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As both a printer and a graphic designer, I have to say ---> THIS
There's no such thing as one perfect solution. If you REALLY care, you'll apply multiple solutions. Put it on DVD, then put it on at least one hard drive, then put it into print. If both DVDs and hard drive are ruined then at least you can reproduce the paper documents.
Anonymous To Release Sun, News of the World Emails
A kind word for an eye will leave you blind and your attackers unharmed. Some people just deserve having their asses kicked.
Police Vulture Training Not a Success
Glad to know that if I'm assaulted and left at the very edge of my life in Germany, there will be trained police vultures to come finish me off so they can begin devouring my flesh.
Violent Games Credited With Reducing Crime Levels
They develop violent feelings but they take it all out on their fictional characters. They stop going outside (thousands of years of children spent their days outside because they lacked TV and vidya) so they aren't around other people even if they have all kinds of aggressive hormones flowing to compel them to pick a fight with the next person they see.
Wikileaks Cables Say No Bloodshed Inside Tiananmen Square
They waited until people were located outside the square itself before the slaughter began.
California Assembly Approves Internet Tax
Can anyone recommend a few states where these taxes are unlikely, preferably also a place where I have multiple choices of ISP?
Mac Malware Evolves - No Install Password Required
Mac malware: type in your password* if you want to install a system-wrecker.
Linux malware: type in your other and more important password if you want to install a system-wrecker.
Windows malware: use internet explorer and navigate to mainstream sites with hidden malicious PDFs or java bombs if you want to install a system-wrecker.
*If you're clever enough to not use your admin password on a daily basis then you're probably clever enough to steer clear of most system-wreckers and so this is not referring to you.
Valve's Newell: One-Price-For-Everyone Business Model 'Broken'
Tell people how low your price can possibly go, but have a plan to charge many times that amount. Good players can receive countless discounts, trolls and griefers would be well advised to take their bile elsewhere if they want to continue qualifying for said discounts.
I think insurance companies suck, by the way.
Why the New Guy Can't Code
To put it bluntly, HR is unwilling to do what it takes to acquire and retain the "real" developers. They want some kid who will work for peanuts, not someone who actually has weight and worth in the market. They tried hiring that experienced guy; he ran off to a competitor who offered him a better salary and better benefits. Now they've learned their lesson and they're sticking with the kids whom they know will never receive a competing job offer and cannot command a comfortable salary.
Evolution Battle Brews In Texas
Creationists hate and fear anything different from what they were told to believe. They also breed and vote a lot.
Hotel Tracks Towels With RFID Chips
Cool, when someone assaults you or your family you can take the moral high ground and teach him about how assault is bad mmkay. I'll stick to my implements of self defense and do whatever is necessary to stop the attacker in his tracks.
Hotel Tracks Towels With RFID Chips
Personally what I'm thinking is that people should just bring their own towels - that's what I do because I don't want a flimsy cheap one that's been in a thousand other armpits. The thing is; every business has its obstacles - that's life. I don't want the hotel's armpit wipes but every time something annoys me in a hotel I think of how the towels disappear thousands per month and then I smile.
Hotel Tracks Towels With RFID Chips
It's called fighting fire with fire. If some little punk just walks up to me out of the blue and gives me a smack on the back of the head, getting even is all the rationale I need. If it were someone else I wouldn't jump on a high horse and give him this whiny lecture about how hitting people is wrong even if they hit you first.
Japanese Government Will Censor Fukushima "Illegal Information"
This isn't about people who create a false panic; it's about people who expose deadly wrongdoings. They're not going to stop that 4chan image saying dangerous fallout is raining on California. They ARE going to stop rational discourse over negligence and mismanagement. The government is looking bad in this situation; they want to 'solve' this 'problem' the only way they know how - with force.
Gaming Is the Most Popular Use For Tablets
Step 1: make some affordable accessories to comfortably set up a tablet as if it were a PC monitor; keyboard, speakers, etc.
Step 2: start marketing parts instead of finished products only so it isn't an entire industry of iMacs. Let people build their own.
Step 3: open things up and give people more control over what they do with their devices; if you buy it you get to decide how it's used.
Boom, tablets are the new PCs. Not a replacement, simply an evolution out of the old form. Until all this happens they'll still just be a gimmicky toy that some people happen to spend a lot of time on. Make these things happen and you'll see business tablets as well.
Minecraft To Officially Launch 11/11/11
Personally I think this is just a sign of changing times rather than Notch not knowing what he's doing. In the days of packaged software you had an alpha you tested yourself, a beta your close friends tested, and then a "final" release and that was it. This new style of development involves continually adding features until the developer gets tired of the work; we don't have to press things onto hard media and ship things out to retailers now so there's no more solid cutoff on how long you can continue working.
FCC Requires Data-Roaming Agreements
I've had roaming randomly kick in while I was sitting in front of my PC at home. If I didn't set it so my web access would be shut off whenever this happened, it would have shown up on my bill.
So if I own a phone company, can I just randomly flick switches that say people are roaming and then charge them an arm and a leg if they want to continue using the service they paid for? It used to be that you weren't roaming unless you actually left your service area; just like long distance calls over land lines.
US Students Suffering From Internet Addiction
Their parents' generation is addicted to their cars, while their grandparents' generation is addicted to their newspapers.
Microsoft To FTC: Don't Tell Us How Long To Retain User Data
Here's the thing: Microsoft looks out for Microsoft. That's how capitalism works, and it really does help people when capitalism is applied correctly. But having high-level capitalists telling the state what to do with regards to protecting the citizenry is not a correct application of capitalism.
Microsoft needs to look out for Microsoft, the government needs to look out for the safety of the common taxpayers.
The Outfall of a Helium-3 Crisis
The moon is hard enough on its own, but gas giants have much higher gravity than Earth.
Combine this with the fact that it takes us an incredibly long time to reach one of those planets, and we're looking at something that is still quite a long ways off. If anything, we're going to need a substantial economic boom before it becomes possible to dump funding into space programs again.
The thing is, we're looking at a problem that exists right now and we need solutions right now - not decades down the road.
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