top Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?
Take a look at the Logitech Skype TV box. No computer to speak of, just plugs into a HDMI and Network (they do a wifi version)
hope that helps.
top The Quietest Place On Earth Will Cause You To Hallucinate In 45 Minutes
I had a go in the UK Plantronics anechoic chamber last year on a factory visit. They have a webcam, and an egg timer on the wall. It's not odd for people to weird out if they spend any time in the chamber. The (digital) egg timer was there so you could set it for 30 minutes and it would hopefully snap you out of any spin you got yourself into.
I was in there for no more than five minutes, and it was extremely disorientating. You really can hear the blood in your ears. It's very much like the sound you get from sea shells. I can easily imagine losing my shit in short order in there.
top Classic BBC Sci-fi Series Blake's 7 To Return On Syfy Channel
âoeJoe Pokaski and Martin Campbell have worked tirelessly with the Georgeville TV team to create an amazeballs reboot of this classic space opera"
AMAZEBALLS. In a press release. I was on the fence about it before I read that. Now I want this dead.
about a year and a half ago
top Secret UK Uranium Components Plant Closed Over Safety Fears
I live around the corner from GCHQ in Cheltenham. It has signs on it saying something like "This is a secret building under the official secrets act, and photography of it is forbidden."
And there's one of those signs every couple of meters. I can't remember the actual wording, because well - I can't photograph it.
Mind you, both bing and google earth have wonderful close ups of this totally secret building.
top Motorola To Buy PDA-Inventor Psion For $200 Million
Yes, same Psion.
top Single-Ion Clock 100 Times More Accurate Than Atomic Clock
Grr! You changed the clock by observing it!
top The Most Dangerous Toys of 2011
I can confirm that pseudoephedrine is legal here in the UK. I have some on my desk right now. You do have to ask for the correct sudafed as the good stuff is always behind the counter, but that's just modern life.
top New, More Autonomous Asimo Robot Unveiled By Honda
Oh, THAT'S useful...
top Galileo To Be Europe's Answer To US GPS
Interesting stuff. Thanks for the clarification.
Now I've got a new phrase to google : "Morale Patches" brilliant!
top Galileo To Be Europe's Answer To US GPS
I think my favourite thing about 2SOPS is their motto : "War to your door, +/- 16 Meters"
as seen on the patch here :
top Does 3D Make Your Head Happy Or Ache?
That's odd. I saw Avatar in Real3D and got an eyestrain headache that lasted for 48 hours.
I saw Tron Legacy in IMAX3D as was A1, no after effects or weird eye spoogleyness at all.
GTA Design Docs, Dated March 22nd 1995
I used an app called "downloadr" a while back. Seemed to work pretty well. Don't have a link to it here, but a quick google should find it.
top Virgin Media UK Begins Throttling P2P Traffic
>Hydraulic pizza oven!! Guided missile! Herring sandwich! Styrofoam! Jayne Mansfield! Aluminum siding! Borax!
Hmm... *buzzes* "Things made by Dow chemical"
top Domestic Use of Aerial Drones By Law Enforcement
Holy shit. I just wiki'd EPFCG :
An explosively pumped flux compression generator (EPFCG) is a device used to generate a high-power electromagnetic pulse by compressing magnetic flux using high explosive.
An EPFCG can be used only once as a pulsed power supply since the device is physically destroyed during operation. An EPFCG package that could be easily carried by a person can produce pulses in the millions of amperes and tens of terawatts, exceeding the power of a lightning strike by orders of magnitude. They require a starting current pulse to operate, usually supplied by capacitors.
Like I say, HOLY SHIT.
top Adding an Olfactory Dimension To Games
"Honey, are you playing Second life again?"
"So why does it smell like semen and cat hair in here?"
top Google Officially Brings Voice To Gmail
Mister Potato head, MISTER POTATO HEAD, Back doors are not secret!
top Lord Lucas Says Record Companies "Blackmail" Users
Yup, in the UK, you can't change your name to something that might infer a rank or title.
We will not accept an application for a name that:
* does not include at least one forename and one surname;
* is impossible to pronounce;
* includes numbers or symbols;
* includes punctuation marks - although you can have a hyphen to link forenames or surnames (for example, if you want a double-barrelled surname) and an apostrophe in the case of surnames like O'Brien;
* we consider vulgar, offensive, blasphemous or unsuitable;
* may result in others believing you have a conferred or inherited honour, title, rank or academic award, for example, a change of first name to Sir, Lord, Laird, Lady, Prince, Princess, Viscount, Baron, Baroness, General, Captain, Professor or Doctor etc.
top Dymaxion Car Being Restored
Heh, "crumpet catcher" nice.
Although I believe the historically correct nomenclature is "Vaginal lodestone"
top Whatever Happened To The Joystick?
You're all wrong, the only two joysticks that could ever come close to perfect were the Competition Pro 5000 or the Konix Speedking.
The first was built like a brick shithouse : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Competition-Pro-5000-Joystick-PC/dp/B000J5U09W And the second fit so perfectly in your hand : http://www.consoledatabase.com/accessories/pc/konixspeedking/index.html
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