DHS Chief Janet Napolitano Resigns
I'd say "good riddance!",
So would I. But now she's my new boss. Great.
Main US Weather Satellite Fails As Hurricane Season Looms
in the USA weather moves west to east
Generally, yes. But many tropical systems that affect the eastern US start their formation off the coast of Africa and move East to West.
Name.com Resets All Passwords Following Security Breach
I believe this is the linode incident.
I'm a name.com (and linode) customer and haven't received jack from them.
So What If Yahoo's New Dads Get Less Leave Than Moms?
Unless you're paying into CA SDI, then you can get 55% of your normal pay for 8 weeks.
Since I work for the state (UC), I don't pay into SDI and had to use vacation/sick time when my kids were born. However, so did my wife (also a UC employee) once her pregnancy disability leave was up.
Professors Rejecting Classroom Technology
They only interviewed 42 faculty members for this study? Seems like too small of a sample to come to any kind of conclusion.
Faculty at the large public research university I work at have embraced the technology that has been provided to them.
Scrabble Needs a New Scoring System
Mattel owns Scrabble outside of North America (US & Canada). Hasbro owns it within.
Scrabble Needs a New Scoring System
What are they gonna do, send them a letter?
Disney Wants To Track You With RFID
they're really going to have to stretch to come up with good reasons ... and you'll be lucky if you get to ride 6 or 8 rides due to the length of lines.
You gave the reason right there. People with single day tickets would benefit from the ability to reserve/schedule ride times to maximize their time in the park.
Ask Slashdot: High-Tech Ways To Manage a Home Library?
Oh you think you're being funny, but I have a co-worker/friend that has done just that.
Ask Slashdot: Data Remanence Solutions?
What's more, destruction of hard drives means we have to buy new ones, which is going to cost us a lot of money, particular with prices being so high.
It should have been part of the contract negotiations that the cost of the HDDs is paid for by the government. If it wasn't your company should still have padded their fee to include this cost. If it wasn't, someone should be fired. You can then destroy the drives as required by the contract and use the salary savings to pay for new drives.
6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Off the Coast of Japan
Not news. I get notifications from the USGS for EQs 6.0+. They've been having 1 or 2 per month since the big one in March. This is the largest since a 7.0 on July 10.
Icelandic Rocks Suggest Meteorites Brought Gold To Earth
I have access to the whole article since I work for a university. But I don't understand anything they are saying. I like your explanation though.
29 Universities Seek High-Speed Networks
I really don't need anything faster and I can't think of anything that would.
PORN! Lots and lots of porn. Multiple screens.
The next logical step is a higher frame rate. 24FPS for movies is way too slow. ... Movies should be at least 48FPS, and maybe 72FPS.
The Hobbit is being "filmed" at 48fps. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/04/12/the-hobbit-48-frames-peter-jackson/
With the 5K RED Epic. http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/28/peter-jackson-nabs-thirty-red-epic-cameras-to-film-the-hobbit-t/
Cellphones Get Government Chips For Disaster Alert
... and administered by NOAA, not Congress or the White House. I really do not want the government demanding access at its will to my phone.
you do realize that NOAA is the government, right?
Google Rolling Out Live Streaming For YouTube
ironically, I'm seeing less ads on youtube right now than ustream.
Texas Site Pushes Back Known Settlement Date For North America
People live in Austin, yes.
you call that living?
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Generates a 'Mini-Big Bang'
I guess the mini big bang didn't cascade into a big big bang like some folks worried.
When I no longer use a hard drive, I typically keep it for..
I have balls of steel. So, yes, my sperm is magnetic.