Anonabox developer August Germar tells the Daily Dot, however, that the device was commissioned specifically to run their code.
If you're surprised that the news isn't fact checking well, then you've not been watching the news for the past decade or so.
I'm not surprised, but does that mean we should just be complacent? News should be based on verifiable facts. When it's not, we -- the viewers -- should call them out on it.
For everyone saying "it's just a show": that's not the problem. Walter O'Brien is using his credibility from his show to promote himself as a real super-genius consultant. He has news programs touting him as the person who solved the Boston marathon bombings. He spent two hours on the radio last night promoting his "concierge" service. It's not just a bad TV show; the guy is perpetrating a real-life fraud.
The linked article should clarify a bit: O'Brien is using the news stories about his "genius" to promote his consulting business.
I don't understand why it'd matter. Just look at him as the writer of the series.
He's been all over the media promoting his super-genius consulting company, and CBS has been running news stories proclaiming his "achievements":
Actually, title should finish: "behind CBS's new show".
I was editing the title, must have hit enter in the wrong field, and next thing I knew the story was submitted. So two corrections:
1) Title should finish "...behind CBS's Scorpion TV drama"
2) Beginning ("Back in August") should link to previous slashdot story: http://entertainment.slashdot....
The more you dig, the more of the same you find. Former co-workers of O'Brien's have shown up in comments or reached out to me and others directly — and they all say the same thing. Walter is a nice enough guy, works hard, does a decent job (though it didn't stop him from getting laid off from The Capital Group), but has a penchant for telling absolutely unbelievable stories about his life. It appears that in just repeating those stories enough, some gullible Hollywood folks took him at his word (and the press did too), and now there's a mediocre TV show about those made up stories.
Masnick's article is a fascinating look at a man who appears to have conned both TV executives and journalists into believing his far-fetched Walter Mitty fantasies.
I just switched jobs, and my new employer asked for my current salary on the application and later verified this information during the background check.
Because the staff and management are contractors, not Fed employees, LLNL is not shut down. The Lab will begin shutting down next week (assuming the budget boondoggle continues), but until now has been fully staffed with the exception of a very small number of people directly employed by DOE.
There are a lot of us who support both the ACLU and pro-2A organizations. I'm not a fan of the NRA specifically, but I support several gun-rights groups (including the Second Amendment Foundation and the Calguns Foundation) as well as the ACLU and EFF.
Here you go:
Take your pick.
Google searches can be made over SSL. You could also tunnel to your home proxy server.
Unfortunately, a lot of employers perform MITM attacks to defeat SSL. I know my employer does. This creates a significant security risk, not the least because it trains employees to ignore certificate errors, but it's increasingly common.
You really have no idea how bullets work, do you? The metal casings are for the bullets, not the guns. If you attempt to make a bullet with a plastic casing (you can't buy them), it will fail on the first shot. Not the second shot, not the third, the first. If you use plastic casings on a bullet, it will explode and you will fail. No debate.
Caseless ammunition already exists.
It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln