Notion Ink's Adam Android Tablet Said To Ship This Week
The only thing I'm interested in is: will the bootloader only accept signed images? If yes I'll pass.
For a device to ship with such heavy customization I doubt anyone will care (or even have to resources) to keep it updated. Even the big names don't do it - since they rather you buy a new device next year. I also doubt people will line up to make extra versions of their apps for just this (Android) tablet (sorry but you do not have the Apple RDF).
Apple Lays Out Location Collection Policies
Apple collects such data from customers who have approved the use of location-based capabilities on the phone and who actually use an application that requires GPS.
In other words anyone running an app from the app-store has already agreed to the use this data - see:
When users attempt to download apps or media from the iTunes store, they are prompted to agree to the new terms and conditions. Until they agree, they cannot download anything through the store.
We'll for the time being I'll stick with my run-of-the-mill dumb-phone :)
Synthetic Genome Drives Bacterial Cell
Probably amplification of the larger DNA fragments.
Canonical Bringing an Instant-On Ubuntu
it's just that they're more interested in performance and functionality
Neither of which seems to apply to Gnome et al.
One of my big complaints about Linux, the slow GUIs. I have several machines running linux and the most pleasant ones to work with are the ones I connect to by SSH only. The dual boot machines - I really dislike doing things in Xfce/Gnome/KDE. The same hardware runs circles in terms of UI responsiveness when I boot Windows (XP/SP2). I'm fine with the actual boot taking longer but then it should absolutely fly!
Crowdsourcing HIV Research
Sure, there are enzymes which break up DNA - they're used all the time for sequencing, as you can't sequence long strands. But to identify a malign region in the DNA =and= have the enzyme only break the DNA at that point =and= have this done in a way that won't cause the end result to do strange and undesirable things -- that's going to be tough.
There are some approaches with modified/fine-tuned Zinc-fingers cleaving (your own) DNA - one example see this article:
Convert a SIM To a MicroSIM, With a Meat Cleaver
saying "You call this a knife/meat cleaver..." - there is only one tool to properly deal hack this SIM.
In case you break the SIM - just etch a new one with the integrated workbench :P
Intel Shows Off First Light Peak Laptop
You quoted it yourself yet somehow managed to miss the almost part?
WD, Intel, Corsair, Kingston, Plextor SSDs Collide
I guess all measurements were done at the Large Harddisk Collider?
Lightworks Video Editor To Go Open Source
Using AviSynth for 'editing' is very very suboptimal. I love AviSynth for what it does (create wonderful stuff from crappy clips / clean up and other processing). However it is completely ill-suited as a 'editor'. Especially since everything (I know there was a plugin/fork to get directstreamcopy but it is not standard functionality) is recompressed. Lets compare that to something simple like VirtualDub. Load DV AVI clip, select in/out, select DirectStreamCopy for audio and video and save the clip. No quality loss, no recompression - 'rendering' time only limited by speed of your disk. Want to quickly insert titles? Start measuring pixels instead of just putting the title in there with a gui and your mouse.
Yes people have cut whole projects including fadei/o and dissolves with AviSynth but then again I can build a car completely out of engines too.
Why do people always recommend it for editing? It is a EXTREMELY cool piece of software for PROCESSING but I'd never torture myself for using it to edit a project.
Library of Congress To Archive All Public Tweets
The only time I really actively used Twitter was during the recent LHC 3.5TeV event, because the webstream was completely overloaded. LoC preserving it? Future generations will look back and conclude that some people REALLY did have to TOO much time and trivial stuff to share.
Saturn's Strange Hexagon Recreated In the Lab
Google Renames Itself "Topeka"
The time units displayed when searching for something on Google. Planck times, nanocenturies, warp 9.62 etc. :)
Facebook Kills Dataset of Crawled Public Profiles
The most boring of the clusters, the area around Seattle is disappointingly average.
OpenSSL 1.0.0 Released
I'm running Debian stable so it'll be another 10 years until it hits the repos.
New Software For Employers To Monitor Facebook
Er... and hope your employee thinks that at 9am you were at home posting to Facebook and not sitting at your desk?!?
Facebook Goes After Greasemonkey Script Developer
Do not login into your account after that for at least 14 days, otherwise it will be re-activated. I do not know if this actually works since I do not have a facebook account. I remember that before this was available facbook would only 'de-activate' your account and you could always come back with all your contacts/infos/photos etc. - but this is supposedly the real deal.
Linux Foundation Announces 2010 "We're Linux" Video Contest
And that is exactly the angle this ad/video should be pushing IMHO.
"Linux is here..."
*pictures of android phones, wifi routers, server farms etc..."
Linux is there reliably doing what you need - no questions asked... whatever cue some catchy slogan.
James Cameron On How Avatar Technology Could Keep Actors Young
One example I know - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7edm5fkD1E - looks very uncanny.
Microsoft's Risky Tablet Announcement
"The Tablet takes cutting-edge PC technology and makes it available wherever you want it, which is why I'm already using a Tablet as my everyday computer. It's a PC that is virtually without limits -- and within five years I predict it will be the most popular form of PC sold in America."
Bill Gates, 2001