The US Postal Service accurately routes and delivers over 500 million mailpieces each and every day. We could do worse than the post office.
The US Post Office inefficient? Would you like to define efficient? Because by my definition, a company that can accurately route 500 million pieces of mail each and every day is pretty fucking awesome.
now that my son is old enough to play video games with me.
Staying on Earth will end up with you dead too, which must also be tantamount to suicide. Therefore, if you are Muslim, you shouldn't be allowed to live anywhere.
That any implementation of Android taken over by Microsoft will be completely forked.
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have created a pizza that can be stored for up to three years while still remaining edible. 'It pretty much tastes just like a typical pan pizza that you would make at home and take out of the oven or the toaster oven,' said Jill Bates who heads up the lab. 'The only thing missing from that experience would be it's not hot when you eat it. It's room temperature.'"
Is to watch porn so disturbing that the government is afraid to monitor your computer
my bad - i needed it for some yogurt
Thats not exactly true. A religion can change its beliefs. Of course, when that happens you end up with a lot of burnt heretics. From both sides of the argument.
sandbagger writes "The CBC (it's like PBS only without the begging) is broadcasting a documentary about the open plan office this evening. You can hear a radio interview about the documentary here. In this documentary, the history of the open office is looked at, how it has evolved, and how the justifications for it being best for everyone else are used by those with offices. Advocates say fewer doors and walls means more collaboration. Critics say it's all driven by bottom line economics--crowding more people into smaller spaces saves money. Is it just me or do the people who want you to work in open offices sound like the nobility in Downton Abbey?"
mask.of.sanity writes "Facebook has paid out its largest bug bounty of $33,500 for a serious remote code execution vulnerability which also returned Facebook's etc/passwd. The researcher could change Facebook's use of Gmail as an OpenID provider to a URL he controlled, and then sent a request carrying malicious XML code. The Facebook response included its etc/passwd which contained essential login information such as system administrator data and user IDs. The company quickly patched the flaw and awarded him for the proof of concept remote code execution which he quietly disclosed to them."
Judging by our history of riots, wars, murders and the like, what the world really needs is less passion and more rational thought.
Lasrick writes "Mark Gubrud has another great piece exploring the slippery slope we seem to be traveling down when it comes to autonomous weapons systems: Quote: 'Autonomous weapons are robotic systems that, once activated, can select and engage targets without further intervention by a human operator. Advances in computer technology, artificial intelligence, and robotics may lead to a vast expansion in the development and use of such weapons in the near future. Public opinion runs strongly against killer robots. But many of the same claims that propelled the Cold War are being recycled to justify the pursuit of a nascent robotic arms race. Autonomous weapons could be militarily potent and therefore pose a great threat.'"
To which the BHP would say, hey do they have H1-B's? We don't need any trouble with INS.
Why didn't they give this the code name Roswell?