top NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed
This only means that we still can't explain the "pause" in global warming. It does not mean that the model is based on "bad science".
The Quest for an explanation must continue.
about a month and a half ago
top Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash
... is using bash scripts to generate web content in 2014?
Look, there is a bug, obviously, but to say that it is "remotely exploitable" is a half-truth, and that it is "on level with or worse than heartbleed" is nonsense.
There are a lot of things that need to "line up" in order for this to be remotely exploitable.
top Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor
Human rights for 100 points:
It is 2014 and anonymity is a crime, what country are we thinking of ?
top Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure
I've been hearing all this about the much vaunted chops of these Russian coders, but frankly I don't ever see it.
There is also the possibility that the project was sabotaged by an external actor.
Maybe it is a coincidence but the one who profits the most from this failure is the same as has been working hard during the last 10 years to get rid of the Galileo program and is also the same nation as is known for being the most technically capable in electronic warfare/hacking.
top Crytek Ports CRYENGINE To Linux Support Ahead of Steam Machines Launch
Am I correct in that this is *the* Cryengine, which was developed between 2001 and 2004?
top "Microsoft Killed My Pappy"
The landscape has changed.
The landscape has WHAT? (2 days old article)
top You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future
The car will now require an always on connection to work.
Not only that, but you will be committing a crime if you modify your car so that it doesn't require an active internet connection.
Once again, the criminals will be the only ones to have what they want.
top Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap
I have seen so many projects that started as "community data gathering" projects and then went commercial and stopped providing free access when some business wanted to buy them.
So just how "Open" is "OpenStreetMap"?
Can I download the data and set up my own server in case OpenStreetmap closes it's free access?
top UK Men Arrested For Anti-Semitic Tweets After Football Game
What you are saying is that my free speech stops where your hurt feelings begin?
top UK Men Arrested For Anti-Semitic Tweets After Football Game
Your freedom stops where other people's hurt feelings begin.
top More Students Learn CS In 3 Days Than Past 100 Years
Now give them all work at Microsoft as programmers!
top IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected
This is sad news. the PC market has so far been the one who has driven development and innovation.
Want a bigger disk? Buy a bigger disk and put it in your PC!
Want more memory? Buy more memory and put it in your PC!
Want a faster CPU? Buy a faster CPU and put it in your PC!
Want a faster GPU to play games? Buy a faster graphics card and put it in your PC!
The rest of the market, phones, tablets and consoles is all "consumer packaged components" which are not replaceable or upgradeable.
The whole AMD/Intel war would not have happenbed without the PC.
top Ask Slashdot: Why Are Tech Job Requirements So Specific?
For the last 5-8 years there has been an ever increasing pressure on companies to "do more with less", "document operations" and "create procedures", i.e. to "streamline" all the "cost" centers of the organisation. IT is generally viewed as a "cost center" That is: costs money and does not create any output for the company.
This has led to a mindset where the whole of IT has been defined in terms of "projects" with inputs and outputs and companies want to "buy talent instead of careers" meaning that the company wants your work but not you as a person.
This has then led to companies running most things on "temporary staff" like consultants and contractors.
The effect this has had on IT is that knowledge about the infrastructure, systems, their quirks and how everything works together is not retained in the company and IT operations down to the little details are defined by non-IT people who think in terms of "procedures" "inputs" and "outputs".
So when you see something like "System administrator wanted, has to know XYZ operating system version 10,04 LTR, and the systems HPBS and VLSN" you can be sure that this requirement was written by a non-it person who thinks in terms of "inputs" to a problem.
top Code.org: More Money For CS Instructors Who Teach More Girls
I have a hunch that boys will be allowed in CS classes as long as their number dont damage the "40% girls" proportions.
top Can the US Be Weaned Off Ethanol?
corn fields are cheap to operate,
Actually, without government subsidies, corn-based ethanol would not be economically feasible fuel.
top NSA Chief Keith Alexander Takes His PRISM Pitch To YouTube
So, just involuntary and ignorant violations, then.
I see what you did here and more people should be doing this, listen to what words he uses and then think, "why is he using these words and could he be trying to sidestep the truth with the use of selected words."
Because that's that he is doing!
top Samsung Offers Patent Cease-Fire in EU
Apple's patents can all be worked around.
How are you going to design around that one Sherlock?
top Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
a sensor built into the home button that will allow you to unlock the device with your fingerprint
That's called a "fingerprint scanner", right?
Apple just put a "Fingerprint Scanner" on it's latest iPhone!
Come on say it: "FingerpriNSA canner"!
top Google To Buy Waze For $1.3 Billion
Waze is actually illegal in France. If you get cough with a device that can alert you to police presence and the exact location of speed cameras, you will loose 6 points of your permit and get a € 1500 fine.
Yet, Waze is extremely popular in France (the French generally find this law to go against their "liberties").
This has worked up until now because the company that makes Waze does not have any business presence in France, and the French government cannot exercise any pressure against the Israeli company.
Google, on the other hand, does have a business presence in France so these "features" of Waze will likely disappear as soon as Google becomes the owner of the service.
about a year and a half ago
top Economists Argue Patent System Should Be Abolished
The day that patents are abolished, the Chinese will flood the market with cheap copies of pretty much anything and it will be utter madness to spend large amounts of money on any R&D.
Sorry about there not being any effective antibiotics against antibiotics-resistant bacteria, but no one will ever develop them without being able to recover the R&D costs.
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