top OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights
When did marriage become a basic human right? Why is the government involved pro or con with it to begin with? Why is it only limited to two people?
top UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars
I know you did not write that story but it was quite stupid, they had horses, which they could have killed and given the horse meat to the tiger, it was a valueless "sacrifice."
top Nintendo Defeats and Assumes Control of 'Patent Troll's' Portfolio After Victory
Nintendo valued as bigger company than Sony
top US Postal Service To Make Sunday Deliveries For Amazon
I got a Sunday package delivery via USPS from Newegg.
the 10th(yesterday) was a Sunday, kind of weirded me out when I got a knock on my door and a package was dropped off.
top 400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin
The official language of China is Standard Chinese aka Mandarin. The official language of the United States is... oh wait, there isn't one.
top MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL
MySQL was always dual licensed, they always required copyright to be assigned to them for contributions so they could monetize it on the side.
top Blizzard Sued Over Battle.net Authentication
Not true, you can run it in an Android development emulator.
about a year and a half ago
top High Security Handcuffs Opened With 3D-Printed and Laser-Cut Keys
Don't fly to Florida with that key in your pocket
Could be construed as "Unlawful possession of a concealed handcuff key"
A homeless man was picked up with a handcuff key on a necklace and charged under that law.
"including, but not limited to" is pretty broad
top Some Hotspot Operators Secretly Intercept, Insert Ads In Web Pages
Hint, that is a word. From Merriam Webster
"The most frequently repeated remark about it is that âoethere is no such word.â There is such a word, however."
Just because you choose to not recognize it, even though you understand perfectly what he meant by it, shows your ignorance. By the way, ain't is a word too, well a contraction at any rate.
top You're Driving All Wrong, Says NHTSA
He did indicate it was in the rain, possibly was skidding after applying the brake and honking was the only thing left to do as a warning that she was out of control.
top Teacher Suspended For Reading
Ender's Game To Students
The bible is one of the most pornographic and violence filled books ever.
Two of the more pornographic passages, yes the second one is incest, no it is not taken out of context in the least.
There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
top Wil Wheaton's New Show: Tabletop
This is mostly only a problem in the US. In Essen Germany there is a yearly games trade fair/convention called
Spiel that attracts over 150,000 people a year. Semi comparable conventions in the US get 14k for Origins or 37k for GenCon. Spiel is much more of a marketplace compared to people actually playing games at Gencon or Origins. Just another number to throw in, PAX attracts about 70k gamers.
Spiel is a family event and the games being marketed there are definitely not your average superstore games shelf fodder like Monopoly, Hi Ho! Cherry-O, or Jersey Shore trivia game. Though some have have gotten better about this and now carry others like Catan, Carcassonne and Race for the Galaxy.
top The Math of Leap Days
Every month has 28 days.
top Journalist Arrested By Interpol For Tweet
Malaysia is a Sharia law country, if you are fleeing from Muslim authorities this is the last kind of place you go.
top Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace To Google: Don't Be Evil
add "&tbs=li:1" to the end of the URL, without the quotes of course
top TSA Makes $400K Annually In Loose Change
Never been ripped off by a bank as much as I was when I had an account at a credit union.
top Ask Slashdot: Entry-Level Robotics Kits For Young Teenagers?
Also absolutely expensive
This post is nothing more than an ad for his ios game.
top Chrome 15 Overtakes IE 8 For Top Browser Spot
Nothing bugs me more than wasted real estate on the sides.Tree view tabs, even opening a ton of sites only go down half way then it is empty space to the bottom, in addition to all the websites that have a sidebar on them, like Slashdot. I much rather run with two browsers open side by side, or a browser and anything else rather than using up 1680 wide just for a browser or even worse 1920 and this is with dual monitors as well. I also find it much easier to eat up top or bottom real estate and scroll up and down than to eat up sides and then either have to expand the browser to the full width of my monitor or scroll side to side, one of which is very wasteful and the other just doesn't flow right for me.
top Does Outsourcing Programming Really Save Money?
Broad strokes here, but most Asian cultures seem to have this answer yes to everything issue, and not just with employees, with customers too. I've explained stuff to Japanese customers and I ask if they understand, the answer is always "Yes", the trick is to get them to explain it back to you and when they fumble you can go over it again, that way they get to save face by not saying "No we do not understand."
top Kyoto Protocol Renewal Efforts Struggling
The Soviets were some of the worst polluters ever. Not even counting stuff like Chernobyl, you have things like the Aral Sea which was completely devastated and there are a number of abandoned polar nuclear lighthouses, which are as bad as you can imagine.
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