China Lays More Fiber, Improving Physical Connection To the Worldwide Internet
"Sparkling light carries filtered wisdom. A house with no doors enters no one."
Should Video Games Be In the Olympics?
To all those who think we should do away with figure skating, rhythmic gymnastics, etc. because those sports require panels of judges, think again.
In a game of football (or soccer) and ice-hockey, you need referees. In badminton and tennis, you need umpires. In fact most sports require arbiters of sorts. How many times have you seen a match swing from one team/player to another because of a bad call (Maradona's Hand of God, anyone)?
Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy
You can easily do a fantastic movie without much dialogue or voiceovers. In fact, the best way to do dialogue and voice overs is to let a good actor improvise. Works better than having the screenwriter do it - who should be creating potentially amazing scenes.
You mean like in a porno?
Favorite clickbait hook?
Sometimes I would just click on a link to support a website. Oh, I don't know - maybe on Slashdot.
Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?
There are two modes of thinking: focus and diffuse. To be creative, the brain needs to be in a relaxed state, i.e., to be able to form new pathways to new ideas. There are methods to induce diffuse thinking. One of them, as the article suggests, is to do mundane chores, such as clearing out old files.
In the Coursera course, Learning How to Learn by Barbara Oakley, there are anecdotes of how famous people (Thomas Edison, Salvador Dali) trigger their subconscious minds to do their biddings.
Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0
Let me get this straight.
The stock price of a company is reflected in its market cap.
The company has assets (AliBaba and Yahoo Japan) that exceeds its market cap
Shouldn't the proper conclusion drawn be that the company is undervalued, and its stock price is cheap? To label its core holding as worthless is just not helpful.
Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?
This is why I practise my procreation skills every day. I could be the last man on Earth.
3D Display Uses Misted Water
It is a movie aficionado's wet dream come true
Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor
It could still bomb.
As I understand it, Colbert will have to don on a new persona for the Late Show gig.
Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"
Imagine, not having to see the boring interior of the car, but in essence, speeding along in open space like on a motorcycle, only with better protection. I can buy into this idea if done properly.
Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal
Yes but what does common sense say?
iWatch Prototypes Could Be Ready, Apple Hires Fitness Physiologists For Tests
Maybe those experts Apple hired were not to oversee the development of iWatch but to diagnose a mass disorder that had hit its employees hard.
Hey, think differently, after all.
Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?
Try these advices and I hope they will help you.
TED Talk by Joshua Foer
"A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed - I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself."
- Georges Clemenceau
53% More Book Banning Incidents In US Schools This Year
This is just a minor setback. Any concerned parents could essentially bought their children these banned books for them to read at home. Even if children are deprived of great literature in their early lives do not mean that they cannot enjoy them at a later time.
A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest
I noticed that all the top posts highlight the issue of price versus performance.
Wouldn't a fairer comparison include the form factor of the computer as well? It is arguably possible to build a better computer than the next person, with extra ports, compute power, etc. when size is no limitation.
Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits
I watched this on CBC. Dr. Peter Lin made two good points:
(1) The study was carried out on healthy subjects. Thus the impact is minimal.
(2) Vegetarians, pregnant moms and people who are selective in their diets (college students) can benefit from supplements.
I could not find the transcript but the video is available here: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Health/ID/2424891913/
ps: just fast-forward to 2:03
Unpublished J. D. Salinger Stories Leaked On Bittorrent Site
Your summaries are way better than Coles Notes.
I am going to ace my Literature exam tomorrow.
FCC To Consider Cellphone Use On Planes
1970s: "Would you like smoking or non-smoking?"
2010s: "Would you like quiet or non-quiet?"
2090s:"Would you like stasis or non-stasis?"
Thor: The Dark World — What Did You Think?
You never even catch a glimpse of Kat Dennings' assets. She's wearing heavy clothing the whole movie.
Ahem. That's because you are not Clark Kent.
No, Oreos Aren't As Addictive As Cocaine
"Imaging if you took a hit of Oreos, got high, then got the munchies, ate Oreos, got high, then got the munchies, ate Oreos.... etc."
You should learn how to use recursion :).
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