Aaron's Law: Violating a Site's ToS Should Not Land You in Jail
Aren't violations of contracts (like ToS) subject to civil law instead of criminal law?
Green Grid Argues That Data Centers Can Lose the Chillers
November 2012 Wired covers "hot" machine rooms in its paean to Google's data centers.
Usually by the time they've picked up a story, it's done.
Ask Slashdot: Is the Rise of Skeuomorphic User Interfaces a Problem?
and I cannot find the little floppy disk icon to save the item. Where'd it go?
Stanford Researchers Discover the 'Anternet'
Call Al Gore! We need an on-ramp to the ant-formation superhighway.
Majority of Landmark Cancer Studies Cannot Be Replicated
and does a nice bit of back reasearch Reason
Ask Slashdot: Replacement for Windows Task Scheduller
...is pretty full-featured. Consider enable task history, or wrapping the tasks in a script that logs start/stop time elsewhere.
How do you inform a non-technical person about the
Preemptively taking a site down via DNS blocking for alleged copyright violation is like torching a library after alleging they have an illegal book. It nabs the offending material, but destroys all the other books as well.
...and in the darkness bind them.
This is a good move, especially for those left who are developing on the Google "platform".
FWIW, Google ran a half-page ad in today's print Wall Street Journal touting its two-step authentication.
Book Review: The Economics of Software Quality
What Hillgiant said.
The MBA's "this is fungible" argument assumes software has uniform quality. Outsourcers' marketing plans exploit this assumption to the nines.
Severe Arctic Ozone Loss
wherein swirling holes of stratospheric cold freeze the Earth -- The Day After Tomorrow?
Netflix Creates Qwikster For DVD Only Business
The DVD business is dying fast, and they know it. Direct content delivery is the growth industry that is disrupting DVDs (and eventually CDs, games, and packaged software) out of existence, and they're jumping to the new ship before the old one is sunk.
Explain that to RedBox.
RedBox should change their name to ReedBox to thank Mr. Hastings for all the new business he's driven their way.
Robotic Labor Taking Over the World?
...and that'll will be that.
What Is the Most Influential Programming Book?
...and coupled with Kernighan and Pike's The Practice of Programming .
Why Microtransactions In Games Are Amoral
Garbage. These companies exist to earn money, which they pay their employees and invest in new games.
What did YOU get in exchange? Entertainment. Don't want to pay? Don't play.
Saudi Arabia Constructing World's Tallest Building
Wonder how many people $1.2 billion could feed. Think they'll be able to see Somalia from on top of that tall building. Could someone do the math on that?
Quite a few, especially architects, engineers, construction laborers, logistics companies, and materials suppliers. After construction, a tourist industry and thousands of support staff, maintenance technicians, office managers, and other occupants, and a large supply chain for power, water, sewer, building services, decorators, etc.
Google+ Registers 25 Million Visitors
Unified NoSQL Query Language Launched
the CODASYL people they've fresh meat.
The End of the Gas Guzzler
Nice back-of-the-envelope analysis from Tom Murphy at UCSD:
The Science of Human-Robot Love
why isn't the tag line "from the more human than human" dept.?