New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends
We’ll never know, none of the 7 google latitude users ever got within 20 miles from each others.
Steam's Most Popular Games
I’ve bought 4 cards to complete a badge (for ~10c each), but made a point to only use steam wallet money earned by selling other cards.
I wouldn’t spend actual money on it.
Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients
I use meta-placebo effect instead of medicines.
I know that the placebo effect exists and is effective, so believing something can heal me will indeed heal me.
Therefore, I juste have to believe that just believing that believing will heal me will heal me, and it heals me.
NYU Group Says Its Scheme Makes Cracking Individual Passwords Impossible
To be useful, the system still needs to be able to tell whether a single user password is correct (and needs to do so reasonably efficiently). So if someone has a 6 character password (which is dumb) you can just try all possible passwords (there isn't that many possible 6 realistic character passwords). Either lots of them work (which would a problem) or you found the password.
No, as I understand it from the article, you can't tell if a single user password is correct, because you don't have a measure for "correct"-- all that you check whether that password points to the same place (in a multidimensional phase space) that other passwords project to. (It does seems to only work is you can assuming that all, or at least "most," of the other passwords people enter are correct).
So... how do you know if a user can log in? You have to wait until a bunch of users want to log in simultaneously?
How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
Seed a torrent of it as an encrypted file named "porn.zip" or similar. You'll have it backed up on the cloud for free in no time and available for all of eternity.
Meet the Developers Who Want To Build the Next Snapchat
If your tech idea is "Be the next [whatever]", it is not a good idea.
Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
Using an IDE doesn’t make you a bad programmer, but being unable to program without it shows that you’re not a really good one.
If I must make a bad analogy, I’d say it’s like using a cookbook: using one doesn’t make you bad at cooking. But a good cook is able to cook without one.
With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?
Sorry can't be a hipster.. too damn old. I've been a Mac guy since errr.. like 20 years ago now.
So, you’ve been a hipster since before it was cool?
Facebook Mocks 'Infection' Study, Predicts Princeton's Demise
That's what happens you become a data scientist. They invent numbers out of thin air.
They won’t do that for long when there will be no air left.
Pentago Is a First-Player Win
If Matthew Broderick had played pentago, the computer would have concluded the first country launching a nuclear missile always wins the war.
Il came close
New Oculus Rift Prototype Features Head Tracking, Reduced Motion Blur, HD AMOLED Display
It’s not the definitive product, but you can try it if you want.
What Sci-Fi Movies Teach Us About Project Management Skills
T2 is an action movie with a bit of sci-fi. Terminator is a sci-fi movie with action bits.
Give Your Child the Gift of an Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Having a low chance of contracting Parkinson doesn't mean you don't have a high chance of contracting one of the hundreds of debilitating or lethal diseases out there. You could also die before retirement from thousands of other causes.
Why are you still on /. instead of packing that suitcase now?
Scientology's Fraud Conviction Upheld In France
The worst thing is that the scientology mytho isn't even his best work.
He wrote some interesting science fiction, but the Xenu story isn't really SF. It's bad fantasy.
Crowdfunding Platform For Drupal Development Launches
"building a site usually leads to customers screaming and the site failing under high traffic loads"
Swedish Machine Turns Sweat Into Drinking Water
Are you fucking kidding me? Somebody develops a stillsuit and you think of Waterworld? This site isn't what it used to be.
Where are my mod points when I need them?
NSA Backdoors In Open Source and Open Standards: What Are the Odds?
World of Warcraft Film Shooting Begins Early 2014
If you follow the "source" link to http://www.slashfilm.com/legendary-plans-first-quarter-2014-shoot-for-warcraft/ , it appears the movie (temporary) title would just be "Warcraft".
It seems the guys at mmopage don't know their video games. What a shame.
Trisquel 6.0 'Toutatis' Is Now Available
Steam doesn't work on mint debian. It requires glibc 2.15, and lmde only has glibc 2.13.
It's always possible to install a more recetn version, but it's easier to just use a more up-to-date distrib.
Drupal's Creator Aims For World Domination
I don't know how Joomla has evolved since I last used it several years ago (just after the introduction of joomla 1.5), but its flaws were blockers for me.
It had almost no extensibility (new features had to be written almost like external applications, integrability with the core of the cms was minimal), no adaptability (you couldn't add a field to a content form without modifying half a dozen files, and there were no way to have different content types. Also you couldn't change the site structure: you had to hav all your content under a 2-levels hierarchy of sections and category), and no inter-operability between extensions (an extension like jacl, which brought almost-decent acl capabilities to joomla, was unable to work with community manager, a widely used extension that implemented the concept of use groups).
And it used an MVC object structure that looked like the software architect had no idea of the goal of an mvc structure, but had read in a blog that mvc is good.
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