Now cue all the Slashbertarians ranting about how restricting unproven medical testing is an assault on freedom...
It's better! He Rule 34'd the Godwin of the Streisand effect! (or something like that).
You win the internet.
We would never have had PGP or encryption research outside government labs if everyone followed such rules.
The way I see it, no one would be using encryption nowadays if Obama managed to be president in the nineties.
Were you around in the nineties? That was when Clinton used CALEA to force telecoms to build the exact infrastructure that was exploited after 9/11 by Bush, and later Obama. That was when Clinton pushed the ultimately doomed "Clipper Chip", with all other strong encryption to be criminalized. Turns out, something as ham-handed as Clipper turned out to be un-necessary, since the NSA was just able to (apparently) subvert certification authorities and cripple hardware-based random number generators.
If Clinton had allowed a secure digital infrastructure to be built in the first place, none of the current shenanigans would have been possible, or at least would have been way harder.
It is hard to hate someone who provides such a great service.
Yes, yes, yes.
I buy pretty much everything at Amazon these days, except for food and building materials. Brick-and-mortar retail is circling the drain at this point: every once in a great while, I attempt to buy something at a store in a local strip mall, and nine times out of ten, I come back empty-handed and horrified by how bad it's gotten out there. I'm beginning to suspect that Bezos has infiltrated retail stores with irritating morons purely to drive you to Amazon.
Even more important, Amazon mediates the online purchase experience with small retailers. It doesn't take many times having to file a dispute with American Express to drive one away from corrupt indie electronics retailers, but even the worst of them won't fuck with you if the order is mediated through Amazon.
I'll take evil over incompetent almost all the time.
The resolution of the human eye for somebody with astoundingly good vision is about one arc minute. At a distance of 3 meters, that means that the smallest thing you can see is about 0.9mm across. If the width of my screen is 1.5 meters, that means there is NO FUCKING POINT in making the display more than 1667 pixels across. For a smaller screen, say 1 meter wide, the limit is 1111 pixels. Which is why I never bothered to buy more than 720p for my 32" monitor, because only Superman would be able to notice the difference of a higher resolution screen at the distance from my couch to the TV.
4K is the video equivalent of Monster Cable.
Why is this rated as 5 Insightful?
It's modded insightful because the vast majority of people on Slashdot react with all the rationality of a mob when somebody even obliquely hints at taking their porn away. It's lonely in the basement.
Well, not that i am into erotica, but I dislike being told what I am being allowed to read by private company.
You're not. A private company is deciding which products it wishes to sell and which it does not.
the biggest problems in academia range from "we have open policies", to political problems.
Universities should have open policies. That's what universities are there for: the open exchange of information. IT's job is to make technology available, not unavailable, even if unavailable is more secure.
Trick is, you HAVE to be ready to go pro... & the tech interviews pretty much assure that (you either make it thru them, rounds of them, or you don't get employ). 3 of my profs knew it (2 did the same is why - working for a bit, going back to 'chipping away @ the stone' of the degree when time & monies permitted).
Too bad nobody ever taught you to write.
And were the students any better off after your class? Or was the next teacher lamenting their lacking education even more than you were?
I would like to think that they were better off, but every hour spent teaching them remedial math was an hour spent not teaching them science.
Having been to both highschool and university. I find it ironic that anyone at university would be complaining about the educational value of highschool.
Try teaching a science class to students who don't understand proportionality, can't convert from feet to meters, and don't know what a logarithm is.