A Closer Look At Immersion Cooling For the Data Center
Ceglia Sues For 50% Facebook, Old Emails as Evidence
Since when is something said in an email legally binding, especially in the corporate world?
Amazon Named the "Most Reputable Company"
"largest 150 companies based on revenue in the US"
80% of Browsers Found To Be At Risk of Attack
Self-updating applications do not work well, in practice. They either are not in use constantly and will thus miss patches for a while, and then delay their use when you do want to use them so they can update, or they take the windows approach and have a service running constantly, which, when there are many applications installed, leads to performance loss.
I like the repository approach that *nix uses, as it is reliable and light on resources, though the rss/signature concept does sound as if it could be viable. The whole application installation/config/registry structure in windows may have to be changed a bit to make this work without breaking everything when an update is performed.
On another note, npackd is a windows based package management system, though it has some compatibility problems with the windows add/remove functionality already built in (cannot uninstall/update application installed regularly from npackd, and vice versa).
Time To Rethink the School Desk?
I can see this MAYBE in a private school, but NEVER in public schools. Having graduated from HS 2 years ago, I am able to say it is ridiculous how stupid kids are, and how little they understand concepts, such as money.
The chairs would be destroyed within a month. A chair isn't really going to motivate someone to do better in school; students will either do well or they wont, it is up to them to not fuck around and be little show-off pricks for their friends all the time.
Though, as I am sitting in my Aeron right now, I can say I would have loved to have them in HS.
Intel's Superchilled Test Rig
Phase change cooling is not really that extreme of a cooling system for benchmarking... go to Quakecon you will see quite a few people with it.
LN2 (or even better liquid He) on the other hand could be considered an unfair advantage.
Sony Developing 3D Screen-Sharing Technology For Two Players
Why is this any kind of news? I saw and used this years ago demoed by NVIDIA at Quakecon.
Bridging the Digital Divide In Uganda, By Freight
Now the tables have turned:
I am an American prince and I need your help to access my millions of dollars being held in a bank, and in return I will let you keep 10%.
All you have to do to get you share of the money is to wire me $3000 for the unlocking fee at the bank.
Sony Can Update PS3 Firmware Without Permission
Just wait until the first time they accidentally brick some systems.
Anti-Cancer Agent Stops Metastasis In Its Tracks
But why, oh why, would you want to give the most intelligent beings on Earth (mice) cancer?
Crytek Thinks Free Game Demos Will Soon Be Extinct
"A free demo is a luxury we have in the game industry that we don't have in other industries such as film"
what are trailers? they provide about the same relative amount of the product before paying for it
Sid Meier and the 48-Hour Game
never realized keanu reeves was into programming
Can Ubuntu Save Online Banking?
This will still leave you vulnerable to DNS/ARP spoofing, for example if someone is on your wireless.
Suggestions For a Coax-To-Ethernet Solution?
Ethernet cable pairs are not simply "4 pairs ...of approximately the same length" it is 4 pairs twisted together in a precise pattern such that NEXT/FEXT is minimized and optimum signal quality is obtained. The pairs each have a different tightness in their twists resulting in (especially in longer runs approaching the 100m limit) significantly different wire lengths.
I recommend using the existing coax to pull Cat5/6 through and leave one or two coax in case they are ever needed later.
If Everyone Had To Pass A Particular 101 Course, It Should Be About...
Being a college freshman living in an apartment with 3 other guys I find it staggering how little life skills some people have acquired prior to leaving home. I think that some of people's issues with operating in the 'real world' may be attributed to laziness, but some things just amaze me such as them wondering "why do I have to run the dryer 3 times to dry some jeans"; I go look at it and they have been running it on the lights setting and have a carpet in the lint trap.
7.5 Micron Thick RFID Tag
at the albertsons around where i live, there are little scanners you can carry around, which you use to scan your items as tou put them in your cart
when oyu walk in you scan your "albertsons preffered card" (dont worry they dont charge you for any of this) and a machine unlocks a scanner gun from its holder. the scanners are nice; they have screens which display an itemised list with individual prices, and a running subtotal. after you get your scanner there is a holster type thing on the handles of the cart which the gun fits into. as you are shopping you casually scan your items and throw them into bags. this also works for produce that need to be weighed (each variety of produce has its own 4-5 digit which you enter into a scale which prints out a barcode and sticker for you to scan. after completeing you shopping you scan a special barcode on a big sign that says finish shopping. you leave your gun. you go up to any self checkout and scal your albertsons card, it fetches your items from the gun, you pay, and ur outta there
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