Lucasfilm Announces Break With Star Wars Expanded Universe
Spot on. And yeah, no surprise in this announcement. I have no doubt Jar-Jar (or some other equally annoying creation) will be the lead in the next 3 movies \TV shows.
New Giant Volcano Below Sea Is Largest In the World
Blast! You beat me to posting this :)
Google To Buy Waze For $1.3 Billion
This is my exact concern too. I'm not a fan of Google Maps for driving and like you, have seen the delays (among other quirks) in the map nav. And unlike GM, Waze's integration into FB is something that's well done. Also, start time of the app in general is much quicker on my 4S. If they maintain it separately like FB did with Instagram, I'll be ok with that. However, given Googles track record and "Do Evil" stance, I'm not holding my breath.
15 Years of Stuff That Matters
Jesus!...you mean to tell me that I've been coming to this website for 15 years now?? WTH is the matter with me?! ;-)
Feliz cumpleaños /.! As I sit here and write this on my 2011 Mac mini, it's fun to remember the 486DX that I used to frequent this site with. May it rest in peace along with my VGA monitor :-)
Can Anyone Catch Khan Academy?
Man...I step away from /. for a few months and return to a firefight. Listen up peeps...any and all form of education is important. Always keep in mind that people learn in different ways and that no single method of teaching is correct. Having attended a higher education institution, I can honestly say that there were times when something like this would have helped me immensely unlike the tenure dullard that was teaching the course. All of these institutions understand that they need to modify how they reach people interested in learning and obviously, their hope is to get you to come to THEIR institution.
Here in the US, we have done a wonderful job of rewarding the WRONG individuals and have not stressed education enough. Just take a look at the majority of TV shows lately...or sports figures. The number of these individuals that actually have an education and can speak intelligently is in the single digits. Not exactly the role models I want my children to look up to. Also, WAAAY too much continues to be placed on personal gain and wealth. So what if I have to stab you in the back, twist the knife, get out the machete and hack you to bits. At least *I* get ahead!...again, NOT the message I want my children to go out into the world thinking.
Education in all of its forms and methods are a Good Thing (tm). If the Khan Academy is the bar that everyone else has to measure up to, then so be it. It's a better alternative to the idiot box and another spin-off of CSI:Whateverthehell or Jersey Shore.
Volcano Erupts In Iceland
dammit...didn't notice I wasn't logged in. Anyway, the above comment is a registered (c) (tm) of Khan. I take credit for my posts ;-)
September Is Cyborg Month
...I'm a Skinjob. ;-)
Review of Adobe Creative Suite 5
Cause if they haven't, then it's still the same PoS as before. IMO, the entire CS suite has become nothing more than another glorified MS Office release. Lot's of stuff...nothing new.
Adobe Evangelist Lashes Out Over Apple's "Original Language" Policy
WAAAAAH!!! WAAAAAHH!!! Puh-lease! You and Adobe can both go and screw yourselves! Flash has sucked HUGE donkey ballz under Linux for as long as I can remember....and it STILL does! And as for the x64 version....I'd take MS Bob over that PoS any day! I for one am glad that someone is taking the bat to Adobe's head. You guys deserve nothing less.
Dell To Leave China For India
Oh wait, that was their Customer Service department. I wonder how that experiment went ;-)
ISS To Get Man Cave
This is how "Silent Running" started! ;-)
Health Care Reform
Obviously here in the states, this bill is a huge deal for us especially considering the price tag attached. I noticed several non-US based posters chiming in about how they don't care about this topic, etc. etc. Understandable since this is a widely read site across the globe. But instead of just posting a negative comment about our health care situation, how about helping us understand how health care works in your country. Pros...cons...whatever. Not being fully versed in what other countries offer and certainly not believing what the major news outlets spew, I figured this would be the best place to ask. Thanks.
Court Says Parents Can Block PA "Sexting" Prosecutions
Dude...that made no sense whatsoever. Lay off the drugs already. You'll be happier.
Court Says Parents Can Block PA "Sexting" Prosecutions
So this sexting thing is labeled as child porn yet this isn't: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0ifyxqq5ld6e
C'mon people! I continue to be amazed at our country's puritanical stance on sex overall. Yes, child porn and abuse is a VERY bad thing and should be punished by the extreme measures of the law (yes Catholic Church...I'm talking to you) but this kind of stupidity is not acceptable. And as a parent of three, you better believe that I will be on them about sending ANY kind of picture least of all a nude one to their friends. Trust me, I'm not the one that's going to be embarrassed in public about it. If they need to learn the hard way, so be it.
XML Co-Founder Joins Google, Blasts iPhone
Yet another technology tool calling another technology outfit names. Puh-lease...this shit just gets old. And the more these types of "employees" spew shit, the stupider they appear to me regardless of how many PhD's they have. Make a product that doesn't suck donkey ballz and you'll get my attention (and possibly my business). Otherwise, just STFU already. This world sucks enough as it stands without having to listen to yet another moron "evangelist" throw mud. Grow up already all of you. That includes you too, Apple.
Obama Backs MPAA, RIAA, and ACTA
Well, its obvious that your true colors (the color of $$) have been reveled....just like your predecessor that pushed the DMCA into our lives. All I have to say is FU, Mr. Obama!. And FU Bill Clinton you c0cksuck3r! I am truly ashamed to have voted for either of you. Change is coming alright....it's just not what we were lead to believe. Don't worry, change is going to come during the next elections when I help vote your sorry ass out of office.
Cross-Platform Mobile Gaming Gaining Traction
That Magnetic Sports Soccer game looked like fun. I'll have to test it out on my iPhone sometime. These types of applications by the game developers is a good thing for everyone. Just look at the success that Blizzard has enjoyed with WoW on Windows and OS X. It would be foolish for a developer creating a networked game to ignore either platform.
LG's Windows Phone 7 Series Early Prototype
In looking at those screenshots, that phone looks a LOT thicker than an iPhone. Even with the case I have on mine, it looks thicker.
If Everyone Had To Pass A Particular 101 Course, It Should Be About...
Everyone who isn't more than an acquaintance is sir, ma'am or $_TITLE.
They call me MR. Khan
However, my friends just call me "Khaaaaaaaaaan!!!" ;-)
House Overwhelmingly Passes Cybersecurity Bill
Phft! All you need is Jack Bauer and CTU. THAT'LL teach them not to mess with the US! ;-)
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