Git is a great system, but it relies on SHA1. If SHA1 has feasible attacks, is git going to stay on SHA1 or will it move to something more secure? Can it even do so without breaking compatibility?
It's perfectly ok to sell Android and Linux according to the GPL, the license used by Linux.
The lightning connector is nice, but it's limited to only Apple products, thus its usefulness as a technology is limited. To reduce waste and for convenient charging, I wish everyone would agree on a nice reversible connector that is an industry standard, charges quickly regardless of manufacturer, and "just works". I somehow doubt Apple would go for that.
Micro USB is fine except the cables are always upside down (as they seem to exist in 4 spacial dimensions) and the cables break easily if you charge the phone while they're in your pocket, such as when using a portable battery.
Scala does have similar support to eval with the ScalaInterpreter class.
digital signal all the way to the monitor means better audio quality (speakers are in monitor).
Seriously bro? Any miniature benefit that digital audio signals would have given you is completely blown away by using speakers that are integrated into your monitor. Integrated speakers are just universally bad, full stop. I'm not talking about an audiophile's definition of bad, either; I bet my grandma could hear the difference.
I'd wager that given the same sound source, a stereo analog signal going into standard desktop computer speakers will sound better than your pure digital setup through your computer monitor.
If this was a troll, well, you deserve a beer, cause you got me.
Why do these assholes care so much?
It isn't just slashdot either. Extraordinary claims + no extraordinary evidence = BAM front page of major news site + accepted as fact by 1/3 of our facebook friends.
This story is far fetched and is definately not the simplest possible explanation. I call bullshit. Slashdot should know better.
This pic says it better than I can.
A lower sugar spike helps but in the end that sugar is still there. The so called healthy "slow release" carbs still release in the end. If the body has too much sugar available it doesn't get round to burning fat. I mean that's the argument, but you'd have to read up to see if it makes sense.
The slow release makes all the difference. The huge insulin spike that triggers the storage of ALL fat only happens when the glucose hits all at once. Slow release insulin means that both glucose and fat can be burned simultaneously as your body continues to digest the food and introduce more glucose in to your bloodstream.
So either something radically changed in our bodies in the last 12000 years, or we are eating an unnatural amount of grains.
Or the grains changed recently. White rice and white flower are much, much more recent inventions. Add to that things like the sugar water (soda, juice, and even beer) that we drink at nearly every meal and you can see how much our much our diets have changed in just the past 100 years.
It sounds like your hinting at the Paleo diet with all this. That diet does work but that's because it's a much more strict version of a low GI diet. I'm not going to argue that low GI is just as good as Paleo but it's certainly much simpler to implement and has most of the same benefits.
For anyone who is interested in the details of why low GI diets work and how we are where we are today I recommend the book Good Calories, Bad Calories
The human brain can only process so much information at once.
The radio/address thing is likely more about the lyrics. The human brain can only process one stream of language at a time. Compare reading a book when listening to music with lyrics vs music with out lyrics.
IANARS*, but 40 didn't mean "new Integer(40);" in biblical times, it was equivalent to when we say "a million" today; it means "a hell of a lot".
To me, 40 - 1 means to beat someone within an inch of their life.
*I am not a religious scholar
You have basically two choices: Program to a older API, and ignore all new features, or, Program to a newer API, and ignore all older phones.
There is a 3rd choice that is usually ignored in these discussions: support the feature if it's present on the device, but do not require it. Continue running the app without the functionality if it is not available on the device. The term is graceful degradation.