top Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes
I liked the displosal "typo", good pun.
about a year and a half ago
top Software That Flagged HBO.com For Piracy Will Power U.S. 'Six Strikes' System
Yes, the fact that French voters have repeatedly proven that they will abandon a political party that does not fulfill its electoral promises is probably unrelated.
top What You Can Do About the Phone Unlocking Fiasco
Actually, it reminds more of Brazil .
top Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?
Meanwhile French highschool dropouts work 35 hour/week jobs for a paltry 1500 euros minimum wage.
That must be why France's economy is failing while dragging down the eurozone with it!
And nobody ever emigrated to France again!
top Chinese Smartphone Invasion Begins
If every big company outsources their production facilities to China, what do you expect to happen? Chinese manufacturers will sit on the know-how idly, without taking advantage of it? Of course they'll start manufacturing their own products after a while.
Smartphones, cars, air-conditioners, fridges, ships, armament, you name it. It's inevitable.
top College CIO Predicts Tablets Will Kill Smart Boards
"colleges will be able to dump all the 'smart' classroom tools and (...) will only need to support students' tablets"
Only? So that's how many OSs again? iOS, a bunch of android versions, linux flavour, firefoxOS, firefoxOS, chromeOS, sailfish, i've lost track. I'm sure their IT departments will be thrilled to ONLY support tablets.
top To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets
I hit Ctl+F, typed "china" and went through the 17 pages of stupidity.
Do i really have to be the one to remind you asshats there are more people riding bicycles in East Asia without a helmet, nay, without even having considered something as laughable as a bike helmet, than there are clowns advocating its use or debating its usefulness in internet forums?
Learn to ride.
top India Turns Down American Fighter Jets, Buys From France
387 BC? Really, there was a "France" back then? News to me.
Including skirmishes fought by Gauls in the list is like including Sioux fighting Navajo or whatever other tribe as "American" victories.
Counting modern, post industrial revolution victories, dunno. Beating the Austro-Hungarian empire consistently? Dealing with Bavaria? Keeping off the Victorian Biritish Empire's tentacles off its territories? Napoleon? The list is certainly long enough without having to include the Gauls, the Roman, the Francs, Normandy, Burgundy or whoever else happened to occupy a part of what is considered modern France.
top Researchers Create Glass Just 3 Atoms Thick
I was hoping for a monofilament wire
top 50 New Exoplanets Found, Billions More Await
In other news the universe is once again more complex than we initially thought.
top Japanese Scientist Creates Meat Substitute From Sewage
There's a manga about this. In the future earth is overpopulated. Japanese scientists biongineer some organism that eats up garbage and they can use as a food source. Then it goes rogue, takes over the building and eats people. They bring in an american-developped biongineered waste-disposal-food-source-monster to eat it. Some people are in the building. I stopped reading after that.
top The Petition to Classify Wikipedia a "World Wonder"
As does the Great Firewall of China.
top Sony Music Greece Falls To Hackers
Given that the average bootleg CD has an approximate lifespan of six months i doubt Greeks rely on them to build a music collection. I know mine is of the expensive variety.
In hindsight, i could have listened to the radio more and done something else with that money instead. Like go to more concerts.
Now what was the average price of a concert ticket in Greece again?
top Academic Publishers Ask The Impossible In GSU Copyright Suit
As somebody who teaches in a French university, i'd like to point out that, since part of my salary depends on having my articles published, i don't think i currently have any pecuniary incentive to lobby for change.
I doubt it's any different in the USA.
top Coffee Wards Off Cancer
This just in, tuna fish is horrible for your health, throw out every single can of tuna off your shelf!
Oh, did i say tuna? I meant coffee of course. Yeah.
top Microsoft: One In 14 Downloads Is Malicious
erdraug: One in 14 computer users is computer illiterate.
top Ask Slashdot: DOSBox, or DOS Box?
Description refers to DOSBox as a "game emulator" which is not entirely true.
top 8 of China's Top 9 Govt. Officials Are Engineers
Just a thought : if "polsci majors" are not interested in or qualitifed at being politicians then who is?
top Let Them Eat Khan Academy
Who's Steve Case, Mitt Romney, and Sean Lennon and why should i be interested?
top One-Way Sound Walls Proven Possible
There was a scene like that in Dune.
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