top Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware
top Mysterious Martian Gouges Carved By Sand-surfing Dry Ice
"chunks of warming dry ice may also break off from the crests of dunes and skid down slopes. This is no ordinary tumble; according to the model, the bases of the chunks are continually sublimating, resulting in a hovercraftlike motion that gouges the dune while propelling the ice down slopes"
sounds like Leidenfrost effect, although this effect normally involves a liquid.
about a month and a half ago
top Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop
I would actually like the finger gesture for force-kill of hanged application.
Cut-throat gesture for shutdown-reboot would be great too.
Of course they need to have no [ok/abort] type of dialog box confirmation to work great,
top A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls
Idiocracy: The Great Garbage Avalanche of 2505
top Unicode 7.0 Released, Supporting 23 New Scripts
That "divergence over time" actually occurs not that long ago. Right before WW2 everyone on the planet that use Chinese characters use the 1 and only 1 glyph, traditional Chinese. That includes China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan.
After WW2 China and Japan tries to simplify the Chinese characters in separate effort, resulting in completely different glyphs and the shitty state of CJK coding we see now.
Korea and Vietnam largely abandoned Chinese characters, may be except for person and place names for clarification reasons.
Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan all use the same pre-WW2 traditional Chinese glyphs. Thus they have no ambiguity or trouble for exchanging text at all.
FFS just use traditional Chinese glyphs if one want to exchange text with other kanji user. It is the "true" Chinese that everyone in Sinosphere understand for last 3000 years.
top US States Banned From Exporting Trash To China Are Drowning In Plastic
Nah, real American way will be shoot it up to orbit, then deorbit and use it as kinetic bombardment on random-war-in-3rd-world-country. Just like what DoE do with all those useless U238(depleted uranium round). Who care about dark-skinned savage, right?
about a year and a half ago
top A Firecracker-Launching Slingshot: Start the New Year With a Bang
I wonder why the explosions are exceptionally weak too. In my experience a 1-inch long firecracker can easily crack a small gardening pot, and probably blow the gel block apart completely.
top Possible Habitable Planet Just 12 Light Years Away
Actually you can still use gravitational assist with the sun. Burning your fuel at the perihelion will give you far more delta-V than the same burn at aphelion. Simple explanation: part of the gravitational potential energy of the fuel is converted into kinetic energy of the spacecraft; with the burnt fuel being "left-over" at a much lower orbit than before.
top Sandia's Floating, Dust-Free, Spinning Heatsink
Try this one instead:
BTW this link is actually embedded in the 2nd article link.
top Windows 8 Pre RTM Metro UI Leaked
"cap/frag/score/win/pwn/save the princess"
I am under the impression that he frag/pwn the princess then "save" her at last.
top Philips Releases 100W-Equivalent LED Bulb, Runs On Just 23 Watts
Reason that white LED is not made with 3 primary colour LEDs is that as LED age, they dims, and different colour dims at different rates. A new tricolour LED migh looks white, but when it ages it might glows greenish for example.
top Gimp 2.8 Finally Released
"Nobody is going to install PENIS in a professional environment."
I will. Just for telling my boss "I use my PENIS to monitor the network".
top Microsoft Upgrading Windows Users To Latest Version of MSIE
It not just crappy intranet application that are stuck with IE6 which can be easily replaced. Lots of hardware infrastructure are relying on IE6, e.g. lift, surveillance camera, building management systems are all stuck with IE6 for remote management.
Do you expect a large commercial building to replace 1000s perfectly good surveillance camera simply because MS thinks IE6 sucks? Not to mention having to replace all dozens of servers for controlling the cameras? And now we start talking about replacing the lifts....
top USB Is the Devil's Connection
And it got WORSE after
tiny usb thumb drives get popular.
With the standard old plug you have to force to plug in up-side-down. These tiny fucking drives just slip in either way effortlessly.
Now the 1st thing I ever check with lusers usb problem is always their plugin orientation.
top China Plans To Mine the Yellow Sea Floor
US is sending carrier task force into Yellow Sea, China is mining the region as a response.
OMGWTFBBQ we are at war!!!!!.... Oh wait...
top Global Warming To Be Put On Trial?
This is not a fair comment. China is doing a lot more than the US in trying to reduce CO2 emission. E.g.
they are building 100 new nuclear reactor within this decade
They are also building hell a lot of new wind turbine as well
top Could Cyber-Terrorists Provoke Nuclear Attacks?
Actually what GP say do make sense, not on "rouge state" like Iran or NK, but on non-state actors like Al-Qaeda.
Non state actors do not give a shit to the population of the host country, and they are too dispersed to be counter-nuked.
There are very little to lose for them to initiate a first strike.
top Windows 7 Users Warned Over Filename Security Risk
I wish I have mod point for you.
The "Thumbnail" view in winxp is just about as useless can it can be for displaying file information.
"Detail" view with file extension shown as in win2003 is much more sensible.