No, You Can't Seize Country TLDs, US Court Rules
And Mauritius lost its gov.mu! Now they are using govmu.org!
Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming
I think you don't understand what Linux is (I may be wrong) and what GNU/Linux is (I felt so when you mentionned about the more unified Linux standard).
The problem is many opensource coder haven't been given much incentive to polish UI and video performance issues regarding GL and games.
The aspect most Opensource developpers seems to be running after since all the time is... security, processing performance and new features!
Just my 2 cents.
Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training
quakelive kind of ctf? 2 runs after the flags, the rest guards the base, keep running keep running keep running never stop.
DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China
I guess it is only a fake sense of security that the government gets by saying "hey i am banning this" when the rest of the nation will just be able to use proxies/vpns to get out.
In a way, maybe China likes to give its population a crappy latency. :D They just wanted to be a dick.
DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China
How do new programmers and new sysadmins survive in china? I suppoose they have to rote learn all their reference books.
In France, a Second Patient Receives Permanent Artificial Heart
After all humans got their tech heart, Mankind became extinct ... After an EMP hit earth.
John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter
There's no better FPS than Quake you mere mortal!
Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager
I hope whatever its coming up with allows disk partition creation based on partition form kickstart scripts itself.
DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins
Why the heck would someone decompile an opensource software to know what it is doing so as to write that software again? That must be a guy who doesn't have anything to do, since he could just have read the source code and figured a different way of doing it.
Carmack On Mobile VR Development
Doom/Quake moron :)
Is There a Creativity Deficit In Science?
Ofcourse there is LACK OF CREATIVITY in traditional sciences.
:) Computer Science mixed with traditional science is where the creativity lies.
ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science
ACM : an entity that lives in a dream that it represents any authority or exerts any respects in its field :s, no one gives a F.
Women and Men :s people should learn to stop using that card :s, come on, if you sucked at CS or if there are not enough women around in CS, it probably is because the women were interested in doing something else, now stop trying to find excuses and get on with your life.
If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?
Maybe because when one think of Java, one automatically thinks of a heavy framework and bad user experience. That is the general feeling about anything associated with java.
The Technologies Changing What It Means To Be a Programmer
Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space
Hmm i wonder if they could use multiple autonomous solar powerred drones to give much finer details.
Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM
ACM never helped me learn anything when i started.
ACM's article usually asked for fees to access their documents/papers.
Thanks to the above two, i had always in my head tagged ACM and ieee as associations of people who are not really interesting in perfectioning the art, but rather making money out of it. So yes, i viewed them both as dangers to the art of computing.
Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)
Using erlang i always end up solving my stuffs recursively,i love the language :D. Way to go Erlang :p.
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
Terrorism seems to be the new white card for power abuse.
I wonder how tourists would feel about visiting the US now when they can easily be labelled as a terrorist for no reasons at all.
Researchers Test Developer Biometrics To Predict Buggy Code
lol what the f*ck!
I quote from the Microsoft research paper:
"In this paper, we investigate a novel approach to classify the difficulty of code comprehension tasks using data from psycho-physiological sensors. We present the results of a study we conducted with 15 professional programmers to see how well an eye-tracker, an electrodermal activity sensor, and an electroencephalography sensor could be used to predict whether developers would find a task to be difficult."
15 developers is enough to reach a conclusion???
Note that the paper is about investigating the difficulty of code comprehension, not how bug are introduced, while it may be indirectly linked, it is not for a fact linked, it is just an assumption, there's no such direct relationship.
Also each developers codes differently and requires different working conditions, and feels different emotions while coding, how the heck can they assume that EEG results will show any similarity?
This is a bullshit research wasting time and money. Probably some kind of marketing feat that will be used to claim Microsoft no longer makes bugs in its code or just some sort of conspiracy to turn programmers into zombies hooked to machines.
Lol blame the programmer for the bug when bugs occurs for a lot more reasons than just one human doing the coding, building a program is more than just about a programmer.
Anyways, it is a research paper :p, everyone should bow down and say "amen you are right" :s. Stupidities
New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes
Extremely great news. Happy for many of my closed ones, i hope that this could lead to a potential solution to fix type 2 diabetes, i have a lot of familly members having this, despite regulating food intake and doing regular exercise. I just hope pharmaceuticals companies do not manipulate things to create a drug that one should be dependant on forever but instead create a one X number of dose fix it all thing :).
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