White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"
Comments like your always scare me - the last thing we need is for people to think that "100% solar" (or, "100% some powersource") is in any way relevant to meeting our powerneeds.
Eggcyte is Making a Pocket-Sized Personal Web Server (Video)
You did read the TOS of your ISP provider, right? Some don't allow any server at all (email, Web, etc) on your home connection.
That's going to be an issue for a lot of people, who play video-games. Many games will use one of the machines as a host, to which the others connect, basically causing that player to be running a (temporary) game-server.
Will New European Commission Leaders Welcome Open Source and Open Standards?
Wouldn't that imply that the position is voted upon?
More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks
Last I looked (i.e. not recently), Android user-accounts require the user to be 18.
At the same time, I've seen no non-enterprise solutions for locking down an Android phone.
MIT Study Finds Fault With Mars One Colony Concept
That solves the lack-of-CO2 issue in their design.
Twitter Sues US Government Over National Security Data Requests
Require all communication from the government(s) go via a dedicated email account, then have a robot tweet ever time an email happen to arrive at that account.
Fixing Steam's User Rating Charts
I can't tell you how many support tickets I have to go through because steam can't properly launch or update the main binaries that are covered under their drm. Most of the time it's AV issues, but once in a blue moon it's steam borkin' out. (0.25-0.5% of sales)
I've concluded Steam is one of the worst pieces of software on my computer:
* Ca 20% of the time it fails to start a game, or stop it, not recognizing whether the game is already running
* It occasionally refuses to close, claiming some game is still running (it isn't), and can keep the system from rebooting
* It constantly nags about changing a setting on my computer, despite being denied numerous times
* it autostarts, despite never having been allowed to do so, and spams me with ads for games I cannot run on any computer I own
* Checking powerusage, it is consistently the highest or in the top-3, even with no window open
* On another machine, the Steam Client consistently managed 2-5 frames-per-second - worse than even Microsoft Word!
* Can change game-update settings, except cannot set it to not update a game at all
* Highlighiting Kerbal Space Program and then hitting enter causes it to start playing sounds from Civilization V ..
Overall, it may be delight with the discounts and the mass-market distribution, but my personal impression is that it is a piece of shite ...
2014 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded To the Inventors of the Blue LED
At least the editors didn't claim that LED lamps emit more lamps ...
HP Is Planning To Split Into Two Separate Businesses, Sources Say
Make sense - I've seen printers sold for less than the cost of the ink-cartridges.
AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa
Consumptions of infected simian meat has been the explanation for a very long time. Why does everyone seem surprised?
Because, at the same time, we've been told HIV can't spread orally.
Uhm, I think you've gotten the concept of Oral Sex wrong, if you think it is largely similar to daily consumption of meat...
GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus
Nah, just have a small squad of armed personnel, ready to go and shoot anyone who fucks up like GSK did, along with shooting the management-team.
That should fix things after 2-3 incidents..
Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year
Ubuntu phones don't have to battle with anybody[..] All it needs to provide is an open source Linux based phone that respects users' privacy
Sooo ... It just needs to battle Jolla?
Popular Wi-Fi Thermostat Full of Security Holes
Seriously! How long would one have to be away and kicking himself that he forgot to change the thermostat setting before having one of these new fangled ones would pay for itself?
Looking at the spiel from Nest, these products pay for themselves through regular use, not through exceptions:
Auto-Schedule makes it easy to create an energy efficient schedule that can help you save up to 20% on your heating and cooling bills. All the Nest Thermostat's features combined can get you even bigger savings
Some dude, who may very well be paid by Nest, tweeted this:
After a year using my @Nest thermostat, I've saved $326.74 / 2,651 kWh over the previous year.
Not saying that all of the above is true, but at least it seems that they'd consider your premise incorrect.
PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin
One thing I'd like to know is, how do BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin avoid ending up with 90%+ of all BTC?
Since most stores that take BTC also take a "real" currency, the idea that people would convert their normal currency to BTC in order to pay with BTC, seems to me to be a bit silly. Why not just pay with regular money?
To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes
Having been to the US on occasions, I'd question just what would be exempted by that statement.
NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX
It wouldn't suck if they made more profit on less revenue.
Sure it could.
For example, Boeing could take the $4B and spend $5B on R&D having negative profit; while SpaceX could take the $2B and make $1B profit.
But then Boeing's technology will have improved by $5B in R while SpaceX's will have only benefited 1/5th as much
Boeing could take the $4B and spend $5B on R&D, then be awarded another $2B to cover unforeseen expenses ... (FTFY)
The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?
you forgot to include the word "Dingo" in there...
Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic
How about we "bing" that?
Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion
They are purchasing this to get Minecraft on the Windows Phone-no-longer-called-Phone platform, in the hope that people will buy their devices to play Minecraft on.
Yes, I'm not actually bullshitting you on that one.
City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros
Don't get me wrong, I'm fond of my language when it comes to identity and culture. But when it comes to communication having global terminology and one way of doing it makes everything so much simpler. Yes, there's a whole lot of "English" speakers out there but any resemblance of a common tongue beats trying to use translators. It's something of a first world issue though as 16% of the world is still illiterate in their first language but I hope that in 100 years you could talk to at least half the world's population in one language.
Now you know why I started to learn Mandarin a few years ago - yeah, I've accepted that I won't get far on Danish alone, and there are more people knowing Mandarin/Hindi/Spanish than English :)
Meanwhile, I'm trying to recall the short-cuts in MS Office's Danish version ... thinking they are the same as in the UK version.
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