garg0yle writes "Police in San Diego were called to investigate an 11-year-old's science project, consisting of 'a motion detector made out of an empty Gatorade bottle and some electronics,' after the vice-principal came to the conclusion that it was a bomb. Charges aren't being laid against the youth, but it's being recommended that he and his family 'get counseling.' Apparently, the student violated school policies — I'm assuming these are policies against having any kind of independent thought?"
An anonymous reader writes "I purchased Rebel EFI in support of Psystar's crusade back in October. Just 3 short months later, I have no support. I found this out when I upgraded my hard drive and installed Snow Leopard using Rebel EFI. The program can no longer 'phone home' to activate or download/install drivers. This is a direct contradiction to Psystar's promise posted on their website: 'Psystar will continue to support all of its existing customers of hardware and software through this transitional period. Warranties on hardware will continue to be honored as long the customer has a valid warranty. Rebel EFI support for existing customers, as always, will remain exclusively available through email and the built-in ticket interface.' Has anyone else run into this issue? It has been 9 days with no response from Psystar by e-mail or phone."
Daniel hit it. What Aztecs are left? I was at the Sun Bowl festivities in El Paso and witnessed the "Aztec" dancers. Question, would a real Aztec be caught wearing pheasant feathers instead of turkey feathers? Mexico is a violent third world country with immense economic diparites and is always looking to make a dollar. What better target than some wealthy norte american coorporation that sells coffeee in cups with derivitive designs that resmble those of Aztecs.
Tis truly difficult to be enthusiastic, to be willing to work extra hours, and to frankly give a damn about your work, when you've been told no raises and no bonuses because the economy went south. Especially when the very same management receives their raises and their bonuses on schedule.
sympleko writes "Zynga has the lion's share of traffic in Facebook applications, and Mafia Wars is one of their most popular social games. Collapsing under the weight of over 26 million users, Zynga has been scrambling to thwart hard-core gamers who reverse-engineer URLs or script the game to optimize their enjoyment. Many of the workarounds have annoyed users who were accustomed to various game features, and even worse, the hastily-deployed changes have resulted in many players losing access to the game, in-game prizes, or statistics. Fed up with a software company seemingly bent on discouraging people from enjoying their product, a number of tagged players have organized a boycott of all Zynga games. The first 24-hour boycott on Sunday 12/13 resulted in an 11% decline in Daily Active Users, and an emergency thread on Zynga's forums (from which most of the flames were deleted). The current boycott, extending Wednesday through Sunday is being supported by a 428K strong Facebook group. At issue is the social contract between software companies and their devoted user base, as well as the nefarious tactics Zynga has used to raise cash."
feldhaus writes "The BBC reports that the first beams for over one year have been successfully sent around the complete circumference of the Large Hadron Collider. Engineers do not yet have a stable circulating beam but they hope to by 0600 GMT on Saturday."
The answer is simple. The labels have made quiet little threats to pull hot product if Apple doesn't charge $10,000.
Translation: Students no longer know how to write. I'm just waiting for schools to start requiring students to text or tweet as part of the application process.
and I thought terrorists and pervs used cellphones. But, the two real reasons that museums don't permit cameras are: 1. Museums use images of exhibits for raising funds to finance the operation of the museum. 2. Flash photography damages the exhibits by exposing exhibits to excessive UV light.