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.
DARPA Unveils Hack-Resistant Drone
Perhaps the computer is built using IC's, uses tape decks for storage and communicates via CB radio...?
The Big Biz of Spying On Little Kids
So in the US being liberal means being on the left?!?
In Australia the Liberal Party is a relatively right wing party.
Biggest Dinosaur Yet Discovered
No, the Earth was younger then, and therefore smaller. Now that we've passed the middle ages, we can expect Earth to slowly begin shrinking due to magma-porosis.
Why Disney Can't Give Us High-Def Star Wars Where Han Shoots First
Twin paradox! ;)
Why Disney Can't Give Us High-Def Star Wars Where Han Shoots First
why all this fuss about Star Wars. The movies were good when I was a 10 year old. Now they are unwatchable and boring to me.
Because they're cinema history. I showed Star Wars to my artsy tenant, pausing every now and then to explain the importance of different scenes - important not just in story context, in EU context, but in real world context. Doing that, he could then appreciate Star Wars for what it has done.
- Before Star Wars, space fantasy was very bland. Aliens were variants of humans, the the extent that people struggled to accept even Mr Spock's pointy ears. Most Star Wars sentients still are humanoid (and that lack of imagination bothers me slightly), but for the 70's/80's Star Wars aliens were very "out there".
- Having a cliffhanger ending until the next movie (Is Vader really Luke's father?!?) was a first as well. Now we're used to it.
- Big budget spending in fantasy movies. Until then, big budgets did not go to such a movie because the thinking was that not enough people would watch it to cover the high costs. The thinking is a little different now. Now we get lots of big budget space, sword'n sorcery and superhero movies.
(I think with the prequels, Lucas was still stuck in his old thinking that big budget special effects make the movie, whereas we've got used to it, expect it, and now want the story to be compelling.)
- Making a fantasy movie into an epic movie. Now most are, or at least try to be. Compare Star Wars to anything else made until then.
In short, Star Wars did for space fantasy what Lord of the Rings did for sword'n sorcery literature: opened new ground and opened the genre to the masses
Sure, Star Wars may not be so great in context of what else is out there now, though it's not that bad either. But put it into context of it's time...
$7 USB Stick Aims To Bring Thousands of Poor People Online
About electricity... Perhaps pads would be a better focus, given all the pads that soon will be outdated in the West and East, because they use much less power than old PC's and probably will be more numerous. A solar panel could charge a pad during the day so it could be useable in the evening, much like rural areas use solar panels to charge evening lights.
About networking... Perhaps ad-hoc networks could work for the cities...?
About the other problems... computers help people find information and communicate. So perhaps a project of this ilk could help the populace find and spread solutions to many/most problems - solutions that work for them, from their perspectives, rather than from the perspectives of outsiders.
I dunno. Perhaps I'm just an optimist. But at least one should try, rather than not giving it a chance. Either it will work, or one can learn why it doesn't, so that one can make a better attempt next time.
China Using Troop of Trained Monkeys To Guard Air Base
Many were, I'm sure, but some were seemed to have been more evolved, such as Ape Lincoln.
Physics Students Devise Concept For Star Wars-Style Deflector Shields
I really want a remake of XvT. That was one of the very best space combat games ever made.
Born In the NSA: These Former Spies Are Starting Companies of Their Own
If they cut off one head, two more shall take its place.
13th Century Multiverse Theory Unearthed
Does that mean that if you take any significantly crazy dude today and examine their theories in 1000 years time, his theories will likely end up baring an uncanny resemblance to the truth?
I don't think so.
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