top Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs
"the Gaul" - I see what you did there.
top Robots Put To Work On E-Waste
My uncle dismantled a Chevy Nova in 4 seconds. He did have some help from a train.
top Facebook Testing Lithium-Ion Batteries For Backup Power
Not in my (limited) experience. This was a dispatching center for a large (Class 1) freight railway. For each of about 40 dispatchers there were 5 machines a pair of PCs at the "Desk" plus a trio of PCs in the back room for server/backup server & maintenance workstation. The "ONE BIG UPS" failed 3 times in 4 years, and each time the whole damn railroad was stopped dead for several hours. ( Egon Spengler - That would be bad.)
We put a small (about 2000VA) UPS at each desk and another for each back room trio. Cost about 1/10 of what the big UPS cost. If a little UPS failed the techs would drop in a new one and have the machines restarted in about 10 minutes. The trains were seldom delayed, and the failures would only affect a single dispatcher.
top Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes
How do you know that us morally superior thin people aren't Person B types who are hungry all the time but don't use it as an excuse to eat when we don't need to?
top Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea
Isn't Hammerfest a Scandinavian Folk Metal band. I swear I saw them in 2013 with Amon Amarth and Korpiklaani.
top Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"
Possibly proud means "not ashamed" in this context.
top New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight
Overweight and obese are medical terms based on associated health risk. BMI is fairly good for average people, not so good for athletes.
Want to know if you are fat? Try this - lift your shirt, and grab a fold of skin 2 inches to the left (or right) of you belly button. How thick is the fold of skin (and fat)? An inch or less, ok. More than an inch, you are carrying unnecessary extra body fat which will damage your health.
top Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right
"steady state universe" - sorry for the nitpick
top Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right
"evolution states that we are continually improving "- No it certainly doesn't. There is no direction or purpose implied by evolution.
top PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'
FWIW I get random crashes on Win 8.1 . Supposedly happens on certain video cards, even with the latest drivers, and an update is supposed to be coming to fix it.
top We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello
Beats are not terrible, they are awesome.
Allow me to explain.
You are assuming that Beats are audio headphones, and judging them on that basis. Beats are a fashion accessory and a status symbol first, and an audio device second. My nine year old niece loves her Beats.They look cute, and sound much better than the throw away earbuds she got with her ipod. In that respect they are a great product, and fulfill her requirements better than any other headphone.
Now if I was looking for headphones, looks and conferred status would be at the very bottom of my list of requirements. I'd probably buy some Sennheisers with better specs for half the price of Beats. But then, I'm not the target market for Beats.
top Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard
We assumed we could easily handle Ebola if it came our way, because we are the most powerful and richest country on Earth. What we should have done is asked, "What are our weaknesses? Where is our medical system likely to fail?" Unfortunately we tend to suck at this kind of introspection. If we had asked, the most glaring weakness in our system, "Not everybody has medical coverage", might have been considered. Then when a sick black man recently arrived from West Africa came to the hospital without medical insurance we might have thought "EBOLA" and treated him right away, instead of thinking "poor Nigger, not gonna pay his bills" and sent him home with some Tylenol.
top NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew
Apparently four women is a stable number. This was the advice from a 14th century Moslem man on what is the best number of wives to have. One will be lonely when the husband is away, two will fight, three will gang up two to one, just as you said, but four works out to two stable pairs.
top A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien
Just like the Big Mac is the most eaten burger.
about a month and a half ago
top Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines
America is different. My neighbor's old 1970 Cadillac used to have a 500 cubic inch motor. Math says 8.2 litres or slightly more than 1 litre per cylinder. Of course the fuel tank was about 80 litres. And you would fill it once a week if you drove it to work.
top Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
I once had a ride on an small airplane, and every control knob had a different shape so they could be identified by touch. I think the knob that put the wheels down was actually shaped like a small tire with treads and all. The throttle was a round ball (does balls to the wall come from that?) The flap control was shaped like a little flap. It made a lot of sense. Pretty hard to do that with a touch screen.
top Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?
We used to call it "Dean's Leave of Absence".
Sometime in 2nd year of Engineering (for example) the beer drinking and f-ing around instead of studying would catch up to a guy, he would fail all his midterms or all his Christmas exams. The Dean would say, go do something else for a while, come back when you are ready. After a year of pulling the green chain or (insert your own miserable laboring job here) they would come back with a new attitude to study and would usually do well for the rest of their stay at university.
top Professor Kevin Fu Answers Your Questions About Medical Device Security
wireless is like bacon - best analogy ever. mmm bacon....
top Online Creeps Inspire a Dating App That Hides Women's Pictures
4. Don't mention that you like dogs and/or horses sauteed with garlic.
top End of an Era: After a 30 Year Run, IBM Drops Support For Lotus 1-2-3
"You really need to just shoot yourself if that made you happy." You have obviously never had to use Lotus notes. If I had to choose between using Lotus Notes again, or being devoured by fire ants, I think I would go with the ants.
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