top Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70 Of Cancer
Dark City! He did a commentary track for the blu-ray even.
about a year and a half ago
top The Last Thing You Read Was
Technically, the last phrase I read before voting was "Print is Dead". So, I voted for that.
top How many robocalls do you get each month?
I use a free Google Voice number and have it set to email me the voicemail recordings which are auto-transcribed. Of course I enrolled that number in Do Not Call too. The rare message I get is usually a misdial.
My biggest problem is I have a Vonage line for work and I keep getting fax machines trying to call even though there's no fax machine hooked up. Faxes are not covered by Do Not Call (nor are political calls), which makes zero sense to me. I started to just keep the ringer on silent and have Vonage transcribe/email the calls for me.
top Volcano Futures
Yes, it reminded me of a Murloc.
Also, I plan on using this word in Scrabble now.
top FCC Asks You To Test Your Broadband Speeds
There's an app for that!
top Cell Phone Data Predicts Movement Patterns
I think 93% of the time I'm at home or work.
top Magicjack Loses Legal Attack Against Boing Boing
top Facebook Now Supports Jabber/XMPP
I find it even funnier that "its" is used correctly in the second sentence but not the first.
top My keyboard has X-many keys; X=
121+ include gaming keyboards with macro keys. Mine has 137 including all buttons. My previous one had easily over 140.
top Ethics of Releasing Non-Malicious Linux Malware?
There were two options:
1. Release it anonymously and take no credit 2. Write about it and get some credit (but then you can't actually release it due to legal issues)
You can't (and won't) release it now. If somebody gets attacked with your code, guess who they're going to prosecute and/or sue.
top The US's Reverse Brain Drain
More jobs for the rest of us.
top Computers To Mark English Essays
Well, if the whole essay is stuff like that, I think you deserve a low score.
Humor may sway a human reader but it will have no effect on your robotic overlords.
top 14-Year-Old Wins International Programming Contest
From the Wikipedia article:
"The top 50% of the contestants are awarded medals, such that the relative number of gold : silver : bronze : no medal is approximately 1:2:3:6 (thus 1/12 of the contestants get a gold medal)."
top My sense of direction is ...
You should start using port and starboard.
top The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone
id Software did it with Wolfenstein 3D.
http://www.idsoftware.com/wolfenstein3dclassic/ (link to the source code is at the bottom)
top Why Do Hard Drives Keep Getting Bigger?
Yeah, I'll agree with that. We can get more storage space for less money, and then because we have the space we might as well have higher quality media and content. This will probably continue forever.
top Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released
top My toy collection is ...
Adobe is crazy about this too, over the term "Photoshopped".
top Which Language Approach For a Computer Science Degree?
I wouldn't be too worried. Having exposure to a variety of languages will mean that you have more job opportunities available to you, and therefore you'll get more interviews. Once you land a job and start using a specific language, that will become your specialty.
top How To Get Your Program Professionally Marketed?
I agree, sign up with a company like Commission Junction and you will have thousands of people trying to get you sales.
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