Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible
Now that would be a good use for the term 'bootstrapping'.
U.S. Border Patrol Drone Goes Down, Rest of Fleet Grounded
But less military spending is bad for the economy, right?
FBI Has Tor Mail's Entire Email Database
They only think about the children when it fits their agenda.
Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album
A lot of artists use Auto-Tune these days.
Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse
Yeah. And if they don't want to remove it, they should put it back on the bottom where ctrl is now. Ctrl is used way more often.
Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?
NSA Trying To Build Quantum Computer
With a non-breakable space you can make that one word.
Ford Will Demo Solar-Charged Car At CES
It's not completely stupid. Solar panels on the roof are like a range extender. And battery almost empty during a ride, and the next charging station not close by? Stop at a restaurant, eat something while the battery recharges a bit, and you are good to go.
The carport with lens is stupid, though.
Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries
It's a simple deal: She gets to keep her vast country-ruling powers, on condition she never uses them.
Power that can never be used is only imaginary power. It's like a car salesman saying "this expensive sports car now belongs to you, but you are not allowed to touch it or get inside it, and it will always remain here".
The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath
Maybe this guy proves that despite your genes you still have a choice. No excuse like "I'm sorry your honor, I couldn't help killing him, it's because of my bad genes".
Zuckerberg To Teach 10 Million Kids 0-Based Counting
Actually, people count from zero without realizing it, in my opinion. See how they count:
1, 2, 3, 4, ...
Each number actually represents a change of state. The initial state is zero. When people say "1", it means they change state from zero to one. So they actually count from zero.
Apple Developing Curve Screen iPhones and Improved Sensors
Slashdot should implement a sarcasm sign.
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Hardest Things Programmers Have To Do?
Oh, you work with Michael Widenius?
The NSA Is Collecting Lots of Spam
I wish I could mod this up to Score 10, Funny.
Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long
I thought it was butterflies...
A New Way To Fund Open Source Software Projects, Bug Fixes and Feature Requests
And obviously, he cannot enable it for that single website because that would be a crime against humanity.
Final Mars One Numbers Are In, Over 200,000 People Applied
So... they think they can escape the divine judgment by running away to Mars...
Really pointless, as they will find out.
Official: Microsoft To Acquire Nokia Devices and Services Business
So Elop left Microsoft to head up Nokia, where he made supposedly very idiotic changes that had the effect of destroying Nokia's share price. Microsoft then buys Nokia at a fraction of the cost it would otherwise have been, and Elop returns to a prestigious role at Microsoft, where he's in with a shot at the CEO role.
That doesn't look the slightest bit dodgy at all.
EMBRACE EXTEND EXTINGUISH.
Well in this case it looks more like: INFILTRATE - WEAKEN - ASSIMILATE
Dispatch From the Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google
The automated driver, has a key advantage, it doesn't get distracted from driving, its primary goal is to get you from point a to point b as safe as possible.
What if this thing gets used by a transportation company, and they reprogram it with a new primary goal: to get the cargo from point a to point b as fast as possible?
Don't underestimate the power of capitalism (also called "greed").
Ballmer To Retire
As long as most printers and wireless cards and such are windows-only, as long as people send you docx files, as long as there are non-standard behaviors in MSIE that have to be tested for, as long as netflix uses silverlight... the windows monopoly still causes the linux user some annoyance in every day life.
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