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.
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.
Limewire Being Sued For 75 Trillion
No, it's over five times the US National Debt (currently ~$14 trillion US).
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.
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.)
Fingerprint Requirement For a Work-Study Job?
Biometric time clocks can be surprisingly cheap. Mind you, you probably get what you pay for...
FTL Currents May Power Pulsar Beams
Any other memes care to chime in?
Hey! No talking about thermodynamics!
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?
Finding New and Unintended Ways of Playing Games
This video was really popular around 6 years ago! Warthog jump
Someone went to the next logical step and made a flash game out of it.
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.
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.)
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.
Today Is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
All the NPC dialogue changes to, "piratespeak".