My comment is mostly in pictorial format: http://i51.tinypic.com/qyesld.png
angry tapir writes "Pope Benedict XVI Monday gave his blessing to social networking, urging Catholic Internet users to adopt a respectful Christian netiquette when spreading the Gospel online. The pope said new technologies were creating unprecedented opportunities for establishing relationships and building fellowship but warned against creating false online profiles out of vanity or diluting the Christian message to achieve popularity."
Your cell phone doesn't have a 3D display (no glasses required). The games available for the 3DS are enticing too. I mean I see your point, but this system is going to be pretty awesome, IMNSHO. Also the price will drop to a more reasonable level eventually. But I'll probably be an early adopter.
An anonymous reader writes "With Ted Williams's story (the homeless man with the golden voice, saved by the internet) blowing up online, and in the traditional media, we figured it was time to tell the stories of 5 other homeless people who've found success, be it financial or personal, through the wonderful use of this series of tubes we call The Internet."
The brit in me hoped that the acronym would be BAPS.
Noone cares. He always. does. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Noone
kkleiner writes "A student at MIT's Personal Robotics Group is going to put Microsoft's Kinect to a good use: controlling robots. Philipp Robbel has hacked together the Kinect 3D sensor with an iRobot Create platform and assembled a battery-powered bot that can see its environment and obey your gestured commands. Tentatively named KinectBot, Robbel's creation can generate some beautifully detailed 3D maps of its surroundings and wirelessly send them to a host computer. KinectBot can also detect nearby humans and track their movements to understand where they want it to go." In related but less agreeable news, "Dennis Durkin, who is both COO and CFO for Microsoft's Xbox group, told investors this week that Kinect can also be used by advertisers to see how many people are in a room when an ad is on screen, and to custom-tailor content based on the people it recognizes."
Yeah, I don't use my Android phones for more than a week before installing some kind of custom ROM on them. Most users will never even think of doing updates though. The carriers may push an update if this bug gets enough press though. That still means people won't update, but the ones who care can be safe. Or the users who have friends who care.
I love you Kristian Høgsberg. That's one of my main gripes with desktop Linux in general these days.