top Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words
Nominating the Himalayas as Stone Cold Sober
about a year and a half ago
top Average latency to Slashdot.org?
The sooner the NZ backbone providers get some of the same then we'll enter into a new era. HD IPTV and HQ Music and hey maybe we'll even be considered a serious hosting environment.
top Current favorite still-image camera type:
How about that camera far far in the past but still used by some of us more eccentric. The Pinhole
top Verizon Patents Eavesdropping Using Your TV For Ad Targeting
Perhaps if you complain enough to your set-top box about the ads it'll turn them off for you
top Swiss Spy Agency: Counter-Terrorism Secrets Stolen
I was thinking more James Bond Skyfall myself.
top Fusion Power Breakthrough Near At Sandia Labs?
Pair this with
http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/09/17/2229257/warp-drive-might-be-less-impossible-than-previously-thought and we might just get the attention of the passing star cruiser ;-)
top China Slowing Nuclear Buildout In Response To Fukushima
Yeah I wish that this had been the direction that everyone had gone back in the 50's. The US had that option but of course weaponisation was a key part of the economy and security back that way. So here we are staring down the barrel of a loaded shotgun wondering if it's loaded this time round.
Thorium reactors might not be 100% clean but at least the result is far easier to store and contain and the reaction stops when you flick the switch so to speak. This is one of the times when I say "Go China!"
top Are Patent Wars Worth the Price Tag?
This has got to be a segway for making a movie. Lets see that would be John Cleese, Jack Black, Clint Eastwood and Hugh Grant.
top DHS Asked Gas Pipeline Firms To Let Attackers Lurk Inside Networks
Ooooh someone's shutting down the generators for cooling.
Oh no matter look big lovely donuts. Mmmmm
top U.S. In Danger of Losing Earth-Observing Satellite Capability
If you can't see it then it can't be happening. Keep sucking that black gold. Spewing that hot air. Throw up your glowing energy. Let it drift and fall over us all.
"I see said the blind man to the deaf dog."
top YouTube Identifies Birdsong As Copyrighted Music
Perhaps RumbleFish could change names to that or perhaps ZambiShark?
Quoting from [
"The bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, also known as Zambezi shark or unofficially known as Zambi in Africa and Nicaragua shark in Nicaragua, is a shark common worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. The bull shark is well known for its unpredictable, often aggressive behavior."
top Iran Developing 'Halal' Domestic Intranet
This seems like a guaranteed way to stop innovation and learning as well, unless it's islamic. And hey while you're at it why not make the thoughts of workforce exodus to another country more appealing. Duh!
Take your country back into the stone age and prophecies.
top Insects Rapidly Becoming Resistant To GM Corn
We're playing god far too much. What with this and anti-biotics in animal feed. Oh and wait lets not forget Fukushima while we're mentioning more god like dablings. And while we're at it why don't we also forget to maintain the damn things or better yet pretend we maintained them and then blame nature when it all goes pear shaped!
Can't wait to see what 2012 brings. I just hope we can learn to work with nature a little more instead of against it.
top Startup Testing Mobile Farmbots
I'd love to see a few MO and Wall-E style bots around in the garden centres. That would make my morning coffee so much more entertaining
top Android Source Code Gone For Good?
Jello Cake? Or maybe Jam 'n Scones (spreading onto media appliances
And I vote for "Smore" when we get to v14
:) oh and I don't suppose we'd have "Twinkie" for v15?
top Are You Prepared For the Zombie Apocalypse?
I'll be watching as us Kiwis take on the French zombie horde next weekend. Mwahahaha!
top Grooved Disk Spinner Cleans Up: $1M For Winner of Oil Recovery Challenge
Yes great now perhaps it can be applied to, as the above poster hinted at, the container ship, MV Rena, that parked itself on top of one of NZ's well known reefs. Birthday party or not, it should not have happened. This X-prize would be best served by putting it into immediate action over here in NZ, what used to be an innovation hub in the world.
And as a final rant over the stalling due to supposed corporate greed...Money might not grow on trees but if you can apply this innovation and the other one "We
Finally Know Why Oil and Water Don't Mix" then perhaps this clude oil could actually be put to good use and converted to something of more use like say methane if you added some hydroxide (Old chemistry 101 but I think that's right?).
top Appropriations Bill Threatens Future Space Science Missions
Given that the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima is spewing radioactive isotopes like there's no tomorrow (soon won't be if it keeps it up) can't the PU-238 coming from there be captured and "appropriated"?
top I've lost more computers to ...
Yeah still have my old Casio FX702P and Psion Organiser somewhere in storage and they still sort of worked. The Psion has just run out of useable space of the PROMs and the Casio has a tiny boot problem 1 out of 5 times.
top Automatic Spelling Corrections On Github
I was watching a show on SkyTV about IBM's Watson Supercomputer competing in Jeopardy. Perhaps GITGUB could rent time off IBM's Watson to redirect that AI from Jeopardy and recognising and learning from correct human answers to recognising errors and the human contributed corrections and then learning from this and correcting other code that contains the same or similar errors?
Who knows we might finally get rid of those annoying memory leaks in just about every piece of software I had the pleasure of using. What would we get if we gave Watson access to all the open code and asked for it to write something?
We could end up with a singular entity that performs all our coding and applications via the cloud and eventually we never have to code again, the world becomes a place for users and when people here the word phrase Watson they think it's a reference to the current show of TV most likely a TV reality show.
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