top A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body
You wouldn't have even bothered posting, had you actually RTFA half way through:
Currently the connectome model is being transferred to a Raspberry Pi
What luxury! I remember we having only 8 bits in our processors, and we had to use Arduino to get the blog creds.
top Five Years of the Go Programming Language
The front page makes no mention of embedded software. Instead it talks about "commanding robots" and shows an example of connecting from a linux desktop over a serial cable.
This is not "embedded".
top HBO Developing Asimov's Foundation Series As TV Show
some sort of sexual adventure
top Apple's Luxembourg Tax Deals
No its not.
Especially if you are a Luxembourg-based company.
top Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand
Seems it actually was:
http://here.com/usa/stockholm/map=41.08509,-74.51112,13/title=Stockholm http://here.com/usa/stockholm/map=47.02584,-68.16322,13/title=Stockholm Or could Stockholm http://here.com/59.333685,18.1037361,11,0,0,normal.day sue them for pirating? about a month and a half ago
top Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For
And why is trasporting people so much nobler than giving them a thrill? Why is dying for the cause or 'trasporting people' more acceptable than dying for 'making people's lifes happier'?
I guess your answer to "what is the meaning of life" is quite opposite to mine.
about a month and a half ago
top Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday
Or Wednesday will win?
Why is this on article on /.? about a month and a half ago
top World War II Tech eLoran Deployed As GPS Backup In the UK
In case anyone is intersted, this slideset gives a nice overview of this "WWII tech".
http://www.ursanav.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/news/UrsaNav%20ILA-40%20eLoran%20System%20Definition%20%26%20Signal%20Specification%20Tutorial.pdf about a month and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?
Only cap is the LTE is throttled to 50Mbps, and price doesn't include foreign calls or SMS. But I guess you/your grandmother don't live in their service area, as pretty much evey carrier here has a similar offer, and its impossible to miss the ads.
top Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs
"Dos version for MAC, Linux users
... Will be released on end of Oct." http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/samsungssd/downloads.html?CID=AFL-hq-mul-0813-11000279/ Let me guess - the source for that firmware patch is stored on a Samsung EVO 840 disk?
top Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics
Beacuse those who understand or know history fail to teach the rest of us? Or at least provide a link.
No - the wikipedia article doesn't relly teach us why it failed. Besides it being obvioulsy a bad idea. Bad ideas have thrived earlier - what made the clipper chip idea different from any other bad idea that passes to a law?
top Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light
The nVidia rendering surely didn't take the reflection of these mirrors into account when rendering this "proof"! It is a hoax! q.e.d.
top NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs
Most companies nowadays recognise that developers are far more productive with at least 2 monitors. Where I work we all have 2 dell monitors attached to a laptop docking station for our company issue laptop so we can actually use 3 screens
Not quite true. Any perceived increase in productivity is greatly offset by me trying to fine-tune the scripts that handle the screens when docking and undocking, and the docking station showing all 5 (!! HDMI, DVI, VGA and 2xDP) video outputs as "DP2", and cloning the output between them.
Yes, I am running Linux. No, this is not 1999. Thankyou Lenovo & Intel.
top Developing the First Law of Robotics
"He was shaken by an unwelcome insight. Lives did not add as integers. They added as infinities."
(Lois McMaster Bujold, Borders of Infinity)
top Developing the First Law of Robotics
I bet (before reading TFA) that the system started to oscillate.
(i.e. Hinder one from falling in, and its chance of falling in becomes less than the others - so rush to the other to hinder it. Then repeat.)
Then I watched the video - it didn't get even to that point.
Or then it did start oscillate, but the feedback was given too soon (I am going to help this human - ergo the others chances are now worse).
I was confused. What happened here. Why is this "research" done, or reported on
/.? Then I realized: the "news" here is that robots are programmed by humans. This is certainly not news for nerds. But seems it is news for non-nerds. And that is "stuff that matter".
top High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint
And "999 users" plus "nothing is uploaded anywhere else so it would be pretty hard to hack". What can I say - CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
top Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8
In 64 bit, C++ std::string up to 22 chars in size don't allocate any memory
The compiler I tried with does.
Would you have a link that explains this? And which compiler is this clever?
top Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors
If ROS is the operating system (I'm assuming the userland from context, never heard of this before now) and Linux is the kernel, then what does an "android version" even mean? Its not evident from TFAs.
And what the heck have the robots been running on up till now? x86-windows?
top Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes
Because they always are.
Now, just now, we have caught a bully in the action. Please don't spoil the moment.
What he did - i.e. reversed the role from victim to bully makes him a hero for all who are bullied. But no less a bully.
How he did it was a bit over the top. But that is irrelevant, as bullies always are over the top. At least from the victims' viewpoint.
I sincerely hope both parties learned their lessons. But I also know half of his victims hadn't even realized they had gone too far. Just like he himself didn't notice. I don't envy the judge's task of determining what is "justice" here.
top Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion
I always thought it was US propaganda, actually. Nobody seems to care about blockading Cuba, and even the US government trades with Cuba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_Naval_Base).
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top Score:5, Troll
Just meta-modded a entry scored 0, Troll.
It commented on sensitive issues (religion), but was clearly not a troll. But it wasn't especially interesting, insightful or funny. Just underrated (at 0 points). Definetly worth 1 or perhaps even 2 points. So I meta-modded up, for 'underrated'.
This made me think - has anyone seen a "Score:5, Troll"?
top Context in /.'s meta-moderation
So Slashdot wanted me to meta-moderate. But all the entries are completely void of context. This means funny or insightful replies are easily lost as incomprehensible mumbo-jumbo.
Perhaps this is what is sought after? If not - please, slashdot, add a possibility to see the parent of a comment in meta-moderation.