The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God
"Minimal abstraction is a goal. Sheep are fools." A very christian concept I'm sure.
Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues To Alien Life On Europa
Well, we know where the dophins are heading.
World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old
Before accepting that a 5 year old not only passed the exam, but could read and comprehend at a fully adult level, I have another hypothesis: the dad did it... He obviously made the kid's website, so why would it surprise anyone if he "helped" the kid through the test. It's the same way that kids used to win slot-racing competitions.
Groupon Backs Down On Gnome
Gnu thinking on the part of the Groupon Collective?
What Happens When Nobody Proofreads an Academic Paper
I'm going to make a guess here. No academic would leave that line right in the middle of their paper, and there is no way that the fire-breathing peer reviewers would let it slip. It was probably a comment left in one version of the document that was incorrectly transferred into the text of the final copy. When you have a million versions of closed-source MS Office files floating around, this shit happens. Another reason to use open formats.
Early Childhood Neglect Associated With Altered Brain Structure, ADHD
Imagine if the opposite was true; if complete neglect and institutionalization was good for kids. Now that would be a real finding.
2 Mars Missions Set For Arrival, Both Prepare for Orbital Maneuvers
What are some of the best astronomy-specific news sites? I know that each individual agency has their own news sites, but would like to find a site that gathers everything in one place.
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
Pick a system that relates to you and your friends' nostalgic gaming eras: NES, Genesis, N64, etc. Track down a nice console for cheap on craigslist, and then just buy an Everdrive for it. The Everdrive is a flash cart that allow you to jack up an SD card with roms and play them on the real hardware. For the price of five to ten common games, you could instead buy an Everdrive and have every game ever made.
I personally avoid subjecting friends to Atari or emulated games.
The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released
I was very excited to see Smaug in HFR, and made a bit of a voyage to see it in a theater that was projecting 48FPS. I was completely blown away by how shitty it looked. Smaug the dragon was very good looking, as was a lot of the scenery and landscape. The sets and characters looked like a cheap theater production though. Everything screamed out that it was a prop or a backdrop.
Believe me, 48FPS is not the future. Or if it is, then there is a long way to go in setting it up and filming it properly.
Your Personal Data Is On Your Phone -- In the Form of Bacteria
This is exactly why the security-conscious always wipe their phones clean
Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks
It's a big fuss over the complete genocide of native peoples, and further public denigration despite their protests.
We shouldn't tolerate the "Redskins" any more than we would tolerate the Washington Xs
X=African American racial slur; Jewish slur; Polish slur; Mexican slur; Italian slur; Obese American slur; etc
Any time that Indian subjects come up in popular venues, a racist fury is unleashed. You racists need to confess this to yourselves, and attempt to overcome your ignorance.
Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed
Do Indie bands and labels even need Youtube? It seems like the big loser would be Youtube itself, both through a loss of freely submitted content, and through the terrible backlash that this is going to cause.
Little by little, Youtube posters have been jumping ship as the deal has gotten progressively worse. In the end, what good is a media service with no content? Or even worse, with only low-quality and corporate content?
How To Make Espresso In Space
Pods are great on earth, and would be a godsend in space.
Starbucks Offers Workers 2 Years of Free College
In the field of anthropology, we typically get our degree first before moving on to Starbucks employment.
How To Make Espresso In Space
Espresso at zero gravity is just not possible. This is simply going to be the world's most expensive pod machine. I would be interested in knowing how it ended up weighing 20kg though. Surely that must be incorrect.
GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch
There are forum threads a hundred pages long covering the same faulty ignition switches in '99-'05 Impalas, yet the recall doesn't cover them why? GM waits until their customers are rendered into bloody piles of death before recalling a model. The bean counters make the decision.
OpenPandora Design Files Released
When it was announced in 2008, this was a big deal for retro gamers. I just can't believe that they are still marketing it in 2014 though. This is a product that comes from another era, and was never improved. I have an old Sega Nomad that looks more modern.
Today you can choose from a number of high-quality snap-on bluetooth controllers for your smartphone and get so much more than what OpenPandora offers. There are incredible Android emulators for every system, including uncommon platforms like the Sega Saturn. Going this route, you can spend as much as you like on a controller, and utilize that super-computer (relative to OpenPandora at least) in your pocket with a beautiful, large display. And you don't have to deal with the bulk of a giant first-gen Nintendo DS clamshell.
With a bluetooth controller, you can even connect your device to a TV via HDMI and play wirelessly in HD, adding scanlines and filters to get a beautiful gaming experience. OpenPandora will never be able to do that.
Games That Make Players Act Like Psychopaths
How is it possible to be a psychopath in a game? This and other research are based on the premise that video games contain real violence. No game has ever contained true violence in this sense, which is why violent video gaming behavior doesn't lead to the harm that real psychopaths cause in society.
The only way to act psychopathic--doing actual harm to another human being with true apathy--in a video game would seem to be through communications between players inside the game, where feelings could be hurt. It would be hard of course to separate psychopathic communicative behavior from other common factors like immaturity, inebriation, gaming cultures, etc. That should probably be the real focus of these kinds of studies. Another interesting study might be to study actual psychopaths, pulled from corporate environments or the like, and seeing if/how they play games differently from non-psychos.
Should users really rush to change their passwords on an insecure site? I don't quite see the points of a PW change until ebay has changed their security precautions. As the customers, we should demand that THEY change their practices before doing anything. Otherwise we'll be throwing hackers another bone.
Ebay's silence on this matter is completely unacceptable. Do we really know that credit card info wasn't stolen? They've sealed their lips about all of this so far, because if card numbers were compromised, they would be the demons of the week and permanently have their names tarnished.
Ancient Desert Glyphs Pointed Way To Fairgrounds
The Nazca Lines Alien Conspiracy fucktards will never buy into such a simple, logically formulated theory.
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