Genetically Modifying an Entire Ecosystem
Ice-nine, my favorite example of not thinking things all the way through. That and the Army Corp of Engineers constant fucking with the Mississippi River.
All Your Child's Data Are Belong To InBloom
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
That would be the "phrase that pays" from a Catholic grade school education fifty years or so ago.
Why Internet Television Isn't Quite Ready To Save Us From Cable TV
AT&T knew this would happen, my monthly DSL bandwidth has a soft cap of 150 GB with extra data charged @ $10/per additional 50 GB. AT&T thinks 5 gigs a day should be enough for anyone, my grand kids would beg to differ; they are very network intensive with Ipods and tablets and a roku box and video messaging and netflix and youtube and "grampa could you get us " which means a torrent download with appropriate uploading and more bandwidth...
Tar Pitch Drop Captured On Camera
Pitch may be a dictionary synonym for tar or bitumen, but out in the real world pitch is not asphalt. Pitch is an entirely different beast from its bituminous asphalt derived cousin, as anyone that has had the displeasure of replacing a pitch based roofing system by means of a roof tear off can attest.
Kinda like cramming windoze and debian into the same definition of an OS. For a site that claims to be befitting of nerds the articles increasingly seem to be reported by the local 6:00 news team. I believe netcraft has confirmed it; slashdot has jumped the shark.
New World Record For Electric Car Speed: 204.2 MPH
Now I can't get the damn song outta my head...
Introducing the NSA-Proof Crypto-Font
Debian Says Remove Unofficial Debian-Multimedia.org Repository From Your Sources
I've had this repo in my apt list forever, it's changed names three times and has had two maintainers since I've added it to my list. It's where the dvd decrypter deally lived and a better mplayer package and well surprise, multi-media packages that were/are bleeding edge compared to the stock debian fare. I changed my apt source ages ago to reflect the title change after I noticed apt-get was pitching a fit; it only took opening up another browser tab and going to the multi-media web site to see why. You have to manually edit/write a file to add the repo, manually grab and load the key. Jeeze, I always have to add non-free and contrib on a new default install.
I'm cutting the muti-media maintainer lotsa slack, I appreciate his effort.
What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?
Prolly just a matter of personal pride as much as anything else. And now that I've been running debian for ages and have gotten use to maintaining it at the desktop and server level on my home LAN I just prefer it over any microsoft product.
NetBSD 6.1 Has Shipped
i see what you did there...
The Forgotten Macro Language of HTML: XBL 2.0
yup. i need to use firefox when selling on ebay cuz chrome doesn't work right; photobucket chokes on firefox, gotta fire up chrome to access certain features...
Ask Slashdot: Linux Friendly Video Streaming?
a roku hockey puck and plex media server running on my debian server and also my debian desktop. if i can't find what i want on netflix or any of the other channels on the roku i grab a torrent. i was using a soft-modded 1st gen xbox and xbmc but got the roku for Christmas. there are compromises using either set-up.
Are There Any Real Inventors Left?
Building the Ultimate Safe House
you start with a deeper hole...
A Supercomputer On the Moon To Direct Deep Space Traffic
they gonna build it by that big body of moon water?
Canadians To Get Unbundled Cable TV Channels
The best damn tv show ever was 100% Canadian. Trailer Park Boys.
Is a "Net Zero" Data Center Possible?
ground level solar will never work to power the cloud. there's too much shade. duh.
Connecticut Resident Stopped By State Police For Radioactivity
Would he have been pulled over if he had a few hundred pounds of rock salt in his trunk instead?
Can Open Hardware Transform the Data Center?
can opener hardware in a data center?
Backdoor Trojan For Windows Ported To Mac OS
AT&T supplied me with a small piece of hardware for my adsl connection. AT&T refers to it as a modem even though it doesn't modulate or demodulate anything. Hopefully this dumbing down of language doesn't creep into areas where specific words are used to convey precise meanings, like medicine or engineering.
Playing Around With Tracking Protection In IE9
Of course they think of their computer as an appliance, that is how PC makers market them. That is how Microsoft markets Its OS. And to throw in an automotive analogy, it's how Toyota markets their vehicles.