Student Expelled From Indiana High School For Tweeting Profanity
Sounds like good schooling (if by schooling I mean preparing him for the real world).
The same thing would probably happen if he used a company computer to post profanity: the company would probably be within their legal right to fire him.
Their compuer, their rules.
Conflict Between Occupy Wall Street Protestors and NYPD Escalating
Man, I wish I had mod points. I'd give you all 5.
Pioneer Anomaly Solved By 1970s Computer Graphics
What does it matter if he does?
He can't be heard if he DOESN'T have a Ph.D in Astrophysics?
Conversely, if he DOES have one, does that make his proposal magically valid?
Italian Scientists Demonstrate Cold Fusion?
Rossi and Focardi’s paper on the nuclear reactor has been rejected by peer-reviewed journals, but the scientists aren’t discouraged. They published their paper in the Journal of Nuclear Physics, an online journal founded and run by themselves, which is obviously cause for a great deal of skepticism. They say their paper was rejected because they lack a theory for how the reaction works. According to a press release in Google translate, the scientists say they cannot explain how the cold fusion is triggered, “but the presence of copper and the release of energy are witnesses.”
Stuxnet Virus Now Biggest Threat To Industry
Why does it always follow the outline:
[INSERT REAL OR IMAGINED DANGER HERE], so the only solution is for [INSERT GOV'T BRANCH HERE] to [INSERT DESIRED ACTION HERE].
"The growing danger, said lawmakers, makes it imperative that Congress move on legislation that would expand government controls and set requirements to make systems safer."
Stieg Larsson Is First Author To Sell 1M E-Books
This bothers me in slashdot, of all places. Articles that reference Amazon e-books ONLY COUNT THE NUMBER SOLD ON AMAZON. NOT ALL E-BOOKS!
Just like the earlier misleading story headline that e-books outsold hardcovers for the first time... NO. Amazon KINDLE e-books outsold HARDCOVER books on AMAZON for the first time.
There are plenty other e-book and physical book sellers out there that are NOT amazon. It doesn't emcompass the whole literary universe, so it shouldn't be written as such.
Lord of the Rings Online To Go Free-To-Play
From their FAQ:
# I have a lifetime subscription to LOTRO. What will Free-to-Play mean for me?
As a lifetime subscriber to LOTRO, you will keep all of your membership privileges and are automatically upgraded to VIP status. You will receive 500 Free Turbine Points every month like the other VIPs, but you do not have to pay a monthly fee since you are a lifetime member. All you have to do is keep playing the game and visit the LOTRO Store to spend your free points and enjoy the wealth of new a la carte items and options to enhance your game experience.
Stand and Deliver Teacher Jaime Escalante Dies
I'm going to cry. Really.
I had the blessing to meet Mr. Escalante just a few months ago, before he was diagnosed with cancer. What a wonderful, wonderful man.
They should name schools after people like him.
Will Smith In For Independence Day 2 & 3
In this one, the aliens come back with a different OS, and now running Antivirus!
New Chrome Beta Adds Privacy Controls, Translation Option
Does it also allow for control over Auto Updates?
Apple Sues HTC For 20 Patent Violations In Phones
Apparently, it seems to think so. From the complaint:
"The '381 Patent, entitled "List Scrolling And Document Translation, Scaling, And
Rotation On A Touch-Screen Display," was duly and legally issued on December 23, 2008 by
the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A copy of the '381 Patent is attached hereto as
40. Apple is the exclusive and current owner of all rights, title, and interest in the
'381 Patent, including the right to bring this suit for injunctive relief and damages."
Blender 3D Incredible Machines
I think you mean, "Yours neither." ;-)
Perfect example of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry's_law
Microsoft Exec Says, "You'll Miss Vista"
You know, that sounds like a threat to me...
Faulty Marvell Chips Delay SATA 6G Launch
I wonder if The Green Gobllin had anything to do with it...
Suggestions For Learning FPGA Development At Home?
I second the recommendation for the FOLD book.
I used it in college (also about 15 years ago), and I loved it so much I ended up buying an updated version when I ran across it at a Half-Price books recently.
If you've never done logic design, it will take you from the basics on.
Most Companies Won't Deploy Windows 7 — Survey
"Have No current Plans" != "Won't Deploy"
Two years ago, my company had "No Current Plans" to move our MS Applications to their 2007 versions, but here we are, with Office/Exchange/Sharepoint all 2007.
"No Current Plans" may just mean just that... they don't have any plans. That's a far stretch from "we won't".
SQL in a Nutshell
while the "Nutshell" books make great gifts for someone somewhat experienced in a topic, it needs to be pointed out that they're not necessarily the best option for a beginner.
I Do Most Of My Gaming These Days On My...
mainly, the upfront expense of getting a dedicated gaming box is what keeps me tied to my pc.
that, and Guild Wars.
Flu Models Predict Pandemic, But Flu Chips Ready
Yeah, and we all know how well models work in the real world.
Organized Online, Students Storm Gov't. Buildings In Moldova
Seriously, am I the only one that thought "isn't that the fictional Dilbert country" when I first read this?