FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate
Being personally acquainted with at least one of the #NotYourShield folks, they definitely aren't all sockpuppets. There's people in back of there that really believe in what they're saying, There's also at least one developer in there who isn't either.
Now as to whether the people giving them grief are the anti-GG types, or the GG-types running a false-flag, that's another debate entirely.
Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon
I rather doubt they'll be able to implant a newtype in it, however.
Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview
"If there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say."
Depressingly true in the current climate too.
I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...
It's not the Pu thats the problem, it's the Ningis
I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...
Ok, so getting enough Ningis to make up one Pu is kind of a challenge, which means your average mutl-pu space-latte is liable to take quite some time to afford.
Research Suggests One To Three Men Fathered Most Western Europeans
...milkmen. Housewives choice, and all that.
Square Is Discontinuing Monthly Pricing On February 1, 2014
Depends where you are I suspect. In the UK, all new cards over the last few years have been chip and pin.
WRT trans fats, the FDA should ...
Unless you have a dairy allergy.
You'd be amazed how much whey powder, cream powder, and milk proteins get in everything.
The last time I used a dial-up modem was...
At work we still have a few customers who don't have internet connections, so we have to remote onto their servers through a modem (which they only tend to have so they can use it as a fax.)
Nostalgia and frustration rolled into one.
I most look forward to flying with ...
CHISWICK! FRESH 747's
The Olympic Live Stream: Observations, Recommendations, Predictions
Being a license fee payer, this years olympic coverage from the BBC was actually good enough for me to consider the license fee to be 100% justified. The lack of ads alone was awesome.
The debate about the license fee tends to rage back and forth on a regular basis over here. We genuinely do get a metric ton of generally good quality tv, ad-free and with free streaming. And a lot of tat too. Although it's interesting to note that the UK really came late to the Pay-per-view party. Convincing people that paid a license fee/monthly fee for their cable or sat package that they have to pay again? The main selling points they used over here were the "when you want" nature of the beast, for movies and such, and for sporting events, likening it to buying a ticket. They worked very hard not to remind people that you'd already paid them for the priviledge.
Guess I'll always sneakily love the BBC as being one of the last holdouts against the paywalling of culture, or the slow posioning of it by 1000 ads for things I never knew I could be irritated by.
Ubuntu 11.10 ('Oneiric Ocelot') Released
You know, I'm fairly sure thats not what those bugs say.
Mark says they won't fix the issue that you can't move the panel to the other side or bottom of the screen. Honestly it's down to you whether you feel this is a good or a bad thing.
The multiple monitor bug is something entirely different whereby X is putting the panel on a specific (possibly wrong) monitor due to underlying code issues. Mark has NOT said they won't fix this, in fact he's not weighed in on it. Again, YMMV on whether you believe they're doing enough about it.
But really, he hasn't said they won't fix the second bug, which is the one you're referring to, and conflating with the first bug.
On the topic of computer power consumption ...
"I have to use a treadmill to power my pc, you insensitive clod"
New Sony PSN ToS: Class Action Waiver Included
Not so sure about that, I think they're more untested. What is interesting is there's a part in UK consumer law, that would take an act of parliment to change, that basically says "You cannot sign away your statutory consumer rights. Not now, not ever. No rule or contract, however phrased, trumps your basic rights as a consumer."
it's even an essential part of most T&C's in the UK "Your statutory rights are not affected."
NRO To Declassify Cold-War Spy-Sat Tech
Lets put it this way. The movie was Very Loosely based on the novel.
Marking 10 Years Since 9/11/2001
What was also interesting about the IRA thing was just how much funding from various irish interest groups in the US basically dried up after 9/11, as people in said interest groups suddenly had it brought home to them just what the money that was "supporting the cause" was going towards. To be blunt about it, the message that "Terrorism is not big and clever, it's unpleasant and nastyt" was beaten into the US in the worst possible fashion. The fact that all those new laws about funding terror and so forth also covered the relevant groups only helped hasten that drying up. All of a sudden, passing the hat round in the bar to "help our boys win the struggle" was not only in exceedingly poor taste, it was also on the list of things they'd stick you in Guantanamo for.
That said, in terms of the anniversary, I have only one thing to say, as spoken by those two wise prophets, Bill S. Preston, Esquire, and Ted "Theodore" Logan. Words, that if you strip out the comic hyperbole, make a huge amount of sense.
"Be excellent to each other."
Atari Targets Retro Community With Cease & Desist
To be fair, back in the day, Infogrames were a popular (in europe) software house who did some very good 8-bit games. I saw the takeover as more of a rebranding exercise than anything else.
The 2011 Hugo Awards
It's not just you who thinks Blackout is awful. Charlie Stross thinks so too:
In fact, there's a LOT of criticism coming out of fandom in general about this years winner.
Current Social Games Aren't Fun, Says MUD Co-Creator
"The alternative was arguably even worse -- stories that were more interactive and interesting, yet full of people who wanted to RP every breath they took, with no actual game involved. You want to actually kill a monster? You want to gain a level?! Powergamer! Ban him!"
Sounds suspiciously like the roleplaying servers that people set up for NWN. The ones that think that in order to have proper rp and immersion, you need glacially slow levelling and miniscual amounts of magic.
Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide
PTerry already does a huge amount for Alzheimers projects. He doesn't expect the fix to come in before it's too late for him, and so he's making his plans and raising a stink about the issues while he still can.
As for "he should look at these examples," he's already keeping abreast of everything that's going on in this field. In fact, right at the beginning of all this, he asked all the n-thousand people who would write to him going "have you tried X, Y or Z" option to please not do so, unless they were a neurosurgeon or brain expert, to keep the clutter down and the signal-to-noise ratio up.
Amusingly, a disproportionate number of top-flight experts in these areas are fans. He effectively has a whole bunch of experts who keep him aware of the state of play.
Put simply, he's doing everything he can in his position, including laying the ground work in the event it's not quick enough.
Ashe Tyrael has no journal entries.