PLA Develops First Person Shooter With US Troops as Targets
...And you don't think *that* would lead to a major war?
FPS Gaming and the 'Just-World Hypothesis'
... I'd actually play that. Did you play (For instance) Heavy Rain? Games which allow you to make real-feeling moral decisions are interesting. They allow us to learn about ourselves in a safe environment.
Now, that all being said, I still love the odd round of Unreal Tournament. :)
Is Science Just a Matter of Faith?
Well, if you want be pedantic, one of the critical variables would be the faith of the believer. Since the faith of the priests is likely to be greater than the faith of a presumably agnostic/atheistic /. poster - you may not be able to replicate the results yourself.
Which raises an interesting question. How would one empirically measure faith? And even if you could measure it, could it be measured in a way that has greater validity/accuracy than other measurements of internal human attributes (eg IQ)?
Dearth of New Nintendo Games Could Indicate Wii 2
For those with the skills and inclination, I highly recommend installing homebrew on your Wii. Grab a classic controller and some emulators and you're set. :) I've been using my Wii to play through the last 3 decades worth of great games I either missed or wasn't old enough to play when they were new.
Congressman Wants YouTube Video Covered Up
I've seen this argued both ways for decades now, but I've never actually seen any evidence either way. So, please understand I'm not challenging your assertion here - I'm genuinely curious: do you have a citation to back up that claim? *Do* most jobs come from the corporations owned by the top X% of the wealthy?
And as a corollary to the original question, if so, have the number of jobs traditionally been reduced (or increased) according to fluctuations in taxes on the wealthy?
MS Wants Laws To Block Products Made By Software Pirates
I used to work in a call center (not in India, but the principle is the same) and we had a few clients who requested that people with foreign-sounding names use more traditional American names while on the phone. We may have been different in that our agents had to use the *same* name on all their calls (and management had to know what the name was) so that it was trackable, but still.
My point is that American names are not necessarily part of a vast tele-service conspiracy - just short-sighted policies handed down by PHBs.
Ask Slashdot: How/Where To Start Watching Dr. Who?
Carriers Delay Paying Japan's Texting Donations
Your link and your subject header don't match. I assume you meant this?
Don't let it bother you though, you appear to be in good company: Google results :)
Judge Lets Sony Access GeoHot's PayPal Account
"If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him."
It means that if you think you have found enlightenment, you need to "kill" that thought and continue searching. Otherwise, you stop your own progression as enlightenment is a process, not a destination.
Official — Economic Crash Not Computers' Fault
It would take over 200,000 people working 24/7 from birth till their 90th birthday at $25/hr to replace that $4T figure.
Well, good thing we have more than 200,000 people in the states then.
Currently, we have over 300 million people in the USA. Assuming at least 1/3 of them are employed it's a more manageable $40K each. Still not chump change, but it can certainly be paid off in less time than cradle-to-grave. Using your $25/hr number it'd take less than a year if they donated their entire salaries.
Assuming that our employees are instead paying a flat 20% tax, we'd need to wait for them to gross $200K before they'd have paid enough tax to cover this debt. For someone making $25/hr, that will take a little over 4 years working 40 hour weeks.
Admittedly, this plan would require (approx) a 20% increase in taxes for 4 years to pay off this debt *and* maintain our current tax-funded government plans. But while unpalatable, it's far more realistic.
Unwise — Search History of Murder Methods
I am intrigued by this. Assuming that you are following your own advice, what are the performance impacts of encrypting swap and browser history/cookies/etc?
I know how to set up symlinks, but setting up an encrypted partition is a new one on me, especially one which is re-keyed on boot. Any recommendations how to get started?
Word Lens — Augmented Reality Translation
LOL I feel the same way - in the opposite direction.
I was thrilled with my Android phone because I was able to use most of my java libraries without modification. C++ is an awesome language with tons of amazing libraries, but sometimes I just want to write code without worrying about unreleased memory. :)
'Jeopardy!' To Pit Humans Against IBM Machine
I'm sorry, the correct question is: "What is the question that would cause Alex Trebek to have to say '3'"
Angles On Anonymous
What do you think pure democracy is? By *definition* democracy is rule by the biggest mob.
World's Largest Patent Troll Fires First Salvo
I'm not sure. I just read SuperFreakonomics and IV is featured (quite positively, I might add) in the book.
According to the authors, IV exists to provide a mass market for IP by acting as a clearinghouse. They purchase patents (from anyone, but that does include small-time engineers/inventors without the capital to develop their creation) and solicit other companies to license them. They also do a fair bit of inventing themselves (including some awesome environmental engineering devices intended to stop global warming and reduce the effects of hurricanes!) so it's not clear to me that they exist *only* to troll.
That being said, it *is* clear that their primary source of income is the licenses from their patents and it's *not* clear what percentage of their profitable patents are things invented in house or externally.
Pentagon Papers Ellsberg Supports Wikileaks
Now it seems that everyone blasting Wikileaks must be for selling boys for sex parties (one of the cover ups documented in the leaks).
Not that I'm doubting you, but I hadn't seen this reported. Citation?
Foodtubes Proposes Underground, Physical Internet
I used to work for a robotics company. Some of the engineers felt that trains would make an excellent target for automation. Obstacle detection and avoidance is simple (only need to worry about things near the tracks and our only response is to slow down/stop). Smarter trains enable smarter trainyards and thence, more efficient shipping.
Foodtubes Proposes Underground, Physical Internet
So what you're saying is, if you want to avoid detection, the data must only be sniffed, not consumed.
Engineers Propose Lily Pad-Like Floating Cities
The islands would be located at the equator as it isn’t prone to typhoons and the climate is stable. However, in the event of large waves, strong elastic membranes would be attached to the lagoons around the outer circumference of the cells, with the shallows above the membranes standing 10m (32.8 ft) above sea level. The water pressure difference between the lagoons and the ocean would limit the movement of the membranes and buffer the force of the open sea waves. Additionally, 20-30m (66-98 ft) high seawalls would be constructed to handle a worst-case scenario.
US Objects To the Kilogram
0xFA0^2 = 0xFA0
Or did you mean pow(0xFA0, 2)?
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