top How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads
True, from what I've seen, they actually re-design them regularly so that people can't get used to where the options are.
top In-Flight Service Gogo Uses Fake SSL Certificates To Throttle Streaming
I guess they want to allow faster speed so that webpages load quicker and such. Another way to approach that would be to throttle at 256kbps or so, but allow bursting for a few seconds to a higher speed.
top Porn Companies Are Going After GitHub
My company was getting false / bulk / spam DMCA requests starting in 2002 from major companies. Started to cause major problems with my hosting company because they were getting tired of forwarding all the messages.
I really think there needs to be a repercussion for sending in false and especially bulk / automated DMCA spam.
top Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman
Sometimes I'm glad I can hardly tell the difference between 128kb encoded mp3s vs anything higher. At least my wallet thanks me.
top Hunting For a Tech Job In 2015
Robots might replace pharmacy technicians someday, but we'll always need pharmacists, let alone PharmDs.
top Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine
Seems like a good idea, but what's to stop them from selling the old meds to say 100 customers per year, so it's technically not "abandoned" ?
about a month and a half ago
top Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die
Yeah I think if someone would make a android mp3 player with a 2TB 2.5" laptop drive, and the same battery saving caching technology that the original iPod had that might be a killer device for DJs and a few other types of people.
about a month and a half ago
top Apple's Luxembourg Tax Deals
You can almost hear the sound of CEOs packing up their suitcases and moving to a warm tax free country taking all future revenues with them... I'm afraid the answer is not that simple.
top AT&T Won't Do In-Flight Wi-Fi After All
We're way ahead here, I can blow through my cap in about 45 seconds!
top Home Depot Says Hackers Grabbed 53 Million Email Addresses
I'm not sure that overpriced little 6" to 12" bits of plywood for crafts counts as buying wood online. I guess if you're into building dollhouses.
top Enzymes Make Electricity From Jet Fuel Without Ignition
Call it by it's other name then; kerosene lamp oil and everything is fine.
top Australian Post Office Opens Mail Forwarding Warehouse In the USA
No need, retailers will simply learn the addresses and apply the "Australia Tax" to those shipping addresses so they can keep profiting from it.
top If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data
Personally I always use little snitch to see what is going on, but I have upgraded yet.
top Rosetta Takes Stunning Self-Portrait 10 Miles From Comet's Surface
Typical... yet more showing off from self-absorbed Rosetta and her selfies. I bet she posts them right to her Facebook account too.
top Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guest hotspots
Blocking and charging $1,000 to get online? Glad they got caught!
top Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures
Why would a man join this site compared with dating sites that let him see photos and don't make him jump through silly hoops?
Yup, they may as well call it tumbleweeds dating service...it will be a ghost town before it even starts.
top HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet
I wouldn't be surprised if MS is paying HP to be selling these things so cheap...
top State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives
Or they could just start their own "independent" dealers, where they happen to own 99.999% of the shares... I'm sure there are a lot of tricks but they seem to want to bring attention to the issue.
top Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update
It's amazing how electronic devices break when the case they are in bends enough.
It's also amazing how metal effectively doesn't bend when you use enough of it. (like my iPhone 5...)
top Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?
I had trouble finding a job in programming lately, while I live in a smaller city I was willing to move or do remote work. I started doing freelance work, and in no time I had job offers from many of the people I've done projects for. If you can prove you can do the work, and do it well, you'll have jobs lined up.
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