top Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3
Apple tries to control as much as they can on their platforms. Other platforms like Android and Windows take an approach of sharing responsibility for the overall quality between several different companies who can each point at each other and say "not it!" when a problem arrises.
top Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk
If they are so concerned about not being shot that they are willing to violate people's rights, why become police in the first place?
top Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign
I'm doing an embedded project using the B+. The main reason why I like the B+ is that I'm using all the new GPIO pins from that model. The A+ has the same GPIO pins which is awesome on a lower price device.
top Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?
Why do we have to assume we can't make any changes to the nature of traffic lights to make them more easily machine readable?
Since it requires a car with a lot of cameras to maintain the road information accurate enough for the self driving car, why would lots of cars with fewer cameras do an equally good job?
For things like potholes, we can't self driving cars report information about how smooth a particular path along the road is so that pot holes are mapped?
top Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated
The sky waitresses are on a power trip.
top Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job
I wonder if you understand just how quickly a workplace can go down the tubes if the boss starts firing people who don't deserve it.
top Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?
Mostly it shows me ads for things I've purchased recently. I recently bought a car. Now I see ads for that car everywhere online all the time.
top Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?
I drive a 2013 Leaf. Not on the list for the widget.
top Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?
Another good way to get ticketed is to drive a car with identifiers that you are from a different part of the country. After moving to Washington State, my ex-wife got pulled over and ticketed twice for bullshit because she had dealer logos on her car from where she bought it in Houston, Texas. Both times she was asked when she was returning to Houston and how long it had been since she had been to Houston. The car itself had Washington plates.
top Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails
What is so wrong with a project failing? I really don't get it. This is a site to donate money for people to do a cool project. If none of the projects are allowed to fail, it would only be really conservative projects.
If you aren't willing to take that risk, don't fund a kickstarter. It is not a shopping site.
top Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls
You must ask yourself honestly : Why is it, when faced with stories like this, is your first instinct to claim that the woman lied or made it up?
top Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses
No, there isn't a law against filming or photographing someone in a public place with or without their knowledge.
top The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor
The questions raised in the advertising are pretty good ones. If the city bungles the fibre network and loses a lot of money, you'll be forced to pay for it in taxes. If Comcast fucks up and their costs go out of control, you at least have a choice to opt out. As much as I don't like Comcast and AT&T, I have no faith in government to be an ISP.
top Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand
I have a child who has cerebral palsy and as a result has quite limited use of her right arm. Adding fingers to her left arm could maybe really benefit her.
top Maybe Steve Ballmer Doesn't Deserve the Hate
I think that Ballmer is a decent operations guy, but obviously not a tech visionary, nor does he have good taste and an iron fist the way Steve Jobs did.
I think that Microsoft was in a very strong position when he took over and that it just isn't that hard to keep Microsoft on its current glide path given a halfway decent operations guy in charge. John Sculley, who is widely viewed to have run Apple into the ground, could almost certainly done just as good of a job running Microsoft as Steve Ballmer. I realize this is speculation, but I think its true.
about a year and a half ago
top Inside the TRS-80 Model 100
The eMate does not take AA batteries if I remember correctly. I could dig though my closet to find my emate to double check, but I really don't feel like it.