The Future of the Most Important Human Brain
Increased size of the inferior parietal lobe, statistically significant increase in the level of glial cells, enlarged Sylvian fissure, vacant parietal operculum. That's what we discovered in Einstein's brain. Unfortunately, Einstein is only one statistical point. Without more genius brains, it's difficult to say what exactly caused his genius. Therefore, let's study -all- the brains of dead people. As many as we can get. The one thing we can say from that is that there are clearly physical differences in brains, although if you dismiss everything different as a defect and irrelevant, I guess that doesn't help much.
Also, as far as the computer comparison goes, I think that's particularly apt. Especially if you consider the practice of binning. Not all CPUs are created equal, even in manufacturing processes as close to identical as we can manage. Some work better. The same thing used to be done with guns. Before leaving the factory, sharpshooters would put a number of rounds through them, and some rifles would be more accurate than others. Those that went past a certain threshold would be put aside and sold separately, as the Winchester "One of One Thousands." It happens with screws, there are various grades to define how close to spec the threads are manufactured.
With the best precision manufacturing capability history has ever known, we still can't manufacture a screw to perfection every time. And you think that there won't be variations among brains?
AppleTV Runs iOS, Already Jailbroken
Most people don't know that things could be better, so it's not a problem? That reminds me of how most people don't know what a rootkit is, so it shouldn't be a problem if Sony puts them on CDs.
Roger Ebert On Why Video Games Can Never Be Art
+1 Knows what the fuck begging the question means.
First Anti-Cancer Nanoparticle Trial On Humans a Success
Hey, you really want to fight obesity, kill the corn subsidies so that we stop having high fructose corn syrup in fucking everything. That would be way more effective than unbanning ephedrine.
Company Sued, Loses For Not Using Patented Tech
Well, there are people who would buy meth. Just because someone would buy it, doesn't mean it should be sold.
Symantec Exec Warns Against Relying On Free Antivirus
PsTools is XP and above only, but it covers all that stuff.
FDA Says Homeopathic Cure Can Cause Loss of Smell
Just to clarify, it's actually a nasal swab. You basically jam a slimy q-tip up your nose and swirl it around.
Left 4 Dead 2 Announced For November
Well, it -is- a game that relies on other users to enjoy. If his friends are all playing Left 4 Dead 2, then he's stuck dealing with bots or randoms.
The Hidden Secrets of Online Quizzes
The point is that Real Age is maintaining control of your information. Advertisers aren't learning anything about you. I'm sure they're getting paid for passing the ads along, though.
NSA Wages Cyberwar Against US Armed Forces Teams
You really think that if the NSA went to Microsoft and asked for source code, that Microsoft would say no?
Oklahoma, Vatican Take Opposite Tacks On Evolution
You kidding me? I've never seen a blurry photograph of God running through the woods.
Study Finds Gamers Prefer Control, Competence Over Violence
Portal has violence, it's just all happening to you instead of your enemies.
Charter Cable Capping Usage Nationwide This Month
How about a reasonable family? Let's say two of them download games on Steam, one of them uses a VPN to work, and one of them plays WoW. Maybe they occasionally watch TV on Hulu. Think they wouldn't hit the cap?
Security Checkpoints Predict What You Will Do
Actually, that -is- racial profiling, but that doesn't mean it's ineffective or wrong.
Google Map To Real Piracy
Solution: Don't send sailors with no combat or weapons training out on the boats that are intended to be attacked.
Woman Admits Sending $400K To Nigerian Scammer
Then you must be who they're talking about.