Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?
As someone who watches ASMR videos, the ability to control the direction where the viewer experiences sounds coming from is a really great thing, and if it's used properly it could be really beneficial to the entertainment experience.
Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year
The American car companies would move their manufacturing to cheaper countries, and voilà! They're no longer American cars.
Google Using YouTube Threat As Leverage For Cheaper Streaming Rights
Spotify pays 70% of its revenue to rights holders. They also include a chart on their site which shows royalties paid per million listens when compared to radio and other streaming services.
Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet
How long would it take for someone to walk from the southernmost tip of Africa to the southernmost tip of South America?
A long time, right? Has anyone done it?
But over generations, humans moved little-by-little, farther and farther out, and given a hundred thousand years or so, there were humans all over the face of this planet. It's not like one person left Africa and made the trip by themself in one day. No, but humans multiplied and spread out.
Given the universe's age, more billions of years old than we can comprehend, even if we can't bet on a traveler making a non-stop streak across the sky to our backyard, why is it unreasonable to assume that they might have learned to live in space, and might have moved further and further out, little-by-little, and that they could be within a lifetime's travel of Earth right now?
The fact that you're unlikely to meet some form of life from another planet is in no way an indication that you're unlikely to encounter something whose great great great* ancestor was from said other planet.
We're so busy searching for signs of life that we don't realize that a sufficiently capable civilization might be able to exist where such signs of life don't exist, in the same way that we can exist in a plane or on a submarine. For all we know, the first bacteria on Earth could have been scraped off of the "boot" of some interstellar traveler visiting the Earth as the cosmic equivalent of the Grand Canyon. They could have been nearby before we were even here.
And we're searching for intelligence, even though it's much more likely that we'd find simple life akin to bacteria? Has a scientist ever considered that if we do find bacteria and we set out in that direction, by the time any of us get there there might be intelligent life there? And has anyone ever considered that somewhere out there some extrasolar travelers might have made the same bet regarding Earth?
Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet
Because even though life has existed on this planet through 3.8 billion years you're pretty sure they'll only detect it and start heading this way within the next 100?
Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows
Actually, on the Mac, you can't click above the menu items at the top of the screen. Clicking at the edge of the screen activates the control.
As a Mac user it used to be infuriating that with other common desktop environments if you dragged the mouse to the edge of the screen they would miss the button by one pixel. Now it's common on systems using other common desktop environments, too.
At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...
No, really, it was. And I'm a little weirded out by the timing of this poll.
Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year
Nine years ago, I could order whatever I wanted and have it delivered in two days.
Now every item on Amazon is an "add-on item" that you can only get shipped to you if you're buying more than $25 worth of stuff. Making me pay $25 for extra stuff I don't need or want when I need toothpaste and deodorant is quite an increase in cost from nine years ago. Amazon Prime was almost $80. That $80 investment gives people quite an incentive to choose amazon.com, and it's not even like every item on amazon was available for Prime shipping even before they started doing this "add-on item" crap. There are plenty of times where I've chosen the prime item, not because it was the cheapest, but because it would be here in two days. There are many other sites and many other non-prime Amazon sellers who have better prices. Being locked into a system that doesn't have the lowest prices is not a benefit. It's a burden.
And to make matters worse, if I decide that I do want just one add-on item, I can't even opt to just pay the cost of shipping on that one "add-on item" that I do want. If shipping is costing you too much, why can't I just pay the cost of shipping to have you send the *one* thing I do want? People who don't have Amazon Prime get to pay regular shipping cost without having to buy $25 worth of stuff they don't need, so why do people who are paying $80 extra have to get screwed over every time?
Asking someone to pay almost $80 per year to get "unlimited two-day shipping" on things and then hiding most items behind an "add-on item" label and not allowing them to order said items at all unless said person buys $25 worth of stuff every time is not a money saver, and it is not the same price as it was nine years ago. A $40 increase in price for something that is now a burden and not a service is not justified or reasonable.
In an arcade with only the following games ...
I'd just play with myself.
Soylent: No Food For 30 Days
Soylent Beige is beige people.
US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures
Maybe we shouldn't be sentencing so many people to thirty years?
Foxconn's Robot Workforce Now 20,000 Strong
Automation has not lead to mass unemployment in the past,
You're kidding, right?
My view of touchscreen laptops:
That's one way to solve overpopulation.
Supreme Court Decides Your Silence May Be Used Against You
Does that mean they can put you in prison as long as they don't arrest you and-
Oh, I see.
Birthday Song's Copyright Leads To a Lawsuit For the Ages
Disallow corporations to own copyrights. Require that they be in the name of actual persons and make it so they can only be leased to a corporate entity. That way the corporation is beholden to SOMEONE.
Oh, wow. I like that.
Get rid of Micky Mouse copyright.
That has two possible meanings, and I like them both.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back As the Terminator
If they do a reboot, they could bring in Arnie in a small role. Make him a military leader responsible for pushing through Skynet, rewarded for his years of service to the country by being the first 3D model used to create a humanoid Terminator. That could work. It would even explain why he's 60-65 years old, yet the Terminator looks half that age.
Most precise measuring tool I've used ...
I think it's accurate to say that upon reading this poll, dozens of college science professors will be looking at their respective screens in their respective locations in the world and collectively shaking their heads from side to side.
Early Brain Response To Words Predictive For Autism
As an autistic person, I think that "person first" language is offensive. Saying "person suffering from autism spectrum disorder" implies that autism is not a fundamental part of who I am, but is instead something inhuman that should be removed from me.
No, person-first language is something that parents insist on. These are the same type of parents who post YouTube videos about "what autism is like", when in reality, they've never experienced autism, but instead have only experienced interaction with an autistic person. Autistic people don't suffer from autism. They suffer from other people.
As for whether autism is real, it absolutely is.
I am not a child. I exhibited the symptoms of autism long before the world wide web existed, so I didn't and my parents didn't get a fad diagnosis. We didn't know what it was. Everyone just thought that I was a genius, because of teaching myself to read and do math and memorize large amounts of information and fix things, but most people didn't realize that I had severe sensory issues and overwhelming social cognitive deficits. This is not just normal what people call "shyness" or social anxiety. Throughout my life I have had major issues because, far from trying to handle social situations and failing, there have been a lot of times when I didn't realize that I was supposed to interact, and there have been many types of social interaction that I didn't even have concepts of. When I was very young I was considered absolutely brilliant, but I also did a lot of things completely incorrectly. For example, I attended the wrong classes for a significant part of a school year because I never communicated that I was in the wrong classes, so none of the teachers realized it. I didn't understand that people formed networks with each other or attempted to socialize outside of school. I attended high school and college and never asked anyone for a reference, not because of fear, but because I didn't know that anyone did, and didn't have any concept of why they would.
My plans for summer ...
You insensitive clod.
Password Strength Testers Work For Important Accounts
And then they write them down, stick them on sticky notes, and put them under their keyboards, or in their drawers, completely destroying the security, but maintaining the administrators' beliefs in it.
It's almost as good of an idea as making people change their password once a month, which also encourages people to write them down, re-use their weak passwords or choose passwords that are easy to guess.
And how about those password retrieval questions?
What's your favorite color or your mother's maiden name? No one can guess those.
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