Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance
...since unrestricted garnishing doesn't seem to be particularly fair.
i'd prefer a single olympic standard mayonnaise!
Star Trek Economics
If I have all necessity plus a few luxuries, I'm not going to work as a garbage man.
if everyone has all they need but no-one wants to be a dustman, then the first person to volunteer gets to be a hero! and get lots of luxuries and the girls/boys, if not they simply refuse to do it anymore, it becomes everyone else's problem how they work that out, unless of course you force someone to do it, criminal punishment perhaps? or a caste system, speaking of which, isn't that an asimov story?
Microsoft Building an 'Xbox Reading' App For Windows 8
Let's hope that they don't make the same mistakes again.
who, microsoft, or the abandoned purchasers?
Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?
If you're really looking for unbiased, I'd get 2 opposing papers and try to read the same story delivered by both - if you read the Guardian and the Daily Mail, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
i'd suggest the telegraph as a counter to the guardian, the daily mail is just a paper for cunts
Sound System Simulates the Roar of a Rocket Launch
This thing has Disaster Area written all over it. They must be scheduled for a gig on Earth soon!
the sound stage will be on earth, the band of course, will be on the moon!
Edward Snowden Says NSA Engages In Industrial Espionage
a world government for the .000001%
85 people own as much as the bottom 350000000 people on earth combined - supposedly - (not half the planets wealth as reported because of course the bottom 350000000 people don't own that much) but still a metric fuck ton of planetary resources control. :)
85 divided by 7 billion =~ 0.00000121%, i think you over estimate the size of the world government there.
Canada Quietly Offering Sanctuary To Data From the US
wrong mod, posting to kill
UK Introduces Warrantless Detention
yes this is draconian but i don't think that 'taken into custody without warrant' means what i think the slashdot article implies it does. to me it means that these are now arrestable offences, obviously police can already arrest people without 'a warrant' otherwise no one could ever be arrested or detained on the street for any crime without a judge first being involved.
officer: i saw you hit that woman
scrote: fuck you
officer: right sonny, just you wait here while i get a warrant so i can make you stay here,
hey come back, i haven't got the warrant yet!...
the problem here is that they shouldn't be arrestable offences not that police have the already existing power to arrest people
Earth's Orbit Reshapes Sea Floor
Their preoccupation with men's asses is peculiar. I suppose it goes toward the axiom that a man talks about what he thinks about.
self-awareness not your thing then?
Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Could Actually Be Group From Europe
No i'm spartacus! and so's my wife!
Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Ancient Lakebed
They can just claim they found dark life in dark rocks. Solid evidence not required. Works for astrophysics
the obvious guaranteed way to get funding is to claim they've found signs of al qaeda!
The Desktop Is Dead, Long Live the Desktop!
cryptolockered files will be distinctly different in block content, and not able to just be turned into links.
so if the 'cryptolockering' begins, the dedupe stuff detects that the originals are changing and thus makes full copies instead of links to the now encrypted files, presumably before the encrypting can take place? i don't have any experience of deduplication so perhaps this isn't how it works?
The Desktop Is Dead, Long Live the Desktop!
Deduplication is nice. I have a script which moves the files copied from the file server out of the shared drive and into another part. That way, if Cryptolocker stings the machine, it might nail a day's worth of files, but it won't have access past that. Plus, the additional file copies are essentially UNIX hard links, rather than taking additional space.
perhaps i'm being obtuse, but if your copies are just hard links then if the 'originals' get cryptolockered then aren't the copies likewise affected?
Mystery Humans Spiced Up Ancients' Sex Lives
this as yet unknown ancestor from asia,
they wouldn't be telephone sanitisers would they?
Explorer Plans Hunt For Genghis Khan's Long-Lost Tomb
There are too many gaps in the historical record for him to be made up
ah, the old "god of the gaps argument";
oh, wait, hang on...
Object Lessons: Evan Booth's Post-Checkpoint Airport Weapons
'chucks of liberty', 'fragguccino'?
what is this, team fortress 2? :)
Humble Bundle Launches Online Store For Games
Artificial Blood Made In Romania
I was about to say... shouldn't be difficult given that it's the home of the good Count
dracula or duckula?
'Dangerously Naive' Aaron Swartz 'Destroyed Himself'
Pardon me? You, your parents and your grandparents have not fought for anyone's freedom.
If you're Generation X, then you were born in America between 1965 and 1980.
a bit late to the party on this thread but i need to say this, my siblings and i span 1967 to 1988 in birthdates, our grandfathers certainly did their thing in ww2, one was a fireman in coventry and one was a boffin, their contemporaries were certainly dying overseas in one of the few wars where despite certain questionable actions by the allies the general cause was clearly right.
Scientists Boycott NASA Conference Because of Ban On Chinese Participants
I bet the PLA has lots of young, sexy Chinese grad students in America, seducing older, male professors,
i bet lots of older male professors wish that were true :)
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