top CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
...the street does have its own uses for technology.
about a month and a half ago
top IBM's Watson Gets a Swear Filter After Learning the Urban Dictionary
It's definitely an unexpected result, though. I think they should have tried to teach Watson when not to use certain language.
top NASA Successfully Test Fires J-2X Engine.
How can a single rocket, a tube filled with fuel, cost $10 billion?
It doesn't. That $10G includes development costs.
top Limewire Being Sued For 75 Trillion
No, it's over
five times the US National Debt (currently ~$14 trillion US).
top Scientists Cut Greenland Ice Loss Estimate By Half
Here's a citation:
Global warming will exist., so long as there is money to be made.
You have it backwards. Global warming will not exist, until money can be made off of it.
top I last bought 3.5" floppy disks ...
On a related note, they're doing a remake of a
German WW2 submarine drama, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original movie next year. The new title? "DOS BOOT!"
1982 called. They want their joke back. (Seriously. It's older than MS-DOS.)
top Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?
Biometric time clocks can be surprisingly
cheap. Mind you, you probably get what you pay for...
top FTL Currents May Power Pulsar Beams
Any other memes care to chime in?
Hey! No talking about thermodynamics!
top Ask Blizzard About Starcraft2, Diablo III, WoW, or Battle.net
We were promised new dances in
Wrath of the Lich King. Are there still plans to include them, or have they been postponed indefinitely?
top Finding New and Unintended Ways of Playing Games
This video was really popular around 6 years ago!
Someone went to the next logical step and made a
flash game out of it.
top The Essentials of RPG Design
What are key things to keep in mind when designing a homebrew pen and paper system?
It's unlikely to be played outside your gaming group (if at all), so scratch your own itch.
Keep Godel's (First) Incompleteness Theorem in mind.
You get a really neat set of results by rolling 2d6 + 1d6*3.
top LimeWire's Mark Gorton Brings Open-Source To Urban Planning
No, the Oxy Moron is the person who hires an urban planner.
No, the Oxy Moron is someone who does urban planning
without hiring a trained urban planner. Most of the bad results you see are the result of letting other considerations (usually short-term financial or political) override livability.
(Disclaimer: I have an undergraduate degree in geography, specializing in urban and regional planning. However, I am not a certified urban planner.)
top Using Speed Cameras To Send Tickets To Your Enemies
Another Top Gear anecdote, but one method of doing that is you wrap it with clear plastic wrap, like for food stuff.
Mythbusters covered that one. It doesn't work.
top Today Is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
All the NPC dialogue changes to, "piratespeak".