top White House petitioned to save those in hot cars
I've replaced 4 car windows so far. I now feel obliged to keep signs on all my windows explaining that my hybrid is on, that the AC is on, that it is cooler inside the car than outside, that hybrids can be very quiet when they are turned on.
top Why I can't be a liberal
Are you saying we need to exterminate homosexuality, divorce, and free trade? I don't understand if you stand for or against the topics you list. You're all over the place without ever actually asserting a concise stance on what you're arguing. "Gay marriage doesn't matter to me anymore. After all the attacks and vandalism, I wouldn't vote for those people if they were trying to save baby whales.", what attacks and vandalism? who wouldn't you vote for? Your frequent use of ambiguous pronouns with little or no context makes me feel you didn't really think through what you wanted to say. Instead, it seems, you simply started ranting without remaining aware of where you are in your own thought process, or to what you were actually trying to say.
about a year and a half ago
top Electronics Arts CEO ousted in wake of SimCity launch disaster
Considering they already have another CEO lined up, and the amount of time and preparation that goes into finding and vetting another CEO, I highly doubt this transition has anything to do with the SimCity debacle.
top The Hayden Planetarium Is Being Turned Into A Gian
I'm ashamed to admit, but I definitely read that as Hayden Panettiere.
top TN to Make Sharing Netflix Passwords a Felony
Ooo, fresh meat. I'm chuck, this here is little chuck, soon to be well acquainted with your cornholer, but first, what are you in here for?
I let a friend use my netflix password... Oh good, fresh meat's gonna get his skull caved, I'm glad the system worked out for y'all.
top Utah to Teach USA is a Republic, not a Democracy
... more of a republic than a democracy. Do you get a ballot and vote on every bill that is ever voted on? No? Not a democracy then.
top Microsoft Bans Open Source From the Windows Market
It's not saying Open Source is banned. The idea of open source does not make something free to distribute or make derivative works. The clauses copied in other comments are simply license requirements which cannot be used in licenses intended to be used in software distributed on Microsoft's network. Think of it this way, you can open your source; you can't require source distribution in your license, you can't allow derivative works to be created of your software, and you can't allow redistribution at no cost. These are clearly protecting Microsoft's interests as a marketplace. If someone were to purchase your software off their marketplace, and the licenses allowed free redistribution, nothing would prevent that individual from then giving away the 'app' to all his or her friends for free. If it was licensed for derivative works the individual could make a minor change and freely distribute the derivative work. The source code clause has me a bit confounded, but I believe it may be to mitigate risks and liability for Microsoft.
This legalese would not limit an app author from releasing the source, on their own website for example. Lastly, remember open source does not implicitly mean free. See Unix.
top Holy Softbook Destruction, Batman!
Lets have a bible burning, then we'll take the torah as some real fuel and throw on the US constitution and the declaration of independence. While we're at it, lets toss a heap of American flags into the inferno. Surely this wouldn't phase anyone in those communities, I mean, the stuff is just garbage anyway right?
top Blizzard's DRM FUBARs Starcraft II
Connect to battle.net and play a game with human players where one of the players is cracked and the other isn't. Let me know how that goes. In other news, my game loaded up perfectly.
top McDonalds Facing Lawsuit for Happy Meal Toys
Let's go through this.
Parent decides to buy child McDonalds over cooking or any other fast food chain. Parent decides to purchase a happy meal. Parent decides to leave the toy in the food container before giving it to child. It's McDonalds' fault children associate the food to happy emotions as a result of the toy. Clearly.
top Peak asphalt: the return of gravel roads
Do you really think asphalt is the only byproduct of oil processing that is critical to our current standard of living?
top Viewing time of porn limited to 30min a day
Holy shit. I'm about to get fired now. Thanks for linking a slashdot news article to a fucking PORN SITE.
THIS IS NFSFW NOT FUCKING SAFE FOR WORK!!!!! DO NOT CLICK IF YOU ARE AT WORK!!!!
top Google to kill off YouTube ripping tools
Unless all videos are loaded through a flash wrapper. There will, of course, still be ways to get around it
top Good language choice for school programming test
Python can be compiled to a native binary with a plugin; can't remember its name though
top The PS3 is 100% hacked
He got kicked out of college for trying to hack his id (key card) to open any door on campus. Huge tool imo.
top Videogames Should be a Sport in the Olympics
... is not an Olympic event. If you want a gaming Olympics keep it separate from the ones we enjoy now. Watching people play video games is as boring as watching the grass grow. Some people are into that, I highly doubt the people who enjoy the Summer/Winter Olympics share that interest.
top Next Gen Hacker proves nothing to be worried about
I'm not sure I could live with myself if this wasn't posted to
./ as a joke...
top ZONEALARM Ver 9.*.*.* RELEASE HELL
I can't believe I read all that
top Microsoft applies for patent on Tufte's sparklines
They applied for a patent for generating, displaying, and updating inline Sparklines using relative data from the spreadsheet their embedded in. They are NOT trying to patent sparklines themselves.
top Laptop Steering Wheel Desk : your new must-have !
Now I can watch hulu on my laptop while editing my powerpoint presentation as I shave for the presentation during my morning coffee all the while cruising down the freeway! Did I mention I'm also in a conference call on my cellphone?
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