top Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects
Most new discoveries are still done through imaging rather than maths. It's fairly automated these days though.
top Fedora 21 Released
I got it installed on my laptop a few hours ago, and so far no dramas. Nice work everyone.
about a month and a half ago
top Belkin Router Owners Suffering Massive Outages
Asus Router Owners Suffering Massive Smugness
top Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied On a Whole City
This would never work in the UK.
top Parents' Campaign Leads To Wi-Fi Ban In New Zealand School
It's not the kids fault, why make them suffer for their parents stupidity?
top Rise of the Super-High-Res Notebook Display
The 1920x1080 / 1366x768 resolution curse has been the worst thing to happen to laptops in a long time. That and glossy screens.
top Mars Curiosity Rover Shoots Video of Phobos Moon Rising
a series of images centered straight overhead starting shortly after sunset
It's not rising, it's already overhead.
about a year and a half ago
top 65 Years Ago, Manchester's 'Baby' Ran Electronically Stored Program
The surveillance industry.
about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?
It reminds me a lot of the old Amiga magazines, and indeed has more than a few of the same writers. Though the cover disk is not as important these days it still comes in useful now and then.
top Drone Comes Within 200 Feet of Airliner Over New York
It's a bit sad that I'm surprised the FBI response wasn't to shut down LiveATC.net.
top Does the Higgs Boson Reveal Our Universe's Doomsday?
I believe this covers the important aspects of this story:
top Tiny Pill Relays Body Temperature of Firefighters In Real-time
I find this whole idea hard to swallow.
top Why Linux On Microsoft Surface Is a Tough Challenge
The newer MS keyboards are pretty awful, but their mice are not too bad still.
top No Charges In UK For Gary McKinnon
Right, so the real people responsible will be charged now? The ones who left seriously insecure military computers connected to the internet? </naive>
top Google Lunar X Prize Teams Now In a Race With China As Well As Each Other
Hasn't this already happened?
top Total Solar Eclipse Bedazzles Northern Australians
I was one of those people on the beach. Stupid cloud
top Thousands of Muslims Protest 'Age of Mockery' At Google's London Headquarters
That won't work, most of them haven't watched it anyway.
top LightSquared Wants To Share Weather-Balloon Frequencies for LTE
You don't realise how cheap the sondes are. There are hundreds launched every day, and they don't get them back. They have to be incredibly cheap and there are no GSM technologies cheaper than a simple FM radio.
There are technical limitations too - GSM only works up to about 5km, above that they will likely fail. Sondes usually fly to about 30km.
top Raspberry Pi Revision 2.0 Board Announced
These are not difficult to get now, except if you order from RS. They're the only supplier that has failed to deliver one within a week. CPC and Farnell are pushing them out pretty quickly now. Not sure about Maplin.
top University of Cambridge Offers Free Online Raspberry Pi Course
I've gotten one from a couple of different sellers now, the only one who so far hasn't delivered is RS. All the rest have been very quick.