Wow, talk about perpetuating the circlejerk. OP straight up took quotes out of context to support his bias.
First, it's two different reviewers. Not a double standard.
Second and more importantly, OP deliberately changed the context as the reviewer on the iPhone 6 CLEARLY Isn't happy with it, as in the next paragraph he says:
>I still think many people will find this 4.7-inch screen to be perfectly good, and perfectly functional while still being portable. But in the world of modern smartphones, the 6's screen resolution is a step below ideal.
but he deliberately chose the sentence comparing it to the 5S to make it seem like there's a double standard.
The same review for the Galaxy alpha was comparing it against the Galaxy S5, and the disappointment was that the S5 had a better 1080p screen. Which is true-- heck, as others have said in this thread the alpha does have a lower quality screen by comparison.
Check out this Senator with a funny sounding name. He says he'll stand up for Net Neutrality if elected president!!
Hi Elon, on behalf of /r/SelfDrivingCars
Thanks so much for everything you do!
Not that it excuses the practice, but I found this which might help you disable them, if you don't outright disconnect (which I might, just because I wouldn't trust them not to spy on me).
Apparently this has been going on for a few years. I have a Panasonic Viera I purchased in 2009, so it's not a smart TV, but if this shit keeps up, there's no way I'd ever buy another one. Farking dumb, greedy ass bullshit.
>* Beats headphones are causing something of a kerfuffle at the World Cup in Brazil.
>* It's unclear if Beats gave Neymar his headphones for free or if the soccer star bought them.
>* Also, Olympic athletes are forbidden from wearing gear from their personal sponsors -- the same goes for World Cup players.
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Back in 2009 they had a different view:
> "... conservatives will say, yes, he is an over-the-top satire of Bill O'Reilly, but by being funny he gets to make really good points and make fun of liberals. So they think the joke is on liberals."
Powermat allows for the transfer of data along with power. Data means that they can send a phone advertising while it is charging.
> The PMA doesn't just promise wireless charging stations, it touts its system as one that can enable stores and retailers to better stay in touch with its consumers. Power 2.0, or the next version of its standard, will add a digital layer on top of the wireless charging connection, allowing the transfer of data.
>The next version of its standard will allow a store manager to monitor how long a customer has been using a charger, and even send coupons for another drink, for example.
Sorry, hijacking the top comment to say:
This is not new. This rule was adopted on May 21, before Google's car was announced on May 27. But regulators have said they'll be able to remove the wheels after a 120-day grace period following a new rule adopted by the end of this year. It doesn't matter anyway, since this is just testing, and the presence of a wheel that could theoretically be used to take over the controls in testing is irrelevant if it's never needed and won't be present in production models.
Regulators are not opposed to driverless cars, they are actually way more supportive of the concept than the public, because regulators want to reduce road deaths and increase traffic efficiency. But part of reducing road deaths includes making sure something is proven to be safe before giving it carte blanche to take over the roads.
You need to use Google Now Launcher as your home screens or have Google Now everywhere enabled in the Google Now settings.
Apparently they sell for nearly twice as much in china, assuming he didn't buy them from there perhaps he was planing to flip them to double his money http://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-6-delay-in-china-triggers-black-market-sales/
2001: A Space Odyssey. They had a fucking iPad in it.
Samsung famously used that movie to prove that they are not infringing on Apple's patent by using that design.
Because Apple is extremely anti competitive. They also like to force proprietary technology down everyone's throat and giving a huge middle finger to industry standards. It fragments compatibility between devices.
For example, Apple being a dick about charging ports.
Edit: Forgot to mention that Apple puts authentication chips in their cables so you can't buy 3rd party ones. Apple intentionally made the iPhone worse so they can sell cables.
Actually, in what is likely simple coincidence, Bose headphones are now available I bright colors with big logos. Imagine that.
Lest we forget the hardcore Halo 2 gamers that stayed in the game for over 2 weeks, forcing Microsoft to keep the XBox Live servers running just for that one last game. They were given a ridiculous amount of freebies just to close the game
EDIT: Found the link
1) Ask for the ring back so you can get it cleaned/add more diamonds.
2) Pawn the ring.
3) Get a badass Master Chief armor.
4) Change your locks, phone number, etc.
Because apparently extortion is A-ok if you have good lawyers and tight-lipped staff.
Edit: From the San Francisco court of appeals: "As Yelp has the right to charge for legitimate advertising services, the (alleged) threat of economic harm ... is, at most, hard bargaining."
Sooo essentially 'it's totally okay to blackmail and extort legitimate businesses, since we reclassified behaviors typically categorized as extortion as "hard bargaining."'
Yea. The issue isn't that the NFL isn't aware of this option, it's that DirecTV is willing to give them a shit ton of money guaranteed. Why mess with a good thing? The NFL would have to be convinced an a la carte method would be very profitable before they'd switch.
