Did the transporter just drop me into the middle of some poetry jam?
According to the second article above provided by krunster, the hackers posted this message with the data dump:
"South African Police Service Web site hacked saps.gov.za database and e-mails leaked. The reason for this action is to serve as a reminder to the government regarding the murders of 34 protesting miners outside the Marikana platinum mine by police. To date no officers have been brought to justice... This situation will NOT be tolerated. #OpMarikanaMiners @domaineranon.”
So in response to the alleged 34 murders, the hackers expose 16000 names of innocent people to "punish" the cops? This would be like punishing Hitler by gassing American Jews.
If even one of those 16K people is killed as a result of this, the hackers become accessories to murder, in my book.
I threw the 80 columns rule out a decade ago.
Typesetters use fairly rigid rules about how many characters-wide text should be, in order to be easily readable. If you're filling a widescreen with one window of wrapped text, there is no way it is readable.
Also, for the mathematically inclined, 16:10 is a close approximation of the golden ratio.
That's pretty much the point: beauty before function.
Fine, fine, change it to crystal meth and the executive will be right on board.
Here is a more direct analogy:
Selling is legal. Donating a kidney is legal. Selling a kidney is illegal (in the U.S.).
I think even George Carlin (who was a comedian, we may need to recall) realized that laws reflect a society's collective (not unanimous!) views as to what is "right" and "wrong".
Fuck you both. The last thing this country needs is people actively suggesting ways to strip more freedoms away from the people.
One excuse politicians use to strip away freedoms is to point at those who abuse them. [Hint, hint, there moderators.]
" Well the Net is really here, and we have Slashdot and Twitter and blogs... we can post wisdom until cows come home and no great powers will have been gained."
I couldn't disagree more.
Consider Nate Silver. (See his wiki entry if you don't know who he is.) He is a smart guy who started off with baseball predictions, but his prominence shot up after he "posted his wisdom" essentially nailing the last presidential election state by state. There is no doubt that this lead to his prominence today (at a relatively young age).
Secondly, regarding the rest of "us", I'm still waiting to find this wisdom of which you speak. And no, the occasional needle in the haystack does not count.
I'd never heard of 'pinning' something to the task bar before this article....??
That's right, you hadn't.
Now it appears that machines can beat captcha and recaptcha very easily. So WHY do we still see these schemes in use?
Could you give me your address, and let me know when you won't be home? (I presume you no longer lock your house.)
I never saw them once clean that thing.
Dude, it's Japan. A little spray nozzle comes out after each use, followed by a mini-squeegie.
The encrypted auction paper (the whole point of the summary) is at: http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.4507
and not at the arxiv link provided in the summary.
it surprises me that the government wants their potential employees to be less informed than the general public.
And as it turns out, that is not the case at all. Imagine that, a completely misleading summary on slashdot.
TFA says: Columbia University career services got a recommendation from an alumnus that if you want a job with the State Dept, he recommends
"you DO NOT post links to these documents nor make comments on social media sites such as Facebook or through Twitter. Engaging in these activities would call into question your ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government."
(1) This is not official policy; it is an alumnus giving personal advice to undergrads at his alma mater.
(2) It has nothing to do with reading/not reading wikileaks.
I really have to spend less time reading
If it takes phone companies as long to eliminate phone books as it takes for Slashdot to get around to the topic of phone book elimination, the phone books should be safe for awhile. (e.g. New York)
...the intent of causing a chilling effect throughout a community
You're a fucking brainiac.
Was the irony intended?
... there is no way for me to judge how appropriate this was or wasn't.
This is slashdot. What site were you looking for?