Will Books Be Napsterized?
Many style guides recommend using apostrophes in plurals of acronyms and initialisms. It makes them easier to read, as you can tell whether the s is part of the acronym.
Software To Flatten a Photographed Book?
I was going to post something similar. Just chop the binding off so you have a pile of flat pages that you can photograph. Then get the book rebound with coil/spiral binding.
Shuttleworth Suggests 1-Way Valve For User Experience Testing
If Linux does 80% of what I need, and Windows does 100%, then I might as well always be booted in to Windows.
Yeah, but Linux does that 80% stuff better.
Why Developers Get Fired
What the hell? The correct form is "get past", like the OP said. The grads aren't getting passed to him, nor is anything passing him.
Mozilla Firefox Not In Violation of US Export Rules
Mute and moot easily mistaken? They don't even sound the same unless you have an extreme case of yod-dropping. Confusing those two just sounds like stupidity to me.
Amazon Delaying Public Domain Submissions On Kindle
Why not just have all the public domain books downloadable for free? Then it doesn't matter what the quality of the version you downloaded is. Just download another one. It doesn't make sense for anybody to be profiting from selling public domain books unless they're selling hard copy editions that take time and money to create, which doesn't apply here where it's just a 20 KB digital copy.
Or just make it clear to the buyer that the book is in the public domain and may be obtained for free elsewhere so they don't get ripped off thinking that the $10 they're spending is somehow going to the dead author's pocket.
Most Detailed Photos of an Atom Yet
That was completely off-topic, even in response to the off-topic grandparent, but I have to agree with you. I don't much like huge boobs, even if they're real.
How To Make Science Popular Again?
But the majority of people just don't care about science. Not everybody wants to learn things, nor do they need to to have a happy life. We have this idea that people who don't understand science or math are somehow missing out on life and the world would be better if they were more enlightened, but in reality it just doesn't matter.
I'm actively seek knowledge and teach myself new things every day, but I'm not the norm. Sometimes I attempt to discuss with people topics that I find very interesting and am surprised that they just don't care. They just don't have that drive.
That said, there's a problem with people who don't understand science yet make decisions concerning it or spread false information.
Cryptographic Tools To Keep You Hidden On Facebook
Because FACEBOOK is an ACRONYM!
Friends And Colleagues Enlisting to Become Overlord's Orgasm Kittens?
Trapped Girls Call For Help On Facebook
This sounds familiar for some reason. Is there a meme behind this?
Trapped Girls Call For Help On Facebook
You're lucky. Our storm drains are long, horizontal curb inlets with no grating, so everybody dumps trash or litters in them. Evidently they believe that storm drains go to sewers and that sewers are where trash goes. Plus there's runoff from people's driveways/yards, like paint, fertilizer, oil, gasoline, etc.
The Case For Mandatory Touch-Typing In High School
My school taught typing with "Quick Ask Zoey What Stops X-rays", etc., which is clearly the best way to do it. With Dvorak, that becomes "'A;,OQ", and what the hell is that supposed to mean?
Navy Scientists Develop Laser for Underwater Communication
Interesting note: it also occurs the other way around with sonoluminescence. Intense sound through a liquid can create light.
Placebos Are Getting More Effective
No, the pill is actually white. It just turns your vision blue so it looks that way.~
Chrome 4.0 Vs Opera 10 Vs Firefox 3.5
Indeed, these graphs are bullshit. You can't expect to get an accurate tally of load times among browsers when loading websites like YouTube, Lifehacker, and Gizmodo. You can visit YouTube one minute and it'll load lightning fast, but then two minutes later it'll load slow as fuck.
If they're gonna do tests like that, they need to run the websites locally. Otherwise, they're conflating network speeds (which vary at any given moment) and rendering speed.
Police Swarm Bungie Office Over Halo Replica Rifle
I've never seen that eggcorn before.
Has the WebOS Finally Arrived?
Sounds a lot like the image linked to in the summary.
What the fuck is that chart trying to communicate?
ELF Knocks Down AM Towers To Save Earth, Intercoms
Ironically, the frequencies in question share an acronym with the organization that tore down this tower (ELF = extremely low frequency).
I hate people that complain about modern usage of the word irony, but that's completely not ironic by any definition of the word—it's just coincidental.
How 136 People Became 7 Million Illegal File-Sharers
First statistics lesson I ever had, first thing the professor did was make an estimate based on 10 people about the whole population. He was correct, by the way. He went on to rant that anything that uses large amounts of people (by which he meant more than at most a few dozen) was not proper statistics. If you simply count everybody, it should be called "counting", you see, not statistics.
How is using 1.67^-7 percent of the population (10 out of 60 000 000) better than using 1.96^-5 percent (1176 out of 60 000 000)? Not to set up a strawman here, but are you saying that this estimation would be more accurate if they had used only 10 people?
It'd be absurd to make estimations about a population as large as this using 10 people. 1176 is still small enough to not be "counting", yet would provide much more accurate estimates.
How To Survive a Patent Challenge?
Getting it notarized defeats the purpose of mailing it to yourself (which doesn't work). Just get it notarized; there's no need to seal it.
Mozk has no journal entries.