Teaching robots to lie - what could possible go wrong...
This is good, but the link should be to the original article at IEEE
This is just a summary
UN To Debate Taxing Internet Data
The United Nations is not a government and does not have the ability to levy taxes even if they wanted to. The debate about taxes happened in a U.N. forum, but the U.N. itself would have no role in collecting taxes. It would be the U.S. and European countries that would collect and keep the money.
Of currently dead inventors, my favorite is ...
I'm not the first to mention him, but I add Philo Farnsworth because he's the most relatable of the bunch. I simply don't have the brainpower or industriousness to be like Tesla or Leonardo, but I think if I really applied myself to a few core, solvable problems, I would be able to come up with something that no one had done before.
Ask Slashdot: Best Book For 11-Year-Old Who Wants To Teach Himself To Program?
Utah's Medicaid Data Breach Worse Than Expected
The nice, round numbers they quote suggests to me that they have no idea how many records were actually compromised.
What Color Is Twitter?
I like the idea of a collective synesthesia of online content. I think a few options should be added:
- Give a history of color changes
- - and map it to significant changes in content
- Don't just track the median average, also track the most-occurring color references
- - avoiding brown is a good start, but 'most frequent' may be more telling than 'average'
Emergency Landing Due to Snakes on the Plane
The crocodile being loose on a plane is probably a more interesting story
Ask Slashdot: What are your top work-from-home tips?
I've been working primarily from a home office for about 10 years.
At first I was good about maintaining my discipline, waking up at the same time, showering and dressing - but then, instead of an hour commute, I started work right away, an hour early. Then, undisturbed by meetings and co-worker's phone calls, I found i was able to get all my work done by about 1pm. It was all great, until a month or two into it when I started getting lazy, waking up later, delaying showering and dressing and procrastinating the work whenever I could.
The solution for me was to make sure I got out of the house and got some exercise every day, even if it was just a walk around the block. That put me back on track to having at least a minimum of discipline.
Microbial Life Found In Trinidadian Hydrocarbon Lake
The numerous grammatical errors in the article make me suspicious.
You can read the original research paper here:
It clarifies many points
The Lost Film That Accompanied Empire Strikes Back
...is likely to get you flogged and/or hung.
You will surely get hanged.
Alas, none of us here are, or ever will be, hung.
Sunspot Activity Continues To Drop
National Geographic had a piece about this in 2007:
It does seem to be compelling evidence that the global warming trend is outside the scope of human activity
Web Release of the Open Movie Elephants Dream
Agreed, there is potential to actually communicate a message/story that has meaning using what is there. It's almost like a cartoon where you have to fill in the caption yourself.
A shame that with all the hype and the quality graphics that the narrative is so opaque.