top SXSW: Edward Snowden Swipes At NSA
Bill of Rights - 4th Amendment to US Constitution:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized".
top Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty
Humans have been turning desert into agricultural land via irrigation since the time of the Mesopotamians. Most of California is too dry to maintain agriculture and cities without irrigation. Which was working well until the government decided to dump massive amounts of water to protect a bait fish.
top Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty
Or California could stop diverting water to protect the
top Wolfram Language Demo Impresses
Someone reminiscent of APL which critics called the first 'write-only' programming language.
top Ray Kurzweil Talks Google's Big Plans For Artificial Intelligence
Sarah Connor is unavailable for comment.
top I'd prefer military fiction books that are ...
My favorite series are
1632 and Honor Harrington. Also, the Harry Dresden series - but that's not science fiction.
top Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?
1) Retract interior cameras
2) Rapidly spray interior of vehicle with paint 3) Extend interior camera
Repeat at 10 second intervals
top Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer
If Google, Apple, and Facebook are not welcome in the San Francisco, I'm sure there are a lot of other places that would welcome them.
For instance, taxes and cost of living are much lower in Ohio. Plus we have all this lovely snow.
about a month and a half ago
top How Good Are Charter Schools For the Public School System?
One thing is certain - teacher's unions and their allies on the left do not like competition and thus do not like charter schools.
top NZ Traveler's Electronics Taken At Airport; Interest in Snowden to Blame?
Looks like Saruman is now running The Shire.
top Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries
That explains all those people in the Guy Fawkes masks - no doubt trying to restore the monarchy.
top Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway
Visited Gibralter a some years ago. I arrived by train from the Spanish side, went through customs and walked across the airport runway into Gibralter.
The airport is on the only flat section of land, and cars and pedestrians must cross the runway to enter Gibralter. On the way out, I heard an alarm going off and the gates far ahead of me were closing. Looked down the runway and there was a plane coming in. Needless to say I got off the runway as quickly as possible.
top My favorite season:
top US Killer Robot Policy: Full Speed Ahead
Changing my name to 'Philip J. Fry'
top Spanish Chatbot Hunts For Pedophiles
Spanish police have an APB out for suspects named 'Eliza', 'Perry', and 'A.L.I.C.E.'
top Secret UK Network Hunts GPS Jammers
Yeah, saw a documentary about this on TV. You jam the GPS, put up a "Detour" sign, paint the side of a cliff to look like a tunnel, and put some bird seed on the road
... oh, wait ...
top RIAA Doesn't Like the "Used Digital Music" Business
Latest entertainment industry power grab
... Slashdot: "Down with the stupid evil corrupt entertainment industry!! Dirty lying evil bastards!!" ... They're making a "Dr. Who" feature film ... Slashdot: "Oooooh - shiny!!"
top The recent snow on the U.S. east coast ...
Absolutely right! Remember:
Hurricanes Tornadoes Heat waves Flooding Tsunami Earthquakes
are all proof of human caused global warming. Whereas
Mild weather Blizzards Extreme cold
top Ask Slashdot: Can You Identify This UAV?
or a red and blue striped golfing umbrella.
top AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile Bet Big On Mobile Payments
Ever get a strange charge on your phone bill? Ever try to get it reversed? Yeah, good luck with that. For all their problems, I'll stick with bank credit / debit cards for payments.
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