Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees
I think the norm in the US for exempt employees is twice monthly, with non-exempt being paid bi-weekly.
Prosecutors Push For Anti-Phone-Theft Kill Switches
You could be trading one kill for another
Consider this: Mugger demands your phone, but knowing that you may just kill it when he runs away with your phone, kills you instead and takes your phone.
'Smart Gun' Firm Wants You To Fund Its Prototype
Yea no thanks Would rather not have to find myself in a situation having to reboot my weapon because it has a required update while an intruder is aiming his own non-hindered weapon at my chest.
Some Scientists Question Whether Quantum Computer Really Is Quantum
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" -Arthur C. Clarke
Speeding Object Makes Small Hole In the ISS Solar Array
Their ZPM may be close to depleted
Scientists May Have Detected Neutrinos From Another Galaxy
The surrounding ice around the detector array acts as a scintillator which generates a minute track of light as the particle passes thru the area. That immediately gives directionality, and energy in eV is computed by summing the light response from the entire detector array during that "event".
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?
I got it from Amazon.. http://www.amazon.com/Stamina-55-1610-InMotion-Elliptical-Trainer/dp/B000VICRO8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1363286153
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?
I use a portable elliptical trainer that can be used standing or sitting down in a kind of peddling motion. It's non motorized and pretty quiet.
New Technology Produces Cheaper Tantalum and Titanium
Reduce tenfold seems legit, I've heard that used before meaning N / 10, increase tenfold would be N * 10
NASA's Basement Nuclear Reactor
You're correct this is the same approach as Rossi and others, altho the implementation details are probably slightly different. I think the goal of the NASA experiment is to find out what is actually happening (mentioned in a press release from the NASA Langley director which I can't seem to pull up at the moment) rather than throwing around some buzzwords and trying to sell a product.
AMD/ATI Video Drivers: Unsafe At Any Speed
Actually WoW is very multithreaded and can make use of up to 3 cores. They even make use of some multithreaded OpenGL ( I know little about this).
Air Force believes anti-g suit is cause of F-22's oxygen problems
Rand Paul Has a Quick Fix For TSA: Pull the Plug
Except in Lua where it replaces !=, not to mention =~ in Perl :P
Bitcoin Mining Startup Gets $500k In Venture Capital
You can buy bitcoins with cash pretty anonymously.
1. Create anonymous identity on a site like bitcoin247 using tormail
2. Do a cash deposit transaction into that BTC account (the bank doesn't even ask for your name)
3. Trade your BTC thru a few instawallet sites using different quantities
Ron Paul Suggests Axing 5 U.S. Federal Departments (and Budgets)
The DoE does a whole lot more than just "supply power" and "energy" research. It runs a large number of national laboratories including Brookehaven, Fermi Lab, Jefferson Lab, Oak Ridge, SLAC, etc. Many of these labs are not single focus and have research facilities ranging from biofuels to medicine. For example many cancer treatment technologies have originated from DoE labs, I would hope that most people here would agree that cancer research is important :)
Real 3D Display; 3 Years Out?
What the heck is a "hogel"?
Voxel is the correct term for the volume represented by a 3D pixel...
Does Italian Demo Show Cold Fusion, or Snake Oil?
NASA is also working on the LENR project
Inaccurate physics in movies ...
I hear those people recently got a visit from the Department of Redundancy Department
Online Shopping May Actually Increase Pollution
What, no cracks about conducting research whilst drinking a certain brown ale?
Patents On Synthetic Life "Extremely Damaging"
What about any other companies/institutions who have been working on something similar also for several years? It looks like Venter's patent application is so broad that it would effectively shut down these other players who have been doing separate work in parallel. The patent system should not be a race. Sure, some guys did something special and they should be rewarded for it, the next guy also does something special but takes a little bit longer and is all of the sudden infringing upon the first guy. They both did hard work, they should both be rewarded.
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