What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?
DIce Holdings, via Slashdot, is carrying on a worldwide harassment campaign against people who type fast.
Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland
Isn't the army supposed to protect us from foreign threats? This seems like a job for domestic law enforcement.
Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney
We should give up more of our constitutional rights NOW, before it's too late.
Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive
I've just had two 5tb Seagates fail. Out of two.
How Your In-Store Shopping Affects the Ads You See On Facebook
Facebook has ads?
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Curiosity's Mars Crater Was Once a Vast Lake
Fossils are not that common on earth. Pick a random place on earth, then do about as much looking around as a Rover can do. You'll be very lucky to find a fossil.
Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened
The good Texas conservatives are committed to fight unnecessary government regulation and would never... Oh, wait.
MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
The MPAA went on to mandate
(1) Ebola workers must be quarantined, without access to internet, for 21 days after crossing any international border,
(2) Those who abstain from visiting a movie theater for three or more consecutive months will be required to pay the MPAA a convenience fee $47 per month, and
(3) P2P computer communications are banned. To facilitate enforcement, all TCP/IP packets will hereafter be routed through MPAA servers, where they may, at MPAA's option, be forwarded to their destination address.
Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal
Aside from not knowing how to build the reactor, it's a great idea. We should fund some research to get by the proverbial step, "and then a miracle occurs."
Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe
The entire universe is not observable, yet they managed to identify all the habitable zones in the entire universe. Very impressive.
Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water
It takes more power to separate hydrogen and oxygen from water than you get when you burn it..
Does Learning To Code Outweigh a Degree In Computer Science?
You are assuming that the job is only coding. There are many positions that require computer science in addition to or instead of coding.
Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech
Running a tech site for 17 years ages you.
California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch
... and the federal government will use the tool whenever they darn well please.
Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code
It's in the interest of national security and the war on child pornography to keep the vote tabulation methodology secret.
Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms
So now, whenever there is a large CME, anybody who has an electronics failure can file an insurance claim even though there's an 80% chance it was an ordinary failure. Insurance companies will naturally respond with and exclusion for CME damage. It's not a problem now, but in 5 billion years when the sun expands beyond Earth's orbit there will be nobody to pay for all our failed electronics.
30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology
I'm not ready to embrace new Windows 8 technology. I'm not ready to manage my finances on an insecure Android phone. I'm not ready to spend uncounted hours ingesting inane trash on social networks (unless there's a member of the opposite sex involved, naturally). I'm not ready to browse a web dominated by animated ads and twisted news. I am a obviously a Luddite.
Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year
"We're going to be even handed and cover both sides of the controversial theorem of Pythagoras."
Supreme Court Upholds Most EPA Rules On Greenhouse Gases
Global warming is real. About 5 billion years from next Thursday, the sun is going to become a red giant, expand beyond earth's orbit, and the temperature on earth will be in the neighborhood of 3,000 degrees,
Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86
I'm still mad at Unisys for abusing the GIF patent.
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