top Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion
Does the surface contract point of the prosthetic also mean that he can jump from closer to the line than somebody with a normal footprint?
top Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
Where is all that water going?
"Few would dispute that Arizona, with golf-rich cities such as Scottsdale and Phoenix is one of the world's premier golf destinations. Arizona's golf courses are as diverse and spectacular as its landscape. Across the state there are more than 300 courses, From traditional links-style layouts to target courses, Arizona possesses an obscene number of courses to challenge your skills and provide you with some unbeatable vacation leisure."
top The Psychology of Phishing
They register domains similar enough to the company and often related (support-raytheon for example) so that even people that look for questionable URLs can be fooled.
It doesn't help that legitimate companies that should know better do the same. I recently got a survey from PayPal, but rathet than going through their verified site at www.paypal.com, the links in the email directed only to www.paypal-survey.com. It looked like a classic phishing scam but was apparently a legitimate survey request.
top Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go
If 12,.500 layoffs are at Nokia, then weren't most of these jobs overseas anyway, from a US viewpoint?
top German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks
A suspected security mole was today apprehended with 5 reams of carbon copy paper...
top The World's Best Living Programmers
"The world record for continuous application availability may be held by the Irish National Railway, which is said to have logged an unbroken 17 years running on OpenVMS version 3.2."
I'd say the guys that wrote such a stable system must be pretty good programmers.
about a month and a half ago
top FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps
Do they really because I've only seen apps for monitoring blood pressure readings, readings taken by an external device.
How is an app supposed to measure blood pressure?
about a month and a half ago
top Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts
I wonder if the test would be the same if they had let people shock themselves ponce beforehand and then asked them to sit in there for 15 minutes. It seems to me that if you put a big red shiny button in front of them and tell them to ignore it, you're testing their limits of curiosity and self restraint more than their ability to sit and think quietly. It's a "Don't think about punk elephants!" situation.
about a month and a half ago
top Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature
Go to agree with you about the American driving licenses. Took my original test in the UK in a manual shift car (do it in an automatic and that's all you're licensed for). Hill starts, emergency stops, 3 point turns, reversing around corners, reversing into small spaces, instructors trying to catch you out by telling you to take the next available right just as you come to a one-way street that you can't take, tests done during rush hour through winding streets, and more.
Some years later, took a test in Arizona. A few simple questions I crammed the night before, an eye test (Can you read the letters, sir? Yes, I can. OK, you pass), once round the block in my automatic (taking all right turns) and then reversing into a space I could quite easily have driven in head first and still had enough room for second car. And that was it!
It's obviously designed to get people into cars and not to weed out bad drivers.
top Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him
how does a mime have a "verbal altercation"?
Rude sign language
top Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing
Galaxy, iPhone, Nexus and....G3.
If you want recognition, give it a name - preferably a cool name, but at the very least something people can pronounce without sounding like they're playing Battleships.
top Update Your Shelf: BitLit Offers Access To Ebook Versions of Books You Own
So print your signature on a piece of transparent plastic and lay it over the page before you photograph it...
top NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks
As a European, I remember going into my first cinema in LA and as it was a hot day, deciding to get a drink to sip on during the film.
I asked for a small coke but watched the counter assistant pick up a large, circular container.
"No, no! I just wanted a small coke, not a bucket of popcorn"
"Sir, this is the cup for a small coke..."
top Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy
Jesus the human may not have been a fictional character.
Jesus the son of God most certainly is.
top Should We Eat Invasive Species?
Poison dart frog.
Definitely not edible!
top Firefox 29: Redesign
You can search in the address bar.
You can piss in a sink too... doesn't mean using one facility for two different functions is a good thing.
top Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain
high level exec Ãoe = 575 Ã
From my education
am roughly at "Average College Professor". i
regularly correcting semantic and syntactic mistakes in pages of code which
never saw before i
did that when
did a group-internal rss i
Doesn't seem to work for spelling mistakes and typos though
top Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?
And if your business model depends on ad revenue. Then get a new one. If you can't find a way to fund what you're doing with ads then do something else.
You don't find it just a teensy bit ironic that you're posting this on Slashdot?
top 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:
top Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"
So we blend it first and then divide it into 70ths?
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