(I'm assuming we're not talking about the NFL ditching the basic networks - I don't think they'll even consider something like that for a few decades since they would lose a large portion of their audience.)
And considering NFL Sunday Ticket is probably directly or indirectly responsible for a huge portion of DirecTV's subscriptions, I'd imagine they wouldn't go down without a fight.
>DirecTV's deal with the NFL for a Sunday Ticket package is so vital to its service that AT&T's merger with the company could be scuttled if it falls through. AT&T included an option to walk away from the DirecTV deal if the satellite provider fails to renew the exclusive NFL agreement.
>In late August, DirecTV was close to a deal with the NFL for a Sunday Ticket package that would increase its average annual rights fee to between $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion over the next decade, according to a report by Sports Business Journal.
You didn't make it all up. There was a case in Simi Valley, CA, in which, AT&T was sued at Small Claims Court.
We sadly have agreed on the terms and conditions not to form a class action to sue AT&T. Our best hope is for FCC and FTC to actually do something for the consumer.
Dont forget that these processors are purpose built for space. "high-energy cosmic rays that would quickly cripple an iPhone or laptop computer" Relevant article:
this actually does not have anything to do with net neutrality
you can read this as a reference why: http://www.cnet.com/news/comcast-vs-netflix-is-this-really-about-net-neutrality/
"You aren't the only person who has confused the Netflix-Comcast dispute as a Net neutrality violation. To understand why it's not will require an understanding of some complicated issues.
The short answer to your question is that the dispute between Netflix and Comcast is not a Net neutrality issue because it does not have to do with how Comcast is treating Netflix's traffic once it's on the Comcast broadband network. Instead, it stems from a business dispute the two companies have over how Netflix is connecting to Comcast's network."
Insert Time Warner instead of Comcast
I've used one of these at work (Disclaimer: Wasn't Alienware branded and I can't guarantee it's exactly the same model as what's shown in the picture). Internally, they're just three display panels overlapping, which leads to significant fluctuations in image brightness where the panels meet. Also, at least the model I saw had active cooling, so it had a fan running all the time. Needless to say, we didn't order any additional units.
Edit: This picture clearly shows the brightness fluctuations I was talking about on an Alienware-branded unit: http://www.cnet.com/i/bto/20080106/IMG_1283_540x404.JPG
Also note the large depth of the unit, which is almost CRT-like.
Source: National Geographic
Source: a great article on CNet.
A book link to "Cat Sense" (I've read it and really enjoyed it).
The photo is actually my own cat, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. :D
I have really wondered why devs still insist on going ios I mean to each his own, they have every right to start on what ever platform that want, but Android is 81% of the market share for world wide smart phones, ios on the other hand is 12.9%
A lot of people are close to the right answer in here, but I think they're ignoring one big part about the upgrade, which is the cross-platform integration and the app ecosystem. Part of the reason they're doing this is the same reason Google is making it possible to use Android apps in Chrome OS (and even in Chrome browsers, albeit not fully fledged out there yet).
Microsoft is getting rid of every single other iteration of their OS. This means no Windows RT OS, no Windows Phone Specific OS, everything is going to be on the same build of Windows 10, and every piece of hardware that can support it will ostensibly get relatively fast upgrades. Aside from making it easier for users to share between devices, this means that their struggling app store will have a foothold in every possible location and may get more traction among the mainstream, leading to more app revenue share for them. Even the Xbox One will be able to run Windows 10 apps.
God damn Gizmodo was terrible, everyone who wrote for it was dicks.
Like when people trying to do important CES presentations got their tv's turned off
Or The whole Iphone 4 thing
Or them mocking Halo 3 "fanboys" spoiling the end of the game for people
Profits from Beatles records allowed EMI to fund research which led to the invention of the CT scan.
> the story starts with Godfrey Hounsfield, a researcher at EMI back in the 1950s. Although it's a (somewhat struggling) major record label today, EMI--which stands for Electrical and Musical Industries--was once an industrial research company. Hounsfield did some pioneering work on computers, helping to build the first all-transistor computer, but the division wasn't profitable for EMI and the company sold its computer business in 1962...right when it signed The Beatles. His standing was good enough with the company that they let him conduct independent research with funding from the Beatles' string of massive successes in the 1960s. He went on to invent the CT scanner, which EMI first released in 1972, and shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for medicine for his invention.
This is one of my favourite lesser-known Beatles stories.
>Sorry but it's Microsoft that didn't make ntfs an open standard, you've got it backwards
OSX can write to NTFS, it's just that it's disabled by Apple. You have to open terminal and bust out some UNIX skills to enable it. Which is ridiculous to do in 2015 to enable what should be a standard feature.
