top Australian Bureau of Statistics Doesn't Like Direct Downloads of Census Data
Was certain I had read those comments before.
about a year and a half ago
top Petition For Metric In US Halfway To Requiring Response From the White House
American cars + export?
top Ask Slashdot: Should Employers Ban Smartphones?
Sounds like you were a terrible (but sadly a stereotypical american) boss
top Origin of Neil Armstrong's 'One Small Step' Line Revealed
Because it was an amazing moment in history.
It's the same with Admiral Nelson's last words. "Kiss me Hardy" is the most famous version, but scolars now believe his actual last words were "fan, fan
... rub, rub ... drink, drink"
top Swedish Stock Exchange Hit By Programming Snafu
Thank you! Etymology-Man!
top Rare Photos: Gnu Crashing a Windows 8 Launch Event
"For example , if I were to walk into the White House,
before I could shout anything I would be moved to a "free speech zone" miles away from people where I could shout Obama / Romney is a filthy thieving lying fuck, and nobody would do anything to me."
top Dr. Richard Dawkins On Education, 'Innocence of Muslims,' and Rep. Paul Broun
Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
That's why the moon landings are a hoax! The rockets would have punched a hole in the "heaven" thingy.
top Boeing Proposes Using Gas Clouds To Bring Down Orbital Debris
In the voice of Samuel L. Jackson:
top Apple Reportedly Luring Ex-Google Mappers With Jobs
The one that works so well?
Did you ever try the old maps app? It didn't work well in a car (need to hit that tiny "next turn" button while driving), if it couldn't find a destination it just picked something that looked similar and didn't give any warning, and it had many of the same fails that iOS6 maps has (map/photo misalignment).
I hated it so much that I paid ~$50 for the Navigon app. Seems like the new app has many of the same problems, so I won't go back yet
top Space Sugar Discovered In Binary System Star
Just need some yeast and we'll have one hell of a party star!
top Widely Used Antibacterial Chemical May Impair Muscle Function
The investigators performed several experiments to evaluate the effects of triclosan on muscle activity, using doses similar to those that people and animals may be exposed to during everyday life.
top Why Microsoft Killed the Windows Start Button
Replaced it with keyboard shortcuts and Launchy
top Ask Slashdot: Ambitious Yet Ethical Software Jobs?
I think you should consider the specific company and not the whole industry when rating ethics. There are many important, ethically sound jobs in defence/money/medical industries. And there are certainly inethical stuff going on in industries that are typically considered ethical safe.
top Drones, Computer Viruses and Blowback
captured Al Qaeda members are still being treated in a humane fashion at Guantanamo Bay prison camp
Hehehe. Mod this comment funny
top Your Passwords Don't Suck — It's Your Policies
Then i'd be having this conversation face to face with him. [que Moby]
top Study Suggests the Number-Line Concept Is Not Intuitive
MS Excel was written by the people of the Yupno Valley?
That explains a lot...
top Master Engineer: Apple's "Mastered For iTunes" No Better Than AAC-Encoded Music
Hahah! beware of Poe's law...