Peter Bright / Ars Technica:Why Microsoft needs three—or more—operating systems — At the moment, Microsoft has a bunch of consumer-facing Windows-derived brands: Windows 8.1 for x86 and x64 PCs, Windows
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:‘ZeroAccess’ click-fraud botnet disrupted, but not dead yet — Microsoft and law enforcement agencies said Thursday that they disrupted a botnet that defrauded online advertisers of
There are a lot of ways to measure economic inequality (and we’ll be discussing more on Fact Tank), but one basic approach is to look at how much income flows to groups at different steps on the economic ladder.Emmanuel Saez, an
But the overall failure of American conservatives to forthrightly deal with South Africas white-supremacist regime, coming so soon after their failure to deal with the white-supremacist regime in their own country, is part of their heritage, and thus part of
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who emerged as South Africa’s first black President after spending 27 years as a political prisoner, passed away at the age of 95.While human beings around the planet Earth mourned the loss of a hero,
Arent there real crimes to stop!?! It seems fast moving skateboarders are a little more difficult to corral than passive non-moving OWS folks.Cops tried to stop an annual down-hill skateboarding event and failed miserably, its easy to wonder if the
Americas wage scale is extremely top heavy. This means that the top earners are finding ways to take much more money from American society than what is their share causing the lower wage earners not to have enough. What can
There is such a terrible double standard in this country! If a Conservative columnist used Bashirs words to describe Nancy Pelosi for example, the outrage would be huge! And that columnist would have immediately be fired... yet msnbc did nothing!
While Nelson Mandela is heralded as a visionary leader who quite literally brought freedom to his people with his reliance and resolve one must wonder if the action taken in the late 1980’s to divest in the Apartheid government of
While reading various articles about the life and passing of Nelson Mandela, curiosity got the best of me and I perused various right-wing blogs. The majority of the comments at Town Hall, Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and, of course, Breitbart.com
The world is celebrating Nelson Mandela as a selfless visionary who led his country out of the grips of apartheid into democracy and freedom. But some of the very people lavishing praise on South Africa’s first black president worked tirelessly
Some commercial jets receive soaring fanfare when they hang up their wings. Remember all that fuss over the Concorde?Now its the McDonnell Douglas DC-10s turn. But what sort of retirement party awaits the airline industrys final scheduled DC-10 passenger flight?The
President Obama wants the media to stop covering stuff like the IRS scandal and failed Obamacare rollout and start highlighting the great things government does.......Bottom line; this is an executive who is lost and hasnt a clue whats gone wrong or why. When …
Being here in Georgia for a while has made me more acutely aware than before of the particularly exotic and uninhibited brand of Republican officeholders this state now breeds. Sure, it’s hard to miss the antics of a Paul Broun,
I think maybe W was too big a puss to rescend the nicey nice housing giveaways that the prior POTUS helped legislate. If he had worked on removing that crazy inflationary directive, 3 things would have happened, the artificial value
The Obama administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind farm for killing eagles and other protected bird species, shielding the industry from liability and helping keep the scope of the deaths secret, an Associated Press investigation has found.More than
In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper LOsservatore Romano on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Pope Francis speaks with Brazils President Dilma Rousseff during a welcome ceremony at Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Monday, July 22, 2013.
An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
An Arizona commission linked the states Forestry Division to the deaths last summer of 19 wild land firefighters, issuing the ruling after its investigative agency reported on its probe and recommended financial penalties.
Theres no debate about it, Mike Tomlin screwed up on Thanksgiving night. The Pittsburgh Steelers head coach stepped on the field during his teams game against the Baltimore Ravens in week 13 and now hes paid for it dearly.
According to residents of the Evergreen Apartments RCMP are investigating the suspicious death of a woman who died in her apartment on Friday November 29. By Monday morning several residents tell Castanet police officers were going door to door at
The Gävle Goat is a house-sized Swedish Yule Goat made of straw erected at the start of Advent each year and sponsored by merchants from the southern half of Gävle. While the 2013 incarnation is currently unharmed, the goat is
In 1984, Mike Lazaridis, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and Douglas Fregin, an engineering student at the University of Windsor, founded an electronics and computer science consulting company called Research In Motion, or RIM. For years the
Study may bust myth of fat and fit healthy obesity. Being healthy and obese is a myth, researchers say. People who are obese and have normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood-sugar readings will still be unhealthy and die sooner compared
Last night, for the first time since the 1955 broadcast of Peter Pan, the NBC television network aired a live performance of The Sound of Music. How The Sound of Music Went From Stage to Screen to NBC SpecialSome people
In 1904, John A. Lomax recorded Dink, a levee worker, singing a folk song. In 1934, Lomax published the song in his book, American Ballads and Folk Songs. It went on to become a folk staple. Recently, the Coen Brothers
Alt lit is accused of navel-gazing myopia, but technically any writing occurring outside of traditional institutions qualifies for the label. Everyone I know has written alt lit: every status update, every blog post, everything that has ever been said on
AdamL. Penenberg challenged a white-hat group of hackers to see how much theycould learn about him. Two months later, the result terrified him. SpiderLabstells how they did it in three posts: onetwothree
When NYPD officers fire 331 shots, and hit 16 targeted people, 24 dogs, but also 14 bystanders, there is a problem.That problem is the people who are making the NYPD think they need to open fire.Thats why the District Attorney
The worst thing about cats is that you cant play with them unless youre physically present. Being elsewhere means being unable to play with a cat! Its a horrible situation, but now theres a solution. iPet Companion lets you select
Recently Emily Graslie, of the fantastic natural history tumblr and youtube series TheBrainScoop, was asked a question about whether she had personally experienced sexism in her field. Her response is fucking amazing. Inside is her goldmine of awesome female science
For the first time, photographs have leaked out from inside the Nauru immigration detention centre. Reopened in 2012, the detention centre houses between 500-600 people, mostly of Iranian background, who are attempting to seek asylum in Australia. The centre was
Sleepy, sleepy ostriches. According to this PLOS One article, the amount of REM sleep in ostriches is greater than in any other bird. Heres a simplified article about that study, featuring video of three of the ostriches from that study
Unbrella is everything bad about umbrellas, improved. Once you see its innovations (dry side out when closed, water repelled away from you as you close it, stands on its own) youll wonder like I did why no one thought of
U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff on Why Have No High Level Executives Been Prosecuted In Connection With The Financial Crisis? Judge Rakoff, a federal trial judge who sits in the Southern District of New York, writes: y point is