Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?
I had the same issue with the movie. However one of the people I saw the movie with claims that the parachute ropes (and the people hanging onto them) were slowly rotating around the station. If there were some centrifugal stuff going on, then the scene would make sense.
OS X Mountain Lion Review
Unfortunately the retina MBPs aren't straight upgrades from the non-retina ones. If you get one with a retina display you lose a few things.
I believe the retina macs also don't let you add more RAM or upgrade/replace your HDD/SSD
Budget 27" IPS Displays From Korea Are For Real
"I can send an IP packet to Europe faster than I can send a pixel to the screen. How f’d up is that?"
Putting the Raspberry Pi Into Orbit
I don't think they even took preorders. I ordered mine a day or two after it went up on sale and I've had it for a few weeks
VMware Confirms Source Code Leak
If you have the source, it's not very hard to create your own binaries
Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)
This is just a delayed April Fools' Day thing, right?
Bill Introduced To Ban Sale of MA15+ Games To Anyone Under 18 in SA
Importing classified material? What games are you playing?!?
Diablo 3 To Be Released On May 15th
D3's skill system is a lot simpler than D2's.
Can $60 Games Survive?
The full version of Mass Effect 3 costs $80 here in the United States, although other games are less of a rip-off
Arizona Ponders FCC Decency Standards For the Classroom
IIRC the FCC doesn't care about didactic nudity. I think a TV station did a "How to do a breast cancer self-examination" segment (which involved broadcasting breasts) and the FCC was fine with it.
XBMC Running On Raspberry Pi
Don't forget the "phone" part of the iPhone :p
Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA
There's a few places where they've done train station security, but saying that they're pulling over cars sounds a little FUD-y
See the Tesla S at the Detroit International Auto Show (Video)
I think the point of that might be some day you could just go to a gas station (or gas station equivalent) and swap out your dead battery for a full one, which would let you drive significant distances without needing to stop and charge overnight.
Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music
At least some of their servers are in the U.S. That doesn't make what's happening OK, but it makes it *slightly* less outrageous
How Stephen Hawking Has Defied the Odds For 50 Years
I don't know the details of how TRICARE works, but shouldn't that cover her?
Ham Radio Licenses Top 700,000, An All-Time High
Correct if I'm wrong, but the FCC only licenses Americans, not the whole world. The United State's population growth is a lot less than the rest of the world's (Something like 4%-5% over that same time period, instead of the 7.69% you came up with).
Android Source Code Gone For Good?
Sure, it would be nice for them to release the source code sooner rather than later, but it's a big leap from wanting more frequent/faster releases to saying that the AOSP is dead like the article title is implying.
Android Source Code Gone For Good?
Why should they release the source for an OS that isn't even out in the wild yet? They've already said that the source will be released once the Galaxy Nexus is in stores (probably so that the Nexus is actually the first phone running 4.0. I'm there will be plenty of custom ROMs for other phones/tablets within days of the ICS source being released)
Diablo III Beta Begins
Check out the skill calculator in the summary. There's a lot of different possibilities (Unless I screwed my math up, something like 170,000,000 combinations of skills/runes JUST for the barbarian class. The other classes look about the same give or take a few million combos). Obviously some combinations will be better than others, and even the "best" build will be pretty situational for a given class depending on what you're doing and your playstyle. Personally, I like how they're allowing some more flexibility with abilities by getting rid of skill trees and allowing you to change what skills you have relatively painlessly. When I played Diablo II, I spent a bunch of time leveling a druid, only to realize after I'd played for dozens of hours that my I had allocated my skill points stupidly, and there wasn't anything I could do about it other than make a new character or deal with it.
Mobile Carriers Impose Handicaps On Smartphones
Sprint for example includes some spyware-y stuff called "CarrierIQ" in all of their phones. It uses battery to log and phone home what you're doing on your phone
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