Google Quadruples A.M. Turing Award To $1M
Leslie Lambert??? Is this some kind of joke?
“Editor: A person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.”
- Elbert Hubbard
China Pirates Austrian Village
So, it is a duplicate of a story about a duplicate of a village?
Yeah. Next on Slashdot: "Slashdot pirates itself!"
Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles
It's probably safe to assume that seeing as Romeo spent the wedding night with Juliet (who was fully expecting to lose her virginity that night), they did have sex.
In any case, we know that Juliet's mother had sex before her 14th birthday, because at one point she tells Juliet (something to the effect of): at your age I was already married and a mother.
Apple Bans RSS Reader Due To Bad Word In Feed Link
Publish all your contents under a license that says "you are not allowed to read/view/listen to this for purposes of reviewing or censorship", then sue their ass off when they do censor it. That would put the DMCA to good use, for once.
Power In Scotland From Tides and Whiskey
The trick with these calculations is is that they're on average. Yes, during the day the plant will probably not be able to supply them all. But you should look at it this way: The plant generates x terajoules per year, and 9000 homes use x terajoules per year. In reality, sometimes the plant will only feed 1000 homes, sometimes it'll feed 18000 homes.
Counting only the average is a recipe for disaster. You have to build your plant to deal with the maximum, not the average. Or you have to come up with a way to store massive amounts of electricity.
Can We Create Fun Games Automatically?
Fun is learning â" fun games are those which are easy to learn, but hard to master, with a long and smooth learning curve.
That's true, and it's why Go is the most fun of all games.
Musicians Protest Use Of Songs By US Jailers
If that's "war, sweetheart" that can we dispense with the Geneva Conventions altogether?
Isn't that what we are doing already?
Replacing Metal Detectors With Brain Scans
by reading body temperature, heart rate and respiration
So now you can get locked up in Guantanamo for 10 years without a trial because you had the flu when you tried to board a plane?
AP Suspends DoD Over Altered US Army Photo
Are they really calling a US flag "actual content"?
Should You Get Paid While Your Computer Boots?
Hell yes, leave the computer on overnight. If your employer is requiring you to switch it off at night and on in the morning, then it's obviously part of your job and you can demand to get paid for it.
And if they have automatic shutdown, why in hell don't they have automatic boot up? Modern hardware has been able to do that for decades.