Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?
The problem with most daylight saving schemes is that they are based on location, not latitude. People living in the tropics don't need daylight saving since the variation is small enough to be ignored. If societies in latitudes outside the tropics want the change, go for it but base the delimitation on latitude, not arbitrary geopolitical or business boundaries.
Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?
I would say that many people in "Christian" countries are cultural Christians. They probably believe in a god but don't practice any religious ceremonies. They were raised in a Christian country and so adhere to Christian norms. The same is true for many Muslims living in most Islamic countries.
US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal
Yes, but all 1000 were not detonated within minutes of each other on heavily populated areas. Are you not MAD?
New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100
Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels
"We shouldn't get rid of anyone - that's childish, barbaric logic" OMG. You must have an incredibly limited life. Do you take everything literally? No flexibility makes you part of the problem.
Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels
Methinks it's as simple as "Don't shit in your own nest". Especially when it's a closed environment - the shit can't escape. It shouldn't just be about CO2. We should be rid of the alarmists, greed, corruption and politics and maybe, just maybe, something constructive may be done.
Can the NSA Really Track You Through Power Lines?
Hmmm...Inject a different signal into every grid in every country on every planet. That would only localise the location to a grid, getting a location of a house, or even a suburb, would require a mind boggling stretch of the imagination. As has been said, battery operated camera, data compression and frequency limited microphones are just a few of the problems. It doesn't matter what ENF/FFT analysis is employed, you can't extract information from nothing. Once a signal is too far down in the noise level it cannot be reconstructed with any degree of fidelity. However, on positive note, I do see a Hollywood movie coming out of this.
Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?
Anyone got a SWTPC 6800 computer running Flex?
Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
Getting a high IQ in a test demonstrates that you are good at doing IQ tests. I should know, I have an IQ of 42 and I'm still looking for the question.
The Latest Wave of Cyberattacks On the West Is Coming From the Middle East
Why don't you put a condom over your fibre optic link to the Internet? No more problems.
Setback For Small Nuclear Reactors: B&W Cuts mPower Funding
Your level of knowledge about nuclear power seems based on technology born of nuclear weapons. The world is trying to move on from that, although most people are blithely unaware of that fact. Modern nuclear power generation systems will assist in removing "bad" waste from old reactors. This should be a good thing but apparently you are so far in denial or suffer from lack of knowledge that you fail to understand this. I suggest that you never get on a boat in case you fall over the edge of the world.
Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi
I thought you just divided 22 by 7...
Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support
There is a BIG difference between update and upgrade.
Updates are usually simple or transparent regardless of OS. Although Scumsoft always requires a reboot.
Upgrades are usually best done to a new machine or disk so that legacy configurations do not conflict with the new versions or leave orphans hanging around. Migration of data from the old version to the new upgraded version ensures that you have a backup in case shit happens.
Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium
Yes, but the disk is rotating at 198,374 furlongs/fortnight.
It's all getting a bit bitty methinks.
IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages
Regardless of any facts, whether you believe in warming, cooling or another day at the beach. Any hope about the average person having any care about what may or may not happen has been crushed by alarmists, bad politics, whores making money out of it and sundry other things. If people are constantly bombarded with doom, gloom and despondency, they become indifferent. It's a version of the "Cry wolf" syndrome. Indifference leads in complacency. Take people out of the equation and science may have a chance. This is not a major issue, it is only our planet at stake. Astronomers have now found over a thousand other planets, maybe on one of them it's not too late. Forgive me if I appear cynical, I am inclined to find less and less that is particularly special about humans.
Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?
I hope it's not running on Windows"...maybe that's why the sky is blue...we keep seeing the BSOD over and over and over again, every day.
Meet the Electric Porsche From 1898
Did the article address /. readers specifically? I think not.
You need to calm down a bit before you blow a gasket
Solar Lull Could Cause Colder Winters In Europe
50% of the Earth's heat comes from nuclear reactions in the core. The China syndrome is responsible for heating the core causing CO2 to bubble out of the ocean floor. Ban nuclear power, ban coal power...ban everything.
Exponential Algorithm In Windows Update Slowing XP Machines
Scopes and logic analyzers running Windows??????
Surely you jest.
Windows is not known for its real time response. What would be the scopes timebase marked in? - days, hours and minutes.
Australia's $44B Broadband Network May Settle For Fiber Near the Home
Have no fear, we will eventually have wireless running at 100 Gbps and probably faster. Although I may be dead before it gets to far North Queensland - which is probably true for the NBN as well.
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