>The Mini DisplayPort saves space so you can have USB ports, and it's since become thunderbolt which is super versatile.
I will agree that there is a ton of cool stuff that can be down with Thunderbolt, but that doesn't make the lack of a HDMI port less annoying.
>There are a million different phone charger cables out there, Apple isn't alone.
Almost all Android phones, Windows phones and Blackberry Phones have used Micro USB for years now. Apple is the only major company that still uses a proprietary charging port. If Apple does ever add a Micro USB port, it will be because they were forced to.
You're probably already headed to prison by now, for violating 17 USC 1201 by:
> circumvent[ing] a technological measure that effectively controls access...
...because there's a 50% chance either CatGenious or CartridgeGenius is infiltrated by Federal informants. That figure is derived by considering there are two separate "hacking companies" and using the FBI's estimated "25% hacker infiltration" article here
EDIT: You're saved! I'm informed it's only a 43.75% chance.
Remember the Microsoft Courier? I was SUPER excited about that back in the day, was very sad when they killed it off
I don't know about how bad your life sucks but I know there's a statistic that says the more you post on Facebook the more likely you are to be lonely.
>Press and Investors : As the leading, unbiased experts...
You can email CNET to report him. I see the email:
Go straight to the source. Some students broke into the prof's office and added a keylogger to his keyboard. So then they could log in and change their grades without having to cheat on exams.
The new university policy is to only allow the use of those low profile Mac keyboards. They think that it doesn't leave room to insert a keylogger into the keyboard. Apparently they've never met EE students who are good with surface mount components.
He actually said he was breaking the rules of not making it too scary. He said if people couldn't finish the game, he didn't care.
"There's a limit on how scary you can make a game, but in this case we're ignoring that. If you don't want to keep playing through the game, so be it, we don't care. That's the game we're aiming for. We're aiming for a game that will make you shit your pants."
Ugly: Its a freaking Shag Van
Price: Too Much
> Burke said that people who want a small-screen Android device can still buy the Nexus 5, released last October, or choose to buy a device made by another company.
This needs to be up higher. 1990s-era Microsoft barely spent any attention to lobbying and Washington politics. They weren't very politically savvy and resisted the idea that they need to take part in the game of lobbying. An example of this in the late 1990s was when they asked Congress to reduce funding for the DOJ's antitrust division. That mindset obviously changed after the antitrust trial and settlement.
What are you talking about? I've never heard of anyone being put in jail for operating a cell phone jammer.
This is the only recent case I can think of, and he was fined for less than a 10th what Marriott was fined for and was doing it on public roads for years. How is $600,000 a slap on the wrist compared to that?
When the PS3 was reduced to $299 stand-alone Blu-ray players were selling for $300-400, not $1000. A year later you could get one for $100.
I found two secondary sources for the above quote: cnet and theverge
With that said, it's quite the complement to Tesla to be used as an example as the very best in what technology has to offer. It just goes to show how quickly Tesla's name recognition is growing.
All Samsung devices [covered in this law suit...not all samsung devices made] infrgine quick links patent
Samsung did not infringe on Search patent
Samsung did not infringe background sync patent
Some Samsung phones infringe slide to unlock patent
Samsung knew, or should have known, that they took actions that resulted in infringement
Jury awards $119,625,000 in damages to Apple
Jury finds Apple infringes Samsung camera folder patent. $158,400 in damages for Samsung
Source: 9to5 and http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-samsung-verdict/
ETA: 9to5 is getting their info on Twitter from this guy, a "legal affairs writer" according to his bio. https://twitter.com/hmintz
Republicans wait until an idea is inevitable, lightly rebrand it, and pitch it as a common sense solution. It works because Democrats got the idea to the point where it was inevitable after working through all of the iterations and educating the electorate to that point.
Republicans are Apple. Democrats are Microsoft. Microsoft came up with a lot of the really big ideas but people weren't ready for them. Then Apple polished them off, improved it, and solid it as "simple." People were now fairly familiar with the concept and so loved it.
Same thing is happening here. Republicans will be pro marijuana for tax reasons probably around 2018, right after they use opposition to marijuana in 2016.
Edit. Man this went off the rails below. Here's my point with GOP = Microsoft. http://www.cnet.com/news/how-microsoft-foresaw-and-still-missed-the-ipad/ Stuff like this happens a lot. Huge efforts go to get people used to the change, but the product isn't quite there. Then Apple improves and has to spend much, much less on the behavior change aspect of getting people to understand and use the product.
Same with policy.
Its a very busy McDonalds - they are doing both
The more data a software developer has about how their software is used, the more accurately they can identify, diagnose, and solve bugs and compatibility issues. For example, if they discover that one of their products suffers from a particular type of crash immediately after performing a specific action and that this scenario only occurs while another software product from another manufacturer is also running, this can help them to identify a potential compatibility issue between the software products, which can, in turn, lead to a solution.
