Review: Civilization V
No need to be dismissive. Whether you like it or not, Steam is DRM. I also refuse to buy any game that requires Steam.
Bill Gates Enrolls His Kids In Khan Academy
This is why I left the tech sector and went straight into finance. That along with the ridiculous job requirements (must know every language under the sun) & ageism, staying in the tech sector for the long run didn't seem like a good idea.
Still code as a hobby though :)
Valve's Newell Thinks PS3 Needs To Be "Open Like a Mac"
Yet he has no trouble putting his games on the 360...
US Air Force To Suffer From PS3 Update
"Sony's decision had no immediate impact on the cluster; for obvious reasons, the PS3s are not hooked into the PlayStation Network and don't need Sony's firmware updates. But what happens when a PS3 dies or needs repair? Tough luck."
The PS3 stopped supporting linux installations when they introduced the PS3 slim and stopped making the original one. Why is this even news?
Bio-Detector Scans For 3,000 Viruses and Bacteria
"LLMDA can ensure food, drug and vaccine safety and help diagnose medical problems"
That's just one of the selling points. If an attack does ever occur, this will be of tremendous help.
Why Linux Is Not Attracting Young Developers
I know a few people who have been turned away from Linux whenever seeking help online from linux users. The whole "you're stupid if you can't figure it out" attitude by some users is really off-putting.
Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate
Most geeks don't, at least when it comes to the iphone. However, for most of the population, the requirements are different. They are not worried about "openness" (or Linux would have a much larger market share) but want something with a slick UI and is easy to use.
Chicago Mayor Calls For "Brainiac High"
I take it you have no clue at all about the science job market.
You work your ass off in college, then grad school, and are often required to do a post-doc these days. For what? You have a snowballs chance in hell getting tenure these days, and there is little stability in industry (especially biotech/pharma which I'm familiar with). And even if you have the PhD that is required for the job, if you don't have the right specialization, you can forget about getting the job. Add in the fact that companies are off-shoring or brining in H1B workers, why in anyone in their right mind do a science PhD?
There's a reason why if you go to the grad department of any university, it's filled with people from China and India with few if any Americans. There are no decent paying jobs for all the training and schooling required.
I know plenty of science PhD's. A lot of them still have the interest and love for science, but regret going down that path. It's hard work, little pay (compared for the training), heavily dependent on funding, and little prestige (compared to a doctor/lawyer/ibanker).
EA To Charge For Game Demos
I wonder if you actually played GT5: Prologue. It had more content than some finished racing games put out by other companies.
Los Angeles Goes Google Apps With Microsoft Cash
No, actually it's nothing like that. Reading a book doesn't require anything proprietary and it doesn't have to work with other software, etc.
But I'm sure you have more knowledge about the case than the judge who made the decision.
Nigerian "Scam Police" Shut Down 800 Web Sites
Was it this professor at Harvard who sent 600k to nigerian scammers?
De Icaza Responds To Stallman
Here is an article that goes in-depth about the entire situation
Did Chicago Lose Olympic Bid Due To US Passport Control?
And the fact that South America never held the Olympics before.
Feds Ask IT Execs To Throw Away Cellphones After Visiting China
Maybe he just has sensitive material about his company on the laptop. I've seen people in management who don't let anyone in the company, even IT, look at their laptops and it isn't because they think the IT department is incompetent or have no respect for them.
Microsoft Says No TCP/IP Patches For XP
yeah right, more like MS wants people to move onto Windows 7
Microsoft Launches Its Own Open Source Foundation
Embrace. Extend. Extinguish.
Former Intel CEO Andy Grove Wants Struggling Industries To Stop Slacking
"Another business he believes to be ripe for disruption is health care. He complains that the industry seems to innovate much too slowly. The lack of proper electronic medical records and smart âoeclinical decision systemsâ bothers him, as does the slow-moving, bureaucratic nature of clinical trials. He thinks pharmaceutical firms should study the fast âoeknowledge turnsâ achieved by chipmakers, so that the cycles of learning and innovation are accelerated."
I don't think this guy understands how the healthcare industry works. We can implement a change with electronic medical records but when it comes to clinical trials and drug testing, it is not just bureaucracy that slows it down. The very nature of using human subjects as opposed to electronic devices means doing long and thorough testing, and we still don't have a complete picture of how everything fits together in the human body.
Google Announces Chrome OS, For Release Mid-2010
Buying stocks in companies that make chairs.
The Battle Between Google and Facebook
I don't see facebook as anything else other than a fad that will begin to go away. I already deleted (not just disabled) my fb account and know many other people too after graduating college.
Hospital Confirms Steve Jobs's Liver Transplant
From what I understand, his hormone imbalance was most likely related to the bout of pancreatic cancer he had before. It is possible for it to spread to the liver requiring a transplant.
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