Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again
I expected the Nexus 6 to have a microSD card slot because they were supposed to gain first-class support in Android 5.0.
But it doesn't, so external storage support must still be a second class citizen on Android.
Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back
I could accept a 5% risk of death if I was doing something worthwhile: contributing to science or the colonization of Mars. But for a joy ride? Even if it's an order of magnitude better, a 5 in 1000 chance in death is still pretty high. That's a couple of orders of magnitude riskier than skydiving (0.0007%) or driving 10,000 miles. (0.0167%)
Pentagon Builds Units To Transport Ebola Patients
His method worked great to stop the SARS outbreak in Toronto.
And SARS was much more difficult to contain than Ebola since you were infectious before showing symptoms.
Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron
Waiting 15 years is a better deal than everybody else gets. Everybody else gets to wait indefinitely; most have to realize a loss before it can be claimed. In other words, if you overpay for an asset you don't get to claim a loss until you sell that asset to somebody else.
NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola
He won't do it because it would be stupid.
Right now if they ask you at the airport if you've been to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, people have no incentive to lie, so don't. If you make that illegal, it won't stop them from flying out of somewhere else, it will just make them lie to the immigration officials, making the problem worse, not better.
iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac
(an Apple proprietary chip is involved in that)
Which, according to iFixit, is labelled as a Parade Technologies DP665.
NVIDIA Is Better For Closed-Source Linux GPU Drivers, AMD Wins For Open-Source
Is this something you tried recently? Phoronix did their testing with the 3.13 kernel.
Musk Will Open Up Tesla Supercharger Patents To Spur Development
It's not a dumb move at all. Electric cars are still a very immature market, there are a lot more sales to be made from expanding the market than there are by stealing them from competitors. This is an "expand the market" type move.
Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost
Ottawa is one of the best cities in the world for salting and snow plowing. The difference you noticed Monday is simply that it was quite cold and the salt didn't work as well as it usually does.
FSF's Richard Stallman Calls LLVM a 'Terrible Setback'
RMS couldn't care less if other companies profit off of his work.
What he cares about is some company taking his work, making it better, selling it back to him and then not letting him hack on it, fix it, port it to unapproved hardware, use it for unapproved uses, et cetera.
Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie
Note that the title is wrong -- he was shot for texting during the previews, not during the movie itself.
Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?
Who do you sue if a driverless train runs over you? Who do you sue if a driven train runs over you?
In both cases, you sue the city. The city might try and recoup costs from the driver and/or the manufacturer, but the liability is clear either way.
Sony Issues Detailed PS4 FAQ Ahead of Launch
You can install the update without connecting to the internet:
"However, to use the USB method the first time you take the PS4 system out of the box and before installing system software update 1.50, you’ll need to enable safemode. When the PS4 system is powered off, press and hold the Power Button for seven seconds to enter safemode."
Firefox Takes the Performance Crown From Chrome
The Average Movie Theater Has Hundreds of Screens
I instruct the babysitter to SMS me if they need to. I will ignore vibrations from phone calls and emails, but an SMS is rare enough that it's probably the baby sitter, and I will answer it.
But if it is the babysitter, I probably need to leave anyways, so go ahead and kick me out. It would suck if it wasn't the babysitter, but that movie is probably costing me over >$100 because I have to pay the babysitter too, so I get really annoyed at those who ruin it for everybody...
Tesla To Blanket US With Superchargers In Two Years
I think the idea is that you're supposed to charge overnight at 115V or 230V in Vegas.
That's fine when the edge of the circle is your destination. But the fact that these are one way circles makes the map very deceptive. For example, take a look at the Fall 2013 map. It would seem that Toronto to NYC is a feasible trip, but it isn't, at least not by supercharger.
WD Explains Its Windows-Only Software-Based SSHD Tech
Similar question: Which would you rather have: software RAID or hardware RAID? On Linux, software RAID is usually faster, cheaper, more reliable, less buggy & fuller featured.
So yes, I'd prefer the drivers in my operating system rather than buried in some inaccessible firmware somewhere.
The Balkanization of Chatting
"everywhere" is a bit of a stretch. Pidgin doesn't support any of the most popular networks: whatsapp, bbm, ...
Why Hasn't 3D Taken Off For the Web?
Lot of haters in this thread. Here's another example of a great use case for WebGL: 3d printing. Use your web browser to create a 3d model. Hit the print button, and it connects to one of the 3d printing services which fedexes the result to you.
Using a web site is so much more compelling than a standalone app: no installation, easy sharing/collaboration, integration with printing services, etc. But you will want a real computer with a mouse or a Wacom pen -- an iPad app would definitely not work as well.
And it's not like a printable 3d model is going to require a fancy video card or bare metal speeds.
Toys R Us Unveils Android Tablet For Kids
Toys'R'us used to carry the Nabi tablet, which has been replaced by the Nabi 2. In its review, Wired said that the Nabi 2 may be the best Android tablet available for anybody. Of course, that distinction has since been lost to the Nexus 7 and others, but it's a very nice tablet. I was wondering why Toys R Us was not carrying the Nabi 2. Now we know.
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