top The Individual Midnight Thread
i'm done here. hope it goes back to normal soon.
i've been reading slashdot since it started. fucking sad.
top NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass
"Well, I was chasing the suspect and my Google Glass fell off, so I don't have footage of the event. I have NO idea how he fell down and broke both arms, both legs (multiple fractures each), and caved his own skull in so he can't testify...err...caved his own skull in..."
sounds like the slashdot beta experience.
top Russia Plans To Extend Edward Snowden's Asylum
snowden had been working in the defense industry for a decade before he decided to join Booz Allen et al. He had ample opportunity to find out what was really going on behind the curtain before he made the decision to blow the whistle.
about a month and a half ago
top The Year's Dumbest Moments in Tech
using it right now. works great. dual menu bars are useful. the screens operate independently, and have their own virtual spaces.
top Neglect Causes Massive Loss of 'Irreplaceable' Research Data
not 100% complete; they got this small bag of leftover screws.
top Cassini Gets Amazing Views of Saturn's Hexagon
Farnsworth: Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.
Fry: Oh. What's it called now?
top Woman Fined For Bad Review Striking Back In Court
Any publicity is good publicity! we're talking about the drink, right? oh crap.
top Unpublished J. D. Salinger Stories Leaked On Bittorrent Site
Maybe Princeton shouldn't be in the business of playing gatekeeper to a dead man's paranoiac death wishes about publication.
what.cd admins took down the file out of respect to the author as well. Princeton's not the only gatekeeper in this story.
top NY Police Get Tall SUVs To Combat Texting While Driving
More truck means slower pursuit and longer interdiction times, but just think of how many doughnuts a Yukon with a lift kit will haul! no more embarassing loading-u-haul-in-the-crispy-creme-parking-lot for NY cops.
top Jury Finds Newegg Infringed Patent, Owes $2.3 Million
guaranteed if Newegg is taking such a strong position vs. patent trolls, this is not over by a long shot.
expect appeals for years to come.
top The Surprising Second Life of the PlayStation Vita
the "no rootkit" canary LED?
top Samsung Ordered To Pay Apple $290M In Patent Case
this argument is invalidated by Samsung successfully carving niches for a 5" note, a 7" tablet, and phones with wider and taller screens than the iphone's. the iphone itself has also grown an extra row of icons in height. there are criteria regarding screen size selection that have outgrown the original 'human hand' argument.
Rounded edges. Wow. Not having rounded edges are uncomfortable in your pocket. Oblong, well oval or round phones are not comfortable in your pocket either and you'd also like something that doesn't use more space other than to house the required components, of which the size of the touch screen is probably the most important factor.
I too, have 20/20 hindsight.
You also focus on the hardware design, and fail to acknowledge the blatant copying of the the IOS look and feel. it wasn't accidental, there are 132 pages which look at every aspect of the iphone with the intention to copy software features wholesale.
Most people handed the same components would come up with the same generic design.
This is precisely the argument, except the components were proprietary at the time. During the development of the phones in dispute, Samsung was responsible for mfg. parts for the iphone and ipad, including screen. of course they would have intimate access to the components ahead of the competition,
which is how apple stays ahead. Samsung abused their agreements with apple, and were given an unfair competitive advantage./p
top Google Nexus Gets Wireless Charger
You magnetically drop your device into place onto a block on a power cord. Instead of plugging the power cord into your device. The actual distinction in convenience is a half a second of fiddling per day.
this was why i was genuinely surprised to see cordless mice and keyboards being so commonplace, even though the distance and hassle is so minimal with such devices.
cables are a necessary evil. i'd much rather have a clean desk.
top Amazon Gets Blow-Back Over Plan To Sell Kindles At Small Bookshops
Right, the music industry made such a big comeback and now you see music stores on every corner. CD's are still sold, but not many in independent shops.
Who said anything about CD's?
Before Technology seems to be interesting again.
top Scientists Says Jellyfish Are Taking Over the Oceans
No, places I would never expect would be Kansas, Siberia and the middle of the Sahara. If cable television has taught me anything, it's that the sea is out to kill me. If I can smell saltwater in the air, I'm expecting some explosion of deadliness.
who says they have to be marine only? bioinvasive, freshwater jellies have been found:
Erie County, Ohio
Hoosier county (aka Laporte), Indiana
top Scientists Says Jellyfish Are Taking Over the Oceans
we can farm turtles through aquaculture techniques and mitigate directed fishing pressure on sea turtles and wild eggs. this farm has been operating for over 40 years, and can complete the life cycle from hatch to reproductive recruitment.
"We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting." - Jacques Yves Cousteau
top Robotic Surgery Complications Going Underreported
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound facetious.
I didn't perceive you were being facetious. Rather, you came off as an antiintellectual.
get a better dictionary.
top Adobe Breach Compromised Over 38 Million Users, Photoshop Source Code
CS6 has content aware fill.
top Stung By Scandal, South Korea Weighs Up Cost of Curbing Nuclear Power
Take it far enough, we might find that the diagnosis of just being alive comes with a 100% morality rate.
top Would-Be Tesla Owners Jump Through Hoops To Skirt Wacky Texas Rules
correct. I was referring to the disproportionate definitions of 'freedom' when you compare an actual war with not being able to buy an electric car. Your statement is non sequitor.
Iraq and Afganistan have nothing to do with being able to buy a Tesla in Texas.