Installation of Blue Waters Petaflop Supercomputer Begins
I'm sorry, but to claim that getting the money for a project like this is both easy and simply a way to keep people living the high life shows an absolute lack of understanding of how research happens.
Netflix To Lose 1 Million Subscribers
eating the fuck out the bandwidth everywhere for free, and those are pretty much the exact words from the executives.
Free bandwidth? Netflix is paying for hosting and bandwidth. The customers are paying their ISP for bandwidth. It is being paid for on both sides.
Teacher Cannot Be Sued For Denying Creationism
A public school in the US is certainly considered a government institution, and the teacher is a government employee.
Yahoo, Facebook Test "Six Degrees of Separation"
The fact that it is undirected and unweighted makes it even faster -- sub O(n^3) by at least one or more log factors depending on the density of the grpah. The shear size of the graph would make for a fun implementation, but it is entirely doable.
My $200 Laptop Can Beat Your $500 Tablet
1. The screen is much higher resolution and touch capable.
2. The smaller the device, the more it costs. Find a desktop, now try and find a laptop with the same specs, then go down to a netbook, then a tablet, then a phone. It costs more each time.
68% of US Broadband Connections Aren't Broadband
Finland: 40 people per square mile
California: 234 people per square mile
Verizon LTE Can Use the Monthly Data Allotment In 32 Minutes
You have "unlimited" video, which is probably limited to 5GB.
Rackspace Shuts Down Quran-Burning Church's Sites
Did you know there was a Greek Orthodox that's nearby and destroyed when WTC fell on it? Do you know that they haven't been given their permit to rebuild but the city has given one to the imam? They've been trying since it was destroyed.. There's that double standard again. How long do we have to put up with it?
Did you know that the Greek Orthodox church has been allowed to rebuild the entire time? Did you know they are trying to broker a better deal with the port authority to get a new, bigger building? Did you know they turned down free land and $60 million because it wasn't enough? Did you know the port authority finally took the deal off the table because the church kept demanding more?
The church could have been rebuilt years ago if they were willing to keep their original location and pay for it themselves.
Prosecutor Loses Case For Citing Wikipedia
Most academics love Wikipedia because it provides an easy introduction to topics, and includes references to original source materials. That doesn't mean you can cite Wikipedia in a paper; just like you can't cite any other encyclopedia.
Should Professors Be Required To Teach With Tech?
And using a computer isn't useful in the teaching aspect. When performing computations on large matrices a computer is invaluable, but when learning the concept it isn't.
Microsoft Tech Can Deblur Images Automatically
Microsoft Research puts out a lot of really interesting and successful research. They aren't the people programming the OS or office applications.
What iOS 4 Does (and Doesn't Do) For Business
And my 486 doesn't run Windows 7. As operating systems change, so do their system requirements.
Restaurant Tells Diners To Eat Everything On Their Plate
Most doctors are 20 minutes late because the previous four patients were each 5 minutes late. First thing in the morning and immediately after lunch are the most "on-time" times because patients haven't screwed up the schedule yet.
Conservative Textbook Curriculum Passes Final Vote In Texas
On a similar note, I would like to see universities release statements saying they will not accept students who studied the curriculum.
Gamers Pay To Play With Girls
I think the online dating sites now cater not just to those that are "too busy" for a social scene. They are filled with people who are sick of the regular social scene (e.g., bars) for meeting people. There are people from all professions, faiths, and interests on them at this point.
This new service seems like it will be less rewarding and more expensive than regular dating sites.
Google Donates $2 Million To the Wikimedia Foundation
Wow. Trolling this took talent. Both are good causes, and I would say vaccinating a population so they can survive will do wonders for raising their standard of living. It is hard to build knowledge when you are dead.
Martian Methane May Be Created By Lifeforms
I agree it would be worth preserving, at least for now; but who says that it was entirely independent of life on Earth? Now that would be an interesting twist.
What Google's Chromium OS Is Reaching For
I think this is actually an interesting idea. Computers encompass much more than just laptops/desktops that we normally thing about.
Wikipedia Approaches Its Limits
The rate at which new articles has decreased; I would hardly call this surprising. The coverage of Wikipedia is so great that the only place for new articles are more obscure concepts and greater specialization of existing ones.
Voting Machine Attacks Proven To Be Practical
There are ways of combining electronic and paper systems so that they are more reliable and more difficult to defraud then either paper or electronic alone. The problem is that no one seems to be willing to sell such a machine.
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