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+ - Website hacks itself in the name of a lame holiday prank - no news here..->

Submitted by SubGhandi
SubGhandi (231617) writes "Today, the crackerjack staff at Slashdot decided to render it's content unreadable to visitors. It started as some sort of ruse in order to get people to log in, in order to be able to read the desired content, but ran amok when logging in was found to not remedy the situation. The Slashdot staff has decided that the next step should be a Ddos attack on its own webservers, and then Hari Kari afterwards..."
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Comment: Re:Diversion (Score 1) 1168

by SubGhandi (#42339611) Attached to: School Shooting Prompts Legislation To Study Violent Video Games

What the hell are you talking about? Canadians shoot each other plenty!
From - http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/canada
In Canada, annual firearm homicides total :
2009: 173
2008: 200
2007: 188
2006: 190
2005: 223
2004: 173
2003: 161
2002: 152
2001: 171
2000: 184
1999: 165
1998: 151
1997: 186
1996: 207
1995: 168

Robotics

Robot Drawn Caricatures 29

Posted by samzenpus
from the vincent-van-gort dept.
ptresset writes "From Singularity Hub: 'Artists and programmers in the UK have decided to improve upon the male and female symbols outside many toilet facilities. They’ve developed a set of robotic arms that take pictures of people entering into a bathroom and then use that image to create a unique drawing to place outside the door. It then wipes away this art to make room for the next person’s caricature.'"
Businesses

Comcast Awarded the Golden Poo Award 286

Posted by samzenpus
from the you-will-receive-your-award-between-8-and-12 dept.
ISoldat53 writes "The Consumerist has awarded Comcast the Golden Poo award for the worst company in America. From the article: 'After four rounds of bloody battle against some of the most publicly reviled businesses in America, Comcast can now run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and hold its hands high in victory — it has bested everyone else to earn the title of Worst Company In America for 2010.'"
The Military

Indian Military Hopes to Weaponize the Searing "Ghost Pepper" 267

Posted by timothy
from the there's-pepper-spray-and-pepper-spray dept.
coondoggie writes "The military in India is looking to weaponize the world's hottest chili, the bhut jolokia or 'ghost pepper,' according to a number of news outlets. The Bhut Jolokia chili pepper from Assam, India is no ordinary pepper. In tests first conducted by the New Mexico State University in 2008 and subsequently confirmed by Guinness World records and others, the Bhut Jolokia reached over one million Scoville heat units, while the next hottest, the Red Savina Habenero, clocks in at a mere 577,000. Scoville units are a universally accepted measure of chili hotness."
Privacy

Google's Streetview Seen As Culturally Insensitive In Japan 524

Posted by timothy
from the so-don't-look dept.
Jim O'Connell writes "Global Voices has a translation of an excellent open letter to Google by Osamu Higuchi, explaining that Street view is too invasive for Japanese traditional values when used in residential areas. Having lived here for ten years, most recently in an older residential area, I can attest to its accuracy — Living in such close proximity to your neighbors, it becomes necessary to 'not look' at everything that you might be able see from a place such as the street, where you may have a legal right to be. The cultural boundaries are simply different than those of the US."
Programming

+ - Time measuring

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "We all know computers can measure time in seconds and milliseconds. But how precise can computers be when measuring time? microseconds? nanoseconds? picoseconds? femtoseconds? attoseconds? zeptoseconds? yoctoseconds? How precise can you measure time on a x86 / home PC? How precise can you measure time on a computer? How do scientists measure time when accuracy and precision is very important?"
Robotics

+ - VIPeR: Israel's Killer Robot

Submitted by Guy Yernisberg
Guy Yernisberg (666) writes "Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems has just completeted the final model of its new VIPeR autonomous defense robot. It's armed with an Uzi submachine gun and can throw grenades. It has an onboard camera for aiming and identifying possible targets. The problem is, once armed, it shoots at everything it can see. It's supposedly intended for use against Palestinian and Lebanese guerilla fighters — but they live amongst the civilians and not in "combat zones" as the IDF claims. Releasing a killing machine in the middle of a city might not be such a good idea after all."
Hardware Hacking

+ - Balancing One-Wheeled Scooter

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Keyboard Hacking Guy
Keyboard Hacking Guy writes "Via HackaDay: Want to make a cheap Segway yourself? Here is a selfmade one-wheeled balancing scooter / skateboard. Using it is very similar to a snowboard to ride, requiring no user input other than the movement of your body mass. Leaning forwards and backwards controls the velocity and moving your weight from heal to toe controls the turn radius. It's easy and very intuitive to ride. See video on YouTube."
Communications

What are the Best Cell Phone Services in the US? 239

Posted by Cliff
from the and-what-is-it-about-them-that-you-like dept.
James Hewfanger asks: "Cnet.co.uk has run an article on the five best cell phone services in the UK. These include a text-based service that gets you the number of a licensed cab company in London, Google Maps and Gmail on your phone, a service that can tell what artist and song you're listening to, an online service that backs up all your cell phone contacts and a text-based service that answers any question you can throw at it. What, however, are the five best cell phone services in the US?"

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