Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries
Well... yeah, pretty much.
Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced
The last time I tried it, it didn't even recognize my USB keyboard or mouse so it was completely and entirely useless. Seems like they should focus their attention on making an OS that works on computers built within the past decade instead of forking other projects' code.
Maybe that's how it's so secure?
Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"
Tesla makes toy cars which are fashion statements for people who can afford to waste money on that sort of thing.
Funny, that's how I feel about people who buy Mercedes.
Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site
No... they really don't.
Can't say I've used a single Oracle product that didn't end up exploding in my face at one point or another for no apparent reason.
One time I couldn't upgrade MySQL because it claimed I couldn't go from paid to free licensing on that version. I've never paid for MySQL in my life. It's stupid bugs and lack of attention to detail like that which makes me think Oracle is guilty, guilty, GUILTY!
Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?
Basically what you're saying is this:
We have sliding locks in real life.
When a sliding lock is used on a computer, all of a sudden it's a brilliant idea?
How about rounded rectangles in real life, like erasers and food trays?
All of a sudden when something is a rounded rectangle on a computer it's another brilliant idea deserving of a patent?
Also, online, you could be anyone. Respectfully.
Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"
Everyone knows Russia has nuclear weapons. They have a ton. They could blow up the world. So could the United States. That's really irrelevant. Nobody is crazy enough to use them.
What needs to happen is Ukraine needs to ask for EU assistance, and the EU needs to come together on this. If they don't recognize the Russian threat and push back, Vladimir Putin is going to keep chomping up the small fries. Russia is dangerous, but not nearly as dangerous as the Soviet Union was. If the EU moved forces into Ukraine along their Eastern border, Russia would be contained. It would need to be a sizable EU force, and strictly an EU force. No direct US participation on this one, unless it got bloody (which it wouldn't).
By staying out of it, the US could play the role of mediator and the crisis would likely be resolved peacefully. The US and EU both just need to have a backbone when dealing with Vladimir Putin. The man is a tough-guy wannabe.
Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"
So you're saying the United States isn't a power house in agriculture? http://www.mapsofworld.com/wor...
Why, I don't even see Russia on that list.
How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
Sue the ISP or change providers?
Where do you live that you can change between decent high-speed providers? The best option I ever had was the choice between Comcast and Verizon FiOS. Good luck suing either of them.
Nowadays I'm on a smaller cable provider. And that's the only option, unless you still consider DSL or satellite "high-speed".
How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
On yet another hand, exactly how much money do you want to spend archiving and holding onto a high-quality rip of a movie that you're never going to watch again?
Oregon Withholding $25.6M From Oracle Over Health Website Woes
Oracle recommends that I install the Ask toolbar every time there is a new Java update.
Probably a sign of the kind of technical expertise Oracle has and why they should be avoided at all costs.
Damming News From Washington State
It took no math or science to build the Hoover Dam?
Are you stupid?
It takes math just to put up shelves in the bathroom.
Also, it's a dam. Not a damn. Damn!
US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online
Can't say I'll ever be in the Olympics. Maybe McDonald's should pay for security, they are sponsoring this thing afterall...
Urban Terror Code Stolen
I have redundant backups of the pictures I took of my cat. They're located in three geographically diverse locations. Pictures of my cat.
What were you thinking?
Sprint May Have Unlimited Data Plans, But Not Unlimited Customers
And for the record, I'm on Sprint and I have absolutely no issues whatsoever. 4G is as fast or faster than what I get at home and I get 4G coverage from home to work. I use a ton of data and could ever afford AT&T or any other phone company that monitors my data.
Cool story bro.
I'm on Sprint and missed two phone calls today because my phone never rang. I have a Galaxy Note II. No 4G here. Most of the time I'm lucky if I get 2 bars. I live right near town as well, which is pretty much D.C. suburbs. It generally takes me about four hours to download 100MB over the air. It's like this wherever I go. Illinois: no signal; Wisconsin: no signal; In-Laws: no signal; Home: no signal; Brother's: 4G with one or two bars, SOMETIMES.
It's crap, and they really need to stop screwing around with crappy promotions and just build out their damn network. I have a year left on my contract, and then I'm going to Verizon. At least then I'll be able to make and receive phone calls.
Bitcoin Hits New All-time High of $32
Hmm, I can spend dollars, which everyone uses... or I can use bitcoins which almost nobody uses. Seeing as how bitcoins can't completely replace dollars, and dollars can be used anywhere, I'll save myself the time and just keep using dollars.
Turning a Kindle Fire HD Into a Power Tablet
If you don't have the money, you shouldn't be buying a tablet in the first place. It's purely a luxury item.
New York Paper Uses Public Records To Publish Gun-Owner Map
Incorrect. The founding fathers supported Tyranny and Fascism.
