That game was abysmal and yet hailed as the second coming by just about every single review.
Having said that, I wouldn't mind a GPS tagger inside my DSLR.
There are add-on thingies for that on some DSLR cameras
Steam uses torrents.
Uhmm, no it doesn't?
Have your MySQL servers instead of PHP do some calculations in queries (hashes, query-related math, etc) usually doesn't hurt since you're generally offloading CPU-intensive operations to a disk-bound machine.
Interestingly in the presentation he said they actually do the opposite of that, things like md5 hashes are done in the application rather than on the DB because its much easier to scale up the number of web servers
Fahrenheit just makes more sense to most of us. 30s = cold, 40s = chilly, 50s = cool, 60s = decent/might need a windbreaker, 70s = nice, 80s = warm, 90s = hot, etc, etc. Celsius is no where near that intuitive and was as arbitrarily defined as Fahrenheit was.
No it makes more sense to Americans (being one of the very few countries left still using Fahrenheit) because they were brought up with it.
How is 30s = cold, 40s = chilly etc any more intuitive than 0-10 = cold, 10-20 = chilly etc? Thats a ridiculous argument.
People used to using Fahrenheit find Celsius unintuitive.
People used to using Celsius find using Fahrenheit unintuitive.
My parents were brought up using Fahrenheit but the UK switched to celsius in the 70's, they occasionally still give temperatures in Fahrenheit but for the most part use celsius, its not that hard to adapt really.
Considering the rest of the world uses Celsius don't you think it might be sensible for the US to switch too?
A computer scientist is someone who fixes things that aren't broken.