37 States Join Investigation of Google Street View
I don't see what wrong with them recording this. It's like driving through a neighborhood in the next state over and scanning to see what radio stations they have.
Maybe Google was going to include the location of free Wifi Hotspots on the map. This would be a nice feature. They would have to filter the private netowrks from free services and this would be difficult. Maybe that is why it never happened.
Why Intel Wants To Network Your Clothes Dryer
It would make more sense to network the breaker box and monitor each circuit. This could show what each room and each major appliance is consuming.
High-Altitude Balloon Tweets Earth
Does this sound possible? What if we take some HABs and tether them to an amature rocket. Might it be possible to get into space on the cheap? Maybe we can crash into the moon or something.
Virtualizing Workstations For Common Hardware?
Why not install all the drivers for all the different machines you have into one box and then sysprep the machine. Now use clonezilla and save an image of that drive. It should now work with all the machines in the office.
As far as linux on the desktop, I don't mess with that foolishness. My servers use it and it's great! My cluster uses it and it's great. My desktops ...nope.
5-Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter
They're about 120K for a 5 axis and start about 55K for a 3 axis. Then you have all the tooling required which can add up fast. Then you have the software needed to program these like mastercam at 5K per seat and delmia/catia at about 16K per seat.
Gonorrhea As the Next Superbug
From the girls point of view this is a bit unfair. Guys will lie and do anything to trick a girl into a quick F*%^. So don't mess around with skanky guys. Girls already try to do this.
Bill Gates Responds To Apple iPad
I like what I've seen of the iPAD. I wouldn't buy one as anything Mac is too expensive and I don't like their os. I will wait until a PC vendor starts making a similar device for half the price running windows and all the software I like to use. The overal concept is a good one and I have to give the mac guys credit for being real innovators. I think the ipad will read all my pirated E-books quite nicely. Most of them are technical in nature and don't fit the small fiction novel formfactor. My books are textbook sized.
Brain Surgery Linked To Sensation of Spirituality
I always thought religion was a result of brain damage. ;)
Routine DNA Tests For Newborns Mean Looming Privacy Problems
Welcome to GATTACA! It's both scarry and inspiring at the same time.
Behind Google's Recent Decision About China
I've set all 250 computers in my Dept. default search engine to Google. I think Evil is just a part of human nature and it takes real effort to not be evil. I applaud Google for standing up to China and forsaking monetary gains for purity of ideals.
Can Imaging Technologies Save Us From Terrorists?
I like the idea of these scanners and think they will make it more difficult for the crazies to do stupid stuff. My concern however is with radiation exposure. How much exposure is there from a single scan. What about all those frequent fliers and what about the screeners themselves. Next time I travel I'm bringing my gieger counter.
High Court Allows Remote-Storage DVR System
You're assuming the men in the big suits are smart enough to make that connection. They also have a local monopoly so the only alternative consumers have to cable is satellite. Not exactly they competive evironment that makes companies compete for their lunch.
Senators Want To Punish Nokia, Siemens Over Iran
Don't blame the US as a whole. This is the type of stuff Republicans come up with. Republicans are always spoiling for a figh while the Democrats try the diplomatic route.
In Round 2, Jammie Thomas Jury Awards RIAA $1,920,000
If this had been me, I'd be out buying fetilizer and diesel fuel with what little money I had left over. ;)
Scientists Wonder What Fingerprints Are For
I worked in a warehouse for a summer working 70-80 hours a week. I handled cardboard boxes 16-18 hours a day. After the first week my fingertips were worn smooth. I had no fingerprints and I found it more difficult to pick things up. I ended up buying some gloves with little rubber knobs and they helped. My fingerprints grew back and I could pick up boxes again. From them on I wore gloves with some type of gripping aid. They usually only lasted about a week.
Microsoft Will Ship Windows 7 in Europe With IE Unbundled
It doesn't matter IE 8 is listed as a critcal update and when the user goes to install updates they will always have to deselect it. Microsoft would have put up a bigger fight if they did not have another way of pushing their software onto the desktop.
Old-School Keyboard Makes Comeback of Sorts
I don't care for the M type IBM keyboards; they're just a little too bulky for me. I've been using my IBM keyboard since 95 it probably a model or two newer than the M type. It's just so well designed. I've spilled coffee in it, dropped it etc. and it still works great. I've taken it apart several times and cleaned the coffee out ;) It's like driving a fine automobile, it just oozes quality.
Activists Use Wikipedia To Test Aussie Net Censors
Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
Then they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out for me.
How To Get High-Schoolers Involved In Real Science?
While Marlowe make be making a joke...he does have a good point. High school science is too low risk and unexciting. Have the kids work out force vectors, combustion rate and all the science behind explosives. You will undoubtedly find some very interested participants.
Open Source Usability — Joomla! Vs. WordPress
Well said Kyle
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