Jury Finds Apple and Samsung Infringed Each Other's Patents
You think if Samsung do the gangnam style, the jury will realize their mistake and overturn the verdict ?
US Nuclear Missile Silos Use Safe, Secure 8" Floppy Disks
No Skynet to launch Nuclear Missiles and start a machine vs human war :D
Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code
I am sure if VB6 is still around instead of the VB.net. Most of the unemployed coal miners will be employ by companies that required quick and dirty solutions that just works.
My company still have a VB6 program written by a guy with little education and very little programming experiences. He learnt VB6 in a week and create that simple program in 4 weeks. That simple program have been running for more than 10 years.
The OOP have created unnecessary complexity and increase the learning curve. Many real world situation just need a simple approach to solve very simple problem.
UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country
The reason why there is no murder there is because nobody report the murder by extreme bad weather.
Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP
Many companies are still using Windows XP because they have very basic needs. A Windows XP PC with barcode scanner, scanning data and sending the data to the database server. These PC are not connected to internet so they are quite safe from malwares. There are also many VB6 programs that run on XP. It is difficult to convince the management to spent money to upgrade the system since it doesn't really improve productivity or help the company save cost.
Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw
It is not a flaw, it is a feature.
In case you forgot your login password, your brain is totally blank.
That you would remember [blank] = [space]
Type in [space] and you will be able to login.
Unfortunately, you won't be using Xbox to login to shoot Nuclear missiles at Russia.
Toward Better Programming
Programmer efficient increase when they can reuse some code from other programs to their new program but unfortunately sometimes they also copy and paste bad code from one program to another.
Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan
Let those prisoners on life sentence try the low protein diet and see how long they can last :)
Mt. Gox Gone? Apparent Theft Shakes Bitcoin World
It seems too much of a coincidence that it happen after a mexico drug cartel was arrested. Could it be money laundering with bit coins?