Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers
What a coincidence or premonition of my buddy, McGrew, who wrote a book about this exact subject! He says it was inspired by Slashdot itself so what perfect timing. I'm hooked on reading it and recommend* it... Check out here to purchase or read online as he is releasing a chapter a week on-line for free.
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A Year With Google Glass
So what is the "normal" way "one should act" if someone shows up close to you and just starts recording? While I find it funny on this side of the screen, obviously some don't appreciate it while in front of the lens.
I get his argument that we're recorded everywhere, but it occurred to me, do the public recordings have audio that goes along with it.
I work in Downtown Los Angeles. So on one occasion I noticed something mounted to a short tripod. After walking up to it and visually examining the device, I could tell it was an array of microphones - I couldn't see anything that was recording video to my knowledge. But the question I had, is our right to speak in public protected from being recorded? I *think* this guys arguments that he is in public are valid, thus he is able to take pictures or moving video of them, but what about sound? Sure, one would think if you're in a public place, but does that violate any laws?
The one guy at the Starbucks who was on a cellphone - he was in a public place, outside even! Yet he demanded privacy for a conversation on a cellphone. Are we all just that confused in assuming that we have any privacy at all?
Thirteen: The Final Chapter
Thanks for great work!
USB Sticks Used In Robbery of ATMs
So this is like, Redhat selling a service contract to support its installation on servers? "So you need help to get into the system? No problem, just send me the code it shows on the screen."
GOOGLE'S REAL PLAN
I've been telling people about the Anime "Ghost in the Shell" for years, because I think this is more likely to happen first: Augmented Humans.
We'll have feet and hands, followed by arms and legs, leading up to organs and eventually e-brains (network connectivity, SSD, etc), eye inserts (optical zoom and macro abilities), and who knows what else? But the series has a catch, no more than 2 people in the entire world have full cyborg bodies because you can't just drop anyone in a full cyborg machine.
The Japanese provide the high quality augmentations, while the Chinese have the low quality parts that don't work very well, last long, and are prone to be hacked.
Now with that being said, I would find it hard to imagine "that a person can be preserved." Think of explaining what a person is to a computer - you may never finish the task, such as explaining what color is to a person who's been blind since birth. Because we're not just constructs of memory that recall to produce a real time interface, but rather a complex array of sensors and output that interacts in an environment that is difficult to describe - just to name a few things. You can do a lot of things, and maybe one day create a real life simulacrum but will it be able to perceive that you are sad or happy? Will it understand what your emotions mean as it interacts with you?
I kinda think of it like the writers from the Robocop series did, not everyone is cut out to be a brain in a robotic suit with weapons, you might just spaz out and shoot others or yourself to end the misery.
Cobalt-60, and Lessons From a Mexican Theft
The steps Mexico took are ideal and should be part of normal operating procedure around the world. Unfortunately, I am not sure how many countries would be agreeable with taking those actions. The fact that about 30 incidents of theft of class 1 - 5 materials occur each year is, well, frighting. Maybe this will be the starting point for such global agreements to be drafted.
A New Twist to the Heroic Whistleblower Story Arc
Unfortunately I lack knowledge in who these guys are in taking up the cache. My question is thus: what risks does Greenwald and cohort run of getting assassinated to keep this under wraps (and to send a message to anyone who would want to continue the work)? Snowden is hiding out in Russia for a reason. Where are these guys going to be located that they think they're safe from getting picked up Osama style while flouting around that they have ALL of the data AND they plan to release it all?
New Smart Glasses Allow Nurses To See Veins Through Skin
An Idiot Abroad is one of my all time favorite shows. Amazing what he went through.
Having started and gotten a lot of work done on a book, I know it can be difficult. Its been years and I have not been able to finish it time, research and other hurdles. But it is so exciting to see that you have a copy of your book in your hands - how awesome does that feel? Maybe you can email us before you post it on /. so we can make sure to login and upvote your submission.
Odds and Ends
I'm not entirely sure what you mean by bar code generator, but is this what you're looking for? http://www.barcode-generator.org/
For a title name, how about "Star Drops"?
For adding the copywrite, you don't have to change the page numbers if you added as Roman Numerals (I.E. i,ii,iii,iv etc.). I've seen than in quite a few books. That way you can keep your page numbers the same and still be able to add more before the table of contents.
Do you want to merge, add to, create PDFs? I have Adobe software that allows me to make one mega file out of many smaller PDFs. If this is what you need, let me know as I may be able to do it for you. You can always reach me by email.
Yep thanks, I read them in reverse order :P
The part that really has me laughing is the 'I didn't go to college' bit in explaining how he somehow doesn't get it (but he does). But his experience as 'Captain' I'm sure has more than prepared him for this trip. I'm also curious about the incident that drew the CEO's attention - how it happened. We know that the robots pretty much do the work now, maybe going into why robots instead of people (besides the economics of it) running the ship can be explored?
I just read and caught up with all the posts, very interested to see what happens once the boat reaches Mars. Will everyone have made it? Keeping going, can't wait to see it finished!
Ask Slashdot: Hands-On Activity For IT Career Fair
Have them root their devices. It's not necessarily an easy thing to do, and in some cases requires CLI. It will show them a high level view of the different thing a person needs to even be able to root a device (vulnerability, code, communicating with the device etc). Talk about the ethics involved in rooting the device (yours vs theirs mentality). Flash a custom "ROM."
