Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets
You've just stumbled on one of google's business models: there are millions of new ideas every day, those turn into many thousands of startups, majority of those think that google advertising is the way to get the word out... each of them spends a few hundred dollars (at best...at worst, some of them spend many thousands of dollars) on Google... and shortly afterwards they go out of business. And this repeats every day.
The winner in all this? Google. Heck, they don't even have to care about repeat customers to make moneh every day.
Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists
why information should collapse to a single state inside of a black hole?
Information does not want to be free, after all?
Google Forks OpenSSL, Announces BoringSSL
Yes, it's hard to get excited about BoringSSL.
MIT Used Lobbying, Influence To Restore Nuclear Fusion Dream
was wondering the same thing... perhaps spiking up for major experiments/phases?
New Car Can Lean Into Curves, Literally
And I was under impression that toyota's KDSS did this too...
An Engineer's Eureka Moment With a GM Flaw
they're required by law to be heartless bastards---if the CEO says "oh, well, we'll be good to humanity, even if it costs our shareholders $X a year"... that CEO would be instantly replaced by someone who puts profits ahead of morals---as the law requires him to.
College Grads Create Fake Tesla Commercial That Elon Musk Loves
Would you still not skip it when you've see it 37 times?
(or say 2nd or 3rd time in the previous 10 minutes while say browsing a news site, and it plays for 30 seconds before the video you're trying to watch...?)
Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?
added. thank you :-)
Forests Around Chernobyl Aren't Decaying Properly
Isn't decomposition a relatively recent phenomenon in geologic time? Coal deposits wouldn't exist if all those ancient forests just decomposed...
Snowden A Hero? Gates Says No, Woz Says Yes
wow, I didn't even realize folks do this... for what purpose?
Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?
My list (that's the command I run on all boxes I have). I think it has just about everything an average poweruser/developer would want.
apt-get install vim-gnome ssl-cert apache2 php5 postgresql php5-pgsql default-jdk libclass-dbi-perl libdbd-pg-perl libapache2-mod-perl2 libdate-manip-perl octave nmap irssi uptimed rsync subversion cvs build-essential mysql-server mysql-client php5-mysql virtualbox wine texlive-full openssh-server screen openssh-client ntp jhead imagemagick k3b libk3b6-extracodecs mplayer dict dictd dict-foldoc dict-gcide dict-devil dict-jargon dict-wn htop audacious audacious-plugins cmatrix r-base rKward ecryptfs-utils libimage-exiftool-perl finger ant git eclipse javahelper transcode libav-tools ucspi-tcp-ipv6 chromium-browser maven2 mercurial meld lame gnome-disk-utility ffmpeg sshfs dos2unix opencl-headers handbrake-gtk libapache2-mod-gnutls ia32-libs
AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer
No it isn't. http://news.slashdot.org/story...
Soviet Union Spent $1 Billion On "Psychotronic" Arms Race With the US
Well... while we may redicule the notion, perhaps... some of the things they did marginally worked? (e.g. is it 100% bullshit or 99.999% bullshit?, and what exactly could that 0.001% be?)
Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You
Bumper to bumper increases road utility quite a bit... as well as fuel efficiency. This could have a HUGE impact on some areas of the country. Imagine existing 2 lane highways capable of carrying 6-10x as many cars, at perhaps 1.5x the current speed. That's quite a bit of savings in road construction and maintenance, etc.
Longtime Linux Advocate Don Marti Tells Why Targeted Ads are Bad (Video 1 of 2)
I think you missed the (early) Google business model. Ads shouldn't be annoying. They should be something that actually helps folks find what they're looking for. If ads show folks stuff that they're not looking for, then folks are perfectly morally right in shutting out those ads---screw the advertisers with their large bandwidth bills and starving families. I have no sympathy for corps that are intentionally trying to waste my time.
I've yet to see anyone complain about non-intrusive sometimes helpful ads (e.g. google adwords that show up when you search for something in google.com). Most ads aren't like that.
Charge Your Mobile Device With Fire
Hmm... an array of BioLites... & Tesla car... sticks & twigs propulsion!
Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Wasteful Bitcoin Mining Botnet
if no user B ever shoes up to take those dollars from you in exchange of wares,
The issue with deflation is that YOU wouldn't give away dollars in exchange for wares. If you know your dollars will be worth more in the future, there's no reason not to sit on them and do nothing. (e.g. why invest and take risks when your dollars [err...bitcoins] are worth more every day without you doing anything!?).
USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document
I'd like to think (perhaps that's not reality) that the nuke shouldn't go off no matter what---unless it was propery activated. E.g. dropping bomb out of an airplane, burning in jet fuel, putting the thing into an incinerator, or have folks go at it with blow torches until they get tired... shouldn't cause anything other than a conventional explosion---not a nuclear one. Perhaps that's too much to wish for, but I'd imagine temper proof circuitry that controls the timings of conventional explosives can enable that sort of behavior for the whole device.
First Bay Trail Windows 8.1 Convertible To Start At $349
Am I the only one who is sick of those right-shift-key-right-next-to-up-arrow keyboards?
UK Mobile ISP Blocks VPN, Citing Access To Porn
Anyone who can gets themselves elected [to public office] should not be allowed to do the job! ---paraphrasing HHGG.
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