More Details About Mars Mystery Rock
some poor martian is trying to figure out how to snatch his breakfast without the camera seeing him...
US Now Produces More Oil and Gas Than Russia and Saudi Arabia
Of course we will.
oil is a commodity sold on the open market. If Saudi production goes down that is less on the market. and prices go up. Just because we are producing it, doesn't mean we don't pay for it.
Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway
Im not sure about the Fairbanks airport, but IAH, you can't see the runway from outside the terminal and I'm sure if you get too close to the 10 ft. chain link fence with privacy barriers topped with barbed wire, you will be detained until you're severely questioned and probed thoroughly.
In UK, Google Glass To Be Banned While Driving
since the Brits drive on the wrong side of the road, and the lens is by the right eye, it might cause a block to peripheral.
Watch the Crab Nebula Expand Over a 13 Year Period
I for one welcome Zoidburg...
Ask Slashdot: Should More Math and Equations Be Used In the Popular Press?
Math is a language of its own. putting the equation in an article is fine as long as its something that would be understood. We use words from other languages all the time in English,
"Slingatron" To Hurl Payloads Into Orbit
This name really needs a number after it..
The slingatron 5000 sounds better.
Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM
Tell us how you really feel...
I don't agree with BB, until recently it was the corporate smart phone, until they realized they could save $100/phone/month by using anything EXCEPT BB.
Samsung Ups Ante In Smartphone Size Wars: 6.3 Inches
We return to the '80 when every one walked around with giant boom boxes on their shoulder. The difference is we will now be carrying cell phones.
Japanese Gov't Accidentally Shares Internal Email Over Google Groups
should, but the officials personal contact details, perhaps not.
Ask Slashdot: Does LED Backlight PWM Drive You Crazy?
I run my monitors a bit brighter to cut that problem.
The only time I've noticed flicker is running at minimal brightness.
UK Police Now Double As CCTV Cameras
one cop with one camera this may be true.
20 cops with 20 cameras, then you've got an argument against the department if 20 cameras fail.
You should atleast get audio from others along with video from other cops involved in beating your ass.
How Did You Learn How To Program?
Z80 processor, machine code for a few weeks. Nothing complex, just adding numbers and displaying them on a 8 segment display.
couple years later took a Pascal class then a C++ class.
outside of those it was necessity. I'm doing the same calculation repeatedly, I'll pull together a bit of code to automate the routine.
lately, my programming has been on PLCs
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Work On Projects While Traveling?
I have been all over the world for work. go here, fix that, why aren't you working on your day job? kind of travel.
have fun with that. by the time you've seen the sights all day, drank at the pub all night, and found a quiet place to sleep it off, you'll be doing it again.
my biggest problem was finding a balance. 8 to 10 hours onsite, then go back to the hotel for a drink to answer emails for a couple hours, make phone calls, eat, then home gets to work so they are emailing and needing this or that. you end up with another 9 hours with them trying to do your day job.
French Police End Missing Persons Searches, Suggest Using Facebook
I thought we used /. so we didn't have to read the article. someone posts a story, a brief exert and we move on.
House Bill Would Mandate Smart Gun Tech By U.S. Manufacturers
As long as the zombies don't figure out how to mass zap the firearms before their up rising, we'll be fine.
What safe guards are there to prevent MY firearm from being "mistakenly" deactivated?
Who would have access to deactivate my firearm?
Would the system be EMP rugged?
Typical legislation, lets require it then figure out the details, cost, and implementation later.
Plug Into a Plant: a New Approach To Clean Energy Harvesting
Stop confusing peoples feel good stories with facts...
New 'Academic Redshirt' For Engineering Undergrads at UW
Sounds pretty accurate to me...
"low income"/"under privlaged"/"didn't bother to pay attention in HS" student pays for a years worth of classes that dont go on their record so they can be up to the level they should be to enter college.
colleges yet again, lowering their standards.
Ask Slashdot: How To Teach IT To Senior Management?
I've gone thru a few managers in the engineering field.
the worst ones are the managers that get too bogged down in the details and don't trust their subject matter experts. The best know to let the people they hired do what they were hired to do and provide an opportunity to expand what they do best.
Managers need to know just enough on a subject to know when they are being bullshitted. Other than that, all a manager is good for is signing vacation requests and approving expenses.
As far as training managers, put together a presentation of what you're doing, why your doing it, two or three options for other ways to do it. the benefits to each option, and have a meeting on it. Smaller companies seem to be a bit tighter on money for somethings, other times not so bad. as long as there is a benefit. Everyone runs an ERP of some sorts whether its SAP, or Excel. They have to have a way of planning and tracking what is being done.
Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?
I read Mechanical Engineering magazine from ASME. By read I mean I flip thru it, read the headlines and maybe the first few lines of text. if it hasn't gotten my attention by then, I move on then toss it.
I get a couple other engineering magazines that I read one regular section out of and toss it.
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