top AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise
top iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters
I was an iPhone fan when they first came out. I remember standing in the phone shops, looking at the Android phones running the laggy Gingerbread and wondering why anyone would want to buy a POS like that.
Then I ran into antenna-gate while I was trying to get a job. Eventually I told callers that I had an iPhone so if the call ended suddenly it was because of that, and not because I'd just hung up on them. As soon as my contract was up I moved to Android.
I'm sure it's fast and simple to use, but ultimately it's a phone. And if I can't make calls on it, then it's going in the bin.
top Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads
Some of your generics are American based, and I ended up having to stop my Hoovering to Google what they are.
top Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion
I was in Cuba earlier this year. They seem to be doing OK for themselves.
Sure, there are towns outside of Havana and Trinidad where there isn't a lot to do, but I didn't see any real evidence of extreme poverty.
As far as I could see, the only thing the embargo is doing is preventing (most) Americans from visiting the place.
top Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio
Religion has no place in schools. How many times have you seen scientists starting wars over theories and results?
"1 + 1 equals 3!"
"Only for larger values of 1, you heathen!"
top A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship
The summary links to an article which has a link in it to the map which doesn't load.
It's probably been censored by your ISP
top Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners
What's the obsession with metal frames? Message boards are filled with hipsters ranting about how cheap a plastic frame looks.
Whenever I get a new phone, the first thing I do is wrap it in a plastic protector to protect the body.
top Animal Behaviour Specialists Map Out the Social Networks of Cows
Cows have best friends.
about a month and a half ago
top KDE Releases Plasma 5
I see Apple's flat style is continuing to be copied^H^H^H used as inspiration for UI developers.
top Linux Mint 17 KDE Released
I only just installed Kubuntu 14.04 over the weekend. Can't be arsed to go through all that again.
top Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data
I still don't think teleporting would leave the soul intact. To the observer, the result may act and behave in the same way before the teleportation took place, but I wonder if it would be the same person?
top German Authorities Lack Evidence To Prosecute Anyone For NSA Spying
I would advise Germany to mind its own business
I don't think it needs to, the NSA is minding Germany's business for them.
top Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?
Each mission member will get only eight minutes of shower time
So? Just pick 6 other people from the mission and shower with them. Viola, 8 minute shower every day.
Plus, you'll always have someone to scrub your back.
top Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials
"10 gunshot and stabbing victims will take part in the trials"
Jesus, I can already picture a scientist charging around a shopping mall with a revolver and a switch-blade yelling "For science!"
top Why Did New Zealand's Moas Go Extinct?
after which the species was no moa.
top Youtube and Facebook May Be Banned In Turkey, Again
The bird took its name from the country.
top First Look At the Animals of the New Hebrides Trench
I really don't understand how anything survives down there. The amount of pressure must be immense.
top Doctors Say New Pain Pill Is "Genuinely Frightening"
Of course a pain pill is going to frighten people, who the hell is going to take something that causes them discomfort?
(It's worth noting that I may have only read the title of this article)
top Facebook Puts 10,000 Blu-ray Discs In Low-Power Storage System
It designed the system to store data that hardly ever needs to be accessed
So that will be several million inactive profiles. I hope they've made their solution scalable, pretty soon they'll be storing 75% of their current profiles on those discs.
top Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please
A night flight. The plane is quiet.
"Yeah, I couldn't sleep... No, they've fed us.... HA HA HA HA HA!!! Yeah, that's right! HA HA HA HA HA!!! I know what you mean and there's that.... HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Do you remember that?... HA HA HA HA HA!!!"
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