Promised Microsoft Tablet 'No Thicker Than Sheet of Glass'
This is great. I can't wait to get one. I will carry it in my backpack while I fly around in my jet pack which will be powered by cold fusion.
To make things even better, you'll be able to play Duke Nukem Forever on it!
VP8 and H.264 Codecs Compared In Detail
Satellite might use MPEG2 TS (transport streams), but the encoding for HD is almost always MPEG4 (section 10), aka h.264.
Rockstar Ships Max Payne 2 Cracked By Pirates
I hope the crackers seriously stick it to them. Copyright length, game DRM and licensing really don't make any sense to me. Honestly I really am upset that I paid for ~$40 for Contra on the NES back in 1990 only to have to pay $8 for it on the Wii today with no ability to transfer it from that device to another. How many more times must I pay for the Contra license to what is the exact same game?
You're welcome to play it on your NES as much as you want, for as long as you want, for that same $40.
Does a Lame E-Mail Address Really Matter?
I can recall trashing an email and resume from a mrsuperflyprofessional@(something).com
Why didn't you want to hire Mrs. Uper Fly? I think you'll find that Mrs. Fly (Uper is for friends only) is quite the professional.
I get it.
Has Sci-Fi Run Out of Steam?
lots of fi, minimal sci, except where necessary.
Good sci-fi, like all good literature, is about people, not technology.
20 Years of MS Word and Why It Should Die a Swift Death
This says it all:
Goldman Sachs Trading Source Code In the Wild?
We can finally know what goes in the ????? before PROFIT!
What Free IDE Do You Use?
It's a nice OS... but it needs a good text editor
Where Are the High-Res Head-Mounted Displays?
How would I go about mounting a 50" LCD monitor or a projector + screen on my head in a way that doesn't make result in me constantly falling over?
Use it sitting down?
American Airlines To Offer Wi-Fi In Planes
Connexion was primarily on international flights, and used satellites. It was a lot more expensive to install ($500,000 per plane) and significantly more expensive to use.
I once payed $29.95 for Connexion for a 12 hour flight. Seems about the same as $10 for a domestic flight... maybe even cheaper
Outage Knocks Gmail Offline For Many Users
The gmail labs offline option is great, but it doesn't back up all of your mail; only several thousand messages. 95% of the time, that will leave you with what you need offline.
Of course, it's that remaining 5% of the time...
TSA Employee Caught With $200K Worth of Stolen Property
Or cut off his head, so he won't think of stealing again
City Uses DNA To Sniff Out Dog Poop Offenders
Not really. The vast majority of American aid to Israel is military, and even that is generally "credits" that can only be spent at American companies, not actual cash for Israeli R&D.
OTOH, if they start using the standard military issue M16A1 (from the Nixon era) to shoot the offending dogs (or owners...), then US taxpayers may be paying...