Feeds

What hell hath science wrought lately?

A quick guide to man's abominations

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

DHS Brainscan

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) no doubt has many scientific horrors in mind for the nation's citizens. Yet few are quite so obviously sinister as dreaming up "Project Hostile Intent."

The proposed device, developed by the Human Factors Division of the DHS Science & Technology directorate — scared yet? — is to probe airline passengers for signs of deception or hostility.

Isn't this how Sylvester McMonkey McBean changed star-bellied Sneeches?

But perhaps you live in, oh, northern Liechtenstein and don't plan on visiting the US any time soon. Nobody's about to plumb your precious noggin, right? Well, perhaps. That depends on where you stick it. But even the most vigilant chap or lassie isn't safe.

Here's how your life will end: [spoiler alert] Who seethes with more repressed hostility and deception than your average IT worker? Just have a look at our comments section for proof. Fact is, this contraption will be shipping America's tech industry to Guantanamo faster than you can say Sweet Land of Liberty.

Pow. A major piece of the web's infrastructure grinds to a halt. And with it goes a few thousand zombie systems spamming ads for knockoff Rolex watches and Viagra. Now the idiot living one house over is late for work, sexually unsatisfied, and has money burning a hole in his pocket. It's only a matter of time before he buys a gun and shoots you in the face. Maybe you should have trimmed that tree branch creeping over his lawn after all. Guess that makes you the jerk.

Danger level: 2/5

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers
Windmills, solar, tidal - all a 'false hope', say Stanford PhDs
SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS
Boffin: 'I think the behaviour is increasing in frequency'
The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS
Your brother's gonna die, kid, unless we can give him your, well ...
Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg
Off to the boozer? This delicacy might help mitigate the effects
I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm
'He is just being himself' says proud mum of larger-than-life physicist
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Britain's HUMAN DNA-strewing Moon mission rakes in £200k
3 days, and Kickstarter moves lander 37% nearer takeoff
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.