top Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut
This is bottom-grade science. Too much Farquharson around at SDSU. Even the Wikipedia page is bog standard.
top The debate over climate change is..
It is mostly idiot politicians yelling at scientists.
top 'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget
I can see the headlines now: Barbara Streisand sues for trademark dilution.
top Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language
As far as enterprise development is concerned,
.NET is clearly picking up steam compared to Java. I think schools should teach C#.
Not even wrong.
(1) Just about everything is doing better than Java.
(2) .NET's fate is tied to Windows which is has ceded nearly all its market share to Android.
top NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"
I'm looking for something like: moderate
.. -1 "unix newbie"
top Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries
Spying kept the cold war from being a hot war.
Mutual Assured Destruction kept the cold war from being a hot war.
top Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing
The very same. Do check the date on your copy of that book though. While the 1996 revised edition did somewhat embrace the internet, the 1995 first edition had this to say
The Internet, wrote Gates, is one of "the important precursors of the information highway," along with PCs, CD-ROMs, phone networks, and cable systems, but "none represents the actual information highway.
... today's Internet is not the information highway I imagine, although you can think of it as the beginning of the highway."
Bill Gates: More Profit Than Prophet
top Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets
A most irritating Slashdot bug. But do take the opportunity to post something sensible, such as "Why wouldn't top bankers pay top dollars for top secrets?
top A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls
To keep the guns out of Mexico, eh? Not such a bad idea
top What Happens If You Have a Heart Attack In Space?
Well the normal procedure is to leap 500,000 feet into the air, and scatter yourself over a large area.
top SpaceX Falcon 9R Vertical Take-Off and Landing Test Flight
I wish I was a loser like Elon Musk.
top Test: Quantum Or Not, Controversial Computer No Faster Than Normal
If the computer could open a superposition of the two vials, it would go like shit off a greased shovel.
top Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?
That is incorrect, they released one email in which he asked a legal question about the precedence of laws vs executive orders. In the email, he did not raise any concerns about any programs. It did not verify his story.
You won't get better confirming evidence from the NSA.
This is how they roll. about a month and a half ago
top Lepton Universality In Question, a Standard Model Assumption
The Standard Model is a coherent, thorough description of a very large number of physical phenomena: atomic theory, radioactivity, antimatter, electromagnetism, the nuclear forces, neutral currents, neutrinos, the bewildering range of particles produced by colliders - and much more.
top OpenDNS Phases Out Redirection To Guide
You may make him commit suicide again. He's done it before, you know.
Did he redirected?
top TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker
But is he omnipresent? Or just highly maneuverable?
top New PostgreSQL Guns For NoSQL Market
Is Postgres now web scale?
That depends: are you going to blow some project to hell because you get a woody playing with software like it's a sex doll?
top How Predictable Is Evolution?
a lot of the changes are random
And here's me thinking that all
random mutations are random. Give these guys a Nobel Prize.
top Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet
... whilst only allowing the president or the military to make first contact
... only then to find out that interplanetary aliens
really hate synth music.