Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine
So having all choices be "wrong" justifies calling people out for trying at all?
Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps
The Rosetta mission cost 1.8 billion US$. So you only need to find 66 grams of Californium 252 to get your money's worth. But that element has a relatively short half life time, so I doubt you'll find that much in a comet.
I wouldn't get my hopes up.
Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph
The ICE does not average 300 km/h at all. It has a maximum speed of 300 km/h which makes clear that it can never get that as an average speed between stops. And I don't really see why it has overtaken the TGV. TGV does 320 km/h (LGV-Est), has more dedicated lines and gets higher average speeds because of that.
As a comparison: Cologne - Frankfurt Airport is about the same distance as Lorraine TGV - Champagne-Ardenne TGV. But the first takes 49 minutes, the latter 36. That's 205 km/h or 278 km/h average (and I believe both are the fastest operating services of both networks).
I think even Milano - Bologna has a higher average speed than the ICE.
The Strangeness of the Mars One Project
How recent before man walked on the moon did people say that man would never walk on the moon? The fact that not all (or most of the) questions have not been answered does not mean it is impossible. Especially an astronaut should see that. It is clear that if Chris Hadfield were born 50 years earlier, he would not have been part of NASA because he couldn't begin to comprehend why it would have been possible.
So yes: wishful thinking: if you think you can't, you probably won't. If you think you can, you'll build to make it happen. That's how you move forward, not by saying you can't.
In this year's US mid-term elections ...
Really? Every click you make is logged with your IP address. It may not be a direct link to your home address, but given enough resources I'm sure it can be linked at some point.
Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility
Stupid programmers. os.name is used to identify Windows (as opposed to Linux, iOS, whatever). os.version is used to identify which version of Windows (or any OS) you are running.
2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States
That may be (I don't know), but are all actions you do inside your privately owned space legal by definition? I'm sure it is not.
Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine
I mean, how'd you feel if Russia took over Mexico?
About the same as if the US would invade Mexico. Or Iraq. Or Vietnam. Or Korea. Or take your pick from any number of countries on this world.
There's just one word different in Yankee go home or Ruski go home.
Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop
"The new desktop will allow Modern UI apps to run in windowed mode". Like... Windows 1.0, 2.0 3.0 will allow MS-DOS programs to run in windowed mode?
Look, I get (a bit) that windows apps on a touchscreen device are hard to implement. Even though they break a proper GUI (I use android and I hate the fact that there are no windowed apps, especialy since tablets are getting the resolution to support it) I can accept that it is just difficult.
But what in the hell are you thinking of implementing a non-windowed environment on a desktop. That's just... going backwards in time 20 years.
US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU
You could ask the same for every TSA employee searching another airline passenger.
It's just "Stanford prison experiment"-syndrome.
Official MPG Figures Unrealistic, Says UK Auto Magazine
Not true. The NEDC has one cycle going up to 120 km/h, but even driving with a maximum of 90 km/h does not make one reach the official MPG figures. The problem is more that the NEDC is an artificial measurement created in an era that cars were lighter and less powerful. It is not an accurate representation of how people drive.
Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election
Not only can a paper voting system be hacked, incorrect or even malicious handling of paper ballots can have an effect on voting.
Weblog Geenstijl.nl organized a popular count of the vote for the EU elections on Thursday in the Netherlands. The government was not allowed by EU rules to release the total result before end of voting on sunday, but the Netherlands voted on Thursday. Because of Dutch law, an individual is allowed to observe the vote and can request a reading of the results.
Observed anomalies: voters having voted for a party and the party having 0 votes in the results. Or a counter leaving the room with ballots and returning again (with the ballots). No possibility to check what happened with those ballots during her absence.
From previous counts I have reports of tallies being added "to the wrong column" which resulted in votes for candidate #1 going to #2, votes for #2 going to #3, etc.
It bugs me that there are apparently one-count-only errors. If you count again, you would have caught those errors.
Why Lavabit Shut Down
There is a difference between spying on your citizens and ordering businesses to help you spy on citizens and in the process sue them, deprive them of justice and generally treat them like they are Bin Laden incarnated.
I'm sure there are not a whole lot of countries that would go that far. Maybe countries like North Korea, Cuba and yes, the USA.
Why Lavabit Shut Down
The point. You're missing it completely.
Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists
Yet another Yahoo SNAFU. The seem very intent on killing their own company.
Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?
We are currently on strike in our site of a US firm that basically invented everything about computers that we use now. Our bosses want to give us 0 extra but meanwhile the top brass divided $42.000.000 on bonusses between them. That's easily about 400 year's salaries worth for the people they want to give nothing to.
Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:
I'm not really sure since I've never used Netflix and am not up to speed. I watch TV 1-2 hours a day. I've downloaded series I like to watch. I record programs for later viewing.
Does that count as similar?
NASA Forgets How To Talk To ICE/ISEE-3 Spacecraft
And why won't the likes of Gates or Slim fund this. Just because.
Child Porn Arrest For Cameron Aide Who Helped Plan UK Net Filters
It was my first thought after reading the last sentence from the report:
Rock faced embarrassment last year when he was photographed walking up Downing Street clutching a document outlining progress on hundreds of pledges made by the coalition. Ed Miliband said the document, which admitted that some of the 399 pledges had not been met, was an "audit of coalition broken promises".
He has embarrased the current government. So there is a reason to implicate him.
I for one don't believe off the bat that these charges are legitimate.
Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass
Oh yes, a typical argument I would expect from the US. To extend that reasoning a bit: bring a gun, so when someone objects to you carrying a gun, you can shoot him.
Ironclad logic in the US. Flawed logic in proper a society.
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