Official: Microsoft To Acquire Nokia Devices and Services Business
Do you find it peculiar the Elop never sold his house in Redmond and his family didn't move to Finland though Stephen said hey would ? Can you avoid thinking of a conspiracy ?
Is Daylight Saving Time Worth Saving?
Short answer: No.
Long answer: No no no !
When Will We Trust Robots?
A robot should not closely imitate a human face , because that is too difficult. Yet it can be friendly looking and it helps to trust it in the start. But finally our trust will be based on our experiences with the robot. If we see it does the job reliably, we will trust it. Just as with people. Or a coffee maker.
Fox News: US Solar Energy Investment Less Than Germany Because US Has Less Sun
Are you saying that LIES have been spread at FOX ?! NOOO !
German City Says OpenOffice Shortcomings Are Forcing It Back To Microsoft
Paid software yes, but who is paying to whom ????
US and EU Clash Over Whois Data
Credit card seems to be the identification certificate in the US.
US, Israel Behind Flame Malware
I'm afraid the USA has started the World War Three, which will happen in internet. USA and Israel made the first major strikes and now we are waiting strikes back.
Facebook Malware Goes Viral
NASA Releases New High-Definition Image of Earth
Christmas Always On Sunday? Researchers Propose New Calendar
"With computer programs and mathematical formulas" I found an idea of thirteen months, each four weeks = 28 days. Thus every MONTH would be like the previous, would begin with monday etc. One thing more: we add one day to celebrate year change (or what ever) and that day is part of no week or month. 13*28+1 = 365. Since we cannot change world rotation, we must yet add one day on leap years.
Fine Structure Constant May Not Be So Constant
"The laws of physics in our corner of the universe seem to be finely tuned to support life."
Now don't run into too quick conclusions! We don't really know whether this corner supports life better than the rest of this vast space, do we?
The life is so complicated.
Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?
Either way, you have to know where you are to determine when stuff happens.
And if you can't figure out UTC +/- then you have other issues.
Equals to "can't figure time" ?
The work day is "not 9 to 5" in all countries. In here its 8 to 4.
It would make it much easier to calculate the flight duration reading the time table.
It would be easy to check whether that shop located on the other coast is open or not. Just see their add and glimpse your watch.
Without DST it would be easy to check whether the guys are at work on our far-away-office.
Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?
Totally agree. Get also rid of the "Daylight Saving Time". Noon would still be when sun at highest, but that would happen at different time depending of the location. Isn't that natural ?! Actually the sun is not at it's highest at 12.00 even in the current system, except when: 1) not using DST and 2) on correct latitude of the time zone. On the other side of your time zone the sun could be at highest just after 11.00 or before 13.00. And the stupid DST adds another hour mistake.
Did Some Black Holes Survive the Big Bang?
The article is assuming that an universe existed before Big Bang. If that was the case it would be feasible to guess that the bang happened BEFORE every little mass (or massless) particle dropped into the black hole to explode. There is a reason to cause the big bang to happen (maybe a critical mass ?) and if I were to explode as the big bang I couldn't wait for every little particle, would You ?
I have understood that big bang theories assume that before that there was no space or time. So no universe before that. We'll never know.
Potentially Great Sci-fi Films Still Due In 2011
The one I'm most waiting is not in the list. Iron Sky.
Civ 5 Will Let You Import and Convert Civ 4 Maps
Reliable rumours say that civ5 will use a super close view where most of the screen is filled with face of the selected unit. This enables the player to fully see the facial expressions and and have richer gaming experience. Of course You can take a bigger view, but then you will see only clouds.
And the "Large World" consists of 20 hexagons.
To give all the equal opportunity to fight in wars, all unit are of same power. The Phalangs will successfully defend against Warships. This is good, because it would be sad if rich people would win all the wars.
Sneak Preview For Coming KDE SC 4.5
Bury the Plasma deep. I dont want it's widgets. I want the icons I had on my Desktop to work as they did earlier.
I'm now very near switching to Gnome, after many years on KDE.
Ultrasound As a Male Contraceptive
What a handy tool for ethnic cleansing. No doubt China will start using it in Tibet in no time !
New Russian Weapon Hides In Shipping Container
When ever a new type of weapon is developed outside USA it's "a scary new development in the global arms race" but really WHO is the biggest weapon developer with a huge margin ?
You've seen it in the news: when a US company is developing, let's say, a new material, the first possible solution is for military. Like there wasn't any other problems than security in our world.
USA has a supremacy in military power. Today's security related threads USA is facing can not be solved with developing new weapons.
ICE Satellite Maps Profound Polar Thinning
The article clearly says the pics are based on old data: "thinning between 2003 and 2007".
WHY ? Where's the NEW data from 2008 and 2009 ?
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