top Australia Is On So Much Fire, You Can See It From Orbit
That picture is composed of images taken in april and october of 2012. It has absolutely no relation to the fires currently going on.
top How Google Glass Is Evolving As It Heads For Release To Developers
What about making a simple variometer that gives of a tone depending on the rate of descent?
I guess something crude can be made with a simple atmospheric pressure sensor, and an AVR.
top Xen-Based Secure OS Qubes Hits 1.0
Isn't that like saying: "Your application shouldn't break because a windowing system isn't available, but instead fall back to curses"?
Sometimes, IMHO, it's just not worth it to have a non-js enabled fallback.
about a year and a half ago
top Lost Russian Mars Probe Phones Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI - This is what they received
(Mental note - remember to preview before posting!
top Lost Russian Mars Probe Phones Home
Thisiswhattheyreceived is what they heard...
top Bitcoin Used For the Narcotics Trade
I'm all for looking at decriminalizing drug use, but wikipedia seems to disagree with you.
top Mozilla Rejects WebP Image Format, Google Adds It
But is'nt that just a matter of time? Network throughput will most like increase much faster than size of jpegs(due to higher resolution displays), so give it 10 years and it doesn't really matter much whether you use jpeg or png speedwise.
top Blizzard Sues Private Server Company, Awarded $88M
Yes, they were using actual WoW data files, including player and enemy models, sound effects and all that. That is clearly infringing on copyrighted material.
If the server host had bought a copy of the game for each server, where is the copyright infringement? I know that there might be some EULA problems, if you live a place where those won't be laughed out of court, but I have a hard time seeing what is so bad here if the copy of the data files on the server is not pirated.
top Dell Says 90% of Recorded Business Data Is Never Read
I just answer the phone, asks them to hang on for a second, and then just deposit the phone somewhere silent, like my bedroom, and wait for them to hang up. My current record is 7 minutes and 49 seconds.
This makes it as expensive for them to call me as possible with me just spending 5 seconds of my time.
top Fermilab Experiment Hints At Multiple Higgs Particles
Unfortunately, as Iran, Afghanistan and North Korea have demonstrated, they ARE stupid enough, and really don't care if they die for Allah or Kim or whoever.
Clearly I missed the news report of Iran, Afghanistan or Democratic People's Republic of Korea launching nukes at anyone?
top Matter-Antimatter Bias Seen In Fermilab Collisions
Well - if c gets speeds up instead of slowing down, that would put a stop to that idea.
top Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking
Yes, lets have a law that bans banning!
top Facebook's HipHop Also a PHP Webserver
Only vaginae support inheritance?
top HDD Manufacturers Moving To 4096-Byte Sectors
Even popular games that are shipping now do not run under it: that tells me it's obsolete.
I would guess that is only because DirectX 10 is not supported on XP - and the reason, I believe, is because MS wanted to force gamers to Vista(It was kind of problematic that people that were first movers did not really move to Vista)
top Not Enough Women In Computing, Or Too Many Men?
Few garbagemen comes up with a great idea(Google, Skype, Facebook whatever) and become really rich men. So it's not really a valid comparisation just to compare the income of an average garbageman and an average programmer. You need add the Bill Gates', Janus Friis' and Larry Page's of the world when you calculate average programmer pay!
top Police Arrest Man For Refusing To Tweet
So you think it should be perfectly legal to run into a crowd and scream "BOMB!!! HE HAS A BOMB!!!!" While you start running away with your arms flailing?
Not that THAT was the case here, but there ARE limits to "freedom of speech". You CAN say what ever you want but if what you so directly endangers the lives of others I sure hope you will be arrested.
top Google Releases Source To Chromium OS
Go out and take a walk and ask people if they miss having a real PC. I bet they do. If they don't now, they will when the capacity for your servers approaches 80%, and then management will be unwilling to invest in more infrastructure.
So your argument is that if you implement thin clients incorrectly, it won't work?
I'm not really for or against them, but lets at least get some better arguments against them than this.
top Pirate Bay Shuts Down Tracker, Switches To Distributed Hash Table
Doesn't trackerless torrents cut down significantly on the traffic in the tracker/bootnode end of things? So it gets even cheaper to distribute big amounts of non-infringing data?
So what is the downside for someone like Canonical to start using trackerless torrents for ubuntu? As far as I can see they would save on tracker traffic.
top HTML 5 As a Viable Alternative To Flash?
Why do IE lag behind? Html5 is a PROPOSED standard. Wasn't the original problem that everyone took proposed standards and started to implement them before they were finished?
top Microsoft Launches Free Web Software Eco-System
...when they will think nothing of installing over a gig of .net framework to start playing with C#
Lets let Microsoft spread the FUD please - My installation of
.Net takes up pretty much the same amount of space as Java does, around 160MB.
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