top Poor Sleep Prevents Brain From Storing Memories
...maybe it's that our brain deteriorates as we age and thus memories are not stored as effectively. Same thing goes for the 'celia' in our ears, we start losing them from birth, plain and simple.
about a year and a half ago
top GCC Switches From C to C++
I'm a hot chick at college studying computer science using Python. insensitive clod!
top CERN: Neutrinos Respect Cosmic Speed Limit
...sheeple...too bad it didn't start with a P. smh. It was a sad day when I learned that for all their training to think logically and to seek out truth...Scientist were just like everyone else. They want to stay in line, they don't want to buck trend...god forbid someone proves the great god Einstein wrong. That would be blasphemous!
I'm not saying neutrinos don't follow the cosmic speed limit, I'm just asking: would any of them have the balls to step up and claim it?
Every day that passes I lose more respect for my fellow natural philosophers. every day.
Yes, I'll be modded down, yes some will think this is flamebait but the next generation wont.
top Pollution From Asia Affects US Climate
This isn't news. There is already strong evidence indicating that circa 1970's/80's US pollution played a key part - if not the cause of - the 1980's Ethiopian Famine. I think people forget that we live in a fish bowl. Excuse the expression but what I shit you eat...and vice versa.
top Kim Dotcom Alleges Studios Wanted to Work With Megaupload
Maybe dotcom was approached by studios...maybe he wasn't. What I do find hard to believe though is that these studio execs - if they did contact megaupload - didn't have a standard Non-Disclosure agreement between them before they started talking. This would prevent Kim from talking about this stuff or sharing it with anyone else. Find that very hard to believe...
top Science and Engineering Workforce Has Stalled In the US
Haha dude, u live here she lives there? Smh. Dude, u don't have a girlfriend.
top Interrupted Sleep Might Be the Best Kind
I think Ekirch's research is obviously correct but his conclusions might be a little off. it's well known already people tend to lose productivity during the afternoon in the modern day workplace. This is why the Europeans have their
siesta . Prior to the industrial era and the advent of lighting yes, we may have had our circadian clocks synced to this pattern prof. Ekirch talks about. However, it is Post-Industrial now, many countries around the world have constant non natural light and many individuals work around the clock and have varying shifts. As a result, the need for sleep - or "power naps" - hasn't changed, our clocks have just synced to a different schedule. Where you are in the world and the personal schedule you have will determine the optional time for that cat nap needed to recharge.
Again, it's not that we don't need to "sleep" twice in a day, more than likely we do. there is evidence that points to its benefits, however as we are finding out with medicine today, it would be and should be tailored to the individual and their schedule.
top NASA To Drastically Cut Mars Mission Funding
Only time will tell my fellow canuck. The recent census put us at 33.5 million but give us a few more years and increase in population. Our politicians btw are just as corrupt as the states and civil liberties erroding just as fast. U can keep your face in that beer and ignore the reality of the situation: canada is just as bad as the states, with as much ambition. We march lockstep with them, for now though we're content to let them be the bad guys while we work on our own nefarious goals. Just ask Harper
top NASA To Drastically Cut Mars Mission Funding
With China rising and everything that comes with it, the U.S and Canada will realize they'll have to step up in order to maintain or become world super powers. The same rule applies here as it does in business. Competition is good for everyone.
top If You're Fat, Broke, and Smoking, Blame Language
but it's still interesting. FTFA
while English and Greek speakers are statistically poorer and in worse health than Germans.
Greece is in serious financial trouble and Quebec (primarily french)
is going the same way and has been called the Greece of Canada.....interesting....and of course Germany is a economic powerhouse of the EU.
top Perl Data Language 2.4.10 released
No Perl is. Real scientist use
the Python programming language with Numpy and MatPlotLib :D
top Faster-Than-Fast Fourier Transform
...in a world where mathematicians patented their Ideas and when after violators with a vengeance.
top 2011's Fastest Growing Language: Objective-C
Of course, if you don't take the Tiobe rankings seriously [timbunce.org], than all of this is moot, but I guess it's something to talk about on a Friday.
It's so funny to see so many taking the Tiobe index as an actual indication of a language's true popularity. I remember a few years back as a noob, when the site hackers.com was still around. I used Tiobe to show just how popular C was... circa 2002 - and I was laughed off the board. One senior member just systematically tore me a new one and why Tiobe was a crock of ish....sigh. sure wish that site was still around.
top Leaked Memo Says Apple Provides Backdoor To Governments
I think it highlights the importance of a common labelling for software in the same way that other consumer products have. In the past I thought it was important to have software labelled for "phones home", "displays adverts", "closed source", now this would require "has government mandated backdoors".
Yes, but you're still trusting the goverment to do this and the point that should be seen here is we can no longer depend on elected officials to look out for the people. All this simply reaffirms is what
Richard Stallman has been preaching for awhile now. It is up to the people to educate themselves and take the proper precautions. Of course the 99% won't and cannot and thus this is the reason we will soon see an event like Arab Spring spreading to the west. Sounds a bit crazy but the revolution will be here...soon.
top Free Software Activists Take On Google Search
...and start coding my ideas. First itunes, then fb and now p2p search.
Just goes to show ideas are a dime a dozen its just who implements it first. Can't wait to see how this turns out though. P2P is really how the internet should be structured as much as possible.
top New Version of PROTECT IP Bill May Target Legal Sites
Its funny. My knee jerk reaction to this is that like the bedroom, the goverment has no right on the internet. However that might not be entirely right....maybe....still thinking.
top Researchers Demonstrate Quantum Levitation
It isn't. Old Tech with a new name and twist. This all has to do not necessarily with the quantum properties, but more to do with matter being
super cooled . For some reason matter behaves differently as it approaches absolute zero. This is similiar to the Bose-Einstein condensate and the Meissner effect as linked above.
although it is practical in the lab and in theory, there are still problems that occur when scaling it up. Like how to keep the track cooled for example. Its still a ways off.
top Making Sensitive Data Location Aware
I'm not sure but I think this may be at the kernal level. Still Android is just a modified nix platform so for most
/. Users probably easily circumvented.
On another note the article didnt really say much but I love the shameless school plug and marketing in the last TWO paragraphs.
top CMU Researchers Create Multitouch Surface Anywhere
god yes and geeky. It's like a retainer for your shoulders.
top Dennis Ritchie, Creator of C Programming Language, Passed Away
,,.guy who supplies you.
Not many will mourn you Dennis but know that to your true family and countless friends, you will always be remembered. We love you very much and thank you even more for what you gave the world. Sleep well my friend.
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