top Cuba's Pending Tech Revolution
From Wikipedia, who references CNN, Cuba derives $200 million a year from cigar sales.
top Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications
College might require some effort, so "F" THAT!
The world may burn but I got a free cell phone!
top US CTO Tries To Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks
Tell me more of these dancing pigs.
I am intrigued.
top Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic
I remember, when I was a child, my Mom had a collection of 78 rpm recordings. Those were made of a hard material, shellac lacquer I think. You could break them, but they didn't hardly warp.
Then came the soft vinyl 33 rpm albums, followed by even softer vinyl ones. DRM was inherent in that they didn't last unless you were obsessive in the care and handling.
I hate record companies.
top Extracting Data From the Microsoft Band
his firstborn daughter's virginity
Cosby already stole that.
top Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality
Give Jackson money and he'll go away.
about a month and a half ago
top Debian Forked Over Systemd
Shouldn't that be 80 column, text only?
top Lunar Mission One Proposes To Take Core Sample, Plant Time Capsule On the Moon
Dallas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson proposes national park designation to protect moon artifacts
I wish I could say this satire . . .
top More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10
Yes, don't they always blame the victim?
top More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10
I do. Especially the terminal window.
top White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"
Memo to White House: how about tending to our Ebola problem for right now, okay?
top A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month
It has been alleged that in 1895, with only two cars in the state of Ohio, they were in a wreck.
top Hacking USB Firmware
In use since 1890!
top City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros
I use Windows XP as much as I can. I have a lighhouse puppy 4.1.2rc1 with Mariner(KDE 3.5) linux boot disk when I really have to get shit done - like erase recycled or system volume information, or other locked files, also resizing partitions with windows on it - but I use windows because it's more user friendly and faster on a lot of things, plus I don't want Windows to end up like BeOS or Solaris, something that might be really on the horizon given the major fuck ups with Windows Vista and 8 (7 was tolerably decent, though still a massive decay from Windows XP, which itself is like a decay from Windows 2000), and the onslaught of cheap laptoppy-like things at Micro Center from Arm based systems and Chrome OS based x86 systems, neither Microsoft based, back in April, when I last looked around to see if I can find another laptop with a better battery life than this HP Mini 200 Intel Atom thing with 9 hr battery life, and like a 7 Watt chipset+cpu, which is like unheard-of-ly energy efficient, unfortunately it needs XP and can't run Windows 7 well, and even in XP it's a constant constant constant struggle to keep it down, somebody from Microsoft always logs on and restarts services when I kill and keep almost everything disabled, run none of the dotnet/silverlight/new C runtimes/windows live/office crap from microsoft, run the last non-dotnet version of zonealarm to kill every program possible - lsa (export) shell , lsass, Nt Session manager, smss, and the like are not killable, which is bullshit, so I thoroughly hate Windows for the constant struggle I have to put up to kill every useless fucking snooping thing wasting my CPU on it to get decent speed, with the 500 or so services out of which I constantly have to kill 495 and 15 I have to leave up and running simply because the computer won't work without them, when Ideally, I'd like to kill those too, and even then, once in a while the harddrive goes into this churning mode, like somebody from Microsoft or the NSA logged on and set off something, when I have Indexing service and System Restore Service killed, remote assistance killed, windows update service killed, and absolutely nothing should be moving on the computer, but it does, you can see it from the CPU use in task manager, and even that one lies sometimes saying it's 0% when the harddrive is going absolutely crazy.
That was a very long sentence . . .
top Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads
I got that when I hired on to the signal department as an assistant signalman on the BN Railway in 1981. A signal inspector told me to get a "Kearney" out of the work van. I told him I'd be glad to as soon as he told me what the hell a Kearney was.
It was a split bolt connector and it was not made by Kearney.
top Some Core I7 5960X + X99 Motherboards Mysteriously Burning Up
You can't just dig around in the RMA'd parts bin and ship some other broken piece of crap back to me.
Well, they obviously can so. Companies like that need to go bankrupt.
top New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?
I may be wrong, but I thought non-Chinese drive manufacturers already pay the royalties (@ $15) on each DVD unit.
top How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?
Does the pedophile's van parked in front of the house count?
top Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
From this article:
Subsidence, as geologists call the phenomenon, is just one of the unanticipated consequences of rapid growth that have come to plague Houstonians. The city's roads, services, and even the very land beneath it, have been unable to sustain it all.
Moreover, downtown Houston is sinking fast, too. A recent computer simulation of the process suggested that it could sink 14 feet more by the year 2020 if nothing but ground water was used to satisfy future demand.