Facebook Co-Founder Saverin Gives Up U.S. Citizenship Before IPO
lol social security is a complete failure along with medicare and medicaid. The U.S. is bankrupt, the music hasn't stopped yet but it will in do course.
Rand Paul Has a Quick Fix For TSA: Pull the Plug
Mod this down please, this is completely retarded. Do you really think corporations are going to grope grandmothers, senators, and people with colonoscopy bags if there is a profit motive involved? If a private security firm is doing a bad job, there is recourse by customers to boycott them or choose a different provider. There is NO recourse with the TSA. A private firm will also more than likely have actual hiring standards.
Self-Sculpting "Sand" Can Allow Spontaneous Formation of Tools
On the flip side, all you need is a bin you can fit in with this stuff and you'll never have to dress yourself! Just hope the sand doesn't lose form in public.
Redheads Feel Pain Differently Than the Rest of Us
Uhh, they weren't talking about full gingers, they were talking about day-walkers. Get your facts straight.
Iran's Smart Concrete Can Cope With Earthquakes and Bombs
Typical retarded arguments. First off all many Arab nations and people question the existence of Israel, that doesn't mean they want to nuke the entire country and kill all of its citizens, it just means they don't recognize Israel as a legitimate state. Kind of like the U.S. doesn't really recognize Palestine as a legitimate state.
Second of all, even if Iran got the nuke, do you really think they are going to start lobbing nukes into Tel Aviv? Their entire military and leadership would be annihilated in a day and a U.S. puppet government would be installed. North Korea has arguably the most fucked up regime in the entire world and even they're not stupid enough to start nuking Seoul because the Korean war "never ended".
Third of all, the only country that's every actually nuked anyone is the United States and they had arguably already won WWII.
Fourth of all, Iran's actually signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty while Israel hasn't. You can argue they're violating it but it's clearly pure hypocrisy.
I could go on and on with more points.... People need to stop buying into neo-con propaganda at face value and do a little critical thinking. This whole thing reminds me of the Iraq war all over again.
Outgoing CRTC Head Says Technology Is Eroding Canadian Culture
I'm a native born white Canadian living in one of the most multicultural cities in the world and I can't stand the CRTC. Living here for 25+ years, I don't even know what Canadian culture is, let alone why we need a bureaucracy to defend it. The only people the CRTC are serving are hacky television writers whose shows get put on CBC and cancelled a year later. They are completely out of touch with reality and need to go.
The White House Responds To We the People Petition
Obama isn't a dictator? I bet the friends and relatives of this guy would see things differently. And no I'm not defending him in any way, he was definitely a bad guy. It's truly saddening that Obama supporters are now drinking the "9/11 changed everything" Kool Aid.
Value of Bitcoin "Crashes"
If a large fraction of the value of gold was based on it's technical uses, the gold price should be more stable IMHO.
My understanding is that the opposite is actually true. Silver for example has a lot more industrial uses than gold but the market is much more volatile. Admittedly part of the reason is that the silver market is much smaller than the gold market, but another major part has to do with the business cycle.
For example, if there is a huge economic downturn, silver will get hit harder since industrial demand will drop as the economy contracts (i.e. less people buying audio wires). Since there is little industrial gold demand, the price will actually be more stable.
Value of Bitcoin "Crashes"
Thats exactly correct. For a good description of the properties of money, check out the following link:
Do Two-Screen Laptops Make Sense?
You can currently hook up a tablet to your laptop as a second monitor. My understanding is that depending on the software your using though, it can be a bit laggy. It would be nice if someone decided to design a tablet specifically for use in conjunction with a laptop.
Does anyone know what the best laptop/tablet solution is?
Taking a Look At High-End Programmer Salaries
From my understanding, programmers making 300 - 400 thousand in the financial industry are typically quantitative analysts or financial engineers with masters degrees or Phds in these fields. Their primary duties are things like modeling complicated financial scenarios or finding statistical anomalies to exploit in high frequency trading. Yes they code their strategies but I don't know if I'd put them in the same category as your typical programmer.
My current stuffedness rating:
Two Missing options depending on context
1. I get my nourishment through intravenous you
2. I'm the top not the bottom you insensitive clod!
GoogleTV, AppleTV and the Battle For The Living Room
This is why I think we may see Apple (even Google) move into the console gaming market.
Apple probably won't create a console with bleeding edge hardware to compete with Sony and Microsoft, but what I do see them doing is throwing in decent 3d graphics capabilities into an AppleTV or something similar, and potentially competing with the Wii.
I think with Apples app distribution network, it's too good of an opportunity to pass up.
And as a side note, look at Gamespot.com. They already have a section for iPhone games.
Econophysicists Develop and Test "Bubble Index"
Exactly... Economics is a social science, not a hard science.
New "Circuit Breaker" Imposed To Stop Market Crash
High frequency traders argue that they provide liquidity to the markets. They'll also throw out terms like "Price Discovery".
This basically means that they make it easier for everyone else to buy/sell positions at the right price. Whether or not they're full of crap I don't know.
Rudolph the Cadmium-Nosed Reindeer
IANAL but the U.S. has a court system that can enforce criminal negligence. If Walmart starts selling exploding landmine toys, they can be sued for putting people in danger.
Additionally, parents should do the due diligence of investigating the safety of toys before buying them. Do we really need a giant bureaucracy funded by tax payers to literally go through every product sold in the U.S. and go through a rigorous safety inspection? Do you have any idea how much that would cost?
Why not just let private safety rating agencies do the job? Or how about buy only American toys made locally?
Finally, there's always going to be ignorant parents that don't do their homework. What ever happened to the idea that having kids is a RESPONSIBILITY. Well, be responsible and don't buy cheap Chinese toys from Walmart.
Two Senators Call For ACTA Transparency
America had a choice,,, Ron Paul. The sad part is that the 2012 election will once again reign in "change" in the form of a Republican "conservative". Both parties are bought and paid for with the exception of a few individuals. Wake up people!
The US Swim Team's Secret Weapon, Science
Agreed. People need to stop gawking at how many medals he's winning. They represent winning events that vary little in terms of training and skill. Now if somebody won a gold in cycling and long distance running, THAT would be a real accomplishment.
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