Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney
I'd just like to say that at 10hrs+ into the hostage situation here in metropolitan Australia facebook and twitter are in virtual meltdown
Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370
Personally I believe the government funded search efforts are less than altruistic. This first occurred to me as I was standing in a park in Perth one night high on LSD when a massive Lockheed AP-3C Orion flew overhead at low altitude. I recognized the craft immediately though I'd never seen one in person, a truly massive american behemoth.
That experience, compounded by news in the local papers that a Chinese destroyer had joined our own Australian naval vessels off shore to assist in the search cemented in my mind that the search for MH370 was really just pretence; an excuse for regional governments in the southern hemisphere to conduct wargames. The amount of fuel alone consumed in the search thus far is astronomically uneconomical, it makes no sense to me otherwise.
Peter Kuran:Visual Effects Artist and Atomic Bomb Archivist
I've been studying the history of rocketry and nuclear science for years and never did I come across this YouTube channel before, thank you!
The Starfish Prime video is particularly amazing, but then they all are.
Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance
I'm also in Northbridge and I actually submitted this story to /.
Some other guy has just resubmitted my submission with his name on it, was my first ever submission to /.
When I first saw the story in SMH my jaw dropped...I am so disappointed. What is happening to the best place on Earth?
AMD FirePro W9100 16GB Workstation GPU Put To the Test
I'm always so impressed when AMD manages to compete against Nvidia while AMD is only one tenth the size, they have far less resources to invest back into R&D and yet every generation they show up to the ring with a worthy entry ready for another fight. Both my GPU and CPU are AMD make, I love supporting the underdog.
Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky
While I'm not really looking forward to this game specifically, I am glad to witness procedural content generation technologies advance as they have. From TES: Oblivion's foliage to Starforge's infinite terrain demo, things are becoming very interesting.
Wolfenstein: The New Order Launches
Personally I'm just annoyed that as far as I can tell there are no swastikas or historically accurate insignia's in this game. For me, every time I see that emblem they've opted to use instead it will destroy my immersion. After all, I'm meant to be fighting Nazis.
Australian Law Enforcement Pushes Against Encryption, Advocates Data Retention
Malcolm Turnbull is a bloody inept cunt!!
Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base
Also if the Russians want the moon they're going to have to barter for it back off Lord British :) Lunokhod 2
Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base
This is an opportunity for Russia to develop improved rocket technology, I would love to see them using a hydrogen-nuclear engine or even something like project Orion to achieve this. That would really blow smoke in the yanks faces.
Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover
I'd like to quote the opening introduction to a book by Richard Feynman I've just started reading called 'There's plenty of room left at the bottom" that seems relevant;
"I imagine experimental physicists must often look with envy at men like Kamerlingh Onnes, who discovered a field like low temperature physics, which seems to be bottomless and in which one can go down and down. Such a man is then a leader and has some temporary monopoly in a scientific adventure. Percy Bridgeman, in designing a way to obtain higher temperatures, opened up another new field and was able to move into it and to lead us all along. The development of ever higher vacuum was a continuing development of the same kind. I would like to describe a field, in which little has been done, but in which an enormous amount can be done in principle. This field is not quite the same as others in that it will not tell us much of the fundamental physics (in the sense of, "What are the strange particles?") but it is more like a solid-state physics in the sense that it might tell us much of great interest about the strange phenomena that occur in complex situations. Furthermore, a point that is more important is that it would have enormous number of technical applications. What I want to talk about is the problem of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale."
Nanotechnology! The very notion that we're running out of Science to do is utterly ridiculous. Due to the nature of scientific revolutions involving paradigm shifts in understanding there are no doubt many 'easy' things still left to discover that have been hiding right under our noses all along and all it takes is another Einstein coming along to shake things up.
Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?
I've read this whole thread. And as an Aussie sitting idly by watching my own government take after the US in all the ways that matter, confronted by the bickering and infighting on display here I'm concerned. It's getting more desperate everywhere, in the past there were many philosophical & political hard points that users could rally around on this site. One example being the Open Source movement having made for itself a soft-spot in the hearts and minds of many a nerd/geek. Slashdot has never been a sanctuary for M$/Apple zealots and so we could agree on much.
But politically? Eh, seems to me we're more fractured than I've ever seen before because things have gotten so bad in post 9/11 America.
Confirmed: Earth's Oldest Rock In Australia
I figure they cut the crystals open and counted the rings, all 4.374 billion of them.
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Way to demonstrate an inability or perhaps unwillingness to truly listen to us or address any of our concerns, your community.
Only answer the easy questions, that'll endear us to you.
Fuck you. Seriously, fuck you pathetic drones. Do you even read your own site? /. is selling out.
~ slashdotter of over 6 years
Soviet Union Spent $1 Billion On "Psychotronic" Arms Race With the US
What baffles me is that while the existence of an arms race between the USSR and the United States during the cold war is common knowledge a lot of people seem to think the 'race' is now over and that intelligence agencies such as the C.I.A don't continue their infamous work.
Moore's Law Blowout Sale Is Ending, Says Broadcom CTO
I think I'll stick with the leading predictions made by people such as Kurzweil over the chief tech officer at broadcom
Warner Bros. Admits To Issuing Bogus Takedowns
Is anybody honestly surprised at this point?
Weaponized Robots Could Take Point In Future Military Ops
I was eyes wide reading the list of companies involved in this story, alas no Boston Dynamics with their prestigious DARPA funding.
Let me know when they've put a gun in Petman's http://tinyurl.com/3ombduo hands and have him on the battle field.
Senators Push To Preserve NSA Phone Surveillance
Are they daring us to stand up to them? Or do they live in such a bubble that they think the American people will take their abuse forever?
I confess that I too live in that bubble where I think you Americans will take the abuse forever
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