What the Papers Don't Say About Vaccines
Just gotta give up some respect to Ben Goldacre.
In the face of the standard shrill anti-science which permeates western media, he's a guy who tells it straight. A high class myth-busters, if you like.
A geek. The man.
IBM Launches Microsoft-Free Linux Virtual Desktop
Read your quote again.
Once more..... Got it?
Google Turns On User-Tweakable Search Wiki
User Agent Switcher, Google Bot.
It's Official, Australia Needs a Space Agency
Can't be stuffed with that space stuff. 'slong as the cricket's on anyway ;)
Yeah, um, have you seen that India has a killer space program? Just mentioning....
Afghan Student Gets 20 Years For Blasphemy
It is really tough to consider that these flagrant transgressions still go on in todays environment
You said it. God Damn blasphemers.
Netbook Return Rates Much Higher For Linux Than Windows
RTFA, and unlike the submitter, you'll see that the interviewers point out that MSI offer a poorly configured version of Linux.
I wonder what it would cost someone like Microsoft to have MSI spike the competition.
Maine To Skip Vista, Go Directly To Windows 7
A commenter on the article makes the point....
Wait- Microsoft can't get people to install their flagship product, even though they've already paid for it, and the commenter's point is that this isn't bad for Microsoft?
Man Attempts To Cross English Channel With Jet Wing
Windows 7 Trades Email and Photo Apps For Downloadable Ones
Also known as the "Avoid Further EU Fines" edition.
Dirac 1.0.0 Released
The BBC have already successfully used the new codec during the Beijing Olympics...
With success like broadcasting the olympics, who needs failure?
Political Viewpoints Linked To Fear
In retrospect.... I'm in the UK, and the more right-wing the paper, the more knee-jerk to headlines.
I guess it's also what gives the conservatives (small c) that weird advantage in polls- their always more likely to be 'in tune' with the masses, because their opinions are always more likely to have been formed off the back of the most recent scare story.
How Nvidia Wants To Bring 3D Glasses Back
I'd wear special glasses if it made stuff 3D. No question.
But I think that the really big market for this will be the console, so I want to know- Will this work on any of the current/planned TV technologies?
Stuck In Google's Doghouse
Yes, except you've forgotten a critical point... Companies who advertise and pay them money are their customers, not the masses who use their services for free.
I didn't forget this- It isn't a critical point though-
How would Google be serving its customers by filling up the search results with link farms? In my eyes, that only devalues the product.
This site, as a poster above points out, is simply skimming cash from Google.
Stuck In Google's Doghouse
The Dan Savage? Love your work.
But surely google must serve its customers in the way it deems best. Otherwise, who is running the business?
Solution? Make your website less like a link-farm. Perhaps add some value, like trustable reviews, or customer recommendations (otherwise, the site is not really any different to a Google search on the term "Industrial Products").
"Googly" -- which is a Google proxy for "what the customer wants to see in search results"
Which is, of course, why Google is the No.1 search engine. They make serving their customers their business, the crazy loons.
Slashdot's Disagree Mail
....I thought we'd look at some people who wanted back in....
So actually, it was 1 person who wanted back in, some guy claiming a /. story about horses will save his marriage, and... ah. Perhaps the real reason for this lamest of front page stories?-
An opportunity for a little light boasting. I bet chicks would dig me if I too edited Slashdot....
Could Google Become a Game Publisher?
Gotta stick my oar in here-
Whenever the old 'will this game run on Linux' question is asked, a bunch of, er, people weigh in with a load of pro-microsoft ranting.
Fair enough, in that no serious PC gamer can really do without a Windows install somewhere on their drives.
But they should realise that competition can only improve their own experience, regardless of which platform they chose to actually play on.
I've played the same game, same settings, on both XP and via WINE, with higher FPS on the latter (though the other way around is more usual). Surely this should tell you something?...
Competition is good for everyone.
Blu-ray Gone In Five Years, Samsung Claims
future proof of what though?
Why, future, of course!
The whole project has been carefully and hermetically sealed to ensure that not a drop of future can get in.
NewsTrust Founder Fabrice Florin Answers Your Questions
Exactly what I thought. He's asked a question about how this news site will be less prone to bias than that which infects existing news media.
His answer is 'Oh, don't worry, a quarter of the people we have are journalists.'
One Third of New PCs Downgraded To XP?
That depends on your opinion/needs.
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