$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen
This is security through obscurity, until the arm sends his serial number over bluetooth or something.
News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban
I history has taught us anything, then that it's impossible to change a made up mind through the use of force.
The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry
Oh you mean as in:
Woman: "I'd like to fuck your brains out".
Society: "Isn't she forward... a bit of a whore, eh?"
Man: "I'd like to fuck your brains out".
Society: "Men... penile brain override activated."
How's about we take these things with a bit of humor. Nobody who counts actually believes these stereotypes. Sure, even I am surprised to see a skilled IT pro that is female, because they're so rare, but that doesn't mean I expect women to be unable to be just that.
Can't we just stop being sensitive ballsacks about every little bit of political incorrectness?
Cosmologists Show Negative Mass Could Exist In Our Universe
As I understood it with my very limited knowledge of physics, there are perceivable phenomena that did not quite make sense because it was an either/or situation.
In that case, Occam's Razor makes way for Sherlock Holmes' "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
A model that allows for more of the perceived phenomena than previous models must be taken under more scrutiny.
Google, Detroit Split On Autonomous Cars
Why don't Google and Tesla cooperate? Both are very innovative companies that have, more or less, similar attitudes, I think.
Also, wouldn't an all electric car fit the futuristic idea of a self-driving vehicle much better than a gas guzzler?
Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change
The problem is not their method or whether they publish it. I believe their methods are quite sound.
The real problem is two-fold: First, weather is an extremely complex process. I doubt that we understand enough of it to reliably predict what's going to happen if one or more factors change.
Second, as was said before, the data they have to work with is very young. And what they use to 'create' older data might or might not be very accurate.
I don't quite believe that we are able to say without a doubt whether this change we are seeing now is unnatural.
That said, prudence suggests that we limit our consumption and production of waste of any kind to a tolerable minimum. Even if climate change were not caused by us, that doesn't mean that we're not running out of resources.
Standards Group Adds Adaptive-Sync To DisplayPort
So it's gonna hit stores earlier than G-Sync?
Yeah, I'm a bit frustrated... does it show? ;)
BMW Unveils the Solar Charging Carport of the Future
According to a technical sheet I just googled, this BMW has a 18.8 kWh battery... so those 10 kWh are more than half a "tank".
Considering that solar panels aren't high maintenance (I believe?), one could argue that it's a step in a good direction.
You Are What You're Tricked Into Eating
How does that make sense? The soccer players are all lean muscle. How is that not better for survival than pure fat?
Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions
I think humanity as a whole just got dumber. You are one powerful motherfucker...
Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight
I have lost 23 kilos. I know how it works. But at the time, I've had no job. I was sleeping whenever and as long as I wanted, on most days I didn't have to be anywhere.
Then I found another job. 10kg returned in no time.
I'm telling you, what makes me fat is job induced stress and there is just no way getting around that, unless I want to get out of IT (which, in turn, would bring a lot of anxiety with it).
Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight
Obviously, I am once again an exception. I take the bike to work and I do it most of the week during spring, summer and fall. I have 30+ minutes of exposure to light in the morning. I'm still a fat fuck. That despite balanced meals, carbohydrate consciousness and aforementioned 3 to six hours of physical exercise per week.
So frankly, fuck all those weight 'scientists'.
3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?
I could use a printer that let me produce custom stuff. I have a wood workshop and such a thing would be neat for jigs of all kinds.
Problem is, I am very bad at using 3D programs, unless you count sketchup. And AFAIK, these printers take input from very expensive and complicated 3D software... or have they added support for sketchup now?
NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days
Switzerland's half-direct (!) democracy is prone to some of the very same failures the US republic is.
If you get the media on board and if you manage to put the people in a state of fear (mostly by going "Won't somebody please think of the jobs!"), you get just about anything pushed through.
We have equal rights clauses in our constitution... nobody gives a fuck. Married people pay more taxes than unmarried couples and they get a quarter less money once they retire, unless they get a divorce first.
If you manage to buy a house or a condo, the money you could potentially make off of it by renting it out is directly calculated as income... even if you live in it yourself. This has the effect that a lot of people who retire simply don't earn enough to pay the vastly increased taxes their by now paid for property incurs.
So no, please don't take Switzerland as a shining example. We have our fair share of problems as well.
43,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Remains Offer Strong Chance of Cloning
We can't keep elephants and rhinos alive, so let's clone us some mammoths...
XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Has Already Become a Best-Seller
I'm not smart enough for some of the XKCD strips...
Wildstar To Launch On June 3
Not as a game, mind you... I got bored out of my skull way before level 10... but the marketing videos were super. I enjoyed those. Had they made this franchise into a 3D cartoon instead of an MMO, I think they might have hit a veritable gold vein.
But as an MMO? No thanks. I have better things to do... such as staring at my wallpaper.
UK and Germany To Collaborate On 5G
What is this "monthly data cap" of which you're speaking?
Thief Debuts To Mediocre Reviews
Thank god for Let's plays on Youtube. If I happen to find that the reviewers are right, I don't need to buy it and if I find that I disagree, I can order it after having watched a bit of gameplay. In that case, sure, I have to replay already viewed scenes, but it doesn't top the amount of frustration I get from having spent good money on yet another crappy game...
Reporting From the Web's Underbelly
A thought just came to me: If drugs are sent to his home often enough while he has plausible deniability, if the SWAT turn up often enough without cause... at which point does this man have immunity from law's scrutiny? At some point, the police will begin to just roll their eyes and tell him to just flush the coke down the drain, won't they? It's only human.
At that point... think of all the possibilities.
Woohoo, just discovered journals
Well, d'uh, you'll probably say, but I've never bothered to look here, actually.
I mean, I just added my first friend and realized that I had people who view me as a foe. Not that this surprises me, mind you, I have plenty of those in real life. It's more something along the lines of buying a new gadget and locating the most important functions through trial and error only to later realize, had I looked into the manual, I could have used this really cool feature I don't want to live without anymore all along.
Well, let's see how long this feature will be cool and used. Probably until the first fool annoys me with a comment ;).