Success can be measured by those who successfully flash a ROM without bricking the device. This will give valuable real world experience that can at the least, teach them the perils of bricking a device. Better yet, could help them save big bucks by not bricking one of their own devices. Might even get some of them interested in computer security, vulnerability discovery/patching, and some may even start a business to root devices for customers!
But don't underestimate the ability to assemble and understand a PC down to its memory and CPU. Maybe you can have different teams cooperate to be part of a work place environment. PC building, network building, and "support" getting devices imaged and/or up and running on said network.
Australian Mobile Phone Provider Sent 1000s of Fake Debt Collection Letters
MPAA doesn't have a problem stealing food from grandma's mouth right? With all of the incorrect accusations of them stealing movies when all they had was an IP address and sent out a form letter. Maybe I should have posted it as "Corporations are people."
Australian Mobile Phone Provider Sent 1000s of Fake Debt Collection Letters
Corporations are people, my friend!
Proof of Astroturf Modding and I am Targeted.
That is not PC... you mean "They Fox News'd it." LoL
Out Of Touch
The only person I know who is for Ron Paul and who has tried to "help me see his ways" as the way forward, was a person who owed a lot of taxes, who filed for sovereignty in a state that's a Republic and who now has no more personal tax liability. This is also a person who has a business in the same state and is having issues with his business - he is being sued for damage to something he transported (he's a transporter). So, instead of dealing with the lawsuit as a responsible individual/business, he let his domain and email expire and is starting again under a different name. Can't go into more detail, but that's basically the situation.
While I understand that he has a problem with taxes, I have a problem with him not understanding that if he, like most all of us, doesn't pay at least some taxes "into the system," he wouldn't be able to even have a transport business because no one is going to personally venture to set up the massive infrastructure he uses everyday to make money. And even if someone was willing to do so, I couldn't even imagine what the cost would be to use it.
I've been fortunate to have been able to travel abroad quite a bit and have found the option of "free road" vs toll road." Free always takes longer, is more exciting (dangerous), and might have the benefit of experiencing new things. Toll will get you to where you want to go faster and safer, but at a cost. And during a long journey, it adds up.
Steve Jobs' Missing License Plate
Yah... like the sole comment on that page said... 'there's a reason they're always empty, even handicapped people don't want to park there, they just want to get treated the same as everyone else!' /sarcasm
.A couple of tech reviews...
Well that's my point, I also saw those and wondered if they worked as reviews on that style could go either way. So in buying 1 cheap flat antenna, I ended up finding a gem! I went back and bought plenty more, not just for me but for others as well.
.A couple of tech reviews...
I picked up some $15 flat antennas and they end up working really well. Here's what they look like: http://alatest.com/reviews/tv-antenna-reviews/artec-digital-an1-digital-flat-antenna/po3-75349031,207/
DefCon Goon/Ninja Badge creator needs your help!
socz (1057222) writes "Barkode is one of the masterminds behind the ever popular, invite only, Ninja Networks Party held every year at DefCon. He codes those fantastic badges we all covet so much each year... What you don’t know is that he is sick. He needs your help now. He has been diagnosed with a very rare, acquired, blood deficiency disease and is fighting for his life in the hospital where he lies in the acute care ward.
This happened very quickly. In a matter of a few weeks, he went from healthy to needing a bone marrow transplant to survive. This disease destroys his red blood cells. It is literally killing him from the inside. The only treatment for it is constant whole blood transfusions until a bone marrow match donor can be found and eventually a bone marrow transplant can be performed.
Follow the link to see how you can help by donating blood!
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How to connect to outlook from another PC?
socz writes "Ok so my company runs on a VPN right. My manager has a laptop with that and a load of security software to access his e-mail and company intranet. His question to me was:
"How can I access my laptop e-mail (from outlook) on my personal desk top (PC)?"
Unfortunately, I don't know enough about the possibilities and solutions for windows to make this happen. This of course will have to happen without company authorization simply because it's a pain in the arse to get anything done going through the proper channels and because they're super iANAL about everything. But since my manager has been the best manager I've had in this company, I'm willing to help him out.
So is there anything we can do to make this happen? Can we set up something on the laptop to give him access? Be it something like active sync from PC to PC or an ssh tunnel forwarding ports?
Anything that would allow him to access his laptop's outlook from another PC AND be able to send from it as well.
AP at it again (Bias?)
socz writes "On August 30, 2005 the AP labels a picture "A looter carries a bucket of beer out of a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, as floodwaters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Monday." Problems arise when a "white" person is seen with food taken from stores and is labeled as "looking for food."
The problem most people had were that the "black man" was labeled a looter while the "white man" was looking for food in equal conditions.
So today I see this comment:
"I could stay an hour and a half at the front end or three hours at the back end," joked Ronald Marshall, a black Democrat.
In the entire article race isn't brought up anywhere else. Of all the people interviewed, there is no hint or revelation of their ethnicity or race.
The AP has been accused of not reporting the news fairly, but rather taking a bias due to race/color. Was this AP reporter out of hand or were they just reporting things as they saw it?"
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