Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage
Short men tend to get married later but stay married longer.
I really shouldn't skip words:
"Short men tend to get ... longer."
PS: it hasn't worked for me so far. I'm still very short.
NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest
I thought a delaware might be a metric unit for measuring area: like a hectare, only a bit larger.
Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America
Actually, there is strong evidence that the Native Americans discovered America.
No. Their ancestors did. The Asian people who first discovered North America were not, by definition, native to America - they were native Asians. Their descendants were native Americans, but by then, North America had already been discovered.
Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility
Really they should just take a leaf from Ubuntu, and tell everyone that they have replaced Windows Bellowing Ballmer with Windows Nifty Nadella.
The "Man In the Moon" Was Created By Mega Volcano
I have never seen a man in the moon - but I can detect a rabbit. And so did the CHinese: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?
Windows Nein just had a wrong sound to it.
I heard that requires the .NYET framework
Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans
Science is about reproducible results. Publish the details of your experiment, so I can perform your experiment (and variations on it) myself. Your claim is strengthened if I get the same results you do.
The only person who could reasonably reproduce an experiment would be another scientist within the same area of science. A random member of the public lacks knowledge, time, and equipement to reproduce any scientific experiment - and most of all any person, scientist or otherwise, lacks the time to reproduce all the experiments they would need to do in order to avoid trust.
Trust is at the core of science - you trust journals and reputable scientists not to lie, because you cannot afford universal scepticism.
Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling
Early human life must have been gritty when things weren't bountiful.
With twelve hours of darkness per day (on average), and needing only eight hours sleep, they had a LOT of time in the dark while awake. Especially in winter. I reckon they must have had a lot of snuggling up time on their hands.
Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot
While the IS stuff is rather a hot news item, I do not agree that slashdot is really the place for it. One of the reasons I look at Slashdot is to get a nice newsfeed without 5 items per day about wild muslims.
Damn! There goes my new article about about "Emacs or Vi? Which do wild Muslims prefer?"
Interviews: David Saltzberg Answers Your Questions About The Big Bang Theory
While I do not fall on the recorded Autism spectrum. The way they make Sheldon would be very insulting to people with these problems.
While having Asperger's can bring some problems it can also bring strengths and pleasures (e.g. Aspie "special interests" can be great fun, almost like being in love, but with a topic rather than a person). I wouldn't refer to Asperger's simplistically as a "problem". It is a condition with problems and advantages - and also some differences that are just plain neutral.
Referring to the autism spectrum as unqualified "problems" is part of the problem. Asperger's isn't a defect, it is a difference with positives and negatives.
PS: quite a few people on the spectrum think Sheldon is great. At least we get a vaguely recognisable Aspie character who has some strengths (genius, can be very generous with money) and obvious weaknesses (not all of which are core Aspie weaknesses - e.g. his narcissism is more Sheldon than Aspie).
Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease
Given this, dogs are probably better judges of people than we are.
Clearly dogs should be employed in recruitment departments.
Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet
Apache Struts, Tomcat, and elasticsearch (mentioned in the summary) are all written in java.
To me, that indicates a JAVA vulnerability, not a Linux vulnerability.
"Write once, exploit everywhere."
Geneticists Decry Book On Race and Evolution
Design, but looking at a dachshund, I wouldn't use the term "intelligent".
Of course it is intelligent design: the annoying dogs are all short and cannot run fast. That makes it easier to get away from them. Would you want a dachshund that could run like a greyhound?
Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space
I always walk around outside looking at the ground (don't like the sight of moving people).
Google isn't going to film my face from space - at least, not until they cover the ground with mirrors.
Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome
And it's true we should not have to do crap like this to use our netflix accounts!
Now, try doing that outside the US, where you are also blocked because of location, not just OS.
Linux Kernel Shuffling Zombie Juror Aka 3.16 Released
The article suggests that Arch will be the first distribution to have 3.16, but Gentoo got there before it,
Reminds me of a kindergarten: "I was first! No, me! But I did it before you!"
Now, children, why can't we all play nicely?
Comparison: Linux Text Editors
Agreed. Without geany there, this comparison is not very useful. Whenever I was using Linux, I missed notepad++, until I found out about geany.
You know, Notepad++ will run perfectly fine in Linux under Wine. It isn't that hard to install and use. I have Notepad++ and TextPad on my Linux desktop right now.
The Linux police don't come and arrest you if you install your favourite Windows programs in Linux.
Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
Of the winners in computing, those that won because of technical merit are swarmed by those that won for other reasons.
Things win because they are "good enough", for a "reasonable enough" price, at the right time - but it helps if they are being pushed by a ruthless, anti-competitive monster monopoly.
Australia Repeals Carbon Tax
How come your neighbor New Zealand can do better?
Because we haven't worked out yet how to lure Tony Abbott across the Tasman (and leave him there).
White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales
The Death Star proved that. Overwhelming support. Brushed under the rug. This administration is a joke.
They should have asked Tesla to build Death Stars ... and let them sell those direct to the public. Kill two birds with one stone.
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