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An Ode To Skulpture

January 2nd, 2013 01:40 admin View Comments

KDE

jrepin writes with an excerpt from an an article at OSNews musing on the virtues of those “ugly” old interfaces that were common before Apple’s Aqua drove everyone to use visual gloss for its own sake: “Thom Holwerda tends to believe that the best interfaces have already been made. Behaviourally, CDE is the best and most consistent interface ever made. It looked like ass, but it always did exactly as you told it to, and it never did anything unexpected. When it comes to looks, however, the gold standard comes from an entirely different corner — Apple’s Platinum and QNX’s PhotonUI. Between all the transparency, flat-because-it’s-hip, and stitched leather violence of the past few years, one specific KDE theme stood alone in bringing the best of ’90s UI design into the 21st century, and updating it to give everything else a run for its money. This is an ode to Christoph Feck’s Skulpture.”

Source: An Ode To Skulpture

How the Brain Organizes Everything We See

December 25th, 2012 12:30 admin View Comments

Science

An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from a UC Berkeley news release: “Our eyes may be our window to the world, but how do we make sense of the thousands of images that flood our retinas each day? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the brain is wired to put in order all the categories of objects and actions that we see. They have created the first interactive map of how the brain organizes these groupings.”

Source: How the Brain Organizes Everything We See

Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps

December 18th, 2012 12:16 admin View Comments

Graphics

An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from Develop: “Games developed for the next-generation of consoles will still target a performance of 30 frames per second, claims id Software co-founder John Carmack. Taking to Twitter, the industry veteran said he could ‘pretty much guarantee’ developers would target the standard, rather than aiming for anything as high as 60 fps. id Software games, such as Rage, and the Call of Duty series both hit up to 60 fps, but many titles in the current generation fall short such as the likes of Battlefield 3, which runs at 30 fps on consoles. ‘Unfortunately, I can pretty much guarantee that a lot of next gen games will still target 30 fps,’ said Carmack.”

Source: Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps

Legislators Call On Twitter To Ban Hamas

November 25th, 2012 11:28 admin View Comments

Twitter

An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from The Hill: “The past week’s violence in Gaza has rekindled calls for Twitter to shutter the accounts of U.S.-labeled terror groups such as Hamas. Seven House Republicans asked the FBI in September to demand that Twitter take down the accounts of U.S.-designated terrorist groups, such as Hamas, Hezbollah and Somalia’s al Shabaab. The letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller was spearheaded by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), who said Wednesday that the recent events vindicated the request. ‘Allowing foreign terrorist organizations like Hamas to operate on Twitter is enabling the enemy,’ [Poe said] ‘Failure to block access arms them with the ability to freely spread their violent propaganda and mobilize in their War on Israel.’”

Source: Legislators Call On Twitter To Ban Hamas

Fiskar Hybrids Get Bad Karma From Superstorm Sandy

November 1st, 2012 11:18 admin View Comments

Transportation

New submitter slas6654 writes with this excerpt from Jalopnik: “Approximately 16 of the $100,000+ Fisker Karma extended-range luxury hybrids were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey last night when water from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge apparently breached the port and submerged the vehicles. As Jalopnik has exclusively learned, the cars then caught fire and burned to the ground.’ Apparently Fiskar super-duty lithium ion batteries are neither water-proof or water soluble.”

Source: Fiskar Hybrids Get Bad Karma From Superstorm Sandy

Fisker Hybrids Get Bad Karma From Superstorm Sandy

November 1st, 2012 11:18 admin View Comments

Transportation

New submitter slas6654 writes with this excerpt from Jalopnik: “Approximately 16 of the $100,000+ Fisker Karma extended-range luxury hybrids were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey last night when water from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge apparently breached the port and submerged the vehicles. As Jalopnik has exclusively learned, the cars then caught fire and burned to the ground.’ Apparently Fiskar super-duty lithium ion batteries are neither water-proof or water soluble.”

Source: Fisker Hybrids Get Bad Karma From Superstorm Sandy

Fisker Hybrids Get Bad Karma From Superstorm Sandy

November 1st, 2012 11:18 admin View Comments

Transportation

New submitter slas6654 writes with this excerpt from Jalopnik: “Approximately 16 of the $100,000+ Fisker Karma extended-range luxury hybrids were parked in Port Newark, New Jersey last night when water from Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge apparently breached the port and submerged the vehicles. As Jalopnik has exclusively learned, the cars then caught fire and burned to the ground.’ Apparently Fiskar super-duty lithium ion batteries are neither water-proof or water soluble.”

Source: Fisker Hybrids Get Bad Karma From Superstorm Sandy

Criminals Crack and Steal Customer Data From Barnes & Noble Keypads

October 24th, 2012 10:31 admin View Comments

Crime

helix2301 writes with an excerpt from CNet “Hackers broke into keypads at more than 60 Barnes & Noble bookstores and made off with the credit card information for customers who shopped at the stores in the last month. At least one point-of-sale terminal in 63 different stores was compromised recording card details. Since discovering the breach, the company has uninstalled all 7,000 point-of-sale terminals from its hundreds of stores for examination.”

Source: Criminals Crack and Steal Customer Data From Barnes & Noble Keypads

“Secure” Shorter .uk Internet Domain Proposed

October 1st, 2012 10:10 admin View Comments

United Kingdom

another random user writes with an excerpt from the BBC about a new proposal to issue top level .uk domains, for a price: “The scheme would give businesses the chance to register www.name.uk as their web address. It would run alongside the current www.name.co.uk service. Applicants would have to prove they had a UK presence and pay a higher fee. A three-month consultation is under way. Some companies may oppose the move on the grounds they already face having to buy other new net addresses. Eleanor Bradley, Nominet’s director of operations, stressed that the idea was ‘not a money marking exercise’ and that any additional earnings derived would be passed onto an independent trust to invest in improving Internet access and security.”

Source: “Secure” Shorter .uk Internet Domain Proposed

Intel CEO Tells Staff Windows 8 Is Being Released Prematurely

September 26th, 2012 09:30 admin View Comments

Bug

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from Geek.com: “Intel CEO Paul Otellini may be getting an angry phone call from Steve Ballmer today after it was revealed he told staff in Taiwan Windows 8 isn’t ready for release. Otellini’s comments were made at an internal meeting in Taipai, and he must have naively thought they would never become public knowledge. We don’t know if he went into detail about what exactly is unfinished about Windows 8, but others have commented about a lack of reliable driver support and supporting applications. For many who have picked up previous versions of the Windows desktop OS early, this probably isn’t coming as a surprise.”

Source: Intel CEO Tells Staff Windows 8 Is Being Released Prematurely

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