IBM Employees Caught Editing Wikipedia
There is only so much bias you can remove from certain articles. Especially when this is a massive crowd sourced project. In all honesty, I trust the large amount of people who frequent these articles to help keep astroturfing to a minimum. You'd think by now, people would be good at critically looking at a piece of information and being able to identify the bias of the writer.
On a completely random side note, the value wikipedia provides for FREE is immense. Trust me, it is one of the best resources we have and the citations can help me find other details and continue reading if I so wish. If I was forced to go back in time to the 1500s and could only take one thing, I'd take this http://www.good.is/posts/wikip...
Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please
Service provider, type of plane, and how high? I doubt you'll be able to do it. There's also some debate about how the "flight 93" survivors made their calls. Something that the 9/11 truth guys bring up. If you're flying a typical flight at cruising altitude you will be too high to make the calls. You were probably low enough to make the calls. Here's an interesting read on the whole flight 93 call thing: http://911research.wtc7.net/planes/analysis/phonecalls.html
Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please
I seriously wonder why this debate continues. I've left my phone on and tried to use it during flight. I can't get a signal. Period. This entire debate is superfluous unless the airlines want to put microcells on the places and charge an arm and a leg for it like they used to for the in seat phones. If the call is that important, they can pay the $5 a minute to make the call.
Court Rules Against Online Anonymity
Streisand Effect: http://www.yelp.com/biz/hadeed-carpet-alexandria
A Year With Google Glass
I do notice the billions of cameras and that pisses me off also. This isn't a step forward, but a step back.
A Year With Google Glass
Go f*ck yourself Matt Honan. I should invent a "Glasshole Killer" hat which projects a bright IR light onto the user's face effectively blinding the device's recording capabilities.
It will take hell or hight water to get "Glass" onto the people that spend god awful amounts of money on fashion and tech toys. The glasses are ugly looking AND imply that you're being recorded. There is resistance for a reason. The glasses need to be completely innocuous for this entire fashion/tech concept to take off. "
Is a Super-Sized iPad the Future of Education?
No, it won't.
Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?
Highly functioning individuals all tend to have various quirks, idiosyncrasies, and other habits. I've worked with aspies, the depressed, and what have you and while all of them may suffer immensely in their personal worlds they are self aware enough to not let their disorder control them. They work with it and through it rather than using it as an excuse for problems.
Most people don't discuss mental health problems to other individuals unless it's going against a social fabric. "Why is John swearing randomly?" "Oh he has tourettes." Or the like.
As long as you can make most of the dead lines you will be fine. If you find yourself really getting into a hole, like a dark one, these sometimes happen then be honest with your manager in private and let him know what's going on. If you need a break than so be it. But remember, you're on a team and the success of the team falls onto you. Don't be the weakest link, your team mates will need you.
Stay strong my friend.
Tesla Gets $34 Million Tax Break, Adds Capacity For 35,000 More Cars
Elon's next company should be called "FusionX" that creates portable breeder reactors. It would be a nice addition to his current portfolio of cars and rockets.
White House Calls On Kids To Film High-Tech Education
Some group of kids should get together and do a film on biometrics and RFID tracking. Call it, "getting ready for the future of safety!"
EU To Allow 3G and 4G Connections On Planes
Yeah I've been using my phone during take off and landing my ENTIRE life. I hide the electronic and the second the flight attendants sit down the device comes back out. I'm listening to music. What's the point of of all this hubbub? I can't even get a signal and if I leave my phone on. It will keep trying to find a signal and will run itself out of battery faster.
Another question that baffles me, how were the people on the 9/11 flights able to use their cell phones during flight? Yeah they have the in seat phones, but i still remember hearing people say, "Yeah they used their phones!" Fun fact that everyone seems to forget.
Japanese Researchers Build Rock-paper-scissors Robot That Wins 100% of the Time
If you change the shape while coming down? So on 3, you stick your fingers out for scissors and then switch immediately to a rock?
Hoax-Proofing the Open Access Journals
It doesn't matter if it is an "exclusive" journal or one that is open access. If a scientist submits fake data to a publication, shouldn't the scientific community take the time to verify his results? I'm pretty sure that had he just made up his findings someone somewhere would have called him on it and his cred amongst his colleagues will go down the toilet. Isn't this how cold fusion was proven false?
FAA To Allow Use of Most Electronic Devices Throughout Flights
I've used my phone during a flight before and turned off airplane mode for shits and giggles. I wasn't able to get a signal at all. At best, I was able to hold a signal for a minute or so during take off and immediately during landing. It makes me curious as well, during 9/11 how the heck were the passengers able to make a call at those altitudes on their mobile phones?
Rental Business Aaron's Admits Role In Spying On Customers
Whether it is some random PC or even a Mac, I always pop in the original OS disk and wipe it clean. I don't trust software that came from someplace other then me watching it install. Granted, the restore DVD probably isn't any safer, but it is the thought that counts!
Disney Engineers Develop Touch Screens That Mimic Tactile Sensations
Look at this screen, isn't it neat! Wouldn't you think my LCD collection's complete!
Foxconn Accused of Forcing InternsTo Build PS4s Or Lose School Credit
This whole "intern" experience annoys the hell out of me. I had the unfortunate pleasure of being a coffee runner / bottom b!tch while I was in school too. If you're going to intern the companies need to pay them a minimum wage or whatever the going rate is for entry level people. Yes I know this is China, but even in the US a few years ago the whole intern thing was a complete excuse to slave labor college students.
My internship was a complete joke and a waste of my time. I know a few kids who were lucky, but the majority never had any "connections" to use when they left the internship and post college. Get a real part time job locally or in my case work at the on campus IT department which coincidentally helped me land my real first job with a salary and benefits.
Onto the topic at hand, when I buy products made in a third world country, I know for a fact somewhere along the line little starving children made it for pennies so I can buy it at a 300% markup. That's the whole point of globalization, to exploit a lesser countries cheaper labor and resources so we can upcharge local americans and pocket the markup. I don't understand the outrage people have. You're knowingly buying a product made from a country that doesn't care about its environment and people. That is why it is super cheap!
There is a reason there aren't any "free trade Xboxes" or "100% Fair Pay iPhones". If you don't like third world countries abusing their people and environment for your shiny new toy then don't buy it and live like it is 1994 without any real technology or keep using tech that was built from fabrication plants that were in the US.
Sony's PS4 To Have Less Stringent DRM Than Microsoft's Xbox One
My next console will be a PS4.
Vote with your money, if the Xbox One sells poorly and the PS4 sells record breaking amounts than the point will get across to the middle managers who come up with this junk.
FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month
While I hate someone who advertises "Unlimited" with a limited catch, he was running a ton of servers from his home. They have business class internet connections for something like that. Verizon should just advertise their home accounts with the limits posted. 77 terabytes in one month is a hell of a ton of data even if you were watching Netflix 24/7 at HD.
Boston Officials Did Not Shut Down Cell Network After Marathon Bombing
All it would take is a text message instead of a phone call to detonate something.
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