Apple's Secret Weapon To Win the Tablet Wars
I second this. My sister-in-law has Down's Syndrome and can almost independently manage the iPad we got for her. I wouldn't even think of getting her a netbook or some other device with lots of keys.
Ask Slashdot: How Prepared Are You For a Major Emergency?
I'll second this. Last week, I think it was some flooding in downtown Sleepy Hollow, but it took literally over an hour to go the maybe six miles from the west bank of the Hudson, across the TZ (Tappan Zee Bridge), to my work location. It was horrible. I can't imagine what it would be like if there were something more serious. People trying to get out of the metro NYC area would be fucked.
Leave a Message, Go To Jail
As I've posted previously, there's no such thing as "government": It's a collection of people acting like assholes and everyone else letting them.
Student Sues FBI For Planting GPS Tracker
There's no such thing as "government": It's a collection of people acting like assholes and everyone else letting them.
Reminiscing Old School Linux
Uh, you're not serious, are you? If so, you're beyond shit-faced or you got whoosh-served off this fuckin' planet...
Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces In US
But you notice it less if you're dead. And as they say, perception means more than reality. :-)
Comment Profanity by Language
It's hardly manly if you don't stick your balls in the vice and give the handle an extra turn or three. Quit being such a pussy... /sarcasm
US Gov't Mistakenly Shuts Down 84,000 Sites
than sorry. Take 'em all down - let God sort 'em out.
N.C. Official Sics License Police On Computer Scientist For Too Good a Complaint
Uh, yeah. But our TPS reports, with those new covers, just kick ass!
Chinese Stealth Fighter Jet May Use US Technology
Yeah, just like the "liberal media" universally condemned our ginned-up involvement in the Iraqi War, part II. In fact, the White House term for the "liberal media" and their "military consultants" was "message force multipliers."
Should Dolphins Be Treated As Non-Human Persons?
Your first assertion is patently not true: otherwise, we'd have endless prison riots every day at every prison. And schools.
Desktop Linux Is Dead
This strikes me in the same way as the rabid OS X fanboi that said that any OS X failure was _my_ fault, because OS X _never_ failed. Baloney. Why do they need patches, then?
I've set up close to a dozen Mac OS X machines, over the years, and have never had any experience close to what you mention. The worst one was when a MBP of mine died and I had to set up my replacement from the dead unit's HDD. I was shocked at how easy that was. I connected the HDD to the new laptop, which recognized that it had an OS X installation on it, and it proceeded to ask if I wanted to initialize my new MBP from that drive. After some time to copy files, it was ready to go, configured almost exactly as my previous unit. There were some things I had to handle manually - HP scanner shit, which is buggy, anyway - but it was automatic, for the most part.
I don't know how you ended up in your situation, but yours is definitely an outlier case.
Research Shows How Deaf Cats' Brains Re-Purpose Auditory Centers
They didn't need to go to the trouble to "discover" that: they could have asked me. I lost my hearing at age 17 and, in response, my brain increased its abilities 10-fold, easily, so that I'm now the smartest man on the planet. Why, yes, I am wearing my underwear outside of my pants. Why do you ask...?
No, seriously, I did lose my hearing. I found that I compensated for it by paying way more attention to non-verbal cues. For example, I can tell before an interviewer even knows it, himself, that I'm not gonna get the job. I can also see it, clearly, when someone's trying to BS me. You also learn introspection, since you don't have the auditory distractions.
The New Data Center Capital of America
Ok, having lived in WNY for years - was around for '77 blizzard - I know what you're talking about, but even _I_ would say this hyperbole goes a wee bit over the top. I think it was Wednesday _and_ Thursday.
The New Data Center Capital of America
Roger that. I live further south, in Cattaraugus county, but have to commute weekly to Westchester county - 20 miles north of NYC - to work.
Safety Commission To Rule On Safety of Rulers In Science Kits
Ditto that. I'm far from a redneck, but my father - RIP, old man - taught me how to safely handle knives, guns, and bows and arrows before I was 10. That's not exaggeration: we used to walk about with small arms weapons and bows on my grandfather's land, and he passed on when I was 12.
Hunters Shot Down Google Fiber
Or against American veterans during the "Bonus Army" put-down.
Canadian Government Muzzling Scientists
Does this count?
Tech Sector Slow To Hire
Your anecdote doesn't hold water - at least in my group. Here, at Global MegaCorp, outside of NYC, I'm American, and solidly in the minority. Most of the people walking around, here, are of Indian descent. Two of the higher level managers at this site are also Indian, so I'm not terribly surprised by the hiring preferences.
I don't know if my company competes poorly on salary or what - I'm happy with what I make, so I don't pay more attention than that. We had a couple of Americans who left for greener pastures, once the recession lifted, and they were replaced by Indians in almost no time at all.
A Million Kids Misdiagnosed with ADHD?
When I was a kid, I was always outside running around with friends. Playing by the local pond catching tadpoles, frogs, fish, etc. Playing in the fields catching snakes and bugs while eating raspberries and strawberries. Playing in the woods and streams making dams. Riding our bikes _everywhere_. In the winter we were always outside sledding and having snowball fights. etc. etc. etc.
Hello..? Is this my alter ego? Um, we're not going to share the details of the "Noodles incident," are we...?
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