Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?
You want geeky? Try frying a turkey with Alton Brown's Turkey Frying Derrick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KwGs-Lism4 (see about the 13 minute mark)
Activists' Drone Shot Out of the Sky For Fourth Time
They're not eating them. From TFA:
The Philadelphia Enquirer reported that SHARK lobbied the Pennsylvania statehouse in January, seeking legislation that would end pigeon shooting in the state. These hunting events involve capturing or breeding pigeons in cages, and releasing a large number of birds from cages to immediately be shot or wounded by hunters.
Pigeon shooting opponents contend that these events violate animal cruelty laws, and SHARK has used aerial footage obtained from drones to strengthen that argument.
“the predictable outrage generated by gruesome videos showing captive pigeons getting released from wooden crates, attempting to fly away, only to get blasted within seconds by a shooter who’s apparently only a few yards away, reinforces both the ethical stance and the financial status of animal activists who want to ban not just canned hunting but much of animal agriculture,” read an editorial in the Drovers CattleNetwork, a beef industry news periodical.
Honestly, I'm not a fan of the practice on practical grounds (what if the pigeon gets away? you're adding to the pest pigeon population, since these are bred, not captured), but I'd say that if it's private property, drones like this deserve to be shot down.
Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Add Forums To a Website?
*shudder* They may have patched holes and stuff, but god help you if you want to add modules to it. The "module" system is basically a fancy name for applying patches to a default install. There were no supported extensibility points, and my memory of the code was one of looking in horror at a poorly modularized mess.
Granted, my experience is with PHPBB2. Things may have improved with PHPBB3, but I doubt they've done more than polish the turd.
How a Google Headhunter's E-Mail Revealed Massive Misuse of DKIM
In a nutshell:
-Email provider sets up DNS records with a public DKIM key.
-Email provider's MTA signs valid outgoing email with the private key.
-Recipient MTAs can verify the signature of incoming mail from the email provider with the public key and use this when classifying the message.
-The MTA has to receive the message contents to verify the signature.
-Email provider sets up DNS TXT records that specify which hosts are allowed to send mail for a domain.
-Email recipient verifies that the mail is received from one of those hosts and the pass/fail decision is used when classifying the message.
-The MTA can reject the message if the check fails during the SMTP HELO phase without receiving the entire message, if desired.
Ask Slashdot: Using a Sandbox To Deal With Spambots?
Feels like apples to oranges a bit. You weren't a spammer, they just disagreed with you and provided a hostile environment for expressing your views, which would discourage any normal person from participating. A spammer probably wouldn't care about the shadow ban if they discovered it and would just create a new account if they felt that the target was valuable enough.
Khan Academy Launches Computer Science Curriculum
Khan Academy Launches Computer Science Curriculum
A Week After Apple's Fix, Flashback Still Infects Half a Million Macs
Did the user perform an innocuous action that lead to the trojan being run? It sounds like you have to visit a website hosting the trojan with a vulnerable computer (a user-initiated action, btw) and you're infected. That seems to meet the definition of a trojan to me. If you just connect a vulnerable Mac to the network and let it sit, it won't be compromised this way.
So yes, Trojan is accurate. A user is tricked into downloading and running something malicious. A user could theoretically avoid an infection if they knew that the site was hosting the trojan, just like they could avoid running a "porn screensaver" a friend emailed them if they knew it contained a trojan. We've only developed a rule-of-thumb defense against the latter case because it's abused so frequently and exploits are relatively scarce when compared to ignorant humans.
The Three Flavors of Windows 8
The ARM version is only being sold to OEMs. That, as I understand it, is why its a separate version.
Valve Hiring Hardware Developers
*suddenly gets a vision of Jobs shambling about with a headcrab attached to his skull*
Lack of Vaccination Sends Babies In Oregon To the Hospital
The problem with whooping cough in particular is that the vaccine can't be administered to the very people who are most at risk if they were to contract it: newborns and infants. So, if an infant contracts it, you have a comparatively high likelihood of that child coughing and suffocating to death. The only sane way to combat this is via herd immunity through vaccination; otherwise the alternative is to severely limit exposure. Since the initial stages of the disease looks a lot like a common cold, this is harder said than done, since a carrier of the disease may not know they have it. I'm not sure that even the (as you mentioned, non-existent) chance of autism from vaccines is worth sacrificing herd immunity like that.
Update On Wayland and X11 Support
Why, exactly, should we take your word for it?
Facebook: Legal Action Against Employers Asking For Your Password
Asking "Are you a legal adult?" is different from asking "What is your age?". The first question leaves a much wider range and is only to keep employers from falling afoul of child labor laws. Even then, I imagine the HR-approved way to phrase the question is to ask "Do you meet the legal requirements for accepting this position?"
Mozilla Debates Supporting H.264 In Firefox Via System Codecs
And guess what; Microsoft don't support h264 in IE, they just support plugins.
Microsoft has supported h264 natively since IE 9.
Topher Grace Screens Star Wars Prequel Re-edit
Standard disclaimer, I am not a lawyer, etc.
CleanFlicks edited the movies and sold the edited copies, which was illegal. ClearPlay does something closer to what we're describing (use special DVD player that you can upload a description of an edited movie to, and have the player apply the edits to an unmodified movie), and it's survived the lawsuits brought against it. Even then, posting a description of the edits is not illegal if it contains no copyrighted material from the original movie, which should be possible.
Is Hypertext Literature Dead?
A lot of people pointed out various problems with hypertext fiction, but I think one of the bigger ones is the fact that an author wants a story read from beginning to end so that they don't waste effort on stuff the reader won't read. A lot of people have also mentioned that most examples of hypertext fiction have instead been called games, and I think a successful one would probably need to be approached more like developing a game than writing a story, with multiple writers branching off of a main trunk and working collaboratively. It could be an opportunity to explore different characters, ideas or settings that the trunk hints at but doesn't develop fully. So, in a sense, one could consider all of those "universe" novels (e.g. Star Wars universe, Star Trek universe) to be hypertext fiction of a sort, since that's essentially what they do.
AMD: What Went Wrong?
While I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, do you have any proof to back up your assertion? Or do I just have to take you at your word?
Ask Slashdot: Best Open Source Answer to Dreamweaver?
Another place to look that I've used in the past is AlternativeTo:
Seems like the OP could stand to learn some googling skills.
Why Do All Movie Tickets Cost the Same?
What you're buying isn't a ticket to watch a specific movie, you're buying a ticket to sit in a particular theater at a particular time--they just happen to be showing a movie at that time. Thus, the response to low demand for a particular movie isn't to lower the cost for seeing that movie, it's to show more showings of a movie that *is* getting butts in those seats. And you'll notice that's what happens. The poor performing movies fade from theaters much more quickly than more successful ones, which often times end up playing on more than one screen. *That's* why they continue to charge the same price for movie tickets.
Now, you could make an argument that the price of an individual showing should react to demand, but I'm not sure how that'd work. Responsive pricing means that the first few people get screwed on their ticket price if demand turns out to be less than expected and the price drops, or the price of the last few seats to a popular showing is going to be much higher, which probably wouldn't fly well with people, and I'm not sure there's a big incentive for the theaters to do that. Increasing the price of tickets for popular movies seems to be a great way to incentivize people who can wait for DVD releases to do so, and theaters are already struggling against that mindset.
Will Firefox Lose Google Funding?
To be fair, IE/Mac was a pretty different beast from IE/Win. You might as well have been developing for a different browser altogether anyway. Granted, they may have eventually gotten some sort of parity, but it would've taken a lot longer.
Also, IE10 is what's shipping with Windows 8.
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