top New Particle Collider Is One Foot Long
No need to feel inferior; it turns out twelve inches is more than enough to satisfy Dame Nature.
about a month and a half ago
top Can Ello Legally Promise To Remain Ad-Free?
There are quite a lot of people, myself included, who released software while GPLv2 was current and feel that FSF went a little bit evil with v3. Even to the extent that I agree with Stallman regarding bad patents, I don't think it's right to retroactively pull that into a copyright license. To me, that's precisely the same as if he'd added "you lose your license if you vote Democrat". Democrats may or may not be a bad thing, but Stallman doesn't have a moral right to
his views regarding political affiliation upon my software.
I chose the license because I agreed with what it was - the position it took regarding copyright and secrecy. I allowed for "any later version" to allow for _revisions_, adjustments, to the wording. I didn't do that to allow Stallman and friends to attach their unrelated personal preferences to my work. impose
So don't release under GPL V3, and continue with V2. No one's forcing you to upgrade your license, so what imposition are you talking about?
top Ebola Has Made It To the United States
So yes, some of the "rising 3rd world countries" like
india and guatemala have some credit available but nothing close to the US where someone can buy a house on credit or get
credit cards with limits that grossly exceed their annual income.
Wrong. Loans for purchasing homes have been available in India since forever. I live in Kolkata, India, in an apartment bought with money borrowed from one of the largest banks. The borrowed amount was about 6 times my annual income when I took it, about 5 years ago.
top Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'
There was even one guy who had amnesia whenever
took it. you
Hey, do you happen to know of any way to make this kind of spooky action at a distance work for exercising?
top More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties
Nope, that's the article interfering with itself.
top Programming On a Piano Keyboard
Convert Windows Vista to music, hijack a shortwave radio station & broadcast it around the globe! Muahahahahahaha!
top First Movie of an Entire Brain's Neuronal Activity
brain of a nematode worm??? You don't say!!!
top True Size of the Shadow Banking System Revealed (Spoiler: Humongous)
I see someone trying to puncture a meta joke with his own meta-meta joke in which he claims that the parent claimed that the grandparent belittled a comment solely because... um... solely because... wait, I'll work it out and get back real soon.
top Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics
Disclaimer: I have no formal knowledge of Maths and Physics beyond high school level.
I understand Einstein disliked the untidy nature of particle physics and the Standard Model, and wanted to discover an elegant, geometrical explanation for quantum phenomena. Is the current discovery a step in that direction?
top Dentist Wants To Clone John Lennon Using DNA Extracted From Lennon's Tooth
You mean given a chance to clone Einstein or Shakespeare, you'd choose not to?
top US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden
Dude, if you're a US citizen, you should have posted that as AC.
top Do-It-Yourself Brain Stimulation Has Scientists Worried
The result, he claims, was a dramatic improvement in his ability to hear pitch, including the sour notes he produced himself.
could it not have been a dramatic deterioration of his ability to hear his off-key notes?
about a year and a half ago
top Why We Should Build a Supercomputer Replica of the Human Brain
We've long established that the source of the human "soul" is in the brain.
eh? who established that? citation please.
about a year and a half ago
top IBM Granted Your-Paychecks-Are-What-You-Eat Patent
I hope this is not a sneaking attempt to force-feed us monopoly food. Like, you know, you get your full pay-cheque only if you eat this Monsanto-produced GM stuff. If you choose organic, we'll deduct 20%.
After all, this isn't Soviet Russia, where the govt. controls the megacorps!
top Google and Mozilla: Partners, Not Competitors
Say corporations A, B & C have a certain market cornered, each owning 33% of it.
B is really a non-profit, being sustained by donations from A.
A's long-term goal is to drive C out of the market.
I am no game theorist, but common sense tells me that A should dispose of B later rather than sooner, since B is in its pocket anyway. Together, their 66% has a much better chance of taking over the other 33%.
Whereas if A first destroys B by withdrawing funding, then B's userbase is likely to bifurcate and go to A and C, in which case A's 50% would be fighting C's 50%, a much less advantageous situation than the first.
What I should do if I were A:
1. Keep sponsoring B, and together with it drive C out of the market
2. Withdraw funding from B, hopefully destroying it
You know who A, B and C are.
top Linux Mint Developer Forks Gnome 3
Good developers don't care for unnecessary licensing politics. They don't create software when there are perfectly fine alternatives they could use instead.
I have no idea about the Gnome development process or the community, so I won't comment on that specific point.
But if you're making the general statement that political ideology is unnecessary, and is mutually exclusive with technical skill, you may want to think again.
Writing the best code is an important goal, but don't you also need to think why and for whom you're coding? I'm sure you wouldn't want to think of yourself as a coding machine that mindlessly churns out the best code for whoever happens to own it. If you discern on that point, then you are already politically aware.
It is the hegemony of the have-s that makes some have-nots regard the politically motivated as zealots and lunatics.
Don't let them take you unawares, and turn you into their willing shill.
top The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix
64-bit Unix time will run out on December 4, precisely at 3:30:08 PM, 292,277,026,596 AD. It will be a Sunday.
What a coincidence -- that is also the year of Linux on the Desktop!
top Nokia Exec: Young People Fed Up With iPhone and Android
Personally, I've played with my wife's iphone
That's the problem with you geek types. You see, all you can think of playing with is your wife's iPhone. And then you complain about not getting it enough!!!