Why Do You Want To Kill My Pet? Zynga Shuts Down PetVille, 10 Others
Given the addiction factor, this might actually be the next step in the gun-control lobby's efforts to ban all arms, from nuclear warheads to nerf guns and pointy things.
Think about it, all of those aimless, wandering, zomboid Petville addicts, wandering around with access to the real world, including guns, pointy things, and schools. It's almost as if they WANT another pointy-thing attack to occur in a school! It's the fuckin' Cloward–Piven strategy, man!
7 Jailed In 'Kidney For iPad' Case In China
Don't they have a huge prison population? Why can't they just have some of their more troublesome prisoners volunteer theirs? You know, the ones in trouble for spilling state "secrets", even if they're beyond obvious to everyone and his dog.
Atlantic Hurricane Season 30 Percent Stronger Than Normal
Now with 30% more sprinkles.
FSF Opens Nominations For Free Software Awards 2012
to nominate Microsoft Windows for this award?
Ask Slashdot: Transporting Computers By Cargo Ship?
Carry the media? That's a load of crap. IT'll just get confiscated at the border. Pay someone to put the data somewhere within whatever country you're in now on a VPN and you just copy it over once you get to your destination.
Ask Slashdot: Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?
Yep. No market pressures to lower the price. Sucks if you don't have or can't get insurance.
Am I the only one that read this as two completely contradicting statements?
No, he's saying that the insurance companies pay either a set price or don't negotiate a lower price than the maker asks. So, since people don't balk and walk away from the higher price (because insurance gets it for them), there is no incentive to lower the prices. Kind of like how the US Gov't is forbidden from negotiating down medicine prices, and consequently us Americans have to pay an arm and leg for meds.
Essentially, Insurance companies decouple the supply-demand relationship by hiding the true cost to consumers.
Ten Cops Can't Recover Police Chief's Son's iPhone
Herpy Derpy had a cell-phone,
Whose cell-phone was theft prone.
All of the chief's canines,
and all of the chief's policemen
couldn't find the cell-phone even with tracking software on it again.
British Broadband Needs £1bn More Funding
Exactly. If I lived in the middle of the nearest city I'd have 100Mbps cable broadband. I'd also be paying twice as much to live there, have no garden, nowhere to park and lots of noise.
I live out in the sticks where I get 5Mbps broadband
Wow. Maybe England would like to run the broadband to the rural areas of the US. I can barely get 1.5Mbps. And I only live two miles from town along a main road.
Conflict of Interest Derails UK Government Open Source Consultation
The Digital Differences In Americans
My local library has paper forms, but good luck to someone that isn't smart enough to earn $25 a month to pay for the internet on figuring out those instructions. I consider myself pretty intelligent, but I still need a computer to help me through filling out those crazy forms and checking for errors.
That's why you get on the internet at the library and do your taxes there. Duh.
George "geohot" Hotz Arrested In Texas For Posession of Marijuana
Actually, the hearsay rule only stops the defendant from using it. The feds are allowed to use all the hearsay they want in prosecution, according to my understanding of the federal rules of evidence.
HP CEO Says Google-Motorola Deal Could Close-Source Android
Maybe I'm stupid, but since Android is already open-source, wouldn't someone just fork off the last open version?
NASA Wants Green Rocket Fuel
If NASA wants their rocket fuel to be green, all they have to do is add a whole lot of green food dye to the tanks before filling them!
LibreOffice Developer Community Increasingly Robust
I can only hope they can get Calc up to the responsiveness of 2007 Excel, especially in the area of charts and graphs.
I'm a big fan of Libre, but when it comes down to interoperability between Word Processor and Spreadsheet, Word and Excel win hands down. Add to that the fact that Excel seems to do a better job with charts and visual representation of data, and that's why I prefer (for now) to do my scientific data processing with Excel.
Anonymous Kills Websites, Cartels Kill Bloggers
Therefore, we should not repeal Prohibition.
Why did it take a constitutional amendment to enact prohibition, but drugs are illegal without a special amendment? I never did understand that.
Man Accused of Selling US Military Drones On EBay
More like the movie "Toys" In fact, that was the first time I'd ever seen this idea...
Is Daylight Saving Time Bad For You?
The rest of us, the majority... we live in perpetual Twilight.
Could be worse...could be living in the Twilight Realm...
Town Expands To Boost Cooling For NSA Data Center
If they ran the water through the system, and then to the customers, wouldn't they have to keep it separate from the secret parts of the facility, to prevent leaks?
Internet Downloading Costs To Rise In Canada
The parts about "strong economies" and "low unemployment rates, especially in the US" should have been a very quick tip-off...
Don't forget how America's strong, robust housing market can also be attributed to not hamstringing finance companies with oppressive regulation.
I don't know if any of you have noticed this, but those low unemployment rates don't seem to have been made better by the wonderful policies like "debt monetization" (aka printing money) instead of trickle-down economics.
Magnetic Pole Shift Affects Tampa Airport
Like Hitler, I DO pay attention to Poles. C'mere, Poland, let me give you a big friendly hug.
I'm calling Godwin on this one.
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