Drawings of Weapons Led To New Jersey Student's Arrest
4 and I would add the Tandy/Radio Shack x in 1 electronic kits, particularly if you created the timer circuit, trip wire with alarm, or the movement sensor.
Here is Australia we do have possession with the intent to cause fear - cap gun anyone?
Ask Slashdot: Math and Science iOS Apps For Young Kids?
It is call: Going to the library!
Seriously, teach your kids to use their heads not a glorified calculator.
When they get into the real world, they are not always going to have an iPad or some electronic device to think for them, they will have to use their own heads.
I have a 2.5yo, the first toy I bought him was a slide rule.
Ask Slashdot: Best Console For the Kids This Holiday?
Books - just because the school year is over, does not mean the learning just stops.
Have them join a local youth group - not all of them are religious and fanatical or into illegal activities.
Ask Slashdot: Best Console For the Kids This Holiday?
A work bench, hammer(s), saw(s), screwdrivers, maybe some power tools, and adult supervision.
Make them use their hands and the brains to build some real memories, ones that can be shared through story telling and physically.
Get them one of those X in One electronic kits and teach them how to make a door bell and other things.
Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen
Look at the material you are writing on. No matter how fine a point you go, or how rapid drying the ink is, it will always bleed.
Paper absorbs moisture - any moisture.
Those globs of dry ink can be caused by the fibres in the paper as the ball/cup scrape across the surface removing dust like particles.
Warp Drive Might Be Less Impossible Than Previously Thought
Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The episode was call "Where no one has been before" and it required the presence of a Traveller to make it work.
But incidentally, Wesley reconfigures the wave to a donut shape.
Australian ISP Wins Case Against Movie Studios
Just because the courts told them to rack-off, does not mean it is a victory.
They will start lobbying politicians with made up figures and bribes to do an end run around due process.
Facebook: Legal Action Against Employers Asking For Your Password
I thought it was written somewhere in the T&C and the AUP that it was against the rules to share your password with anyone or even to allow direct access to your profile.
Apple Wins Patent For "iWallet"
The iWallet has been around for some time, long before NFE was even thought of.
I have an iWallet, and I have had it for 20 years - I hold it out, and the wife, kid, and merchants take what they need/want.
Anonymous Threatens Robin Hood Attacks Against Banks
It was called Sneakers.
But in the end, this sort of activism proves pointless as some govts guarantee the initial investment of bank customers.
All it would do in the end is destabilise the government and send some countries broke.
Unless that is the eventual goal.
A Job Fair For Jobs In India — In California
Or how to scam your fellow man by claiming their Windows has a virus even if they are using a Mac or don't even have a computer.
Firefox 9.0 Beta Available
Since Firefox 7, it has been locking up periodically when on YouTube, this was supposed to have been fixed with version 8, and nope it is still locking up when closing a flash enabled page.
Seriously thinking of going back to IE, or finishing the migration to Chrome.
New Sony PSN ToS: Class Action Waiver Included
Since when can a business create a contract that overrides the law of the land? Oh, that is right, THEY CANNOT!!!!
Sony can put whatever they like into the contract, but it cannot remove rights already afforded by law.
Scientists Plan "Artificial Volcano" Climate Experiment
Don't they end up mining Haley's Comet to get ice cubes? After all, it is the only source of bug free ice cubes.
AMD Accidentally Leaks 1.7 Million DiRT 3 Keys
They are pissing blood!
This is going to suck for legitimate owners for sure.
Why the Fax Machine Refuses To Die
It is easier and quicker to use a fax machine, than to use a scanner with or without a sheet feeder to generate a PDF and email it to the recipient.
How to use a fax machine:
1) Get the fax number; 2) Place paper in tray; 3) Type in fax number and press send
How to create a PDF:
1) Place paper in scanner; 2) Press scan; 3) Wait for software to load; 4) Wait for scanner to warm up; 5) Fiddle with software settings; 6) Forget it I give up, where the hell is the fax machine!
PC Designer Says PC "Going the Way of the Vacuum Tube"
Vinyl records are still in circulation and there is still a market for them. Type writers may be less common, but they are still used to teach correct typing manor.
Incandescent light bulbs are more in favour now because they do no contain mercury - didn't a US of A state repeal a law banning them because of health concerns over CFLs?
Apple Releases iOS 4.3.3 To Fix Location Tracking
The update does not help if you are using an older unsupported iPhone or iPod.
Sony Officially Blames Anonymous For PSN Hack
Probably has already been said, but the more one reads the news bursts on the whole affair, it reads more like an inside job or someone had inside help.
Attachmate Fires Mono Developers
I am reminded of all the "me too" posts when someone posted "I hate ...." - how is that being objective?
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