Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis
a few diseases because people live in poverty is hardly comparable to the wars and suffering caused by most 1st-world nations)
...until a disease gets well enough established that it can no longer be controlled and spreads across the world. For example, could Ebola become a global threat?
Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year
How to obtain a good list of major ad-sources?
Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation
It already has another name that is commonly used: "Internet Exploder" Why don't they just use that already? They really are bit behind the herd, aren't they?
DARPA Wants To Kill the Password
Passwords would be fine, if we were allowed to use easily remembered pass phases. Instead we're still often forced to use short passwords (8-12 characters) that consist of upper case + lower case + digit + non-alphanumeric characters. Even though it's pretty well established that pass phrases are, overall, a better way.
Hackers Demand Automakers Get Serious About Security
These vehicles overwhelmingly share a single bus between everything including powertrain and infotainment.
Cars that ride the bus, and the bus doubles as a train?!? Transport really is getting complicated nowadays.
Connected Collar Lets Your Cat Do the War-Driving
he was assassinated by an enemy agent.
If I'm not mistaken, the enemy agent was probably a dog.
Toxic Algae Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast
It's remnants of the Red Weed from when the martians attacked.
Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time
I dunno. There may be changing trends, so what you suggest might train it to be accurate for a bygone era.
The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released
Shield surfing wouldn't make sense in games based on The Hobbit, unless first seen in the movie. For example, I now expect shield surfing to be in the Lego Hobbit game.
Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record
How about that? Breaking the same record on two worlds simultaneously. Now that's what I call "breaking two world records".
(Never mind that one of them is a actually moon. Close enough.)
AirMagnet Wi-Fi Security Tool Takes Aim At Drones
I have an AR Drone 2, and the standard battery lasts for maximum 12 minutes (1000 mAh). I've ordered a new battery that holds 1500 mAh. Looking forward to see if it lasts for 18 minutes.
How much damage can one do with that? Seems easier to sneak up close and hide in a bush while cracking in to someones network using a laptop.
Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand
Ah, that explains how Doctor Octopus can control his mechanical arms. Perhaps that can give Spider-Man an added advantage.
On a more serious note: I'm impressed they can control the extra fingers so naturally. I didn't think it'd be possible without interfacing directly with the nervous system.
Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
many believe we will stop using notes and coins altogether in the not-too-distant future.
I remember hearing exactly the same thing back in the 80's.
Cash will be around for a long time yet, because in some ways it's still preferable. Different tools for different things.
Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?
Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best
On my screen, the sample pictures they show in the article look just as pixellated as any other picture.
BlackBerry's Innovation: Square-Screened Smartphones
Agreed, plus spreadsheets and some web pages are best viewed in landscape mode.
It looks like the Blackberry habit of using hard keyboards has stymied their designers. Perhaps Blackberry could learn from the good old dopod.
Well, yes, but ...
when the animations end, the resulting mazes are difficult to distinguish from each other. The animations are useful for showing how the algorithm works, but fail to reveal the resulting tree structure.
Sure, I visualise how algorithms work, otherwise I can't code them. But the difference in maze generators struck me. Because, as quoted, they're difficult to distinguish from each other.
Other things, such as sorting algorithms, are fairly obvious though... but still nice to see, again.
Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift
You have options. Cross platform options (for Win, OSX, iOS & Android) that you can use...
- Mono C#
- Delphi Firemonkey (My personal preference.)
- other web related technologies that I've heard of but don't use.
Small Genetic Change Responsible For Blond Hair
Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?
Children require adult supervision
Yes, to a point.
When they're old enough to be left at home, to use public transport, to cycle around the neighborhood - then they're old enough to ride in an automated car without adult supervision.
Until then, kids should not be left alone - full stop.
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