South Korean Court Rules That Phone Bloatware Must Be Deletable
Good on anti-trust enforcement..
Then how come they HAVE to run Windows only software in order to do e-gov and e-banking related stuff?
Mozilla Is Mapping Cell Towers and WiFi Access Points
whoa! 2005 is so gonna blow my mind!
Creationism In Texas Public Schools
Do I believe in the lessons in the Bible? Sure I do.
Either you're a dangerous sociopath, either you cherry picked the lessons that make sense and chose to ignore the others. What other holy book did you use as an axiomatic ruleset to do the cherry picking ?
Creationism In Texas Public Schools
If parents want to turn their kids into idiots, that less competition for me when the world needs real engineers to do real shit (stuff that requires real math, not prayer).
I used to think the kids getting more stupid was a good thing for those who don't as it meant less competition. But then I thought that eventually, we'd have to support these dumb fucks, either by some kind of welfare system, either by other solutions all worse. Ultimately, with your level of education remaining the same, you'd be better off with them out-competing then supporting you.
Coca-Cola Reserves a Massive Range of MAC Addresses
The biggest hassles are [...] and learning a new number.
Which is why they print it on a card...
France's 'Culture Tax' Could Hit YouTube and Facebook
...and all the adult jokes removed / replaced by teenage wee-wee poop jokes, because the latter are ok
Clam That Was Killed Determining Its Age Was Over 100 Years Older Than Estimated
...and additionally the logistics behind the V-2 was an economic catastrophe that cost way more to the German war effort than to the British morale.
How Big Data Is Destroying the US Healthcare System
Another important difference is what can be done to correct things. If I am a terrible driver, I can be quite motivated to stop crashing, or stop driving. However, increasing your premiums doesn't make people stop having type 1 diabetes, or magically fixing a bad back. Leukemia? Let's raise your fees, and you'll get better in no time.
Increased premiums, though, ARE what makes a nation of cowards. If you look up any extreme or injury heavy sports, you'll see that there are much fewer participants in the USA.
Take for instance paragliding, for which there are 30x more participants in France than in the USA (if you take hanggliding into account, which is mostly discarded in Europe as an impractical ancestor of paragliding, you'll still get a 6x figure). In Western Europe, any injury short of death is covered mostly free of charge. In the USA you'll have to sell your house (if you have one) to pay the medical bills. In the end, I suspect only wealthy people engage in such sports
Motorola's "Project Ara" Will Allow Users To Customize Their Smartphones
You could buy computers with backs that opened, and you could configure them with new hardware...
Yeah, too bad you can't swap monitors, graphic adaptors, hard disks or SSDs, cpus and memory anymore. The evil corporations took away that possibility to increase profit.
Oh wait, you can still do that.
Bloody Rag May Not Have Touched Louis XVI's Severed Head
Isn't France on a republic or two beyond that one by now?
You're fooling yourself! They're living in a dictatorship! A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes--
Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules
That, plus if you're going to stay in your silly little imperial club with Liberia and Myanmar, you don't get to impose your silly spelling for "metre"
Over 100 Missing Episodes of Doctor Who Located
I have to wonder exactly how many episodes of, say, daytime soap operas are lost. Many? Most? The airing schedule on some of the longest-running is so frequent that catching up from a series from beginning to end (if it were possible) would take 6 or so years if you tried to plow through at 40 hours a week.
Generally, when you skip a year or so, the same conversation is still ongoing. So watching an episode per season is enough
Shots Fired At US Capitol
Well, look at what the Fox says
Ask Slashdot: Can Valve's Steam Machines Compete Against the Xbox One and PS4?
First, you have the Madden crowd - good luck getting EA to budge on releasing sports games for the PC again.
FIFA 14, running the same engine as your silly ballet with epaulettes, is still being published to Windows
Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?
Seppukakke: You know, in the Old Testament, God was full of Wroth and Vengeance. You did bad stuff, he rained brimstone down on your ungrateful ass or harrassed your people with 7 plagues.
Seppukakke: In the New Testament, its like he has turned over a new leaf, you don't hear some much of the nasty things he did to his people (because if you believe in it, everyone on earth is his creation)
Seppukakke: You know what happened around the time between the New Testament and the Old Testament?
Seppukakke: He got laid.
NIH Studies Universal Genome Sequencing At Birth
why even take the baby home? Isn't the DNA sequence stored somewhere in the cloud equivalent ?
Lowell Observatory Pushes To Name an Asteroid "Trayvon"
Zimmerman should have laid down and taken his beating - cause that's what "keeping it real" means.
(I donated to zimmerman, because that could have been me)
Official: Microsoft To Acquire Nokia Devices and Services Business
I was hoping Steven Elop would go to sink MS into the ground as CEO, and anticipating Nokia being free to build a nice Android phone. Guess it will never happen.
Nissan Plans To Sell Self-Driving Cars By 2020
why put red lights when crossing lanes can just interlace ?