23-Year-Old Chess Grandmaster Whips Bill Gates In 71 Seconds
Oh, come on. That is such an old cliche. I mean, it's taken them 30 years, but Windows, now, doesn't crash for at LEAST 2 minutes...the time it takes to boot.
KDE Releases KDevelop 4.6
Obviously, these KDE people want to blow stuff up.
Rigging Up Baby
How do you suppose your vegital desires will show up in the data?
Seeking Fifth Amendment Defenders
You can also look at Martha Stewart. She wasn't under oath; lied to an officer about something that wasn't a crime and was sent to prison.
Has Supercomputing Hit a Brick Wall?
I'm not sure if you're in the wrong thread or not...
Mayan Pyramid In Belize Leveled By Construction Crew
Anthropologist Spends Three Years Living With Hackers
You have to pay extra for that kind of thing.
Facebook Joins Linaro Linux-on-ARM Effort
Ah...I still have fond memories of my C=128
Texas Schools Using Electronic Chips To Track Students; Parents In Uproar
I'm not sure I like Jimmy.
Black Hole's "Point of No Return" Found
What in the name of everything you hold holy were you thinking when posting this?
I think you meant to say:
What in 'http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/10/the-name-of-everything-you-hold-holy-were-you-thinking/the name of everything you hold holy' were you thinking when posting this?
Post Mortem of GunnAllen IT Meltdown
Eventually the people in charge are going to realize that any kind of financial institution is basically a database on the internet that holds and exchanges account information. And then they're going to turn ghostly white as they realize all these strangers are touching the equipment that, in a very real sense, IS the bank, er, financial whatever...or worse, those strangers OWN the equipment that IS the financial gobstopper.
And then, at least in finance, outsourcing IT will be seen as a form of insanity.
The Greatest Machine Never Built
See also Philip K Dick's "The Man in the High Castle".
One Third of Telcom Staff More Productive Working From Home
How do you fire your boss?
LSD Can Treat Alcoholism
The racist parts are based on racism.
GE Bets On Holographic Optical Storage
"Stuck also pointed out that InPhase's technology writes data at 20MB/sec compared with Blu-rays data transfer speed of 4.8MB/sec.
"If they [GE] really do have a 500GB disk, I come up with 100,000 seconds to fill a disc. There's 86,400 seconds in a day. You do the math,"
Hmm... 500,000MB / 20MB/sec = 25,000 sec. =~7 hours
A Linux Distro From the US Department of Defense
Dude. That's what housekeeping is for...
New Process Allows Fuel Cells To Run On Coal
Whatever happened to just carbon fuel cells?
from 2005: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn7891-coalpowered-fuel-cell-aims-for-efficiency.html
and some unknown date: https://www.llnl.gov/str/June01/Cooper.html
Boeing's Enormous Navy Laser Cannon
Hey! And the Navy is working on those, too.
Do Gadgets Degrade Our Common Sense?
I'd like to combine your post with an interesting quote from the parent, thusly:
Yes, I've traveled to Asia and even had sex with shemales there..
The more things change, the more they stay the same.