Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene
My skin cream is not only anti-aging, but it can also be used to power my home cold fusion power generators!
The next version will also be able to do teleportation via quantum entanglement.
I challenge any Slashdotter to come up with a better product than that!
The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain
And academic leftists wonder why Communism collapsed...
The former East Germany (DDR), was proof that the Communist system sucks.
If you take a nation full of Germans, and manage to make a poor country out of it . . . the system sucks!
Until I can use it to print appropriately rubbery silicone materials...
I was thinking more of printing a Cherry 2000: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...
This is definitely Slashdot "Nudes for nerds, Shit that splatters". In the end the anti-hero decides for the real woman, and not the "perfect" woman robot.
If you are a real geek, watch this film together with your girlfriend over the holidays.
Oh, I think there might be a contradiction in the last sentence . . .
Attorney General Won't Force New York Times Reporter To Reveal Source
My biggest fear is that Iran attacks us with nuclear weapons.... and the POTUS surrenders.
If that happened . . . Obama's crew would blame it on Bush and the CIA.
I am really seriously wondering about what his strategy is right now. He seems to be burning bridges, and pushing both Democrats and Republicans further apart from each other. I used to think that Hilary Clinton was the shoo-in candidate to be the next President of the US.
Now, I am not so sure. Obama seems to want to leave her with a scorched Earth policy to deal with.
Sony Reportedly Is Using Cyber-Attacks To Keep Leaked Files From Spreading
Corporate sponsored hacking is frowned upon. Prove me wrong.
If you have the cash, these guys will take care of the job for you: http://www.ibm.com/ibm/files/I...
Single Pixel Camera Takes Images Through Breast Tissue
I just cannot wrap my head around how these single-pixel cameras work.
Well, the camera only has a single pixel . . . but . . . they bounce the light off an "array of digital micro-mirrors". And they re-arrange the "array of digital micro-mirrors" and take a new shot 500 times. So just think of them as just taking 500 random pixels samples from the whole picture, and number crunching it, to smooth it out. Note, this is an over-simplification.
Bonus points if you explain why a chicken breast was involved.
The summary mentioned the "candle in the crotch" crew, but TFA also mentioned that the same method was used to detect breast cancer by so-called Victorian "doctors". I think they were just up to the old "hot wax on the boobs" shenanigans, that is featured in finer Internet porn Web sites these days.
So I guess they will try to tout this as a method for detecting breast cancer. Or that is what they will tell their wives, when they get caught with the neighbors' pubescent Girl Scout Cookie selling daughters with their Girl Scout shirts off.
Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs
Actually, it's well within Google's power to break up the EU. The EU is creaking and buckling at its seams in several places. Google would just need to give it a few gentle pushes in the right directions.
For instance, the UK already has one foot out of the EU with its UKIP anti-EU political party, which is eating away at the UK Tories base on the right. Google just needs to dish up the right stories when people in the UK google. Like, the story about how the EU parliament wants to create an EU standard for breakfast: One cup of muddy coffee, and a mushy half-baked croissant. Baked beans before noon will be banned. Bacon and eggs, as well, since they exploit farm animals: the chicken participated, but the pig was committed. If UK folks are constantly bombarded by stories like that when they google, they will all vote "out" in the upcoming UK-in-the-EU referendum.
The economies of the southern EU countries are basket cases, and the northern countries are sick and tired of working hard and paying exorbitant EU taxes to finance those lazy southern folks, who spend their whole day farting around in cafes drinking tiny cups of coffee. Google could put a few drops of napalm on that fire. First Italy. Google could kill the Pope, and reveal a scandalous relationship between the Catholic Church, the Mafia, and the Italian government, and that the whole Italian economy is really just a Ponzi scheme, and that Italy is bankrupt, and needs a mega-Greek bailout. Google could hire Amanda Knox to take out the Pope. She's tanned, rested and ready.
Google could upset Greece's fragile economic recovery, by posting a false story about the Greeks staging a general strike that paralyzes their country. Oh, wait. They did do that. Let Ms. Palin and I get back to you on Greece.
