How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?
I see some (non reasonable) reasons for that phenomenon. First, it is easier to get disappointed with a 99c app than with a $800 tablet. Second, there is a perception of little value on cheap things.
Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17" Screen
Is this a car analogy to the famous porn games/sex doll argument?
Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws
Google Glass could block distracting billboards.
Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?
Is it necessary to simulate the WHOLE universe at a given scale in order to provide the simulated agents with a view of that scale? What if we provide local, "on-demand" simulation for the agents looking at a given scale?
At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...
I am a phd candidate working in an university lab, you insensitive clod.
Outlasting my co-workers means something completly different around here.
US Spying Costs Boeing Military Jet Deal With Brazil
There have been recent rumours about Brazil again considering the russian PAK-FA project.
The Grasshopper Can Fly Sideways
First I found it funny. Then I felt guilty. Then I read your comment and found the joke funny once again. Sorry.
US Air Force Reporting Pilot Shortage
I guess that was a problem with the almighty F-22.
Global Warming 5 Million Years Ago In Antarctic Drastically Raised Sea Levels
It is well known that sea levels have been going up and down throughout the ages. The question now is whether or not we are acelerating these variations and whether life can adapt to them fast enough.
Researchers Complete New Gondwana Map
Sir, you have a really old house.
A Serious Proposal To Fix Windows 8
I like your suggestion. I do not mind Metro or that fancy programs manager. The later works quite well from me actually. I use it only when I do not have the application I need pinned on my task bar, which is just 5% of the time. With this in mind, the programs manager in win8 is much easier to use than the previous versions. The translucent background you mention would help to keep context, which removes a bit of overload from your brain.
On the other hand, they should reintroduce the automatic shadow backup feature of windows 7. This feature is no on by default in win 8 and it is much much more difficult to configure. It allowed me to look like a hero to some friends already. ;)
US Entertainment Industry To Congress: Make It Legal For Us To Deploy Rootkits
I would accept that if politicians and big companies also install some sort of "corruption-detection rootkit" in their computers.
Engineering the $325,000 Burger
I guess both of you have a point. I can summarize the issue stating the obvious: the techniques (on vitro beef, GMO, etc) are not the problem; the problem consists of the organizations controlling these techniques (Monsanto, etc). And the problem is this: monopoly.
Average latency to Slashdot.org?
Porto Alegre/GVT ~= 174ms
New Pope Selected
Well, I was amazed how fast his article in Wikipedia got updated. It didn't take more than a minute. Also, many big news websites in my country are down. That never happened before, as far as I know.
GNOME Aiming For Full Wayland Support by Spring 2014
Haha! Funny country is that of yours. In mine, the gnomes come from gardens and other magical places.
Evidence For Comet-Borne Microfossils Supports Panspermia
Panspermia doesn't really answear the question of how life started. If panspermia is found to be true, then the question just changes from "how life started on earth" to "how life started".
Moon Mining Race Under Way
I don't think Google wants to pay that money.
This fact is evident! It is the first thing I thought when reading that they will give a bonus for finding water and the Apollo landing site, two things that clearly do not exist.
Cliff Bleszinski: Vote With Your Dollars
You should put in the addiction factor. Some companies want you addicted to the game. And you become, in one level or another.
Halo Developer Bungie Reveals Destiny and Its Vision of MMO Gaming
So they plan to release books with a storyline that is subsumed by the activities of the players in the game? That sounds very nice. It is a like a glorified log file of some sort.
Extremus has no journal entries.