top HAARP Ionospheric Research Program Set To Continue
Psunamis? Is that some form of wave power generation?
about a year and a half ago
top Futurama Cancelled (Again)
I don't know, searching Futurama and Flare gave me this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Farewell_to_Arms_(Futurama) from last year.
Or did you mean flair?
top Ask Slashdot: What Features Belong In a 'Smartwatch'?
If you have a watch and a smartphone that communicate, maybe get them to be aware of their relative positions to open up a new gesture interface? Eg. change volume by raising your hand, hold your hand to your ear to make a call (assuming speaker/ mike in the watch communicating with phone in your pocket) etc.
Okay, so who wants to define the gestures for surfing porn
top Icons That Don't Make Sense Anymore
You' re piping hot on this one! (steam kettles)
top Designer Creates "Euthanasia Roller Coaster"
Apparently Aperture Labs are considering offering him a job.
top LulzSec Target the Sun After Phone Hacking Scandal
"Set the controls for the heart of the Sun
top SETI To Release Data To the Public
So if there is a signal and they've made it available to everyone on Earth, how much does that work out to in damages?
top Why Are Digital Hearing Aids So Expensive?
I may be being simplistic, but isn't most of the hardware required in phones and MP3 player these days? If you could have a bluetooth earpiece connected to a pocketsized device that does the processing for you most of the miniaturization issues are solved. It may be a step back from an all-in-one device, but most people have pockets full of gadgets these days anyway. So imagine a lapel mike, an iPod nano sized processor and a wireless earpiece - now it's a software problem. (Any programmers on Slashdot these days?)
Even if the software needed a professional set-up to calibrate for the individual surely this would drive the price down.
And think of the PR - all those people claiming MP3 players make you deaf - what if you made one that helped the deaf to hear?
Please, no jokes about the iEar or Google Cyborg.
top Apple Takes Action Over Australian Logos
... but they'll win on a-peel
top New Hitchhiker's Guide Book "Not Very Funny"
That was Adams'
real gift - it was his uniqueness being more unique that anyone else's. Anyone can be unique, but being more uniquely unique than anyone else needs a special talent.
If only everyone could be as unique as him. I think we should try to mimic this uniqueness, maybe teach it in large classrooms where everyone can learn by rote exactly what made it unique and reproduce it in a precisely quantified manner.
... and so on ...
top Favorite type of electical wall socket?
I liked the line in Wikipedia:
This plug, commonly known as a "13-amp plug", is a large plug that has three rectangular prongs forming a triangle
Any ideas what other shapes three pins can form?
top Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM
Look, all we need to do to clear it up is get hold of the store's security camera footage
top Angry Villagers Run Google Out of Town
And they have all these burglaries and think that police time is better spent chasing Google cars ...
top Students Are Always Half Right In Pittsburgh
You can do this and make the pass mark 75%. It makes no real difference, it just re-scales everything, and the students who get 50% won't understand anyway!