Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry
And deprive noble farmers of the water they need to grow the crop used to make workman's jumpsuits?
You'd have an easier time convincing him to "turn back" on the Ukraine.
Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"
Well from GMs perspective, until Tesla gets a Government Bailout they will remain a fringe brand.
Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist
This is a freaking fantastic piece of tech -- but it really needs to be given a much larger budget and a better design team to make this something the masses would wear.
But for a prototype, it's just fine.
Hopefully someone with the design sense of Apple will buy them and take this to the next level.
Other applications like a Personal Assistant or Scout would be great add-ons for usage as well.
My toy collection is ...
I'm into BDSM and I consider some of my partners "toys".
So yes -- the term is quite nebulous
The Physics of Space Battles
I remember seeing something a few years back that made the case that Ship to Ship space battles would be fought by AI Drones. Due to the extreme 3D maneuverability of small craft with thrusters , humans wouldn't stand a chance against machines capable of making advanced tactical calculations in milliseconds.
Whether or not projectiles would trump high powered energy weapons would depend on the sorts of shielding and materials in use to create spacecraft with.
However, a rapid fire rail gun does seem like it would be ideal for close quarters combat and require less energy to penetrate shielding and armor.
But perhaps more exotic ammo than slugs would be more useful, imagine a round that on impact would release rapidly replicating nano-bots that eat through the ship's hull until there was no ship or deliver an EMP to disable the systems.
Yahoo Shuttering Its Web Directory
Last time I saw the Yahoo Web Directory was circa 1999 -- and it was an outmoded next to useless service back then compared to Yahoo search (which was top dog at the time)
I had just assumed they'd shuttered it, what with Google kicking their ass so hard that they all but left the Search market to focus on acquiring trendy startups in other areas so they could run them into the same sort of irrelevancy they did with Search.
Water Discovered In Exoplanet Atmosphere
I don't know, but it sounds expensive and most likely french.
Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave
I was just about to try out Wave on my new iPhone after I finished deleting system32 to make my PC go faster
Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation
All major media based .coms should just block access to all users coming in from Canada.
Let's show those backwater twerps what power they really have over the Internet.
Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State
Yeah, except that a single company shouldn't have to spend a bajillion dollars in order to be able to sell cars without having to kowtow down to dealer cartels.
That's why the Federal Government needs to get involved -- no one should have to sell their product through a middleman.
Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows
In favor of "Blatant Attempt at Ripping-Off the Apple Store"
Not as catchy, but accurate
When Scientists Give Up
I'm sure Chinese Firms would love to have scientists educated at the top US Universities conducting research for them.
America is fast becoming a Design and Services Economy, best to leave the real innovation to China and others.
New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption
These game changing big events are well beyond any FEMA planning.
Planning or not, FEMA will always do a Heck of a Job
US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process
Will get you put on the No-Fly List.
3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple
Give me an editable path bar I can enable
Command+Tab > Tab to Finder / Command + SHIFT + G
Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?
I have 3 identical Backpacks that contain the following
1 Pump Action Shot Gun
1 .45 handgun
10 boxes of ammo for each gun
1 Spyder hunting/Utility knife
a couple dozen dehydrated meals
Sumo mini cooker
4 propane cans for teh Sumo
2 gallons of Water
A couple pouches of Beef Jerky
2 20" lengths of nylon rope
1 travel sized 1st Aid kit
I keep one in my Car, one at home in the Hall Closet and one as a GeoStash out in an outlaying sparsely populated area I can get to by foot if needed. The contents of these bags are very versatile and will cover me in the case of Zombie Apocalypse, Governmental Collapse/Tyranny, Alien Invasion and oh yes... Earth Quakes
NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue
Sounds like the obvious answer is "Then don't watch it."
People such as yourself who tell people to just give something up if they don't like a particular issue with it are fucking morons.
The world is not made of absolutes, nothing is perfect and companies are out to make a profit off the back of the consumer.
And if you had any actual capacity for thought in that little numbnut that rattles around in that cranial cavity of yours, you'd have realized that that bit about "consumers will govern companies in the market place" is antiquated 19th century BULLSHIT that no longer has any merit.
Companies no longer need to care about the consumer, when they have so many different ways of obtaining revenue without having to rely upon the pennies you have to offer. And it's a well known fact that the most PROFITABLE companies are the most HATED by consumers. Companies like Comcast are laughing all the way to the bank. Seems pissing all over consumers pays quite well.
You think ticket sales amounts to fuck-all compared to all the Licensing and Merchandising fees the NFL takes in every year?
Fact is there is not a single Public Company that you can control with your little fist full of pocket change. And the only thing consumers hurt by giving up services for things they actually enjoy over idealistic bullshit is themselves -- not the corporate target of their ire.
EFF: US Gov't Bid To Alter Court Record in Jewel v. NSA
If you believe that elections actually matter at all, I am sorry to inform you that you are seriously deluded. Corporations write the laws, Corporations have their lobbyists give the law to their pet Congressman, Congressman gets kickbacks and hot insider trading tips.
You, the "pleeb taxpayer" get fucked in the ass.
It doesn't matter who you vote for, blue or red, it's all just a shell game for the people with the real power.
Mozilla Dumps Info of 76,000 Developers To Public Web Server
Back in the day you'd count yourself lucky be be dumped onto a server to play a serious of deadly games on an electric matrix in the hopes of finally having a face off with the Overseer of Games, who looks just like your dick-head suspender wearing boss who always asking you to "ummmm yeah, come in on Saturday mmmm'kay?" like a question, as if you could actually say no, in heated one on one combat, only to ultimately prevail when you send a blazing disk straight through his face and watch in rapt glee as he disintegrates before your eyes.
Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police
A distinction can be made here
I'm sorry, but what exactly was this distinction? Maybe you see some distinction here -- I see this as spying with the intent to pass on data about me to others. And just because I don't dabble in CP, I wonder what other things they "tip" off about? Political leaning, "trigger" keywords? The point is, Google has shown they are a very active part of the Totalitarian System that pits the interests of an overbearing and increasingly fascist Government and crony Corporate Personhoods over the interests of the "sheeple" by monitoring and reporting every aspect of their lives in order and circumvent any remnants of Constitutional Protections, since Google doesn't have to give a shit about your "rights".
Just added a couple pics from yesterdays shoot at Dalva.
Overall, the shoot went really well. I was very pleased with the makeup provided by Kamilla and the models were of course a pleasure to work with.
Being that I'm sitting on an 80gig dedicated server at a rather fab colo facility, I feel I need to get off my butt and put together my own portfolio page... the musecube thing doesn't cut it. So be looking for my link to update to a real online portfolio with many pics. On that vein, I'm also thinking about putting together an online mens rag, not porno, but something akin to Maxim but strictly photographic... but more on that later.
Wow, getting lots of demand for my photoskills by models here in SF.
I just did a shoot last Saturday with Christy Holt which turned out very well.
This Sunday I will be doing a shoot on location with pin-up girls Susan Church and Dangerrr Doll. This shoot is already shaping up to be a very wild and fun happening complete with cat fight and plenty of that glam we all love. So be prepared for some very hot shots with these 2 done up to the 9's and at each others throats!
Also, Starri Noir has asked to pose as well. I am honored by that because of her affiliations with Eric Kroll, who's work I happen to greatly admire.
I am looking forward to doing some very obscure and artsy shots with her in the next week or so.