Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales
America always talks about how the Free Market help keep prices down and innovation high. It's clear from this that we have not had a free market in a long time. New business models come along to compete with old ones, and people pass stupid laws to prevent innovation. Sigh.
The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store
As long as it stays optional, I'm fine with it. I still love MacOS and have a Mac in my house, but 90% of what I do, I do on my Arch laptop. If Acrobat Pro, or something just as good was available for Windows, I'd leave the Mac for the kids to play with.
Microsoft Announces Windows 10
There should be ONE way to launch your apps. Either a start menu or tiles.
In my opinion, what you need is ONE app with 2 UIss. If you're on a desktop, then show me the desktop UI. If you're on a touch device, show me the touch UI.
TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name
U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'
Like a lot of people, I listen to my music on the go on my phone. I don't have the ability to appreciate all this fancy new stuff.
The #1 thing Apple can do to improve my buying experience is to put lyrics in the USLT tags, so I don't have to hunt around the Internet or use some other tagging software.
The #2 thing Apple can do is offer songs in Apple Lossless. AAC was a good choice back when 128K was the bitrate of the day. But, in a world where everyone is selling 256K and 320K tracks, I'd rather get my music in a lossless format and convert down to VBR MP3.
I thought iTunesLP was a cool format. But, for the life of me I could never figure out why you couldn't get the full iTunesLP experience in on your iPad or even iPhone.
Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports
As someone who is into watches, one of the things I have learned is:
Watch glass is either mineral crystal or sapphire crystal.
Mineral crystal is prone to scratching (as compared to Sapphire), but handles a direct impact relatively well. Sapphire crystal is much harder and is extremely resistant to scratching, but is much more shatter-prone than mineral.
Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos
If you don't want something to leak on the Internet in the 21st century, DON'T DO IT!
Perhaps the NSA could have learned that lesson with Edward Snowden...
These really are just nude pictures, some with sex. But are we all shocked that are celebrities look hot when they're naked?
Far worse would have been for photos to leak showing criminal activity, such as torturing dogs, doing drugs, or acting like complete assholes by beating up and torturing people.
Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot
Snowden's stuff is out of date. The project was renamed SkyNet,
Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later
Right now I need glasses to see far away, but nothing to see up close. So, I read and use the computer without glasses, but use glasses to watch TV and drive.
If I got Lasik, the best they could do is reverse the situation.
UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages
Of course they're gagged by a National Security Letter. This whole process is disgusting.
TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker
What if the TrueCrypt authors found a flaw the NSA was already exploiting and are doing this as a pre-emptive strike against the NSA by trying to get people off TrueCrypt?
Ask Slashdot: Professional Journaling/Notes Software?
The problem I have with Tomboy Notes is the lack of consistent cross platform releases. The Mac version is pretty old, compared to Linux, and not every release gets a Windows build.
I use all three platforms and need my solution to sync across all three.
Ask Slashdot: Professional Journaling/Notes Software?
Once your stuff it in OneNote, there's no easy way to get it out.
Personally, I hate the UI.
I'm using Tiddlywiki till something else wows me.
The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly
>Give me one other part of history where everybody shows up to the same social space.
How about Usenet? It was the social space of the Internet through the 90s.
I really miss Usenet and the ability to go to one social space for all my hobbies. Now I have to hop on dozens of different forums. Rather than just fire up my Usenet client and go to rec.collecting.stamps, I end up going to 3 different web sites.
43,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Remains Offer Strong Chance of Cloning
Other than the coolness factor, what is the point to cloning an animal that nature made extinct? Is Siberia really incomplete without pachyderms?
Nvidia Removed Linux Driver Feature For Feature Parity With Windows
How about you start a Kickstarter project to create a 3D graphics card as good as Nvidia that will have it's hardware fully documented and driver source always available. If you build it, Steam will come.
Majority of Enterprise Customers Finally 'Migrating Away From Windows XP'
We haven't done it yet. We're trying to, but the IE6 crutch is costing us a fortune.
FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack
So. has TOR now been permanently compromised?
Why iTunes Radio Could Take Down Pandora
Well, since iTunes Radio only works on Apple Devices, and Pandora works everywhere, I would not be too worried.
Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil
There's a difference between forcing a service on people (public schools) and forcing a service to complete with another service (voucher systems). People should always have a choice.
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