California Bill Proposes Mandatory Kill-Switch On Phones and Tablets
I've befriended what looks like a Borg icon last night and have named it "Taco". Taco washed ashore last night with the tides. A faint red glow coming from an eyepiece afitted to the head. The glow, a much welcome relief from the woeful CSS and monochromatic green and white hues thrust upon me for the past 2 moons. The glow seems not without it's own mortality however; it grows dimmer by the hour. I fear what will be left of my mental capacity if left to deal with "Beta" alone. Such a wretched creature... It knows NOT the decency of man nor the sense of reason. I am left wondering if Beta is to be living beast or.. dare I say.. apparition....
How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors
..All sense of time has deceived me as the day has started out with thick clouds overhead. It is difficult to tell if morning or early afternoon. I've struck my head on something earlier as I collapsed, shortly after waking, and have no idea how long I've been out. An odd fog has rolled in from the north; cold and dank, reeking of stale piss. I wonder if there are others out there.. Afraid and confused.. Shackled to the same fate as I. This godforsaken Beta UI.
Sony Selling Off VAIO Computer Business
It was a fitful night. Not much rest. The way the tragic events unfolded yesterday had left a type of brain trauma I've not quite experienced before. Whitespace.... gobs and gobs of it.. summaries taking up the entirety of my browser window..... the damn thing was relentless and sneaky; Sometimes redirecting to a familiar and sane UI, yet other times..... DEAR GOD MAKE IT STOP!!!!!...... *gaaack*... *AAaccck* *synack*... *thump*.
HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"
My Eyeses Precious!! they burnses!!
Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost
Any company that could have "far reaching implications" will have implemented a stellar disaster recovery plan and a rock-star off-site archive solution. The money they spent on their DR plan will really pay off here.
Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps
dear god what's happening to the slashdot UI???
Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild
It's pretty obvious that Flash has become one of those legacy products where there are only two guys in the entire company that know their way around the codebase. Both have developed chronic alcoholism from maintaining this disaster of a product for so long.
We need an alternative to Flash. An open source alternative which can be forked and maintained by anyone for years and years to come. Something without royalties, patents trademarks and is free to use and modify by whoever wants to and can be implemented into the browser without fear of imprisonment, death or legal embroilment.
Britain's GCHQ Attacked Anonymous Supporters With DDoS
The police are not permitted
False. What we are finding is that a badge and gun are all the permit needed.
How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections
A good portion of the voting populace "informs" themselves by switching channels and soaking up whatever the media is feeding them. It's very easy to become blindsided from the real issues by network ratings, paid-for advertising and just plain old lies.
You have to do some footwork to educate yourself because the elections always come down to one thing: Which end of the sh#t sandwich do you want to take a bite from? There has never a "perfect" choice. People are lazy, don't want to do the work and rely on network television to make their choices for them. That's how it works. Both sides know it and capitalize on it.
US Democrats Introduce Bill To Restore Net Neutrality
republicans. is there anything you DON'T fuck up?
Speaking of fucking.. There is far too much sodomy of the taxpayer going on to actually use the term "republican" or "democrat". That would imply there was actually some sort of representation present for their constituent base.
We need a better name for what we have but "Right/Left Leaning Corporate Bill Smuggling Mercenary" is a bit of a mouthful.
South Koreans Using Kinect To Monitor DMZ
Video monitoring at a Colo is pretty standard these days.
James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering
we need scholarships for engineering students
No. The solution is to make education affordable enough so scholarships are pointless. An educated populace brings many good things into balance.
The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer
A healthy passion for something includes a well-balanced diet of other activities not related to your passion. Any place wanting to hire otherwise is only going to get a sociopath. That said, it's frustrating and time consuming to get a pile of resumes where most are such an impossible fit, they could not have possibly read the posting. You tend to get a little "over specific" next time you list just to weed out more of the static.
Former Dev Gives Gloomy Outlook On Linux Support For the Opera Browser
I don't think anyone is wanting that anymore.
The Schizophrenic State of Software In 2014
Ask if anyone thought Objective C or Java were going to be important programming languages on phones in 2005?
Java is indeed a resource hog, but I think it's ubiquity was already embedded in the ARM platform long before 2005 - actually pretty much a given for mobile development. Objective C is much more of a surprise. Had it not been for the advent of "iphone apps" I think it would have remained relegated to the cubicles of NeXt geeks. The syntax is simply too obsucre (manufactured to obscure it's underpinnings) to attract sane developers already invested it other popular high level languages.
Yahoo Mail Resets Account Passwords After Attack
As for why a 3rd party had the passwords, I think Yahoo need to be quite a bit more forthcoming and explain this.
Quite feasible that yahoo had nothing to do with it:
Jimbob creates account on somecrackablesite.com using email@example.com email address. somecrackablesite.com gets cracked and attacker gets DB dump which contains username/email/pass for jimbob. Attacker assumes jimbob used same password for both sites and gains access to yahoo account. This is why using the same password for multiple sites is a big no-no.
Red Team, Blue Team: the Only Woman On the Team
Yes, it's true. Some professions are dominated by men, some by women. Nature made it that way. People should be allowed to go into whatever profession they desire without being hindered by some asshole with a sexist complex (of either gender). If they can't cut it, they should be let go like anyone else without screaming "discrimination".
That said, I think more men should be allowed to go backstage to compete at lingerie shows,
Rovio Denies Knowledge of NSA Access, Angry Birds Website Defaced Anyway
is Snowden's reports wrong?
RTFA... Snowden's released [PDF] documents says nothing specific about what apps were targeted. Don't make it sound like he's to blame.
Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?
which requires asking for permission to change the user's networks.
If all you want to do is query network state, you only need the ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission. Never heard of a "change the user's networks" permission but seems like it would only work with a rooted device anyway.
Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold
FTFA: "The issues are simply down to differences in the Norwegian network that Tesla has not experienced elsewhere"
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