top Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins
They've said it before, I'm saying it again: It's all right to take money from suckers
top Xkcd's Long-running "Time" Comic: Work of Art Or Nerd Sniping?
If anything, it shows how bored we are with the internet and that ANY new content sparks interest, however trivial.
about a year and a half ago
top Move Over Apple - Samsung Files For a Patent On Page Turn
So here we have Apple an American company, Samsung a South-Korean one and the United States Patent also an American entity. Now I don't know as a Canadian who has been observing Americans for a while how much credibility, even with truckloads of facts or legal proof, any American is willing to give to a foreign entity, but I still find it far fetched to believe Samsung has any chance at all to have anything enforced in this one. Apple will change the colours, US patents will say it's OK, new patent, case closed/appeals ensue, jobs preserved.
about a year and a half ago
top Microsoft Security Essentials Loses AV-Test Certificate
So the free anti virus runs out of freeness. You need to renew your free licence. Yeah maybe later, I'm watching... something important.
You're no longer receiving virus definition files. Well who needs those anyway, you're still protected right?
Friend sends you a link that looks very legit because you're not sober, your free anti-virus seems to notice something, but you really wanted to see that other important video so you clicked allow.
Seems you needed those virus definition files after all
I don't want to sound like a fanboy, but it seems to me that they forget to mention that MSE doesn't expire?
top Towards a 50% Efficient Solar Cell
When the US starts paying what other countries pay for fossil fuel (as any European could say), then maybe solar power research will skyrocket. Until then, as it's not even currently appealing profit-wise, it's quite sad to say but only military applications and some rare initiatives (often subsidized) remain and that's just because soldiers can't be carrying their weight in oil to fuel the devices they use and batteries are still inconvenient.
Let's give it a few more years, but recent events in the middle east should help a few make up their minds.
top Exposure to Backlit Displays Reduces Melatonin Production
The first rule or Tautology Club is the first rule of Tautology Club
top How Madefire Is Changing the Visual Grammar of Comics
So... Americans finally figured out what anime is?
top Support Site For Hospital Respirators Found Riddled With Malware
Your honor, I swear, grandma was hacked!
top Wear a Mask During a Protest In Canada: 10 Years In Jail
I know what they are trying to achieve, they want to get rid of the "professional" trouble makers that highjack protests and make them escalate. When they wear masks, usually if you search them you realize they came prepared.
top Microsoft Using Linux To Optimize Skype Traffic
Well it's actually harmless until someone needs to discredit you for some reason. I'm pretty sure it's easier to justify firing someone who would have FB posts of them being stupid compared to someone who would not. Everyone commits minor crimes but if you provide your own proof against yourself don't be surprised you get prosecuted.
top Human Rights Groups Push To Save Condemned Programmer In Iran
When we talk about Iran, we say that their government wants to control the freedom of it's people.
In the United States, we say that laws "protect" the freedom of it's people.
Maybe people forget where the laws come from? Every government is hell-bound on censoring the internet right as we speak, and there's little anyone can do with online posts, we cannot fight back with the weapons they control...
top Canadian SOPA Could Target YouTube
We live in the real world, actually, where 49.5% of Quebec voters are separatists. Not a majority, but certainly "a bunch."
That was 17 years ago, by the way. Your world may be "real" but it's outdated.
top Facebook, Google Argue Against Web Censorship In India
With population over 1 billion people, it makes me wonder what kind of democracy is actually applied in that country. Even winning an election 51 to 49 (supposed it works that way over there too), it would leave over 500 million dissatisfied...
top House Kills SOPA
House kills the bill... was it lupus?
top PR Firm Unwisely Tangles With Penny Arcade
I'm very happy to see that the folks at Avenger Controller reacted quickly and hopefully this will bring them good publicity in the end.
top Aerospace Corp Pays $2.5m To Settle Rogue Software Dev Case
I guess you need to be this obvious if you want to get caught over-billing the government
top Study Finds Frequent Gaming Changes Your Brain
I also thought about it the same way you did, like the fact that higher intelligence often leads to mental illness.
I'm pretty sure any kind of frequent use of entertainment "products" that stimulates the brain enough to cause addiction only affects those with a predisposition to it.
top US Bishop Charged For Not Reporting Priest's Child Porn To Police
In related news, this week on public radio airwaves, Father Raymond Gravel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gravel of the Canadian Roman Catholic Church compared the out of court settlement of 18 millions CAD (for 85 victims between 1950 and 1990) to being akin to turning the victims into prostitutes, because they would then be getting money in return of the sexual acts they performed. I almost crashed my car into a local church out of anger.
top The Games Programmers Play
I was a gamer before I was a programmer, learning to program did not change my taste in games.
that being said I'd rather play action-rpg games
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