SnapChat Turns Down $3 Billion Offer From Facebook
. to flood SnapChat with $3 Billion to get them out of the market and under their growing conglomeration. Believe it or not, these guys might be onto something that will knee cap Facebook, and they know it.
Nexus 5 With Android 4.4 and Snapdragon 800 Challenges Apple A7 In Benchmarks
This is not a fair comparison, the iPhone is twice the price.
You've got a Quad-Core ARM running at twice their Ghz and you barely post benchmarks ahead of a Dual-Core A7, you know you're stupid for buying one.
Speed Test: Comparing Intel C++, GNU C++, and LLVM Clang Compilers
Why in the hell are you testing Clang with either Cilk or OpenMP when neither have moved into mainline trunk of LLVM/Clang? This test is as worthless as Phoronix's test suite on benchmarking apps that require OpenMP and they note that Clang takes it in the shorts because it presently doesn't have OpenMP implemented. Complete waste of time.
How To FIx Healthcare.gov: Go Open-Source!
Most people have no background in Engineering Economics which has long shown the best of breed solution has the highest up front cost, with the lowest long-term costs, due to having the lowest MAINTENANCE costs. Roadways are a great example of how low bid doesn't improve the infrastructure. Best of breed is the only solution.
Shutdown Cost the US Economy $24 Billion
How did all that money just leave the economy? Did someone give it away to another country?
How the hell is this insightful? Other than an insight in ignorance I fail to see it's relevance.
Shutdown Cost the US Economy $24 Billion
What's it like being illiterate when it comes to health care pooling and quality of service?
A Peek At Apple's Planned $5B HQ
WIth a diameter of about 1/3 of a mile a collaborator will need to walk about 1/2 mile for a face to face in the other's office on the opposite side of the ring. Good exercise but perhaps a waste of time.
And where's the write ring?
Collaboration isn't spread across buildings in Infinite Loop. Each section will be specifically designed to provide for a collaborative work flow. You don't put some Engineering here, some design there, etc.
If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy
Java doesn't get beyond a research project at Sun if NeXT Engineers don't show up and bring Objective-C isms to the Oak Project and call it Java. Seriously, it must suck not having worked for Sun or NeXT [my side] to know the story.
If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy
That entirely misses the point. The conciseness is the entire point.
If I have a list of strings, and want to append ".txt" to each, using a for loop is just one more annoying piece of COBOLesque boilerplate.
fileNames = names.Map(n => n + ".txt");
That's what you want.
docFileNames = names.Where(n => n.StartsWith("Doc")).Map(n => n + ".txt");
You can understand what that does even though I just make up the methods. That's the damn point.
In short, you want the for loop to be done behind the scenes without you writing the code and just referencing a method to call that loop?
Apple and Nokia Outraged That Samsung Lawyers Leaked Patent License Terms
Show me where Apple have crossed the ethical lines ?
- using what practically amounts to slave labor at Foxconn
- dodging taxes by claiming residence in ireland
- suing everyone and their moms with bullshit claims and patents
- false advertising (it should be named the Idiot Bar, not the Genius Bar)
- overpricing all their stuff
- suing everyone making compatible hardware into bankruptcy
- putting in a clause into OSX's license prohibiting using it on anything but official Apple hardware
Legal on all counts. The taxes is par for the entire course of all corporations and non-profits, if legally available to them. The rest of your stuff is hilarious, especially the Design Patents for clone hardware and OS X only on Apple hardware.
U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed
Sorry that's the far right and the very far right. There is no "left" in American politics. Just the New GOP (aka Democrats) and the Old GOP (aka parody of itself).
You're delusional and obfuscating the facts: The GOP are the dickheads in the room since Reagan.
GNOME 3.10 Released
...b-but, you get to set your lock screen wallpaper now! The GNOME developers are allowing unchecked and rampant levels of freedom never before seen (in GNOME 3).
Seriously, you know you're fucked up when you're touting something that's existed since Windows 98 is getting touted as a feature: https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.10/more-core-ux.html.en
Seriously, what's fucked is Qt moving to WebKit Blink and GNOME wisely sticking to WebKit 2 means 2 sets of WebKit running around seeing as most of us have both DE on Linux/FreeBSD [KDE 4.10.x/GNOME 3.8.x Debian].
Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics
This is either a major breakthrough or utter bullshit. It's too early to tell which. If it's real, it's a Nobel Prize in physics.
The publisher, the Simmons Foundation, is a project of a rich weirdo from Texas.
It's The Simons Foundation funded by billionaire Hedge Fund Manager: James Harris Simons who earned hs Ph.d in Mathematics at 23 from Cal Tech.
He very well could be a wealthy recluse today. He used to be quite active in his fields of study.
IBM Promises $1B Investment In Linux Development
without the > $15 Billion invested by corporations to keep the project afloat. Be grateful.
It's Official: Voyager 1 Is an Interstellar Probe
With everything going on in the world I'm reminded of a hopeful quote:
"In vain does the God of War growl, snarl, roar, and try to interrupt with bombards, trumpets, and his whole tarantantaran ... let us despise the barbaric neighings which echo through these noble lands, and awaken our understanding and longing for the harmonies."
- Johannes Kepler
Ironically, Kepler was a Monotheist so his own thoughts speak with equal measure to the paganism of the past.
Intel Launches Core I7-4960X Flagship CPU
It's not perfectly correct. It's acceptable.
Example: meter per second squared (m/s2) The modifiers “square” or “cubic” may, however, be placed before the unit name in the case of area or volume.
At Current Rates, Tesla Could Soon Suck Up Worldwide Supply of Li-Ion Cells
There is plenty of research developing new battery tech for large scale going on presently. Tesla should have been making this his top priority the moment he wanted to make an electric vehicle. To be behind on this one is a huge blind spot in his scientific background and intelligence to run such a corporation.
How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work
Yes, but most of the regulatory changes happened during the '80s and early '90s. A period during which the young folks didn't have a say.
If folks your age were too stupid to realize that free trade agreements were a bad idea or that the government has to actually tax people in order to pay for services, that's not really our fault. You guys will get to retire with most of the Social Security you were promised. And chances are substantially better that you'll have some sort of pension to go with it.
These days, pensions are rare, I can't remember the last time I even saw a job posting that even promised something more than a 401k match.
The whole, I got mine, now to hell with you attitude of older voters has done an incredible amount of damage to the ability of the young folks to make a decent living. We work harder than you folks did for less. And we get less and less each year as inflation continually outpaces wage improvements. And folks on social security get COLA even when the inflation is negative.
Pensions were being attacked in the '70s. It doesn't matter whether myself coming from Generation X or yourself from the Millennium Generation or not, when I entered Silicon Valley with 2 degrees, M.E./C.S. no one gave a shit in upper management to listen to what I said about how to run a company they were attempting to take public in the first place.
Banks were fucking the public post 1982 when the S&L scandal [yea Republicans] fucked us and Reaganomics two fisted us into oblivion. Then came 2006 [yea Republicans: see a pattern?] drove a pipe up the American People's asses we are still trying to mend.
In reality, most people are self-centered, me first and fuck the world personalities. When those pricks [MBAs] get to run corporations they really take them down but not before they walk out with a life-time of being able to afford to do whatever the fuck they want.
Any asshole who thinks Corporate Taxes are too low needs a fist up their ass. 401K plans were then are continue to be a fucking con job. It was the Corporate solution to lying to Pension plan holders and the Boomers ate it up.
If Generation Y wants to do something, get off your asses, vote out Boomers who are pro-corporations first, fuck the people second and vote in anyone who isn't an OBGYN and/or Evangelical. Two wrongs most certainly don't make a right.
EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters
I have a better solution: More regional hubs for lightrails. You don't have to give a crap about the speed because you're busy enjoying your commute.
Elon Musk's New Hologram Project Invites 'Iron Man' Comparisons
Hold my hand out like barbers, and electricians, and mechanics, and cooks, and baseball players, and housewives, and bricklayers, and makeup artists, and painters, and a myriad of other professions have been doing throughout all of recorded history? It's obviously possible to use your arms all day long, so clearly the UI designers are not designing touchscreen/gesture interfaces properly.
Agreed that the Gorilla Arm syndrome is being misstated regarding Human Factors.