We The People Petition Signature Requirement Bumped To 100,000
What this does show is that Democracy is a totally flawed and broken way to select leaders for a nation. The same people who signed the death star petition are also allowed to vote in general elections. Is it a wonder we then end up with such destructive governments as those headed by Obama, Bush and Clinton? No, its not.
Canada Rolls Out Plastic Money
How about we worry less what the money is made of, and more about what's backing the money? Call me paranoid but government fiat seems a little untrustworthy to me.
Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?
BTW, this is why a clock is divided into 60 seconds and minutes, because 60 can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, and 30. If you are having to chop something up into smaller pieces, it really helps to use a numerical base other than 10 for that division. For a quick & dirty system, base 12 really is very useful, hence why things are often sold by the dozen for the same reason.
You do know you are making an absolute guess now right? There are no sumerian documents hinting that they used the 360 degree system for geometry and time measurement because it made for easy division.
The Government Internet ID Proposal
Yes its certainly crackpot in nature, because there are absolutely no examples of government spying or abuse aimed at its citizens in the past, so implying we'd need to worry now is tantamount to the utmost crackpot tinfoil conspiracy theorist ridiculousness, isn't it?
The Government Internet ID Proposal
...can run the Child Protective Services (CPS). And corrupt bankers can run the treasury, and...
This was meant to be a sarcastic post but then I realized this is all true already.
TSA Investigates... People Who Complain About TSA
I once had my brand new Hugo Boss deodorant (which incidentally is the last non-food product I have ever purchased at an air port) confiscated, because the TSA felt that it probably was a bomb in disguise. I agree they have not stopped any terrorists at all, but that TSA agent was pretty pleased with himself and I believe in his book that made it: "terrorists: 0, TSA: 1".
ISP's War On BitTorrent Hits World of Warcraft
If they wrote the book, then AT&T in the US is about to make the movie on poor customer service.
Don't forget to join the facebook protest group against AT&Ts bandwidth capping. Don't let this happen in America.
US Contemplating 'Vehicle Miles Traveled' Tax
How about a tax on congress and senate bills proposing new taxes? That would raise a LOT of revenue. The 'do unto yourself as you want to do to others'-law, it could be called.
AT&T To Introduce Broadband Caps
Join the facebook group 'Stop AT&T from bandwidth capping' and help me protest this insanity!
Internet Traffic In Libya Goes Dark Amid Upheaval
I agree. And I wonder what kind of information it is that Obama and his administration think it is they need to prevent the spread of by using that internet kill switch they have been talking about.
Upgrading From Windows 1.0 To Windows 7
Why would anyone do this? What possible use is there for his findings?
DHS Eyes Covert Body Scans
If the technology is out there to do this safely and securely, how could it possibly be a bad thing. These being used at major gatherings - Olympics, Superbowl, World Cup - all round the world these should be able to be used given the current state of the world we live in.
Its also been proven perfectly safe to be frisked. So I support having a TSA frisking agent at every street corner.
Its also safe to be interrogated. So I support having a TSA interrogator in every public place that goes around and interrogate people at will.
It is safe to have a government GPS tracker installed under your skin, so I support that too.
The ten thousand dollar question: If I'm willing to sacrifice liberty for security, what do I deserve?
Where To Start With DIY Home Security?
If you are doing this because you feel a need to satisfy your geek cravings, then by all means, buy networked video cameras, motion sensors, night vision cameras, set up dedicated servers doing nothing but image-recognition and audio analysis, and you can probably get some kind of solution up that will record and track everything that happens in and around your house or apartment.
When and if the local meth-head burglar shows up to rob your house he will probably not even notice the fancy security system before he rips the computer running it all out of the wall socket and carries it out to his getaway vehicle.
If geeky satisfaction is not your goal but rather real security, then follow the advice that many people here have already pointed out:
1. Get a gun.
2. Put up signs warning that you have a gun and am familiar with its point and click mode of operation.
If you want BOTH geeky satisfaction and real security you could hook your face scanning computer up TO your guns, so it automatically shoots everyone it deems villainous. But don't come crying here if your system pops your mom when she comes to do your laundry, if that happens you can only blame your own poor face-scanning-programming skills, not advice you got on the slashdot!
Dell's Adamo Goes After MacBook Air
...its so... what's the word... ugly! That's the word I was looking for.
Is it really so hard to clone apples laptop design, when the apple machines are everywhere out in the open?
Berners-Lee Wants Truth Ratings For Websites
Sortof like the idea behind USSR Pravda (to tell the 'truth'), but in a modern, much more totalitarian and tyrannical way.