Old news, but still a good argument against smoking: "You get ugly from smoking"
Where your spam and trojans come from, in a nutshell
The BBC recently ran a terrible half-hour program on the risks from Wi-Fi to 'the children.' While there's no reason to not study the matter further, the report relied on measurements taken by a lobbyist who also sells tinfoil hats and measurement devices to those afraid of wireless signals.
Also see but she's a girl's take on Wi-fi madness.
Some silly creationists are finally opening their wacky $27 million Creation Museum on Monday in Petersburg, Kentucky. The slogan on the museum's site? "Prepare to believe."
A Gallup poll last year showed almost half of Americans believe that humans did not evolve but were created by God in their present form within the last 10,000 years.
People are weird...
Interesting insight in how we consume our content from the web and from magazines
A tad to late for me, but a nice guide for cleaning your old apartment before moving on, so you won't get screwed^Wsurprised by the landlord.
How the ever increasing amount of homework is hurting school kids
Funny lolpilgrims in the style of I am in thy library, executing a grammatical procedure of great destructive force against thy lexicon and others of those cats pictures, like on I can has cheezburger?.
Interesting post about various odd punctuation characters
Joel on Software on how Microsoft is cutting in their own fingers:
But what's really interesting about this story is how Microsoft has managed to hoist itself by its own petard. By locking in users and then not supporting their own lock-in features, they're effectively making it very hard for many Mac Office 2004 users to upgrade to Office 2008, forcing a lot of their customers to reevaluate which desktop applications to use. It's the same story with VB 6 and VB.Net, and it's the same story with Windows XP and Vista. When Microsoft lost the backwards-compatibility religion that had served them so well in the past, they threatened three of their most important businesses (Office, Windows, and Basic), businesses which are highly dependent on upgrade revenues.
This eight year old girl tackles some of the weird world views of grownups in the US. Brilliant :)
You're probably familiar with this. A contributor puts a patch up on Bugzilla, Trac, or your project's listserv. It’s large and spans several files. Eventually you get around to it (if you haven't lost it in your inbox yet). You open an e-mail or the Bugzilla page to respond, put the diff where you can see it, and start going through the changes, line by line, making comments as you go. It's tedious. You have to make it clear what function you're talking about, make references to the general area in the diff. It’s a pain for the contributor too, because they have to figure out what you're referring to. This leaves room for error.
So they created Review Board, an online reviewing tool for patches etc, in which you can easily annotate changed code, to the line. Really nice piece of software
Cats rule ;)
Complete with a minor history of the gaim/pidgin GUI
On 24 January 2001, the four Cluster spacecraft were flying at an approximate altitude of 105 000 kilometres, in tetrahedron formation. Each spacecraft was separated from the others by a distance of about 600 kilometres. With such a distance between them, as they approached the bow shock, scientists expected that every spacecraft would record a similar signature of the passage through this region. Instead, the readings they got were highly contradictory. They showed large fluctuations in the magnetic and electric field surrounding each spacecraft. They also revealed marked variations in the number of solar wind protons that were reflected by the shock and streaming back to Sun.
Ancient people described in Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. The original Golgafrinchans decided to rid themselves of all of their "below average" population by blasting them off into space. This had the unfortunate side effect that all of the sanitary workers were removed, and the Golgafrinchans were killed off by germs. All of the hairdressers, insurance agents, and managers that were launched into space actually did survive and ended up on earth as our ancestors.
Because either they will be too trivial to defend properly, or they could be worked around. Microsoft would loose their leverage and be high and dry without any way to scare companies and people away from OSS
Even has a plugin so you can read and write your todo.txt by using Jabber. Neat :)
Interesting material, as those are ground-up designed to do a lot at the same time, instead of just hooking up more single cores to each other.
Each TRIPS chip contains two processing cores, each of which can issue 16 operations per cycle with up to 1,024 instructions in flight simultaneously. Current high-performance processors are typically designed to sustain a maximum execution rate of four operations per cycle.
Microsoft takes on the free world. Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from distributors and users. Users like you, maybe.
Sooo, any windows fanboys out there wanting to finance this corporate terrorism?
This interesting gall installed Ubuntu on two donated machines for her library. The fun part is that it all seems fun to do; an emotion that was sometimes lacking while doing this task [not counting geeks like me wanting things to go awry to be able to go full-out fixing it :)].
Everything seems to be pretty alpha quality still, but it looks pretty promising. Will we have a decent open source implementation of the Exchange MAPI protocol soon? Now only to have a nice alternative of Exchange :)
What if our universe is some simulation. What if poking at its internals exposes bugs? Food for thought.
Interesting stuff; but what about sex? :)
Somehow, the numbers 9 and 11 come to mind
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