The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments
If I were a schill for big business, I'd be all, "Yeah yeah! Do it! Let's compensate by geoengineering!"
DO NOT DO THIS. If it works and you overshoot, you'll induce another ice age, which can happen in as few as a couple of years. Unlike moving in from the oceans over 100-300 years (a nuisance, and less damaging to human life than slowing technological advancement by massive intervention in the economy) an ice age will indeed, and actually, and rapidly kill billions of people.
Lik Willy Wonka, I will sigh and burble flatedly, "No. Stop. Don't do it." but the children won't listen.
Financial Services Group WCS Sues Online Forum Over Negative Post
I knew Australia was in trouble, freedom-wise, when a judge stripped a dwarf of his right to be tossed in bars for profit, saying it violated the dwarf's "dignity".
So he stripped the dwarf of the dignity of being a sef-reliant, self-deciding, sovereign individual and turned him into a ward of his local royal highness.
" I decide when you have dignity, not you, dwarf!"
Financial Services Group WCS Sues Online Forum Over Negative Post
> This is a libertarian utopia
You, sir, are ignorant.
The vast majority in prison are for drug or other consenting pseudo-crimes, none of which would be there in a libertarian utopia.
Secondly, libertarians are fine with government-run prisons. It's one of the few things we think government should actually do. Calving it off for private (which wouldn't be even suggested with a vastly reduced prison population) to for-profit private enterprise is a. thing people woupd be agnostic about until proven better. In any case, that's driven by decidedly un-libertarian types like Cheney.
Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic, and Blockly
and'unplugged' activities, lessons in which students can learn computing concepts with or without a computer.
"Here's your grandpappy's Penthouse, kid. Knock yourself out."
Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text
Interesting. Unencrypted command-and-control channels embedded in the commnications of custom application communication.
Next up: Buffer overruns and similar by violating the same stream or data stream.
Berlin Bans Car Service Uber
It was a one-day weekend.
Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++
If your last name were to be made into a C library string function, what would it do?
I'm Baba Wawa and this............ is Twenty Twenty.
California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla
HAW HAW HAW!!! My theory remains undefeated and regnant supreme: These environmental regulations, like most other government realms of intrusion, are about getting "useful idiots" AKA True Believers, to line up behind certain politicians in a power grab, and that that, in turn, is to let them wield power to extort kickbacks. Value of the environmentalism per se is irrelevant to the power struggle. That's a meme to get you to behave in ways that support the power grab.
Remember that: I could grant 100% validity to the value of environmentalism's every last bleat, and it still wouldn't alter the power dynamics.
Except in this case they went to far and put themselves over a barrel.
This plot would make a perfect thread to insert into Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. "But we didn't really mean to kill off your enterprise -- we rely on it for jobs to maintain our power. We just want you to play ball."
I estimate a 60% chance of a downmod as some meme defense mechanism activates in the brain of a True Believer, and they downmod to help protect the meme guiidng their actions
T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P
Torrents are designed to have many points sending small amounts of data. It's not for giant pseudo-servers. With lots of people, net downloads should be almost as fast.
Hell if you ran the software self-throttling uploads, we'd never have these issues.
Why Hasn't This Asteroid Disintegrated?
Or that they're frozen on or otherwise stuck. Stuff sitting on a table, shelf, or floor gets stuck there by other crud.
Where are the Flying Cars? (Video; Part One of Two)
> in Detroit
Say what now?
Good job promoting it.
Why the Public Library Beats Amazon
> Including in-person tech support.
"I'm sorry, sir. I cannot unstick the pages because you let the barf dry."
Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White
That just increases the pool of potential firelings.
A Politically Correct Recipe For Success:
"We need to increase diversity not for racist remediation, but because diversity increases quality of product and rate of invention in this bleeding-edge tech area. COMMENCE FIRING WHITE MALE ENGINEERS!"
> 55% White
> 6% Black
White: 72% of population
Black: 12% of population
White: 17% underrepresented
Black: 6% underrepresented
I assume they will be hiring three white people for every black person. Well, white chicks that is.
Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched
> 50 cents per GiB
I prefer to think of it as 0.0007 cents per body part closeup.
Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners
Same processor, maybe small speed bump
4.7 Super amoled, scarcely larger than my 3 year old phone
Concern about superficialities like plastic vs. metal case
May be time to move on from Samsung.
Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production
I just hope the damned thing lasts longer than the current micro POS, which has difficulties with thoisands of connect-disconnect cycles and the occasional bump.
Errata Prompts Intel To Disable TSX In Haswell, Early Broadwell CPUs
I heard none of the ultranerd devs had a tightly-coupled mammary.
3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX
I assure ypu, Democrats do not want to open the can of worms of "who grants the most rent-seeking" laws and red tape to protect interests.
That's why they seek power in both parties. To get in the way to benefit someone, or extort someone.
Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording
So if I live in a "one-party consent" state, I can just record without notifying?
It also says California's Supreme Court ruled that if you talked to someone in California (an "all-party consent" state) you needed the CA guy's permission. How can they enforce that? Extradite? Do other states honor that or do they have their own balls?
Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?
Why? Because programmers don't design products -- they throw wrappers around APIs.
Usability testing? Wuuuuuuut?
Went back to City of Heroes after an 8 month interlude in World of Warcraft. Ahh, the freedom of high-speed, true 3D travel. Ooooh, the power of the scrapper class in feeling truly heroic and dominant on the battlefield. You can take your +85 strength swords that increases your damage by 1.2% and, in the words of the Lieutenant, cram it up your ass.
Hey, I have a journal.