Microsoft's Quantum Mechanics
Every year or so you read about all of these brilliant researchers working on fascinating projects for them. The rest of the time, it's just one mediocre release of Windows and Office after another.
It's like a Michael Crichton book: Some guy brings dinosaurs back and all he can think to do with it is open an amusement park.
The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead
Bat-Mite? Surely you mean "Rabid Cousin Oliver."
3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room
An adjustable seat also adds weight, which increases fuel costs.
Toxic Algae Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast
And those are just the Yankee fans from Queens.
Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience
to get the Zune tattoo while you're at it.
Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher
I like my cash like I like my women:
Soiled and devalued?
On fire to light your cigar?
New and plastic?
Given to street musicians and the homeless?
Emotional Contagion Spread Through Facebook
You're a node in a network of douches. It's nothing personal.
Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order
Largely I think publishers just don't give a fuck about quality anymore.
It's not just the ebook conversion. Book publishers and packagers have been cutting down on editors and the whole revision for the last couple of decades. "Fuck it," they say, "nobody will notice. And even if they do, they already bought the book. What are they gonna do, buy the next 'Shades of Gray' from another publisher next time?"
Nanoparticles Used To Create Thermal 'Barcodes'
Good point. That makes sense for explosives, but I was thinking about currency. It's not like you want to destroy money or bearer bonds to determine whether they're genuine.
Nanoparticles Used To Create Thermal 'Barcodes'
The idea is interesting, but once the particle has been melted, I assume that it can't be verified again. If that's the case then no matter how many of these tagging particles are added to a given object, it can only be verified a finite number of times.
Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite
Forget code names, they did it with an actual software title with AppleWorks for the Mac and AppleWorks for the Apple ][. Somehow, we survived.
Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses
would you be willing to receive a brand new $2000 frig/freezer for free IF it showed ads on it?
Absolutely. A little blu-tack and a kid's drawing or take-out menu and it would be a perfectly fine fridge.
On the other hand, if the ads required me to interact with them periodically or else the frig/freezer would stop keeping things cool, then no.
Programmers: It's OK To Grow Up
As programmers get older they simply get less excited about the idea of pulling all nighters and doing "code sprints" because they have spouses and families they enjoy, responsibilities to others outside of work, and they know that this isn't a good process for long-term success. All nighters are fun and adventurous when you're in college or just out of school, but after a few decades in the working world you're seen it all before and simply refuse to get caught up in another "emergency" caused by poor planning, unrealistic expectations, and marketing promises.
I'm not saying that programming is a young person's game--far from it. However, inexperienced workers are not only cheaper, but also far more likely to put up with bullshit and bad management.
44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted
Similar story here. I signed up to be able to truthfully claim that I was familiar with Twitter for a job application. I looked at the user interface and I knew enough to talk about it if asked. Never posted, never followed, never went back.
3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?
I think I've picked up a few skills and I can actually see myself making a little money on the side creating and selling items.
Just like everyone in the late '80s was going to use desktop publishing to make a mint doing flyers and low-end restaurant menus and ten years later everyone was going to make a mint designing websites.
Paraguayan ccTLD Hacked, Google.com.py Redirected, Internal Database Leaked
There are no Pythons genus snakes in South America. The closet you get are the Eunectes, which includes the Anaconda.
The Anaconda don't want none unless you got root access, Hon.
Convicted Spammer Jeffrey Kilbride Flees Prison
He will learn what we all have learned: opting out doesn't work.
He'll be in a tougher prison, getting a lot of unsolicited male.
Google Sues Consortium Backed By Apple and Microsoft to Protect Android
So fuck them with a rusty shovel.
A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest
I'm writing this on a 3.2GHz 4-core Intel i5-4570 CPU, with an Nvidia GeForce GT 640. Running Linux.
Phew. For a second there I thought you were gonna talk about how long it's taking you to copy that 17-MB file.
What Sci-Fi Movies Teach Us About Project Management Skills
Ender sees the great potential in his team, even in the misfits and castaways, but he also has high expectations for them to reach that potential. That is what I try to do as a leader.
I try to emulate Ender too, but I prefer his "If you have a bunch of assholes impeding progress kick their leader to death. The others will fall in line" approach to team building.
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