Google Confirms Shut Down of Schemer
I had only heard of it because I found the iTunes page where they list all of the apps by Google. There are a couple others most people have never heard of there.
Man With World's Deepest Voice Can Hit Infrasonic Notes
That's approximately how I breathe. Inhale, 2.5 sec later exhale, 2.5 sec later repeat. So am I making longitudinal compression waves like this guy? What's the difference between him and me?
AT&T On Data Throttling: Blame Yourselves
I got bumped off a flight that I bought a ticket for 6 months in advance, and had shown up for 30min before take off. No one on the flight volunteered to get bumped. I asked the girl at the ticket counter if I could go on the plane and wave a hundred dollar bill around to solicit a volunteer, because I NEEDED to be on that plane. She refused to let me do that, and I missed my flight, and I was screwed. This was Delta, BTW.
Hacked MIT Server Used To Stage Attacks
I've seen this story posed over and over. Some computer sitting in Building 1 on campus, used by Course 1, was compromised. BFD. MIT's Information Services and Technology deal with computers like this every day, as does anyone who manages a network with tens of thousands of computers. There are dozens of machines a day that get compromised. This is not a server sitting in the racks; this is a computer sitting in a closet or under a desk in an academic building. There are multiple addresses people can use to report maliciousness on the network (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com), and they take care of the compromised computers in an order that actually matters.
I guarantee you there are dozens of other computers on the MIT network right now that are also serving malware or acting as a point of entry for hackers, and they'll get dealt with as they get noticed.
Apple's iCloud Runs On Microsoft Azure
*YOU* can't virtualize OS X on vSphere, but they can. Because they own they software, they can do whatever they want with it.
I don't think anyone is surprised that they aren't running it on Mac OS X Server; they are surprised that they are (allegedly) running it on a MS product. It is well known that Apple hosts it's own services on Sun, Oracle, and (maybe) HP products. There long-existing web products (eg. the iTunes store) don't run on racks and racks of Xserves, if that's what you think.
Why wouldn't they be in a good position to run their own cloud service? Again, you need to throw out your assumption that their cloud service might be run on OS X and Mac hardware.
New Houses Killing Wi-Fi
You have in your mind that you need a certain gauge to achieve a certain result. Based on my experiences as an electrician, your expectations are not what matches reality.
You can (and I have) run 15A continuously 24/7 over a decent run of 14 AWG wire with little voltage loss, and definitely no warming of the wire or connections. This includes momentary current bursts for motor startups and the like. 12 AWG is good for 20A, 10 AWG is good for 30A, 8 AWG is good for 40A, and 6 AWG is good for 50A.
The great-grandparent (child of your original post) is most correct: run some dedicated 12 AWG 20A circuits for appliances (dryers and hot water heaters need 30A, electric ranges 50A), home theatre AV, computer rooms, a couple for the kitchen counter (which is typically mandatory in code), and a couple per room, and you are set. Yes, set for the near future. No one is saying putting multiple rooms on a 15A breaker is ok.
Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence
(Orthogonal to the fact that everyone wishes Steve good health,)
It's good for Apple that Tim Cook is getting so much exposure at the helm. There are many shareholders, as well as a significant amount of the tech press, that think Apple can't stand on its own without Steve. Any way Apple can show that it can continue it's current success streak with or without Steve is good for the long-term health of the company.
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In the Face of Android, Why Should Nokia Stick With MeeGo?
If you call this a "review from a usual website," Gizmodo basically said the phone was so weak and has such a little chance on the market, that they weren't going to review it. http://gizmodo.com/5667723/why-were-not-reviewing-the-nokia-n8
Are Consumer Hard Drives Headed Into History?
These aren't the hybrid drives that I'm looking for. The drive you linked is a spinning disk with a large cache and an algorithm to predict what to cache. What I want is actually two drives in a 2.5" disk package. In this package that would fit into a single laptop drive bay, would be a 32GB SSD and a 120GB 1.8" 4200RPM HDD. They would appear as separate drives to the computer and you'd configure the former as your boot drive and the latter as your files.
Are Consumer Hard Drives Headed Into History?
Regarding the new MacBook Air, you are incorrect. The RAM is soldered directly to the motherboard. The SSD is a separate board that is replaceable, although I believe the board is proprietary.
Levitating Graphene Is Fastest-Spinning Object
Sorry I can't find the source... but someone commented humorously that "Hertz has a unit named after them, why doesn't Avis?" Avis was semi-sarcastically named as a unit of angular velocity; 1 Avis is 2*pi radians of rotation per second, or 1 full rotation per second.
So this is 1 million Avis.
TSA Wants You To Keep Your Seat, and Your Hands In Sight
So, during this time when you aren't allowed to get out of your seat, aren't allowed to use the bathroom (explicitly mentioned in an article I read):
What happens if you have to crap? Like really have to? I have a feeling if someone started yelling about how they were gonna shit their pants, a flight attendant would let them to the bathroom, although I think if you're at the point where passengers are having to yell about needing to take a crap (in front of dozens of passengers), you are opening yourself up to a lawsuit.
Sneak Preview of New OpenOffice 3.2
You don't get it. People who want low security don't care about password crackers. They care about the secretary the cubicle over double clicking on the file because it has an interesting file name. And when it asks for a password, she'll desist. Even if that password is "!".
Apple Behind Intel's USB Competitor?
As soon as the industry settles on Light Peak... Apple will start using the Mini Light Peak connector, which will join the list of other connectors that they minified or adopted:
-Mini Display Port
Australian Police Plan Wardriving Mission
It must be known to the world that 1) not broadcasting your SSID and 2) restricting MAC addresses both do NOTHING for security. Best to leave your SSID broadcast, not restrict MAC addresses, and actually implement REAL security: WPA2 with a strong key.
Wikipedia Debates Rorschach Censorship
Sorry, but this is when happens when computer geeks, people who deal everyday with logic and structure, comment on psychology. Human psychology does not run by the same rules, especially in abnormal patients, when logic and structure go out the window. There are no wrong or correct answers to the individual images in this test; a trained administrator will listen to the answers as a group, and listen to the manner in which the subject spoke the answers, to look for clues of psychosis.
Memory Usage of Chrome, Firefox 3.5, et al.
I would like to see the CPU usage of different browsers tested. I run Firefox 3.5b and Safari 4 on OS X 10.5, and with JUST ONE TAB open with gmail loaded, firefox uses 8% of the CPU sustained with bursts for some reason to 40%, and safari uses 1%.
With my usual workload, with like 40 tabs open among 5 or 6 windows, Firefox uses 40%, safari 4%. This is ridiculous! This means a lot when you're on a portable on battery, not to mention general system responsiveness.
I would like to see the CPU usage of browsers compared.
University Gives Away iPhones To Curb Truancy
If they dont want to show up to class, let them fail. If they really want them to be there, have there be a short quiz at the beginning of class. At any decent university, if you have someone else take a quiz for you, you'll be suspended or expelled.
Conficker Downloads Payload
You must be fun at parties.
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