Researchers Find Crippling Flaws In Global GPS
Use a multi-million dollar missile to take out a $2500 pile of electronics? Your tax dollars at work...
With Pot Legal, Scientists Study Detection of Impaired Drivers
Half of 16% is 8%. The quote says " 16.3% having used alcohol or drugs, with half them (them being the 16 percent )high on marijuana"
But the concept of a voluntary, no consequences roadside survey would seem sketchy to me, and most likely skew results one way or the other.
Boeing's CHAMP Missile Uses Radio Waves To Remotely Disable PCs
And just imagine if Bin Laden had a pacemaker. We wouldn't even need to go in, except to get the body.
FTC Offers $50,000 For Best Way To Stop Robocalls
Change the law so that the phone companies bill the caller, not the callee. Make it prohibitively expensive to do it, and the problem will solve itself.
Seems like all the solutions involve getting the carriers to give a shit about the problem.
Spoken Commands Crash Bank Phone Lines
Must have been talking to my mother-in-law.
Surfacestations: NOAA Has Overestimated Land Surface Temperature Trends
I don't know how to compare Watts to Einsteins. Now, Watts to Newtons, on the other hand...
Worst Design Ever? Plastic Clamshell Packaging
Since we're getting way off-topic, W5921XD refers to the subsequent encounter at the hospital, not by the turtle.So, if you need a follow-up visit for some reason, that's the code they use.
And way, way off topic:V91.07 - burn due to water-skis on fire.
Who's Pirating Game of Thrones, and Why?
By streaming, I assume you mean "Not their streaming."
NY Times: 'FBI Foils Its Own Terrorist Plots'
1)That the FBI/informants came up with the plan, they avoid this by asking the suspect how would they want to commit the crime or simply let them share their plans.
Take the Stinger missile defendant James Cromitie... Mr. Hussain proposed the idea of using missiles, saying he could get them in a container from China. Mr. Cromitie laughed. It took 11 months of meandering discussion and a promise of $250,000 to lead him, ... to plant fake bombs at two Riverdale synagogues.
2)The FBI/informants persuaded the suspect to commit the crime, they simply facilitate the crime not coax the person into committing it.
When an Oregon college student, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, thought of using a car bomb to attack a festive Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland, the F.B.I. provided a van loaded with six 55-gallon drums of “inert material,” harmless blasting caps, a detonator cord and a gallon of diesel fuel to make the van smell flammable. An undercover F.B.I. agent even did the driving, with Mr. Mohamud in the passenger seat.
3)The person was not ready and willing to commit the crime before FBI involvement, again they just give the opportunity.
Typically, the stings initially target suspects for pure speech — comments to an informer outside a mosque, angry postings on Web sites, e-mails with radicals overseas — then woo them into relationships with informers
How To Crash the US Justice System: Demand a Trial
There needs to be a name for this situation, like a Prisoner's Dilemma, or something.
What To Do With a 1,000 Foot Wrecked Cruise Ship?
Everybody knows cruise ships lose half their value when you drive them off the lot.
Who's Flying Those Drones? FAA Won't Say
The same soldiers who followed an illegal order into Iraq? The same soldiers who follow illegal orders to abduct, torture, and hold without charge people, including American citizens? The same soldiers who follow illegal orders to execute anyone declared an unlawful combatant? Need I go on?
Is the Time Finally Right For Hybrid Hard Drives?
That's my problem with it. I have a previous generation Momentus XT 500GB, and you described what I want it to do. Sure, it's great that the cache learns what you're doing, but I rarely do the same thing repetitively. Some days I'm running VMs, some days I'm working on video, some days I'm just messing around on the web. If I could tweak to say "optimize for boot time" or "optimize for application loading" and tell it what to keep in the cache, that would be great.
If we could look at it like a traditional HD with a small, dedicated SSD, that would be ideal. Just let me tell it what to put on the SSD and leave it alone.
Failures Mark First National Test of Emergency Alert System
I think that's kind of the point. Eight million people were affected by 9/11. What possible sort of disaster, natural or otherwise, could necessitate notifying everyone from Alaska to Hawaii, California, Texas, Florida, Maine and Minnesota? I can see maybe a huge earthquake needing notification of the entire West Coast, but at that scale, what are the odds that the radio station towers will still be operational?
Solar Panel Trade War Heats Up
Or, take the Republican standpoint: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
$529M DOE Loan Spawns $97K Made-in-Finland Cars
They could take a lesson from IKEA and ship the parts to build the car to the U.S. It would be one hell of a big box, though.
Microsoft Killed the Start Menu Because No One Uses It
Microsoft introduces the Start Menu Ribbon!
Tom's Hardware Pits Newest Firefox, Opera and Chrome Against Each Other
That would be a useful addition to the Tom's test: cross-platform performance (although adding the test suite to Windows 7/Vista/XP/OS X/Ubuntu would make the test much bigger).
Anecdote: I just updated to Firefox 7 this morning and already had a page that didn't load correctly. I don't recall that ever happening with Firefox 6.
Canadian Ice Shelves Halve In Six Years
Most of the current global land ice mass is located in the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets (table 1). Complete melting of these ice sheets could lead to a sea-level rise of about 80 meters, whereas melting of all other glaciers could lead to a sea-level rise of only one-half meter.
So a 15% melting should show a 12m rise in ocean level.
Measurements gathered by tide gauges through the 20th century show that global sea level rose at an average rate of 1.7 mm per year – this translates to about two-thirds of an inch per decade. Satellite altimeter data gathered from 1993 to 2003 indicate that the rate of global average sea level rise increased to 3.1 mm per year, or about one and a quarter inches per decade.
There has been an 18 cm rise since 1900, and the rate of rise is increasing.
An Operating System For Cities
I expect it to be staffed by Homer Simpson.
Homer: [reading screen] "To Start Press Any Key". Where's the ANY key?
I see Esk ["ESC"], Catarl ["CTRL"], and Pig-Up ["PGUP"]. There
doesn't seem to be any ANY key. Woo! All this computer hacking
is making me thirsty. I think I'll order a TAB. [presses TAB
key] Awp...no time for that now, the computer's starting.
[reading screen slowly] "Check core temperature, yes slash no."
"Core temperature normal." Hmph. Not too shabby.
"Vent radioactive gas." [types] NO.
"Venting prevents explosi-on." Heeheee...whoa, this is hard.
Where's my Tab? Okay, then, [types] YES, vent the stupid gas.
[Cut to a farmer tending his corn. The gas release blows away
part of the crop.]
Farmer: Oh, no! The corn. Paul Newman's gonna have my legs broke.
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