'Half' of 2012's Extreme Weather Impacted By Climate Change
The trick is knowing WHICH half
Mathematical Breakthrough Sets Out Rules For More Effective Teleportation
UNLESS being2 = fly THEN GOTO merge
Ask Slashdot: Gaming With Only One Hand?
The subject line here was the headline for a mid-90s banner ad for a dating service.
Best. Ad. Ever.
Microsoft Patent Details Whole-Room Projection Game Environment
What was that...1979? Chris Claremont/John Byrne? Colossus throwing Wolverine like a ball? Screw you, Microsoft. Y'ain't got nothing on this one.
Sun's Twin Discovered — the Perfect SETI Target?
...if what we were seeing was actually ourselves, just 400 years ago. A wormhole, acting as a mirror...floating at the point they're looking at?
C'mon...you can dream, can't you?
13-Billion-Year-Old Alien Worlds Discovered
Don't worry, it'll leave once Alderaan gives up...
Anonymous Hackers Take Down Child Porn Websites
So, the enemy of my enemy is my friend? If I had to choose between the hacker and someone that vile, I think the hacker would win every time.
30,000-Core Cluster On Amazon EC2
Didn't we just read that the US has fallen to #25 on the international speed list? So, is this like serving up Skynet over a 28.8 modem?
Facebook To Put Off IPO Until Late 2012
I've got an old theory that everyone's hot at some point in their lives...which is why it's difficult to see a cute little kid knowing full well they've got a devastating blow coming to them as their nose grows too long, their face takes on odd proportions or their complexion goes to pot, oftentimes before they've even hit dating years.
Now, there's Facebook. Did they get hot once already and the decline is starting to set in? When you think about the "social infrastructure," are they the first to come to mind? Does Google actually have the opportunity to change the game on them in a way that they'll never be able to compete with? And does the radical demise of every hot property from CompuServe to Yahoo! tell us everything we need to know about how deep our roots are in the social world?
Not saying it's true, just saying it's worth pondering...
Google Unveils Flight Search
...is Kayak's Darth Vadar "NOOOOO!" scream.
Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager
Seriously, according to TFA, 1% of users use the "New Folder" command in Windows Explorer while a gobsmackingly large 6% of users use the "New Item" command. Seriously? Who creates a new Word doc this way??? Or Excel? Or anything else, for that matter? Stubbing out a blank document is non-sensical to me...and I'm apparently alone in that.
Can Google Fix the Cable Box?
Let's be really clear here for a moment that the cable companies are NEVER going to let Google implement what's possible or what the consumer desires in the way of a proper set top box. Don't you just implicitly expect things like Slingbox to just, y'know, work? Nope...impacts revenue. How about HBO GO? Hmm...no again, that's a problem from a demand forecasting perspective. The cable companies win today by limiting choices (options, bandwidth consumption, etc) and Google would invariably want to uncork that. Not going to happen. Oh, here's my other favorite: what happens when someone tricks out the API and gives the entire customer base free access to everything?
The cable companies are the RIAA of the airwaves and will never tolerate this happen. Expect more of the same...unless Google intends to start laying their own fiber, too. Oh, wait...
Google's 'ID Validation' Is a Joke, But Not Funny
Psssh...dude, it's Google. They're not evil or anything...
Austria's 'Bionic Man' Dies In Car Crash
...if they can rebuild him?
'Back To the Mac' Media Event On October 20th
OS 11.7 - Duke Nukem Forever
Let's collectively pray that Kracken is stable over a long, long time :)
Mars Site May Hold 'Buried Life'
When we realized we all came from "Eve," the human/cylon hybrid. :)
iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'
...they have children. No story here, folks. Move along...
Tesla Motors To Suspend Roadster Production
I'm sure someone, somewhere has asked this question: why can they just make the batteries swappable? The time to "refuel" wouldn't be the time spent on adding electricity to the battery, but instead changing the battery in the car. Sure...you'd need some sort of special equipment, and they're probably heavier than hell. But has anyone tried to sort this aspect of the electric car to get these off the ground?
Web Open Font Format Gets Backing From Mozilla
While I really, really want more typographic control in my layouts, the lack of talent and discretion among the great unwashed scares the bejeezus out of me. I foresee a future where surfing the web will be like reading email signatures, page after page...
Hints of a Link Between Autism and Vinyl Flooring
The short answer is, yes. Autism isn't a single classification, but in fact a wider band of classifications that produce similar behaviors and symptoms. Asperger's is on one end of a "autistic spectrum," but those with it are typically high-functioning and integrated into society. Others inflicted with more serious forms of autism aren't so readily integrated, and are oftentimes better cared for in a controlled setting. So "autism," as we typically refer to it in common terms, is really a range of related conditions, and without that next level of understanding of physiological or developmental causes of the condition there can't be much more specificity given.
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