Vimeo Also Introduces HTML5 Video Player
I just tried browsing the full site on iPhone and switched to HTML5 mode. Doesn't seem to work, just displays a crossed over play-icon.
Futuristic Sex Robots Now Just "Sex Robots"
Their career page acutally says:
"We are a "customer-centric" organization looking for people that want to grow..."
Go For a Masters, Or Not?
" Is a masters in computer engineering better than two years of experience at a company?"
No, but you should get a masters degree anyway since it'll make it much easier to get your first job and it's actually "proof" of knowledge much more so than work experience. That said, you'll probably learn a whole lot more during your first two years working than the entire time studying.
Next-Gen Nuclear Power Plant Breaks Ground In China
As a fun comparison, Swedish wind power is in total currently operating at 5% efficiency (swedish).
Reverse Engineering a Missile Launcher Toy's Interface
I am seriously considering to hook up one of these USB Missile Launchers to our continuos integration server at work. When someone checks in code that doesn't compile or breaks tests the launcher targets the offending developer (using pre-determined login aiming mapping) and fires a couple of rounds at him. That'll certainly increase code quality!
Apple's Terms No Longer Allow ITMS Purchases Outside of US
I just tried and American iTunes Store is still not blocked in Europe at least. I somehow fail to see that I'm doing something criminal when I buy music and shows from American iTunes using "gift cards", instead of pirating the goods from a torrent site, which would have been the only viable alternative.
Apple Climbs Into Third Place In U.S. PC Market
"Almost everybody out there, including the true geeks, runs Windows at work because they have to."
I think this is about to change, if it hasn't already. At my two recent jobs (software engineering/programming) it was fine to use Linux. Perhaps not encouraged, but perfectly fine if you could manage it. At my new job I'll get a MacBook Pro (with OS X obviously) when I start there.