Details About Raspberry Pi Foundation's $25 PC
if it's possible to add some digital/analogue inputs/outputs it could become electronics bloggers new favourite toy
See here http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard#Provisional_specification
"General-purpose I/O (About 16 3v3) and various other interfaces, brought out to 1.27mm pin-strip"
... obviously provisional...
Ultima IV — EA Takedowns Precede Official Reboot
EA fails on Humility, Honor and Compassion at least.... off to the dungeons!
Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1
Actually, if you define 0.999... as having an infinite number of decimal points
Mathematics grammar nazi says:
"It has an infinite number of decimal places, but only one decimal point" :-)
China's 'Green Dam' Software Program Near Collapse
... the juicy novelization of what _really_ happened, by Cory Doctorow of course :-)
Plenty of puns to choose from for the title ("Damn, Green", the "Green and the Damned", "The new Dambusters").
Recrafting Government As an Open Platform
>>As hard as it is to get a law onto the books, it's almost impossible to get a law off the books
Robert Heinlein's suggestion from "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" kind of resonates here:
“I note one proposal to make this Congress a two-house body. Excellent -- the more impediments to legislation the better. But, instead of following tradition, I suggest one house of legislators, another whose single duty is to repeal laws. Let the legislators pass laws only with a two-thirds majority... while the repealers are able to cancel any law through a mere one-third minority. Preposterous? Think about it. If a bill is so poor that it cannot command two-thirds of your consents, is it not likely that it would make a poor law? And if a law is disliked by as many as one-third is it not likely that you would be better off without it?”
( http://www.halexandria.org/dward272.htm )
YouTube, Now In Text Mode!
This technology exists e.g. http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/Text_Mode_Doom - would have been way cooler to actually implement the option permanently than just upload this Video
LHC Reaches Record Energy
in standard media units
- Two female mosquitos colliding at 1.652 km/h? http://lhc-machine-outreach.web.cern.ch/lhc-machine-outreach/lhc_glossary.htm
- An unladen African swallow falling off a grain of sand?
- The calorific value of 1 cornflake unleashed over the space of a fortnight?
Are Code Reviews Worth It?
The problems you describe under "capital-M Methodologies" sound similar to "Cargo Cult Software Engineering" http://stevemcconnell.com/ieeesoftware/eic10.htm
Are Code Reviews Worth It?
>>How many shitloads are in a fucktonne?
- British or American shitload?
- Land or nautical fucktonne?
Average User Only Runs 2 Apps, So Microsoft Will Charge For More
Umm hello? The 2nd biggest selling point of Windows probably back to 3.0 after a GUI was so-called "multi-tasking" - i.e. multiple applications, is MS trying to jump back a full 2 decades in one go?
Looking at my desktop
- Browser (never less than 2-3 tabs)
- File explorer
- Instant messenger (being generous and counting as one, since you can use Pidgin, Digsby, Trillian etc)
- Email client
- Text editor
- One application actually doing the work (office, an IDE or whatever)
3 times over the limit already, although I guess that as long as you allow yourself to be voluntarily locked into their propriatary applications (IE, Microsoft Live, Outlook) you may be given just that little more...
IAU Names Fifth Dwarf Planet Haumea
Internet fame awaits the first fat guy with a webcam who posts a "Haumea-Haumea" video to YouTube.