Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius
So you have to remember 6 numbers to be able to perform a division giving you pi with 7 digits' accuracy. Seems like a poor deal.
Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment
Of course it's in men's interest to keep women subordinate so they can be more easily exploited (and it would be in women's interest to do the same to men (...)).
I fail to see why - what has this to do with gender? Does your statement still make sense if we replace "men" or "women" with "people"? Do you believe that men are women are natural enemies?
NSF Report Flawed; Americans Do Not Believe Astrology Is Scientific
Apparently you don't what astrology is either, if you think that horoscope is a synonym of astrology. Horoscopes are interpretations or charts of astrology and not necessarily "astrologic" if made in entertainment purpose. Horoscopes are (possibly) a product of astrology.
Other examples for clarification:
- excrement analyses are not synonymous with proctology
- notes are not synonymous with musicology
- Windows is not synonymous computer science
Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science
My point was rather that you cannot substitute astrology with horoscopes - they are a different thing. Many of those people that think that astrology is a science (I have not that opinion) would probably think that newspaper horoscopes and most horoscopes out there are pure entertainment (vs. real scientific horoscopes done by professional astrologists). Therefore the two questions produce such different answers - not because a third of the participants are dyslexic or have auditory processing disorders.
Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science
But likewise, if you would ask random people
1. Is astronomy scientific?
2. Are celestial maps scientific?
I bet the latter questions would get significantly less positive answers.
Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'
This has to do with discrimination: paying someone less than someone else for the same work simply because of the color of their skin.
Unproved assumption. The same fallacy often occurs, when non-caucasian people are discriminated against. I bet the the same thing would have happened, if the employee would have come from a Eastern European country. It's not about race, it's about money.
I think wearable computing will take off...
Most people want to have the opportunity to hand off their device for whatever reason, even if it's "hey, look at these pictures of my cats."
In ten years, this will sound as absurd as the predictions in 1950's that we would communicate in the future by having robots deliver us letters from each other.
When the number of wearable computer users reach a critical mass and the technology is sufficiently advanced, there's absolutely no need to hand over a mobile device - content can be transferred to another device nearby so easily that the process will seem almost telepathic.
Backdoor Discovered In Netgear and Linkys Routers
From a security stand-point it is not a good practice - if any of those non-essential services are compromised, so is the router.
Do Non-Technical Managers Add Value?
Some do, some don't.
Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop
It is possible to have a network connection without having an Internet connection. So the mail can be sent to another computer on the local network, which fetches the page with wget and mails it back.
On the other hand, he doesn't say that hasn't a Internet connection - he just says that "I generally do not connect to web sites (...)".
Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews Arrive
You can twist anything to be undesirable by asking questions like that.
What's a car, besides a horse needing gasoline and which can't be eaten after it dies of old age?
What's a hoover, besides a brush needing electricity?
What's a house, besides a tent which cannot be moved as necessary?
Kim Dotcom's Mega Fileshare Service Riddled With Security Holes
But occassionally there some real malice, which is then easy to explain away with the rush. The FBI has a history of hiring cybercriminals as undercover agents (e.g. Kevin Poulsen, or the operators of DarkMarket, a cybercrime forum where the FBI had admin rights after getting the forum head to co-operate).
Happy (Early) Bday! :) SMS Txt Msgs Turn 20
Pizza is eaten everywhere in the world, what's weird about that?
FBI Dad's Misadventures With Spyware Exposed School Principal's Child Porn
What is a "simple wipe"? Is there a "complex wipe"? There's no such thing - a wipe is a wipe, and if the software survived, there was no wipe.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee Accuses UK Government of "Draconian Internet Snooping"
Or the Insurance Companies may not give me the discounts I would deserve to have being a member of a gender causing less accidents.
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Place To Relocate?
Exaggeration. Many companies provide 30 days of paid holidays but AFAIK only 25 is legally required. Of course there are several public holidays on top of the normal holiday (relating to Christianity) which do not exist in USA or many other, especially non-European, countries.
35 hours a week is also not a standard, I think 38-40 hours is more common in white-collar professions.
Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident
It is entirley possible that the 93 % are right, if the worst 7 % are REALLY BAD drivers.
jQuery 2.0 Will Drop Support For IE 6, 7, 8
If you work in a big corporation and have to implement a feature for web site and have to support only a certain browser, for example IE 8 and get something done until 5 p.m in the allocated time., do you think that
a) what about the the users who have installed the other browsers? Should I spend the next four hours doing unpaid work to support those as well?
b) go home and spend time with my family/watch a movie/drink a beer/go to a bar
I think the answer is pretty clear.
The Nice Guy At the World's Largest Weapons Expo
Only for a very short time.
19-Year-Old Squatted At AOL For 2 Months
Interesting is that Simons says
"I only had maybe five to ten T-shirts, a pair of jeans, and a pair of shorts (...)"
This means that he had several at least a couple of hours' periods when he was wearing just his underpants, waiting for his jeans to be washed or dried.
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