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Music Industry Suits Could Bankrupt Pirate Party Members
Quick, someone set-up a proxy of their proxy.
Bitcoin Mining Reward About To Halve
Uh. The ASICs that are about to hit the market start at less than $200.
Caffeine Addicts Get No Additional Perk, Only a Return To Baseline
The problem with this study is that it's comparing self-selected groups: those who drink lots, little, and no coffee/tea. Their conclusions, drawn from comparing coffee addicts to people who don't drink coffee is a little silly. It assumes that everyone's "baseline" is the same, and ignores the well-known fact that people to take caffeine are, like people who smoke cigarettes for nicotine, often self-medicating for a neurobiological deficiency (i.e. in this case probably dopamine). To compare the levels of someone who self-medicates taken off their medication to someone who doesn't need to self-medicate is a complete load of B.S..
Can a Video Game Solve Hunger, Disease and Poverty?
Did you even read the article or look at the game the article is about? The objectives and actions in the game are far too open-ended to be called a groupthink training program like some of the others in the genre may be.
Tracking Pedophiles By Their Typing Habits
It seems like the way a person was taught to type and their experience with a keyboard would determine to a large extent their speed and rhythm (and accuracy). Not to mention what they're doing besides typing on MSN or whatever. If you're drinking a cup of coffee with one hand... or switching between windows. There are way too many factors at play. Phrenology at least had the advantage of a theoretical framework. Hell, even hand-writing analysis had fewer confounding factors.
Solar-Powered Augmented Reality Contact Lenses
These images and this concept have been floating around for years now. The only new pitch is the solar-poweredness. Besides that, this is old hat just sitting on the back burner. Call me when there's a press demonstration
Pi Day and an Interview With a Pi Researcher
Maybe I'm missing something here, but if the point is to calculate more digits than the last guy, can't the algorithm (efficient or not) just run for a longer time?
Another Study Attacks Violent Video Games, Claims To Be "Conclusive"
What's wrong with having an agenda? Objectivity and having goals as a scientist are not mutually exclusive.
Ubisoft's Constant Net Connection DRM Confirmed
That scenario you just described ought to be put into a YT video, ffs.
When I die, I want my body to be ...
This poll could easily have done without "blown up" and "frozen in water".
And what about "plasticized and on display for the world to see"?
In UK, Oink Admin Cleared of Fraud
He didn't have 300k, so I don't think he will get that in return. You're confusing the figures: 300k was what was earned by donations through the site. When he was arrested he only had 20k in savings.
I imagine they froze his account, but that he will be returned to his pittance of a savings account.
WHO To Investigate Handling of Swine Flu Information, Vaccine Orders
It's also ironic that you're stereotyping an entire demographic (Slashdot) based on the comments expressed by a vast minority.
Organ Damage In Rats From Monsanto GMO Corn
If you'll notice at the top of the page there's what's called an Impact Factor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_factor
3.24 is nothing to brush aside. That in itself shows a certain "legitimacy" of this journal.
Also: the fact that this data CAN go both ways is enough to bring the original conclusions (that it is safe) into question and prompt new research.
Extended Warranty Purchases Up 10% This Year
Maybe this has less to do with consumers, and more to do with the pressure salespeople are under to sell extended warranties (i.e. Best Buy, where I've heard each salesperson has a quota to meet)? As a salesperson, and if I were morally bankrupt, I would certainly use the recession to persuade a customer to get a warranty.
How Do I Keep My Privacy While Using Google?
What a terribly simplistic and fear-mongering account you've provided here. Of course you can achieve privacy. Anonymity is not a mythical beast, even on the internet.
How Do I Keep My Privacy While Using Google?
You can also use other search engine proxies, like Blackle or Znout where the data that is stored is not stored on Google servers, and is pruned regularly rather than stored indefinitely.
Devices To Take Textbooks Beyond Text
... with their crisp printlike displays can’t handle textbook staples"
I for one welcome crisp printlike displays that can handle textbook staples.
Resolving this "bug" would seem to be a task of utmost urgency.
Contributors Leaving Wikipedia In Record Numbers
it's meaningless to say that 50,000 wikipedia editors left, unless you know the base number that it's drawn from.
They didn't say merely that 50,000 had left, even the summary mentions that it is a net loss of 50,000, and further, that's a net loss 10x larger than the previous year: which is then evidence of a trend. It doesn't matter then so much what the base number is, so much as the trend is worrying enough as it is, especially if it's exponential.
Apple Asks Judge To Shutter Psystar's Clone Unit
The most likely result of memorizing a book, and reproducing it by verbalization, unless said book is a novella, is that you would produce a derivative work (ala the Homeric bards), not a 1:1 copy.
But please, for the love of the gods, don't sing Happy Birthday or they'll sue.
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