Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed
... the criminals are not aware of what is being done. Good job NYT for letting the cat out of the bag.
Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support
I use Slackware, you insensitive clod.
Iran Builds Mock-up of Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier
...is a little out of date.
Silk Road 2.0 Pledges To Compensate Users For Stolen Bitcoins
In other news, Silk Road 2.0 is being run by the FBI...
Google's Own Nexus Tablet Leaks Into the Wild
Cisco Nexus 7k
This is going to be annoying for people that work with Cisco products.
Supervolcano Drilling Plan Gets Go-Ahead
It is expected it to flow for the next 25 to 30 years.
Damaged US Passport Chip Strands Travelers
I've accidently washed my passport several times. It looks horrible. But I still use it. Yes, I get asked about it all of the time. I haven't been stopped yet. I guess all it takes is one holier than thou, protector of the passport, looking for a raise or recognition individual to make life difficult.
Do Slashdotters Encrypt Their Email?
I use to encrypt email. But then I got a job that required a government security clearance. The person assigned to do the background investigation asked for my passphrase. I gave it to them. I haven't encrypted email since.
US Gov't Pays IT Contractors Twice As Much As Its Own IT Workers
So you knew what the government was paying the contracting company for the position. The contractor themselves was only making 1/3 to 1/2 of what the contracting company was getting paid for the position. Unfortunately, the contracting companies prefer to to hire people that only meet the requirements in the statement of work so that they can pay less in salary and keep more for themselves. Someone that exceeds the requirements will want a higher salary.
Peter Adekeye Freed, Judge Outraged At Cisco's Involvement
From paragraph 10 of the ruling: "This seems to be the start of a series of misadventures that could only be the subject of a Joseph Heller novel."
It never a good thing to be the subject of a judge's humor.
Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums
I think posting a person's real name is a great idea. I'd never get embarassed by having my real name associated with some lame username that I picked over 10 years ago.
Climategate's Final Days
Obi-Wan: [with a small wave of his hand] You don't need to see his identification.
Stormtrooper: We don't need to see his identification.
Obi-Wan: These aren't the droids you're looking for.
Stormtrooper: These aren't the droids we're looking for.
Obi-Wan: He can go about his business.
Stormtrooper: You can go about your business.
Obi-Wan: Move along.
Stormtrooper: Move along... move along.
US Climate Satellite Capabilities In Jeopardy
...someone probably received an award and promotion for claming they saved the government money.
How $1,500 Headphones Are Made
...someone who listens to the stereo, not the music.
// Been said before. Will be said many times after this.
Command Line Life Partner Wanted
Don't forget to teach them Logo.