Why Games Should Be In the Public Domain
Broussard is a fine one to talk about copyright considering how all the best one-liners in Duke Nukem were lifted from other sources:
Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"
So we blend it first and then divide it into 70ths?
Device Mines Precious Phosphorus From Sewage
~~ I even know one person who actually expressed that his ideal send off would be for his friends and loved ones to cook and eat his flesh. ~~
don't bury me if I should die
I don't want my bones to lie
six feet under - six feet down
covered by unfeeling ground
please don't leave me here alone
with nothing but a cold, hard stone
a name, two dates and nothing more
don't leave me for the worms to gnaw
peel off my useless skin
and expose the meat that lies within
chop me, slice me, mince and dice me
mix me with those herbs and spices
turn me into sausages
and invite my friends round for the feast
lay me down on smoking Teflon
hear me sizzle as I fry
make my headstone mashed potato
warm and fluffy, piled up high
smother me in steaming gravy
let onions be my funeral wreath
give the mourners knives and forks
and tell the priest to cry "let's eat!"
such tender Tim!
I never knew he had such taste!
and he made so many sausages
let's have some more - a shame to waste
eat heartily my faithful friends
for this is how I want to end
don't bury me if I should die
if there's a heaven - let me fry!
Building a Better Bike Helmet Out of Paper
I actually thought about that. However, there are very few cost effective methods of waterproofing paper that work
Tetrapacks seem to work quite well at keeping liquids in for a reasonable cost. If it can keep liquid in, it can surely keep liquid out too.
Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School
18 percent of the students who took the exam ...
some states where not a single member of one of these groups took the test last year ...
etc., etc. if you're wondering what the hell test is being talked about, you'll need to check the actual article to find it's the Advanced Placement computer science exam.
Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits
"yeah, and those that don't get a balanced diet?"
...would be better off spending the money on a proper diet instead of buying vitamin supplements.
World's Largest Ship Floated For the First Time
World's biggest raft?
World's biggest pontoon?
Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?
You know, some of us remember driving cars that didn't have airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, rear view cameras, auto felch, auto transmission, etc.
Some of us remember, but there would be even more of us to remember if cars back then had had those safety features... well, except the auto felch maybe..
With Burning Teslas In the News Ford Recalls Almost 140,000 Escapes
Ford recalls 140,000 escapes
Conveniently forgets about the 200,000 that didn't escape...
New Smart Glasses Allow Nurses To See Veins Through Skin
Why not just call it Junkie-Vision?
Desert Farming Experiment Yields Good Initial Results
The Netherlands has a large area of greenhouses to produce tomatoes and peppers (and a lot more).
The trouble with greenhouse-grown produce from the Netherlands is that the taste of the vegetables are a pale imitation of what they should taste like.For instance, Dutch tomatoes are watery and bland compared to garden grown tomatoes. Maybe it's because they are picked too green so locally growing could help?
International Space Station Infected With Malware Carried By Russian Astronauts
... I say Hiller and Levinson with an Apple Macintosh Powerbook 5300!
US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures
Best to make sure you actually have the criminal...
The Boss Is Remotely Monitoring Blue-Collar Workers
Last time I use the toilet at work then...
Security Researchers Want To Fully Audit Truecrypt
Surely this is proof that copy-paste has been backdoored.
Between the copy action and the paste action, the NSA was able to get in, read the copied text, parse it and then subtly alter it in order to cause confusion and distrust among us. We must act now!
I found an apt quotation from Edmund Burke we should all take to heart regarding acting against the NSA. I'll copy it here:
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do something."
Grocery Store "Smart Shelves" Will Identify Customers, Show Targeted Ads
Can you imagine where this will go? Shelf notices that you're overweight and you picked up a candy bar? Screen says, "Are you sure you want to buy that?" This will work great until someone puts a sticker over the sensor bar.
I can't see the stores limiting their profits sales by trying to dissuade customers from purchasing.
More likely, if the sensor sees you're overweight, when you pick up a candy bar a voice will say " Go on, take five! Take ten! Take them all! You know you want to!"
Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban
To make it worse there's this pseudo fanatical craze to get rid of nudity with a passion but violence? not so much. somehow nudity is worse...reminds me of the MPAA rating system. Sure you can show blood, but the naked human body? are you out of your mind?!
In the US, maybe. In a lot of European countries, at least, there is a more relaxed approach to nudity and a greater abhorrence to depictions of violence.
Could IBM's Watson Put Google In Jeopardy?
In celsius 0 or negative means watch out for ice
100 means the tea is ready.
What else do you need to know?
Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
There needs to be a word for this: eliminating functionality in the name of creating a "new" way of doing things.