Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year
I remember when Cable TV was ad free because I paid extra for it...now 25-30% of a shows time is dedicated to advertisements, and I get to pay to watch them.
40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties
Realistically, how many people share the same name as a terrorist? I had a friend by the name of Chris Johnson who had been flagged. If one Chris Johnson is a bad guy...all the rest are not, and I bet that's a lot of Johnsons. What made it funny was that he had a top secret clearance but still got flagged at airports.
Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'
like I really want a 7 meter ground sloth in my back yard...
NOAA: Earth Smashed A Record For Heat In May 2014, Effects To Worsen
I saw the map they published. They have the western Great Lake region just slightly below normal, and the eastern great lakes above average. Lake Ontario is currently at 46F in June, well below normal...yet this map has the Lake Ontario region as "above average".
The Earliest Bird To Sip a Flower
yet we have procedures today for gay couples to have biological children together...
Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?
I always lose my GPS signal the moment I enter Canada. With international roaming off, I lose GPS as soon as I leave the US. That doesn't sound very satellite based. Does any GPS service use satellites these days?
Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards
Smart, intelligent, educated women just aren't breeding as much as their lesser counterparts. Why would we expect our nations children to be getting smarter? Clearly it's natural selection gone wrong!
US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe
Wait, the graph shows humans caused global cooling between 1890 and 1920? How did we do that?
The Feds Accidentally Mailed Part of A $350K Drone To Some College Kid
The last time UPS messed up a delivery for me, their automated phone system told me where it was. When I talked to a real person and explained that my package was not delivered, he had the address where it was delivered on the computer, and the address of where it was supposed to go as well. (It was a mile away on a completely different street...I'm assuming his next stop. I just went and got it myself, just asked about a package that wasn't theirs.)
The real question is, if they have the capability to know where it was really delivered, why would they not program the handhelds to make all sorts of noise when the delivery guy screws up?
For the First Time Ever, the FAA Is Trying To Fine a Drone Hobbyist
I've heard pilots complain (@ LiveATC.net feeds) on approach at JFK of drones entering their visual range while landing on at least 2 occasions. That stuff rarely makes the news, and I don't listen to that stuff often, mainly for work purposes.
Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing
0 + 0 = 0
0 - 0 = 0
0 * 0 = 0
0 / 0 = infinity! There it is!! The big bang!!!
Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why Zebras Have Stripes
I'll be wearing my striped shirts this summer. It's the best defense against mosquitoes!
Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees
20% on ONE item, one Christmas year the store gave out 2 20% discounts. I bought my first computer when I was 18 with that 20% discount.
Speedy Attack Targets Web Servers With Outdated Linux Kernels
I didn't realize Windows servers were running Linux 2.6 under the hood...fascinating!
All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech
My ex wanted me to be prince charming, yet claimed I was too insensitive when she started talking to me with disrespect or accusing me of being incompetent or not smart enough to "properly" shingle a roof. She expected me to help out or do most of the "traditional female chores", and do all the "man chores", while we both worked full time and had a child. Not to mention she expected me to be happy in a relationship where she didn't put out, and spent far more than we could afford. She was a well educated, intelligent, good looking, had hobbies and interests, modern woman. We are both 130+ IQs, she had 2 bachelors and I had 1 (though I make 2x what she made). She left looking for something better and has spent the past 5 years saying how there are no good men out there. Even had the balls to say that to my parents. All of her friends are the same way. They take their children with them and expect as much money as they can squeeze out of their ex's. That is the modern view of "equality".
Meanwhile I remarried the most opposite person I could find...someone who enjoys taking on traditional female rolls, enjoys being a wife, enjoys taking care of a man, is not lazy in the least bit (though is also educated, has a bachelors in biochem and speaks 3 languages fluently). The budget is balanced even with my ex getting child support and my wife isn't working. I know this relationship will last, because she is not a feminist.
World of Warcraft Film Shooting Begins Early 2014
I thought they already made one...didn't Eric Cartman star in the first one?
ISPs Warn Europe — Website Blocks Don't Work
The EuroISPA is only partially right. The determined people will find a way around it, but even if you stop 50% of it, then it's worth it. How hard is it for each ISP to run DNS servers like OpenDNS and by default block out pornography unless the subscriber otherwise enables it.
ISPs Warn Europe — Website Blocks Don't Work
Internet porn in general desensitizes people to do things they normally wouldn't had they not been exposed and takes away from intimacy in general. Someone who watches child pornography did not start there, the porn that is considered acceptable by our society usually comes first. If you trace the root cause of the problem...it comes down to lust being an acceptable behavior, even homosexuality.
Final Fantasy XIV Launches To Scathing Reviews
They have declined in quality over the years...I loved 7,8, and 10. I never finished 13...just got bored. I'm hoping that the FF creator, who is over at Mistwalker now, will come out with something new. I really got into Blue Dragon.
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