Sen. Bond Disses Internet 'Kill Switch' Bill
I've looked for this word "diss" but all I could find in the dictionary are entries for a prefix and abbreviation. Google offered another suggestion, a negroism* meaning "to disrespect".
*Also known as African American Vernacular English, or Ebonics.
Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Review (Lucid Lynx)
Otherwise known as the I-only-see-"GRUB 2"-after-restarting bug.
Yeah, it's a pretty serious bug.
Arizona "Papers, Please" Law May Hit Tech Workers
Then you're free to go back to where you came from.
Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi
This sort of incomplete research just feeds the view of racial uniqueness (and superiority) among Japanese and justifies their racism and discrimination against others.
Are the different races not all unique from one another? Perhaps what you meant to say was that there isn't any *significant* uniqueness between them.
If the Japanese believe they are in some way unique and that they need to promote racial homogeneity and protect their cultural, national, and racial identity to preserve that uniqueness, what reasons might one offer to say they shouldn't do so?
Racism and discrimination is one thing, being proud of who you are and wishing to preserve your identity is something else entirely.
Disposable Toilet To Change the World
If the third world doesn't have the will to build and use toilets, why would anyone think that they, if given this poop-bag, would deficate in it and then use it as fertilizer for crops? Someone might have overlooked the fact that to the third-worlders, there isn't any problem to be solved. It would seem that to at least some of them shitting on a beach is normal (as shown at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ae0_1264118582).
What Can I Expect As an IT Intern?
You should try to get your college to give you academic credit for the internship. They'll probably want you to forfeit the $8/hr. but I think six or nine hours worth of academic credit would well make up for that.
Student Loan Interest Rankles College Grads
"Makes one long for the good-old-days of 3% student loans, doesn't it?"
No it doesn't.
A civilized nation should provide free education to the highest level each person wishes to attain, because that's part of believing that the nation's most most important resource is its people.
But when a government just wants dumb consumers, then it's a very different matter.
So it should be easy to understand why such an education isn't provided in America, since America isn't a nation, but a state.
Alan Turing Gets an Apology From Prime Minister Brown
Are you implying there is something wrong with being a programmer and a bigot?
Pigeon Turns Out To Be Faster Than S. African Net
Negros could carry a lot more weight. With twenty or thirty 1GB hard drives in a backpack, I'm sure one of them could better the pigeon quite easily.
Maybe, but the pigeon might be a little more reliable.
At least it wouldn't think of stealing your data medium (i.e., hard drives, USB sticks, etc.) and selling them on the black market.