top Your Old CD Collection Is Dying
Please proof read proof read!
"you may have noticed that many of them won't play won't play."
Oh, I thought that was just Eddie The Echo
top How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
Bet you most people here have no idea what you meant.
top Security Community Raises $12k For Researcher Snubbed By Facebook
The problem is, by third parties paying him, it sets a precedent for rewarding Facebook's bad behavior.
Nah. Now everybody knows that instead of getting $500 from Facebook telling them about their bugs, they can get $12k from the community by just hacking them directly.
top NSA Data Center the Focus of Tax Controversy
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
yikes! What about poor Mary? She gets nothing?
about a year and a half ago
top NASA Discovers Third Radiation Belt Circling Earth
We've got the Van Allen belt... what are the other two, Van Morrison and Van Johnson?
Let's hope it stays at three so we don't get a Van Damme belt as well.
top Possible Habitable Planet Just 12 Light Years Away
Could you get more by slingshotting around the sun?
Yeah, but you'll end up in San Francisco in 1986 so it won't do you any good.
top All Five Star Trek Captains Share a Stage
Neelix is the Jar Jar Binks of Star Trek.
Now where's that "+1 so true" mod when you need it?
top Stem Cell Treatment Found Effective For Rare Brain Disorder
And the government should never take money from people to pay for something they're religiously opposed to.
NOTE: I'm not arguing with parent, I'm saying that both his statement and mine are how it should be.
So no tax can fund school where girls attend for a Taliban?
top MIT Research Amplifies Invisible Detail In Video
Yeah, I actually saw this presentation at Siggraph back in '05 and it was really cool. When I saw this one I was wondering if they came up with something new, but it looks like exactly the same thing.
top Missing Matter, Parallel Universes?
We read all this stuff trying to understand anything and all, and then the next paper they release will just say "Bazinga!"
top Book Review: Fitness For Geeks
Another classic along the same line is "The Hackers Diet".
It's more about dieting and motivation than exercise, but well written and often funny (at least I thought so in the early 90's when I read it)
top Ask Slashdot: Which Comic Books To Start My 3-Year-Old With?
Good list indeed, but probably not for another four/five years or so.
Three is very young for all that. Every kid is different, but my four year old is definitely not ready for that. My six year old, however, is starting to show interest. Early stuff like the first tintin's were written for a different world and could be better suited for an age when you can explain a thing or two in some context to your child.
top Paramount Claims Louis CK "Didn't Monetize"
I suppose Monetize means using "Hollywood accounting" to pretend no money was made from enormous profits.
No question Louis CK made good money of it (rightfully so), and I really hope others that use the same methods will as well.
Jim Gaffigans recent Mr. Universe, for example (and yes - get it and see it - best ever)
top NYC Bans Mention of Dinosaurs, Dancing, Birthdays On Student Tests
What's 'independant' thought?
I think it's slang for a thought locked inside a necklace.
top Avast Drops iYogi Support Over Pushy Scare Tactics
Or "It's like deja-vu, all over again. " as iYogi Berra would have said...
top Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off
He filmed and produced the show with money out of his own pocket, that's $170k.
The website setup cost was something like $30k.
Then he had to pay tax on the gain.
That adds up to about $300k leaving $200k in profit.