It's True: Some People Just Don't Like Music
...has already written about this phenomenon. http://www.oliversacks.com/books/musicophilia/
How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?
I agree, but gaming is still in there but the quality is different because of the platform. With the wife and kid, I am no longer doing the several-hour marathons of Civ or AoE, as in the past. However, my phone has now enabled me to game during usually non-productive times - lunch, waiting rooms, pre-meeting, car-idling...
Senator Feinstein: We Need Video Game Control
The only thing that'll stop a bad guy with a video game, is a good guy with a video game.
If asked to read a corporate white paper, I feel like ...
By Email: Ignore.
By Phone: Listen to pitch. Decline.
On the end of USPS 1st Class Saturday delivery:
Having had a grandfather that worked for the USPS, I do have a fond place in heart for the service. With that said, hasn't the reality of e-mail and online bill pay services negated much of the use of non-parcel and non-bulk mail traffic? Maybe raise the rate on bulk mail to further reduce the work load, because it does seem like a money loser and stay competitive with the parcel's. The only website that I found actual numbers on was at Shipwire.com. First class is on a strong downward trend and will not recover. It is time to consolidate.
US Birthrate Plummets To Record Low
...or loosen immigration laws and have those with healthier birthrates to contribute to the system.
U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?
No lines. Voted on Scantron. Election judge handed me a judges sheet which was already voided. Got another sheet and had no problems.
A Day in Your Life, Fifteen Years From Now
This reminds me of the James R. Berry article from Modern Mechanix, November 1968, describing life in 2008. Interesting to see what they got right and wrong. Still missing my jetpack...
Ask Steve Wozniak Anything
Are you a fan of the Cloud? Is it secure enough for Enterprise applications? What would you use it for and "not use it for?"
What Does a Virtual Assistant Do Best?
...how much better humans are as assistants.
Ask Slashdot: Is There a Professional Geek Dress Code?
>Remember two things, you should not be climbing under things anymore. Directors direct others to do this work. ...depending on the size of the organization. Speaking as a director and as a continuing desk diver, I agree with the "Contractor wear" top thread, but keep a pair a jeans in a drawer in your office/cubicle, just in case. ...and congrats on the promotion.
The 300 km/h Superbus
Reminds me of Cyclops in "The Big Bus"
Police Planning New Raid On The Pirate Bay
don't tell anyone...
How long until the (first-world) classroom education model is obsolete?
Possibly the importance of the education and socialization is its relationship to a structured environment - read "corporate environment." Those who excel at both, the grades and the popularity, usually end up being our corporate business management. It is not the oversight that is important, but the practice.
Jupiter-Sized Alien Planet Is Darkest Ever (Barely) Seen
Isn't every planet other than Earth "alien?"
Is There a New Geek Anti-Intellectualism?
Geeks have never been "intellectual." They have been smart and focused on their own subject (read "obsessive'). The internet has now made it possible to for these DIYers to bypass the traditional form of education. Intellectualism equates to being well rounded - that only happens later in life, when the geek has saturated his knowledge on his own subject and decides to branch out.
Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?
...which can be found at http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Two%20Monitors
Do Geeks Make Better Adults?
The examples given include "Yahoo!, historical and current celebrities, Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and Angelina Jolie." In one case you have a tech company where the culture is to bring in geeks and in the other cases listed, they can be defined as creators of their own product (entrepreneurs). What is missing is the standard business model - starting in the mail room and working your way to the top. I find that the popular kids still kick butt in the standard business world. In addition to high intelligence and drive, one needs a keen set of social skills to understand management at the highest level. Most geeks do not, as per the popular Venn Diagram
As far as making them "good" adults, obsessing about your kids is a good thing.
Large Hadron Collider is a Time Machine?
...a message proves that it is either impossible or that their are infinite timelines.
The Empire Strikes Back Added To National Film Registry
Kenny, Eric, Stan and Kyle. They fought so hard.
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