I have NoScript enabled on Slashdot, too. Only way this site is remotely usable, just like Google nowadays.
* Google alternative. They use the Google index but don't track their users.
Ukraine removed all their nukes in 1994, three years after independence. No Ukrainian commander has the power to retaliate to a nuclear strike in kind. According to the article, they're regretting that decision right about now.
That's what these large corporations all do.
Look at Google, grandstanding about moving things to HTTPS a few months ago, making things harder for the NSA, and so on, and yet at the same time they are now proactively scanning people's data for illegal activity and then handing it over to the government. Microsoft is doing the same thing.
What makes you think Yahoo will do anything different? The whole plan here is probably to get uninformed users to hand over their PGP keys so they can store them.
If you read the article, it explains this "dead zone" is actually full of algae---in other words, it probably has more life in it than the entire surrounding area (in terms of number of organisms, concentration of organisms, total biomass, and so on). Maybe this is a good thing, maybe it's bad, maybe it's entirely indifferent, but it is not a "dead zone."
But of course if we described the zone honestly, we wouldn't be able to use it as environmentalist propaganda, now could we?
Looks like something broke.
Now that Google has implemented 2012 i18n technology, maybe vaunted technology site Slashdot can catch up to 1998 and implement UTF-8 properly?
...absolutely nothing has changed. People have been unlocking their phones; people will continue to unlock their phones; and if Congress re-outlaws it, people will still continue to unlock their phones.
Nice obscure reference there...
In other news, Comcast announced record profits today. First-quarter earnings up thirty percent.
"Traitor" is a legal term. "Hero" is a value judgment. Snowden is probably both. The government he turned against, having long turned against their own people, deserved it.
Time for a good ol' streisand effect. Lookee here:---
Personally I always thought this movie was just racist/Islamophobic dreck, but now with the government finally finding a convenient excuse to censor it, I'm downloading all three of these copies and will be seeding them indefinitely once downloaded.
"Maybe the U.S. Dollar isn't so bad after all."
Because the regulated financial institutions that deal in U.S. dollars are so much more trustworthy. Perhaps I should keep my money with these guys. Or this company. Or them perhaps? This guy looks trustworthy, doesn't he?
The head of a government-run transit monopoly is upset someone else is providing a competing service.
People get into accidents all the time because they were messing with their radio when they should have had their eyes on the road. So why don't we ban car radios?
And if that seems absurd, why are we talking about banning things like texting, cell phone use, or Google Glass while driving?