Samsung Paid Microsoft $1 Billion Last Year In Android Royalties
This reminds me of a John Connor quote from the movie Terminator 2:
Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility
The whole point of Java is that it is supposed to be platform independent. So you shouldn't need to get the OS version at all.
I know, I know, reality is different. But that might explain the apparent lack of such an API.
2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs
The software appears to be proprietary, not free as in 'free software'. It is available for zero cost, but usage is restricted:
ACADEMIC OR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION NONCOMMERCIAL RESEARCH USE ONLY
Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
So at the end of the day "success" is a combination of multiple factors and IQ alone is non-determinant. So who cares about IQ anyway?
Who cares about "success"? Happiness is much more important. It's the simple things in life that matter. The best things in life are free. You don't need a high IQ to be happy.
Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?
And this is what is wrong with the world.
Let's turn the situation around: suppose you and your children are walking on the street. Will you still prefer the autonomous car to protect it's single driver at all costs and kill you and your children instead? And then imagine how many autonomous cars will be on the road in the future, all with that same logic built-in...
Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
I wonder if they wrote it more or less from scratch, or if they managed to reuse a lot of code from some other platform (e.g. Office for Mac OS X)?
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.
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