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Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

Old Aylesburian Re:He was one of a team (546 comments)

Wrong. He was *in* your team, but not *of* your team.

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

Old Aylesburian Numbers (142 comments)

40 people will keep a better watch than one. Consider: 40 total with one asleep leaves 39 active lookouts. One person, asleep, leaves zero.

about two weeks ago
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Robot Dramas: Autonomous Machines In the Limelight On Stage and In Society

Old Aylesburian Darfsteller (31 comments)

A must read: The Darfsteller by Walter M Miller Jr. Tells of an aging ex-actor in an age of robotic performers who gets to play one last time when a key 'character' breaks down.

about a month and a half ago
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UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

Old Aylesburian Safety (190 comments)

Just needs a requirement for a man to walk ahead carrying a red flag.

about 3 months ago
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On 4th of July:

Old Aylesburian Re:Hello Americans (340 comments)

But you sure seem to care about our websites, like this one. And the internet in general. You know, the one we created.

Using the html invented by a Brit, right?

about 4 months ago
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Zenimax Accuses John Carmack of Stealing VR Tech

Old Aylesburian Underhand Behaviour (148 comments)

This smacks of a sneaky way to enforce a 'non competition' clause in an employees contract. Fortunately, in the UK, these are seen as a constraint on trade and are generally unenforceable.

about 6 months ago
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American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries

Old Aylesburian Sigh (226 comments)

Yet another example of attempted USA extraterritorialism.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Books for a Comp Sci Graduate Student?

Old Aylesburian Pascal User Manual And Report (247 comments)

Wirth's classic, more for the style than the content.

about 6 months ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

Old Aylesburian EPOC (272 comments)

I am still using my EPOC based pocket computer. It's called a Psion.

about 6 months ago
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At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...

Old Aylesburian Telecommuter (177 comments)

I work from home, you insensitive clod!

about 8 months ago
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Making Robots Mimic the Human Hand

Old Aylesburian Wheelbarrow (43 comments)

ISTM that changing an offside tyre on a busy motorway is probably more dangerous than defusing a bomb.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows RT Jailbroken To Run Third-Party Desktop Apps

Old Aylesburian Developing Applications (178 comments)

Am I missing something here? How can anyone develop new applications for Windows RT and test run them?

about 2 years ago

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