Nobody Builds Reactors For Fun Anymore
Kelvin was not "essentially" right. His view was that scientists had already discovered and understood all the fundamental particles that make up the universe, with just a few "nagging details" to be put away like the photoelectric effect. Those details were well known at the time he made his statement, but it wasn't more precise measurement that led to the discoveries that came like what...4 years later. It was more precise understanding.
Sony Announces 'Superslim' PS3
They're going to surprise everyone and skip straight to the PS5!
LulzSec Announces That It Is Done
No tagbacks? King's X?
30% More Patents Issued in 2010
Come on guys, this is a great example of reduced government inefficiency at its best! We should be cheering!!
Don't Stop File-Sharing, Says Former Pink Floyd Manager
Yea right, like we're going to listen to what a former manager says. I mean, anyone stop to think why they got rid of him?
Officers Lose 243 Homeland Security Guns
You'll have to explain to me how losing a statistically insiginficant number of weapons constitutes proof of government incompetence. Not that I necessarily assume the government is competent, mind you, but losing 250 out of a total number of guns that must be in the hundreds of thousands doesn't constitute 'proof' of anything.
Robots To Clear the Baltic Seafloor of WW-II Mines
I guess you could call them shortsighted. But I also guess the times they lived in were a lot more desperate than yours. This is a situation where the mines that succeeded in their job caused more environmental devastation than the ones now sitting on the ocean bed (ever think about what a large ship is made of, not to mention its cargo?).
For many of these folks, the war was one of survival: you did what you needed to. Or would you not fire a gun at someone who intended you harm, out of worry about the lead in the bullet?
Skydiver To Break Sound Barrier During Free-Fall
Not just that, but undoubtedly he'll have a suit to keep him from freezing and an oxygen supply to keep him from passing out. So if you want to be pedantic, he has plenty of 'machines' aiding him, but nothing with a motor, which I think was the point.
Chinese Pirates Launch Ubuntu That Looks Like XP
So...now you can pirate Linux?
AT&T's Net Neutrality Doublethink
More like "Net Neutrality Doublespeak", no?
Best Tool For Remembering Passwords?
I recently went through an analysis of all the tools that are available, and ended up at Roboform as well. Yes, it has a pw generator, ability to move to a USB drive, just like a lot of the others. The problem for me was that I have macs and PCs at home, but I have a PC at work (on which I can install NOTHING) where I still want to be able to get to some sites. The only tool I found that automatically syncs to whatever computer I'm using without installing anything was Roboform.
Plus, if I'm at a computer I don't own, like at a hotel in a foreign country, I can still easily get passwords to my sites and automatically log in. I've been using it about a month and have so far been pleased.
Massive Power Outages In Brazil Caused By Hackers
I work in SCADA on water / wastewater systems in the US. With few exceptions, all systems we deal with are completely isolated from the Internet. However, the number of exceptions is increasing these days as more people want to view their plant data in the office and tie into their business systems. This trend means I have a tougher job (as automation engineers know much less about IT security, since we didn't have to before).
Old Operating Systems Never Die
Haven't seen a TI 99/4(A) in use in a while, and since the OS was (I think) in ROM...
EMI Only Selling CDs To Mega-Chains From Now On
And what about the iPhone and iPod?
Are you suggesting that the iPhone and iPod aren't targeted towards the upper part of the market? Sure, they dominate the market, but I can get a "MP3 Player" for $10-20, yet most current iPods are an order of magnitude more. Likewise the iPhone is targeted towards the upper echelon of the market (this argument was easier when it was $600 and not $200, but clearly they are not "racing to the bottom" with that either).
Most Complete Topographical Map of Earth Complete
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3D Realms Sued Over Failed Duke Nukem Forever Plans
"It's a shame 3DR couldn't have gotten it together sooner."
It's a shame 3DR couldn't have gotten it together.
What to Fight Over After Megapixels?
If you're comparing a point-and-shoot camera to an old SLR and don't like the response time, the simple answer is to get a DSLR and make it a fair comparision. They start in the $500 range and typically have an practically non-existent delay from press to shutter.
I wonder sometimes if the smaller models are intentionally gimped to drive people to the DSLRs at the same price, given that a DSLR provides more incentive to stay with the same brand when it's time to upgrade.
Stanford's Quantum Hologram Sets Storage Record
I hear this is replacing Blu-Ray as the basis for the storage disk for the PS4, which now has an estimated MSRP of $4260285021.99.
Microsoft Lays Off Entire Flight Sim Team
I know it sounds absolutely crazy. But train simulators are BIG business in Japan.
Google Tells Users To Drop IE6
OK I scanned all the comments, but I dont see it mentioned anywhere. I use IE6 at work, and I have Gmail, and I saw this message 2 weeks ago. It DID have a link to IE7. Unless they changed it later, the summary is very misleading, and several comments are heading in the wrong direction.
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