones can be located even if they have no builtin GPS. You are always connected to at least one cell tower. It's enough to find your location within 100m. Not as good as GPS but probably good enough for cops to say you were in a vicinity of crimescene.
EU Ministers Seek To Ban Creation of Hacking Tools
Sorry, I'm not native English speaker and sometimes I miss jokes or sarcasm.
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