800Mbps Wireless Network Made With LED Light Bulbs
This would be perfect to deploy in the National Radio Quiet Zone. As it is right now no one can have wireless in their home within thirty miles of the GBT.
Nevada Authorizes Development of Driverless Car Rules
Google has logged something like 10,000 miles without any accidents. The car is aware of its environment, and capable of compensating for things like red lights, road closures, and map inaccuracy.
StartSSL Suspends Services After Security Breach
There are still plenty of places that will send you a widely accepted cert for like $10. Just search for cheap SSL certificates.
Amazon Outage Shows Limits of Failover 'Zones'
You could code your application to be tolerant of those kinds of outages. The services backing feature X aren't available? Then don't render the controls for feature X on the page.
Are Graphical Calculators Pointless?
This is a good reason. High schools aren't built like a modern college lecture hall with a set of outlets at every other seat. To support 30 students on netbooks you'd need a daisy-chained fire hazard mess of power strips.
Google Cuts Chrome Page Load Times In Half w/ SPDY
That's just bad code. The author of the page should at the very least be putting the call to Google Analytics below the footer. Preferably, they'd make it a callback to document.ready().
Piracy Is a Market Failure — Not a Legal One
How are prices in the developed world "cheaper than capitalistic pricing would otherwise allow"? What does that even mean? Do you think there's an artificial ceiling on music prices?
Steve Jobs Questioned In iTunes Monopoly Suit
That's just Apple refusing to support a DRM scheme other than their own, especially one that essentially broke Apple's DRM.
Unencumbered media would still have loaded onto an iPod just fine. If Real weren't so incompetent, they would've pioneered DRM-free music sales, and might have saved themselves from becoming irrelevant.
Can For-Profit Tech Colleges Be Trusted?
This post is a perfect illustration of why I can use attendance at a for-profit as a signal that a candidate's critical thinking skills are deficient. They didn't consider the options and choose the one that offered the best value or best job placement opportunities, they chose the one with the best sales pitch. I wouldn't hire such a candidate, and I especially wouldn't hire that candidate if the job called for making purchasing decisions.
You'll pay more in tuition alone for a disreputable degree from a for-profit than you would for everything –books, room and board, fees –at a state school. My local community college charges less per credit hour for an out of state student than U Phoenix does for their AA credit hours! Residents pay a third of what out-of-staters pay!
National Broadband Map Shows Digital Divide
Is it just me, or does this not work on Chrome?
iPhone Attack Reveals Passwords In Six Minutes
It seems like you've confused the bay area with Los Angeles. It's currently a balmy 51 F in Cupertino.
Underwater Nuclear Power Plant Proposed In France
Water is a fantastic shield. The halving thickness of water is 18cm. At 1.8 meters away, you'd only have .5 ^ 10 of the radiation being emitted at the source, or 0.098%. Increase it to 3.6 meters and you're at .5 ^ 20, or .0000954%.
Not to mention, the material that's emitting radiation, if it were to get loose, would quickly settle on to the seabed. These are the heaviest of metals.
Palin's E-Mail Hacker Imprisoned Against Judge's Wishes
He didn't guess her password, he guessed the answer to the secret question used to reset her password. If I remember right, the question was, "Where did you meet your husband?" The answer –"Wasilla High."
Coverage of this story would be much better if it communicated how terrible it is to secure an account with such un-secret "secret" knowledge.
Google vs. Bing — a Quasi-Empirical Study
Why is Bing your default search if think Google usually yields better results?
Browsing the Body
Of course you need to have elevated privileges to write to /Applications, just throw it in ~/Applications.
WikiLeaks Defenders Threaten Amazon
If dropping Wikileaks ends up disrupting their sales, then maybe they'll think twice before dropping a customer that the State Department dislikes. The DDoS attacks are giving them a business reason NOT to drop Wikileaks.
When the Senate Tried To Ban Dial Telephones
Please stay out of the self-check line.
Why the World Is Running Out of Helium
Yes, but I don't think it's likely that we're going to build fusion reactors to supply floating balloons for children's birthday parties.
PopBox STB To Ship Soon But Without Netflix, Pandora
Get a Broadcom Crystal HD, pop it in to replace your Airport card. With that card in my Apple TV running XBMC I can play any 720p content, and even some 1080p content.
Google Bringing HTML5 To Gmail
They do allow you to drag and drop inline graphics!
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