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Man says Southwest kicked him off flight for critical tweet

from News.com - 24 July, 2014 - 05:50
A Southwest Airlines passenger isn't impressed with a gate agent and tweets about it. Then, he says, he's prevented from reboarding his flight unless he deletes the tweet.
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Qualcomm earnings rise, but guidance weak

from News.com - 24 July, 2014 - 05:41
Chipmaker posts sharply higher earnings for its June quarter thanks to strong chipset sales, but shares fall after hours as company warns of problems in China.






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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

Slashdot - 24 July, 2014 - 05:37
coondoggie writes: If what we know as advanced life exists anywhere other than Earth, then perhaps they are dirtying their atmosphere as much as we are. We could use such pollution components to perhaps more easily spot such planets. That's the basis of new research published this week by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They say that if we could spot the fingerprints of certain pollutants under ideal conditions (PDF), it would offer a new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence."

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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

Slashdot - 24 July, 2014 - 05:37
coondoggie writes: If what we know as advanced life exists anywhere other than Earth, then perhaps they are dirtying their atmosphere as much as we are. We could use such pollution components to perhaps more easily spot such planets. That's the basis of new research published this week by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They say that if we could spot the fingerprints of certain pollutants under ideal conditions (PDF), it would offer a new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

Slashdot - 24 July, 2014 - 05:37
coondoggie writes: If what we know as advanced life exists anywhere other than Earth, then perhaps they are dirtying their atmosphere as much as we are. We could use such pollution components to perhaps more easily spot such planets. That's the basis of new research published this week by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They say that if we could spot the fingerprints of certain pollutants under ideal conditions (PDF), it would offer a new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

Slashdot - 24 July, 2014 - 05:37
coondoggie writes: If what we know as advanced life exists anywhere other than Earth, then perhaps they are dirtying their atmosphere as much as we are. We could use such pollution components to perhaps more easily spot such planets. That's the basis of new research published this week by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They say that if we could spot the fingerprints of certain pollutants under ideal conditions (PDF), it would offer a new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Dad and son attempting around-the-world flight crash in Samoa, feared dead

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 05:27


Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son Haris.

The LA Times reports that an Indiana father and his teen son who were attempting to fly around the world together are believed to have crashed in American Samoa. Read the rest

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IBM soups up SoftLayer for supers with Infiniband tech

The Register - 24 July, 2014 - 05:22
Amazon-beating, Google-ganking, Microsoft-muddling high-speed IO lands

IBM wants to make its newly acquired SoftLayer cloud a destination for high-performance computing workloads – so it has rolled out a high-end connectivity option unavailable in other large clouds.…

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Back doors in Apple's mobile platform for law enforcement, bosses, spies (possibly)

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 05:14

Jonathan Zdziarski's HOPE X talk, Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices, suggests that hundreds of millions of Iphone and Ipad devices ship from Apple with intentional back-doors that can be exploited by law enforcement, identity thieves, spies, and employers. Read the rest

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Back doors in Apple's mobile platform for law enforcement, bosses, spies (possibly)

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 05:14

Jonathan Zdziarski's HOPE X talk, Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices, suggests that hundreds of millions of Iphone and Ipad devices ship from Apple with intentional back-doors that can be exploited by law enforcement, identity thieves, spies, and employers. Read the rest

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Want to fly a drone at Burning Man this year? Better read this first.

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 05:12

Camera-equipped drones, like the one that shot the video above, are a wonderful tool for photography at the annual Burning Man festival. But "if you're planning on flying a drone at Burning Man this year," says BB pal Eddie Codel, "You'll need to register and follow a ton of new rules."

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Want to fly a drone at Burning Man this year? Better read this first.

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 05:12

Camera-equipped drones, like the one that shot the video above, are a wonderful tool for photography at the annual Burning Man festival. But "if you're planning on flying a drone at Burning Man this year," says BB pal Eddie Codel, "You'll need to register and follow a ton of new rules."

Read the rest

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Darth Vader's car

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 05:03

Darth Vader's car as imagined and built (life-size) by Hot Wheels.

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Darth Vader's car

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 05:03

Darth Vader's car as imagined and built (life-size) by Hot Wheels.

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Auction: Elvis's 1963 Rolls with phone

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 04:58

Elvis's 1963 Rolls Royce, complete with this car phone, will be auctioned off next month with an expected hammer price of $200,000 - $300,000.

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Auction: Elvis's 1963 Rolls with phone

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 04:58

Elvis's 1963 Rolls Royce, complete with this car phone, will be auctioned off next month with an expected hammer price of $200,000 - $300,000.

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Why don't ice cream sandwiches melt anymore? Because they're full of weird crap

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 04:57

Area Mom grossed out to discover that ice cream she bought her kids contains so much artificial junk in it, it won't melt in the hot sun. This is a local television news segment of greatness. [via @nextdraft]

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Why don't ice cream sandwiches melt anymore? Because they're full of weird crap

Boing Boing - 24 July, 2014 - 04:57

Area Mom grossed out to discover that ice cream she bought her kids contains so much artificial junk in it, it won't melt in the hot sun. This is a local television news segment of greatness. [via @nextdraft]

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The 404 1,530: Where we're richer for the experience (podcast)

from News.com - 24 July, 2014 - 04:57
Convincing Google that you accidentally clicked on a racist search result, Comic-con 2014 events for TMNT and X-Men fans, a sequel to Fight Club, and an upcoming novel about people working on their novels.
Categories: Open Source

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

Slashdot - 24 July, 2014 - 04:55
Advocatus Diaboli sends this report: The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither "concrete facts" nor "irrefutable evidence" to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept. ...The heart of the document revolves around the rules for placing individuals on a watchlist. "All executive departments and agencies," the document says, are responsible for collecting and sharing information on terrorist suspects with the National Counterterrorism Center. It sets a low standard—"reasonable suspicion"—for placing names on the watchlists, and offers a multitude of vague, confusing, or contradictory instructions for gauging it. In the chapter on "Minimum Substantive Derogatory Criteria"—even the title is hard to digest—the key sentence on reasonable suspicion offers little clarity.

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