Ah, so you sat down and had a conversation with them? How do you know that?
As for the rest, blah blah blah. tl;dr
Your Favorite Technology That Didn't Come To Pass
Still waiting patiently for one of those. Just be careful though, they don't work over water. They gotta have power!
After 60 Years, a Room-Temperature Maser
Reading sure is hard isn't it? Maybe you should head back on over to Digg... Oops...
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led To Mat Honan's Identity Theft
Well for one thing, Iceland has about 340,000 people. I live in a relatively small state... Maryland that has ~5,800,000 people in it. Our largest city alone has twice the population of your country. I would imagine the 17x more population, just for this state alone, would make a single unified system far more complicated. The GDP of Maryland is over $300 billion and the GDP of Iceland is roughly $14 billion. Again, the level of economic activity is considerably higher, just for this single state.
Is it antiquated? Yes. There's a lot of other things here that are old as well, like the roads and infrastructure. You know why? Because many of them were built 60 years ago. For such a massive system, in either case, an overhaul every few years would be tremendously expensive in time, money and effort. This is why Brazil's system is so far ahead of ours. They built it up considerably later. We're getting there, it's just going to take time.
Some people even put advertising on their "blogs" to try and make a couple bucks. Pop-up ads for these free blogs are even worse than having banner ads and Google ads all over the place.
Then we have bloggers who go to war against each other, flaming each other's works like they really matter. I saw two recently flaming back and forth and when I checked their Google Pagerank neither had even a blip. Basically, two people verbally sparing and no one listening in. To put that into perspective, my own website has a Pagerank of 5, which is pretty awesome for a side hobby.
Bloggers for the most part need to realize that in the grand scheme of things online, they are very, very tiny. It takes hundreds or even thousands of bloggers to actually form a voice loud enough to be heard by anyone. Sorry, but that's the harsh truth.
ibiblio is Chugging
My own two sites, PrezKennedy.org and Open Source Gaming have been suffering a little from the slowness. If you've been by and wondering what's wrong, there you go. Check back soon, and everything should be back to normal!
You AREN'T Funny!!
Ok people, there is a reason why you live your life in a cubicle and never see the light of day... and why you're not a stand-up comic. Your humor blows. Stop the crappy jokes already!!
Not so Funny...
What if in the Year 2020...
- the best cars were made in Mexico?
- the latest craze was to wear your pants inside out?
- there wasn't a Kennedy in the U.S. Congress?
- spam was 99% of all e-mail?
- GMail accounts started getting full?
- the world survived the re-election of George W. Bush?
- computers had 1 terabyte hard drives?
- Nintendo made a comeback as a handheld only company?
- China had invaded Taiwan and Japan and controlled them?
- North Korea had used a nuke against San Fransisco?
- Iran exists as another democratic republic after a U.S. invasion?
- PrezKennedy.org finally had more than fifty visitors a day?
- Blogging went out of style?
- Star Trek: The Next Next Generation was making its rounds as reruns?
- Star Wars had finally been milked to the point of utter exhaustion?
- Micheal Moore wrote Fahrenheit 11/2: How Bush Got Elected Five Times?
- France finally grew a backbone?
- game consoles were only the size of today's optical mice?
Scary thoughts... very scary thoughts!! :-o
Hey Bill, Fix my Windows!!
In my case, Windows decided after I reformatted one of my drives (not the one with Windows installed on it) that it wanted to change all of the drive letters around. What used to be the F: drive became the C: drive and therefore, everything stopped working. Now I can't login and play any of the games I have installed, or the new ones I received for my birthday. Of course, trying to switch them back is not nearly as easy as getting them messed up was. Of course, this wouldn't be so bad if Mr. Bill Gates and his proprietary gang would open up their specifications so that tools that work could be used to fix the problem (i.e Linux).
So after spending hours trying to get Windows back up after following not-so-helpful Microsoft tips, trying bootdisks (which can only read NTFS, not write to it) and then even swapping hard drives between computers, it was all a waste. As a last resort, I did a "repair" using my roommate's CD, and then when I went to login after that... I needed to activate it. Microsoft stupidity strikes again... It's not like I want to use it to do real work, I just want to play my games. Why must it be so hard for me to load up my glorified XBOX???
Sorry Microsoft... I really think your operating system sucks... and will continue to suck. Maybe if your engineers used a little bit of common sense when they put the thing together, it would work a lot better. That massive Registry just has to go though... maybe a file setup like Linux/Unix with a directory named /etc would work better. That solution wouldn't require a proprietary program to make modifications to the core operating system variables.
No Windows for me now... guess I'll just have to wait until Monday.
(This came from PrezKennedy.org
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