top Avatars Help Schizophrenics Gain Control of Voices In Their Heads
"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal"
about a year and a half ago
top Pavel Vinogradov, At 59, Sets New Record As Oldest Spacewalker
Oh, no! I've fallen and I'll never get up!
about a year and a half ago
top When I see gov't CCTV cameras, I think:
I look into the camera and smile insincerely.
top Ballmer Tells the BBC There's More MS Hardware On the Way
Windows 9! Soon to incorporate User Interface with wooden mallet and trombone.
top You're Driving All Wrong, Says NHTSA
I spend most of my time driving NOT crashing. I'd worry less about where my hands are after a crash and more on where to place my hands to give me the best control of the vehicle so as to AVOID crashing. That might easily be tested in simulators. If I were a betting man, I'd place money more on 10-2 than 6:30-5:30.
top Ask Slashdot: Technical Advice For a (Fictional) Space Mission?
Professional writers spend a lot of time doing research. Lots of research. This means reading material about the subject matter. Use Google and see what's online, but also read a few dozen books from a good library. That being said, you don't need a lot of technical detail; you're going to write a story. That involves realistic characters, dialog, and relationships. This is what will make you succeed (or fail) as a writer.
top What Silicon-Based Life Might Be Like
They would have Carbone breast implants.
top Ask Slashdot: Spoof an Email Bounce With Windows?
Spoken like a true Yugo owner.
top Dutch Psychologist Faked Data In At Least 30 Scientific Papers
Studies in this field are really difficult to do. A rigorously defensible experimental regime is nearly impossible to establish. Inferences made from Factor Analysis and Correlation matrices are nearly shaky as Ouija boards and Yarrow sticks. Low numbers of casual observations made from a preselected class of people does not constitute good random sampling. The best conclusions in the field would barely serve as hypotheses in a true science.
The "softer" sciences are extremely difficult to work with.
top Libya Elects Engineer To Acting Prime Minister Post
They will move from Sharia Law to Kirchoff's Laws.
top There's Been a Leak At WikiLeaks
While information does want to be free, this is going to get some very good people killed. You know, there are some really evil people out there and it is up to someone to keep track of them. Sometimes that function falls on the people being exposed here.
top Gut Bacteria Exert Mind Control
dyspepsia makes me frown, diarrhea makes me run. low blood sugar gets me down, full stomach, well,
top Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?
Ha. We humans should go to a non-intuitive time reckoning simply to make it easier for computers to work? You obviously never worked for Apple.
top Acer CEO Declares a Tablets Bubble
Who wants to go back the the past with stodgy, old-fashioned GUI driven by a 2x2 finger pad? The form of the platform may change, but intelligent users will demands for their computers the ease of use of a modern interface such as that provided by the best tablets. Out with the buggy whips and hand cranks.
top IBM Watson To Replace Salespeople and Cold-Callers
Customer: "My cable modem keeps dropping sessions."
Watson: "What is Toronto?????"
top Using Averages To Bend the Uncertainty Principle
So What? We are the average of the various quantum states of our constituent particles, at least in THIS universe.
top Alaska Airlines Jettisons Paper Manuals For iPads
I've never had the battery run down on a paper map.
top Erasing CDs By Using 150,000 Volts of Electricity
Not much better than sending CD through a shredder or through the incinerator in the burn-bags. Of course, not as fun to watch.
top Chandrayaan-1 Spots Giant Underground Chamber On the Moon
If you are going to build a 1700 mile pipeline then why not build a habitat closer to the poles?
top Google Fires Back About Search Engine Spam
Manipulated results example: Google search for Santorum
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