BitTorrent "Bundles" Create Cash Registers Inside Artwork
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Sky Deutschland Considering Using Bone Conduction To Force Ads On Train Riders
Leela: Didn't you have ads in the 21st century?"
Fry: Well sure, but not in our dreams. Only on TV and radio, and in magazines, and movies, and at ball games... and on buses and milk cartons and t-shirts, and bananas and written on the sky. But not in dreams, no siree.
CTO Says Al-Khabaz Expulsion Shows CS Departments Stuck In "Pre-Internet Era"
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How Google Is Becoming an Extension of Your Mind
I actually did a report for school based on the premise that Google is in-fact, making us forget things. Here it is: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3E3Q9cUhtU2RUZSOG5EemdzeGs
Science and Engineering Workforce Has Stalled In the US
I don't know how much of a problem this is in higher academia, but according to more articles like this
And the fact that prestigious universities such as this only accept a handful of students in computer science in a year, it's not surprising. One of the more surprising things is that UW received 40 million dollars from Paul Allen a while ago, and they used it to build a giant 40 million dollar new computer science building. But the number of students they accepted per year didn't change. Why is this? If you have lots of students who want to go there, why not use extra funds you have to expand the number of applications you can accept?
I dunno, I'm sure the downward trend of education spending all over our country isn't helping universities to expand the number of students they can accept either.
Supreme Court: AT&T Can Force Arbitration
This is exactly how I felt about a lot of recent "vigilantism", either online or in real life. It's too soul crushing for me to believe that there aren't great leaders out there who do understand human behavior. The idea that you need to treat the cause and not the symptoms seems lost on most people and that makes me sad.
Apple's Trend Away From Tinkering
What we should be doing is trying to get the DMCA overturned; It is the bane of the tinker. It's ironic because I'm guessing many of the people working on this stuff over at Apple got interested in computers because of the creativity they could express by hacking away at computers.
I should say though, that Apple is not the only company in town creating hardware, I mean honestly a lot of these articles seem to make some leap at some point about how Apple is representative of all hardware manufacturers, when I think that's just not true. They create some stylish products, people buy them, and then they miss out on hacking the hardware. If people really want the option to hack the hardware, don't buy this locked down crap. It's not like Apple is the only game in town, they live off this spotlight everyone creates for them. Just get that less stylish piece of hardware that offers tons of customization and hopefully at some point Apple will have to learn what they should be doing.
Conficker Downloads Payload
That's easy, conficker would just have to install this: http://www.nullsoft.com/free/nbeep/
Slashdot Launches User Achievements
1 Digit UID Raid, Looking for mage
Maxis Launches Spore API Contest
First, take off all the DRM, and we'll talk.
How Gamers View Their MMOs
But you forgot, there's lots of other people running on different wheels in different cages, all placed next to me. Sometimes when I go really fast on my wheel it bumps the wall, sometimes even causing the other wheels to bump into their walls too. It's multiplayer!