Startup Out of MIT Promises Digital Afterlife — Just Hand Over Your Data
It is a front to the NSA.
World's First Cycle Trip To the South Pole Achieved
In other news, Daniel Burton, a former Word Perfect and Novell software engineer, is currently attempting the first bike ride (two wheels) to the South Pole. You can follow Daniel with live blog updates at http://epicsouthpole.blogspot.com/
Daniel has quite a story switching from programmer to cycling enthusiast http://www.ksl.com/?sid=25470585
Cell Phones For Science: BOINC Now Available For Android
I have been using the Android port NativeBOINC for quite a while now. Just recently they even added support to my favorite program, Einstein@Home.
A Radical Plan For Saving Microsoft's Surface RT
From the very start price was the biggest failing point for the Surface. They were crazy to price it at $499 WITHOUT their key marketing point...the keyboard case.
Collision Between Water and Energy Is Underway, and Worsening
I live close to the new NSA data center in Bluffdale, Utah. Currently we are under a drought with widespread municipal water restrictions, yet the NSA surveillance center requires 1.7M gallons of water daily to operate.
Developers May Be Getting 50% of Their Documentation From Stack Overflow
As a younger developer (~5 years) I often wonder what it was like to be in the industry 25 years ago, before the web is what it is today. Documentation is ALL online. I only read software books for academics or to learn something new. In order to get the job done, there is no substitute to google and/or sites like stack overflow.