Religion Is Good For Your Brain
The entire trick to religion has always been peace of mind. You don't have to think about the hard stuff. Of course the flip side of that is being a bad person.
I'd rather have morals with depression personally.
Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
The best way to understand is to turn the question around. Look at the methods people use to visualize code. There's no one method that's really good. You have to use several different ones.
We might see some new tricks with VR though. Stuff like call graphs would work far better in full 3d.
Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash
Libertarians only care about freedom on public property. Once you're on their land it's their way or the highway.
The only reason to "get used to it" is that web browsers still aren't supporting other languages.
The Schizophrenic State of Software In 2014
Open and mature client technologies have always been a threat to MS's core business.
The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer
That's only true for the miniscule amounts they'd actually consider. Companies exist to pay employees less than they're actually worth.
Corruption at the top has made meaningful salaries impossible. So yes most people would rather enjoy their job. Start talking real extra money and they'll quickly change their tune.
Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album
Baboom users can install a little plugin that replaces the ads you'd normally see on the internet with ones that we control through our ad network. Just as advertisers go to AdWords to buy ads from Google for certain search terms, they'll be able to come to us and buy these ads at half the price and still have ads shown against the same keywords.
When the corporate masters hear about this it's going to get dicey.
Algorithm Aims To Predict Fiction Bestsellers
If you read the article they're not really examining best sellers at all. A site like Gutenberg has no correlation with modern best sellers.
Film, TV and Internet have all had drastic effects on the market as well. Thus old books aren't really representative.
LLVM and Clang 3.4 Are Out
The GPL doesn't have anything to do with it. RMS won't even allow simple command line features that could be "used" by a proprietary IDE for instance.
It's an understandable stance but the result is inferior software.
Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US
It's only ambiguous to a scientist "twice as cold" is "double the negative distance from 72".
Eye Tracking Coming To Video Games
The magic bullet for eye tracking is using it for adaptive HDR. Monitors for good reason can't show bright lights. This makes it difficult to fit all the luminance information on the screen at once.
By tracking the eye we can adjust luminance information locally. This can have a huge impact on image quality.
Former Head of NSA Calls For Obama To Reject NSA Commission Recommendations
The commission recommended that the phone companies or a third party take over responsibility for storing the data.
They're just trying to shuffle things. In the process it will most likely become worse.
Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits
No clear benefits at all? There's always going to be some pros and cons on this. Such a blatant over generalization is worthless.
Valve Releases Debian-Based SteamOS Beta
It has nothing to do with TPM or Secure Boot. This OS is specifically for new hardware. They have no reason to support legacy stuff.
Valve Releases Debian-Based SteamOS Beta
It's not a "little fiefdom" when they alone can force every graphics vendor to finally release drivers for Linux.
The end result is going to be the exact opposite of your whining.
Google Fiber In Austin Hits a Snag: Incumbent AT&T
Ron Paul isn't an honest politician? He votes AGAINST spending measures that would benefit his own constituents.
Nobody claimed he wasn't republican.
SteamOS Will Be Available For Download On December 13
This is stripped down and intended to run Steam in Big Picture mode all the time. No desktop at all.
Do you have a source on this? Steam sells apps so this sounds unlikely.
Google Is Building a Way To Launch Chrome Apps Without Installation
For the average user that does not use noscript, this isn't a big difference. They're already essentially trusting every site they visit.
1.2% of Apps On Google Play Are Repackaged To Deliver Ads, Collect Info
Apart from F-Droid none of the stores are actually curated. They all want tons of free apps so they won't ever discriminate against user tracking/adds.
That's fine if you only use open source. For the rest of us it's a huge pain in the ass.
Why Project Flare Might Just End the Console War
Basically instead of streaming the game they're talking about offloading the peak cases.
The boxes example would of been fine as a precomputed animation. I'm guessing if the player interrupts the process real-time it becomes screwed up due to latency.
No matter what the use cases are going to be somewhat limited. Calling it a game changer at this point is just silly.
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