Skype Forcing Mac Users To Upgrade Client
I did the same and no forced update either.
Drivers Blamed For Out of Control Toyotas - Again
But sadly, there's no patch for stupidity.
Power Failure Shuts Down 50 US Nuclear Missiles
Good to know that the computers I have at home are better protected against power failure than the ICBMS we have!
Six Reasons Why Flash Isn't Going Away
Yes, I don't like flash for it being a huge resource hog and buggy and I am always for open source, but blocking flash right now is like start demolishing the bridge while you are still crossing it. HTML5 is just not ready for prime time yet.
Best Phone For a Wi-Fi-Only Location?
+1 for Sipdroid, I am currently spending a few months overseas and Sipdroid + sipgate.com work flawlessly for me every time. Sipgate actually gives you a phone number and unlimited incoming calls for free, and there are ways to integrate Goolge Voice to it (and they are having a promotion, you get an hour of outgoing air time free), between that and Skype, it basically covers all my long distance calls.
Alternatively, check with your cellphone carrier to see if you can get a femtocell. If you are with them for a few years, they will usually waive the device and monthly fee (especially if you call retention and threaten to leave). Then you will be able to use your regular cellphone.
New Rules May Raise Cost of Buying Gadgets Online
"would also forbid air travelers from carrying spare alkaline or NiMH batteries in their checked-in luggage"
If it's so "dangerous" to be in the checked bags, then why is it safe to be on carry-on bags?
Man in Court Over Simpsons Porn
I guess I need to draw some clothes on my stick figure man just to be safe from now on.
TSA Wants You To Keep Your Seat, and Your Hands In Sight
Leave it to the Tupperware Stacking Agency to come up with all this security theater non sense, pretty soon they will ban farting on airplanes.
Malware and Botnet Operators Going ISP
"You own your own IP space and you're your own ISP at that point."
I believe this sentence was designed to make youtube commenters' heads to explode......your you're you what?
Bugatti's Latest Veyron, Most Ridiculous Car on the Planet?
Said video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO0PgyPWE3o
Russia To Save Its ISS Modules
While that may be true for those of us nerds that always want the greatest and latest, but there are also some little old ladies that have been watching the same TV for the last 30 years and don't care about HDMI or 1080p, all they care is something that they don't have to rebuy till the day they die.
Another example is other appliances that you probably care more about reliability than new functions. Like my uncle, he has been this same rice cooker that's basically nothing more than a heater coil and a bowl on top of it for the last 30 years, all while my parents kept getting new models with fuzzy logic and all the other non-sense built in. I lost count how many times we had to replace ours.
Wheelchair Controlled by Thought
Now if they would build that automatic spring puncher thing and the rotor blades like they had for Hawkings in the Simpsons...