Lumia Phones Leaking Private Data To Microsoft
Hardware and firmware? They proabably wanted to tell: "Our phones do not snoop at the hardware and firmware level. Anything at the higher levels is not our business."
UK Introduces Warrantless Detention
Yes, it is a piece of junk.
Skydiving Accident Leaves Security Guru Cedric 'Sid' Blancher Dead At 37
I bet it depends on how heathy you will be from 37 to 73 :-)
US Nuclear Weapons Lab Discovers How To Suppress the Casimir Force
i was actually thinking the same thing
Microsoft Botches More Patches In Latest Automatic Update
Not back-doored by the NSA: for all 99% of people know, Linux is back-doored by the NSA to high heaven.
Did you just pull this out of thin air, or can you back it up with some facts?
Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds
If they used https then the url is encrypted. That means the search terms are not part of plain meta-data.
It would be interesting to know whether they used http or https.
Love and Hate For Java 8
I would almost agree, that any language is as good as any other. With a few exceptions, like "whitespace" which isn't meant to be a practical language anyway.
You may be right if you talk within one group of languages like e.g. procedural. But there is quite a difference between groups: (procedural, functional, logic), (strict, lazy), (pure, with side effects), (dynamically, or statically typed, or untyped), (static, lexical, dynamic scoping).
No, programming languages are not equal to each other. They can be very different. But I agree that tools are important.
New Thunderbolt Revision Features 20 Gbps Throughput, 4K Video Support
A lot, any SATA drive is eSATA. You just need to add power to it trough a separate cable. They changed only the connector. The mistake was not adding power to the new connector. What a pity!
Lots of Changes for Intel Graphics Coming in Linux 3.9
we call them morons, why would one cripple their computer, a suposed tool to get things done to hold them selves higher in the morality of a fucking driver is beyond me, I have shit to get done, not be political with my tools.
Or they are willing to suffer a bit now in an attempt to create a new market segment for open drivers. You could call them investors instead of morons. Also there are issues with reporting bugs when your kernel is tainted. This can be critical for some people. Maybe you can try to educate yourself about their motivation before calling them "morons".
Fireflies Bring Us Brighter LEDs
I have no need of the hypothesis that there is a Creator. It explains everything, but predicts nothing.
LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio
I am not sure you could still buy a 4:3 monitor any more.
4:3 (1280x1024) is common for 19" LCD. Newegg has a lot of them.
WordPress To Accept Bitcoins
Presumably all the early adopters in this Ponzi scheme have now cashed in
Probably not. About 65% of BTCs in use are owned by only 10,000 users.
Why is it a Ponzi scheme?
Airlines Face Acute Pilot Shortage
And then the data link breaks or gets jammed (or even hacked?) by a terrorist. Especially when electrical systems start failing, the connection will be lost.
Then open big parachutes and let the plane land with them (wherever it is currently located). Then send rescue to pick up passengers ... or whatever is left from them :)
Linus Torvalds Advocates For 2560x1600 Standard Laptop Displays
3840x2160, 30bpp, 60fps will use about 15Gbit/s, Display Port bandwidth is 17.28 Gbit/s. So there is still some room. You can also use different color encoding (like YCbCr 4:2:2 chroma sub sampling) to lower bandwidth. Lowering color channel bandwidth to 16 bpp (8bit luma 8bit chroma) would be barely noticeable for such a high density display. Our non-existing 4096x4096, 16bpp, 60fps display would use about 16 Gbit/s. So Display Port is barely OK. And you can still lower the refresh rate :)
Misunderstanding of Prior Art May Have Led to Apple-Samsung Verdict
That sentence states Groklaw's opinion how the law should define what is patentable. It does not say how it is. It is not a misunderstanding being spread.
Apple Is Now the Most Valuable Company In History
posting to undo moderation
Thunderbolt On Windows: Hardware and Performance Explored
I honestly believe this is why rollout has been so slow, a frantic flurry of trying to figure out some way to patch the massive gaping goatse sized hole. Dev kits still not available, or so I'm told.
I doubt that is the reason for slow adoption. FireWire controls DMA too and people do not seem to mind that much.
Russian Programmers Dominate At Google Code Jam
It is also about proving your algorithms do what you want. Why would you do it manually when you can do it in theorem provers like COQ, Agda, ... And building such proofs is very similar to programming ... and mostly harder. It is also about programming language design, and type systems.
I doubt one can be a good in CS without a computer.
Dealing With the Eventual Collapse of Social Networks
If a service is so valuable to its users then the company can charge for it and there is no reason for disappearance.
If the service is not valuable enough for its users to pay for it then nothing of value (to the users) is lost.
Although the most probable outcome is that a better service will appear and that will be the reason for the demise of the old one.