top Math Models Predicted Global Uprisings
I thought human was the race, and things like jewish or asian would be ethnicities.
top Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science
...when you allow people to believe in magic.
top Is Daylight Saving Time Worth Saving?
Seriously. I always wanted one of those watches with the metric time.
about a year and a half ago
top How Big Pharma Hooked America On Legal Heroin
I'd mod you up if I could.
top The Numbers Behind the Copyright Math
I think you're spot on. Perhaps the only thing I'd add to the competition for entertainment time would be satellite radio. I'd guesstimate that 90-95% of my time listening to music happens in the car, and having access to consistent, high quality radio eliminates the need to bring my own CD's on trips. I still occasionally buy new CD's when I hear music new to me and I'm curious about a band, but not nearly to the extent I did 10-15 years ago.
top Insects Rapidly Becoming Resistant To GM Corn
Evolution is only a theory.
top AMD Releases Three New Low-Cost CPUs
No static issues with that plastic box?
top Does Anyone Really Prefer Glossy Screens?
Why don't you just make the icons and text bigger? Or is this not something supported on Macs? Reducing the resolution was a reasonable solution 10 years ago on CRT monitors when the OS and software didn't scale, but doing that on an LCD looks horrible!
top Can Imaging Technologies Save Us From Terrorists?
Or, as George Carlin suggested - a monster truck rally.
top Three Lawmakers Ask For Enforcement Against Leak Sites
Oh yeah, "If you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to fear."
Saboteur Launch Plagued By Problems With ATI Cards
Any bets that the patch does exactly this?
top Are There Affordable Low-DPI Large-Screen LCD Monitors?
Just make the fonts bigger.
top Reporting To Executives
I like your ideas, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
top How To Enter Equations Quickly In Class?
... a product called MathCad 15 years ago. I seem to recall they had a free student version.
Looks like they have a 30 day trial, and a $60 student version if it suits your purposes.
top Initial Reviews of Google Wave; Neat, but Noisy
The EarthDawn group I play with use a combination of Skype, Palbee (webservice for video conferencing & white-boarding), and occasionally Twiddla for whiteboarding when Palbee refuses to work. Twiddla has a die-roller built into the chat client which is nice, but no video. We're a small group scattered across 3 timezones, so we're trying to get away with free services as much as possible. I'm really hoping Wave can integrate all these elements.
top Has the Glory Gone Out of Working In IT?
Yep. I'd love to say more, but that pretty much sums up my experience as well, and personally, I think being a blacksmith would be more rewarding.
top Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
They gave the UN plenty of time to verify it last time. Hans Blix was run off his damn feet inspecting Iraq, and he kept coming back saying there wasn't anything there every damn time. The US, in spite of his non-findings, chose to invent evidence where there was none to justify an attack. It was like a news station with an on-the-spot reporter telling us that it was sunny, summer day, and the anchor man correcting him by saying 'Actually, we have some anecdotal evidence that it's actually snowing there right now, so we're going to go with that.'
top The Homemade Hard Disk Destroyer
We've got a plasma cutter at work purchased exclusively for this purpose.
top Music Labels Working On Digital Album Format
So you'd do the same for the artists as Henry Winkler's character in Night shift did for the call-girls?
top Dye Used In Blue M&Ms Can Lessen Spinal Injury
Blue No. 1 is called "brilliant blue" and, as is typical of modern dyes, was originally derived from coal tar, although most manufacturers now make it from an oil base. Blue No. 2, or "indigotine," on the other hand, is a synthetic version of the plant-based indigo that has a long history as a textile dye. Indigo, which comes from the indigo plant (Indigofera), has been used for probably at least 4,000 years. There is a written recipe for dying wool with indigo on a Babylonian cuneiform tablet dated to the seventh century B.C. There is evidence that it was used in neolithic Europe and in pharaonic Egypt. It also comes from the woad plant (Isatis tinctoria), and was used by the Celts in Scotland to dye their faces.
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