Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef
Newsflash: The sea floor is spacious. Very very spacious.
20% of Neanderthal Genome Survives In Humans
If a test could be devised that African's can do better on than Caucasians on average it would have. It has actually been attempted with pretty much the same results. Thus such a test remains one of the mythical creatures in liberals' bag of wishful thinking arguments. To the above poster who says IQ is a crappy measure: by all means please provide another measure then. How about actual results, such as advancements in technology? I am part African but on the end of the bell curve that can recognize reality.
NASA's LLCD Tests Confirm Laser Communication Capabilities In Space
By golly if we can put a laser for communicating in space we should be able to put a laser for communicating on a cell phone!
I give you: http://theplayzer.com/
Google Argues Against Net Neutrality
I have cookies turned on and therefore serve them up. Wouldn't that alone qualify as server activity?
Ask Slashdot: Preventing Snowden-Style Security Breaches?
NO SIMPLER: No one person should have so much knowledge and access to secret data.
White House: Use Metric If You Want, We Don't Care
A good place to start would be on all of the federal highway signs.
Ask Slashdot: Moving From Contract Developers To Hiring One In-House?
I am a developer who also has some experience paying other developers for a project.
I do not agree with some of the criticism you are getting. If you say up front you won't pay for bugs then the developer should not accept the work if they don't want to work under those conditions.
It is easy to say "all code has bugs" but it is also true that cleaner and well thought out code will have less bugs and the more unit testing that is done on code the less bugs it will have.
Why reward sloppy behavior? Nothing wrong with getting developers to own it.
The project I subbed out was a fixed priced project. Bugs and omissions were plentiful, and although I wish the developers were more careful, at the end of the day it was their own time that they were expending on fixes.
Lawyer Loses It In Letter To Patent Office
Regardless wouldn't the easiest way to find the best search engine optimizer would be to just do a google search for them. If they come up on the first page as a non-paid ad you can be pretty sure they know their stuff.
Corn Shortage Hampers US Ethanol Production
Simple Evidence that Corn for Fuel is NOT WORTH IT:
One of the knocks on ethanol is increased distribution costs.
Yet when and if used for fuel at the point of production there are no distribution issues.
Yet why is it than none of the corn to ethanol plants actually run on ethanol? They all run on fossil fuels.
Swiss Federal Lab Claims New World Record For Solar Cell Efficiency
And of course the energy used to manufacture them is free as well.
Scrabble Needs a New Scoring System
Also what about the distribution of letters? I say one less U and one more S !!!
Scrabble Needs a New Scoring System
His methodology could be enhanced. Letters C and V should be bumped up as well since the fact that they cannot be made into 2 letter words often makes them less useful and harder to play.
Secret Security Questions Are a Joke
The two most commonly used questions for a company I used to be a developer for were "What is your favorite color?" and "What is your favorite number?".
I tried telling them that they should not be using questions for which most answers would fall within a very small range. But they didn't seem to want to change them.
Bill Gates On Energy
Can't name a corn-to-ethanol plant that runs on ethanol either.
Patent Troll Goes After Notebook Cooling
The greatest harm is not really from questionable patents being awarded, but from them being upheld by the courts.
Amazon Drops California Associates to Avoid Sales Tax
Liberals fail to realize the degree to which government wastes money. This is especially true in California. We have 100K a year prison guards and lifeguards. In just a few years there will be 10,000 retired state employees making over 100k a year in pensions, indexed for inflation, with lifetime medical benefits. And that number will continue to grow. Why should the "rest of us" be on the hook for this?
The Encroachment of Fact-Free Science
OK smartypants. Please tell me at what point does the clumping of cells of which you speak become a person?
Obama Calling For $53B For High Speed Rail
Colossal waste of money. On so many decisions it seems like our president is taking advice from George Castanza and always doing the opposite of what makes good sense. With only a few exceptions all of the current Amtrak routes are money losers. Every ticket purchased on Amtrak from Los Angeles to New Orleans is subsidized by the taxpayer for over $400.
'Death By GPS' Increasing In America's Wilderness
Very very sad story. I am wondering if the woman had tried opening the radiator to obtain water for her and her son to drink.
Jerry Brown Confiscates 48,000 Cell Phones
I applaud taxpayers not paying for the cell service of these individuals. But why make them give back the phones? They are worth far more to the current phone holders as individuals than they would be to the state. Let them keep the phones and use them to signup for their own plans. Good timing for Verizon though now that they are offering the iphone.
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