A Brief History of Patenting the Wheel: What Goes Around Comes Around

v3rgEz writes Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, has put together a fascinating history of people patenting the wheel, including one inventor that did it to prove how ridiculous Australia's patent system was and another that put wheels on a wheel so it could wheel while it wheels.

A Brief History of Patenting the Wheel: What Goes Around Comes Around

v3rgEz writes Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, has put together a fascinating history of people patenting the wheel, including one inventor that did it to prove how ridiculous Australia's patent system was and another that put wheels on a wheel so it could wheel while it wheels.

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

The Video Game That Maps the Galaxy

An anonymous reader writes "Video game designers and astronomers have been working different ends of the same problem: how to chart a galaxy full of stars. Astronomers start with observation, finding new and better ways to look into the sky and record what they can see.

A Brief History of Patenting the Wheel: What Goes Around Comes Around

v3rgEz writes Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, has put together a fascinating history of people patenting the wheel, including one inventor that did it to prove how ridiculous Australia's patent system was and another that put wheels on a wheel so it could wheel while it wheels.

Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

Daniel_Stuckey writes: Dubai is building "the world's first climate-controlled city" — it's a 4.3 mile pedestrian mall that will be covered with a retractable dome to provide its shoppers with air conditioning in the summer heat. The Mall of the World, as it's called,

Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone,

[图]Nokia X家族新成员?诺基亚神秘机型Monarch曝光

日前有消息称诺基亚将会在4月召开的BUILD大会上推出高端旗舰机型Lumia 930和入门机型Lumia 630,而日前爆料大神@evleaks曝光了内部研发代号为“Monarch”的新设备,将会由美国运营商T-Mobile负责发售。

肌肉注射时,如何判断药物是否已经注射进肌肉?

泻药,这个邀请很晚回,抱歉。怕打针的一律退散我说真的!╭(╯^╰)╮不听劝看了喊疼的一律戳戳戳!首先,肌肉注射不等于打屁股针。肌肉注射是指将一定量药液注入肌肉组织的技术。

阿里发放出口红包:重新激发B2B

谁都知道,马云当年喊出让天下没有难做的生意、赖以发家的东西,主要是阿里B2B业务。但过去一两年,在眼花缭乱的概念里,这业务似乎不那么性感,甚至有被遗忘的感觉。但我一直隐隐觉得,马云应该不会遗忘。

微软将裁员1.8万人

微软在一份声明中宣布将裁掉多达1.8万名雇员,这一数字占到了微软员工总数的14%。在收购诺基亚手机业务后,微软全球共有127,100名雇员,其中新加盟的诺基亚雇员有约3万人。削减雇员的工作预计将在2015年6月30日前全部完成。

Google 开放翻译社区 欲通过众包改善翻译质量

Google 将向所有用户开放翻译社区,希望语言专家与翻译人员可以帮助对目前的译文进行验证,帮助提升翻译质量。

Giancarlo Stanton Posts Gnarliest Instagram Pic After Face Fights Fastball

The fastball won the battle but Giancarlo Stanton's face will win this warStanton, shown above, is an MLB star for the Miami Marlins who took a fastball to the face last Thursday. On Tuesday,

2014互联网金融创新CEO峰会(香港站)圆满落幕

上海2014年12月1日电 /美通社/ -- 由UBM China及香港数码港联合主办的2014互联网金融创新CEO峰会暨比特币及加密数字货币国际峰会(IFICS)于2014年11月29日在香港圆满落幕。

Butter and cheese may not be so bad for you after all, study says

LONDON — Lovers of butter and cheese, rejoice. Guidelines from the 1980s that told people to stop eating fatty foods should never have been introduced, a new study saysSee also:

心有余力不足 Windows 10免费升级得几个月

从7月29日Windows 10正式发布开始,微软就开始为符合条件的Windows 7和Windows 8.1用户免费推送升级了。尽管目前不少用户已经升级到了Windows 10,但这在所有的用户中还仅占据很少一部分,这从Windows 10的市场份额就能看出来。

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