How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?
All those experts are either complete, utter fools - or they were outright lying to all of us!
You say that as if they share some kind of mutual exclusivity.
Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion
I think he means that beats made "high quality headphones"* sexy. Which in turn made the average Joe consumer actually care about the quality of their audio gear. Which helps nerds like you and me get better priced audio gear because big companies see the value of investing in the production of high quality audio gear.
*I use the term "high quality headphones" loosely because beats aren't great but they are much better than what most people were using before.
How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?
Then you're going to be disappointed.
The speed of light in optical fibre is about 200km per millisecond. So a round-trip ping of 10ms, ignoring all other sources of latency, limits you to a range of 1000km (call it 600 miles). And that's never going to change.
Really? Because that kind of latency sounds awesome to me. Hell even 15-20ms would be awesome. Within 600 miles on any semi-popular game there's going to be at least 8 people matchmaking at any given moment. It would also be affordable for a large company to put up a data-center every 600 miles within the U.S. (or any 1st world country for that matter). So that sounds like it'll be the opposite of disappointing.
Finding the Next Generation of Teachers With "Innovative Microsoft Ads"
As a former teacher, the problem is that people want to spend money on ***EVERYTHING*** other than what will help educate children: public schools with the highest-paid, best trained teachers in the world
That's good for the few who can afford the best trained teachers in the world. Good teacher are unfortunately an inherently limited resource. You're right that in the short term big data will probably not help our children to learn much. In the long term however I think that it can help students by understanding their needs better than their teachers ever could. Check out what CGP Grey has to say about this.
WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users
Unsurprising I'm 5 users myself.
Cody Wilson Interview at Reason: Happiness Is a 3D Printed Gun
You know who activated Godwin's Law? Hitler, you are just like Hitler.
Why Are We Made of Matter?
Are you 0.5% cookie dough?
Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?
Yeah there are lot of mechanics stacked on top of the COD core of the game but the shooting itself (which is the core of any FPS) feels like COD. Which isn't a bad thing the core mechanics of COD feel very good. Stacking all those extra mechanics on top of the COD mechanics makes them slightly interesting again.
Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?
Check out Rogue Legacy it's one of the best games I've played recently.
If multiplayer is more your thing I've been playing Loadout it's one of the first free-to-play games I've actually enjoyed.
I had access to the Titanfall beta if Call of Duty with Mechs sounds cool to you then you'll probably like it. The whole game is much better implemented than COD.
The Dolphin Emulator Devs finally fixed some major problems with Wind Waker in the latest snapshot so I've been going back to that.
For upcoming games the two I'm most anticipating are The Witness and No Man's Sky. Though I'm highly skeptical of No Man's Sky. It's incredibly ambitious for the small team working on it.
Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?
I think what he means is our simulation is a simulation of the original programmers universe and one day in the future our simulation will simulate the programmer that wrote the simulation for our universe. Which begs the question how many levels of simulation are we from the original?
Carbon Nanotubes and Spongy Polymer Help Transistors Stretch
You can stop posting a /. story for every new application for Carbon Nanotubes we get it they can do everything. At this point I would be more surprised if it was discovered that there was something they couldn't do.
Steam Controller Hands-on
I'm confused if there aren't any games for SteamOS doesn't that make it exactly the same as PS4/Xbone?
The Geek Group's Hacker-Oriented High Voltage Lab In Michigan Damaged by Fire
It seems plausible that a group of people regularly hacking high voltage equipment might have multiple incidents of fire. I would however be leery about taking their advice regarding the matter.
Sony Issues Detailed PS4 FAQ Ahead of Launch
The Xbox One is almost half the price of the PS4 in Brazil. So, Brazil's ridiculous Tariff is not the only thing making the PS4 expensive.
File-Sharing Site Was Actually an Anti-Piracy Honeypot
I can name one Kim Dotcom. Though admittedly that's the only one.
Full Screen Mario: Making the Case For Shorter Copyrights
It does say beta so don't expect it to run perfectly. Really this is /. I shouldn't have to explain that.
Sleep Is the Ultimate Brainwasher
That's easy you have a dirty mind.
Intel's 14nm Broadwell Delayed Because of Low Yield
Potentially it can keep going until the size of a transistor is just a few electrons across but as we get closer to that point quantum teleportation becomes more of an issue. This is cool video that explain some basic stuff about transistors and the end of Moore's Law.
IsoHunt Settles With MPAA, Will Shut Down And Pay Up to $110 Million
Not siding with MPAA but the U.S. dollar is imaginary money.