Cow Burps Tapped For Fuel
It would be awesome if every steak or rack of ribs came with a canister of methane that I could plug into my BBQ grill.
Microsoft Integrating Xbox One Advertising With Kinect To Profile Users For Ads
I usually use a site as a landing page and reflexively go to my intended site (email, calendar, etc) from there, or I'm on some other site with links out. Sometimes, as soon as I click a link to where I want to go, I notice an ad on the originating page for something I actually might be interested in. But when I go back to that page, I rarely can get a repeat performance of the original ad; surprisingly I seem to get a cycle of the about a half dozen others, but rarely including the first. There should be some way to force an affinity between ads and the back button. After all, I'm not likely to bounce on the refresh button just to see what different ads come up, but it is possible that I might use the back button to get back to something I was interested in.
So You've Always Wanted a Hovercraft... (Video)
The word that you're looking for is hovering. As in "hovercraft".
This isn't flying, this is falling with style!
Global Warming Shifts the Earth's Poles
That candy striped pole in the front of Santa's workshop? Can't they just dig it up and re-plant it where it should be?
FAA On Travel Delays: Get Used To It
I started a more detailed post, but, why bother? In the end, people are always going to protest budget cuts that affect the things THEY want, when other things could easily be cut (which are supported by other people who think YOUR causes should have funds cut). Everybody needs to just accept that you can't pay (insert your last year's federal income tax bill) and expect (insert your last year's federal income tax bill X 2) in return, because it just doesn't work that way. So,
- accept it painfully as downgrading the life you imagined you should be/deserved to be living and continue to complain, or
- accept it as reality and think about what you can do to make it better (i.e.: in the long run my cause would be better served if they attacked the cause instead of the symptoms).
The Search Engine More Dangerous Than Google
I mean, how hard is it to ship new devices with something tougher than admin and 1234?
No doubt. They should ship new devices with the default loginname "ImAnIgnorantFool" and the password "andEveryoneKnowsIt"
Unnecessary Medical Procedures and the Dangers of Robot Surgery
Where is J.J. Abrams with the trademark infringement suit?
Meet the Lawyer Suing Anyone Who Uses SSL
"practically anyone who encrypts pages of a web sites to protect users' privacy"
but conspicuously not the U.S. Govt.
Why Klout's Social Influence Scores Are Nonsense
Don't you mean, a whuffie bat?
New DRM-Free Label Announced
Well, they had to do something to keep people from stealing those products.
Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle
With an assault rifle, he can get all the hi-def TVs he wants.
HP Explains Why Printer Ink Is So Expensive
Amen to that. I don't print color frequently, maybe 1-2 color pages per month. By the 3rd or 4th month, one color (C,M or Y) of the cartridge would be dried and cleaning wouldn't help, so new color ink cartridge and a trip to Walmart before I could print what I needed. My cost per color page on inkjet: approaching $5. Color laser is a little less in photo quality, but passable. I paid about $180 for the color laserjet over a year ago and am still on the 1/2 full starter toner cartridges.
Google Faces Deluge of Nexus One Complaints
Same here. I',m not an anti-Apple-fanboy but I won't be writing Phone apps because I don't want to be forced to buy a *Mac to do so. My Nexus One sync'ed with my existing Google accounts with no problems, the apps I have downloaded work as expected. I do have an iPod Touch and the only thing I miss is the pinch on the web browser, but I'll probably download Dolphin tomorrow and see if that fills that small void.
But you are 100% correct. People are quick to complain about any problem they have. Pitifully few are as quick to submit praise when things go smoothly. Granted, it isn't unrealistic to expect most bugs to have been worked out, but still...
Heart Monitors In Middle School Gym Class?
and a new dad (5 days ago! Woot!)
Oh, man. So that is what they sell on kids.woot!. I thought it was just toys.
Shiny New Space Fence To Monitor Orbiting Junk
Didn't Arthur C. Clark or someone theorize that at some point in any space-faring civilization, they would lose (at least temporarily) the ability to return to space due to the density of debris orbiting their planet?
Ant Mega-Colony Covers the World
One supercolony makes it sound like they have organization (of the ant-ish variety) that spans the globe. This is just a bunch of small colonies whose scents are so similar that members of the other colonies are unable to discern that they are, in fact, not from their own colony.
Cops To Start CrimeTube To Report Offenses
I couldn't have been the masked robber of that liquor store. Right here on CopTube is a video of me littering 10 miles away at that moment!
College Police Think Using Linux Is Suspicious Behavior
GODWINS'S RULE. You lose.
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory Set For Launch Tomorrow
A huge plume of CO2 located off the eastern coast of Florida.
Study Finds Gamers Prefer Control, Competence Over Violence
When I play Half-Life2, in the places where you can set undead with head crabs on fire, I definitely try to do that. But then I do feel wrong when they stagger around on fire, moaning.
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