Benoit Mandelbrot Dies At 85
Personally I think it was nice, giving us a perspective how the deceased affected the writer's life, and probably others' as well.
Star Wars Films In 3D Due In 2012
to realize it's not April fools and then another 5 seconds to verify it's not a dupe from April fools
Scientists Confirm Nuclear Decay Rate Constancy
I call bull'... It's turtles, turtles all the way down!!
DoD Takes Criticism From Security Experts On Cyberwar Incident
You would think that the priority would be to investigate the incident, check how recruits working on army intelligence are selected, trained and supervised... Instead, we get this implausible thumb drive scenario.
Who said they are not doing that as well?
I don't see how one thing contradicts the other.
Neal Stephenson Unveils His Digital Novel Platform
Dude, we had those for quite some time now... didn't you see them COMPAQ Portables?
They're IBM compatible and everything!
Windows 95 Turns 15
I have fond memories of it... Looked it up on YouTube not so long ago and pined nostalgically
The Great Operating System Games
It sounds like you had the shareware.
have you tried format c: /autotest /q?
this registers the game and then you don't return to windows so quickly
The Great Operating System Games
It was a blast :)
I remember it as one of the first 3d games I ever saw.
Thanks for the reminder :)
What's Wrong With the American University System
If there was a +6, I'd have given you a +1.
iOS Update May Tackle iPhone 4's Antenna Problems
There is no reception problem./a>
BP Says "Top Kill" Operation Has Failed
[citation nee... ah, f*** it.
NASA Finds Cause of Voyager 2 Glitch
While not naming specifically cosmic rays as the cause in this case, what examples of actual cosmic ray-induced debacles are there in software eng. history?
Facebook, Zynga Sign Long-Term Virtual Currency Deal
Also likely an issue is Facebook's decision to take 30 percent of revenues
No sh*t sherlock... that was the main contention point.
Japan To Launch Solar Sail Spacecraft "Ikaros"
Another WW-I Chemical Site In Washington, DC
(which then leads to an atmosphere where an insane Jew declares a war on Jews, Catholics, Gypsies, Gays, and pretty much anyone else he doesn't like)
You had me until there...
New Russian Science City Modeled On Silicon Valley
Russia isn't really socialist anymore.
The SU collapsed and the new Russia is ad capitalistic as it's euro neighbors.
Hard Drives Shipping with Star Trek
"It's the latest way for Hollywood to combat falling DVD sales due to piracy."
It's the latest way for Hollywood to combat falling DVD sales due to ever increasing DRM bullshit legit. users have to deal with.
iPhone OS 4.0 Brings Multitasking, Ad Framework For Apps
Seems to me like a big problem for MonoTouch too :(
It is a commercial project based on Mono for compiling C# code into native iPhone code.
It's a shame how the programming languages eco-system for the iPhone is so small.
While a good programmer can program well with any language, I would still rather program in C#/Python/Java than Objective-C.
Duke Nukem Forever Not Dead? (Yes, This Again)
And I'm all out of gum.
NIST Investigating Mass Flash Drive Vulnerability
I think simply implementing the breaking algorithm in your favorite language on your PC would be more convenient and also give results much faster ;-))
You are right of course:
Nevertheless the victor's 1.4 GHz laptop, running his own code, took less than a minute to find the settings for all 12 wheels... 240 times faster than Colossus. If you scale the CPU frequency by that factor, you get an equivalent clock of 5.8 MHz for Colossus. That is a remarkable speed for a computer built in 1944.
You still get massive geek cred. either way :)
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