Another Gulf Oil Rig Explodes
You're right, it was like when earthquakes were the mainstream story of the week.
Now if we can only find out how to blame the oil platform explosions on global warming...
House Calls For Hearing On Stock Market "Glitch"
It doesn't take a subcommittee hearing to figure out that people are finicky and the system is remarkably fragile.
Gamer Wins $1M For Pitching Virtual "Perfect Game"
Apparently 2KSports didn't do much research on the level of difficulty for this reward, or they simply didn't care and just wanted it as a marketing tool.
Anti-Cancer Agent Stops Metastasis In Its Tracks
This work was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.
I listen to people all the time complain about how many US tax dollars go to the Defense budget for the purpose of destruction etc, yet here the DoD is funding cancer research. I wonder if there is an ulterior motive or if the purpose of the funds is truly for cancer treatment?
Meteor Spotted Yesterday Over Midwestern United States
About 15 years ago I watched a meteor shower from about 9,000' elevation north of Durango Colorado at Vallecito lake. Although the meteors I watched were much smaller than the one we are talking about here, I watched several of them bounce off the atmosphere like a stone skipping on water actually going back upwards as they burned.
If the trajectory of this meteor was not steep, I think it could easily skim across the atmosphere for as long it did with enough mass.
Memory Cards of 3,000 Phones Infected By Malware
I purchased a digital picture frame made by Insignia in 2008. When Plugged into my PC my AV(Nod32 Eset) found two files it listed as viruses. After removing them, the picture frame worked fine.
About a month later Insignia sent a letter explaining there may have been viruses on the internal memory of the frame.I think this happens quite a bit.
Heart Monitors In Middle School Gym Class?
I broke my left wrist on one of those slides when I was 11; But don't get me wrong, they are AWESOME. I think you are both right.
Favorite seasonal transition?
You're right on the money. Where you live, and also what you like to do has a big influence on it. It's autumn to winter for me because hunting is so big in my family I get to see them a lot on hunting trips.
To each their own.
Exoskeletons For Rent In Japan
As someone who is ~30 and has 5 surgeries to date on my right knee, I'd prefer the consequences(muscle atrophy) of using using something like this to supplement my existing leg as opposed to a knee replacement. My point is, there are reasons other than laziness that some people may get excited about this technology(disabilities). Even wearing an acl brace, I can barely walk after a scrimmage with my nephew's or son's soccer team that I coach; an exoskeleton leg could keep me doing what I love for a long time w/o pain and disability.
Google Japan To Help Victims of Street View Abuse
That was hilarious!
...branded with a whimsical 'G' on their forehead...
The Orange Goo That Could Save Your Laptop
I have a visual of a laptop bouncing higher and higher and higher.
6lbs of PlayDoh might work better.
Lori Drew Cyberbullying Case Dismissed
She can sue the gov't... if she get's permission from congress. For some reason, I don't think anyone will be very compassionate about her "mental distress" considering the reason she was put through all of this was by causing "mental distress" of another and subsequent suicide of that individual...
Nintendo Working On Football Controller
One of the key rules of business is to know your market opportunities and cater to the larger segment. Clearly football has become the biggest and most popular sport in the US(sorry baseball) and they are going after a huge demographic by catering to them. Being a big football fan myself who doesn't own a wii, but like the idea of my kids playing football someday, I may purchase one so we can play when we can't go outside and use the real thing.
How to build a fast, inexpensive PC for Windows 7
All told, getting all the drivers installed took about 10 minutes.
I'd be happy if this is true. My experience getting all drivers to work in any windows machine has been usually longer. I plan on purchasing Win7 for my secondary OS(gaming) even though I use Ubuntu 99% of the time.
Student Sues University Because She's Unemployable
I do the hiring for my shop. We provide technical support for industrial machines(greasemonkey/electronics/pc/controls/etc) To me, a degree only demonstrates you have the discipline to finish a job; It's the person's attitude/team focus/initiative I'm really interested in. I have mechanical and electronic aptitude tests to measure base skills. 4.0GPA or 2.0GPA, it doesn't matter; Bottom line: People hire people not degrees(or they should anyway imo).
It's too bad no one told this woman that if she filed this lawsuit she would be forever marked as an automatic 'NO' from every potential employer. If I was interviewing her and knew she had pursued this lawsuit, the first thought in my mind would be, 'OMG she's gunna sue us if she get's passed up on a promotion/raise/whatever she don't like'
New HIV Strain Discovered
Is when some new strain of HIV becomes more easily transmittable.
Noctilucent Clouds Likely Caused By Shuttle Launches
sarcasm> Anything in the sky that isn't normal (what is normal exactly?) is caused by global warming, duh! /sarcasm
IT and Health Care
Trying to get 3 highly paid doctors to agree on a single thing was very difficult, and it was harder still to convince them to enter the same data the same way.
With the exception it's usually more than only 3 doctors.
My father-in-law managed a the business for a group of radiologists for 28 years and his 'challenges' at work really surprised. I was amazed at the ancient filing, tracking, and billing methods they used; Mainly because the doctors don't want to spend the money on it and/or can't agree on a course of action.
Understanding Addiction-Based Game Design
The model for this game design is really from D&D. E.g. Do stuff, get 'loot' randomly after an encounter, fill up the XP bar to hit the next level, improve skills, abilities, feats, etc, etc. The difference is that you don't have to go to your buddies basement(with your Doritos/Mountain Dew) and bring your dice on a Sunday afternoon to get your fix like with a video game; It's right there in your computer room. It also gives the experience to those who are imagination impaired.
The potion of the gaming industry using these 'evil' methods should be thanking Gary Gygax and Dave Arenson for the money they're making.
Sony Rumored To Be Debuting Wiimote-Like Controller At E3
They should really use this to mix style with innovation by putting the head controller into pimped out fur top hats or whatever is marketable. Game specific head controllers would be cool, like mock night vision goggles for fps games, football helmet for the next John madden game etc.
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