top New Advance Confines GMOs To the Lab Instead of Living In the Wild
... the number of escapees was so small as to be undetectable." Until the undetectable escapees start multiplying and sudeenly they're detectable.
top Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade
You have to take everyone's perspective into account. He wants all the info he can get, for free.
top Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption
They thought Google+ and Glass were good ideas too.
top Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications
Snail mail and land line phones were never secure, all it took was a search warrant/court order (really easy to get) and the police had it. Email is no different. All the ranting about the NSA and government intrusion just diverts from the fact that; 1) if you don't want anyone to hear what you say, don't say it. 2) if you don't want anyone to read what you write, don't write it down. The USA founding fathers lived with the knowledge that they would be held accountable for what they said and wrote, and today it's no different.
top Best current live-action TV show based on comics?
Who wastes their time watching the "lowest common denominator" garbage troweled out on TV?
top Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw
"This is standard stuff" - like being a d*ck is ok because it's standard? The only thing standard about the 90-day notice is someone made it up. Can't imagine who lol.
"Keep vulnerabilities out of the NSA toolkit" - your tinfoil beanie is slipping.
This is just another case of a big tech company being a-holes just because they can be.
top Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"
Hacked = CEO and CFO ran off with the money
top Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?
Serving me ads when I don't have my phone out of my pocket, so Google can make more money.
top Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?
Stupidity and fear.
about a month and a half ago
top How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations
Everyone has been spying on everyone else in every imaginable way (and some unimaginable ways) since time immemorial. Only the fundamentally naive and those who didn't, and still don't, care thought/think no one was/is spying. Nothing has changed and the world hasn't ended
... but several pseudo-journalists make a decent living fanning the flames of paranoia amongst the conspiracy theorists.
top 10-Year-Old iTunes DRM Lawsuit Heading To Trial
I'd like to put Chevy parts in my BMW, but it's neither Chevy's nor BMW's problem, it's a problem with me feeling self-entitled to have things "my" way regardless the realities of life.
top Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech
An imbecile makes threats specifically against his ex-wife and local police, then tries to hide behind "freedom of speech" after they took his intimidating and threatening rants (calling them rap lyrics is being way too generous) seriously. I guess he thought this was golf and he'd get a mulligan.
top Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing
I didn't know Kim Dotcom could fly. Float, maybe.
top New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps
Besides being the subject of a lot of clickbait, exactly what has he accomplished?
top Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant
Because then he becomes even more irrelevant than he already is.
top Player-Run MMORPG By Former Ultima Online Devs Finding Kickstarter Success
Everything is a boring clone of some other game. so lacking the ability to raise capital through the usual investment channels this one has decided to fleece the kickstarter crowd.
top Joey Hess Resigns From Debian
Any decision he disagrees with is a) any document or rule he disagrees with is toxic, b) any decision he disagrees with is misguided, and c) he's taking his ball and going home.
top Court Order: Butterfly Labs Bitcoins To Be Sold
Recognizing the value of an asset (e.g. stocks, bonds, paintings, sculptures and etc.) doesn't confer legitimacy as a currency.
top Is Public Debate of Trade Agreements Against the Public Interest?
There is no democratic process in international treaties and agreements and only a naive person would suggest there was. In international trade, as in any business agreement or contract negotiation, both parties are out to get as much from the other side in the agreement as they can while giving up as little as possible. And as negotiations proceed it's common for things to be included in the bargaining that the proposer has no intention of actually giving away or accepting
... it's just part of the negotiations. Open the negotiations up publicly and no deal would ever be reached because neither side would be allowed to compromise.
top Is the Outrage Over the FBI's Seattle Times Tactics a Knee-Jerk Reaction?
the press is too busy pretending to be a news organization to impersonate a government organization.
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