Self-Proclaimed LulzSec Leader Arrested In Australia
Kickstarter Technology Projects Ship
It's an interesting bit, seeing this happen. wonderful news all around.
But I'm more interested in seeing which of the crowdfunding websites ends up being more reputable, for projects like this. In terms of delivering their product, doing so on time, etc.
Some are certainly more important than others...
But purely from an intellectual standpoint, it'll be interesting seeing which of the sites end up on top. And why.
Modest Proposal For Stopping Hackers: Get Them Girlfriends
Somewhere out there is a geek with enough skill that he got the government to try and get him a girlfriend.
He's so good at hacking he got a girlfriend.
That... is probably the best hacking skill of all time.
London Hacked Its Own Traffic Lights To Make Sure It Got the Olympics
"cheating" is what losers call winning.
Kindle Fire Grabs Over Half of the U.S. Android Tablet Market
I think it's just the right size. I imagine that most of the customers wanted something its size to begin with.
Internet Responds To Racist Article, Gets Author Fired
Dude it's not racism. This is the internet. The person posting the comment claiming to be a white guy in a black neighborhod could just as easily be an albino lesbian cockerspaniel. Treating them like a dick because they're acting like it isn't "reverse racism", it's treating someone like a dick cause they're acting like one. That's not even hypocrisy, it's just fair.
Billionaires and Polymaths Expected To Unveil a Plan To Mine Asteroids
I give up. Which major city on the moon are you thinking of because I'm drawing a blank.
If You Resell Your Used Games, the Terrorists Win
Complete Bullshit. We still pay full price for good, new games.
The availability of old games I had to pass up because I couldn't afford them on my allowance at the time doesn't change that.
See-Through 3D Computer With Gesture Controls Gives Us a Glimpse of the Future
Hitting something with a hammer, you FEEL how hard you hit it and how far you've driven the nail in.
touching the screen doesn't give you that.
If a 3d display can fix THIS, then it'll be the new thing. But right now, keyboard and mouse offer tactile feedback, and the touchscreen does not. a 3d space where you wave your arms around? If it's anything like the Kinect I tried, it won't do.
"Learn To Code, Get a Job" According To CNN
"learn to code, get a job" is functionally identical to "Learn a new language, get a job." We call our programming languages languages because that's what they are. it's a new way to communicate.
People who only know how to communicate in one language never really understand how easy it is to figure out how to solve translation problems. Learning a new language is incredibly easy and it's probably one of the most valuable tools that you can get as a human being. Why? Because communication is key to human advancement.
It's true that learning how to code will make you a more valuable worker. But it's not the only way and it's not a fire and forget solution. If you don't learn how to code, and you don't learn another language, you're holding yourself back in ways you'll never be able to understand.
Drone Kills Top Al Qaeda Figure
Any drone that kills a named enemy NPC should be given an official name, a badge, and the opportunity to share a beer with the President.
Welcome to level 2.
CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos
We have to find Zephram Cochrane! Before they get here!
Swede Arrested For Building Nuclear Reactor
If Hollywood has taught me anything, it's that ONLY that guy would be capable of finding a cure.
The Hidden Evil of the Microtransaction
When APB came back and went free to play, I was looking forward to it, but one of the things that bothered me was that they did away with the previous (very solid) microtransaction method. Now, you can purchase temporary weapons using in game or real cash, but the kicker is that they have limited-time-offer weapons for sale, alternatives to weapons in game, no better, no worse, which are permanent. And these weapons will set you back SIXTY BUCKS of real world cash.
Yes, it's almost enough to make you want to do a price comparison at an actual Republican convention.
Some tidbits here: That's $60, for one gun, on one character, on one server, you still have to buy ammo for it, and if the game goes under (again) you're up shit creek without an MP5. And there doesn't seem to be a way to reach the developers to tell them that this is moronic.
IBM Watson To Replace Salespeople and Cold-Callers
Now those jobs stolen by Indians can be given back to Americans! (American robots, but hey.)
Scientists Put an End To Smelly Socks
The words "Permanently germ-free" should never be promised on anything larger than an atom. You show me a germ-free surface, I'll show you a lazy germ.
Scientists Put an End To Smelly Socks
Scientists have created a thing, made out of atoms, that can PERMANENTLY eliminate any possibility of other atoms being arranged in such a fashion as to inconvenience me? Huzzah! An infinite number of solutions posted to problems seemingly thought to be unsolvable in polynomial time! Mathematics has been defeated! Long live ...US SCIENTISTS!
Is This the Golden Age of Hacking?
It takes a special kind of person, who, when presented with lots of free time and the tools to do amazing things, says: "I think I'm going to horribly violate the entire online world today."
Perhaps I should be thankful that I'm turning my talents to more productive ends. But I doubt I'll be hired before these assclowns find work.
If you want to blame someone, we could blame Obama, whose administration has practically continued the war on hackers and then wondered "why are we so short on competent programmers?" or we could blame wall street and its "rape the economy and then blame those that tried to stop us" philosophy, or we could blame industries that engaged in military action against america, deliberately using their racketeering scheme to attack children and college students, knowingly and willfully attacking our country's supply of future skilled labor - something they did for over a decade prior to "the crash", or there's china and india who are or at least were doing so well in spite of our country's failures, or there's our own prior administration who spent countless times more money than we had or would ever have to wage war against iraq, an enemy of the terrorists that bombed us on 9/11, or there's the new fascists of america who are using the words "liberal" and "homosexual" instead of "undesirable" and "jew", or there's global climate change, or those that deny it, or sick and twisted people in power in every position they could be in...
Fuck it. When the world runs out of victims and points in my direction I'll be happily enjoying life on Mars, in my secret volcano lair at Olympus Mons, with my consciousness-infused computer "phylactery" keeping me immortal, enjoying the ability to do in the real world what we do online now.
Steam Now Offering Free-To-Play Games
I'm not seeing it.
Having Steam for these games (which are freely available elsewhere) is like putting all your tools in one toolbox.
But what if someone steals your toolbox?!?
Then you kill them and get your toolbox back.
Internet Could Mean End of "Snow Days"
Lemme get this straight:
You expect teachers to TEACH, from home, to students who can't even behave themselves in a normal classroom, while said students are effectively at home lounging around surrounded by stuff to distract them. It only takes one student being naked/topless/whatever for said teacher to suddenly be a felon. It only takes one student playing starcraft in the background to create enough of a distraction to negate the lecture. It only takes one absent student in the web conference to create a snowball effect.
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