Toyota Accelerator Data Skewed Toward Elderly
My Toyota Auris has this push-button start/stop, and the manual said that holding the button in for 3 or 4 seconds (can't remember which) would kill the engine in case of emergency. My Toyota is a 2007 model as well, though I'm in Europe.
LegalTorrents Launches Copyright-Compliant Tracker
For some reason I thought of this clip. In light of this, I think we shall call it TheFlandersBay.
Intel Updates SSDs, Supports TRIM, Faster Writes
Well, Newegg is actually very overpriced on this drive. You can find it (SSDSA2MH160G2R5) for $467 on Amazon.com.
Light Helps Injured Mice Walk Again
Only I was expecting somebody to say something like:
If light helps healing, it's a good thing we're shielded from harm in our mothers' dank, dark basements...
Italian Scientists Put Robot Spiders In Your Colon
I submit that the fear of these probes shall be called be arectumphobia.
The Most Useless Key On My Keyboard Is...
Well, there's still the BILLY MAYS KEY, which wasn't as much useless as a direct annoyance until I remapped it to be an extra control key. Having the control key inline with A is quite awesome, since most apps in OS X recognize many of the EMACS/terminal shortcuts such as ctrl-a, ctrl-e, etc.
In 100 Years, Health Care Won't Be An Issue Because ...
Are you really saying you don't think eating is a basic human right? If so, do you really think that if someone loses their job and can't get a new one quickly enough, they should starve to death? If that's really your opinion, you're not only heartless but a downright sociopath.
Firefox To Replace Menus With Office Ribbon
He appears to be havin' some dificculty gettin' the salt...
Global Warming To Be Put On Trial?
I think this document refers to that petition:
The GP should know better than thinking a petition is the same as an official position or consensus...
US Postal Service Moves To GNU/Linux
None, actually. The USPS, iirc, is financed entirely by the postage paid for letters and packages. For instance, look here:
0: Tax dollars received for operating the Postal Service
Memory Usage of Chrome, Firefox 3.5, et al.
I'm using the Unite Beta of Opera 10 with 133 tabs open, spread over 6 windows, and it's using 403MB of memory. I can't really say that's horribly bad... I usually run Opera for a few weeks before cleaning up and removing tabs. I'm not sure how Firefox would handle such a use.
I prefer to work ...
The idea of someone coming up behind me unnoticed gives me the willies.
Not to feed your paranoia, but being a girl means you're currently on a website filled with people who want to give you their willies.
Amazon Kindle DX Details Revealed
Carry one thin device, not 20lbs of books
Great... Remove one of the last sources of exercise we engineering students had. Now all we have is lifting coke cans and moving the mouse around the desk. That, and typing on this damn Model M.
Miro Asks Users To "Adopt" Lines of Source
I just adopted this little gem:
I hope they won't port it to Python any day soon, though...
Handmade vs. Commercially Produced Ethernet Cables
As another EE (who does all their work at about 3GHz)
You must drink a lot of coffee to be that jittery. I can't even begin to understand how you'll get any work done at 3GHz...
Ubuntu 9.04 Released
I'll hedge my bets on Lascivious Lizard or Lewd Langoustine. Not sure I look forward to Randy Rhino, though...
20 Years After Cold Fusion Debut, Another Team Claims Success
This absolutely makes sense. Just take the example of a match. Strike it, watch it suck the Dark out of the room, and when it's done you can clearly see all the Dark that has been absorbed into the match.
Favorite on-screen calculator?
When it comes to tables in LaTeX, I'd recommend just dumping the table to a txt file and use PGFPlotsTable (warning, PDF manual) to typeset the table directly. That makes it possible to manipulate the table without having to use R again. You can do stuff like automatically highlighting every second row or column, reorder/ignore columns, and do computations to create new data. It's part of the terrific package PGFPlots. To read more about the capabilities of PGF and TikZ, see here.
UK School Introduces Facial Recognition
Twins? Easy! The evil twin always has a goatee.
Sheriff Sues Craiglist For Prostitution Ads
Clearly, you must be new to the Internet. Welcome! With a nick and sig like yours, though, I can see why you jumped to conclusions about it being a sexual reference...
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