Adobe has, in the past, been known to remotely disable licenses to Adobe software. This predominately affects software pirates using serial numbers known to be stolen. However, some folks have also claimed that their legitimate, purchased licenses have also been disabled, and that this has caused concern in the design/photography community.
Also, the scope of what information is reported back to Adobe is not clearly defined, leading to privacy concerns. (Perhaps similar to those related to Blizzard's Warden software. And considering that Adobe has been compromised in the (recent) past, there is also the potential for concern that, that regardless of what Adobe says they will or won't do with your usage data, this information might make it out into the wild.
How accurate are these concerns? I have no idea. But that's what folks have been known to worry about.
How about Linux?
If you want low-budget programming tools, it seems you might want to steer away from Windows anyway.
NSA has a department that examines encryption code for vulnerabilities. In 2013 alone, according to documents provided by Edward Snowden, the NSA spent more than $25 million on zero-days.
They surely went over openSSL source code line by line and found the bug not long after it was released. I wouldn't be surprised if they contributed the code themselves.
Last year I suspected that press coverage of the NSA and FBI asking for website's SSL keys was nothing but a diversion to fool people into thinking their SSL and TLS sessions were safe, like a dragnet honeypot. Now I have little doubt that it was the case.
Ref: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys - CNET
edit: added 2013 quote and link.
Except HBO is going to offer a streaming service this year... for possibly as low as $15
Why does the post have "Solved" flair? Really left me disappointed here.
This reminds me of the Samsung S View phone covers. That'd be pretty nifty on the iPhone.
Actually, he didn't "let them go". His company developed software to auction them for a huge profit. He then sold that company for like $80M. This was all in the midle of what I thought was really bad timing. Apparently I was wrong. Sigh.
Source 1: I used to work for Mike
Source 2: http://www.cnet.com/news/meet-the-mann-who-registered-14962-domains-in-24-hours
Is it a prank or perhaps just a designer's exercise in developing a concept? Regardless, it's a toothsome idea that's been skillfully rendered. Source
I love the ending. No bias here folks. Fear mongering? Please. Just honest to goodness reporting!
>In early November, figures obtained by the Press Association revealed that e-cigarettes and related equipment, such as chargers, were involved in more than 100 fires in less than two years.
>There are about 7,600 smoking-related fires in homes each year.
In terms of electronic vapes, consider that all lithium battery technology has the potential to cause a fire.
But mostly, I think the article is kinda silly.
It doesn't carry the Z1 to my knowledge. It carries the original Z and the Z1s. Seems like Tmobile only gets them well after the original is released too (the original Z1 came out months before the Z1s and the Z2 was released only a month after tmobile got the Z1s). It's also never carried any of the compacts.
I wish Sony would make a bigger effort to bring them to the states.
EDIT According to CNET, this time Sony will try and have the phone available to TMobile "right around the time it launches elsewhere in the world." That's a lovely surprise.
That was actually confirmed in November. But it's good to know when it'll be available.
>"Android's latest camera HAL (hardware abstraction layer) and framework supports raw and burst-mode photography," Scigliano said. "We will expose a developer API [application programming interface] in a future release to expose more of the HAL functionality."
In the 1950's, the US government was funding the creation of a flying saucer.
I wish OP would give a source like you did.
Your linked source is valid starting from 13th June 2014.
But I think OP's source is this article: http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-now-offers-14-day-app-store-itunes-refunds-for-eu-users/ (posted on December 29, 2014 11:33 AM PST)
Or an article which was based on that article.
It talks about Apple's App Store (which is quite similar to Valve's Steam Store). The article wrongfully credited Consumer Rights Directive:
> The change comes after EU's new Consumer Rights Directive took effect in June.
It quotes CRD which was made valid in June. And what that CRD says is in your article, /u/Drogzar.
I've been looking around and it seems the CRD which took effect in June is the most updated one. I've been looking for an upcoming, updated CRD but couldn't find one.
TL;DR: You are right. Or I've missed something.
yep, owner still arrested, Dmitriy Smilianets aka Dima Smeliy. New manager is "nirvana_sf". Vigoss, TROH, blowyourbrain, AxMo, +1 probably new roster.
My understanding is that Google is paying for the stops, and that price is locked in by the city.
> The fees will be calculated based on a company's usage of SFMTA bus stops, which SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin said would result in charges of around $1 per stop per day. That creates fees averaging about $100,000 per company that uses the buses, or about $1.5 million total for the city.
> City rules forbid the city from collecting more than the cost of providing the service, officials said.
