top 3D-Printed Gun Bought and Displayed By London Art Museum
Try making an AK from raw materials. Now try printing a firearm from raw materials. Tell me which is easier.
top Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam
Change the penalty for moving violations from a monetary fine to a mandatory community service.
The incentive for police to write frivolous tickets will disappear, and people who are caught will be made to spend real time helping their community in some way, benefitting them, and costing them time, which is more valuable than money.
top A Humanoid Robot Named "Baxter" Could Revive US Manufacturing
The original luddites were afraid of this very thing - advances in loom technology turned weaving jobs from highly skilled labor into a job someone could learn in a few hours.
This sort of thing will happen over and over again. And as progress marches onward, most of us still manage to find work.
about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Best On-Site Backup Plan?
As a photographer myself (Though only around 4TB of photos at current) here's my setup:
Onsite backup: Drobo to Drobo.
Offsite backup: Backblaze. I pay $4/mo (2 years prepaid). This is a secondary backup. It still has everything, but I rely on the local backup to retrieve something should my primary storage fail, and the offsite is for when things burn to the ground or someone steals my stuff or lightning takes everything out. Really it's cheap, it's just that initial backup which takes an eternity and might get you in trouble with your ISP. Fortunately I was able to use the local university 1gbit connection to reduce my initial backup time to just 18 days (straight).
top Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle
In the context used by most people including the media, an Assault Rifle is semi-auto. An Assault Weapon is either a rifle or a handgun that meets certain scary cosmetic configurations.
top Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle
No. An Assault rifle cannot fire in fully-automatic mode. Assault Rifle, as generally used today, refers to semi-automatic firearms ONLY (Since fully-automatic firearms have been largely banned since 1986, with old ones grandfathered in if you pass a 4-month federal background check process and pay the tax). Way to spread the FUD.
In Fact, Assault rifles differ from their brothers, "hunting" or "Sporting" rifles, in cosmetics only.
top Blocking Gun Laws With Patents
You're right. They'll steal some gun from your underwear drawer, and use it to kill someone, thereby tracing the crime back TO YOU.
Criminals are funny. They don't really care what the law is, by definition. So they'll break whatever laws they need to in order to get it done.
top Sprint Orders All OEMs To Strip Carrier IQ From Their Phones
But doesn't Sprint have a reputation for handing data over to the cops without a warrant?
top World Solar Challenge About To Start
It's The University of Michigan.
top Lawsuit Claims Sony Canned Security Staff Just Before Data Breach
Or - they were fired, and two weeks later hacked into the systems themselves.
top iPad Account Hacker Pleads Guilty
That's not the same.
With a GET, I'm actually asking a server for something, and the server gives it to me, tells me no, or ignores me. This is akin to knocking on the door and asking for a cup of sugar.
They say the internet is like a giant corkboard on your front door for a reason - and that we should be careful in what we should put online.
So should corporations with other people's data.
top Apple Patents Tech to Stop iPhones Filming in Venues
How long till cops put these on their cars, or make some belt-attached version to stop citizen recordings?
top Man Creates Open Source Flashlight
Any flashlight that takes 18650 batteries can also use CR123a batteries at a 2-for-1 ratio (2xCR123a = 1x18650 Li-Ion).
So if you're that worried buy a 10-pack of CR123s at walmart.
top Worker Rights Extend To Facebook, Says NLRB
No holiday time, no sick leave, no maternity leave, no restrictions on hours worked, no mandated breaks, few health and safety regulations, can be fired without notice or reason, can legally discriminate, etc. It is like working in the third world. Between this and health care the US is low on my list of places I wish to work.
Check (10 days off/year), Check (15 days off/year, 6 months extended sick leave which renews every 5 years), Check (Paternity leave, counts as sick time), True (but if I'm over 40 hours I get overtime - knew I was on call taking this job), True (no mandated breaks, but my work environment allows for them whenever), No safety issues to worry about here, True (I'm not a "right to work" state, I'm in an "at will" state), and Discriminate? ooohkay.
Come to the states sometime. See what it's really like.
top ATM Hack Gives Cash On Demand
I know of a couple of restaurants that have their own ATMs with a "cash only" policy for acceptable payments.
Anyone without cash is directed to the ATM they own. Instead of it costing them a percentage to accept cards, they make money off the ATM.
top Bionic-Eyed Man Wants To Stream Eye Video Online
Then maybe you shouldn't go in public. By definition, there is no expectation of privacy in a public place, or a place open to the public.
Some states have asinine laws about recording that FORCE privacy in public (which is why we're seeing police prosecute citizens for recording them in the performance of their duties), but most don't.
top The "Hail Mary Cloud" Is Growing
I changed SSH to a nonstandard port and reduced attempts by 95%.
Then I started a whitelist (hosts.allow) for SSH. That took care of the rest.
top Google Under Fire For Calling Their Language "Go"
You don't copyright a name. If you would - there's no real paperwork involved. Copyright is automatic.
top Future Astronauts May Survive On Eating Silkworms
"Bacon Salt is a Zero-calorie, Zero fat, Vegetarian, and Kosher seasoning that makes everything taste like bacon."
top EEStor Issued a Patent For Its Supercapacitor
You can't triple its range if the *size* of the capacitor is the same as the battery. Just because it weighs less doesn't mean it has the same density.
zigziggityzoo has no journal entries.