Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies
The people that go to them don't expect much and hence are rarely disappointed
Tell that to the people who bought tickets for "Howard the Duck".
Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux
"Go fuck yourself", he hinted.
Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices
... I still have my stockpile of Tamiflu from the last viral epidemic.
China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons
Who could miss the symbolism of 10,000 pigeons shitting on the citizens gathered in the square.
Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film
This is Tricia Takanawa reporting from the opening night of "Tetris:The Movie". I am standing outside the cinema and there are lines and lines of people waiting to get in... Oh, wait, They all disappeared."
Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time
Microsoft found that the J, K, W, X and Y keys were rarely utilised by Italian users and so has replaced those characters in the Italian version of the operating system with Unicode characters representing hand gestures. The Italian keyboards are also more compact. "It really wasn't worth supporting them when they are only used 0.1% of the time", said a Microsoft spokesperson.
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?
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."
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.
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?
German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks
A suspected security mole was today apprehended with 5 reams of carbon copy paper...
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.
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?
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.
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.
Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him
how does a mime have a "verbal altercation"?
Rude sign language
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.
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...
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..."
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.
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