Even still, in response to the protests, Google has provided free bus rides to SF youth. From the end of the article, it sounds like Google is aware that they're not paying a fair share and want to change that. But, due to the previously mentioned rules they can't, and changing the rules isn't trivial.
> "San Francisco residents are rightly frustrated that we don't pay more to use city bus stops," a Google spokesperson told CNET. "So we'll continue to work with the city on these fees, and in the meantime will fund Muni passes for low income students for the next two years."
What are you expected to be doing in those 15 minutes? How are they making sure that you're there 15 minutes early?
Amazon was recently sued (and Amazon won the lawsuit) for not paying employees for the time they were required to spend before they clocked in/after they clocked out. So unfortunately I'm not sure it's quite as cut and dried as everyone else is saying. You can certainly try to sue, as some people are suggesting, but it's probable that your employer will find some reason to fire you.
The PC master race would never have let our PC's explode! We would just accidentally make them go into a thermo-nuclear meltdown because we ran out of liquid nitrogen to keep our over clocked CPU cool.
You said last year that, "Five or six years from now I think we'll be able to achieve true autonomous driving where you could literally get in the car, go to sleep and wake up at your destination." Is that "we" Tesla, or humanity in general? And is your prediction still for 2019 or 2020?
>Non competititon contracts for workers
How about companies entering into non-poaching agreements on the sly?
Best place for me is swappa. (not so safe as /u/Techngro said)
An article posted today on cnet. How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it
Apple has been changing a lot recently though, going back on many things they said a couple years ago.
3.5inches was the perfect iPhone screen size
9.7 inches w/ a 4:3 aspect ratio made for the best tablet, mini tablets were stupid and useless.
NFC would never catch on.
I don't see why they couldn't try a hybrid
Google Wallet has existed for 3 years. People actually use it with their NFC-enabled phones, right now. What apple did is remove tokenisation (thus cutting a middle-man and providing an incentive) and combine NFC with its very own Passbook and TouchID technology.
This is a textbook Apple move. The innovation is not in the low-level technologies but in the high-level integration, taking advantage of competitors' failures.
>* Instead, a team of surgeons will remove all of the patient's blood, replacing it with a cold saline solution.
>* The survival rate of these patients will then be measured against a control group that has not received the treatment before further testing can begin.
>* It works, as suggested by science fiction, by cooling the body -- but not by applying an external temperature change.
Obama's supporters are almost entirely in support of gay marriage and he only came out in support of gay marriage right before his re-election:
Obama didn't have anything negative to say about the NSA, the surveillance state, the use of the IRS against conservatives, or any other government abuses in 2013 but now that the democrats might lose this years election he's changed his mind and voiced an opinion against warantless wiretapping. In 2008 he vowed to stop warrantless wiretapping. He could have forbidden his employees at the NSA from violating the law, but he didn't, because it wasn't in his immediate self-interest.
Obama isn't "too much of a wuss". He just waits until an election is coming and then he makes a bunch of speeches in which he says what other people want to hear. Watching people hamster over him is ridiculous.
Oh, he 'pledged' it. How reassuring.
Like in 2007 when Candidate Obama pledged "to only appoint FCC commissioners that support open Internet principles like Net neutrality?" Or is it more like when Candidate Obama pledged to NOT have his administration staffed by lobbyists?
> That said, I may be just talking out of my ass.
I found this c|net article describing exactly what you just said. The relevant paragraph of how it works:
> Official PlayStation Vita remote play support is available in PS3 firmware 4.0 and beyond. Since the last hackable version of the console's firmware is 3.55, the Vita only shows up as a mobile phone to the PS3 and somehow circumvents restriction.
If you're measuring that by right clicking and properties, know that WinSXS uses softlinks that cause the files in to be counted many times while they are only stored on disk once.
That said, have a look at the contents of the c:\windows\temp folder. You can also erase the service pack and update uninstallation information.
Because the difference is that one was on private property protected by the first amendment and the other is on private property and trespassing.
Why are they demanding that google do things no reasonable company would? Especially one that is already a proponent on net neutrality.
>The group is demanding that Google "blackout their entire website for a day, replacing it with a link to petitions and the FCC comment page," "add a link to their homepage to inform visitors and connect them to petitions online," and "create their own creative way to connect their users to this issue and how to fight back."
These guys are protesting at the wrong place, they should be at a company who is against net neutrality, not one that is leading the fight.
> If you don't mind watching matches in Spanish, Univision will be live streaming the first 56 games online for free through its Univision Deportes app. Starting with the quarterfinals on July 4 and continuing through the finals on July 13, however, you will be required to sign in with your cable provider account information.
The Chairman of the FCC reports to Obama, who pledged to "only appoint FCC commissioners that support open Internet principles like Net neutrality."
We need to bombard the White House with the demand that he keep his word. And, just to be sure, do the same with both houses of congress.
