Google Challenges Facebook Over User Address Books
awesome. fuck facebook for not giving the option to export contact lists with useful information. I had to pull a list of e-mails from facebook and I ended up going page by page and copying the e-mails by hand. facebook wants to hold all e-mails within it's walled garden and doesn't reciprocate...
BP Says "Top Kill" Operation Has Failed
No, really. If Rachel Maddow is right this has happened before and continues to happen in the same way. All same players, all same tactics, all same outcomes.
Kinda WTF, but check this out:
Passage of Time Solves PS3 Glitch
so what happens when the battery that keeps the RTC running dies or cannot be recharged again? if there's no way to write a new date or remotely synchronize it with sony servers, would the console be effectively bricked?
20 Years of Photoshop
have a try with Lightroom. It provides all the ease of use of, say, Picasa, with all the quality of Photoshop.
SSN Required To Buy Palm Pre
You guys are all missing the point. The ssn requirement is there because sprint will be running periodic credit checks on its customers. Sprint is probably subsidizing the phone and, internally, they must have customer activation goals to meet (like, the number of new customers who remain active after X months and so on)
The credit checks are there because, as sprint subsidized the phone, you'll be actually repaying it back in installments through the phone usage fees. they could sell the device at full cost, but then wouldn't be able to force you to sign up for a 18 month contract. After you become a customer, the ssn is used for credit checks. If your credit score indicates trouble, then sprint will use that information to either try to get you to move to another plan or will send the collectors to get their money before you actually miss a payment. This is not about privacy, but about managing an instrument sale.
Computer-Controlled Cargo Sailing Vessels Go Slow, Frugal
(and, I know you later said that the actual savings were higher -- but the point is, you should _never_ just multiply reoccurring costs or savings by the number of periods to get the equivalent present value, especially for periods of years.)
out of legimitate curiosity... why?
really, I just want to know the implications of doing so and what needs to be done to incorporate that information into financial models
Microsoft Caves, Will Change UAC In Windows 7
the uac model is inherently broken. I cannot understand how these paliative measures will improve security beyond just the sense of it....
McDonalds Files To Patent Making a Sandwich
Let's patent, then, a way to check if something is already patented.
That should short-circuit the whole system.