top Doomsday Clock Could Move
That clock is worse than the one in Windows that tells you how long it will take to install something.
top Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For
"...if cable companies are finally forced to unbundle their services it may actually result in higher prices and worse service." Here's my alternate opinion: If cable companies are finally forced to unbundle their services it may actually result in LOWER prices and BETTER service.
Who knows for sure? I say we force them to do it and find out.
top Extreme Heat Knocks Out Internet In Australia
I used to work for an ISP in very hot Texas, but we planned ahead. We kept all of our servers indoors so they were out of the heat. It's a really good idea. I think everyone should do it.
top Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic
I'm getting a 10" black and white TV
top Peter Diamandis: Technology Is Dissolving National Borders
top Being Colder May Be Good For Your Health
"when people cool their bedrooms from 75 degrees to 66 degrees, they gain brown fat..."
I don't really want to gain fat of any color. I'm pretty good at that no matter the temperature.
top Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood
"Volek continued, "People believe 'you are what you eat,' but in reality, you are what you save from what you eat."
No, you are what you CREATE from what you eat.
top Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right
It is strange that this is news since the Pope in the 1960s said the same thing.
top Largest Sunspot In a Quarter Century Spews Flares
Recent computer models predicted that increased CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere would cause catastrophic sunspots. Yet more proof that global warming is real!
top Amazon's eBook Math
"there's rather less of an argument that it's good for anyone else."
Making $3.50 per book is a fantastic deal for, say a fiction writer.
about a year and a half ago
top What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?
I use it because I bought a copy of Windows XP in 2003. I've burned through 4 computers since then, but only one OS. Until it stops working, I'm not switching.
about a year and a half ago
top Tests Show That Deadly New Flu Could Spread Among People
The older I get, the more I realize that there are very many people in the world who just don't feel comfortable unless there is some horrible world-ending danger looming over mankind. And it's usually wildly overblown.
Here's a short list of all of the things that are supposed to kill me - nuclear war, nuclear power, the end of the ozone, the end of the rain forests, global warming, and pandemics, just to name a few. I'm sure I left out a ton of false armageddons from that list. Overfishing, fertilizers, the end of oil and gas, and clear cutting forests are also supposed not to kill, but to cause us irreparable harm some time between 50 years ago and 'just around the corner'.
You can only cry wolf so many times before no one believes you. I'm getting so cynical, I may take up smoking.
top In Sandy-Struck NJ Town, Verizon Goes All Wireless, No Copper
Does that mean every phone call from Mantolocking will sound like it's coming from a cell phone? Blech.
about a year and a half ago
top The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots
I suspect that this is not a problem for anyone but a minor chunk of Slashdot readers. Who bothers with linux anymore? I supported you, but the war's over and you lost. After 20 years, Linux still sucks. It sucks just like Unix did. It's why we abandoned both of them. They suck. It's time to give up and move on to something that may be of value to the masses. Unix sux. OS2 sucks. CP/M sucks. Grow up and get over it.
I won't be offended when you vote my comment down. It's expected from true believers in unix/linux.
top Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money
"Hint: For those who are too lazy to read the opinion,. Bitcoins are too volatile to be money."
Hah, it's like this blurb was written for me! Exactly what I wanted to know in exactly the right amount of sentences (1).
top Giant Snails Invade Florida
What do they taste like? The quickest way to end an infestation problem is to find a way to make the infestation taste good.
top New Catalyst Allows Cheaper Hydrogen Production
If you had a perfect catalyst that allowed you to convert water to hydrogen and oxygen 100% efficiently (which of course we can never find), it would still not be cost effective. All you'd be doing is converting fossil fuels --> energy --> hydrogen. There is no good reason to do this. Hydrogen is significantly less easily transported than liquid fuels. It's even significantly less transportable than CH4 if you compare the energy/volume ratio. Making a grid of hydrogen suppliers would be painfully inefficient to the point of absurdity. H2 is not the energy of the future.
I'm not knocking hydrogen. It works great in the sun. Just not as a non-fusion source of energy.
top How Sequestration Will Affect Federal Research Agencies
The automatic sequestration will only remove $44 billion from this year's budget. Bigger cuts will occur in later years. But you should know that the government will still spend more this year than last, despite the sequestration. It's just that the increase won't be as much. The crying of poverty is just political BS.
top 3-D Printing Pen Can Draw In the Air
I don't get the hype on this. It's not a 3D printer, it's a plastic extruder. We've had them for as long as we've had plastic.
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