Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing
Besides, even the NYPD can't get a federal employee fired since the NYPD is a state-level agency.
The NYPD is not even a state-level agency; it's a municipal-level agency. Though granted, it is the largest such agency in the US by far[pg. 34], they are nonetheless 2 steps removed.
Single Photons Do Not Exceed the Speed of Light
Things will get more interesting when we increase the speed of light 197 years from now.
Viacom Closes MTV Games
Fad schmad. People still play these games. The market is saturated. Everybody who was gonna buy a set of Rock Band instruments has already done so.
America's Cubicles Are Shrinking
No need to post anonymously, Milton. We know it's you.
Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key
I seriously doubt these folks write in all caps when they use a pen (or do they???)
I actually don't write in all-caps on computers (except for a demonstration I typed in an earlier comment). Yet, when I write with a pen I prefer to write in block letters. Just a stylistic preference of mine. I don't very much like my lowercase penmanship.
I've found that people who type in all caps typically do it for the same reason I handwrite in all caps: because to them, it looks better. I'm not saying I approve of it in typing, just that I see why people do it.
Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key
I DISAGREE IN REGARDS TO SLOWER TYPING. HOLDING DOWN SHIFT KEY JUST PUTS MY LEFT PINKY OUT OF COMMISSION, AND THE LOAD IS PICKED UP BY MY LEFT RING FINGER.
The above short paragraph took me as little time to type out as it would have if I weren't holding shift. The most annoying part about it was remembering to release shift when I wanted to use punctuation. If you're an experienced touch typist, holding shift key for extended periods should be trivial (and furthermore, having to type in all caps shouldn't be necessary in the first place).
Apple Sues Steve Jobs Figurine Maker Over Likeness
Even his likeness is overpriced.
Early Look At Acer's Iconia Dual Touchscreen Device
It seems to me that the better way to go is just have the software put home row wherever the user sets his hands down.
As an extension of this, the virtual keyboard could be split in half, and each half of the keyboard can orient according to how the user puts his fingers down. That way, people can type whichever way is most comfortable for them.
Now all this pipe dream needs is some sort of dynamic bump map that can be raised according to on-screen texture.
RAGE On iOS Shows Promise
In actuality they are pure 2D games, and can be played purely from a 2D top-down perspective as there aren't any vertical aiming or other height elements.
While it's true that there is no vertical aiming/looking, Doom and Wolfenstein 3D simply would not be the same games if played from a top-down perspective.
The thing about the first-person perspective is that it's an entirely different angle from top-down. It's not prettier or uglier, nor better or worse; it's just different.
From a first-person point of view, you can see "infinitely" in one direction. Take the same scene and look at it from top-down. Your field of view changes drastically. You gain a peripheral advantage, but things far enough off in the distance will be cut entirely out of view. If you want to mimic first-person visibility from a top-down angle, you would have to zoom out until you can see the farthest corner of the room... But doing that would make the objects nearest to you tiny.
Yes, even in primitive games such as Wolfenstein 3D, first person perspective is justified.
Pumpkin Pie increases Male Sex Drive
I've heard of this as early as 15 years ago. Has no one else heard this before?
Facebook Inbox Throws Blow At Google... No Flinch?
One of these three allows free IMAP/POP3 access and mail forwarding, allowing you to completely circumvent the web based client. Guess which one.
Auto Industry's Fastest Processor Is 128Mhz
According to TFA, the processor is part of the engine, which makes it part of the powertrain. GM has a 5 Year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. So, it would not be in GM's best interest if the part only lasted 3 years / 25,000 miles.
The First Photograph of a Human
(no, no pictures, PSFWUYWFAR)
I Googled this acronym, and the only results that came back were references back to this Slashdot post.
Austria's 'Bionic Man' Dies In Car Crash
"I wonder if pirates ever crashed ships into rocks, cliffs etc because of their rum more rum."
Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Black Ops Edition
Not to mention you have to re-roll all stats, and you get slapped with a random backstory.
Man, I've played some tough games, but RL is the biggest pain in the ass of them all.
Digital Dashboard Device Detects Driver Drowsiness
ABS will stop you faster slamming on the brakes on a dry surface than trying to keep from skidding without it; if the tires are skidding, they have almost zero traction, as was demonstrated in a driving course in the USAF. ABS will stop a car faster than the same car without it in any conditions. The added benefit is you can still steer with the brakes slammed on.
This is wrong. What ABS does is allow you to control the direction of your car when your tires would otherwise lose traction. In fact, the stopping distance with ABS is actually longer than without.
New Adobe PDF Zero-Day Under Attack
Dudes, this is Slashdot.
Can't you just for once use a term which *doesn't* have a positive second meaning to a majority of your readers?
Try one of these:
- ... warning that crackers are actively exploiting the vulnerability in-the-wild ...
You know, it's awfully telling that a box of saltines can exploit an Adobe vulnerability.
KDE 4.5 Released
OpenSUSE supposedly has one of the better implementations of KDE, but I've never tried it so I can't tell you how it works.
If you want the most up to date version and don't mind getting your hands dirty, Arch Linux offers a vanilla KDE experience.
Further Reading: 8 of the best KDE Distributions
What Scientists Really Think About Religion
First off, not all churches are bad. Don't make that assumption.
1. he didn't pass a collection plate
How do you know? After all, he was human at the time, and needed food to eat and clothes on his back.
Besides, tithing is crucial to the church community, and it is found several times in scripture. See Gen 28:20-22 and Deuteronomy 14:22-29 for example. (for reference, Levite == priest.)
In a good church, that offering goes on to fund the facilities required to maintain the church, any missionaries adopted by the church, and the community surrounding the church. Certainly, it also pays the salaries of the pastor and church workers, but unlike Congress, we the members of the church get to vote on whether the church workers get raises. ;-)
2. he wasn't passing the collected money up to a king in a city-state with a trillion dollar endowment
4. he was Jesus, not a pedophile hypocrite in a uniform
Oh, this must be about Catholicism. But even in Catholicism, not all churches are bad.
3. he wasn't promoting a political viewpoint while he had everyone's attention
This word "political". I do not think it means what you think it means. The Law of God is policy. Christianity, in many ways, is itself a political viewpoint.
5. it was about his ideas, not his haircut, the size of his stadium, the height of his stained-glass windows, or how well he fit the audience's idea of a "good christian"
I've never been to a church that preaches about these things... At least not without a tongue planted firmly in cheek. I imagine if I had ever visited one such congregation, I wouldn't stay very long.
6. he didn't have to talk around the absurd surrealities in the bible
This seems to be an attack on scripture itself, rather than the concept of a church, so this isn't all that relevant to my question.