Oracle Buying Micros Systems For $5.3 Billion
I suspect someone at Oracle heard that Micros sell POS systems, and thought "Hey, I was told our product is a POS!"
I'm not explaining the dual acronym meanings.
Forget Flash: Resistive RAM Crams 1TB Onto Tiny Chip
Looks like the CEO has 3 patents, one for portable storage, one for non-volatile memory, and one for a memory controller.
So who knows, could be legit.
OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu On Apple Hardware, Benchmarked
Uhhhh, why? That was the point of the test. Same hardware, different software, what is the performance difference?
Er, the point of the test was to generate page views. But yes, a graph showing the clear winners and losers at the end in the summary would have been helpful. At least with Tom's Hardware, they put a summary of the different pages.
OS X 10.8 vs. Ubuntu On Apple Hardware, Benchmarked
15 pages of a review, with a poor summary of the results, results in the most number of page views. It would have been nice if they had some sort of summary or benchmark to compare the two against rather than individual tests spread across this. Perhaps a summary chart?
Also, comparing a well tuned video device driver versus the (usually) hastily written Linux one is a poor comparison.
I really doubt people choose a mac over Linux over this kind of test. There more solid reasons to choose one or the other.
Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com, Hotmail's Successor
You would have more influence if you actually had any history, anywhere. But you don't.
Why would I want to customize my advertisements, I like them unobtrusive. I doubt I could turn them off.
With tagging, who needs folders.
And who has trouble remembering their email address domain? Seriously?
And why would I want integration for my email.
And of course it's your honest opinion, you were most likely paid for this.
Seriously, just get out.
How a 3-Year-Old Can Open a Gun Safe
If only we had a consumer group that could protect children from getting into their parents guns... Oh wait, we do, and they are more worried about kids swallowing small magnets instead.
Joe Cornish To Write and Direct Snow Crash Movie
I have high hopes for this.
Because there are four things we do better than anyone else: music, movies, microcode(software), and high-speed pizza delivery.
Honoring Alan Turing, "Father of Computer Science"
I've requested a Google doodle for Alan Turing's birthday for a couple years now. I'm just glad to hear they'll finally put one up.
Diablo III Released
I also am a little disappointed in this. They ended up shipping mine yesterday evening, so I'm slated for end of day tomorrow. Which is kind of a pain since I have tomorrow scheduled off. (Yes, I took a comp day to play Diablo 3 since I worked Saturday, what of it!)
Paramount Claims Louis CK "Didn't Monetize"
This article made me go and buy Aziz Ansari's special: http://azizansari.com/
I had always meant to, but it reminded me that a $5 directly to the artist does WAY more than spending $20 on a dvd to a large company. I had bought Louie CK's thing the day it came out, but waited on Aziz's.
So yes, Louie CK did not monetize because not everyone got their pound of flesh, but it's so easy to just sell a product cheaply when there are no concerns about who can watch it. And who knows, maybe those people go see his standup live and we have a decent comedian in arenas, unlike Dane Cook.
Superluminal Neutrinos, Take Two
They changed the outcome by observing it!
This is just another example of Big Physics ruining the results of science by observing the location of particles.
Microsoft Says IE9 Blocks More Malware Than Chrome
Actually, their site doesn't even work with Chrome 15.x on Linux. So I think my browser is securing me pretty darn well.
This just in, all our competition sucks, news at 11.
Sheikh Carves His Name In Desert So It's Visible From Space
He somehow managed to write it upside down too. Whoops.
Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Distro For Computational Cluster?
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, accept no substitute. Maybe use a Ubuntu 10.10.2 desktop to manage them, it's easy to use. (11.04 is still unstable, IMO.)
It actually all depends on what packages you plan on running. Then cross reference that against what your options are, I think you'll run out of options quickly, TBH.
And you just need putty on the windows side. But, if you have to, all of them can run x-windows generally these days. I just find Ubuntu to be the easiest, plus their packaging system is the best, being Debian under the covers.
Please note, these are opinions, and I'm entitled to my informed opinion.
Drudge Generates More News Traffic Than Social Media
Just so we're clear here, a news aggregator site creates more traffic to news sites than a social media site.
Breaking news: People reading a news site are more likely to read other news sites than people playing farmville, news at 11.
Huffington Post Fights Back Against NY Times Paywall
I cannot believ* that the world has come down to this.
I wouldn** imagin* that any other compan** would ever try this terrib*** idea.
12-Year-Old Rewrites Einstein's Theory of Relativity
A positive evolutionary trait usually provides the mutated with a better survival rate, or attracts a better mate, or gives an advantage in an most circumstances. Yet even the most successful of the autistic usually have a lower survival rate, a worse chance at attracting a quality mate, and their advantages are in very focused circumstances. I would not say that it fits with the standards of evolution. Only the most successful are going to survive, of course, but those instances are rare, while the rest are much less successful, leading to a realistic evolutionary dead end. Excellent concentration abilities has it's price, especially if it involved memorizing pokedex's.
Of course, this assumes that autism is mostly nature and not nurture or environment, which is not proven yet either.
USPTO Gives Google Patent For Doodles
And it helps to be signed into post correctly. Oh well.
Please support an Alan Turing Google Doodle. Submit the idea to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intel Unveils Next Gen Itanium Processor
Guess the guys at Intel have been watching Fight Club a little too much.
Attacked By Anonymous, HBGary Pulls Out of RSA
Getting bored kids upset with people on the internet is easy. Some think of nothing of destroying someone's life, at least socially. Others are there just amuse themselves. There a lot of people in the middle, in both the giving and receiving end of these attacks.
Convincing someone to kill and be killed is much much harder and a completely different ball of wax.
So the differences between asking a Gamestop member about Battletoads and strapping a bomb to your chest are pretty vast. Arresting the person asking about Battletoads for harassment will just cause the Streisand effect, I think.