$20 'Toy' Deactivates Cheap Home Alarms, Opens Doors
How long before there's an "app for that"?
Workers at Chile's ALMA Telescope Strike Over Working Conditions
And your response was written ...without a response.
Workers at Chile's ALMA Telescope Strike Over Working Conditions
Go find work elsewhere then.
Striking just shows at they can't. Otherwise they already would have.
Germany: Bitcoin Is "Private Money"
Of course, now that the NSA and Germany's equivalent can reach deep into your private online data, perhaps they *will* know exactly how much Bitcoin you have, and exactly how much you sold.
Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One
Well... Shorter lifespans does equate to faster evolution. So if one starts with the (admittedly questionable) premise that we are evolving into something better adapted to future environments then increasing our lifespan may result in humans which are less adapted to their contemporary environments.
Just sayin'. Live longer, adapt slower.
Oracle Sues Companies It Says Provide Solaris OS Support In Illegal Manner
An "egg corn" it is.
The Man Who Convinced Us We Needed Vitamin Supplements
Doesn't dosing on 2000 IU of D per day stave off cancer according to 100's of studies?
Didn't you know?
USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden
The Nuremburg trials are the defacto case setting the record *very* clear that humans have a moral obligation to defy the rules when the rules violate natural or moral rights. Privacy has *long* been established as a natural right and is codified in the highest legal document in the nation. Ergo, the responsibility was on Mr. Snowden to come forth with the information.
That the government is appalled, mortified and furious is clear. But what is even more clear is that there was a horrific abuse of power taking place and a voice of moral conscience stepped forward at great personal risk to protect you, me and all of us.
This is a hero. He deserves the protection of the public at large. And those within the government who have neglected their responsibilities, abandoned the cause of freedom and violated our constitutional and natural rights deserve prosecution to the full extent of the law.
What is just as disheartening as the government's efforts to extradite Snowden, is the total lack of silence in terms of desire to prosecute the actual wrongdoers.
Who were they? What were their names? How high did the chain of command go? When will there be a trial? How many dozens of people (or hundreds?) will be serving 20 year sentences? THESE are the questions that need to be answered. Not whether Mr. Snowden has violated the requirements of his day job.
Serious crimes have been committed. Snowden wasn't part of them.
Hackers Spawn Web Supercomputer On Way To Chess World Record
John Corzine stole a billion dollars and walked away without a trial.
The government of Cyprus stole money from people's bank accounts.
HSBC openly laundered money for Mexican drug cartels, and admitted to it. But no charges were pressed, as HSBC is too big to fail.
You could keep giving examples like the ones above for hours on end.
"Crime" is a very selective word these days indeed...
Yahoo Board Approves a $1.1B Pricetag For Tumblr
Not strange at all. Marissa Mayer isn't capable of doing much besides making overpriced acquisitions and hires.
Here's (yet another) social blogging platform with no clear revenue model.
Iceman Had Bad Teeth
I'm no forensic expert, but wouldn't tooth decay continue after death? How are posthumous cavities differentiated from cavities formed during life?
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Has Taken Its Battery Certification Flight
Anyone who has read Nicholas Nassim Taleb's "Black Swan" will immediately see the problem here. Rare events are almost impossible to predict mathematically with a small statistical set.
Without a solid understanding of the underlying problem (which they still don't have) they are using "testing" to verify the stability of the electrical system. But testing will not and can not effectively assess risk.
This is a disaster waiting to happen. Nothing has been solved.
Tracking the Web Trackers
You could be using Tor, or surfing through a proxy, denying cookies, etc.
Why make it easy for them?
Sheryl Sandberg and Technology's Female Leaders
Statistics like. "85% of board seats are held by men, so clearly there's a long way to go" are highly misleading.
The underlying premise is that all things being equal, the seats should be 50% female. But that premise is silly.
If 75% of women elect to raise families and focus less on their careers (not a real statistic, just an example) then it would stand to reason that 25% would not hold equally senior positions to their male colleagues who pursued only career. And if women more frequently choose majors like psychiatry, French language, Art History and women's studies, then their lack of representation on boards of tech companies would also be justified.
This is the general problem with numerical male:female ratios: They discount the other options which draw women of their own free will, and misrepresent the existing ratio as "repression" of some kind.
The goal is NOT equal representation. It is equal OPPORTUNITY. If board seats were 50% women, that would likely represent male oppression as there are typically more men pursuing careers applicable to those seats than women. When women complain about unequal ratios they are demanding their cake while wanting to eat it too. They are actually demanding unequal favorable treatment for themselves at the expense of men.
Indie Horror Film Shows What You Can Do (And Get) For Free
Most of them are utter shit. And this one is really no exception. The issue here is that people grant enormous amounts of leeway for something that is "no budget", because they recognize that it's difficult. Lighting and good cinematography can be expensive. But there are workarounds.
There are also certain areas where budget shouldn't matter: Writing. Dialogue. Acting. Etc.
This film is particularly weak on those counts. This isn't a "support group" like most film festivals are. This is the real world.
The film is amateurish on countless scales which have little to do with "budget".
Physicists Discover a Way Around Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
Turns out it's a standard parlor trick. The cat has a twin sibling.
The rest is all mirrors ... and ball bearings.
Pixel Picture Clearer? Google Ports Office-Substitute To Chrome OS, Browser
It was ActiveX that almost single handedly drove users away from Internet Explorer. ActiveX was a massive security problem from day one and was always an incredibly easy venue for malicious code.
It's not clear to me whether this ability to execute code is intended solely for Chrome OS, or whether it is intended for all versions of the Chrome browser. If the intent is the latter, this has a good chance of driving users en masse away from Chrome as Google's security nightmare is probably just beginning.
Copyright Alert System To Launch Monday
Ok great. How would I go about reporting all users of Pinterest, including all employees of Pinterest, Inc.? Let's start this program out with a bang just to point out the entire absurdity of selective enforcement on the Web.
I think kicking it off with a million or so forced educational programs on the first day would bury this program pretty quickly.
French Police Unsure Which Twin To Charge In Sexual Assaults
Ah. So there is a way. Thanks for the Google Fu.
Unlike some 'other' underprivileged folks I have one of those modern "cut and paste" operating systems. :p
Here is the important bit from the above link:
"Just like our fingerprints, the environment can change our DNA too. We all build up mutations in our DNA over time. Most of these DNA changes are harmless although some can lead to diseases like cancer.
Where do these changes come from? Some come from the stuff our body does everyday. For example, we all start out with a single cell and end up with somewhere around 50 or 100 trillion cells.
The DNA in all of these cells needed to be copied (not 100 trillion times but a lot). The machinery in our cells that copies our DNA is incredibly good at what it does, but not perfect. Occasionally, it makes a mistake that is not fixed.
Our DNA also changes in response to things like sunlight or the food we eat. Both can damage the DNA causing mistakes to happen.
Coming up with a genetic test looking for these changes is going to be tough. First, these changes are pretty rare. Everyone has about 100 new mutations in their DNA. Sounds like a lot but spread out over 3 billion base pairs, that is quite a needle in a haystack."
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