The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
Coffee is high in antioxidants and good for your heart.
I had to give up caffeine because it was causing me to have heart arrhythmia.
Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws
But the statistics contradict your assertions.
What do you say about the stats collected and published by the NTSB that show that fatalities and injuries from auto accidents have been steadily DECLINING for the past 20 years. The statistics are on their website. Go look them up for yourself, I did.
The stats indicate that it is safer to drive now, after the widespread adoption of mobile phones, portable video, touchscreens and a myriad of other distractions. Why would it be any different with the google glass?
Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws
Last I checked, auto accident fatalities and injuries have been steadily declining for the past 20 years despite having more vehicles on the road and more total miles driven every year.
One of the problems here is that the government loves to fix non-existent problems, but the biggest problem may be all the hyperbole used in the "news media" to drum up attention, clicks, ratings, etc. This very article is a good example. From the summary:
Given the toll on our highways shown to arise from distracted drivers
That statement is total bullshit. Show me the toll, the deadly toll laying waste to millions across our country. I'm surprised that "think of the kids" wasn't tossed in there too.
All In All, Kids Just Another Brick In the Data Wall
That album was released 35 years ago.
Quit making me feel old.
Why Improbable Things Really Aren't
UK Council To Send Obese People 'Motivational' Texts Telling Them To Use Stairs
Government... taking bloat and crapware to a whole new level.
Khosla, Romm Fire Back At '60 Minutes' Cleantech Exposé
cash giveaways from government to the entire fossil fuel industry
The last I checked, no cash was being given away to oil companies. Some people use the term "subsidies" for political purposes when a more accurate definition would be "doing business with."
The two biggest so-called subsidies are the strategic oil reserve and HEAP heating assistance. Both of which involve the government simply buying fuel, not handing out money.
It would be like saying that Boeing is subsidized because the government bought a bunch of jets from them.
Rap Genius Returns To Google Search Rankings
Summary of the video:
* Rap Genius is a website that provides crowdsourced text annotation services.
* It got it's name because it originally provided "decoding" of rap lyrics so little Joe Schmoe could figure out what "beez in the trap" means.* But now they want to provide text annotation to documents of all kinds of subjects.
Valve Releases Debian-Based SteamOS Beta
You win. You have convinced me that the post you replied to was a fanboy.
Winamp Shutting Down On December 20
Foobar is also great for tagging and renaming MP3 files. I really like the rename function based of spreadsheet-like functions that use the tag data.
Mozilla's 2012 Annual Report: 90% of Revenue Came From Google
but they can't fix a nearly ten year old bug with find.
You mean they haven't fixed the bug where the FindToolbar's 'Find Previous' button in XML document tree view doesn't work!!1!
That's a pretty petty criticism. It's a feature that is rarely used. I'd bet that most Firefox users are completely unaware of it. Particularly when a there's a simple workaround. Just manually move your cursor to the top of the page and use the "Find Next" button.
How Amateurs Destroyed the Professional Music Business
From the article:
We're not going to run out of music, but it's going to be a bit mediocre by and by.
No. I completely disagree. It's the same as it ever was and ever will be.
If you plot almost any human metric on a graph you will get a bell curve type distribution where there is always a small percentage that is the superlative of that particular metric.
The rest is mediocre because, well, that's the definition of mediocre.
Apple Sued For Man's Porn Addiction
My mac pro is shiny, pure and innocent.
Now sullied by slashdot.
Medical Firm Sues IRS For 4th Amendment Violation In Records Seizure
Where in the legislation does it say they could seize the 60 million records they are accused of taking, "despite knowing that these medical records were not within the scope of the warrant?"
Where in the legislation does it say they can target specific political affiliations to deny/delay tax exempt status or use special scrutiny as a bullying tactic?
If these aren't bright enough red flags for you:
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Sec. 1502-IN GENERAL.-Part III of subchapter A of chapter 61 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting after subpart c the following new subpart:
SEC. 6055. REPORTING OF HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
(b) FORM AND MANNER OF RETURN
(iv) such other information as the Secretary may require
Where 'Secretary' refers to the Secretary of the Treasury. This section describes what is to be reported to the IRS. Sections (i) through (iii) specify name, address, tax id number and policy information. Section (iv) is completely open ended.
Larry Page: You Worry Too Much About Medical Privacy
So says the 'chicken little' AC. ... many millions more American will find better coverage, many at significant savings than they would have paid previously.
I've seen a negative impact of Obamacare already. It has affected full-time vs. part-time employment opportunities. All the major retailers, such as Walmart, Lowes, Meijer, Kohls, etc., are now hiring mostly part-time employees, maxing out at 30 hours per week. This is a direct result of Obamacare requirements. So now, not only do these people not get the health coverage, their income is also limited. Overtime used to be the way that these jobs provided some decent income, but now that's completely out of the picture.
So because of Obamacare, people will have to start working 2 part time jobs to make ends meet. They will be working more hours for the same amount of money and still not get full-time company benefits. Obamacare is making life harder for the very people it was supposed to help the most.
Ask Slashdot: What Would You Look For In a Prosthetic Hand?
You ever read "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"? I'd want one like Manny's, with interchangeable tools.
AMD Details Next-Gen Kaveri APU's Shared Memory Architecture
I think AMD's target for this architecture is a typical Walmart shopper (lower price point, higher sales volume) looking to buy a laptop, so add-on video cards are out of the question. The first 2 questions this type of shopper will ask is "how much?' and "which one is better?"
TSA Log Shows Passengers Say the Darndest Things
After a gate agent at Orlando (MCO) informed a passenger she could not get her checked luggage out of the plane, the passenger stated: "Well what if I had put a bomb in it? Can I get it back then?"
After being denied boarding due to intoxication, a Columbus passenger told the gate agent that she had a bomb in her bag.
...He thought his statement would get him through security faster.
... "If you don't want another terrorist attack, I better make this flight."
A passenger at Charlotte (CLT) who was informed she couldn't take an item on the plane stated: "I hope someone comes in here and blows you all up."
I don't know if they were under stress, but they were definitely being assholes.
WA State Bill Would Allow Bosses To Seek Facebook Passwords
Proponents say that the original bill would open an avenue for possible illegal activity by employees, such as divulging proprietary or consumer information to outsiders through social networks.
A law like this would be ineffective for the stated purpose. Anybody passing corporate secrets through the internet would set up a dummy account to do it. It's more likely that they would use a usb memory stick or a mobile phone to smuggle out data.
Scientists Study Getting an Unwanted Tune Out of Your Head
The song I use is "Does anyone have anymore gum!. More gum! More gum!" from Billy Madison.
It'll wash that song right out of your hair.
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