it is really just a plot to keep my reverse-Hackintosh from coming to market. I cannot see how we will ever have an inexpensive, stand-alone Mac running Windows 8 (ie., free from Bootcamp, VMWare or Parallels) Well played, Microsoft.
He could have named his PacMan clone as DMCA-Man and then maybe even reversed it to spell ACMD-Man to not be so obvious.
Or perhaps changed a letter and called it ACME and put forward an original game idea about a wiley coyote who chases a roadrunner around a desert.
Maybe the next round of Net Neutrality will find Apple/AT&T at the front-of-the-line for all future Internet traffic -- assuming Apple can improve their storefronts, and that AT&T 3G infrastructure ever reaches the point of not being oversold.
Ant writes: "ABC News report that astronauts on spacewalks will never, ever be able to whistle while they work in space.
Former NASA astronaut, Dan Barry has seven hours of spacewalking time to his credit. He tried whistling during his spacewalk on STS-96 in May 1999. "It wasn't something I hadn't planned — I thought of it on the fly. It turned out that it didn't work." he said. "You can't whistle because the air pressure in the suit is only 4.3 [pounds per square inch], and normal atmospheric pressure is 14.7 psi, so there are not enough air molecules blowing by your lips to make a sound," he said.
Seen on Blue's News."
bagboy writes: As sources of renewable energy are being sought, BP announced a new method of extracting natural gas from ice underneath Alaska's North Slope drilling fields. The release from BP's site, a news story from Anchorage, Alaska's KTUU (Channel 2) and a wikipedia entry for Gas Hydrates.
from the corncob-pipes dept.
Roland Piquepaille writes "The National Science Foundation is running a story on how corncob waste can be used to created carbon briquettes with complex nanopores capable of storing natural gas. These methane storage systems may encourage mass-market natural gas cars. In fact, these 'briquettes are the first technology to meet the 180 to 1 storage to volume target set by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2000.' They can lead to flat and compact tanks and have already been installed in a pickup truck used regularly by the Kansas City Office of Environmental Quality. And as the whole natural gas infrastructure exists already, this new technology could be soon adopted by car manufacturers."
from the caught-sneaking-one-by dept.
dark_15 writes "Microsoft has apologized for serving malware via its websites and Windows Live Messenger software. APC reader Jackie Murphy reported the problem: 'With Microsoft launching Vista along with their Defender software to protect users from viruses and spyware, it seems therefore to be an oxymoron that they have started to putting paid changing banner advertisements for malware, on the popular MSN groups servers.'"