Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One
What parent is trying to say is that Microsoft isn't racist... Polish people are.
Sedate Your Kids While They Play
Where do I sign up for one of these things for around the house?
Obama Calls For Nuke-Free World
One of the main problems with getting rid of nukes has been mentioned here: no one wants to give their own up. A few countries have already given up nuclear weapons, including South Africa. All countries cannot be expected to do the same with their weapons, which leaves us with one solution...
We have to nuke the nukes from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
Trick Used To Pass French "Three Strikes"
In Comparative Politics, France is considered an odd country. The President has almost unlimited power; there is no system in place to remove him except for the next popular election. He does have the power to remove the Prime Minister from power, which is the opposite of how the system usually works in the case of a system with both a PM and a President. Russia acted like it had a similar system until Putin switched from President to PM.
Pro Video Game Leagues — Another Economic Casualty
If only we had some players that were -really- good at "fix the economy" games. I'd grok to that.
Colbert Wins Space Station Name Contest
That would make a -perfect- name. I wouldn't be surprised if they plan to mention it on the show.
Battlestar Galactica Comes To an End
You are not the only one. I don't understand why such a big deal was made of Hera or what point the Opera House served (literally as well as metaphorically). The Admiral going off to live alone was pointless. The idea that Kara came back to lead them to Earth -and- another Earth, which happens to have the coordinates of the notes of an inspired song, is ludicrous.
The ending showed that it wouldn't have mattered if the colonials were wiped out at any point during the series. Most of them will die in short order, all of them will have their life spans drastically reduced. The cycle wasn't broken, there was nothing left over to learn from so that humans wouldn't repeat their mistakes.
The ending made the entire series seem worthless.
If We Have Free Will, Then So Do Electrons
Someone was sure to arrive at this conclusion.
Satellites Collide In Orbit
a Russian satellite launched in 1993 and believed to be nonfunctioning.
It's a cover-up, Soviet nukes are falling from space, run for your lives!
Senator Diane Feinstein Trying to Kill Net Neutrality
You might want to do some reading into the history of the Democratic party.
You might want to do some reading on "realignment" ;-).
Every Man Is an Island (of Bacteria)
I've heard it speculated that this could be one of the causes of Crohn's Disease and Colitis. Can anyone here comment on this?
Scientists Solve Century-Old Optics Mystery
"We report direct observation of a push force on the end face of the silica filament exerted by the outgoing light" said [Weilong] She."
TFS left it out; this was the result.
Synchrotron Gets Sci-Fi Writer In Residence
Agreed. The story was quite good, and well worth the read. Kandela's name links to an e-mail address that suggest that he is Daniel Cotton.
Steve Jobs Issues Update On His Health
So much for an Apple a day keeping the doctor away.
How Gamers View Their MMOs
Disclaimer: I am a former WoW player and a current EVE player. I am not employed, nor am I (beyond the extent of being a player) affiliated with the makers of any game.
It's interesting to see how EVE is distinct and separate as compared to the other games. This is for a number of reasons, the first of which is the learning curve, but there are other factors. The learning curve tends to weed out teenage WoW players; being accused of engaging in anything but PvP leads to the derogatory label of "carebear". The focus on PvP coupled with the harsh punishment of failure (ships do not respawn, they are lost when they are destroyed, and all ships are player-manufactured) is enough to scare away some players that are able to overcome the learning curve. The game is not for casual players, but it -is- fun. If you haven't played, please give it a shot, there are trial periods available.
Adobe Building Zoetrope, a Web "Time Machine"
. . . and see how the price went up and down over the coming months.
This is all I need to make the change from more traditional investments to a DVD-based retirement plan!
New Asimov Movies Coming
The jedis are going to feel this one
Surgeons Weld Wounds Shut With Surgical Laser
... the false Laser will take it from you.