You don't know they're dead. They could be halfway up a mountain deciding who to eat first.
Friend of mine was one of the 16,000 complaints. I think the gist of his argument was that if you read the weather wrong in London, you'll get wet walking between the bus stop and your house because you didn't take an umbrella. If you read the weather wrong in the Highlands of Scotland, you die.
So are those "No copyright in this it is a fair use" messages I see on youtube not legally enforceable? I mean, I'm only listening to this whole album for criticism... Sheesh! Whoodathunkit.
Great idea Joe! Now, hey, what's the IP address of the DNS server?
Someone looked up all the people who were on the committee of this Year of Code thing. Only three of 23 had a geeky coding background. The others were a bunch of entrepreneurs and startup-biz types.
Tom Morris blog
How many of them even know what 'github' is? Just a bunch of Nathan Barley types who got lucky. Although it doesn't mean the organisation would be any better if Nathan's programmer sidekick Pingu was on the committee.
Adrian Short blog.
and see also all the episodes of Nathan Barley on YouTube if you've not seen it before.
Red flags that this is not and probably won't ever be a working thing:
1. "Designer Jeabyun Yeon has created something great". No, Designers don't create things. Engineers create things. This Designer creates with Photoshop and 3DStudio, and his creations are not 'things'.
2. Its on a design blog site. Not a scuba site. Not an engineering site. A design site. I reckon I could troll up a fake thing (collapsible refrigerator, hover table, solar powered sun-tan lamp) and get it posted there if I wanted.
3. Because sharks
In every movie I've seen police officers always get killed two days before retirement.
I keep my pa55w0rd hidden in plain sight.
Nobody has answered the questions I posed. Does the user see an even slightly different page? Do they get different prices on stuff on the site? Who are these affiliates?
I could understand if amazon.com was being redirected to a rival company, or if (as some ISPs have done) typos and invalid DNS entries got redirected to a page stuffed with advertising.
Excuse me if I don't understand this aspect of Amazon's trading practice - but then you are probably sitting in your mom's basement spending her money on Amazon all day long. Okay now we're even.
From the article: he goes to amazon.com, it returns the IP for the proxy, and eventually a redirect to www.amazon.com/?affiliate=id
How does that affect the user? Do they see a different page than if they'd gone straight to www.amazon.com? Or is it just that the affiliate gets a cut if the user buys anything from amazon at that point? Who loses out here? Other affiliates who aren't in the program?
If WiFi access points aren't properly fitted to walls and ceilings, they could fall off and hit the students. That probably happens more often than someone gets cancer from the radiation.
Bill Hicks cared - he would have had a lot less material without marketers.
Although he did only want them to kill themselves.
EA should have worked with the Chinese government to produce a version where you can invade Taiwan, Japan, and if you do really well, North Korea,,,
Some idiot sub-editor wrote a misleading figure caption here. The article (which I've read) says nothing about how data is lost with age. It only says something about how much data is lost for papers of a given age as of now.
In other words it does not mean that in 10 years time, 10 year old papers will have such drastic data loss. The world 20 years ago was a very different place in terms of communication, scientific practice, and data storage than it was 10 years ago or is now.
The Slashdot article repeats the fallacy by saying "scientific data disappears". No it doesn't. Some has disappeared, but the paper cannot say anything about whether it is still disappearing.
Come back in 10 years time for that conclusion.
Irish pounds were actually "Punts" [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_pound] - named to rhyme with the irish word for "banker".