Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?
When the only jobs for Pascal programmers are teaching other people how to program in Pascal, you know there's a problem.
Fukushima Radiation Nears California Coast, Judged Harmless
You have interesting ideas for sure. Have you considered making a long, rambling and alarmist youtube video?
Is the App Store Broken?
Advertising is marketing. But not all marketing is advertising.
For example, how did you learn about adblock?
Is the App Store Broken?
Too many people want to get rich by selling apps and expect Apple to pay for the marketing of their apps for free on the App Store.
The App Store serves one purpose - not to promote your apps, but to make money for Apple.
If you want to go into business selling an app for iOS then you need to have some plan in place to market it. That doesn't mean sticking it on the App Store and hoping for the best.
If you can't afford to market your app (either by paying for advertising somewhere or just physically spending your own time promoting it) then you really shouldn't waste money or time to develop it either.
FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars
I'd be pretty cnocerned about them too.
Research Project Pays People To Download, Run Executables
Don't you accept Unicode Pounds over there?
Target Moves To Chip and Pin Cards To Boost Security
Square will have to do what PayPal Here does in territories with Chip and Pin, and that's replace their device with one that has a chip reader.
Of course, the PayPal Here reader with Chip and Pin is almost ten times the cost of the US PayPal Here swipe reader.
Homeopathic Remedies Recalled For Containing Real Medicine
Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?
Actually, that reminds me, I was meaning to ask on Slashdot if anyone has any advice as to which is the better editor, Vi or Emacs.
I'd love to know.
GCHQ Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo Users
The document estimates that between 3% and 11% of the Yahoo webcam imagery harvested by GCHQ contains "undesirable nudity".
But what percentage was desirable nudity?
Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US
The Day after Tomorrow was released in 2004.
Mikhail Kalashnikov: Inventor of AK-47 Dies At 94
"I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work – for example a lawnmower."
The Kalashnikov Lawnmower. The very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to cut every motherf***ing blade of grass in the garden, accept no substitutes.
Intelligence Officials Fear Snowden's 'Doomsday' Cache
The files are stored on the ISS, and can only be unlocked by a direct laser link communication channel.
Isn't that obvious?
Berkeley Scientists Plan To 'Jurassic Park' Some Extinct Pigeons Back To Life
Bring back a mammoth.
* figuratively, not literally, please.
Promising New Drug May Cure Malaria
... they'll all die of starvation anyway.
Maybe a bit overdramatic - but the truth is that overpopulation is every bit as much of a problem as climate change - if not more so.
One could argue these two problems may eventually even each other out - but I wouldn't like to think of that as any kind of positive solution.
The Billions In Mobile Ad Money Nobody Can Grab
Not really a mystery. M = 1000 in Latin
Andromeda On Collision Course With the Milky Way
What size bomb will we need?