Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin
New violins don't have cool names like Stradivarius though. That name is so epic, it could make anything look or sound high brow and expensive. Stradivarius Coffee, home of the $75 latte. Stradivarius Bounce House, let your kids bounce around for only $125/hr. Stradivarius Water, Anything less, will dehydrate you, only $49.99 per 8oz bottle made out of the finest Stradivarius plastics. With a name like that, people will pay anything.
Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"
He insists that since scientists just attribute whatever they can't explain to "random chance" (Can't recall ever hearing one actually utter those words) there must be an intelligent designer. Yeah, I'm dropping the class and complaining to the department head. 'Merica.
NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water In Martian Meteorite
I read the title and thought they'd actually found water, only to find out it was hundreds of millions of years ago that it was there.
Spotify's Own Math Suggests Musicians Are Still Getting Hosed
Middlemen aside, everyone always seems to forget that you have to price a product at what the customers are willing to pay for it while still making a profit for yourself after paying royalties, salaries, etc.... If the artists feel they aren't getting paid enough through this medium, they need to branch out to other mediums and find other ways to make money on their product. They can't just say "I want X amount of dollars each month or X amount for each play" and expect any sane businessperson to take them seriously without factoring in the costs associated with offering the service.
File-Sharing Site Was Actually an Anti-Piracy Honeypot
That is all.
DoD Declassifies Flu Pandemic Plan Containing Sobering Assumptions
Shutting down interstate travel, social distancing, sequestration. Seems like I may need to start stockpiling that water, food and ammo.
Class-action Suit Filed Against Microsoft Over Surface Write Off
But if we are going to start suing businesses for poor business decisions and a little bit of lying - hell, there are a LOT of businesses that need suing.
As a business owner, you are correct. Every business lies, we just sugar coat it by calling it "control of information."
SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers
Using the governments ability to threaten violence in order to protect your job security. 'Merica.
MS To Indie Devs: You Have a To Have a Publisher
Why do dev companies even need publishers? Serious question, what do publishers bring to the table?
Google Fiber: Why Traditional ISPs Are Officially On Notice
I pay ~$45/year for a VPN service that doesn't keep logs of anything it's users do on top of a DNS encryption service which is free. Privacy restored.
Massive Email Crash Hits Canadian ISP Shaw
Are one of the reasons I don't use ISP hosted email. Main reason is portability.
Groupon Still Losing Money, CEO Is Fired And Leaks Final Email
I unsubscribed from all future emails from Groupon yesterday. Pretty sure that was the straw that broke the camels back for him.
Nvidia Tegra 4 Benchmark Results
Could these recent mobile phone processors be adapted to the desktop?
Piriform Asks BleachBit To Remove Winapp2.ini Importer
A good lawyer will give you an initial consultation for free. I sought out a lawyer for a contract dispute with my business and he gave me the advice I needed for free though I offered to pay. He said it was a simple issue and he hoped I would return to him in the future for something more complex.
Credit Card Swipe Fees Begin Sunday In USA
As a retailer I already pass the surcharge on. I know what I want my profit to be on a product or service and then I pad that for overhead and credit card fees. Only difference between what I do and this "new rule" is that even cash payers pay the extra.
Intel Leaving Desktop Motherboard Business
Why do I never have mod points when I need them? +1 Funny.
Valve's SteamBox Gets a Name and an Early Demo at CES
My PC is 5 years old and the only upgrades I've done are more memory and new video cards periodically. Build a beefy enough system up front and upgrades later are minimal.
Using Technology To Make Guns Safer
I see this so often and I think it is inherently false. Case in point: Guns are designed to kill. Cakes (or cars, or ....) are not.
Guns are not sentient beings therefore they are not responsible for the actions of those who control them. When you can put a gun on trial for killing somebody, well I will bow to our new firearm overlords.
Using Technology To Make Guns Safer
Handlers are unsafe. There is no such thing as an "accidental discharge", there are only negligent discharges. Basic rules of firearm safety:
- 1. The gun is always loaded. Even if you know beyond the shadow of a doubt that there are no rounds in the magazine or chamber, you always treat a gun as if it is loaded.
- 2. Never point a gun at anything you aren't willing to destroy.
- 3. Finger OFF the trigger until you are ready to fire.
There are more, but those are the most basic and most important. Guns aren't responsible for violence anymore than cakes are responsible for fat people.
Apple Axes Head of Mapping Team
Wishing I had some mod points to so I could mod this down.
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