Stanford Bioengineer Develops a 50-cent Paper Microscope
1. It will never work.
2. Big fuckin deal. Made one myself over breakfast last week.
3. Biology is a worthless major.
4. At least 68 replies starting with the word "Actually"
5. This is proof there's no God.
6. Shut up teabagger
7. Fuck beta
8. I'm competing to be the world's biggest talking penis
9. Four PhDs? No wonder you're a dumbfuck
10. Someone dropped a bulldozer on your car? The problem is you.
Well that covers everything. Get the lights on the way out.
Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"
Long answer is nooooooooooooooooooo.
Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams
Teach it. Teach everything.....no one says the kids have to believe it. While your at it teach the weaknesses of Empiricism in a Philosophy class.
Yes, You Too Can Be an Evil Network Overlord With OpenBSD
Does this mean that I need BSD to become Evil.....?
No but it helps.
Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches
All precedents are abused. So what. When they are abused, litigate them. As soon as some idiot cops somewhere says that Fidos "woof" is a nod of approval to enter, that suspect will take it to court, and it will be litigated.
There's nothing to litigate. The Supreme Court has ruled. There is no higher court to take it to,
E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male
I've never really understood the point of sporting video games. If you're playing a game, why wouldn't you fly a spaceship or kill aliens or build a railway or raid tombs or do something that you couldn't otherwise do in real life?
Why play a soccer video game when you can just go outside and play soccer?
(Exceptions, of course, for those people with physical disabilities. If you like soccer and don't have use of your legs I suppose it makes sense, but I also assume this is a small minority of players.)
Why play chess when you can join the army......
E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male
Women need a league of their own.......preferably one without a Madonna movie attached to it.
Star Trek Economics
A Ferengi without profit is no Ferengi at all.
Best Valentine's Day gift (as recipient):
What is this "real love" thing people keep talking about ? Does it resemble sex ?
Like we know what either of those things looks like.
Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?
and no one is left to confirm it.
Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash
After all, it's the first step of automating management, and replacing all that management types with a bunch of shell scripts.
And who gets to write those shell-scripts in the end? Who? Exactly, we, the techies.
So it may be a slight inconvenience for a time, but in the end we will only have to do what the shell scripts we wrote ourselves are telling us to do. Sounds pretty much like paradise to me.
Yes but will those shell scripts be written with vi or emacs?
The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer
me dreaming of sitting at a desk coding, but the actual visuals are of Vim and nothing else.
Ah, so obviously it was a nightmare ;)
No need to turn this into a Vim vs Emacs debate.
Yes...yes there is.
....at least we can all agree either one is better than visual studio.
Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?
It's a game, a big-budget currently-supported game, not made by Microsoft or Sony, that you can play on Linux PCs (not consoles)...
I must be imagining the copy of Team Fortress 2 that came in my copy of The Orange Box for the PS3. And yes, I know that the PS3 version is hatless, but it's got the same gameplay.
.....but hats ARE the gameplay,
Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham
I have a question for the readers with professional qualifications (ie - PhD's):
Is Bill Nye qualified?
His Wikipedia article lists him as a scientist. He has no advanced degree, only a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell. He has a couple of patents, including one for ballet pointe shoes, and served as "honorary professor" for five years.
Every time the "can amateurs do real science" question comes up, the response is always a resounding NO! from the professional readers of this site. You can't do real science without an advanced degree, institutional funding, and collaboration.
In particular, he doesn't have a degree in evolutionary biology. He's an entertainer.
Does he qualify as "gentleman scientist"?
Is he the right person as spokesman for science in this debate?
(I applaud Bill Nye's contributions to science and education, and think he's eminently qualified. I just wanted to hear what the professionals think of his status as a scientist.)
That's interesting so Ham actually has more related schooling with his BA in Applied Science, with an emphasis in Environmental Biology
Google Fiber In Austin Hits a Snag: Incumbent AT&T
If only there were a million other cities actively courting Google to bring their service to them.........
I have no idea why Google just walk away if the city doesn't roll out the red carpet.
Austin needs Google a lot more than Google needs Austin.
Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking
People are frightened by what they can't control, can't predict, and don't understand. That's why people invented gods to help explain unpredictable weather and other disasters. It works that way with people too. People want other people to be predictable, controllable, and understandable.
In which religion can you control or even fully understand your god?
Naturalism lends itself better to the idea that the universe is understandable and controllable are you sure we didn't invent it?
Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off
You know what is one of the traits I like least in a person? When they assume that it's everyone else who is ignorant, rather than check their facts.
Yes, one meaning of converse - apparently the only one you know - is to take part in a conversation. However, there is another meaning which has a similar meaning to inverse and obverse.
(prenominal) reversed; opposite; contrary
something that is opposite or contrary
a categorical proposition obtained from another by the transposition of subject and predicate, as no bad man is bald from no bald man is bad
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin conversus turned around; see
So basically, your post is laden with iron.
. Such disdain. Wow.
Very irony in fact.........?
BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"
Amazon is a USA company. Why try to defend them by repeating the lie that they aren't?
If they do business in the UK they follow UK laws. Republicans get no say in the matter.
Microsoft's NSA 'Transparency' Push Remains Pretty Opaque
Replace "Microsoft" with the name of any company that suddenly got religion and is now working so hard to protect our privacy. How long did it take Google to finally get around using https and secure logins? A long fucking time, but we can't say anything about Google - because they do nifty shit like flying WiFi balloons in Africa. Meanwhile, Bill Gates is on the ground giving billions to eradicate disease -- something that actually improves peoples' lives in a meaningful way. But we still have to slam Microsoft, because Billy boy and his minions are so evil.
None of the major IT companies gave a rats ass about user privacy until Snowden leaked his information. FFS -- enough with the slamming Microsoft shit already, the 90's have been over for a long time now. Go back to trolling on The Verge or Apple Insider.
Who is Bill Gates again? Oh right he';s the guy who doesn't run Microsoft.
Remind me how many people Ballmer helped?