Tor Developer Detained At US Border, Pressed On Wikileaks
So the name on the desk changed. The calamitous policies, the wars, the complete disregard for human rights continue.
Chevy Volt Not Green Enough For California
Having ridden a bus in the US, I don't blame them.
Chevy Volt Not Green Enough For California
HOVs are a political tool. Studies indicate they increase congestion even more by reducing the number of lanes available for most drivers and doing little or nothing to change carpooling habits.
iPhone 4's "Retina Display" Claims Challenged
Finally, someone gets it.
Honestly, as an ex-graphic designer, I realize what a big deal the iPhone 4 is. People ought to be popping out champagne corks now that Apple has ushered in an era of LCDs that have the same resolution as print materials.
Official Kanji Count Increasing Due To Electronics
The Joyo list is pretty irrelevant anyway, used maybe as a guide for high school textbooks and not much else. Most of the new characters they're adding are very common, and everyone knows them already. Actual literacy in Japanese requires more like 3,000-4,000 characters, which everyone just picks up through reading and daily life regardless of what the government's official list says.
And as you probably know, for those learning Japanese or Chinese as a second language, characters start getting a lot easier once you know a thousand of them or so.
Apple Announces iPhone 4
I think he qualifies as a nerd rather than a geek.
Quantifying, and Dealing With, the Deepwater Spill
Oh, "only" economic liability. Whew.
Cutting Through the 4G Hype
Here in Japan, nationwide 4G is expected to be out by 2012. Docomo has already successfully street-tested 7Gbps 4G. I believe that's two orders of magnitude faster than Sprint's "4G".
The Hurt Locker Producers Sue First 5,000 File-Sharers
Agreed. Had I paid to see it, I would have asked for my money back. (Does that mean they owe me $150,000 or whatever it is they claim a single copy is worth?)
As a somewhat ironic twist, however, the movie's protagonist regularly buys pirated DVDs. Smells like hypocrisy to me.
Nero Files Antitrust Complaint Against MPEG-LA
Patents weren't even strictly invented to prevent copycat manufacturers. They were invented to make manufacturers publish technical implementation specifications on inventions that were too difficult for a copycat to produce without specifications. The incentive to do so was a limited-time monopoly against copycats and disincentive for competitors to compete until the patents had expired.
So really, any invention that is obvious to re-implement without reading the patent specs should be non-patentable.
London's Mayor Promises London-Wide Wireless For 2012 Olympics
The primary problem with naked people in Britain is that they're usually British people.
Would You Die To Respect a Software License?
"Windows for Battleships"? Well, it is sort of a hit-and-miss operating system.
NASA Finds Cause of Voyager 2 Glitch
NASA technician #1: Voyager 2 is sending a text string to inform us of its status.
(Looks at screen.)
NASA technician #2: Did the reboot work? What does it say?
NASA technician #1: "Keyboard not found. Press F1 to continue."
Firefox Is Lagging Behind, Its Co-Founder Says
It's been covered — do a little googling and you'll find Apple's own reasoning. Basically, they looked at both engines, but Konqueror's code was a lot cleaner and easier to work with than Gecko's, so they went with that.
App Store-Aided Mobile Attacks
My guess: there's a rather popular hate-the-leader bandwagon among certain geeks. You see this on Reddit a lot, where anything critical of the iPhone or iPad gets modded up immediately whether it's insightful or not.
This author is probably part of that bandwagon, desperately trying to stitch together a premise (open app stores are an opportunity for trojans) and an incorrect conclusion (fear the iPhone!) with no logical connection. Why else use App Store like a proper noun in the title, knowing full-well that most people will immediately assume the iPhone/iPad App Store?
Anyone who's owned a Mac a long time and constantly been lectured by their PC-using friends that "Macs are just as susceptible to viruses" even though no one gets viruses on their Macs while PCs are like leper colonies for malware knows this full well.
Matter-Antimatter Bias Seen In Fermilab Collisions
In other news, late-night comedy pundits acknowledge that reality has a slight anti-antimatter bias.
Obama Sends Nuclear Experts To Tackle BP Oil Spill
Peace? You are truly a clueless American. No one else would consider those to be peaceful presidencies.
Eisenhower oversaw the final months of the Korean War and got the US military involved in Vietnam. Still, he was the best of the three.
Reagon participated in El Salvador's violent civil war, got militarily involved in Lebanon, invaded Grenada, pushed Honduras towards war with Nicaragua, bombed Libya, and attacked Iranian oil platforms.
Clinton bombed Iraq (repeatedly), Bosnia, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Serbia.
Of these options, I'd call the place I live ...
Yeah, I live in Nagoya, so I figured "well, with 3.5 million in the metro area, it must count as a metropolis", but honestly, it's not that big compared to Tokyo's 35 million people down the road.
Oil Leak Could Be Stopped With a Nuke
And it's no wonder the big steel dome didn't work. It had "Acme" painted on the sides! Anything clever made by that company is liable to blow up in the user's hands.
Lidar Finds Overgrown Maya Pyramids
But does it have large talons?
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