Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
The moment my draft notice comes in, I'd be in Canada or Mexico or Anywhere-But-the-US. I'd also be a staunch anti-American activist wherever I ended up. The draft is barbaric, as is war.
From MIT Inventor To Tea Party Leader
In 75 years, when those solar panels, wells, and generators finally pay for themselves, he'll be living the dream!
Wil Wheaton: BitTorrent Isn't Only For Piracy
If your favorite ad-supported website goes off-line, would you feel bad if you had Ad-Block on?
Not in the least. I'd be happy to donate a few bucks, though.
W3C Member Proposes "Fix" For CSS Prefix Problem
My old site had rounded corners in 1997
... by using tons of nested tables and images (but not background images, mind you -- those weren't around in '97). Which means more requests and a more complicated document for the browser to render. You may think you're a badass web designer for doing that, but in reality you were just adding load time for your users. Photoshop probably did all the work for you anyway.
...they come to your site for its content
If that was true, then all websites would be black serif font on a white background with a standardize navigation either to the left or top of the page. No animations other than videos. Back in the real world, websites are the new storefront. They are usually the very first thing a potential customer will see when engaging with a company. The presentation is EVERYTHING.
I wish Hypertext meant what it was designed to mean, but it doesn't. Websites are not documents nor are they always content driven, yet "the document" was all HTML was ever designed to handle. Who is to blame if not the W3C?
Dell Designing Developer Oriented Laptop
Um. Any real gamer/poweruser already knew Alienware was a joke. When Dell took over, it was just ... more obvious.
US Air Force Can 'Accidentally' Spy On American Citizens For 90 Days
...we need true leaders who understand industry.
So more industry shills... meet the new boss...
Unfortunately, most of America shares that point of view, which is only a problem because most of America shares that point of view...
That's because its usually the case. I can't even count the number of times I've called or emailed Feinstein, yet she's still off in her own world. I can count the number of times I voted for her: 0.
Let people know you are standing up for what is right
And they usually just pass us off as idealistic soapboxers. Try explaining net neutrality to any random person. They'll laugh you off the sidewalk and into the gutter with the anarchists and birthers before you get past "common carrier".
Perhaps I have a naive point of view of it, but it's better than rolling over and giving up.
INCREDIBLY naive. Money runs politics, and most money is in the hands of very few people. Until money is out of politics, or the distribution of wealth gets even (hahahahaha) we're fucked. Voting only makes a difference when the candidates aren't pre-selected.
Why You Don't Want a $99 Xbox 360
Path of Exile
Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Phones and Tablets
Same here. I bought an iPod Touch a week before the App store update. When I found out there was no way around the $20 fee to get the update, I immediately sold the iPod on craigslist (it was a piece of shit anyway). I haven't bought anything from Apple since, and don't ever plan to. I won't stand for their endless cycle of screwing the customer.
Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?
What do you think will be in the next consoles??
My guess is solid state (back to game cartridges) coupled with even more downloadable content. The next generation of console will see much larger hard drives as the standard since online game stores have become so popular.
IMO, spinning media is slowly on its way out. Computers hardly need them anymore and it would be reasonable to say that movies are headed to solid state way also. I'd give 'em another 5 years of relevance, 10 years until obscurity.
Tcl Announces NaTcl: Native Client Tcl
Python would be much better suited for browser scripting. Its string-based also, and would wrap DOM like a womb.
TJX Hacker Claims US Authorized His Crimes
A resounding YES. Undercover cops buying drugs is not quite entrapment, but IMO they're just exploiting a loophole so it may as well be. The war on drugs is a farce anyhow.
Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?
Theres a rumor about the writers of CSI being in a little competition with other shows on their network to see who can write the lamest tech scene and still get it past the suits. Anyone have sources proving this? Would be so awesome if it was true.
US House Subcommittee Votes To Kill Net Neutrality
We have been in a dark age since post WWII.
Ubuntu: Where Did the Love Go?
Been my only Linux distro since 2007. Xubuntu to be exact, 'cause gnome is not my cup of tea. Oh, and this article is FUD.
Watch Out Netflix, Amazon Streaming Video to Prime Users
No, but those of us that do should expect 1-2 day shipping -- much like Newegg .Their baseline 3-5 days (or whatever) shipping hits me in San Luis Obispo the next day every time.
IRS Nails CPA For Copying Steve Jobs, Google Execs
If the rich paid 100% of all taxes they'd still have tons more money than me.
Why Teach Programming With BASIC?
BASIC? Really? In 2010 someone is making products with BASIC?!?!?! This has to be for legacy supp... wait you say it isn't? WHAT THE FUCK!!!
Please do your students a favor and use Python.
Microsoft Kills Office Anti-Piracy Program
The software you listed is worth nowhere near $150. I'd pay $30 and maybe up to $60 if I was an early adopter. Its a text processor, spreadsheet program, and slideshow program. Woop-de-fucking-do.
Amazon Fake Products and Fake Reviews
Welcome to the Internet, sir. Leave your morals at the door please.
US May Disable All Car Phones, Says Trans. Secretary
Don't take my word for it. Read the research.
What research? Links plx.
IMO, humans shouldn't be driving cars. Our computers today are plenty powerful enough to do such a thing.
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