top Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees
Have a national, obligatory system designating an account for salary payments and make legislation preventing the charging of any fees or the like on the salary transaction.
about a year and a half ago
top The Internet Has Transformed Modern Divorce
... has transformed many aspects of modern life, not just divorce. Surprised?
top Israel Passes Photoshop Law To Combat Anorexia
238) Stop forcing Palestinians into walled-off ghettos.
There are plenty of "Palestinians" living outside Gaza in Israel. Nobody is "forcing" them to live in the ghetto that Gaza is.
So if I build a nice tall fence around your city/town, you'd freely and with pleasure either tolerate it or move away without feeling even the slightest bit forced?
I do realize that you were trolling, but I'm too drunk to ignore it.
top Samsung Hires Steve 'Cyanogen' Kondik
The Desire has a rather small internal storage memory, meaning that unless you change the partition layout you will quickly run out of storage space.
top New FBI Operations Manual Increases Surveillance
ScienceDaily — Computer "eyes" are now up to such tasks as watching for fugitives in airline terminals and other busy locations. A sophisticated face-recognition system that placed first in recent Army competitive trials has been given the added ability to pick out faces in noisy or chaotic "street" environments.
The new "Mugspot" software module developed at the University of Southern California automatically analyzes video images, looking for passers-by. When it finds them, it picks out the heads in the images and then tracks the heads for as long as they remain in the camera's field. (Nov. 12, 1997)
Almost 15 years ago, it was already possible to accurately track and recognise people in grainy, blurry, low-res video. As if intelligence agencies *aren't* having a field day with facebook.
But 15 years ago millions of people did not voluntarily (albeit unknowingly, for the most part) submit their personal photos and videos for this kind of analysis.
top Dutch To Introduce Net Neutrality By Law
The US' statistic is also surprising: 5.0 per 100,000 - the highest among OECD countries by a long shot (though still comparatively safe compared to the majority of countries in the world).
That must be all those guns people have the right to carry, and all the murders constantly covered on the news which make people feel like they should probably carry a gun, just in case...
top Japan's MagLev Gets Go Ahead
Why, do you think anyone would attempt a hijack?
top TwitPic Will Sell Your Photos, But No Cash For You
timothy on Thursday May 12, @03:59PM
from the click-no-to-agree dept.
top RockMelt: Google Chrome, Only Better
You might as well have written: "I think PC Pro paid Slashdot to bring this otherwise useless story so they could get some advertising money."
top Aussie Police Probe Virtual Worlds For Money Trail
... how many polices is the editor talking about which probe virtual worlds for money trail(s)? Or perhaps they (in the 3rd person singular sense of "they") meant to write "Aussie Police Probe s ..."
Or maybe they're discussing some police probe based virtual worlds in which the communities are collectively in favour of a particular money trail?
I'm not a native English speaker, so I might be wrong in pointing out that there is a problem here. But I don't think I am.
top Red Hat Nears $1 Billion In Revenues, Closing Door On Clones
Well, that would give you one very large diff and not several specific ones that you could pick and choose between.
top IE9 Released, Media Has Opinions
Funny how your comment came almost the same time as the headline "Red Hat Paid $4.2m To Settle Patent Suit" - were they paid or have they paid? I guess we will never know (unless we read the summary or TFA that is).
top Twitter Discards Client UI Community
Seems they are all about the money now...
... because they were not until now?
top Book Review: Inkscape 0.48 Essentials for Web Designers
IIRC there is an icon preview panel which means you can remove the last element from your list.
top Example.com Has Changed
That's a bit like the other day when I accidentally my new server
top Stars Remain In Their Usual Places; People Panic
Some might say that it should be spelled "couldn't", but I'm not a native English speaker.
top Study Says Software Engineers Have the Best US Jobs
But surely, the academic title MSc Eng is only allowed to be used by people holding a diploma for such a degree? If this is not the case, then I might as well add a couple of extra degrees to my business card.
top Autonomous Audi TT Conquers Pike's Peak
Heck, even trains, the one kind of vehicle that could drive itself completely safely today, are still manned by "drivers" who spend their time pushing a button to tell the computer they're still alive, because passengers would be scared without drivers and unions prevent their removal from the trains.
Well except in at least Copenhagen, Denmark, where our metro is
without in-train operators. As far as I know there is no union for the operating computers, as they have yet to gain sentience.
top Web-Users Fall For Fake Anti-Virus Scams
Most people are fucking idiots.
Not idiots, but ignorant. You can't blame them for that.
Well, you could, but they wouldn't listen, would they?
top EU Commission Says People Have a 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online
I do realise you're being sarcastic, but whereas "scary" and "inconsistent" are valid adjectives to associate with the continent Europe depending on what your opinion is, "nanny-state" isn't because Europe isn't a state, it's a continent, and furthermore The European Commission is a political body within the European Union, which is not the same as the continent Europe. Just the same way as [North] America isn't the same as the United States of America.
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