top Best Cube?
top Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?
At the NY MOMA exhibit (sadly static) I saw dozens of people explaining to their kids how the boards updated with a clacka-clacka-clacka. I could see the nostlagia in their eyes. For some reason the kids didn't see the connection between this and the airport monitors typically displaying the "Windows has encountered a problem and needs to be restarted" dialogue.
top Another Hint For Kryptos
My guess is that e.g. the "BER" is from numBER or novemBER or somesuch. I have no idea if the LINC computer was important enough to be immortalised here. However, no luck looking for quotations with e.g. octoBER LINC LOCK... etc.
top Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector
Anyone who uses "phenomena" in the singular just can't be trusted.
top Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper
50 micron dot + 25 micron separation = 75 microns per bit, not 100.
top The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?
I can hear the Brontitall foot soldiers approaching (painfully) now...
top Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?
Maybe a bit longer that you want, but the UNIX 6th Edition source code, as presented in John Lions' commentary book is excellent reading. Clean, functional code with some well-documented "wow" moments.
top Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario
Or were they only valid in Colorado?
top How Engineers and Scientists Cluster In the U.S.
The obvious conclusion is that people tend to cluster around scientists and engineers - they follow us wherever we go. Fear our Pied Piper powers!
about a year and a half ago
top What Is Your Favorite Polearm?
That D&D weapon always had us curious.
top Julian Assange Pans WikiLeaks Movie
On one flight I had the misfortune to watch the atrocious remake of
The Italian Job. Paramount spent a significant amount of that film bashing Napster and Shawn Fanning.
top Bloggers Put Scientific Method To the Test
Drug companies often find that biological science from academia cannot be reproduced (or is much less robust than indicated. Amgen and Bayer have both published on this topic, and when they called the researchers to ask why, they were told that the bettter results had been picked for the publication.
top NASA Prepares Probes For Suicide Mission
Plus they are doing it at the behest of their evil human overlords, so this is MURDER, rather than "suicide".
...but "NASA murders their worker [robots]" probably isn't the kind of headline they'd like.
top Ask Slashdot: What Books Have Had a Significant Impact On Your Life?
Promoted "only" four times in 12 years?! Yikes! In my industry (biotech) that would be extremely rare. I am jealous.
top Aircraft Carriers In Space
...and other science facts. Just repeat to yourself "It's just a show"...
top Is Siri Smarter Than Google?
...apart from Bing.
top Matt Groening Reveals Springfield Is In His Home State of Oregon
In one of the episodes, which featured a biography of the family, they are described explicitly as a north Kentucky family. As evidence you'll see Shelbyville, KY
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Shelbyville,+KY just north of Springfield http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Springfield,+KY and there's even a place called Simpsonville http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Simpsonville,+KY just west of Shelbyville. I have no idea why they want to change their story now.
top Alan Moore on
V For Vendetta and the Rise of Anonymous
Every time I look at him he reminds me of the creepy Burger King king mascot. Hmm.. I see that Burger King actually retired him at about the same time Occupy started. Coincidence? I don't think so.
top Ubisoft Has Windows-Style Hardware-Based DRM For Games
Not bullshit. I had a Dell/Alienware PC with WinXP suffer motherboard failure. I replaced the board with the OEM version (almost identical format). No other hardware was changed. A call to Microsoft resulted in them telling me (politely) that a motherboard switch wasn't allowed. If you search their website there's actually an early illustration for the product (re)activation process where they use a motherboard replacement as an example. When I pointed this out to the telephone support people I was told that this was "out of date" and not official policy. Please buy a copy of Vista...
top The History of Invisible Ink
But isn't that just a sementic language...?
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