All Humans Are Mutants, Say Scientists
We're getting a tad offtopic here but sense we're bragging:
My mutant superpower is the flawless ability to seduce other superhero's wives.
Publisher Whining Prompts Italian Investigation of Google
I recommend they start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank
Entanglement Could Be a Deterministic Phenomenon
If Stephen Wolfram turns out to be correct, his ego will collapse into a singularity form the rapid mass inflation it will under go, taking the Earth with him.
Blizzcon 2009 Wrap-Up
This is a fairly big deal. It really changes how the economy handles equipment through the auction house, etc.
I wonder how much changing is possible can you go from +30 spirit to +15 agility +15 Stamina for instance.
How often can I do this reforging, can I reforge my PVP gear into raiding gear and back again?
Enchanters DEing gear that doesn't have much in the way of usefulness changes because all gear will be much more useful
and if its not what you'd like you can just reforge it into more of your liking.
It'll be interesting to see how all this plays out.
Ten Ways To Destroy a Hard Disk
.. discovered the fastest way to destroy a hard drive. It was to put the only copy of his PHd. dissertation on one.
Pi Calculated To Record 2.5 Trillion Digits
One could, in my opinion, argue that computer science is simply a subset of mathematics.
The Decline of the Landline
Or this: http://www.thinkgeek.com/electronics/cell-phone/8928/
From the wonderful people at ThinkGeek
Wired Writer Disappears, Find Him and Make $5k
This guy is going to bee seen everywhere!!!
Battlestar Galactica Feature Film Confirmed
I suspect we could probably trace it all the way back to Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales but then who did he nick the idea off?
Exodus perhaps? The Epic of Gilgamesh?
Illinois Bans Social Network Use By Sex Offenders
Would this cover any web site that has a "forums" or other section allowing posting of comments by users?
Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City
This is a great point; I wish I had mods points. While the issue could be kept to a minimum by keeping the gas tank small 4-5 gallons& keeping it between a quarter and half a tank a lot, but if you ran for a year without engaging the engine because all you drive is a few miles a day, you may have a serious problem. Most hybrids up to now this hasn't been an issue because they run their ICE a lot, with the Volt, it might start to become a problem.
Should be interesting to keep an eye on this topic.
Medical Papers By Ghostwriters Pushed Hormone Therapy
Here I try to somewhat amusing while pointing out the obvious and I get modded a Troll; sigh.
And yes, I agree they should be sued, the company should be sued, the people who approved this should be sued and held criminally liable in my opinion. But try and point out the lawyers feeding frenzy is somehow off-base ....
Medical Papers By Ghostwriters Pushed Hormone Therapy
Well at least the ones that don't stroke out over the nearly endless possibilities...
Examining Software Liability In the Open Source Community
IANAL - NDIPOOT (Nor Do I Play One On Tv)
From the Article:
A key passage -- Section 3.05 (b), if you want to look it up -- says that user agreements contain an implied warranty that purchased software "contains no material hidden defects of which the transferor [the seller] was aware at the time of the transfer." What's more, no matter what language the vendor places in the user agreement, the warranty still stands.
Wouldn't this make it tough to ship a product at all? The code base would have to have no known defects (bugs) regardless or scope or scale of the bug/defect.
I'm assuming a material defect would just be a defect or some part of the code that doesn't do what it's supposed to do.
I suppose you could just publish a list of known "usability enhancements",but even that at it still seems like a huge burden to place on the developer.
What about when issues come up once a product ships? The products that ship after the discovery but before the notices can be updated would be in breach of this "recommendation".
NASA's LCROSS Spacecraft Discovers Life On Earth
Well, its closer to a hypothesis or conjecture really. There's nowhere near enough evidence supporting this to be "upgraded" to a theory.
Navigating a Geek Marriage?
Start talking about finances now.
Get on a budget so you know exactly where you stand, with relation to expenses.
Get some money saved up to take the pressure off in case something happens and its going to happen.
Avoid accumulating debt as much as possible or completely if you can, its just more stress that can be avoided.
If the two of you can talk frankly about money and get on the same page you can talk about anything which in turn will help with working through any trials that come along immensely.
Psychopaths Have Brain Structure Abnormality
An interesting thing to say given the discussion at hand. Are you saying that "abnormal" brain structures that change the behavior of the host animal is strictly the providence of Man?
Arizona Considers Selling Capitol Buildings
Sounds like a house rule created to make you think twice about mortgaging properties, though its not mentioned here: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Monopoly/House_Rules
Swine Flu Kills Obese People Disproportionately
Not quite true, Noah Steere 6'6 - 350lbs = BMI of 0.4
Though granted he's an anomaly; he is an counter example to your statement of "someone with a BMI over 40 is always fat."
Social Security Numbers Can Be Guessed
That's the summary of the first chapter of DARTH VADER's new book:
"LORD VADER'S - The Art of Negotiation: Tips & tactics for getting everything you desire"
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