Charlie Stross: Why Microsoft Word Must Die
It's easier to use section breaks, for a variety of reasons. Of course, that's like saying it's easier to knife off your testicles with a scalpel rather than an axe.
South African Education Department Bans Free and Open Source Software
Compared to malice or corruption, I think sufficiently dangerous incompetence is equally undesirable. Bad results and bad methods are bad.
Two-Laser Boron Fusion Lights the Way To Radiation-Free Energy
Please watch this video:
AOSP Maintainer Quits
Atom chips with their completely open PowerVR graphics chips?
SXSW: Elon Musk Talks Reusable Rockets, Tesla Controversy
The input energy for the heat engine is less than the total amount of energy transported. In an example of a heat pump acting as a chiller, there is significant waste heat which must be dumped into a heat sink.Total energy transported is more than the input energy, but overall energy is conserved.
Why Can't Intel Kill x86?
1) Supercomputers are populated with x86 heritage CPUs because they're cheap.
2) The most power efficient supercomputers are made with IBM PowerPC SoCs.
3) ARM is coming to the data center with their new 64 bit variant.
Linux Is a Lemon On the Retina MacBook Pro
Webkit had to be contributed to comply with the licensing of KHTML.
How Apple v. Samsung Was Explained To the Jury
My Palm OS device preferred stylus, but could work (badly) with finger touch as well. Resistive touch screens.
France To Invest One Billion Euros In Nuclear Power
Just use all that wonderful hydrogen to do this:
Help Build the World's First Community-Funded CPU ASIC
While poking around a couple of weeks ago, I found a couple of HDL sources for MIPS R3000 cores. Would these run into licensing issues? They could be adapted to something similar, or perhaps other uses with the addition of on chip I/O and perhaps a vector unit, IMHO.
William Shatner Wakes Up Crew for Final Discovery Mission
I take it nobody asked Douglas Rain to do the job?
Private Space Shuttle Flights
Atlas V uses a Russian RD-180 LOX/Kerosene motor in it's first stage. It's derived from the RD-170 used in the Energia booster, except it runs two combustion chambers (instead of four) off a single turbo pump.
Kodachrome Takes Its Final Bow Today
Yeah, I don't think he's suffered.
I mean, he did bone Princess Leia. Several times.
Intel's Sandy Bridge Processor Has a Kill Switch
The word everyone is looking for would be obsolescent. Just because a newer processor comes out, it doesn't mean that the old ones stop working en masse.
The statement isn't even true, however. Not as long as the older gear is still useful and the inconvenience of replacement outweighs the advantages.
Oracle Asks Apache To Rethink Java Committee Exit
The days of gentlemen skippers are long gone. America's cup teams now use professional crews and professional skippers. USA 17 (the current cup holder) was helmed by Russell Coutts. Larry didn't "command the crew", Russell did. Larry's most important task was to support Russell financially and organizationally.
I don't mean to take away from Larry's abilities as a sailor, but simply to point out the commitment required of sailors at the top levels of competition. It's no longer the hobby it was 30 years ago. It is a life and a career.
Windows Cluster Hits a Petaflop, But Linux Retains Top-5 Spot
The only "advantage" is when you're defaulted to Windows because an ISV has a required shrink wrap application available only for Windows.
Mystery Missile Launched Near LA
I'm guessing this is the command that lit off the rocket. It seems like it's still used for a lot of weapons development testing.
New York Judge Rules 6-Year-Old Can Be Sued
The lady didn't die because of the bicycle accident. She died 3 months later due to an unrelated cause.
How Much Math Do We Really Need?
Math has an axiomatic basis, and those axioms have no natural validity to them. We don't strictly know any mathematical assertions are true, we believe they are true.
New York Judge Rules 6-Year-Old Can Be Sued
At this age, those teachings tend to be very concrete. "Don't play with matches." "Don't touch things on the stove." Being able to logically evaluate the consequences of a theoretical action in a situation with which a child is unfamiliar would be almost unheard of.
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