How To Teach a 12-Year-Old To Program?
Bah. Steve Jobs gets all the female action he wants, and always has.
And just look at OS X. Sigh.
Critics Call For NASA TV To "Liven Up"
They seem to have worked well for MTV....I can see it now.
"Who will get voted off of the Space Station this week? Tune in to NASA TV tonight for the season finale of SURVIVOR! Space"
How Do I Keep My Privacy While Using Google?
Just use Mystery Google!
The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...
Er, let me qualify that, only place in the US. I really can't speak for the rest of the world (e.g., Italy...probably can get a decent pie there...)
Also, don't forget about japizza!. Evidently even the Pizza Hut's in Japan put some pretty interesting stuff on their pizzas there.
The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...
Only real place to get real pizza. I don't know if it's the water, the pollution, a placebo effect, or something else entirely, but c'mon. You can't beat real New York pizza.
Failing that, try to find a small local store. They're usually much much better than the chains. Sorry, but Domino's, Pizza Hut and the like are NOT real pizza.
From a displaced and hungry New Yorker temporarily living in Florida...oddly enough the best pizza down here is from a small independent restaurant (Pomodoro's on 39th in Gainesville, FL if you're in the area) started by New Yorkers who moved down here years ago, apparently frustrated by the lack of edible Italian-American delicacies.
Apple vs. Microsoft Multi-Touch Mouse Comparison
Nonsense, I don't have to look at my keyboard, with or without tactical feedback.
Rather than relying on boring old touch or sight, I have a scent-feedback keyboard. The technology is way too advanced for most of you touchy-feely types to grasp, but simply put, each key on the keyboard has a different smell, related to whatever letter (or symbol or function) that particular key is.
Of course, sometimes outside or when you have a fan running in the room, the air currents can throw off locating where exactly each smell is coming from, but it does often create some interesting mixtures of scents.
Has Sci-Fi Run Out of Steam?
I think a particular medium that shows alot of innovation when it comes to science fiction is anime.
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Serial Experiments Lain, .hack, the Macross series....there's alot of good sci-fi anime. (And no, not all of it is giant-robot based.)
I, in particular, recommend Makoto Shinkai's "Voices of a Distant Star". It's a short film but it's very futuristic and spacey, and the science is actually pretty accurate. It's main premise is the effect that long-distance (interstellar) communication in space has on human relationships. In that effect it's a bit romance-y too, but with a science fiction setting. Might be a little too mushy for some people but it does have a profound effect on most people who watch it.
Recovering the Slums of the Internet?
In defense of 4chan (yes, I said it), it's really mostly /b/ and maybe a few other boards that are disgusting and vile.
I tend to stay on /a/ and /c/ (anime and anime/cute boards) and it stays relatively civil and sane and within something that resembles the boundaries of most people's moral decencies.
First Public White-Space Network Is Alive
So this white space is "unlicensed"? Completely? What, if any restrictions are there on usage of it?
Is it at all possible in the foreseeable future that there will be consumer-level devices for this type of frequency? Like routers and other networking equipment, or is this really more for just companies to provide service?
Also, what kind of range can you expect on this band at 'normal' power levels?
Even More Restriction For German Internet
It is, and that's what's good about it. The Internet is the last few if not the last lawless "wild-west" kind of setting.
Orbit Your Own Satellite For $8,000
TFA says this is a possible application.
TFA also says that you communicate with these things over ham radio, and since it's LEO, only for a few minutes at a time every ~90 minutes or so. Doesn't that sort of lack the bandwidth to transmit video or even images? I'm still kinda lost on how exactly you'd communicate with these sats.
Celebrate Your Next Birthday At the Microsoft Store
GNU Store party - You need to bring an equal amount of cake and party favors for everyone (but triple portions for RMS, who comes and sings the Free Software Song for you and a collection of Spanish-language folk songs). Gifts can only be exchanged if you agree to re-gift on the same terms by which you received the gift yourself.
Gentoo Linux Store party - You arrive at the site where the store should be, and get handed a box of tools and building materials. You miss your party and spend the next year building the store by hand with your party guests, only to find out you don't have compatible windows, doors, or toilets. The store staff assures you these are under development and should be buildable by your next birthday party.
OpenBSD Store party - You drive to the store, and security doesn't let you in.
Ubuntu Linux Store party - You arrive and are welcomed by lavishly decorated and friendly African tribesmen. The staff of the Debian store across the street glares the entire time, disgustedly.
ReactOS Store party - It looks similar to the Microsoft Store party, but comes with all the "perks" of the GNU Store party.
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