TSA Saw My Junk, Missed Razor Blades, Says Adam Savage
I know everyone whos thinking oh well it's easy to miss razor blades, thinking they're just little shaving blades, but no, these are actually 10 inch long steel blades.
Anti-Smartphone Phone Launched For Technophobes
they need to make a phone where you don't have to talk to people
Did the Windows Phone 7 Bomb In the US?
We're all still locked into our 47-year contracts.
Why 'Cyber Crime' Should Just Be Called 'Crime'
The internet is global and omnipresent, penal laws are not. We're still in the wild west.
Interop Returns 16 Million IPv4 Addresses
If anyone is wondering interop is 45.x.x.x
French City To Use CCTV For Parking Fines
With all those cameras, maybe we'll get to see what's in the case.
Researchers Test Space Beer
Shouldn't we be spending our time developing Synthehol?
Former Military Personnel Claim Aliens Are Monitoring Our Nukes
If we nuke everything, it's gonna be difficult for them to plunder our natural resources and turn us into sex slaves.
High Fructose Corn Syrup To Get a Makeover
Kinda off topic, but is anyone else enjoying the "real-sugar" sodas that are in supermarkets? Man so delicious, I stocked up on it. I wish this was sold all the time.
The Last Component To Fail In My Computer Was The...
Man I couldn't agree more. Capacitors are always the first thing to go on no-moving-parts electronics. It makes you think twice about "name brand" when they buy their capacitors from the cheapest chinese manufacturer.
Pentagon Aims To Buy Up Book
16365 James Madison Highway
Gordonsville, VA 22942-8501
It would be a shame if that warehouse accidentally got burglarized and the book published online.
GE Closes Last US Light Bulb Factory
GE needs to team up with Cree and retrofit their factory for making the next generation LED bulbs.
PayPal Withholding Indie Game Dev's €600,000 Account
I've lost money at paypal as well. Ha! dispute resolution? They'll just keep the money from both parties. The sad thing is paypal could steal all our money for no reason and it would be perfectly legal. E-commerce companies absolutely HATE dealing with paypal because of so much fraud/shady practices.
Pirate Bay Down; Police Raids Across Europe
1. TPB is not down, it is and has been up-just really really slow. TPB being slow is nothing new, it's been plagued with speed and reliability problems the entire summer.
2. TPB trackers were shut down a long time ago willfully. They still show up all over the place though because nobodys really around anymore to maintain the website except a couple volunteer moderators with limited access. Most torrents that were tracked on TPB's tracker are now tracked on openbt/publicbt. It's common practice for people to point dns of tracker.thepiratebay.org to tracker.openbittorrent.com.
3. Swedish news outlets have already confirmed WikiLeaks was not the target of these raids. It's just a coincidence that them and many other controversial websites are hosted at prq/rix-mainly because of their dedication to anonymity of the customer.
4. Their goal (my guess/opinion) was to take down a bunch of "scene" servers and websites simultaneously to temporarily stem the flow of high quality releases. Release groups and Pre sites/Scene sites often use servers to coordinate their efforts and post their releases to these places first-After which you have a trickle down effect where the torrents are posted to public torrent sites most of us are familiar with. I guess they're hoping that there will be enough evidence on these computers to identify some of the individuals who are at the top of the "scene" foodchain-the people who actually sneak the camcorders into the theaters or work at the cd pressing factory to prerelease a new CD etc...
Ryanair's CEO Suggests Eliminating Co-Pilots
Why not split the difference? Have an experienced, well-paid professional career pilot as the main pilot. The "co-pilot" will be some $15/hr assistant/stewardess, with basic knowledge on how to land the plane in an emergency situation but that's about it. Or make it so every flight has a stewardess that is trained in emergency landing.
Senate Candidate Sued By Copyright Troll
Steve Gibson needs to walk into a phone booth.
New QuickTime Flaw Bypasses ASLR, DEP
People still use that garbage? That's like installing real player.