World's First Cycle Trip To the South Pole Achieved
Daniel Burton will probably be the first person to do it on 2 wheels, he should complete this by the end of this next month.
Court Upholds Ruling On Dish Network's 'Hopper'
If you cannot innovate litigate. If you can't litigate legislate. Seems like this is the business model of business involved in the entertainment industry.
Ask Slashdot: Should We Have the Option of Treating Google Like a Utility?
A quick search gives an estimate of 400 million to a billion users a month. Lets be conservative and say only 100 million users/month. Times that by 20 and you get 2 billion. That is a lot more than what Google makes in a month. Certainly more than what they make by simply selling data from their users. I would think maybe $1/month should be enough, maybe $2/month to make it worth their while to setup and such. I think $2 is much more than what they make every month.
Another Call For Abolishing Patents, This One From the St. Louis Fed
I would agree that the patent system in the US is severely handicapped. But abolishing it entirely would severely handicap drug development.
It takes years of testing to get a drug approved by the FDA, and that costs big big money to do. You get the drug approved by the FDA and then a chemist comes and makes the exact same thing, and your years of investment into research and development and clinical trials of that drug are going to not be paid off. Somebody would essentially walk the path that you made and they would reap the same benefits just simply by copying what you have done.
If I could print 1 replacement organ ...
Because of this I think you know what organ I'd like to print.
Google Scrambles To Restore Google Talk From Outage
If you rely on VOIP for your calls then you would be lucky to have Google Talk for your provider. I run a call center and we use a VOIP service. I have worked with several VOIP providers and they would be lucky if they only went down once a year. I use Vocalocity and they go down once every 3-4 months. 8*8 (8 by 8) goes down probably about half that.
If Google talk has been up for a couple years and if this is their first outage, well then I would say that they are the most reliable.
Discovery Channel Telescope Snaps Inaugural Pictures
So when I read this I was impressed until I read
Why not just say a 16 megapixel camera? Is it just me or is a 16 megapixel camera not impressive.?
A Million-Year Hard Disk
I would suggest Lojban so nobody gets confused what we were trying to say
Worst Companies At Protecting User Privacy: Skype, Verizon, Yahoo
They call it Craple.
Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites
I think there are those that game the system, and there are those that do it right. I have seen several sites that have too many keywords. They have always been against keyword stuffing. Google tries to focus on getting good results that are relevant to the search. Spam is something that is difficult to filter out. The places that do SEO will still get their business on the first page of Google because they will just work inside of Google's new paramaters.
The places that get penalized, for the most part will get back up on Google simply by changing their tactic. Backlinks are always important, and they will probably just build more backlinks.
There is also a good chance that they will get more involved with social media, like facebook or twitter. Some will post youtube videos and optimize them for their business.
There is no way to keep spammers out but hopefully this reduces it.
Sexually Rejected Flies Turn To Booze
This has got to be one of the worst/best puns I have read on /. I commend you for your work.
What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie
My personal favorite is streaming from my own media server..
I think you are right, I'm guessing that streaming means netflix, or something else. I used to do my streaming on ninjavideo, but they went down, and then came back up with a not as good as before service.
Your streaming isn't exactly streaming, the poll probably refers to the first initial source where you obtained the video from. That would be what you should vote for to keep the poll as accurate as possible. not that it is intended to be accurate anyways...
Users Spend More Time On Myspace Than Google+
Google is putting a lot of its weight behind Google plus I know that they are trying to push businesses to do it. I recently had to create a google+ for this website:
Massage Therapy Longview, WA to help with placement. I don't know if google is trynig to get it to be more like linkedin, or what, but they sure are putting a lot of weight behind it.
NinjaVideo.net Founder Gets 14 Months
I'm guessing its not an official replacement, but it looks and feels very similar http://theninjavideo.net/
Actress Sues IMDb For Revealing Her Age
I don't think it is based on Lies just not revealing information. In a normal interview it is illegal to ask an applicant's age. The movie industry is probably different, but I would imagine that asking somebody's age during an audition would also be Illegal.
Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate
err i mean
Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate
Just thought I would add this.
What Pi Sounds Like
Well if we are gonna be writing our congressman about adding Pi day as a holiday we should definitely write about Mole day! 10-23
One Man's Quest To Build True Artificial Life
Somebody has already created DNA from scratch and placed it into a cell. So they are pretty close to doing this already.
China Censors 60,000 Porn Sites, 5,000 Arrested
I hope i'm not the only one that laughed when I found out a guy named Wang is in charge of censoring Porn
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