Another Stab At Sorting Hybrid Hype From Reality
After dealing with a couple cars built in the last 10 years, it doesn't really matter if the original owners want to keep them longer - they won't last. Why? One word, plastics. I've a 10 year old Beetle that is falling apart because the plastics are failing. I was shocked that they used plastic for the impeller for the water pump in the engine. When it failed and the engine overheated, it set off a series of other failures. Bravo VW on saving money using plastic at such a critical point.
I do wonder if the 10 year car cycle will change because of the economy. I'll bet if you can put a 20 year life car out there at a decent price it would be quite popular.
YouTube Says UMG Had No 'Right' To Take Down Megaupload Video
The video itself is WAY too long for something so redundant. I find it amusing that the video has such an obvious African american flavor for an ad for a site that has a reputation for aiding in the distribution of pirated material. Almost feels racist...almost.
And they spent 3 MILLION on producing THAT video?? Holy shit snacks, I would have done it for 1.
New Study Finds People Remember More Than They Think
I'll bet that's more the reality, you think?
Asteroid Passes Closer To Earth Than the Moon on Nov 8
I mean, it will put me in the mood for the big NASA 'oops' event. :)
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Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android
...if he let go of this sort of wasted energy and focused more on his health? Mind you this hyperbole might have been all show and maybe he really didn't care.
But didn't he 'steal' the idea for the iPhone from Star Trek or 2001?
US Student Loans Exceed $1 Trillion
Inflation causes education costs to rise. Students flooding the job market roll the dice and take out loans to try to improve their chances. The economy crashes, jobs are even more scarce, students delay leaving college, loans get bigger, they realize they're in deep poo and decide 'the man' and his want to be paid back on the loans is holding them down. OWS people. Don't trust anyone over 30 (which is now 40 because, it's the new 30).
We need a good war to thin out their ranks, only now war is fought with expensive toys that rack up the national debt.
And tomorrow the world ends - it must be Thursday.
Ask Slashdot: Project Scope For MLB Robot Umpires?
With all the high speed multiple angles on all bases - why the hell don't they at least use instant replay. We've all seen the bad game changing calls. Time for that to end.
Facebook Timeline Shows Who Has Unfriended You
Yes, it appears FB 'fixed' this already - there is a note about it on the original 'how to' page.
Autodesk + Instructables: For Makers?
Most large software companies acquire smaller development groups, that's SOP these days AND many of the smaller companies WANT it. I know I worked for a couple of start-ups that had those hopes.
Some of the software acquisitions you listed saved the software from simply going away because they weren't being profitable on their own (damn that capitalism) so Autodesk saw an opportunity to keep some technologies alive. (yeah, don't be all grateful or anything)
I'm sure when faced with the choice of going away or being acquired by a company that sells design software - the decision wasn't difficult in the slightest.
Geeze Louise people - get over it.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 Judged 'No Match For iPad'
The ONLY valid point he makes is that the iPad has better applications - and it's a good one but he also spent a lot of time mocking the Galaxy like you would expect from an Apple fan boy.
FWIW: I was excited about the iPad 2 until I read about the camera that was worse than my iPhone 4. It just soured me to the device because it felt like a deliberate move from Apple. (Save the iPhone quality camera for next rev, it'll be a crowd pleaser) I can see Jobs now touting it's amazing picture quality.
Not sure why this article was worthy of the front page, I'm sure if you spent 30 seconds on Google you could find a number of other fan boys ranting about the Galaxy.
Music Pirates Won't Rush To iCloud For Forgiveness
As I recall this fee Apple is charging is an annual one. What happens when the year is up? (I've not found this info anywhere yet) Do they turn off access to cloud stash?
Also, from what I can tell, other than the improved bit rate - it's just a convenience fee to save you time uploading your library to the cloud (if you have a large library) but that you can't (yet) stream the music from the cloud like you can Google or Amazon, it has to be downloaded back to you device.
Not being that much of an audio freak, I'll just copy it directly to my device, I don't carry around my full library anyway.
Unless they can convince me otherwise, this seems about as useful as MobileMe or Ping.
Crashed Helicopter Sparks Concern Over Stealth Secrets
Actually, mine isn't fake or a rick roll, just a nerd being just that.
Crashed Helicopter Sparks Concern Over Stealth Secrets
Geeze everything leaks these days.
Graphene Super Paper Is 10x Stronger Than Steel
Perfectly timed, I must say.
Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?
A short scene where the scientist at Area 51 said our microprocessor tech largely came from examining the computers on board the crashed Alien spacecraft.
Trying To Lure Suckers, Company Resells Open Source Blender
I mean - that part is original material, right?
Seems to me there is a value he's added to this mix and yes the Software is just Blender but so what?
And if the images were made with Blender, then they're legit too, no?
Lucas Promises Star Wars on Blu-Ray in 2011
I've not bought a DVD in years and have no interest to invest in Blu-Ray especially with the dust collecting on the movies I DID buy on DVD.
The only way I'll have a Blu player is if it comes with my next Laptop (and I don't have a choice).
The first words that came to mind when I saw this headline was "Who cares - how did this article get approved?"
Good luck George, maybe do a Laser Disc release while you're at it.
Pakistan Lifts Ban After Facebook Deletes Offending Page
I don't understand, I was a member of that group on Facebook and well over a week ago the Admins said they were removing the page because it had served its purpose and was at this point only attracting trolls.
Now Facebook is taking credit for removing it?
They sure set it up.
Ben tells Hurley he can do as he wants with the island, that people can come and go if he wishes.
I see it being a darker version of Fantasy Island
where Ben is the primary host for the guests (Mr. Roarke) and Hurley works behind the scenes to make the fantasy happen (Tattoo).
Guests don't necessarily know the reason they're there. Story arcs would last more than one episode and not always offer happy endings.
In the mean time, more mysteries of the island can be woven into the story, because there's no island hand book there are often many "Dude, look what I can do" moments between Hurley and Ben.
Fantasy Island - "smoke monster free since 2010"
Enough seeds were planted last night
Fantasy Island, smokey free since 2010.
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