Google Is Backing a New $300 Million High-Speed Internet Trans-Pacific Cable
That sounds great, but what happens when Google obtains monopoly status in your area?
A quick internet search indicated that there will be no problems, and that we shouldn't worry at all about this. I was then given a link to a free game download. BBL.
Ancient Worms May Have Saved Life On Earth
scientists say, these creatures kept oxygen concentrations at just the right level to allow animals and other complex life to evolve.
And they've regretted it ever since.
Hotel Charges Guests $500 For Bad Online Reviews
Say you had a legit bad experience there- so you wait the week or so until they return your deposit to unleash your torrent of critical reviews, or start burning through the deposit while you're still there.
If your experience there was so bad that you can't wait a week to post the review you should probably be talking to a lawyer first anyway.
China Confirms New Generation of ICBM
This missile development effort has been known of since forever. Pictures of the TEL has even showed up.
So is it based on stolen U.S. designs, or stolen Russian designs?
The Army Is 3D Printing Warheads
The normal shells weren't penetrating the armour of the German ships, but the concrete filled training shells were punching right through, dealing surprisingly heavy damage.
That's because in their training the Germans were only exposed to abstract shells.
Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)
where will they hide their faces then?
Probably in another pizza.
Cable Companies Duped Community Groups Into Fighting Net Neutrality
I had to check if my HOA had been duped too, because this is just the type of thing they would do. They're not on the list, but if anyone else is interested they should check the list themselves to see if any groups they're members of are on it.
Britain Gets National .uk Web Address
As a graduate of the U of I (no, not that one, the other- no not that one either. The good one. No, not that good one. Nevermind...) I can sympathize with the confusion aspect of this (although at least we keep our letters in the right order).
NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin
Many of those systems have no (or minimal) idle time. Also, this misuse caused them to consume more power, and increased the wear on the systems components. There was a real impact from this. The $150k indicates a lot of cpu time was consumed for this, but TFA doesn't indicate how much- certainly more than would have been 'spare time'.
Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery
That's a small detail. If it can use tap water, it can also use water from the condenser coil or filtered rainwater collection. Or they could just add a small reservoir (similar to the windshield wiper fluid reservoir) which gets topped off when they change the battery.
Or they could just fill it up with the "amazing, mileage extending super water" which would be sure to hit the shelves soon after these batteries are released.
How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets
We'll need a follow up to see if they change the markings back in a year.
They'll probably just find other locations to 'fix' the markings on next month, and probably warn the ticket writers not to make it so obvious.
I'm surprised they haven't started disguising fire hydrants as newspaper boxes or trash cans, in order to increase revenue.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion
Their hang time should increase dramatically...
Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration
You're forgetting that many people can not be immunized- babies, some elderly, people with compromised immune systems, people with other conditions. etc. These are the people who are most threatened. This threat is in addition to those mentioned in the other comments about mutations, and vaccinations not being 100% effective.
Iran Court Summons Mark Zuckerberg For Facebook Privacy Violations
He should say that he'll fly over as soon as they send one of their Iranian stealth fighter jets to pick him up.
The Brakes That Stop a 1,000 MPH Bloodhound SSC
I heard that they were actually mortarfied with the results...
Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?
the house is alarmed, but much to my annoyance it isn't always set when people go out for any length of time.
Shock therapy ought to solve this.
You just have to remember to shock them right after they fail to set the alarm, or they won't make the connection between the unwanted behavior and the punishment.
Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?
Adding an additional emergency brake as described would not help, as it would remove equivalent braking potential from the wheels by removing downward force from them. There might be minimal advantage if the e-brake had a higher coefficient of friction, but not likely to be significant.
FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate
Who should we really be labeling insane here, the man trying to make things safer around him, or society who feels they can text, talk, and drive while attempting to control a ton of steel down the freeway at 80MPH?
Your question is phrased poorly, as those are not exclusive options. The answer is that both are idiots*. The first for thinking that a jammer is an effective and appropriate method for increasing safety, the second for disregarding the safety of themselves, their passengers, and those in cars around them.
* insane may not be the appropriate word here, calling people who drive and text insane is an insult to genuinely insane people.
Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan
Do the robots welcome their new human overlords?
$250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack
We should worry about where bad events could happen.
How much we should worry depends on the probability and the scale of the impact of the bad event.
Tae Bo workout sent skyscraper shaking
MiniMike (234881) writes "According to CNN:
Seventeen people performing a vigorous Tae Bo workout caused tremors that forced the evacuation of a South Korean skyscraper earlier this month, the building's owners say.
Scientists recreated the event in the 12th floor gym, according to a report in the Korea Times.
I don't know which is scarier, that they made such a flimsy skyscraper, or the sight of 17 scientists doing a Tae Bo workout. Hopefully they're better at it than the scientists I've seen in the gym (note that IAAS)."
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Mugging Victim Tracks Suspects Via IPhone's GPS
MiniMike (234881) writes "According to The Pittsburgh Channel:
A CMU student who was mugged on a street in Shadyside helped Pittsburgh police catch the suspects using his iPhone....
He got on his computer and tracked his iPhone using its global positioning satellite chip. The feature allows users to pinpoint the location of their phone if it's ever lost or stolen.
Police officers tracked the three suspects to an Eat N' Park in North Versailles, where police arrested the men.
No word if the student was given the option to have his iPhone explode while the muggers were using it."
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