Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later
At least where I live, prescription glasses are tax-free medical devices; ironic glasses are taxed fashion accessories.
Of course the tax is far less than the cost of prescription lenses, but if you're going to wear glasses anyway the government is literally subsidizing not getting Lasik.
Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'
I don't want it all for free, but I think companies should be honest about their business model. I think they should distinguish between "Free" trial, "Free" with paid upgrades, "Free" ad-supported, etc.
Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?
Sounds like your ex's workpace needs to unionize.
Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork
Is it repeated, unwanted, attention of a sexual nature? Then it's sexual harassment.
Krebs on Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails and Blaming Canada
Based on the number of "please click here to continue getting our newsletter" messages I've been getting in my inbox, other companies don't seem to think the sky is falling.
Test: Quantum Or Not, Controversial Computer No Faster Than Normal
In this test, both took exponentially longer. So either the d-wave doesn't work, or as the manufacturer has claimed, the problems were not setup to demonstrate the class of problems where the d-wave will show better performance relative to problem complexity growth than a conventional computer.
Or the maximum problem size handled by the machine is too small so see the sub-exponential growth. Complexity theory deals with performance on very large data sets, and, if I remember correctly, the D-wave machine is limited to a small problem size (max a hundred or so qbits)
Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
-- Publilius Syrus
Canadian Court Orders Google To Remove Websites From Its Global Index
Keep in mind the Supreme Court of BC is a trial court (despite the high sounding name). This could still be overturned on appeal.
The Profoundly Weird, Gender-Specific Roots of the Turing Test
Women don't talk about poetry, math, and chess?
This alternate test sounds really easy:
Q: Add 34957 to 70764.
ELIZA: Don't you ever say Hello?
Man: What does this have to do with being a woman?
Court: Oracle Entitled To Copyright Protection Over Some Parts of Java
It kind of looks like the appeal court decision is setting this up for a potential appeal to the Supreme Court. The decision repeatedly talks about differences and conflicting rulings between different Circuits, which is one of the things the Supreme Court looks for when deciding whether to approve an apeal.
The Feds Accidentally Mailed Part of A $350K Drone To Some College Kid
He probably didn't show the label because posting personally identifying information on the Internet is generally a bad idea, especially if you're in temporary possession of a $100K+ item.
And I'm not sure where you're coming from about trying to make the Feds look bad. Having a package mis-delivered by UPS or a call ring through to voicemail are hardly scandalous.
FTC Takes Out Porn- and Botnet-Spewing ISP
Pornography featuring children (RTFA) does not belong. The others prey on people who should know better.