id Software's Original 'Softdisk' Games Open Sourced
Surely dosbox has been ported.
Does Crime Leave a Genetic Trace?
The bible says that the sins will be visited on the descendants of the perpetrator.
This research says that there will be an effect on the descendants of the victim.
Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History
1) Add a bunch of images with height and width 1, and have src on a suspicious server to your website.
2) Anybody who visits your site becomes a false positive.
Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick
A Memory of Light To Be Released January 8, 2013
TvTropes refers to this as the ChrisCarterEffect.
Ebert: I'll Tell You Why Movie Revenue Is Dropping
There is: http://www.2d-glasses.com/
4.74 Degrees of Separation on Facebook
24 reached him at his home. More reached him at his office.
German Copyright Group To Collect From Creative Commons Event
That's in a criminal trial. Copyright can be civil or criminal, so it's "preponderance of evidence".
The Most Expensive One-Byte Mistake
C-style arrays have the property that (array + offset), provided offset is within the array, can be treated as a shorter array of the same type.
Giving a value within the string special semantics preserves that property; giving a position withing that string special semantics does not.
Passcodes Prove Predictable
Even with fewer than 10 people, there's a high chance of duplication. 5 people indpendently picking digits from 1 to 10 have a nearly 70% chance of duplication;
No P = NP Proof After All
n! can be improved upon; TSP can be done in n^2 * 2^n space and (I think) n^3 * 2^n time, though that's obviously impractical for any large n.
Laser Incidents With Aircraft On the Rise
IIRC, anybody who's going to be pointing lasers into the air is supposed to file notice with the FAA; the FAA will notify any pilots who file a flight plan to avoid that area. A stage show will file the permits; small groups may fail to do so.
US Trials Off Track Over Juror Internet Misconduct
I thought that they generally didn't want lawyers on juries anyway.
Nicaragua Raids Costa Rica, Blames Google Maps
I'm reminded of a story from the Crimean War:
A soldier wrote to his family "Go to _____ store in London, buy me some maps of the Crimea and send them out here. They have better maps than the army gives us."
Bees Beat Machines At 'Traveling Salesman' Problem
It's possible to do better than O(N!); there's a straightforward O(N*2^N) algorithm.
Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1
What happens when x == -1?
Piezo Crystals Harness Sound To Generate Hydrogen
IIRC, if you're using direct current, hydrogen and oxygen are produced at opposite ends of the wire. So separating them is automatic.
Permanent Undersea Homes Soon; Temporary Ones Now
Internet-Caused Mistrials Are On the Rise
Odd. The usual example for judicial notice involves a defense attorney using a Farmer's Almanac to put the phase of moon into evidence, and discredit a witness.
New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"
Anybody who disables it and gets caught will go to jail.
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