I don't think it's very likely that the Facebook phone failed because it had Facebook branding. According to one article, it can be attributed to a combination of price, specs, strong competition, and its experimental emphasis on Facebook Home over other apps.
Did you see this post here today?
5 story 3D printed apartment.
>This process saves between 30 and 60 percent of construction waste, and can decrease production times by between 50 and 70 percent, and labour costs by between 50 and 80 percent.
Realistically, this is the biggest societal change I've seen in my lifetime. I used to think it was the internet/digital revolution, but it's actually the employment crisis that it has brought. I've gone from buying albums and going to the movies, to streaming all my media more or less for free. From uber to automatic checkouts, to 3D printing. There is simply less and less need for workers, especially skilled ones. It's a race to the bottom.
The notion that we can all be entrepreneurs selling our apps to each other for 1/10th cent, or changing our education and specialty 3 or 4 times in our lives isn't going to cut it.
The problem isn't just wealth distribution. It's also the fact that skilled work is going away in favor of menial work, or highly specialized work. This simply isn't sustainable. It's going to leave a world full of have-nots.
I'm just glad to be nearing retirement and escaping with my hide in tact.
God, this made me so angry. Why are some people so defensive of their own suffering that they take a guy saying he's so respectful of women that he is afraid to feel sexual desire towards them, and turn it into him saying he's shocked that he has trouble finding women and expects them to throw themselves at him?
I'm so impressed by both Scott Alexander and Scott Aaronson. They're so respectful - they face being mocked by certain feminists, having their words distorted beyond recognition and being called entitled... yet they both are feminists still, and Alexander still remains respectful of Laurie Penny, more just attacking her article rather than her herself. I'm amazed that they can stay that level-headed. I see the stuff feminists are doing, and... even though I know there are feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, I still can't help but hate the movement and despite trying, I don't think there's any way I could call myself a feminist.
Personally I feel like being a female nerd is way easier than being a male nerd, especially in the STEM fields. There aren't a lot of women in tech and engineering and because of the social push for more equality of genders in those fields, they're clambering to find women. Google's putting a ton of effort in getting girls to code. I might be wrong, but it seems like women who are qualified have a much higher chance at being hired in those fields than men. It seems like women are praised for being nerdy while men are condemned for it.
This has been an Easter Egg in Chrome for Android since it was released.
Here's an article from February 2012: http://www.cnet.com/news/two-easter-eggs-hatch-in-chrome-for-android/
Chrome for Android was released February 2012 as a beta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome_for_Android
Fear of the unknown? Add to it companies like Elon Musk and scientists like Hawking making statements that media then translate as "This scares world-leading scientists", I can understand its portrayal as the future's antagonist in main stream media. Also though, NOT all AI is indeed evil. In Australia in the 90s there was a show called Crash Zone which featured an AI called Virgil which helped a team of video game creators on hacker adventures. In the recent Spike Jonze movie Her, there is an AI that, while not entirely "good" for the main character is not inherently evil.
I've read an article on CNET regarding the building of a new submarine cable for the people of SEA. It will come online in 2015, or something. I'll search for it.
Edit: This and This
The pictures are not as large as any of us would prefer, but there are some really interesting sections, including showing the cavity where the reactor compartment used to be and the very French lounge / Officer's Mess.
Stuff You Should Know: Awesome audio podcast hosted by two guys, Josh and Chuck, who have great chemistry. They talk about all kinds of stuff, for example: How Serial Killers Work, Does Acupuncture Work?, and Should You Not Eat Gluten? They are very funny, articulate their thoughts well, and are very informative. ~30 min. New episodes a couple times a week.
The 404: Hilarious audio (video also available) podcast hosted by three guys, Jeff, Justin, and Wilson who also have great chemistry together. They are all CNET editors, so the show is geared toward technology news, internet culture, and odd/humorous stories. Guaranteed at least LOL moment every episode. Guest hosts also come in often and they are just as funny. ~30min. New episodes every weekday.
Yogscast: Just started listening to this after watching their Minecraft LP series. Two brits shoot the crap.
There's no legitimate competition in the USA between internet providers. The United States has terrible cost to performance with internet.
A company should never be able to ask where you are to know whether you have options and know whether it can charge more than fair price or not. I personally have no option for internet providers except Comcast and 2mbps if I'm lucky. There's no incentive for Comcast to improve my service since I'm stuck with them. In cities where Google Fiber has been implemented internet prices went down, internet speeds went up, and upload speeds matched download speeds. But that is only in the cities where internet service providers actually have competition now, most cities aren't as fortunate.
I find it incredible that you have so much faith in your police. Im sure yours wont do this:
>A DUI suspect allegedly gave the arresting police officer her iPhone passcode so that she could access her phone numbers.
