Woz Says Android Will Dominate
Part of the reason Windows was successful was that it supported a lot of hardware, with only one API. Android needs to insure that it's not difficult to write a single application that will run on every decently modern ( 2 year old) android phone, or else it would give up what is probably its biggest advantage.
Scientists Propose One-Way Trips To Mars
Even if Earth threw all of its resources at sending people on one way trips to Mars, we wouldn't even be able to keep up with our current population growth rates. Currently we're experiencing ~1% growth, so in order to decrease the population of the Earth only by sending people to Mars we'd have to be sending almost 200,000 people a day, which seems extremely impractical.
It would have to be several orders of magnitude cheaper to get people to Mars than it is with our current technologies to have a chance at reducing earth's population in this manner. In fact, I haven't seen any sort of proposal for a cheap way into orbit that is believably scalable to that magnitude of people. Maybe something like a few space elevators would allow 1,000 people a day to head off for Mars, which would allow for a large city (or several small ones) to be built very quickly, but humanity isn't even close to being able to pull off an exodus like you suggest.
I think that practically, the best way to decrease the population on Earth is to do what China's doing with population controls, though it would really be better if people would just self regulate, rather than having the government get involved with that.
Mystery 'Missile' Identified As US Airways Flight 808
Sometimes, they merge very quickly into a single contrail, and his argument is that this is the case, and the angle at which the photo was shot at doesn't allow you to see them merge.
Looking To Better Engines Instead of Electric Vehicles
Though the those electro-diesels don't actually have any batteries.
Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1
Any finite number of 3s making up 0.33333333.....30 is an aproximation of 1/3. In the real numbers (or the complex numbers, or the rational numbers), 0.3333333... (as in an infinite number of 3s after the decimal point) is precisely 1/3. If you consider the sequence .3, .33, .333, .3333. The limit of that sequence is what happens when you reach infinity. That limit happens to be 1/3. The same is true for 1/9.
In other words, you simply can't put a real number between 0.333333333333333... and 1/3. For the real numbers, if |a - b| < epsilon, for any positive epsilon, then a = b.
A Call For an Open, Distributed Alternative To Facebook
Though I doubt this is the case, check out: http://panopticlick.eff.org/
The Mystery of the Mega-Selling Floppy Disk
Your point about the binary is precisely why having the source code is preferable to a compiled application.
If every app had it's source code distributed with it's binary, being locked in to old platforms would rarely happen.
With the source code, and some following of basic standards that have been around forever (like POSIX) it's not terribly difficult to get pretty much any app to work on pretty much any platform
Rumors of Hulu's Subscription Plans
Some shows/episodes aren't available on Hulu Desktop, making it worthless if you're after those shows
# of wireless APs (w/ SSID shown) in range now:
I'm surprised to hear this. I figured that most universities had wireless networks set up throughout the dorms that were available to all the students, so that student-run access points would be discouraged.
Facebook Founder Accused of Hacking Into Rivals' Email
I just looked at the link. The unencrypted passwords are intended to never exist on last passes servers, the encryption and decryption is done locally.
Google's Experimental Fiber Network
Apps where more has moved to the cloud.
Google's Nexus One, a Steal At $49 Unlocked?
I think you have the Unsubsidized and Subsidized prices backwards. The subsidized price is $99.99 and the unsubsidized price is $79.99. $20 discount for not getting the initial phone purchase subsidized.
RIAA Confusion In Tenenbaum & Thomas Cases?
One note. No Ads are required by google on blogspot. You may add adwords to your blog easily however though.
Novelist Blames Piracy On Open Source Culture
I buy pretty much exclusively from Amazon, due to where I live. It would take longer for me to find the time to make the 1:30 roundtrip drive to the nearest Barnes and Noble (Borders is farther) than it takes for amazon to ship it to me.
Amazon is pretty popular in the more rural areas of the US.
50+ Android Phones Expected In Near Future
That's not an ad for android ... it's an ad for a specific android phone. The Motorola Droid (previously known as sholes/tao)
50+ Android Phones Expected In Near Future
Take a look at the upcoming motorola droid coming to verizon. Probably hitting stores on Nov 6th, Possibly online/telephone sales the end of this month. It has a slideout qwerty keyboard, 3.7inch capacitive touchscreen, 5MP camera, and will be the first Android 2.0 phone. It's also only .5in thick.
Reportedly It's made of metal and has a very sturdy feel to it.
Verizon's Challenge To the iPhone Confirmed
I think they usually do it based on operating system. Something that has BREW is automatically a dumbphone, something that's running WinMo, Android, BB OS, iPhone OS, etc is a smartphone.
Initial Reviews of Google Wave; Neat, but Noisy
The source code for that command line client should be available at: http://www.waveprotocol.org/.
If i remember correctly it's not ncurses but jline, and it was programmed entirely in java.
New Images Reveal Pure Water Ice On Mars
Water + Solar/Nuclear = Return flight.
An End To Unencrypted Digital Cable TV and the HTPC
But the key changes every 2 minutes or so. You can't watch tv if you can't break it in much less than that.
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