Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion
I will assume since it hasn't come up already that there is some reason Twitter can't just give him back the handle. What is it?
We The People Petition Signature Requirement Bumped To 100,000
You can't raise the threshold high enough to weed out the stupid ideas because a lot of them are popular - the Texas succession petition got 125k. That said, the petition system was never going to be useful in the first place, so at least we're not using anything valuable.
Man Physically Assaulted At McDonald's For Wearing Digital Eye Glasses
That's why when I mug somebody in the US, I make sure to shoot them first.
Earthscraper Takes Sustainable Design Underground
Construction will have to be stopped after they dig too deep and release the Balrog, though.
Blow-By-Blow Account of the Fukushima Accident
How long are we going to be using the phrase "worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl"?
US's Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Being Dismantled
The final components will be accidentally dropped Tuesday at the Amarillo Crater...
HP Rethinking Wisdom of Spinning Off PC Division
Well, somebody has to use the Quikster name, might as well be them.
Human "Cloning" Makes Embryonic Stem Cells
Nobody with any sense complains about embryonic stem cells either, just the people who think humans can be single-celled organisms.
S&P's $2 Trillion Math Mistake
Everybody knows the explosion of the deficit has nothing to do with Obama
No. No they don't. There are a lot of people trying very hard to prevent everybody from understanding the actual problems, and they're doing a pretty good job of it.
Piracy Is a Market Failure — Not a Legal One
Joel Spolsky pointed out the problem with this a few years back: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/CamelsandRubberDuckies.html
When your unit production cost is small, you're better off (as much as possible) to adjust the price based on the ability of the consumers to pay and get something out of the poorer ones instead of nothing.
Carriers Delay Paying Japan's Texting Donations
My grandfather always used to tell me that he would die before he ever gave to the Red Cross. When he was in Korea, the Red Cross used to show up and sell soldiers coffee and donuts (at a profit, no less). No money meant no coffee and donuts for you, G.I.
I'm not disparaging their work (I don't know enough to comment on that). I'm just saying that they need to be much more upfront with people about where their money is actually going.
Ten seconds on Snopes;
There is truth to one of the rumors, however. During WWII the American Red Cross did indeed charge American servicemen for coffee, doughnuts, and lodging. However, it did so because the U.S. Army asked it to, not because it was determined to make a profit off homesick dogfaces.
Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1, Slates Production For 2013
Woo, 10.5 feet per gallon.
Facebook Images To Get Expiration Date
That's not the point. You were already allowed to see the image. What it tries to reduce is the ability of someone unrelated to find it n years later. You had to remember to save a copy at the time. Unfortunately, you're probably more likely to do so if it's an interesting picture.
It's not useless, and it's not perfect. Not a terrible idea though.
Facebook Images To Get Expiration Date
Sounds great, but the more interesting/risky/incriminating/etc the picture, the more likely it is that someone's going to keep an unencrypted copy around, no?
Polynomial Time Code For 3-SAT Released, P==NP
Romanes eunt domus.
Wireless GeForce Graphics Card Announced
Only in the future would you care about having 60,000 fps, though.
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Generates a 'Mini-Big Bang'
Was there any evidence you could have provided that would have provoked the response "Oh. I guess it's not true after all"?
'Cellphone Effect' Could Skew Polling Predictions
Nothing happened yet. You will get all of those things eventually because McCain didn't win, die after 3 months in office, and have Palin start WWIII.
Or maybe you won't. But please don't confuse "Obama isn't perfect" or "Obama is flawed" or "Obama has serious problems" with "Obama is worse than the alternative."
The Strange Case of Solar Flares and Radioactive Decay Rates
No, this does not get you down to a 6000-year old Earth. Sorry.
Union Boycotts LA Times Over Teacher Evaluation Disclosure
The funny thing is, you sound exactly like the people who want to impress toxic social morals on their kids.
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