The Spy In Our Living Room
SNES, PS1, Gamecube etc. Or roll your own with Linux. Nobody is forcing anyone to buy these devices. Free Will, it's a bitch.
Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon
You're kidding right?. Microsoft worked out a deal already with the NSA to get out of the last anti-trust lawsuit. Any lawsuits would be dismissed.
Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60
Leveling was the best part of the game for me. Once I hit max level I rerolled, the adventure stops at max level for me. Of course now they got everybody phased into zones, you can't even complete quests anymore because nobody groups. There's always a huge line waiting for the quest-giver. I wouldn't mind playing again if I could have my wide-open, empty space back again. =p
Better yet, add bots and make a solo, single-player version of WoW available. I'd definitely buy it if it worked in Wine.
Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?
So if none of this is real, let's just ignore Laws and Morals and start doing whatever we want, see if that crashes the program. Why not all band together and send a message to the Simulation to stop killing our Simulated Children with Cancer and the like.
Or maybe this guy has watched the Matrix too many times...
Russia's Dyatlov Pass Incident May Have Been Explained By Modern Science
People with "obvious answers" are usually quite closed minded.
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?
My mother is 60 years old, I switched my family to Xubuntu a few months after I switched in October 2012. To say that older people are set in their ways and would much rather use Windows is silly. My family used Windows as long as I have, about 15 years, and didn't have a problem adjusting. In fact, once 7 hit the market with the new taskbar and the 8 with it's radical changes; you're going to have to learn a new OS anyway so why not go to one that's more secure and doesn't suffer all the flaws that Windows has. Not to mention my family doesn't have to go through the hassle of installing drivers on Linux, it's truly Plug and Play.
Fact of the matter is this: My 60 year old computer illiterate mother, two brothers, my 59 year old friend across town and myself have no issues using Linux. If you do, you're doing it wrong.
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either
It's funny because I think the same thing about "Smart" Phone users; If only the users were as Smart as their Tech. We've all forgot the needs vs the wants of life. Phones, Cameras etc are all wants while food, water and shelter are needs. Society has erroneously turned Phones into a need and a selfless act it was without regard to others around them and their expectation of not being harassed by man-made digital nonsense.
The thing is, we have integrated these devices so deep into out lives to which our Brains are losing functionality. We have become accustom to this and the results of the future will have grave consequences for Humans. All it takes is one War between two countries with Tech to disable our electronic life and only at that time will we realize our mistakes.
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either
The simple fix is separate areas for people with phones and Google glasses and a different area where people want to be left alone without fear of being recorded digitally harassed.
New Smart Glasses Allow Nurses To See Veins Through Skin
Exactly! Unless the Glasses can feel, they are useless.
Toyota Announces Plans For Fuel Cell Car By 2015
You can't predict what's going to happen 10 years from now any more than you can predict a 10,000 year future. Weather reporters can't even get tomorrows weather accurate, so what makes you so sure?. Our battery future is now, in 10 years we may have some advancements that rival battery power. The resources of Earth are not infinite, whatever the future holds it has to be renewable or bust.
Blue Light of Death Plagues PlayStation 4
Remember back when a console just worked? SNES, NES, PS1 etc. They really DON'T make them like they use to. No, dirty contacts on the SNES/NES don't count, that was user error for not keeping it clean and it was a simple fix that every child knew about; just blow on it.
Try blowing on those pretty lights, see how well that works.
Dell's New Sputnik 3 Mates Touchscreen With Ubuntu
Windows found it's place in a landfill back in October 2012 when I switched to Linux. So yes, it has it's place. Also, most companies try selling Linux laptops on severely underpowered hardware and then they complain it doesn't sell. But really, it doesn't matter what Dell does, they are old news just like every other PC maker that sells Windows only hardware; which is why Microsoft has a future problem.
Linux 3.13 Kernel To Bring Major Feature Improvements
Or just use Xubuntu......
EFF Says Mark Shuttleworth Is Wrong About Trademark
Believe it or not, there is a Health Insurance company in my area called Apple Care. There is also a Meat processing company with a logo that's strikingly similar in every way, to AMD's Logo. I'm betting neither Apple or AMD know of this or, most likely, the many more like this.
Soylent: No Food For 30 Days
What a coincidence! This was posted on Tuesday and we all know that Tuesday is Soylent Green day!.
Bribe Devs To Improve Open Source Software
Well it didn't fail, no matter how badly your proprietary brain wants it to. this shows you how it can and does work.
Robotic Surgery Complications Going Underreported
I called this back in July. The lawsuits for the Da Vinci Robot have been going on in my area for at least a year or more. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want one of those things cutting on me until the Tech is reliable. They started using Da Vinci in the year 2000 and these issues are just now cropping up, so there is a huge backlog to sort through.
US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures
There are 20 jurisdictions in the United States that allow the condemned to choose from the five methods the USA uses for executions. These methods include: Gas, Hanging, Lethal Injection, Electrocution and Firing Squad. For Firing squad, make sure you commit the crime in Idaho, Oklahoma or Utah. For Hanging, make sure it's either Delaware, New Hampshire or Washington.
Good Luck and choose wisely, you won't get another chance!
Dell Ad Says Windows 8.1 Apps Will Run On Xbox One
And what are you going to do when Win7 is no longer supported?. Eventually you are going to be forced into Metro/Modern or switch to a different OS. Unless Microsoft releases the Source Code for Windows, so we can all fix the bugs (not likely) you are stuck with forced upgrades, limited choice and lock-ins.
It's generally been my experience that Microsoft can do whatever it wants to it's customers and they will continue to accept this type of treatment. I left that illogical insanity October of 2012 and I'm never going back. I figured I didn't NEED to be a slave and moved on to Xubuntu, I only wish I did it years ago. It's surprising how far along WINE has come -- I have a closet full of Games and have no problem running any of them and have even been making reports for the WineDB for others to be informed.
Seems like all the complaints about Linux these days are either myths or the belief that Linux functions the same as it did in '98. I used it in the 90's and it wasn't good enough for me then, but as of my switch last year, it's finally ready. It really is the best time for switching if anybody wants to switch. From where I sit, a revolution is happening with the Linux OS being a usable replacement for Windows and Indie games giving us the originality that companies like EA can't. The future I see is made of Indies and Linux. In my humble, expert opinion.
NVIDIA Demos "Digital Ira" With Faceworks On Next-Gen SoC, Under Ubuntu
Incidentally, the newest fglrx AMD Graphic Driver supports the new 3.12 Kernel -- Nvidia doesn't. There is also a huge performance boost to AMD Cards with the 3.12 Kernel; AMD is picking up speed on Linux. As far as quality, even on Windows Nvidia is better so I wouldn't expect AMD to be better anytime soon. There is one place where AMD surpasses Nvidia, that's the Open Source driver. Nvidia doesn't have an Open Source driver, but some kids managed to hack a bit and create one; although not official and not anywhere as good as AMDs Open Source Radeon driver.
Hardware is different, and on my hardware with an 6670 GPU, I can't say that I've had any issues with AMD on Linux. It's possible it's because I build all my machines especially for Linux. My Tip for a Linux computer is to build it yourself so you know the hardware. If you buy a Windows machine, there is no guarantee it will work on Linux without some tinkering, that's where most users have Issues I assume; Windows Hardware/Computer.
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