strredwolf (532) writes "Elon Musk's Hyperloop looks like a winner on the face of things... but if you get down to the details, you'll find that the math just doesn't add up in comparison to California's High Speed Rail. Hyperloop's only 10% capacity of HSR and can't run every 30 seconds safely... and the construction and location details leave much to be desired." Link to Original Source top
strredwolf writes "In their offical blog, Livejournal admits to botching the suspension of 500 accounts. They promise a re-review of all affected accounts. Some just need to tweak their interests to be in line with LJ's policies. For example, some have "rape" or "pedophilia" as an interest. LJ takes that (as documented) as "I support rape/pedophilia." Changing it to "discussing_rape" would clear that policy of LiveJournal. Quote: "We never intended this policy to cause the removal of journals that were have perfectly valid discussions about literature, law or culture. We never intended the policies to take down journals or communities clearly opposed to illegal activities but clearly we did. We love our members of fandom and respect their role in our community. We made a mistake and now we are going to try to fix it."" Link to Original Source top
strredwolf writes "The Linux sponsored #77 Indy car crashed on lap 37 in the Indianapolis 500. The driver has walked alway seemingly fine after smacking the SAFER-equipped wall at around 218 MPH at 30th place. It's a terrible way to end the Tux 500 project." top
strredwolf writes "Despite generating over $12,000 in funds, well short of the $250K goal, the Tux 500 Project was able to secure a spot in the Indy 500 with driver Roberto Moreno piloting the Linux #77 Indy car. He's back in the pack in 31st place but was able to secure it by re-qualifying with an average speed of 220.299 MPH. Will Moreno be able to pilot the penguin-tipped Indy car to victory next week at the 91st Indianapolis 500? Maybe if more donations will come in..." top
strredwolf writes "CNN is reporting that NSA's warrantless wiretapping program has been ruled unconsitutional. This is the ACLU lawsuit on behalf of journalists, scholars, and lawyers. From the article: "U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency's program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy.""