top Camera Module Problems May Delay Samsung's Galaxy S5
I think it's nice that a consumer device is actually being delayed because technology hasn't caught up with its design yet. It's a good thing (for us) when consumer-grade products are on the leading edge of technology rather than trailing behind industrial grade devices as they commonly do.
top The Billionaires Privatizing American Science
Yes, because "feel-good" fields like space exploration have never produced anything for the common good.
top Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband
Darn, I'm sure Google was excited by the prospect of providing broadband access to the tens of people who live in municipalities in Kansas.
top Khosla, Romm Fire Back At '60 Minutes' Cleantech Exposé
60 Minutes quite often uses lies and half-truths to enrage their viewing audience and trick them into feeling like they've had the wool pulled from over their eyes to reveal some secret, evil truth about the world. Then next week or the week after they will have a 15-second "retraction" that nobody even listens to talking about what they knowingly lied about.
top Syrian Electronic Army Defaces Skype's Facebook Page, Twitter Account, and Blog
Why would the governments pay for the data when they are already getting it for free?
top Company That Made the First 3D Printed Metal Gun Is Selling Them For $11,900
I look forward to our factory-free future, despite its many inherent dangers.
top Ted Nelson's Passionate Eulogy for Douglas Engelbart
Engelbart created a lot of the things that we associate with modern PCs, such as the mouse, graphical word processing, and hypertext links, but from what I've read it seemed like he was running out of steam and having trouble managing his projects by the time the funding dropped away from him. He had a great chance to contribute to the history of computing, and he definitely exceeded all expectations. I guess we'll never know what else he would have come up with if given another 40 years to work, or if he had already run out of ideas.
top Amazon Workers Strike In Germany As Christmas Orders Peak
No delays to deliveries? Less than 5% of the current workforce participating in the strike? What a waste of time.
top 62% of 16 To 24-Year-Olds Prefer Printed Books Over eBooks
I prefer e-books to print books in most cases, however their cost is the main issue for me. I can usually find a used copy of a book of a book that I want to read for $4 or less, but the electronic version is almost universally $10 and up. If all I'm concerned about is the content of the book (which is all that you get when you buy an e-book) then why should I care if a book has been used or not? It's frustrating, because I'd really prefer to consume the content through my Kindle.
top Casting a Jaundiced Eye On AnTuTu Benchmark Claims Favoring Intel
This is why you should use more than one benchmark when testing newly released hardware, especially if you're going to write an article on your findings.
top Multiple Studies Show Used Electronics Exports To Third World Mostly Good
A lot of those "recycled" parts are remarked and sold on the market as either more expensive or newer parts. Keeping up with counterfeit electronics is becoming more of an issue every day for dealers and manufacturers as the third world sells our trash back to us masquerading as brand new technology.
top Salesforce.com's Benioff Disses Windows 8, Oracle
The idea of BYOD may kill Windows 10, but it's nowhere near the level of acceptance necessary to kill Windows 8. My business won't let *any* outside devices connect to their network for security reasons, and I suspect that they're not at all alone in that respect. Chained-down PCs running whatever the company's acceptable suite of apps may be are still the norm.
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top Neuroscience May Cure Videogames Industry's Obsession With Guns
'When I was a kid, games were more beautiful and magical and immersed you in fantastical, peaceful and enjoyable landscape.'
Yeah, I hear that Contra and Ninja Gaiden were all about peace and love. I guess this guy only played Mario when he was a kid.
about a year and a half ago
top The Nation Is Losing Its Toolbox
I'm 29 and I can repair things around the house just fine, thank you. I guess this article is talking about people younger than me, but I doubt many of them own houses...
about a year and a half ago
top Microsoft Apologizes For Inserting Naughty Phrase Into Linux Kernel
I think it's a shame that on this rare occasion when Microsoft displays a sense of humor they get punished for it.
top The Hivemind Singularity
This doesn't sound like a utopian future, this sounds like terrorist cells. Are you sure that you're not talking about Al Qaeda?
top Why Is Wikipedia So Ugly?
Agreed. Opinion article is opinion. There's nothing wrong with the simplicity of Wikipedia's interface.
Additionally, I'm not certain that I would want the submission process simplified. It's already simple enough that there's plenty of faulty information on the site from uninformed or spiteful editors. What would happen if every assclown in the universe could edit entries without learning a bit of markup code first?
top News Corp. and Apple Unveil
I'm not sure why Apple would want to get involved in this manner with the greatest evil in our world today, News Corp. If they want to make an app for the iPad, that's fine, but I don't see why Apple would want to publicize this new app as forging some kind of relationship between the two companies.
top Real Settles Lawsuits, Will Stop Selling RealDVD
Because there's no other way to possibly make copies of DVDs now that RealDVD is gone!
top Hedge Fund Offers $2 Billion For Novell
Yeah, the offer isn't ripping anyone off. Novell is worth practically nothing as a company, they don't really have products that anyone is interested in purchasing anymore. Maybe for headhunting purposes their programmers are worth something?
That lawsuit seems way off base though. I've owned Novell stock for years and this buyout is a real blessing.
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