top One-Way Ticket: Mars One Project Applicants Top 100,000
The Company owns the food, the clothes, the housing, the air itself... and you.
top UK ISP Filter Will Censor More Than Porn
Feeling suicidal? There are helpful and caring communities on the web who... are blocked.
Theoretically this shouldn't happen, but it will. And I'd bet getting your website unblocked will be hard.
top Google Declares War On the Password
Or use mnemonics composed of several words.
xkcd: Password Strength
about a year and a half ago
top Senators Vow To Renew Bid For State Taxes On Remote Internet Sales
From VA individual tax return instructions:
Consumer's Use Tax: Did you purchase merchandise by Internet, telephone, or mail, or did you purchase
any merchandise outside Virginia and pay no sales tax? If so, you may be required to pay Consumer's Use
Tax. Be sure to report the applicable tax on Schedule ADJ.
The difference: this tax is paid yearly by the consumer rather than automatically collected by the vendor at point-of-sale.
top Jail Looms For Man Who Revealed AT&T Leaked iPad User E-Mails
He's facing 2 charges:
1) Violating an identity theft law by "being in possession of the e-mails." With no evidence that he planned to misuse the information.
2) Violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse act via "unauthorized access to a computer". Even though the information was publicly available on AT&T's website (not behind any kind of protection, not even a password).
I almost hope he's convicted on the latter charge; the publicity that will generate may lead to sane revision of these laws.
top First Three-Strikes Copyright Court Case In NZ Falls Over
Even with the faulty logic and extra dipping, the fine is low compared to similar cases in the US.
It's actually low enough that a normal person could pay it without going bankrupt....
top China's Yangtze River Turns Red
... behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs and the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly...
top Congress Capitulates To TSA; Refuses To Let Bruce Schneier Testify
No it's because Schneier has a conflict-of-interest since he's a hostile party in an ongoing lawsuit against the TSA. It makes sense that he would be excluded.
Why? Testifying before congress isn't like serving as a judge where conflict of interest is not permitted. Why shouldn't someone with a grievance be permitted to testify before Congress?
top Man Barred From Being Alone With Daughter After Informing Police of Porn On PC
Did any of you people throwing around US Constitional rights and laws notice that he lives in the UK? The situation is still crap, but you're looking at the wrong set of laws.
top "Wi-Fi Refugees" Shelter in West Virginia Mountains
This will be ground zero when aliens get pissed about being spied on with space telescopes.
top ISPs Will Now Be Copyright Cops
Police power? All they need are Terms Of Service. Copyright infringement = TOS violation = internet connection terminated. You'll need a lawyer to convince them to reinstate, assuming such is even possible.
There's a segment of the /. population that advocates open routers/TOR gateways/etc. as a means of legal protection ("Oh, no Your Honor, it wasn't me that done it!"). That may or may not protect you from RIAA et all, but you'll be internet-free long before you see the inside of a courtroom; your ISP doesn't require a judge's approval to cut you off.
top Facial Recognition Gone Wrong
Her statement is misleading - this is not a question of right vs. privilege, it is a question of due process vs. injustice.
Also - her last sentence seems to be a tacit admission that the state is, in a small way, stealing people's identities.
top Facebook Helps Israel Blacklist Air Travellers
Oh, and now that I've RTFA, I see no mention is made of terrorism watch lists... bad summary is bad.
top Facebook Helps Israel Blacklist Air Travellers
Interesting that peaceful activists would be added to the terrorism watch lists, no?
top Teen Builds Nuclear Bomb Detector
If this becomes a common means of detecting fissile material then any competent terrorist bomber would build in an anti-tamper trigger that blows the bomb when scanned...
top Reason Seen More As a Weapon Than a Path To Truth
My own view is more survival oriented: Cave man's friend walks under a tree and gets his face eaten by a jaguar. Cave man says, "why?". The realizes that he should look up to check for jaguars before walking under trees. Cave man lives longer and has a better chance of passing on his genes.
Most humans have a driving need to know 'why' - so much so that we make up "reasons" in the absence of conclusive evidence. We just aren't comfortable without answers and it's nothing more than a hardwired survival mechanism working overtime. Explains a lot about the world's religions, really.
Winning arguments could improve survival/chance to pass on genes, so I'd call TFA's argument a subset of mine. ;)
top Time Warner Cable Cuts iPad Live TV Access 50%
This has been out for a while now.
top In Isk We Trust: the
EVE Online IskBank Exposed
Champions Online (paid version) has freeform characters.
top The Encroachment of Fact-Free Science
I don't claim to know much about climate science, evolution, natural history or reproductive biology. So me claiming a "scientific" position on global warming, creationism, evolution or abortion is to some extent who I want to have faith in. Generally I choose respected scientists, but its still faith on my part because I haven't done the research myself.
No, you are just propagating Republican talking points. if you have nothing to offer to this discussion, please, by all means remain silent and let other debate with more ideas and facts on both sides.
The person you are ranting at was logically precise. People like you on both sides are part of the problem.
top Study Calls Craigslist 'a Cesspool of Crime'
linked with 330 crimes, 12 murders and 105 robberies or assaults
Gosh, that sounds like a lot!
Now how many legitimate transactions took place during the same year-long period?
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