Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy
I would be fine if he wrote a story that pushed an anti-gay moral... as long as the story is good.
_Lost Boys_ certainly leaned heavily on the anti-gay. And it was pretty much the opposite of good. The writing quality felt like he was channeling Piers Anthony.
Intercontinental Mind-Meld Unites Two Rats
Tie a bunch of animal brains together around the world? Have it make decisions? Nope, no way...
Elon Musk Offers Boeing SpaceX Batteries For the 787 Dreamliner
Here's one article, but the internet is full of it.
I see what you did there.
Elon Musk Offers Boeing SpaceX Batteries For the 787 Dreamliner
Disagree - some shavers yes, but my older Norelco I replaced the batteries 3 times before I gave it up as a bad idea. My new Braun (basic model) is good. But our big Oster clippers? 3 months on the battery, and now it only works if it is plugged in. Next set of clippers will not be cordless.
Virginia Woman Is Sued For $750,000 After Writing Scathing Yelp Review
She says he lied about the licensing thing - I've had this happen as well - contractor said he was licensed, had a copy of a license, but research with a friend proved that the license was long expired.
And licensing, in some states, is just paying a fee.
Gmail Accidentally Resets 150,000 Accounts
And Google doesn't backup, and tells companies that want to move to their product that they don't have control of the data, including archive and backup, because it's all in the cloud, and duplicated in many datacenters.
N.C. Official Sics License Police On Computer Scientist For Too Good a Complaint
There is no professional license for network engineering, or any other computer related engineering, unless you are a mechanical/electrical/industrial engineer. Though I see the EIT qualifying exam now has computers on it, so maybe all engineers get some of it?
I know the ACM and IEEE talk about licensing software engineers, and there are plenty of certifications for networking jockeys, but nothing yet.
Simple Virus For Teaching?
"That ITs internal HP printers LCD panels suddenly started displaying "INSERT COIN" had nothing to do with this, I swear."
Ah, playing with LaserJet front panels... Making them talk to the person stand at the printer...
Selling Incandescent Light Bulbs As Heating Devices
Since they're going to end up doing the same here, and some manufacturers are already shutting down incandescent lines, what's Hasbro going to use for future versions?
Child Porn As a Weapon
Someone in Wisconsin has emailed child porn to legislators and administrative staff in the state government, apparently to extort votes or political favour.
What To Do About CC License Violations?
There's the fact that the photo in question is of a hammock which is described as "Cory's Hammock" in the photoset. It's possible Cory believes that a) it's non-commercial, and b) it's his owned damned hammock, so it's cool.
MacPaint Source Code Released to Museum
If you diagrammed the sentence, you would find out that the "that had never been released to the world" refers back to "a flavor of the old Lisa" which many would take to mean a variant. It's easy to believe that not all Lisa variants were released to the world.
NASA's Juno, Armored Tank Heading For Jupiter
If this thing crashes on takeoff, someone's going to have to stop it.
Treasury Goes High-Tech With Redesigned $100 Bills
Citation? I still see a number of people who do carry hundreds, because they've been brought up/trained themselves to believe that it makes them (wealthy|important|happy). Other people do because they're much less likely to spend it - it's harder to let go of a $100 than a $20 or smaller.
Personally, I'm not one of those, so it'd be a curiosity.
FCC Asks You To Test Your Broadband Speeds
Mine changes at least 3 times a week, and it changes in several octets, so I'm not sure their database is going to do much.
How Do You Volunteer Professional Services?
Where I live, there is a provider for non-profits - cheap access, connecting them with cheap hardware and software licensing, etc. Every so often they ahve an IT day of service you can sign up for to wire a space, or configure a bunch of servers/workstations for a youth center, etc.
Look for names like community computing, communitynet, net, etc.
Microsoft May Be Inflating SharePoint Stats
Did this before. When 2000/AD came out, they started claiming huge numbers of NOS seats, more than Netware, because everyone who owned 2000Pro, or XP, had an AD/Server CAL. It was determined that the majority of these weren't being used to connect to domains anyway, but they were advertising their obvious superiority to Netware based on seats sold.
So, yeah, business as usual. Many of these 'licensed' SharePoint seats are probably from a CAL package that includes SharePoint, in Enterprise Agreements. Many state government entities are having the basic SharePoint CAL included in their EA in the hopes that they might use it later on.
Revisiting DIY HERF Guns
From a MO Highway Patrol friend, 15 years ago, MO would specifically target the left lane people, even if they knew the guy in the right lane was speeding to pass the car in the left. They aggressively enforced the state law about keeping the left lane clear. Nowadays, I don't know if that's still true, not being back except on short visits.
Insurance Won't Cover Smartphones, When Pricey Alternatives Exist
Assistive devices for the vision-impaired do not receive the same scrutiny as a medical device like an ultrasound machine, or an IV pump. But they cost the same. There are a bunch of companies that make Braille printers, readouts for laptops, screen readers, etc., and the devices are often poorly built, and outrageously expensive. Mainly because the government was the only one buying them for people who needed them. And when I say outrageously expensive, I mean a talking tape measure for $150, a 40-character braille readout that sticks to the bottom of your laptop for $2000 (the 80-character was quite a bit more), and so on.
But I would certainly not classify these as medical devices as far as quality - there weren't any requirements for higher spec power supplies, special sealed plugs and casings, and so forth. They just charged like there was.
Cisco Introduces Rackmount Servers
SmartNet is only dumb if you pay too much for it. TAC is still way too useful to drop SmartNet and self-insure.
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