Al Jazeera Gets a US Voice
AJ, BBC and other members of the "forth estate"
That explains the lack of type checking.
15 Years of Stuff That Matters
As we age, each year represents a smaller percentage of our total life so far. :)
Sexy Female Scientist Video Draws Fire
Don't make a big deal about gender, just matter of factly show that there are women out there doing interesting jobs like this:
Related: exciting video, "Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzqdoXwLBT8
Why Verizon Doesn't Want You To Buy an iPhone
On an iphone, the 30% cut goes directly to Apple. On an android, the 30% cut goes to the carrier. This bribe from Google was obviously a component in the widespread adoption of android by the carriers - although I've no idea how large of a component. I wonder how much that affects marketing issues like this. I don't see why they wouldn't be throwing a few more advertising dollars in favor of the phone that nets them a higher income.
University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department
Coincidentally, FSU has degrees in Computational Science: http://www.sc.fsu.edu/education
First Full Observable-Universe Simulation
http://www.deus-consortium.org/a-propos/dark-energy-universe-simulation-full-universe-run/ says each particle has the mass of the Milky Way.
Pay Less If You're a Nice Person: Valve's Freemium Model For DOTA 2
That was Gallagher, not Carlin. But it is indeed a great idea.
Anonymous Cowards, Deanonymized
http://slashdot.org/~St.Creed ? :)
Based on a google search for site:slashdot.org "anonimity" "Bonus points"
Nuclear Truckers Haul Warheads Across US
Is this just a way to get extra money to buddies through the revolving door or is there some rational reason for using ex-military/contractors instead of current military/national guard?
Faster-Than-Fast Fourier Transform
Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. -- John von Neumann
Reply to Felix T. Smith who had said "I'm afraid I don't understand the method of characteristics." -- as quoted in The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (1984) by Gary Zukav footnote in page 208.
Statisticians Uncover the Mathematics of a Serial Killer
Incidentally, there was a pretty decent movie with Stephen Rea and Donald Sutherland about the hunt for Chikatilo called Citizen X.
Astronomers Estimate Milky Way May Have 100 Billion Alien Worlds
"Round numbers are always false." -- Samuel Johnson
Christopher Hitchens Dies At 62
"Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies." -- Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan.
Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off
This is great to further spread the idea of direct distribution, but I'm still more impressed with Pioneer One which is accomplishing more with much less and using a creative commons license.
US Senator Proposes Bill To Eliminate Overtime For IT Workers
"The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -- George Carlin
Google Throws /. Under Bus To Snag Patent
You used to be able to apply a personal -2 penalty for Funny mods. It worked great for me for the past decade read at a threshold of 2 or 3 and not have Funny comments dominate. But apparently they took away they ability to fine tune so well with the new system since I can't find the option any more to direct you to.
Google Throws /. Under Bus To Snag Patent
I'm surprised I didn't see anyone also point out that they got the range of valid scores wrong, also. It's obviously not "1 to 5" as quoted.
US Army Completes First Test Flight of Mach 6 Weapon
"Mr. Ryan, would you characterize this as a first-strike weapon?"
"Uh, that is a possibility, sir. It is designed to approach by stealth and to shower its target with multiple independent warheads with little or no warning before impact."
"Goddamn thing's made to start a war."
Barnes & Noble Names Microsoft's Disputed Android Patents
I figured someone would do this. I just used my last mod point, but thanks. (ah, non-mouse device is a "stylus", I was wondering if linux's shift-numlock numpad mouse violated it, too)
Bad Astronomer Phil Plait Responds
They both answered, "Europa". We humans really love forbidden things. :)
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