top Is the App Store Broken?
Advertising is marketing. But not all marketing is advertising.
For example, how did you learn about adblock?
top 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.
top FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars
I'd be pretty cnocerned about them too.
top Research Project Pays People To Download, Run Executables
Don't you accept Unicode Pounds over there?
top 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.
top Homeopathic Remedies Recalled For Containing Real Medicine
top 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.
top 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?
top Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US
The Day after Tomorrow was released in 2004.
top 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.
top 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?
top Berkeley Scientists Plan To 'Jurassic Park' Some Extinct Pigeons Back To Life
Bring back a mammoth.
* figuratively, not literally, please.
about a year and a half ago
top 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.
top The Billions In Mobile Ad Money Nobody Can Grab
Not really a mystery. M = 1000 in Latin
top Andromeda On Collision Course With the Milky Way
What size bomb will we need?
top Russia Threatens Pre-emptive, Destructive Force On US Missile Defense
I wonder if "destructive pre-emtive force" means exactly what we initially think.
Perhaps the Russians are hinting of something more subtle, a stuxnet style attack on the systems there.
Of course, I'm not suggesting for one moment they could actually pull it off...
top One In Eight Chance of a Financially Catastrophic Solar Storm By 2020
> if the shit really hits the fan,
Shit hitting the fan won't matter so much if the fan isn't spinning.