Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook
...as simple as it is to get one's hands on a computer and internet access, parents should similarly be equipped with the tools and knowledge to be able to better manage their children's online business. Slashparents, I'm sure, don't have an issue with such things (think worst-case heavy-handed approach with keyloggers, parental filtering, logging, webcam capturing ... we're equipped and capable of knowing every online move). But muggleparents just aren't.
There's the concern, too, that if your 7th-grade kid is defaming someone on Facebook, then you've already failed this 13-year old with poor parenting choices during his formative years, and the impact that parent-driven punitive measures would have at that point in his life are minimal, compared to if the courts got involved and punished the kid for you.
Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca Aim To Invade Ukraine's Govt. In Upcoming Elections
I know, I know, whoosh.
Lost Sense of Smell Is a Strong Predictor of Death Within 5 Years
..."Perfect Sense" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt14...
The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning
My gf would argue that my ability to forget things is unmatched by people struck by lightning...
Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico
Great! This should certainly cause gasoline prices to plummet!
Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent
Reminds me of a scene I saw as a kid watching America's Funniest Home Videos, where Bob Saget "fixed" the omnipresent VCR clock which invariably flashes "12:00", by sticking a piece of masking tape over it.
Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash
Obviously you've never used Linux in the wild.
BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone
I wish it were, on this topic...
Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus
Right director, wrong movie.
Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?
Specs never have mattered to the common user... but as long as a newer device seems 'bigger', or is purported to support newer technologies replete with acronyms, or can support newer apps, it will seem superior.
An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly
But it's not just about the source... it's about the community, the support from the original authors, the available knowledge and comprehension that transcends wiki docs, as well as having a team large enough to be able to realistically continue its development in the foreseeable future. To lose these things abruptly doesn't mean that all the source code was deleted but rather that the virtual ecosystem was.
How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms
Never had to buy a TI-84, but this (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Bisha.TI89EmuDonation&hl=en) looks interesting, and is far cheaper ($3.74 CAD).
New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster
Name all desktop and mobile combinations which (a) include all contemporary desktop and mobile options, and (b) which don't include shitty desktop and mobile options.
Impossible, you say? Then your point is moot.
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
I grew up on Ultima IV and V, and when Ultima VII (Black Gate + Forge of Virtue) came out... well now. I'll just happily exist in this virtual world forever.
What's After Big Data?
Think Minority Report-style marketing.
UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January
...we will forget how to drive. Do you really want someone who hasn't driven in months or years to suddenly wrest control of the car during an emergency situation and expect the outcome to be better than what the computer could handle?
Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
Let's see if it sticks...
Incidentally, it's just been mandated that Ontario's minimum wage will go up to $11 from $10.25. Nice to see the peons slowly catching up to inflation right before it takes off again.
Teachers Union: Computers Can Negatively Impact Children's Ability To Learn
There's nothing obligatory about xkcd