Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop
I didn't mind the start screen as much as everybody else. I didn't like it, but I could work with it. The problem I had with 8 is that, when I tried to customize my desktop to fit my uses and upgrade everything, something would inevitably break along the way. I could be a day, a week, even a month invested in the operating system, but then something would break. But in a way that would make it impossible for my system to actually start. I want to like the new things, Microsoft, but I can't just leave it be and hope it works for the best.
CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking
From the text: "And those premature deaths cost the United States $224 billion a year, the report found, or $1.90 a drink."
Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 15 Years For Organizing Protest
The progressive leaders and instigators of unrest and revolution are always attacked afterwards. Look at the Irish War for Independence, the Iranian Cultural Revolution, the Russian Bolshevik Revolution, the list goes on.
Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order
It does say right in the story (provided by money.cnn.com) that "Warner is owned by Time Warner (TWX), the parent company of CNNMoney."
At least somebody's being upfront about their propaganda.
'Godfather of Ecstasy,' Chemist Sasha Shulgin Dies Aged 88
He also wrote two books on these experiments, Pihkal and Tihkal, both of which are part fictional autobiography, part detailed instructions on how to synthesize a lot of what he discovered. They're interesting reads, at the least.
Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy
It seems to me that the article is more an attack on the wording of the exam because it's an ambiguous question that asks the test taker to guess at what the makers of the test want to hear, not whether the answer is true or not. If the same article were written attacking the wording of a test at a conservative high school in the American south, I wouldn't be surprised if most of the opinions posted here would swing the other way, attacking the test makers themselves for expecting an answer with a religious base. By putting the words "According to the theory of evolution," at the front, the rewording is measuring the test taker's breadth of scientific knowledge, not whether the test taker actually believes any part of it. Hence, literacy: "Competence or knowledge in a specified area." (OED)
Microsoft Unveils First New Company Logo In 25 Years
I guess I'll now refer to them as M&S Block.
Review: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Illustrates Nintendo's Greatest Problem
Haven't I already read this review?
If You Resell Your Used Games, the Terrorists Win
They're lower than ever! In the 90's you would spend the same amount of money on a game, $50-$60, that you spend now. Video games are one of the few things that inflation has barely touched, which is probably why the industries crying over not being able to stuff their coffers. Even consoles were selling for close to what they cost now, what with the SNES and Genesis costing around $200, the Playstation around $300, and the Saturn around $400. It's not used games that are killing the market, if anything it's a market that hasn't changed in almost 20 years that's killing it.
Google Researchers Propose Plan To Fix CA System
There are enough issues that Google has to deal with that are monopoly-related. By getting into hosting, Google would essentially be committing business-suicide.
Internet Water Army On the March
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How Do You Explain Software Development To 2nd Graders?
See if they've been working on any group projects of their own and try to relate it that way. Then you needn't worry about introducing a new system, rather show how it would work in your world.
My dad was able to explain it to me when I was that young, there's no reason another second grader would be unable to understand the concept.
TIME Names Mark Zuckerberg Person of Year
That's really insightful, you should share it with your friends on Facebook
Humble Bundle 2 Is Live
Regardless, the point is to donate to charities as well, a plan that is lauded as a success if even handful of people donated. The fact that everyone is getting something out of this is just better.
Fourth Amendment Protects Hosted E-mail
Wil Wheaton told me this before Slashdot did
McDonald's Hacked and Customer Data Stolen
Oh no, all those late night drive-thrus, known to the world!
My Most Productive Day of the Week Is..
Ideally the most productive day would be evaluated in retrospect as the day I decided I did the most work. Which, at the end of the day, excludes every one of them.
Oracle Asks Apache To Rethink Java Committee Exit
Was it ever a good idea for Apache to participate in Java in the first place, knowing that the exact situation that they are complaining about today existed when they started, and has existed for the entire time they've been developing?
Except without Apache in the picture Sun might not have been able to release as much of Java under GPL as they did before Oracle came into the picture. Perhaps now work on OpenJDK will see a higher priority than before.
Statistical Analysis of Terrorism
We found that we can't really reduce it to the realm of P, so we can tell you how big the attack might be, it just might take a few decades and hundreds of computers working together. We can get a grant for that right?
Anonymous Now Attacking Corporate Fax Machines
I love how all these "Anonymous" noobs are basically reporting themselves to the authorities by running Denial of Service attacks from their home computer.
"Sorry, the FBI took all our computers dad. I was doing some 1337 hacking for 'Anonymous'"
"I'm so glad you came officer, you see we've had this AWFUL paper jam for the last few hours and we're frankly fed up with waiting for geek squad to get here."
Or you could just send it from a business.
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