top Australian Target Stores Ban GTA V For Depictions of Violence Against Women
If people could be programmed, don't you think we would make them smarter?
top Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job
But the added drama is always nice.
top Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"
This is systemdGate. Get your nomenclature right.
And it can do real harm to one's ability to debug and fix kernel issues in a sane and rational manner.
top Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials
For not being grassroots it sure has been going on for a while now. Almost two months now.
For a $25 billion plus industry, the trade press is really terrible. Perhaps people who play games expect more that what the existing setup delivers. I find it to be mostly repackaged PR pieces and manufactured outrage at issue X of the day.
Its time to grow up and be professional.
top Iconic Predator-Prey Study In Peril
Maybe they outsourced it to a non-English speaking country?
top Elsevier Opens Its Papers To Text-Mining
I like this bit from TFA:
Shillum says that Elsevier is ahead of the curve — but that other publishers are likely to follow soon. CrossRef, a non-profit collaboration of thousands of scholarly publishers, will in the next few months launch a service that lets researchers agree to standard text-mining terms and conditions by clicking a button on a publisher’s website, a ‘one-click’ solution similar to Elsevier’s set-up.
I would like to see that.
top Former DHS Official Blames Privacy Advocates For TSA's Aggressive Procedures
It was all my fault for standing in line. Being there.
Won't happen again.
top Officials Say NSA Probed Fewer Than 300 Numbers - Broke Plots In 20 Nations
Bet they cured cancer and helped a little old lady across the street too.
about a year and a half ago
top How LinkedIn's Project Inversion Saved the Company
I know how to cook a ribeye to clog my arteries but I don't know exactly what they did in any detail other that "concentrate on infrastructure."
Not sure what I was expecting from BusinessWeek though.
about a year and a half ago
top SimCity 5: How Not To Design a Single Player Game
Do you honestly think they programmed it to calculate efficiently? They had deadlines to meet and game play issues to work out.
top Reason On How and Why 38 Studios Went Bust
Make the Risk Public, Make the Reward Private.
Also, never make a movie with your own money.
top SSD Prices Continue 3-Year Plunge
I read that as "tranny" and it was much funnier.
top High-Voltage Fences For Zapping Would-Be Copper Thieves
Just so you know, Mythbusters busted that myth.
But keep telling the story.
top Amazon EBS Failure Brings Down Reddit, Imgur, Others
These sites load so much faster.
Is storage that expensive or is it the bandwidth costs associated with them?
top Saudi Arabia Calls For Global Internet Censorship Body
A little here, a little there. Soon enough you have to show you have paid your media and news tax and registered your RealID before being allowed online.
top Court Finds In Favor of Libraries In Google Books Affair
For all intensive porpoises the metaphor was the pick of the kitten kaboodle, a grade A choice cut of chicken.
top Feds Add 9 Felony Charges Against Swartz For JSTOR Hack
This feels like over reaching on the prosecutor's part. Maybe to force a plea.
I thought it would be hard to screw up a case like the Casey Anthony trial but Prosecutors looking to make a reputation can surprise you by going to trial and not making a deal.
I understand his position on open data but it was the absolute wrong way to go about it.
top Sci-Fi Writers of the Past Predict Life In 2012
With a straight face?
Money trying to buy a reputation does not turn a crappy SF writer into a good one.
top What's Wrong With American Ninja Warrior?
Honestly. Its funnier and has a better T&A factor.
Who wants to see something that takes itself too seriously? I'll watch the Olympics for that.
top Travelling Salesman, Thriller Set In a World Where P=NP
How long is this movie and will it have keen illuminating animated diagrams?
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