Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US
Thank goodness for transparency. I mean, we all know how honest and forthcoming Chinese and Chinese-American businesses are. They're just like Western corporations now.
Surely they wouldn't lie, would they?
Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job
Most of those are H1B bait. Some HR boffin is doing the diligence to set up another round of imported indentured servants.
First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands
I believe there are many roads in the Fukishima area that glow a pretty blue-green.
Cuba: US Using New Weapon Against Us -- Spam
Not as long as Monsanto, Dole, Cargill, and ADM see Cuban agriculture as too much potential competition.
Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees
Who cares about jobs? There are profits at stake!
Security Industry Incapable of Finding Firmware Attackers
Seconded. Hear, hear!
NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days
Best to keep in mind that it's exposed in spite of the system, not as a result of it. The disclosures you cite would never have seen the light of day if the system could have prevented it. If not for whistle-blowers and diligent journalists, we'd know nothing.
If the system had it's way, there would be no exposure at all.
Our current system in no way resembles the vision of the founding fathers.
And yes, We the Sheeple will put up with it. We're to busy, as a culture, with the Kardashians, the Final Four, and Warcraft.
Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine
Putin's neo-Stalinism aside, it may be sad to sit helplessly on the sidelines but the US has no territorial, economic, or security interest in Ukraine whatsoever. It's none of America's damn business.
Somewhere, sometime, the US has got to get over this notion of being the world's comic-book superhero.
Now is a good time to start. Picking a fight with a bully that has a huge nuclear arsenal is a bad idea.
CanSecWest Presenter Self-Censors Risky Critical Infrastructure Talk
All of this stuff about security, privacy, and accountability is just academic masturbation. It has been for years. It is not going to change, because those with the power to change it aren't about to.
The oligarchs who control our governments, security forces, and political parties, own us completely. It is too late to stop them. It is a waste of time to complain and dangerous to resist.
Can we just drop all the faux political drama and talk about, I don't know, programming or something?
Why Your Phone Gets OTA Updates But Your Car Doesn't
Please wait while Windows restarts your......KER-BAM!
Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?
Once an Evercracker, always an Evercracker I suppose. My preference is the fantasy genre, so that probably explains it. Sc-Fi and modern/urban settings don't interest me.
I am also an Alpha tester for Everquest Next Landmark, and enjoying the experience immensely. I also plan to be involved in Everquest Next once Landmark goes live.
Australia and NSA Gain Comprehensive Access To Indonesian Phone System
Mod +5 Informative. Soylent is the death of Beta! All hail the mighty Soylent!
Computer Geeks As Loners? Data Says Otherwise
65.5%! We win!
Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science
The invisible tentacles of the Flying Spaghetti Monster reach everywhere.
Comparing Cloud-Based Image Services For Developers
It isn't as if adult websites haven't been using 3rd-party hosting of images and media for ages. You can't play a video without permission to foocdn.com.
The only thing that seems to have changed is the buzz words. Cloud my ass.
Oh, and Beta still sucks.
CowboyNeal Locked In Basement For Opposing Slashdot Beta
Fracking Is Draining Water From Areas In US Suffering Major Shortages
Fracking is good for business, so the environmental and health arguments are falling on deaf ears. The Republocrat duopoly sees only dollar signs
And /. beta still sucks.
Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?
Radio, streamed or OTA, like the BBC World Service and NPR, are all I need for breaking news. For depth, when wanted, I'll research it myself.
I'm not even remotely interested in the crappola that passes for main-stream media these days.
Layoffs At Now-Private Dell May Hit Over 15,000 Staffers
That's probably the best piece of advice you could ever give any kid embarking on his/her career. My son is still in middle school, and he's free of any delusions about employer-employee relationships.
In a sense we're all just prostitutes peddling our time and assets to sleazy, uncaring creeps.
This is in no way meant to be insulting to prostitutes. I can respect a good honest hooker.
DEA Presentation Shows How Agency Hides Investigative Methods From Trial Review
The DEA exists for three reasons:
1. Present a "tough on crime" Potemkin village to the drooling voter masses.
2. Provide a clandestine conduit for diplomatic/economic ties to certain unsavory groups/persons.
3. Pork-barrel make-work for the buzz-cut Wyatt Earp types and their cronies in the legal and prison systems.
Everything else is bullshit.
some old guy has no journal entries.