I don't care who ya are, that's funny. If only I had mod points...
In all fairness to mythosaz, he called it a "garden gnome," not a "theoretical garden gnome."
I did not know that scientists had examined and dated every rock on (and every rock within) the Earth! The most spectacular part of this task was back when they dismantled Mt Everest, pebble by pebble, examining and dating every little rock, before re-constructing the mountain from all those sorted rocks.
I agree with your general sentiment regarding fake science, however, a little bit of reading comprehension will go a long way.
oldest rock ever found on Earth
It's not like the summary says "The oldest rock on earth!".
Vapor-hardware is a thing. And you're lookin' at it.
Except, they are already demo'ing a working prototype at a decent size trade show. That's some pretty thick vapor. I know demos != shipped, but I'm going to give this one the benefit of the doubt since it's very similar to well-understood and already available hardware.
I would so support that. It's too bad that the government has neither the will nor the desire to police itself.
I know it's just anecdotal, but almost all of the Republicans I know have more of a laissez faire attitude towards marijuana and homosexuality.
Apart from Android not providing the needed levels of latency, the iPhone has a marketshare of 42% in the U.S., which is a really big chunk. iPhone owners are also easier to monetize (they are more likely to actually buy stuff from the app store).
They are claiming this guitar is: "The First Guitar That Anybody Can Play," How honest is that? Can a quadriplegic play it? Or someone who has one or both arms amputated? I going to guess the answer is, No.
What, don't they have tongues? Seriously, you know damn well what they mean. In general usage like that, "anybody" means "anybody that could physically play a guitar can play our guitar." Lighten up, man. Sheesh.
err, I meant to say "re-label it as a free sample...
Interesting, I was unaware of that. Furthermore, unless they re-label the delivery as a gift, it's actually illegal for them to send it unsolicited. From the link you provided (emphasis mine):
You, the consumer, may only legally be sent two types of merchandise through the mail without your consent or agreement:
Free samples which are clearly and conspicuously marked as such.
Merchandise mailed by a charitable organization that is soliciting contributions.
And in these two cases, you can consider the merchandise a gift if you wish. In all other situations, it is illegal to send merchandise to someone, unless that person has previously ordered or requested it.
Sorry, it's not that simple. It seems to me that most don't care, regardless of generation. And, there are those in all generations that do care.
Our apathy and ignorance got us here, just as the younger generations' apathy and ignorance will take us further. I truly hope I'll eventually be proven wrong.
As the AC below also said, it is how it works (assuming all 50 tickets were for the same drawing).
The 4K support is shipping now. If you're referring to the monitor, they haven't officially announced anything, but they already have support for a couple of other brands, and they'll even sell you a Sharp 4K right from the Apple Store as an add-on item.
The pause-adjust-unpause sort-of works for me, but it doesn't change right away. It'll run for several seconds at the lower res, presumably while it buffers the chosen res. But if I'm watching something like a conference video I need the higher res to read text on the projection screen and by the time it "sharpens up" the presenter is has already switched slides so I have to seek back again. Ugh.
I, too, have been having a terrible experience with YouTube, with it often times just freezing at the half or 2/3rd mark. It also seems that when you select a specific resolution, they take it as merely a suggestion. As you noticed, you can no longer let it buffer, they try to do some type of adaptive resolution switching which more often than not results in the stream dropping down to 240 just because I chose to skip ahead. Very annoying.