Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces
Yeah, that's pretty amazing stuff! How come no one else is impressed with this? How well does it perform? Is it all it's cut out to be? Could this change the mobile web browsing game as we know it?
AMD Rejects SYSmark Benchmark
Did you notice that this compiler is linux only?
The reason why Intel compiled programs are so prevalent is because of Windows.
School Super Asks Governor To Make His School District a Prison
What a narrow argument. Let's see how it looks reversed.
Do you know what prisons are for? They're for punishment. If criminals don't have a roof over their head, they shouldn't have gotten convicted. If they don't get three meals, they shouldn't have gone to prison. If they don't have access to a fitness center, they should've hired better lawyers. Want to earn a degree? Stay out of prison! Books and computers? Should've thought of that before landing themselves in trouble.
Besides, public schools were never intended to educate.
Could You Pass Harvard's Entrance Exam From 1869?
The smartest person of that era would look like a total idiot today just trying to get by with what we take for granted -- driving a car, using a cell phone, browsing the internet, etc.
Yes, but I'm sure it wouldn't take them long to learn...
Texas Bill Outlaws Discrimination Against Creationists In Academia
Remember Turing's Halting problem? Given a description of a program, figure out if it finishes or it runs forever? You can't provide a general solution, but you can provide a specific one.
Creationism is a falsifiable theory - it just takes a really long time.
One day, either we'll all be dead, or Jesus will return.
17-Year-Old Wins Intel's $100K Science Prize
Where is the actual equation itself? I'd like to see the problems these kids are solving..
3TB Hard Drives Square Off Against Everything Else
I have a pair of the 1tb spinpoint f3 samsungs, they've worked reliably and beautifully for me for the past several months now. they're relatively cheap, not too loud or hot, and they're fast.
Ask Slashdot: Could We Reconnect Eastern Libya?
Yes, please. Someone set up an effort, and a site, and some transparency/accountability, and let's do it!
Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down
And the United States, according to the beliefs of a large part of its constituents, is in the middle of its very own.
All-Analog DIY Segway Project
At least one of those was a man.
And the project an excuse to impress women with their apparent skill in awkwardly balancing, slowly scooting, and... badly jousting.
People With University Degree Fear Death Less
How much of the fear of death measured in this study has a basis in reality?
What I mean is, if someone has reason to fear death (because of circumstance, or illness, etc.) then they probably have bigger things to worry about than getting college degrees?
Stuxnet Was Designed To Subtly Interfere With Uranium Enrichment
Can't wait for the movie adaptation. I heard they got a book in the works too???
China To Build Its Own Large Jetliner
I remember learning in school that West Africans would trade gold for salt, pound for pound, with people from Northern Africa and abroad because they didn't know how to make their own salt and they needed it to survive. It always made me wonder why they didn't just pay gold, even if it was an incredible amount, for the knowledge to secure their own salt. Producing salt wasn't all that difficult, if I remember correctly, the salt traders would just evaporate seawater in little holes in the ground and scrap up the leftovers.
NSA Says Its Secure Dev Methods Are Publicly Known
And thats exactly what they want you to think...
Man Loses Millions In Bizarre Virus-Protection Scam
I believe we shouldn't punish a person for being born poor. No one has a choice about who their parents would be.
But by that same token we shouldn't punish someone for being born rich either.
Income Tax Quashed, Ballmer To Cash In Billions
This would only work if everyone all started out with the same amount of cash, like in the board game Monopoly.
But we all know how that game ends...
Real-Time Holograms Beam Closer To Reality
I'm not sure if these two forms of holograph are related, but I watched an interesting documentary about holographs recently.
Doctor Laser: Inside the Wondrous Lab of One of the World's Last Holographers.
Learn some neat facts about this lost/dying art.
Are Games Getting Easier?
Reminds me of the 80/20 rule. Perhaps game developers realized that the returns on improving single player would account for less sales than just dropping it and marketing multiplayer.
Excitement about U.S. mid-term elections:
Former President Jimmy Carter was interviewed by Tavis Smiley recently and expressed an interesting (hint hint!) theory about all the negative ads.
He said that in his era when he was running against people like Former President Ronald Reagan they had nothing but mutual respect for each other and would refer to each other as "my distinguished opponent." But noted that the recent Supreme Court ruling, which he referred to as 'stupid', was to blame for all the negative ads and that dirty money was closely related to dirty tactics.
He was also quick to bring up the relation of negative ads to the near standstill in Congress in that once the Republicans and Democrats make it to Congress they all but hate each other. And to make matters worse, the Republican party's non-cooperation with Obama, even when he tries to push for what they had asked for months prior, has nearly succeeded in ruining Obama's popularity by blaming him for all their stubborn inactivity.
The Case For Apple Buying Facebook
You can't really compare the two.
As indicated by the images themselves, one was based on an estimate of the size of membership, and the other based on an estimate of the volume of daily social activity.
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