After the arrest in August, she noticed from her iPad that someone had sent nude images of her from her phone to another phone. On examination, the receiving phone allegedly turned out to be that of Officer Sean Harrington of the California Highway Patrol in Dublin, Calif.
The entire 2.00 firmware update is a massive shitfest, I don't understand why people are whining about microsoft money when every day there are new issues popping up with the patch.
Diablo 3 co-op bugging out, PSN having to be brought down for maintenance, Destiny getting fucked, the whole resting mode bug where the console doesn't even work.
Gee, I wonder why they might be having issues with their alpha on that firmware.
She does agility training for dogs and cats. There are countless videos, tutorials, articles, etc. about training cats. What people generally believe is that cats aren't trainable.
You can potty train cats to use your toilet ffs.
It's argued that "because they were never bred to play some specific role in the domestic life of humans, they didn't go through some radical evolutionary change." So, unlike dogs, cats were always just provided for and never really had to earn their keep like dogs by learning behaviors to be fed.
Training dogs with common commands is pretty well known, cat training is just not that well known. That's all there is to it.
>They're already establishing the word "bazaar" as a euphemism for illegal activities in wake of OpenBazaar coming online. The subtle nuances that msm uses to dissuade and shift opinions are fairly clever.
>A handful of alleged drug dealers that hawked their goods on the online black market bazaar have been arrested in the US, UK, and Sweden.
From October 8, 2013
>Hahaha, the fact that they are being so obviously desperate to kill the story is hilariously idiotic, just proving the point that they only 'care' when it becomes a public spectacle...
I mean...They were voted one of the shittiest companies in America multiple times...(2010 and 2014)...They were also found to have the absolute worst customer service of any American company for nearly four years....So, as someone that was a Comcast customer and happily left them years ago, this really doesn't shock me...
If that doesn't cement them as a bad company, maybe the fact that monkeys---Feral fucking animals that probably happened to type out the memo in this article a'la "If you give a monkey enough time and a typewriter they could produce Shakespeare by sheer random probability" ways---are what run the fucking company does cement them in their place as a shit-fest of a business.
This part of the article is just so true:
>I happen to wonder why Comcast got involved. Its reaction does seem the teensiest bit neurotic.
It resonates to exactly what is happening here. Any negative publicity that happens to strike at ComCast that becomes large is immediately met with a swift: "Holy fucking shit. Abort mission. Abort mission. We need to fix this now, because it's totally not as if everyone already hates us. Hold on people! We'll right this wrong, even if we are the morons that did it in the first place and failed to fix it in anywhere near ample time! Squash those that say "our" company is garbage! Squash them I say!" type of message.
Just want to say from my own experience ALL phone carriers are a bunch of crooks. Just try to cancel your service when your contract is finished...
They don't inform you that your contract is finished, but continue billing.
No offer of new plans, so you might save some money.
Just finished 2 years of Sprint and when I asked to have my phone unlocked I discover it's impossible.
Unlimited data (are you kidding?)
And this new thing with ATT might be illegal - the new law says phones must be unlocked (unless ATT already found a loophole). http://www.cnet.com/news/president-signs-cell-phone-unlocking-bill-into-law/
Not a stupid question, it's complicated stuff.
I love, love, LOVE the Panasonic sets, they've always been my close #2 choice after the Pioneer Elite Plasmas, which haven't been available in some time, leaving the Panasonics as my defacto favorite. I chose to purchase a Samsung plasma this time around because I really do feel that it's 9/10ths as good as the Panasonics, and I was able to score a 60-inch for $799, where buying a NOS VT60 would have cost me a lot more money and sadly, I wasn't in a position to spend that much. If you really wanted to, you could still buy a NOS VT60 and keep it for when your current one dies, but if you bought it last year and we can safely assume a 7 year lifespan, by the time it's dead circa 2020, OLED 4K (or maybe even 8K!) sets will probably have fallen into the same price range, so it might be pointless.
As to your question about the 600Hz refresh, this article at CNET will probably do a better job of answering your questions than I can, largely because of the visual aids; Plasmas don't refresh the same way LCD sets do, so it's kinda sticky:
CNet I read quite often. Sometimes it feels like they get Apple boners, but as soon as that feeling hits, they talk favorably about WP7 and Android (and they'll fairly cover BlackBerry as well). As far as I'm concerned, they're not very biased.
Anandtech isn't bad either, but they don't post too often, and it takes them awhile to review newer stuff. Tested isn't horrible, but sometimes they review stuff without thinking (like one time they reviewed the MS Arc Mouse and were complaining about it, and "discovered" a new feature during the review, which made them look stupid).
Keep your eye out for Sling TV (a Dish Network Product.)
I don't know what you are looking for but I've been dying for Food Network, HGTV and ESPN since cutting the cord.
