Infinity Ward Lead Developers Axed Unexpectedly
This is where /. needs a (-1, Wrong) moderation option. I would mod troll, but instead, link.
"China’s snapshot of its January trade data on Wednesday came the morning after Germany released official data confirming that it hads lost its status as the world’s leading exporter.
Chinese exports amounted to $1.2 trillion in 2009, while German exports totaled $1.1 trillion, the German Federal Statistical Office said."
BBC Lowers HDTV Bitrate; Users Notice
The MLA would disagree with you -- I don't have my Handbook with me, but according to Purdue's OWL (which matches the MLA Handbook point for point): "Put commas and periods within quotation marks, except when a parenthetical reference follows."
The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...
The birthplace of modern pizza (among other things). Lombardi'stalks a big game but is definitely worthy of its reputation.
Pretty hard to go wrong with pizza in NYC in general -- even most of the "Famous" "Original" "Ray's" serve up a pretty decent slice.
None of that deep dish bullshit for me, thankyouverymuch.
How Google's High Speed Book Scanner De-Warps Pages
There are automatic page turning machines that use puffs of air and a stylus to move through a book.
Intel Receives Record Fine By the EU
They must put the funds in escrow until they have settled their final appeals. The float on $1.5 billion is significant, so they are out something regardless of their final verdict.
"The company must write a bank guarantee for the fine right away, though that guarantee is held in a bank account until appeals are exhausted, a process that could take years." ref
NYC Wants Ideas For "Taxi Technology 2.0"
This is actually already done and present in all New York City cabs. http://www.google.com/search?q=nyc+taxi+gps
How Moore's Law Saved Us From the Gopher Web
Agreed, fuck Gopher.
-- Bucky Badger
Apple Announces MacBook Air
When shopping for a new Mac laptop about 6 months ago the screen was a significant issue. Matte screens just looked better to me. I couldn't justify blowing the extra cash on an MBP (w/ matte screen) and ended up with a straight MB. The screen has thus far not been an issue, somewhat to my surprise.