WiFi drivers that actually work?
An anonymous reader writes "In a ground-breaking announcement issued today, , the European Organization of Nuclear Research (which hosts the enormous and Large Hadron Collider) has announced the discovery of the hugs boson, an unexpected gauge boson which was not by the Standard Model. Unexpectedly, the discovery was made by a high-school during his scholarship. Due to his , it is not clear whether he can be awarded the Nobel Prize. However, his teacher has generously agreed to be awarded in his name, in case of any ."
Pretty much. I've run out of things to torrent.
Nope, it's the other way around. A ballista looked like a giant crossbow, whereas a catapult used a swinging arm to launch projectiles. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballista
arcticstoat writes "Premium memory maker OCZ is now no longer a premium memory maker. The company has surprised the PC industry by announcing its departure from the DRAM market in order to concentrate on the apparently more lucrative SSD sector. In figures unveiled as a part of the company's regular earnings call, OCZ explained that it made a mere 22 percent of its revenue from DRAM products in the third financial quarter of this year. The company's exit from the DRAM market is expected to be completed by 28 February, although it will take time for stock to work its way out of retailers' inventories."
McDonald's takes job applications online via their web site. Last time I checked, job applications ask for your personal information.
Why yes, that would be quite helpful.
I used to live down the street from one of al-Awlaki's mosques. It still seems surreal that a high-profile terrorist was living and working within a few miles of my house.
Have you ever been in a tent that's been out in the sun for a few hours? Even if it's nice and cool outside, say 75* F, it'll easily push 100* F inside. Now imagine how hot the tent would get if it were 120* F outside.
Or go to and from Hawaii on a boat.
What they both lack is a delivery system, i.e. ICBMs or long-range bombers.
An anonymous reader writes "I can't help feeling that this generation of games for both consoles and PCs are getting increasingly dumbed down and easier to complete. There's no challenge in today's games, most of which can be completed on the day of purchase. Triple A titles such as Halo, Modern Warfare 2 are the worst of the lot. The whole reason for this article is Medal of Honor, this can be completed within hours of purchase. Where's the fun in that?"
Beetle B. writes "Benoit Mandelbrot has passed away at the age of 85. I first learned of the Mandelbrot set while reading Arthur C. Clarke's The Ghost From The Grand Banks. Soon after, I got hold of the best fractal generation software of the day — Fractint — and ran it for long periods of time on my XT, exploring the beautiful world that Mandelbrot, among others, had opened up for me. That it was only on a 4-color CGA did not deter me!"
Simple solution: don't let them control the vehicle. All they'd have to do is input a destination, and an autopilot could do the rest. Make it so that flying vehicles could communicate wirelessly and avoid collisions with each other, and safety should be pretty easy to achieve. I'd feel a lot safer being driven around by a robot with sub-millisecond response times than I would by some bum who keeps staring into space and talking on the phone at the wheel.