CNET's indepth analysis
This doesn't surprise me. Microsoft has been gearing up for a subscription based Windows for almost a decade now.
Found the article I first read in 2008 about it:
Linksys was acquired by Belkin from Cisco almost two years ago. They claim to be independent but I'd still stick with ASUS.
They certainly can.
Here's the US government asserting their right to do it if they choose to.
Here's proof that they have the technology to record everything. And of course computers can analyze everything, build files on individual Americans, etc.
i beg to differ. storage and memory are hugely different in cost, performance, implementation etc.
storage is where you store information such as pictures, documents etc. it is a non-volatile medium and is generally much slower than RAM/memory and is meant to store static pieces of information.
memory is where you process and manipulate information. information stored in memory or RAM is volatile, meaning that when the phone/computer is turned off, it's gone. it's meant for short term usage to accomplish a task.
say you want to apply a filter on an image (ala instagram). you read the image from storage into memory, you then manipulate that image in memory, and store the end result back in storage.
BTW, if you have an iphone 5s you have 1 gigabyte or RAM/memory and 16 gigabytes or more of storage. they are totally separate chips on the phone's motherboard.
> Sony paid Bungie/Activision more money for timed exclusives
Exactly! Idk why so many people are screaming at bungie/activision over this. It's a business strategy that SONY is using to get the edge over Microsoft (to be fair, lots of companies are doing this with games now including Microsoft).
If you're a developer and someone offers you a large sum of money to make extra content for their platform, assuming it's significantly higher then the development costs, why wouldn't you do this? And from everything I hear about the exclusive strike and PvP map it doesn't sound like they spent a whole lot of development on them.
Sure it's doesn't seem "fair" from the end-user stand point but as others have pointed out, if Sony didn't shell out that money then that content wouldn't even exist at all.
TL:DR - If you want to be mad at someone take it up with Sony/Microsoft not Bungie/Activision
Edit: A good article discussing the marketing/business strategies of Sony vs Microsoft
Edit2: The deal was struck between Sony and Activision. Basically you have console developers paying off publishers to get the edge over each other. The game studios (Bungie in this case) are caught in the middle because they, unfortunately, need the publisher. So yes, get mad at the business practices at work here but I don't see any evidence that Bungie deserves the hate for this.
"After two and a half years, I'm basically completely worn out, and it was having significantly detrimental effects on my personal life. If anything, I probably pushed myself way too far - as a first-time CEO, all I knew was that such jobs are supposed to be stressful, so I never really had a good baseline, i.e. how stressful is too stressful, until multiple outside people and coaches I was working with remarked to me that I looked incredibly worn down for months on end and it wasn't supposed to be this hard."
For Wolfgang Schmidt, who used to head East Germany's feared spy service, the NSA's reported spy program "would have been a dream come true."
It is definetely worth shipping them to the PRC because they are not available there yet, and attract a much bigger premium:
Lots of yuppies willing to pay for a status symbol you cannot get there yet.
Having done some research, I believe it should be Title II, making the FCC have more regulatory control on ISPs:
The essay below was a very interesting analysis of the situation, calling for not a reclassification to be made, but an entirely new legislation put out by Congress:
> Rather than engaging in an extra round of regulato
> ry proceedings and protracted
> litigation, the better course would for Congress to
> begin developing the legislation that is likely
> to be the best long-term answer to questions about
> whether and how broadband Internet access
> should be regulated. Shoehorning broadband Interne
> t access into statutory language that simply
> does not fit is unlikely to serve as a satisfactory
Fuck it, let's have this conversation:
Do you want the community to have total say over what they themselves can and cannot play? Because total, democratic control means that the only thing required to put a game up is votes. If the only thing determining it is "people want it" then it doesn't matter if it's a horrible, broken game full of stolen content and sensationalized for exposure... it just needs the votes.
Or do you want a company (like Valve, or Apple, or whomever) to completely police the market place, in which case that company will be deciding what you can and cannot play? In which case you don't get to say "but I really want this!" The company makes the call and you buy what they offer, or you shop elsewhere.
There is no middle ground that isn't an insulting joke. Look at iTunes, Google Play or the MS Mobile store and you'll see you get the worst of both worlds, not the best.
You can't let the community vote first and then have valve/apple/whatever check it because when the company says "no" the community will lose their minds. They believed their votes mattered and since they spoke, they will not care if the game violates a rule; they voted, they want that vote to matter.
And you can't have valve curate first and then allow voting, because that's no different than a totalitarian state saying "you get to pick your representative so long as it's one of these puppets." The whole point of voting is to prevent absolute control, so it's just perverse to have it come post hoc.
So pick: Either you suffer through garbage voted on by the unscrupulous, the stupid or the downright trolling... or you suffer the yolk of dictatorial edict.