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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

Peter Kingsbury That's fine and all, but... (320 comments) 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.

4 days ago

Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca Aim To Invade Ukraine's Govt. In Upcoming Elections

Peter Kingsbury Re:One thing is for sure (63 comments)

Yulia Tymoshenko. I know, I know, whoosh.

about two weeks ago

The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

Peter Kingsbury Re:Bummer... (191 comments)

My gf would argue that my ability to forget things is unmatched by people struck by lightning...

about three weeks ago

Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

Peter Kingsbury Gas prices (201 comments)

Great! This should certainly cause gasoline prices to plummet!

about three weeks ago

Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

Peter Kingsbury Re:You know what this means (182 comments)

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.

about three weeks ago

Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs

Peter Kingsbury Re:Hey India (113 comments)

u mad bro?

about three weeks ago

Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

Peter Kingsbury Re:environmental? (399 comments)

Obviously you've never used Linux in the wild.

about a month ago

BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

Peter Kingsbury Last post? (189 comments)

I wish it were, on this topic...

about a month ago

Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Peter Kingsbury buzzwords + app support + acronyms specs (253 comments)

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.

about a month ago

An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

Peter Kingsbury Re:what is this even talking about? (112 comments)

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.

about a month ago

How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

Peter Kingsbury Graph 89 (359 comments)

Never had to buy a TI-84, but this ( looks interesting, and is far cheaper ($3.74 CAD).

about a month and a half ago

New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

Peter Kingsbury Re:Responsive Web Design (161 comments)

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.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Peter Kingsbury Origin's Ultima Series (382 comments)

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.

about 2 months ago

What's After Big Data?

Peter Kingsbury Big Marketing (87 comments)

Think Minority Report-style marketing.

about a month ago

UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

Peter Kingsbury As we stop practising driving... (190 comments)

...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?

about 3 months ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Peter Kingsbury Best. April Fool's Joke. Evar. (1040 comments)

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.

about 5 months ago


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