top Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft
Alas, no. I hate M$ as much as the next geek, but I have to admit there is nothing like that. There are all sorts of open source mail clients and some calendar tools and IM clients, and some will connect to an Exchange server, but sadly, nothing open source can touch MS Outlook + Lync. Individual products have some of the functionality, but nothing has it all, and nothing has it integrated like MS. Doesn't seem like an itch that the open source devs want to scratch.
top Can Our Computers Continue To Get Smaller and More Powerful?
The one word answer is "Yes". Betteridge's law of headlines is finally broken.
top Type 225 Words per Minute with a Stenographic Keyboard (Video)
All broadcast TV in North America must be captioned. Pre-recorded shows can be captioned in advance. Anything live, news, sports, award shows, current events shows etc are all captioned live and in real-time using steno. While you are watching the show, someone with a steno machine is watching the same broadcast and transcribing it live. The steno goes to a computer that translates it to English, and then by modem or vpn to the studio's caption encoder and on to the tv. A small but thriving industry.
top Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?
Rent control? No wonder there is a shortage of affordable housing.
top Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?
Do what my friends did. (not SF but another city where single family homes can cost over $1 mil). Three of them pooled their savings, put 10% down on an older larger house. It's at the fringes of a gentrifying area, not far from downtown. They live in the basement, and rent out the upstairs. The rent pays over half the mortgage. In a year or two they will have enough equity to put a down payment on another house. Moral of the story - pay yourself rent, not a landlord.
top Injecting Liquid Metal Into Blood Vessels Could Help Kill Tumors
Liquid Metal --- Cyanide.
One of these things is not like the other.
top Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go
Are programmers willing to work for $45/hr? Then that is what they are worth. Did you think the laws of supply and demand don't apply to you (you precious thing)?
top Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC
Or, you could just go to the store and buy some.
Guy from Seattle
top NASA Approves Production of Most Powerful Rocket Ever
Nasa 2014 - about $18 billion
Iraq + Afghanistan - $4 to $6 trillion
So about 200 to 300 times more for the war than what NASA gets this year. about a month and a half ago
top Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry
What Taxi owners enjoy is a system of "Supply Management". It artificially creates scarcity, eliminates competition and keeps prices high. The owners of the medallions make a fortune, the taxi drivers make less than minimum wage, and the consumer gets a bunch of problems including waiting far too long for cabs at peak times (bars close or cruise ships arrive). As with many things done with good intentions and counter to market forces it has the opposite effect of what you claim is intended.
top U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception
Not believing in a deity (because perhaps you see no convincing evidence of one) means that one possible explanation - "God made everything" is rejected. There are any number of other possible explanations of how the universe came into existence, and you might choose one based on observation and evidence rather than faith. Or do you think that belief and faith are the same thing?
top Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change
Anthropocentric global warming is being forced down our throats. But not in the way you meant.
top That Toy Is Now a Drone
How is it not a kids toy?
top Expedia To Accept Bitcoin
1. "bitcoin has too much fluctuation for them to hold it" - correct
2. Do you want to show up at the hotel and be told you have to pay more to make up the short fall - What shortfall? See #1.
top Brownsville SpaceX Space Port Faces More Regulatory Hurdles
Mod the hell up and close the thread. Not much left to say.
top Solar Impulse 2 Makes First Flight
Windmills do not work that way. Good night.
top Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
"When women are paid less then men for the same work" - Where are these women? I want to hire them. If they will do the same work as men for less money, I am going to replace all the men that work for me with these women. Any sensible employer would do the same.
top Mental Illness Reduces Lifespan As Much as Smoking
Mod way up. I have a relative who has moderately severe schizophrenia. Unable to make good decisions is exactly what this condition causes. Add in some paranoid delusions and you have a person who seems perfectly ok (on a good day) but is utterly incapable of functioning in society.
top China May Build an Undersea Train To America
You just listed the long term goal. The immediate goals of a terrorist act is to cause terror and to provoke a disproportionate reprisal. The reprisals helps further radicalize people and help recruit more members. I think they succeed on all 3 short term goals. As for the long term goals, the war isn't over yet.
top An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities
The problem is Engineers can read and write but Artsies can't do math.
My engineering degree required 5 full-year Arts courses along with all the math science and engineering. These were the same courses that students in the faculty of Arts took. Writing a coherent essay is something anybody should be able to do,
On the other hand, how do you teach even beginning level engineering classes to someone who last took math and science in the 10th grade. Even if you dumbed it down for the Artsies, first year physics for example, without trig and calculus would be impossible. Chem 100 without Chem 11 and 12?
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