Why does a product called "Reader" have to process user input?
The Environmental Impact of PHP Compared To C++ On Facebook
1. Prototype PHP code written and tested in an afternoon.
2. Business case written in an afternoon (forgetting to include the profit generating point.)
3. Vulture Capitalist drinks too much at lunchtime pitch and agrees to provide $BIGNUM
4. Development of real codebase begins.
5. Vulture Capitalist sobers up and demands that the new service starts NOW!
6. Prototype code goes into production.
7. Real codebase development abandoned.
Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?
Always ask any kilt wearing Scotsmen you see, "Is anything worn under the kilt?" Laughing, they will give the classic replay, "No, It's all in perfect working order."
Remember to shout across the Whispering Gallery in St Paul's Cathedral. The name is historical and fools many tourists into missing the exciting results.
Glenn Beck Loses Dispute Over Parody Domain
The typical reaction of a bully.
App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy
Surely the real question is: How many of the people who are using pirated copies would pay for a copy if the pirated copies were not available?
This is the RIAA fallacy, presuming that all pirated copies represent lost revenue.
Dutch Gov't Has No Idea How To Delete Tapped Calls
There is this company called "Danger".......
Large Hadron Collider Scientist Arrested For al-Qaeda Ties
All he had to do was to twist the "EVIL LEVEL" knob to 11 and a portal to hell would have been opened!
iPod Fee Proposed For Canada
As I would be paying for stolen music via a tax, surely I can't be stealing material when I copy it?
Isn't this silly idea just a blanket permission to copy music?
Obstacles Near Emergency Exits Speed Evacuation
Isn't this well known? I've seen TV documentaries with computer animations showing the difference between a crowd at an exit and a crowd at a partially blocked exit. Against intuition, the partially blocked exit allows more people to escape in a given time.
Encryption? What Encryption?
I keep telling people, "Keep your illegal porn and plans to assassinate [insert name here] on other peoples PCs."
Electronic Armageddon, and No Electricity Either
Let's not do anything then 'cus somebody may decide to break it.
What a pathetic world view.
Who the hell cares if the grid is down, the EMP pulse will have fried all electronics in the area anyway.
Visualizing False Positives In Broad Screening
But 10% of the time it will return a false positive, so 300 people will be detained, none of whom will be terrorists. The description of the problem could be better expressed.
This is a DOS on the security services and explains why despite much propaganda automatic face recognition systems are not in use.
Jammie Thomas To Appeal $1.9 Million RIAA Verdict
And when did deterrents ever stop murders or kids making copies of songs for their friends?
The big fines were intended to make professional copyright violations where some factory turns out hundreds or thousands of copies of fake product unprofitable. Using the same law to beat up some random person is disproportionate.
The Next Ad You Click May Be a Virus
Seriously, I can't recall the last time I clicked on an ad.
Authors Guild President Wants To End Royalty-Free TTS On Kindle
Why does this man hate blind people? Why does he want to force the blind to rely on the limited availability of commercial and specialised works for the blind?
UK Can't Read Its Own ID Cards
It will be interesting to see what happens with the aircraft workers who already are subject to MORE stringent checks than the ID card would require. Every relevant union has already come out and rejected the introduction of additional pointless ID cards.
Scientist Patents New Method To Fight Global Warming
As aircraft are known to trigger cloud formation, surely we should be putting every last jet into the air, passengers or not, and get them pumping out polution to save the planet...
IBM Launches Microsoft-Free Linux Virtual Desktop
Perhaps you are not the intended market.
Many organisations outsource their IT services to companies like IBM. If IBM can supply the service and not have to pay for Microsoft licenses everybody (who matters) wins.
Prescription Handguns For the Elderly and Disabled
The only purpose for a gun is to kill something.
But it's your country and so 14,000 people shot dead a year can safely be discounted so your right to bare arms is protected.
Ethical Killing Machines
Isn't anybody going to produce a quote from Asimov?
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