Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later
The risk vs reward isn't good enough. I can easily go the rest of my life with glasses/contacts, but gamble on my eyes... hell no. I've played enough video games to know that 0.01% or whatever the odds do happen eventually.
No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months
Because everyone at Microsoft works on Windows...
Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman
Next up is Superman. He went to LA and got a sex change. She will remain called Superman, however, Clark Kent is now known as Clara Kent.
Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?
Back in the day and still a bit today there were three reasons: one being as you mentioned compatibility. Another being sound quality, obviously. The third, which I found to be by far the most important, was by having a discreet sound card you wouldn't get weird noise from your motherboard in your audio. The cpu would weirdly leak into audio chips via interference that was incredibly annoying. I had one mobo where whenever I moved my mouse (which spikes cpu slightly due to interrupts) it would make the 'whizzzzzzzz' noise the whole time it was moving lol.
Theater Chain Bans Google Glass
It's inflammatory to say they are "banned" rather than "not allowed to be used". Banned implies that you cannot enter the theater with them... but "once the lights dim" implies you are allowed in, just not allowed to use them.
Star Cluster Ejected From Galaxy At 2,000,000 MPH
I had to convert 2,000,000 MPH into M/s to understand how fast this actually was in the context of space. #EVEproblems
Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO
My favorite thing to watch is when two "Freedoms" are in conflict. Such as basic human rights freedoms like gay marriage vs. religion freedoms like oppressing non-members of your religion. The victims of these battles are very rarely the correct ones.
At least if nothing else gay people can stop claiming to be a weak minority... being able to blackmail a fairly famous CEO into stepping down is not a small accomplishment.
Property Managers Use DNA To Sniff Out Dog Poop Offenders
How is collecting DNA from dog poop any less invasive than the NSA collecting metadata from cell phone usage. Both of them are used to track the owners and invade privacy. This should be an illegal practice. I hate dog poop not being cleaned up as much as anyone, but this just seems incredibly wrong.
Jury Finds Newegg Infringed Patent, Owes $2.3 Million
Or we could start requiring a jury to take a very simple entry exam to show basic understanding of the concepts that will be discussed in whatever trial they will be in. No self-respecting jury that hasn't been bribed or threatened would ever vote for a patent troll if they had even rudimentary understanding of the situation.
Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?
Top 3 favorite MMO in the last 6 years: EVE, DDO, Path of Exile
Tiny Pacemaker Can Be Installed Via Catheter
I thought that science had finally proven that the path to a man's heart isn't through his stomach once and for all... :(
No Love From Ars For Samsung's New Smart Watch
Same here. I wanted one badly but nothing looked promising until I saw Pebble... and they certainly delivered. Best we can do right now with our current battery tech. Maybe someone'll make an amazing smartwatch in 5 or 10 years when we get those super MIT batteries or whatever, but not yet.
LucasFilm Combines Video Games and Movies To Eliminate Post-Production
Great. Now we can look forward to even more fakerer bluescreen acting and even MORE packed and MORE dense scenes to cover up the complete lack of quality dialogue or plot that George Lucas is so good at creating.
Game Preview: Firefall (video)
Whether or not the poster is being paid to comment or not... I have played Firefall for a few months now and it is quite awesome. It's one of the best MMOFPS since Neocron 2.
Black Holes Grow By Eating Quantum Foam
So black holes are playing Katamari Damacy with the universe?
NJ Court: Sending a Text Message To a Driver Could Make You Liable For Crash
"If I bring a peanut butter sandwich to work, then I'm directly responsible for putting my colleague in danger"............ Did I just read that? LOL. No. Just no. I have a pile of coins on my desk, doesn't mean I directly put my colleague in danger of choking or abdominal injuries incase they decide to swallow them.
20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event
The marketing department will probably do the same thing, except have TSA agents at the entrance to the event.
Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops
Really? For me it is the pre-movie adds, the ads interspersed during the trailors, the annoying guys walking around with airplane landing flashlights, the 5 dollar sodas, and eventually, when its over, the feeling that you just spent 20 bucks on a movie that you really aren't sure you even liked.
Where is the new generation of David Lynches, Tarantinos, Darren Aronofskys, etc? I want more movies like Mirrormask or Science of Sleep or Fish Story or The Fountain... damn it. If the plot isn't too complicated for half the audience its not worth paying to see (except via Netflix).
The Dangers of Beating Your Kickstarter Goal
Tell that to Carmageddon... they just sent an email out saying 'Ohai kickstarter guyz! I was going to make your game and have it to you already, but our publisher decided such support from kickstarter warranted a significant investment and so now we're SUPERCHARGING EVERYTHING! The game will be out sometime in the next century. Have a nice day and thanks for your money.'
2 Men Accused of Trying To Make X-Ray Weapon
And by 'god', you clearly mean the American government. These guys probably got the idea of xraying people from a truck because our government officials actually have trucks that xray shit when they drive down the street that are already suspected to cause health problems. But hey, at least we should feel safe that the only ones xraying American citizens work for the government, right? They probably just slapped a DHS sticker on the side of the van, attached a video display so they can look at people fucking through their walls, and called it an official gov't asset.
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