UBS: Our Risk Systems Did Detect $2bn Rogue Trader
There must be something wrong with this new radar thing sir, the screen is full of blips over the Pacific.
Social Media Bubble Pops Before It Fully Inflates
One of the problems with Facebook is that most of your friends are people you already know and in many cases, people you haven't seen in years. There is a huge void which is trying to meet new people.
The other problem is the youth. I was a teen in the late '80s and if my parents knew what I was really doing when I was 15-18 they would have thrown me out of the house. Teens today want no part of a social network of parents, aunts, uncles and good grief, Grandparents!?
What Is the Most Influential Programming Book?
This was the one.
Why the New Guy Can't Code
Apprenticeship is dead. How dare someone with a degree and a few certs look for a job.
Peugeot EX1 Sets Electric Car Lap Record At Nuerburgring
In many rental situations, if you rent an apartment , electric cars aren't an option.
World's Fastest Hybrid OK'd For Production
Did anyone else notice that in order to save gas money with this car, you need to be rich to buy it.
The Amiga Turns 25
Alright, who remembers the story behind the guru meditation error.
Facebook User Satisfaction Is 'Abysmal'
Facebook allows you to communicate with almost anyone you have ever known, for free. Yeah screw them, they suck. This article is all over the web and it is worthless and meaningless.
Verizon Set To Launch Mobile Payment Service
Bold faced lie. 2000? Not a chance.
Mod this one up for Humor.
Lord British's Lost Lunar Rover Found, After 37 Years
Did anyone ever figure out if cheating the blind herb salesman caused you to loose the game in the end?
Hackers Broke Into Brazil Power Grid Operator's Website Last Thursday
One would think critical power networks would be close systems.
Nothing To Fear But Fearlessness Itself?
I can try to make this point brief and direct.
Fearlessness? callous children?
The reason why the United States' version of a Capitalist Democracy is hurting is because when there is profit or savings involved nationalism goes out the window. Plain and simple. Apply it to every bottom line situation.
Bacteria Could Survive In Martian Soil
Mars is dead because it's magnetic field stopped after it's cores cooled. When a planet has no magnetic field, charged particles from the sun bombard the planet stripping the atmosphere. Mars' surface gets nasty amounts of radiation from the sun. If we could find a way to heat the cores again we could grow anything we wanted on the surface in 20 million years or so.
What Happened To the Bay Bridge?
Slashdot is a great engineering community?
I thought this was the only Information Technology Comedy sight on the internet.
Bad Driving May Have Genetic Basis
You could make an argument that all human behavior can be traced to genetics. In fact my father is typing this same reply at another forum over at AARP.COM. He can't spell either.
year 2600 dictionary: Capitalism --- [kap-i-tl-iz-uhm] -noun. An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned by Walmart.
Lost Northwest Pilots Were Trying Out New Software
The simplest explanation is usually the answer.
These 2 pilots failed to answer around 10 different air traffic controllers as they were flying through different ATC zones, over a time period of 77 minutes. Either they had the comm turned off, they were out of the cockpit or they were sleeping. Either way the real answer will probably get them fired so they will never admit to it. At first they said that they were arguing over NTSB policy which is a comical excuse, so they changed it to the laptop excuse. The laptop excuse might be plausible for a one pilot plane, but it is not believable for 2 pilots approaching a destination and flying right by it. My guess is that they were sleeping. Because the pilots are the only ones who know what occurred in the cockpit that day, they probably won't ever admit the truth.
No Cheap Replacement For Hard Disks Before 2020
There has always been and will always be a 22% chance that 90% of the time, 45% of the people will only be correct 62% of the time when attempting to predict the future to 100% accuracy. Henceforth and seemingly only a partially untrue tautology.
NASA Downgrades Asteroid-Earth Collision Risk
Two-and-a-half football fields? Does this include the stands and the parking lots? They couldn't give it to us in meters?
AOL Shuts Down CompuServe
My first computer was a Radio Shack/Tandy Color Computer II, around 1980-81.
My Second computer was a Commodore Vic 20, wich I used to connect to compuserve with a 300 baud modem around 1981-82. The one thing I remember most is that Compuserve modelled thier chat rooms after the CB Radio Scene. When AOL came around the chat rooms were much easier to navigate then Compuserve and they never recovered. I didnt spend much time on Compuserve in the '80s because they charged by the hour and being a young teen, I didnt have the money. Trying to explain to my parents that I was using the phone to connect to other computers was a lost cause. After that, the C-64 BBS scene took off and life was never the same. Great Memories.
Time Warner Confirms Split With AOL
Plenty can be said about the cons of AOL such as the software being classified as a virus. There was a time period from 1996-2003 when AOL chat rooms had hundreds of thousands of participants 24 hours a day. For us introverts it was a social mecca.
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