European Parliament All But Rejects ACTA
Actually, it would be less useful if it was updated more recently
Apple Outs Anti-Jailbreak Update
It'd be a small miracle if no other security issues have been found since the release of iOS 4. The fact that the jailbreak exploit is the only thing that's being fixed suggests that Apple values retaining control over their device higher than fixing other security issues.
A Look Back At Bombing the Van Allen Belts
Come on, after the first couple of tests the destructive potential of nuclear weapons was perfectly understood. And I don't have a problem with the US telling Iran they shouldn't develop nuclear weapons. But I do have a problem with them doing it while they have been storing nuclear weapons in Europe, given the nuke to Israel and retain the worlds' second largest nuclear weapons stockpile.
What Every Programmer Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic
Don't you mean: 99.99999999904% incorrect?
NYTimes Confirms It Will Start Charging For Online News In 2011
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Maybe it's free to _you_, but someone is paying, in this case someone with a good old-fashioned newspaper subscription. Google doesn't have correspondents around the world, they just aggregate news form sources who do. Currently, these sources are being paid by their subscribers but subscriber numbers are falling.
Asimov Estate Authorizes New I, Robot Books
Here's an idea. Don't read the new books. Just don't buy them. Maybe some people enjoy them, fine for them. Maybe they're crap, maybe they're not. But if the existence of a new trilogy detriments your enjoyment of the old series, that's on you.
Tim Berners-Lee Is Sorry About the Slashes
Saying 'www' might be slower, but typing 'www' is much faster. Which one do you do more often?
Electric Car Nano-Batteries Aim For 500 Mile Range
What is commonly called a 'petrol bomb' actually contains a lot more than just petrol. Otherwise it would be rather unspectacular.
ICE Satellite Maps Profound Polar Thinning
Wrong debate. He was asking why adaptation would me more expensive than avoiding climate change altogether, which the GP suggested.
Carbon Nanotube Solar Cells On the Horizon
If someone developed a 99% efficient solar cell, would you really care what it cost?
You're kidding right?
For everyone who is looking for real solutions (unfortunately that's not quite everyone in the debate), the cost is a crucial factor in the equation. Economic efficiency is more important than energy efficiency.
ELF Knocks Down AM Towers To Save Earth, Intercoms
Any Vegetarian/Vegan" who wants to blow things up can do so, and spray paint some BS about "ELF was here!
Replace 'Vegetarian/Vegan' by 'Muslim extremist' and 'ELF' by 'Al Qaeda' and it's still true.
Firefox 3.5 Reviewed; Draws Praise For HTML5, Speed
... Namely, if i keep a lot of tabs open for awhile (yes, i know, bad habit)
Why is it a bad habit? The browser should facilitate the user, it shouldn't be the other way around.
Calculating Password Policy Strength Vs. Cracking
Get a job!
What Data Center Designers Can Learn From Legos
So IPod is an adjective? I am no native speaker but that doesn't sound right (but then again, neither do the IPod earphones)
FDA Could Delay Adult Stem Cell Breakthroughs
Don't be a troll. Stem cells have huge potential benefits for healthcare, but we know very little about the long-term effects. GP was just pointing out that additional research into these risks might be a good idea.
Microsoft Ending Mainstream Support For XP
Make one mistake and support it for the rest of your life.
Unless you are Microsoft, of course.
Recovery.gov Not Very Transparent
You mean XBRL?
US Adults Fail Basic Science Literacy
15% got it right, 47% came close.
Superguns Helped Defeat the Spanish Armada
Because this is the internet. People dont't ever admit they're wrong here.
Superguns Helped Defeat the Spanish Armada
How exactly are the Belgians the second best drivers? About twice as many people die in traffic in Belgium compared to the Netherlands, which is similar in most aspects, except for the fact that we don't down a litre of beer during lunch.
I live in Liege two days a week and whenever I pass the border, I put on my crash helmet.
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