It's World Backup Day
Convenient. Day before the pranksters come out. Wonder what cmdrtaco has prepared.
Tevatron To Shut Down At End of 2011
They should have picked a location that spanned four states.
Ray Kurzweil's Slippery Futurism
SU is a coping mechanism for technologists to deal with inevitability, death. Ray Kurzweil is our age's Ponce de Leon.
LHC Scientists Create and Capture Antimatter
If antiidiot doesn't exist to take care of most of the worlds problems, what does that make you?
EPIC Files Lawsuit To Suspend Airport Body Scanner Use
Ron Paul and others were vocally against the wars. The Dems supported it just enough. Remember, it takes an act of congress to go to war.
House Passes NASA Authorization Bill
Just start calling it the "Federation" right now. First contact coming up soon anyway.
Wired Youths In China & Japan Forget Character Forms
I've been studying Chinese off and on for 16 years; living in the region for 10 years. I speak fluently, I read at an advanced level and I input characters at a good pace on the computer. But, I write like I'm still in primary school.
Our brains are literally offloading the recall function to external computational devices. But, as we play video games, watch TV and read, our recognition systems are tuned and trained to a fine degree.
Look forward to what cognitive studies come out of this. I doubt we'll see a total loss, but if we lose the assistance, it'll be interesting to see how humans cope as the skill gap between recall and recognition gets wider.
Microsoft Claims 'We Love Open Source'
Are you speaking from the MS angle or the Linux angle?
Trojan-Infected Computer Linked To 2008 Spanair Crash
8. Write a trolling guide.
Restaurant Tells Diners To Eat Everything On Their Plate
It's a statement on conservation. Don't like it? Don't go. Just because you can throw money around doesn't make you entitled to whatever you want.
Russian Man Aims To Reinvent "Taser" Technology
Interesting to see this pop up on Slashdot on my return from watching Iron Man 2. You wouldn't have a chance to say, "dont tase me bro."
An Early Look At Civilization V
Just mod the game to produce grassland instead of desert for global warming. It's a quick change in the xml config.
Air Canada Ordered To Provide Nut-Free Zone
Wear a full face mask with a filter, if it's that bad.
Has Sci-Fi Run Out of Steam?
Time to close scifi publishers. All ideas have been exhausted.
Microsoft Opening Outlook's PST Format
In Unix, storing all your email data in one gigantic file is called mbox. And, there's all sorts of vim-vs-emacs-like threads about it and maildir. You'd also be surprised about various online email systems that do something similar with a bit of redundancy via replication.
Washington Post Says Use Linux To Avoid Bank Fraud
Beyond multi-factor authentication, there's another fundamental problem with many Bank websites. They only work in IE. It's difficult to convince non-power-users to drop a bank and go with another that works in Konqueror or even Firefox. This is especially a problem in a non-US country where every bank has the same problem.