Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use
I'm a student at Rice, where James Tour teaches. First semester my freshman year, I made the mistake of trying to take Organic Chemistry with James Tour as my professor.
That class proved to me that I was not, in fact, a chemical engineer.
I switched to Computer Science the next year, but it always makes me laugh seeing Prof. Tour's name.
DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size
If you want to beat piracy, here's a checklist:
1. One website on which to sell the movies
2. Streaming or download at your leisure cross-platform
3. A price that is reasonable (at least, considered reasonable by some portion of people; don't get snippity with me)
If you skip any of those, I will still be able to pirate it more easily. I once spent 15 minutes trying to find a legitimate way to watch a movie on my Linux laptop. If you want me to buy stuff, don't make it so difficult.
Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You
Nope. This is exactly what I expected. Thanks for playing.
Also, why do you have a link-bait title? Have we stooped so low?
44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted
And I wish more of the remaining 56% would follow suit...
Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions
the more I either like him or consider him a lunatic... or both. I can't decide.
How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?
Finally! I've been preparing myself for VR with a low field of view by squinting my eyes in everyday tasks! I knew this would pay off.
Google Flu Trends Gets It Wrong Three Years Running
Learn from nature! Google needs a genetic algorithm that modifies itself every flu season.
The fittest algorithm will survive to infect thousands.
What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?
I can't wait for the headline "Presidential Tesla catches fire while stopped on the highway"
Whatever happened to the fires?
US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances
You were doing good until you started off with 'meaningful'.
So when he hadn't typed anything at all, his message was doing well...
Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?
The more I read about Dorian Nakamoto, the more I want him to be Satoshi. That would make it an even better story.
Unfortunately as it stands, this is just a story of a journalist with an obsession and some amount of tunnel-vision. The more you want something to be true, the more blind you are to evidence against it.
At least he got a free lunch.
Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?
I know a guy who recently became an "officer" of a large corporation. He's a lawyer who's climbed his way up the corporate ladder, and his most recent promotion has added him to the group of officers (150 officers out of the 250k employees)
When I asked him what an officer was, he said, "It's a person who gets paid more than they're worth."
This man is a bit of a remorseful capitalist.
Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?
I'm a college student studying Computer Science now, but I've been programming as a hobby for a while now. "Programming" and "understanding computers" are two very different things.
In my humble opinion, any classes taught to the younger folk shouldn't be focused on programming. The classes should teach people what functions computers serve in our society, what limitations they have, what sorts of things are happening at a slightly lower level, etc. Of course, such a class would involve some amount of programming, but programming alone won't teach people all that much about computers.
This sort of class would help give people more realistic expectations out of computers and the people working with computers.
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