The New PHP
I would say even more. Any language has its weaknesses. Even Great English Language. For example, a tower dispatcher says to pilot: "Turn left. Right now!"
Inside Chris Anderson's Open-Source Drone Factory
GoPro camera is a wrong choice for the UAV. It has a display. But at the UAV there is nobody to look at this display during the flight.
Still a display adds to the weight. And the weight of the UAV is crucial for flying inside the city. If UAV weighs 100 - 150 grams then it is safe, if 1000 - 1500 grams flying is extremely unsafe for people and property on the ground.
A new ultralight HD, wide angel camera is needed for UAVs. Then they could be used inside the city for mapping, surveying, etc.
EU Parliament Rejects Asylum For Snowden
I would suggest an international conference of the USA, UK, Sweden and Russia on Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Sarah Harisson, and Bradley Manning.
The best solution would be to send them to live to the North-Eastern Siberia, to Yakutsk or Krasnoyarsk regions, for, say, 10 years. During imperial period such an exile was a punishment in itself. At the same time they would be safe and free. The climate is very cold, but healthy and beautiful. It is another world. Everybody is happy.
Life itself suggests it. Edward Snowden is already almost there. They could work there as school teachers of English language and literature, and IT education.
After ten years emotions would calm down and the situation will be more clear.
DDoS Larger Than the Spamhaus Attack Strikes US and Europe
NSA and GCHQ when you need them?
Windows 8.1 Passes Windows Vista In Market Share
I do not like 8.1. Probably they are trying to innovate but the result is a confusing jerky interface.
EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020
The WHO published the 2013 statistics of deaths in traffic accidents: http://www.who.int/violence_in...
1.24 million people were killed in traffic accident the last year, times more badly injured.
These are the figures consistent with the WW, but this time it is going on on the roads. A car is the main source of deadly traffic accidents.
If not this measure, but something must be done.
Target Credit Card Data Was Sent To a Server In Russia
To Russia, of course. Where else? The end of an investigation. Very convenient.
Reality is usually more complicated.
The New York Times Pushes For Clemency For Snowden
What about Julian Assange and Bradley Manning? Perhaps these two also should be let go to Russia?
Like in Dostoyevsky's "Crime and punishment" to Siberia? There will be a grand bridge construction project near Yakutsk, here: http://osm.org/go/8_ABot--
The English language and IT teachers are badly needed at schools there. The nature is harsh, -37 C now, but magnificent. What a waste to keep those two young bright men locked up.
Panoramic Picture Taken By China's Moon Lander
Scientists do not understand that people want to see a nice quality inspiring images from Lune, from Mars, etc. They are not interested in X-ray diagrams, or geological survey results.
Still it is people who pay for these flights. I am sure it is doable to shoot good JPG files on Mars or Lune. And instead we get blurry low resolution images.
I read that an engineer had to buy a photo camera for Mars rover with his own money. Otherwise we would not see any pictures at all.
I think the best photo & video camera is the first, the most important device to place on a rover. And to send to the people of Earth the quality images the first minute after landing.
And not broken panoramas, but a nice even high resolution panorama. There is open source software called Hugin to make nice panoramas.
Tech Leaders Push Back Against Obama's Efforts To Divert Discussion From NSA
The NSA surveillance is the serious damaging problem for business. And not only for the US companies. The usage of the cloud SaS, say, the Google Apps for Business could be very profitable for a company, but the internal opposition is bringing in the data security issue. The say, - first the company data gets into hands of a rogue government official, then later it could be sold to a competitor.
However, moving data centers to patriarchal countries could be even worse. The data centers would be periodically stopped by government officials to check sanitary conditions (as a pretext).
All the servers could be taken out by trucks to check for an illegal content. The employees of the data centers would be hired via nepotism system, so up-time would be not great.
The US officials are not perfect, but at least they could be called reasonable. In patriarchal societies the cloud computing model, the data centers, would not work at all. We would be obliged to switch to the silos model of desktop documents once again.
Ford Self-Driving R&D Car Tells Small Animal From Paper Bag At 200 Ft.
Secret New UAS Shows Stealth, Efficiency Advances
ultralight drone (0.7 kg) for aerial orthorectfied imagery. Ten square kilometers of imagery per 45 minutes flight.
Skype Is Evaluating Adding Typing Suppression Feature
And mouses too.
Ninth Anniversary of Firefox 1.0 Release
What is an alternative to a random person? A well-organized corporation? Then we would be still stuck with IE4.
Learning to write code, specifically to write extensions is a good investment.
Firefox is my favorite browser, and I would like to thank the Firefox team and congratulate with the ninth anniversary.
NSA Broke Into Links Between Google, Yahoo Datacenters
I would not agree with that. There was a medical tent with highly experienced medical professionals near the finish line. Otherwise the number of killed would be much more.
Nevertheless, I would agree that more people are killed in Boston in traffic accidents. And nobody really cares about it. Like installing speed control in the cars.
Telegraph Contributor Says Coding Is For Exceptionally Dull Weirdos
A driver studies how car works, what to do in emergency, how to provide first aide, etc. Theoretically it is possible to drive without such a knowledge, but a professional driver does need it,
Telegraph Contributor Says Coding Is For Exceptionally Dull Weirdos
as it understood all over the flying round rock.
Germany: We Think NSA May Have Tapped Chancellor Merkel's Cell Phone
It is everywhere. It all started with J. Stalin listening to phone-calls in Kremlin, in 20s. Nowadays all non-eavesdropping political forces died out due to natural selection.
Ask Slashdot: Why Isn't There More Public Outrage About NSA Revelations?
I remember living in the USSR. It seemed that it would last for at least a thousand of years. Elections were won by 99% of votes, after all.
But if something is wrong, as it certainly was with the governance in the USSR, it will surface sooner or later. Even if at first people are scared and vote 99%.
Hillary Clinton: "We Need To Talk Sensibly About Spying"
1. international sensible conversation with resulting international agreements. It is not only an US problem.
2. an immunity to E.Snowden so that he can return home and participate in the conversation.
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