Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?
Go here, keep adding random stuff until you reach $10k.
Much better than wasting money on TVs.
Mozilla OS Looking Grown Up On Its Own Developer Phone
The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes openness, innovation and participation on the Internet.
Venezuela Bans the Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition
1) As the parent stated, gun violence will go up. Bad guys love unarmed targets.
I can't predict what will happen in Venezuela, but here is my personal experience, for what it's worth. I've lived in three European countries, all of which forbid the sale of firearms. Although crime does exist, for example breaking into apartments is common, not a single person of my very extended circles has ever faced an armed bad guy.
Believe me, small scale thieves here don't have guns. And even if you're a bad guy and you can find a gun, it's a really really stupid idea to take it with you when breaking into somebody's house, cause you don't need to protect yourself against other guns, and the last think you want is to commit murder in the heat of the moment. In "small" crimes, both the victim and the bad guy are better off without guns.
Amiga Returns With Lackluster Linux-Powered Mini PC
So if you want a Laptop that is Light, and Fast. For PC's you have a bunch of options many without too many extras. For Apple you have only a couple of models if that to choose from.
I just happened to be looking for a thin laptop, so let's compare the 13" MacBook Air and the Dell xps 13 ultrabook (the basic model for both).
- MBA has a bit higher resolution (1440x900 vs 1366x768)
- MBA has SD card reader (but you can get a tiny usb reader for $10)
- XPS is smaller (less width/depth, same height/weight)
- XPS has USB 3.0 (MBA has Thunderbolt)
- XPS includes 1 year on site repairs
So I'd say Apple charges 30% more for (at most) equal value (I personally find on site repairs a big plus).
PS. To be fair, the XPS just came out, MBA is 7-8 months old.
George "geohot" Hotz Arrested In Texas For Posession of Marijuana
1. obey the law
2. use common sense
3. stop immediately
4. turn that shit off
5. be polite
6. shut the fuck up
7. get a white friend
8. don't ride with a mad woman
Robert Boisjoly Dies At 73, the Engineer Who Tried To Stop the Challenger Launch
Accident? Two nerds walking down the street, outside their mother's basement. That's criminal negligence.
Wikipedia Debates Strike Over SOPA
Get the whole Internet to go offline for a day and you might wake people up. It has never ceased to amaze me how many never used Google nor care too.
But now that I think about it, I know many people who don't really use the Internet that much. My mom certainly wouldn't care much. So...
Get supermarkets to close for a day and you might wake people up!
But I know some other people who ...
Printers Could Be the Next Attack Vector
we don't need no water let the motherfucker burn!
Google To Allow Location Service Opt-out
"Public information => no need for privacy" is a very typical logical fallacy. Privacy is not a black-or-white thing, categorizing things into private/public misses the point.
For example: when you move out of your home, your location is public information. Anyone who can see you knows that you're there. Similarly, your "image" is public information, anyone can take a picture of you. This does not violates your privacy, as long as it happens by random people in the street. If someone tracks your every movement, takes a picture every minute and publishes this information on the net, your privacy is clearly violated.
I don't care that much about the SID thing, but people have every right to feel that their privacy is violated by automatic collection of data, even if the data are "public". Privacy has a lot to do with who has access to the data, what it does with it and even how easy the access is.
Rise of the Ping Pong Robots
Now you only need to fill the arena with a bunch of robot-fans programmed to act excited.
End Bonuses For Bankers
EU Scientists Working On Laser To Rip a Hole In Spacetime
Shoving billions down a spacetime hole: priceless
Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape: Suppose They Had?
This is why "what if" scenarios are inherently stupid and pointless
They are indeed... but what if they were not?
LHC Gets Android App
Should I try it?
For Academic Publishing, Princeton Goes Open Access By Default
and most importantly, paying not the author of the research, nor the institution that financed the author, but some random publisher who did virtually nothing.
The current publishing system really amazes me (and yes I'm an academic). This is wonderful news, I wish more institutions encouraged their researchers to go open access.
Amazon's New Silk Redefines Browser Tech
If this is only at the TCP level, essentially forwarding all encrypted traffic unaltered, then there is no issue.
But looking at the content is very serious. If the browser shows that it sends the data encrypted to example.com, but in fact it sends them in cleartext to proxy.amazon.com, it's a ridiculous security hole. I doubt they are doing this.
Did Google Knowingly Violate Java Patents?
I totally agree that it's completely impossible to create a product without infringing patents, especially software patents. The whole system is absurd.
Still, the issue here is whether Google knew about the _specific_ patents that Oracle is suing about. That's the point the judge is trying to make.
Hopefully the whole thing will be irrelevant if the patents are shown to be invalid (Google found lots of prior art).
Drawing the Line Between Android and Linux
So the GNU/Linux arguments start making a lot more sense now, aren't they? Cause if you just call it Linux, Android seems perfectly "Linux" to me.
Text Messages To Replace Stamps In Sweden
Could this be the end of stamp collections and philately?
Btw I'm selling the following RARE swedish stamp:
67XX5768XX34XX4233 (digits hidden for security reasons).
Hackers Bringing Telnet Back
I'm using telnet for ssh too. Doing RSA in your head is a bit tricky at first, but once you get used to it it's really convenient.
PS. For a real challenge try to PPP authenticate over dial-up using your voice.
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