In a modern twist on the hot rodders of old, Firefox users are pimping the web, one browser at a time.
“Yeah, I’m inclined to do it more and more and hopefully more people will follow my lead and it will become a clear option to not show government ID to fly,” Harper said. “My identity has nothing to do with the real risk.
“I think that it’s wrong to make programs with holes that let you do all the stuff that we can make today. If a virus spread so fast, it is the … apps’ (application’s) fault,” [K] told Dunham.
Good news, within and subsequently: Dr. Lee received a work assignment out of this; SciAm’s pay rate is very good in the industry. Dr. Lee’s concern for the position of women and people of color in science – which is what she said along she wanted to have as a focus rather than the attack on her – will get a major-media airing. And, finally, once Biology-Online provided the confirmation of the email exchange that SciAm said they were seeking, Dr. Lee got her post back.
I guess we’re all bad people then, depriving Pironciak’s imaginary idiotic populace from killing themselves off like they’re supposed to. I could hardly believe I was reading this, and is obvious from the tone of this post it’s difficult to control my anger and frustration that this made it past the editors into print (even if it is an opinion piece). What Pironciak is essentially doing is taking the “survival of the fittest” model of natural selection and applying it to populations of Homo sapiens, dullards diluting the intelligence of the species by producing more offspring with low intelligence than their more intelligent counterparts. Given this notion, I’m actually a little surprised that Pironciak didn’t go all the way and advocate eugenics or selective breeding for intelligence, but if we think through his spotty logic (and I use “logic” loosely) he is implicitly suggesting selecting for the “best and brightest” by weeding out those deemed undesirable. Even if we look past such loathsome ideas for a moment, it’s starkly apparent that Pironciak is no expert on Darwin, and even if he has read some of Darwin’s books much of it seems not to have sunk in. Thanks to the work of Ed Darrell, who actually has read Darwin’s work and understood it, we can see what Darwin had to say for himself when it came to the application of natural selection to humans (click the link for the full quote, as I’ve only extracted the most pertinent parts here to keep things as concise as possible);
With some 200 and 250 entries from the public at large so far, answers to Jolliffe’s question (“What would you say?”) run the gamut. One caller intimately discusses her spreading pancreatic cancer, while another offers a bizarre performance of the theme song from Beverly Hills Cop in the voice of a chicken.
Aha – If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic and wanted to know what was going on, Aha is for you. It provides real-time traffic info about your route so you know why there’s a sea of brake lights stretching a mile ahead of you. It also can help find a clean bathroom, a decent cup of coffee or a diner if you’re hungry. But what’s really cool about Aha is it lets you talk to other drivers on the network so you can share real-time info. Of course, you can also blow off steam playing karaoke with your fellow road warriors or sound off in a “shout room” about that moron who cut you off. If there’s no one else on the network, then Aha is little more than a slick way to find a coffee shop or the nearest In-N-Out Burger. But it has the potential to be a truly transformative traffic application.
The good thing is that if you’ve got a plethora of geeks on your shopping list the gift giving can be easy. Most geeks wear clothes. And their favorite item of clothing? T-shirts! These convenient coverers of nekkidness can often be had for under twenty smackers. Sometimes even cheaper then that. So for little more then the cost of one months gameplay in World of Warcraft, you can keep your favorite geek happy and warm.* Which is good because you might need them to fix something.
All of this wasn’t something I had really ever thought about until this book came out and I kept having all these different assumptions about it, and I started thinking about how absurd the whole age categorizing system is. I get some of the idea behind it but so much of it is so useless and kind of arbitrary, based on such meaningless things. Like the character’s age: that determines who’s gonna read the book? Catcher in the Rye, is that a kid’s book? It’s something so trivial like that. Oh, this book has pictures, so it must be in the young adult section, because nobody who’s older than a teenager would read that. It’s dumb.
The site is intended to be a sounding board for investors and the public as CEOs make big bucks while the economy slows and stock prices fall, said Bill Patterson, investment director at the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations.
The field was right in front of us. The one row of cars that preceded us were backed right up to the edge of it. We didn’t get a front row spot, but once we’d parked in the second row, we dug the lawn chairs out of the trunk and perched ourselves right in front of the bleachers, just as close as the early arrivers.
Let me start with the simplest. The game has a deliverable date of November 2014. Yes, two years from now. Beta testers are promised access two to four months prior to the full version’s complete date (Alpha testing starts twelve months after funding, if I understand the writeup properly). I’ve backed well over 25 projects with Kickstarter, but never one that promised some sort of deliverable that far out. Even as awesome as the game sounds, the thought of dropping $30 today for something I’ll get in twenty-four months? Not so appealing. And that’s one of the lowest funding levels available for early game access – higher pledge values exist, including $125, $250, $1,000, and even $10,000! These levels offer amazing in-game perks plus physical rewards such as ship blueprints, soundtrack CDs, and more.
The timing’s no good for Tesla, which is ramping up production of the Model 3, its long-anticipated affordable offering. Those first 200,000 cars were nearly all luxury Model S sedans and Model X SUVs, going to owners for whom a tax credit is more nice than necessary. Even the Model 3s now coming off the line are the pricier variants of the car, costing between $49,000 and $76,500. Buyers holding out for the long-promised $35,000 model (with less range and moderate performance specs) will have to wait another six to nine months and will get $3,750 back from the feds, at best. And for a car company that’s eager to reach more buyers with more affordable cars—and is facing ever more competition—that hurts.
Palm (PALM) began notifying registered m130 owners beginning late Wednesday afternoon that they were entitled to a full refund, including taxes paid on the PDA. Those owners who choose to forfeit the refund and keep the PDA could instead download a free version of the video game SimCity, which normally sells for $29.95, Palm said.