Are Games Getting Easier?
You should try COD3. It's much more realistic.
Here is a review:
You spend the majority of the gameplay hauling equipment and filling out paperwork. Also,
the Wii version comes with a 17 pound controller that looks like an M249!
Does the Internet Make Humanity Smarter Or Dumber?
... and the reason that is true, even in the Internet Age, is because the speed at which a story travels is proportional to how interesting it is, not how true it is.
Which reminds me:
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. The Hingefreel people of Arkintoofle Minor did try to build spaceships that were powered by bad news but they didn't work particularly well and were so extremely unwelcome whenever they arrived anywhere that there wasn't really any point in being there.
Man-Made Atomic Clocks the Best In the Universe
Man-made atomic clocks, as opposed to the atomic clocks made by aliens.
Yelp Founder Says "No Extortion — Just a Misunderstood Algorithm"
Blackmail is not extortion
Of course it's not! The 'x' in extortion makes it sound cool.
SQL Injection To Beat Traffic Cameras
The driver's name is not Bobby Droptables, is it?
Simpler "Hello World" Demonstrated In C
Just add -fno-implicit-templates in the compiler's options and explicitly instantiate only the ones you need.
William Shatner Takes On Social Networking
I think NASA already has a plan. It was on the news a while back...
Nokia Targets Mobile Kinetic Energy Charging
Yeah, I've seen 'em in beaches too!
Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?
So, do you need to write to a specific sector? Or do you have to position the data in a specific *place* on the disk (eg 1 cm from center, 20 rads)?
If it's the first, you only need to bypass the filesystem, so just fopen "/dev/sdX" under Linux, or use CreateFile "\\.\PhysicalDriveX" on Windows,
seek to the position you want, and write away. For the latter, you need to bypass the drive's logic, so you will have to either re-write the firmware,
or implement your own controller board.
Best estimate of monthly spending on food:shelter
Depends. If you freeze the water to create ice blocks for building igloos, then it is definately 'shelter'.
The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...
... I found forgotten in the fridge?
Programmable Quantum Computer Created
This is the first computer that can and can't run Linux at the same time!
Ten Things Mobile Phones Will Make Obsolete
My wristwatch detects WiFi! Try that with your cellphone!
Environmental Chemicals Are Feminizing Boys
No, sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again, sir!!!