top Does Being First Still Matter In America?
- We don't have a huge boogeyman like the USSR ready to wipe us out the second we let up the pressure...
Don't worry, Putin is working hard on fixing this.
top Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games
This train has left the station a long time ago. Well, at least in Sweden.
top Internet Explorer Implements HTTP/2 Support
Slowly, web services are becoming a bad reimplementation* of CORBA. Once again, why did we jump on their band wagon?
* Hm, maybe the correct word is "restandardization"?
about a month and a half ago
top Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista
More like since NT 4.0 (at least).
about a month and a half ago
top Microsoft Announces Windows 10
.NET in Russian means .NO but that didn't stop them.
top Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments
All the iPhone users I know
... now ... have no choice. .
top Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?
Or you can use the following argumentation:
We say "assign the value of b to a" but write "a = b".
top Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague
Civilian casualties were large...
So it works! Praise Allah!
top Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft
My employer recently did the same as yours. I am wondering - do you have chat history in Lync?
An instant messenger without chat history is way further away from perfect than just far. It always has been, not just in 2014.
top Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM
How much is 200 mm in dollars?
top US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers
Don't tase me, quo!
top Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature
Here in Bulgaria we have many (in fact, most) traffic lights with countdown timers for cars. Most don't even have timers for pedestrians. And these timers started to appear about ten years ago.
I haven't heard of increased car crashes at intersections. My own observations also don't point in this direction. People are (or at least I am) using these timers as a more precise yellow light. And drivers in Bulgaria don't have to twist their necks in order to see them. Maybe this is the problem?
Disclaimer: Bulgaria has a very high fatality rate on intercity roads. These are not related to traffic lights, though.
top NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks
> The ones who are doing something that clearly puts a larger burden on the system pay for it.
On the contrary, they lessen the burden on medical care systems. The smokers need medical care for a significantly less time on average, even if it is more intense for a while. Not that I am advocating smoking for anyone.
top US Should Use Trampolines To Get Astronauts To the ISS Suggests Russian Official
> My best guess is you are a Russian who can't wait to visit the new acquisitions.
Any time now. He is just waiting for the permit.
top Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing
A proof that a hypothesis might be right!
Also, see the eighteenth voyage from
"The Star Diaries" by Stanislaw Lem. It might have been used in the proving process. :-)
top How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion
I was born atheist and just stayed that way. Thanks mostly to my grandparents who didn't try to indoctrinate their children in any religion (although one of my grand-grandparents had been an actual priest).
Well, I guess I have to thank a bit the religion-condemning totalitarian regime me and my parents grew up under.
TL;DR: No, the Internet did not influence me at all in this regard.
top European Parliament Votes For Net Neutrality, Forbids Mobile Roaming Costs
Everest Base Camp i not a "pretty out of the way place", IMHO.
top Turkey Heightens Twitter Censorship with Mandated IP Blocking
I don't think Erdogan cares about collateral damage.
top EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion
Eurozone != EU
top 20% of Neanderthal Genome Survives In Humans
We share 40% of our DNA with grass.
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