top Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit
A French company threatening a Swedish guy with a US law.. Makes perfect sense...
top HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"
In his memoir My Grandfather’s Son, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pointed to his years at Yale Law School as the genesis of his hostility to affirmative action. “Before long I realized that those blacks who benefitted from it were being judged by a double standard,” Thomas wrote. “As much as it stung to be told that I’d done well in the seminary despite my race, it was far worse to feel that I was now at Yale because of it.”
top Chernobyl's Sarcophagus, Redux
The core melted a hole through the ground deep enough to hit the water table where it exploded on contact with water, then caused a steam explosion that was so powerful some of the material hit the jet stream. The heat continued causing hydrogen build up and further hydrogen explosions.
top Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
top Facebook Patented Making NSA Data Handoffs Easier
top Experian Sold Social Security Numbers To ID Theft Service
You can't let fucking zombies drive man, be serious.
He still has his driver's license... but you can't let him get a car loan.
top Google Wants Patent On Splitting Restaurant Bills
"An automatic service charge of 18% will be added to groups of 8 or more."
Add "With 50% of that being a royalty for the patent", and this story gets done-done in the next sprint..
top The Legal Purgatory at the US Border: Detained, Searched, and Interrogated
Why bother with disks? Just upload any data needed to your favorite hosted (I almost said cloud) storage server, possibly encrypted. And travel with a clean laptop. Download when at destination.
top More Bad News From Fukushima
True, the level of gamma radiation has not been disclosed. And given what TEPCO was doing during this fiasco, I can certainly understand the concern.
top More Bad News From Fukushima
Usual measurement is 1m free-air-distance, but at the level they observe, they cannot sent anyone in there to make these measurements.
According to TFA, they can, with basic protection:
Tepco said the radiation measured was beta rays, which would be easier to protect against than gamma rays.
top Australian University Unveils New Carbon-Trapping Bricks
Nature has prior art on that; you have to do it on the Internet to get a patent.
top After Lavabit Shut-Down, Dotcom's Mega Promises Secure Mail
The links in the story have been secured for your protection.
top Can NASA, Air Force, and Private Industry Really Mitigate an Asteroid Threat?
Unlikely.. but they will gladly make the public believe that something must be done, and then spend a whole lot of money doing something. See also: TSA.
about a year and a half ago
top SCO Wants To Destroy Business Records
IIRC they were a litigation business.
top School Board Considers Copyright Ownership of Student and Teacher Works
I'd rather quote Arkell v. Pressdram.
top AT&T: Don't Want a Data Plan for That Smartphone? Too Bad.
They charged him highway toll because he has a car capable of doing highway speed, even though he never drives on a highway.
top Scientists Work Towards Naturally Caffeine-Free Coffee
mistakes like that can never possibly happen, relax... trust them... they know what they are doing.
top Fracture Putty Can Heal a Broken Bone In Days
I think they used PuTTYGen in this case.