Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit
You jest, but that's a prety big deal in places like Thailand, which's a left-handed, but borders right-handed countries. How will an autonomous vehicle handle crossing the border?
Same fror French Guiana in South America.
China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Apologizes For Unauthorized Data Access
A cheap high end smartphone. Apple couldn't do it, Nokia couldn't do it, Blackberry couldn't do it, Samsung couldn't do it, etc.
If you're not paying with dollars, you're paying with something else...
DARPA Wants To Kill the Password
Pink eyes, eh? Don't go to work stoned, then..
Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher
Yeah, remember that when you're flying with your family and someone is hacking the plane away while everyone else is asleep.
Animal Behaviour Specialists Map Out the Social Networks of Cows
I see an IPO on the horizon..
Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered
Pre-historic animals in Siberia mutated to grow feathers and withstand the blistering cold. That's called evolution. It still doesn't mean all dinossaurs were feathered. I bet in Australia they wore bathing suits.
Researcher Finds Hidden Data-Dumping Services In iOS
Everyone else, every law-abiding citizen, may move on, nothing to see here...
The Video Game That Maps the Galaxy
As I started reading TFS, I really was expecting the announcement of a new space combat sim or 4X game, but... Elite? really?
Google Kills Orkut To Focus On YouTube, Blogger and Google+
It's taken off in the sense that it gets shoven down your throat every time you sign up for a Google service.
Of all the Google+ accounts (basically all Google accounts), how many actually log into that specific service?
Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?
Seriously, come on. Do you PERSONALLY know ANYONE who was affected by this? Neither do I.
TFS and TFA should include something like: This news brought to you by our scaremongering overlords, courtesy of privacy nutjobs all over the globe.
This isn't legal documents we're talking about here, anyway. I'm also pretty sure this is covered under Facebook's EULA/TOS you didn't read.
Life goes on. Don't like Facebook, don't use Facebook.
Mozilla Introduces Browser-Based WebIDE
I can only think of BREW because it relates to beer.
"Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems." - Homer Simpson.
Robert McMillen: What Everyone Gets Wrong In the Debate Over Net Neutrality
Our lives are already regulated by governments all the way to hell and back and look how messed up it is now.
Regulating internet will lead to more expensive and less efficient service for all. The only winning parties will be politicians and lawyers, as usual. The population always loses with regulation.
Research Project Pays People To Download, Run Executables
1. Set up VM
2. Download all the crap they ask me to
Seriously, what kind of idiot would download an unknown executable on his main PC to earn a fucking dollar?
Time Warner Sells Telecom Business to Level 3
No matter how much government tries to regulate something, no matter how much money is poured into lobbying, the free market forces always win.
Good riddance, I say.
Friedman, Hayek, and Mises were right all along!! :-)
Grand Theft Auto V For Modern Platforms Confirmed
To play old rehashed upscaled PS3 games.
GoDaddy Files For $100 Million IPO
This is going to make top Go Daddy execs millionaires, and every other stockholder gets screwed after the execs flip and the stock tumbles down in the months following said IPO.
Protip: NEVER enter an IPO, no matter how awesome you think the company is. Wait and see how the stock performs over an extended period.
The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy
I'm pretty sick and tired of this crusade against capitalism all over the world, where anyone who makes a lot of money is either evil, unethical, or oppressive to his employees.
Then you have folks like Thomas Picketty who preach to the socialist choir, and writes all the shit the lefties wanna read. Nevermind he's a millionaire himself.
We need more Ron Pauls.
Pixar To Give Away 3D RenderMan Software
This is Disney we're talking about here.
They'll obviously use it as a recruiting tool.
1. Release tool
2. Watch amateur animations spring up online
3. Hire amateurs who create awesome animations
4. Save on training costs
I Want a Kindle Killer
Anyone using tablets for an extended period of time (several months or a few years) and is not a senior citizen who uses it as his/her main Facebook/e-mail/lolcatz dumb terminal can confirm that the magic has worn off and his/her tablet mostly sits in a drawer or coffee table waiting to be used once in a blue moon, whether it's an iPad or Android device.
Once you're done playing the most popular free(mium) games and/or its clones, watched a few movies, and can't find a specific use case for it, tablets become semi-useful gadgets that you only pick up when you remember you actually own a tablet.
The Andromeda Galaxy Just Had a Bright Gamma Ray Event
Self centered earthlings disgust me!! Who's to say this gamma ray burst didn't kill millions of inhabitants of some distant planet?
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