top When Your Data Absolutely, Positively has to be Destroyed (Video)
Our former sysadmin purchased a drill press for the purpose of rendering old hard drives unrecoverable. Seemed both fun and practical.
about a year and a half ago
top James Bond Film
Skyfall Inspired By Stuxnet Virus
So he wrote a single algorithm, 30 years ago, and did some code review, 20 years ago, and this makes him a computer genius? No.
top Forget 6-Minute Abs: Learn To Code In a Day
Factoring large primes, or any primes, is not only trivial, but fast. Super fast. You meant the products of large primes, I'm sure.
top ITC Judge Calls For US Xbox Import Ban
To feel otherwise is to directly admit IP laws do not serve the public interest.
top Student Makes Real-Life Portal Turret
This looks as much like a portal turret as a stick figure looks like an actual human.
top Pirate Bay To Offer Physical Item Downloads
Thingiverse has already suffered several takedowns of allegedlycopyrighted materials.
Also, they recently overhauled their site, and somhow made it EVEN WORSE, when it was already pretty intolerable.
top Stephen Hawking Looking For Personal Techie
...one of my siblings raised a family of 5 on no more than $40,000/year (combined income, many years it was lower - I know this because I helped them with taxes for years). They lived in a small town, originally in a mobile home, but through an FHA guaranteed loan they were able to purchase a small house (and now own it outright).
So this was at least 30 years ago? C'MON, SERIOUSLY? Have you HEARD of INFLATION?
top Verizon Adds $2 Charge For Paying Your Bill Online
I've never wanted or sought out credit, no credit cards or car loans or anything... so it blew my mind when I went to get a home loan last year and they told me I'd have to get a credit card first, use it for a while, then they'd be able to give me a home loan. Really? REALLY? The guy who's too responsible to need credit in the first place is a bigger risk than the guy you KNOW has $40,000 in debt? WHAT THE FUCK.
top Ask Slashdot: Tools For Teaching High School Kids How To Make Games?
But you can't use something that must be licensed for them. These kids need to learn a skill they can go home and practice - if any of them are going to use the skills they learn from you, the tools required had better damn well be Free and Open to them.
top ISO Updates C Standard
You got +5 funny, but as someone who has to buy his share of ISO documents to get the details of standards in my line of business, they actually ARE signed and numbered, with my name on every page and a notice that says the PDF is for me only and giving it to anyone else is a violation of copyright and such. Really annoying.
top Microsoft Previews Compiler-as-a-Service Software
That's a brilliant article and should be required reading. It's good enough reason to not use Microsoft's present compilers.
Just for the record, though, the article doesn't seem to suggest anything about actual compilers as a service; it still seems to discuss a normal compiler that runs on your local machine. Very confusingly titled.
top USPS Losing Battle Against the E-mail Age
> Everyone I know either got email in the 90s, or frankly never will get email
Yeah, but that doesn't mean what they said is a lie; first off, people you know is a very biased and tiny sample.
But ignore that; you're forgetting about all the people being born into a world with email and all the people dying having never touched it. That skews the numbers too -- a lot.
top UCLA Develops Stretchable OLED Display
I have many products containing OLEDs. They're difficult to avoid these days. If you have a cellphone or other device with a tiny screen, it's as likely as not it's OLED and not LCD.
top Ask Kevin Mitnick
You were obviously a celebrity
/then/ - no one can forget "Free Kevin!"
How do you feel about being a celebrity
/now/? Your name is used in the most recent Deus Ex game, and you're in the Internet exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
top Are Fake Geeks Dooming Real Ones?
Yeah... my first thought was that the article author must not have a good-looking wife. I know mine puts in PLENTY of work.
top Libyan Rebels Weaponize Power Wheels Toys
Hey, maybe you should hope the USA becomes a country like you just described, first, instead of starting wars all around the globe while praising Jesus.
top Alaska Airlines Jettisons Paper Manuals For iPads
Right, that's obvious bullshit, since I read a book when I fly, and am completely inattentive. No one minds.
top ARM-Based Arduino Competitor At SparkFun
Considering digilent just announced THIS yesterday,
Arduino Uno/Mega compatible, 80mhz, moar pins, on-board ethernet.
This other thing is crap in comparison.
top AP Files FOIA Request For Bin Laden Photos
Isn't there a photo of dead Bin Laden that's been all over the internet and 4chan?
top German Aerospace Robot Plays Catch With Two Balls
And now it's making coffee like in Pulp Fiction.
"You don't have to tell me how good the coffee is; I MAKE the fucking coffee. When humans make coffee, they make SHIT!"
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