Video Games Lead To Quick Thinking Skills
Unfortunately, the summary cannot be trusted further than you can throw it.
Which is of course to say, not at all.
How Good Software Makes Us Stupid
Sorry for the long answer to a fairly obvious statement, but it's written, and it's going out:
True, but to me there is a difference between memorizing (learning verbatim/rote) and just remembering something useful. I haven't memorized the size of the known universe, I just remember it. I didn't memorize the size of bears, I just remember it - and when I go to use something I haven't recalled in a while I may notice that it is a little foggy. I can place bounds on the values and possibly remember specific values after dredging it from the depths of memory, but I can definitely recognize the need for a refresh.
Anyway, the more you have to look something up, the better you will remember it. If it's something that you need to use frequently, your recollection of it it will become more and more solid with every lookup - though if it is complex enough, you will likely notice that it is hard to remember, and keep the reference extremely handy.
2010 May Be the First Year YouTube Turns a Profit
The first -and last- time I got music from amazon, I discovered that it used a special windows client.
The situation may have changed, but unless it has, amazon is not in the running.
No More Need To Reboot Fedora w/ Ksplice
kexec restarts the entire software stack while leaving hardware running.
From what I can tell, ksplice does not require a software restart or hardware restart. This isn't explicitly stated, but it is implied by the usage instructions: http://www.ksplice.com/uptrack/using
Native ZFS Is Coming To Linux Next Month
This is both Open and Free, just not quite as free as Stallman would like.
CDDL licensed code can be freely distributed and modified, so long as it is compiled with a compatible license.
This is why BSD has no issues with including ZFS. The BSD license is less restrictive than the GPL.
Drunken Employee Shoots Server
Utah is a CCW state. You would think that if he didn't have a permit, they would have thrown that charge at him as well. I guess the housing market is a lot scarier than I thought.
In Utah, CFPs are only required for concealed carry. Open carry requires no permit, though it must be at least two actions away from firing (ie. two trigger pulls or slide+trigger).
Oh, and Utah is the only state with a brady score of 0, something many people consider to be a good thing.
How Should a Non-Techie Learn Programming?
And if you want the whole thing:
How many languages do you speak on a daily basis?
30 to 50% of the students at my university are bilingual, and +30% are actively enrolled in courses that teach one of 50-85 foreign languages.
That's just us Mormons, though.
How Big Is Your Primary Display?
I hate saying this, but I've had the most success using xrandr - as a specific example, 'xrandr --output DVI-0 --auto --right-of DVI-1'.
This is in my .xinitrc file before my wm (I'm not using a graphical login), though you should be able to add it somewhere else to get it to work in a gui-only environment.
It seems that if there is anything that should be consistent, it should be the configuration system - but oss being what it is, I don't think that that will ever really happen - not for end users. Using the lower level utilities (like directly using xorg's functions) is sometimes the easiest way to configure a system - if only because you only have to learn it once.
Digital Act Could Spur Creation of Pirate ISPs In UK
Here's a specific example: http://mapa.buenosaireslibre.org/
The site is all in spanish, but the map should help you understand the scope. Internet access is orthogonal to community wireless access.
That article is a should be a decent jumping point. Enjoy!
The Oldest Timestamp On a File I Created and Still Have Is...
I'm not sure that ctime is the best option, I used mtime.
find -iname "*" -printf "%TY/%Tm/%Td\t%p\n" | sort | less
I actually piped it to a file so I could examine the output while waiting for the command to finish, but it's pretty much the same.
I'm still looking for the first entry that I created - (interpreting creation as having personally modified the content of, not created by copying - otherwise old dos executables and such would be my oldest files...)
Best Phone For a Wi-Fi-Only Location?
I've been using my N800 for a while as a phone substitute (I don't recommend getting one for this btw, the battery life isn't great plus it's speakerphone only (bluetooth kind of works, but the cpu has more issues keeping up with doing both, esp. with skype - regular sip is better)), and my university does have a required web login - however, I installed devicescape which works great. I did have to save the login page and send it to them, but it was fast and painless.
I'm just saying - there are solutions to that particular issue.
How To Destroy a Black Hole
It seems to me that in order for an established orbit to exist on the event horizon, the orbiting matter would have to be going at the speed of light. I would further presume that any matter orbiting within the event horizon would have to be /exceeding/ the speed of light.
To my knowledge, matter cannot travel at or beyond the speed of light.
Google's Chrome OS To Launch In Fall
For firefox, look at the weave plugin.
The "Scientific Impotence" Excuse
There exists a large space for personal interpretation in most religions.
Symantec Finds Server Containing 44 Million Stolen Gaming Credentials
Did you know that by clicking on your username, I can see what posts you have recently made?
Flash Destroyer Tests Limit of Solid State Storage
I vaguely recall reading that the more writes flash has, the less likely it is to remember what is written to it over time - kind of like volatile storage, but with the length of time the data lasts being inversely related to the number of writes.
Given what I know about flash, I'm not quite sure how this could happen physically. I believe this was mentioned when I was looking into ssd caches for zfs, where this type of failure would be insignificant. It could be completely incorrect, too.
If it is correct, this sort of test alone will not be definitive. Instead, a batch of chips would have to be written to different levels, and then periodically verified.
Secure Communication Comes To Android
Trying to re-assemble information after being passed through a lossy pipe is hard. I wouldn't want to tackle it - it has too many variables, and it would be too easy to detect and shut down.
Successfully solving these problems would be revolutionary - but also advanced enough that it could be considered magical.
The Pirate Bay Sinks And Swims
If there were a yearly storage fee in the facility, it would definitely provide an incentive to let go of no longer profitable materials.
I am no economist, and I'm not sure that a rate could be set that would be high enough to deter hoarding of media, and yet be reasonable for independent artists.
I last bought 3.5" floppy disks ...
Superdisk drives (LS-120s) could read 3.5" floppies, and later ones could even reformat them to have a 30-40 meg capacity.
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