top Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes
What nonsense. Someone somewhere is designing a leafblower right now and learned something that leads to cheaper access to space. Some scientist studying bug locomotion learned something that leads to cheaper access to space.
That is how progress works. Technological "breakthroughs" are always a culmination of extremely small leaps.
about a month and a half ago
top Google Fiber To Launch In Austin, Texas In December
I live in KC and it's a real pita to find a place with google fiber. Google will only wire up an entire complex at once and they charge the owners a lot of money for it.
top Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines
This must be a euro thing. It doesn't make any sense in the US. In the US all we care about is "how often do I have to fill this damn tank".
top Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)
Personally I would avoid robbing people who have kinetic weapons of mass destruction hanging in orbit. That's just me though.
top Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'
I'm not going to disagree that he's a quack. Bringing up "highly-active" runners is just as bad though.
Whatever we recommend on a national level should be purely based on people who get very little exercise.
top New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One
top Comparison: Linux Text Editors
I've never understood why this war continues. Emacs and Vim unequivocally have a GUI. Status bars, split window, auto complete drop downs. Yet if you even talk about improving them the pitchforks come out.
It seems like they're so firmly wedded to the idea GUI=mouse that they can't even think straight.
top Getting Back To Coding
I was with him until he said use Subversion if it does what you need. I can't agree with that. Cheap forking is so superior that you have to learn it at some point.
top Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?
Your idea falls apart when ALL the games have in-game purchasing.
top 4K Displays Ready For Prime Time
At that res I really want at least a 32~37 inch screen.
top Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?
We're a long long long ways away from a totally autonomous car. The first self driving cars will definitely require a driver.
top Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality
We're not in a situation of light regulation though. Who can lay down lines is heavily regulated at the local level.
So simply telling the FCC "hands off" is foolish. That just hands the problem to city politicians that can't possibly oppose the huge cable companies.
top Places Where the Silicon Valley Bubble Could Pop
Half the posters don't even read their own reply.
top 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.
top 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.
top 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.
top The Schizophrenic State of Software In 2014
Open and mature client technologies have always been a threat to MS's core business.
top 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.
top 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.
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