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!!!"
about a month and a half ago
top Doomsday Clock Remains at Five Minutes to Midnight
Where is this Doomsday clock? It certainly can't be Europe or America, because otherwise it'd be at 5 minutes to 11 due to daylight savings.
top Court Rules Against Online Anonymity
Oh, the irony!
top Court Rules Against Online Anonymity
Does this mean that people leaving positive feedback should also be unmasked?
Seriously, I completely avoid any service that has all 4/5 and 5/5 stars because in real life at least one person would find fault with it.
top Web Surfing Improves Motor Skills
Can you not further improve your motor skills through repeated Skyrim playing (or moving onto more demanding games), or is there simply a limit on how much you can do now?
top Massive Android Mobile Botnet Hijacking SMS Data
I can't find any information about where this was downloaded from. It's not on the Play Store (or at least, not anymore), so where were people downloading it from?
top Amazon Reveals "Prime Air", Their Plans For 30-minute Deliveries By Drone
Mount a camera on the drone and let me watch my package flying over the landscape via the "Track my package" option.
top India's Mars Mission Back On Track After Brief Hiccup
The cause of the delay was due to the fact that the operators were diverted to a call centre operator in Mumbai who simply read off a script and provided no actual help.
top Anonymous Clashes With D.C. Police During Million Mask March
The whole reason for a protest is to go to jail.
What the fuck are you talking about? You only go to jail for protesting for two reasons:
1. Your protest is illegal, perhaps because your country bans protests, or you're intentionally trying to incite a riot.
2. You decided to be a dick and smash stuff up instead of just marching peacefully.
I think you've confused protest with coup.
top Syria Completes Destruction of Chemical Weapon Producing Equipment
Syria: As you can see, we've gotten rid off all the chemical weapons.
UN: Great stuff, and I see you've redecorated this building too. Syria: Yes, we decided the old place could do with a lick of paint or two. UN: That curtain's new... Syria: Oh erm, we had someone come do some Feng shui to allow the Chi to flow better...
top Can Nintendo Survive Gaming's Brave New World?
Let's pretend for a moment that Nintendo was to make a Mario game for iOS. Would it be in full 3D like Mario 64, or a classic platformer like Super Mario 3?
Neither, it'd be an endless runner where you simply tap the screen to jump on Goombas and over gaps, because touch screens lack the control for anything more sophisticated.
Sure, there are games on the App Store that are fully fledged platformers, but are they any good? No, because (in my experience) your hands are covering 80% of the screen making it impossible to see what's actually going on.
If this is the future of gaming, you can count me out.
top NSA Monitored Calls of 35 World Leaders
Makes you wonder which country is the real threat in this world.
top UK Police Seize 3D-Printed 'Gun Parts,' Which Are Actually Spare Printer Parts
So what they're saying is that we can use replacement printer parts to make guns?
top Facebook Isn't Accepting New Posts, Likes, Comments...
Looks like Slashdot's been hacked.
top British Police Foil Alleged Mall Massacre Copycat Plot
I suspect they would have a lot less problem with terrorists and ne'er-do-wells.
Nope, there'd simply be a lot more people getting shot.
top Ars Technica Reviews iOS 7
Blocking on a number is pretty pointless, unless you actually want to block a specific person. If you're wanting to block a spam SMS message, then you'll be out of luck since they're sent from throw away numbers (well, at least in the UK they are).
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