**Or, in other words, it is better to believe wrong and right things (and thus get all the right things) than accidentally miss some of the right things. For example, many traditional cultures have pregnancy taboos. Many pregnancies don’t make it, and the causes aren’t often clear. However, people try to see some sort of pattern. It is low cost to believe that women should not eat certain foods, avoid the full moon, and never butcher an alligator if any of those things just might aid in the survival of her child. Low cost for believing in some good and some bad stuff in trade for high evolutionary rewards. Thus, cultures adopt taboos for pregnant women that may seem silly, because it was difficult to see which of the few taboos actually has a causal relationship (if any). Granny wants you to do them all, just to be on the safe side.
In several entries, he insisted he was not a pedophile. “I was molested so often and by so many different people that, up until the time of my offense, I actually thought it was normal and that everybody did it,” he wrote.
In the last six months, MySpace has lost about 10 million users, bringing its audience to just over 35 million, according to Quantcast. Facebook, meanwhile, boasts more than 600 million users worldwide and is continuing to grow like wildfire.
AUC, which is accused of massacring 24 villagers earlier this month, also posted a letter addressed to Secretary of State Colin Powell which criticized its inclusion on the list even while simultaneously admitting to certain “military excesses” and the infiltration of drug money into its ranks.
Kroah-Hartman’s point is that Ubuntu has made very few contributions to the Linux kernel and is therefore not a good community citizen. And he’s right, on the list of kernel contributors, Canonical ranks 79. The bulk of the work on the kernel comes from Red Hat, Novell and IBM.
Smolyaninov and colleagues Ehren Hwang and Evgenii Narimanov wanted to probe the Big Crunch, a postulated scenario in which the universe contracts back upon itself, eventually collapsing into a black hole.
So asterisks imply that you don’t think that person likes it raw, like you (and ODB). Save the asterisks for funny usage, something like this: “I bet you $65,000* that I am a better bowler than you.
*prize may be substituted for firm handshake or one turn at claw game.”
The U.S. technology giant also hopes to train 100,000 software developers in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, a company spokeswoman said.
Not coincidentally, just last year Northrop scored a $33-million contract to outfit a Global Hawk as a tanker, with Air Force-style refueling gear. That means the Navy’s killer drone could someday find itself taking on gas from another flying robot. A robotic tanker could further boost the attacking drone’s range and, by extension, the striking power of the American fleet.
Pottmeyer concurs. “I wish it was as easy as just making a good game,” he says. “Going out and finding people who want to give you money for your game is the most important thing to do.”
From the description of “Punked” on the official website:
Seemingly taking a page from Sony’s oft-delayed Home, the service also gives gamers a chance to customize a 3-D avatar for themselves, which can be decorated using pre-built wardrobe options or unlockable options found in the games themselves.
And that’s not all. “For a good topspin, you have to tilt the racquet at a good angle, too,” says Crawford Lindsey, head tester at the Tennis Warehouse University, a tennis testing website (with some seriously awesome studies). “You don’t present much face to the ball, because everything is slanted.”
“We can say that the MEDoc system cannot infect your computer with viruses when it updates,” the company said.
Marvel will launch a series of interstitials titled, Marvel Comics Close-Up. The series of shorts are designed to encourage kids to read, by offering viewers an insider peek at 10 different comics. Some of the titles to be featured will include Ultimate Spider-Man #7, Invincible Iron Man #7, Hulk #3, Thor #364 and Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #16.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co will spin off and merge its non-core software assets with Britain’s Micro Focus International in a deal worth $8.8 billion, the companies said on Wednesday.
There were some glitches. The power slide switch seems awfully fragile and setup and registration of the eReaders can bog down. But those were minor factors.
Perhaps the real reason for the hearing’s focus centered around the concerns of two lobbyists who managed to find their way onto the five-person panel testifying. They represented the interests of traditional IT contractors, who seem to believe it is their right to overcharge taxpayers for complex computer systems that don’t work. Even though, as one congressperson at the hearing put it, those special interests are likely to view the USDS and 18F “with a jaundiced eye,” they were given the opportunity to seize on the authority issue as a way to cast doubts on the Obama tech surge. (They were cagey enough not to launch a direct attack on a feel-good effort where super-talented techies take giant pay cuts and the loss of stock options and free lunches to work in bare-bones facilities and suffer looney regulations for no other reason than to serve their nation.)