The Downside to Low Gas Prices
Until the US kills off the Grover Norquists and starts allowing tax increases as a possible policy option, we'll continue our descent into third-world status.
Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records
You may think 5 years is too short, but you do need some expiration date for non-critical data. Without an expiration date, whoever manages the data has to go into CYA mode and keep it forever. That gets expensive - it's not the cost of raw storage, it's the cost of ensuring that everything is kept as systems change.
Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron
If Bill gave away all but his last billion, he would still have A BILLION DOLLARS. So, nice of him to help, but there's no real cost to him for spending billions on charity work.
Identity As the Great Enabler
No, we can't.
Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light
How does showing how to fake the lunar landing images show that they weren't faked?
Articles like this, that take the Apollo deniers seriously, are much more of a problem than the deniers themselves.
Also, nice ad for Nvidia, Slashdot.
Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk
Emmanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable.
Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study
All Michael Phelps did was eat, sleep, exercise, and do bong hits. The typical Slashdotter, with his monitor tan, should not use him as a guideline.
Comcast Training Materials Leaked
Cable (or FiOS, if you're "lucky"), dial-up, or massive latency. O boy, what choices!
Microsoft Surface Drowning?
No one wants Windows 8, even on the only device where it might be useful.
Age Discrimination In the Tech Industry
...it's about pay scales - employers figure recent grads will work for less.
Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality
Argument Fail. Traffic of a certain type always has to come from a specific source. Prioritizing video over email helps video companies at everyone else's expense.
Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible
Wrong. If Comcast is prioritizing anyone's streaming whatever ahead of my desire to access something else, whatever it might be, who gave them the right to decide that streaming was more important?
IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt
Mod this up, and answer it.
Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?
Mirrors are cheap and reliable. Cameras aren't. When someone keys/paints over/block your camera, or if it breaks down, then what?
A: Enormous repair bills!
The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly
Pre-cable TV, anyone?
A Corporate War Against a Scientist, and How He Fought Back
My first look at the beta, cause I'm always logged in. It's as horrifying as people are saying. So much air, so little content.
Yep, People Are Still Using '123456' and 'Password' As Passwords In 2014
...let's all post our passwords here and see who has the best one. Go!
US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate
Sotomayer is Catholic, and this suit was brought by Catholic organizations.
Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model
I'm willing to bet that a significant portion of long-time Iron Maiden fans find it much easier to buy the album than to figure out how to download a torrent.
Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far
When comparing the cost of healthcare.gov to IT costs for private enterprises, Facebook is one data point but don't forget all the money spent on startups that failed. We The People have already received infinitely more return on our money than those people did.
In other words, dumb comparison.
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