It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)
Yeah, and don't forget that "loud pipes save lives" around typical inattentive drivers. This thing is silent but deadly.
Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region
More pseudoscience. They say that they're not sure whether this means that porn shrinks your brain, or if the shrunken brain causes porn viewing. But, this leaves out the very real possibility that this correlation means nothing whatsoever. The site below collects correlations that look pretty convincing in the graphs, but quite obviously are unlikely to be cases of causation in either direction:
What percentage of your online communications are encrypted?
It could be cleverly disguised as a bit of MD5 but is actually something encrypted with a 33 character one time pad.
Scientist Live-Blogs His Lab's Attempts To Generate New Type of Stem Cells
This technique works best when combined with cold fusion. Also, don't forget about step 3.
Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza
They may not even need any fine print. Accepting compensation can affect your right to seek damages later.
Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over To Computer If It Meant Lower Insurance Rates
The question will actually be more like "would you keep driving manually if it meant 80% higher insurance rates?"
OpenZFS Project Launches, Uniting ZFS Developers
CDDL is basically LGPL on a per-file basis.
Perhaps the intent of the licenses is similar, but there's more to a license than that. Unfortunately, being licensed under the CDDL causes a lot more license incompatibility restrictions than either the LGPL or BSD license do. If it were under one of those, there'd be hope for seeing it as an included filesystem in the Linux kernel. But since it's under the CDDL, that can't happen.
The developers are, of course, welcome to use whatever license they like. Just pointing out that the CDDL is *not* basically the LGPL under "per-file" or any other basis.
OpenZFS Project Launches, Uniting ZFS Developers
Oh well. I'd somehow hoped "truly open source" meant BSD license, or LGPL.
Is It Time to Replace Your First HDTV? (Video)
Get a new set of caps from LCDAlternatives. It's cheap, and a fun geek project to install them.
Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches
yummy, I always like breathing in someone else's medicated ethylene glycol.
It's propylene glycol. But besides that, second hand nicotine was never an issue (and propylene glycol is recognized as safe, and even used in many asthma inhalers). The harm from second hand smoke comes from the smoke particles, something that's not present in e-cig vapor.
Afraid Someone Will Steal Your Game Design Idea?
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. -- Howard Aiken
FreeBSD Co-founder Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple To Join iXsystems
Heh, I remember well hanging out with jkh one night when he thought he'd register hubbard.org as a personal domain. "Oh no!"
Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...
My first computer was a TI-99/4A with 256 Bytes (yes, bytes) of RAM. So even with a moderate 8GB in my current computer, I still have 33.5 million times as much memory. Dammit, now I really wanna play Hunt the Wumpus.
Instructions? (y-n) n
You're in a cave with 20 rooms and 3 tunnels leading from each room.
There are 3 bats and 3 pits scattered throughout the cave, and your
quiver holds 5 custom super anti-evil Wumpus arrows. Good luck.
You are in room 2 of the cave, and have 5 arrows left.
*whoosh* (I feel a draft from some pits).
*sniff* (I can smell the evil Wumpus nearby!)
There are tunnels to rooms 1, 9, and 15.
Move or shoot? (m-s)
Cockroaches Evolving To Avoid Roach Motels
Use high fructose corn syrup in the roach motels instead of glucose. I'm surprised they don't do this already, since they use it in everything else.
Tylenol May Ease Pain of Existential Distress, Social Rejection
Aspirin is actually used as the generic name in the US (and Canada?) from what I understand. It's certainly easier to read and remember, but doesn't say anything about the structure of the molecule.
Neither does acetylsalicylic acid. The IUPAC name is needed for that, which is 2-acetoxybenzoic acid.
Linux Fatware: Distros That Need To Slim Down
2GB for a full Slackware install? Try nearly 8.
And yeah, I'd like to put it on a diet, but once something is already included it becomes quite entrenched. It's extremely difficult to remove anything large enough to make a difference without causing rioting in the streets with torches and pitchforks. I suspect it's the same for any Linux distribution.
Spanish Open Source Group Files Complaint Over Microsoft Use of UEFI Secure Boot
"so there may be some hope of making UEFI more Linux-friendly"
The only hope is to make Linux distributions more UEFI friendly. UEFI and Secure Boot is certainly here to stay.
Ask Slashdot: New To Linux; Which Distro?
Not to be a dick, but SuSE is the last distro any Linux enthusiast should be suggesting. Their microsoft pact f#cked the rest of the community
What were the terrible effects of that agreement? I'm having trouble remembering any. Everyone ran around screaming that the sky was falling, but it didn't fall. Just sayin'.*
* it is necessary to end with "just sayin" when replying to any statement that begins with "not to be a dick"
Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times
The NYT review has now been seen by at least an order of magnitude more people than would have had any awareness of it had Tesla's CEO made no comment about it at all. The vast majority of Telsa's previous reviews have been of glowing, fanboy type. Now they've completely countered those reviews by causing this article to become the most prominent one on the Internet.
In the digital age, when the press gets something wrong (especially in an opinion piece) it's just usually better to walk away.
What Early Software Was Influential Enough To Deserve Acclaim?
This introduced a lot of people to 3-D rendering, and the free-enough license led to widespread adoption.
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