Print News Fading, Still Source of Much News
I don't need nearly the level of coverage on the latest missing, pretty, white girl. If more news outlets go under maybe the rest will not have the resources to cover touching, but unimportant issues.
Mediterranean Undersea Cables Cut, Again
Do you seriously doubt that Iran has serious economic difficulties, and is proping itself up with oil money? Here's a recent cite; Google finds dozens.
You probably weren't being intentionally funny but in today's economy, if you're propping yourself up with oil money, you're not having economic difficulties.
Denver Couple Unveils Homemade Service Robot
"...runs Linux with some instructions in Java..."
Uh-oh, they used the J-word. Wait until the Slashdot Religious Order gets their hands on them.
Logitech Makes 1 Billionth Mouse
I don't know. Hasn't Ford produced a billion cars yet? I bet for sure there have been a billion Twinkies made.
Woman Admits Sending $400K To Nigerian Scammer
The strange thing here is not that a fool and her money are soon parted but rather that the fool ever managed to get together with her money in the first place.
Former IBM Exec Ordered To Stop Working For Apple
He signed the non-compete. *HE* gave away his freedom. Not the State.
Doesn't matter what he signed. You can't contractually agree to an illegal activity.
Well, you can but you can't be held to it in a court of law.
German Doctor Cures an HIV Patient With a Bone Marrow Transplant
I've had a bone marrow transplant. It's not so much a transplant as a regeneration of bone marrow from the donor stem cells. In my case it was an autologous transplant, meaning I used my own stem cells. It sounds like the transplant being discussed is an allogeneic or donor transplant. An allogeneic transplant is no small procedure and I have to wonder if maybe the cure isn't as bad as the disease? After all, with treatment, isn't AIDS largely manageable these days? The fatality rate of an allogenic transplant approaches 1 in 5.
PHP Gets Namespace Separators, With a Twist
Since PHP is open source, someone will make a fork with a different separator and the dumber of the two choices will wither away.