Spain's economy is also on the ropes. So how can Google finish it off? Hmmm . . . a long time back . . . we had this nasty Spanish Flu. Now we have Ebola. Simple. Google can spread rumors of Spanish Ebola Flu that is carried by visitors from Spain. That ought to shut down Spain's economy really fast.
The backbone of the EU is the uneasy France/Germany alliance. But the French are tired of having to do what Germany tells them to do, and the Germans are tired of paying for the French to take early retirement. So Google could post two other stories. First to pay for French early retirement, German citizens will now be required to continue working after their death. In other words, in Germany, you will be allowed to retire two years after your death. That, to finance the folks in France who retire at 45. The second article will detail that, obviously, the French are not listening and doing what the Germans tell them to do. To assist that, all French households will be required to quarter for free vacationing Germans in France. This will provide an informal mechanism for Germans to tell the French what they think what they need to do at the breakfast table. Float these two stories for a bit, and the Germans and the French will love each other like two cats shaken up in a pillow case. End of EU.
So how can Google rattle the EU relationship with the Scandinavian folks? Hmmm . . . let's start with the Norwegians. They are richer than you or I will ever be. They made butt-loads of cash with North Sea oil. But instead of squandering it away in useless Gulf State building projects, the Norwegians invested all their cash very wisely, so generations from now, the folks in Norway will be enjoying the fruits of those investments. Because they did very well for themselves, this is a perfect opportunity Google to foment envy and greed in other EU countries. Oh, and the Norwegians are kinda sorta weird when it comes to festive meals. While Americans like to stuff a turkey in the oven, the Norwegian version is a wee bit different. They stick a pike in the ground in the backyard, and skewer a sheep's head on it. Then they take a blow torch to the head. Medieval-like. Finished. Dinner is served. The eyeballs supposedly taste really good. I wouldn't know.
Maybe if Google posted disinformation stating that they blow torched a whole live sheep, other EU countries would get squeamish. Or scared to death of the Norwegians.
Now them Swedes, next door, they put rotten fish in soup cans. The gas generated from the purification process swells the can until it takes the form of a grapefruit. But there is a better way to get the rest of the EU folks riled up against the Swedes. Google should feature a poll: "Who has a Billy bookshelf?" Then, the next week: "Who has another fucking Billy bookshelf?" . . . and then: "Who has another god-damned fucking Billy fucking bookshelf?" People in other EU countries will realize how much time that have spent navigating labyrinths of plastic kitchen crap, which nobody wants, because nobody needs. Sweden gets the boot out of the EU for crimes against humanity, and making me look at spaghetti tongs, instead of a football game, on a Saturday afternoon.
So, yeah, Google . . . don't let that EU parliament annoy you: They are over-payed and under-worked. And that's the one semi-serious statement in this post.
Ask Slashdot: Best Drone For $100-$150?
A .22 with birdshot.
That way, you won't hurt anyone or damage anything when you miss.
LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants
We need to educate the people without jobs to fill the ones that exist
You can't educate people beyond their intelligence.
In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars
Wow! And I thought the roadkill here was bad!
Tip the veal, try the waitress . . .
Obama's Immigration Order To Give Tech Industry Some, Leave 'Em Wanting More
Find a partner and make a baby fast! Your child will be automatically a US citizen. That will child will be your ticket to legal residency in a few years, if you want it later.
That was the key to one part of the plan that was announced: If you have a child who is a US citizen, you won't be deported.
CERN Releases LHC Data
However, the nuclear weapon would need an LHC for it to work. Which would be hard to deliver on a plane or missile payload.
Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely
Actually, given that Texas has a lot of space industry in Houston, and high tech industry in Austin, and would benefit from more space exploration . . . that is exactly what I would expect from a Texas representative.
UNSW Has Collected an Estimated $100,000 In Piracy Fines Since 2008
"I think a $640K fine should be enough to gut every student." -- Bill Gates
Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"
I don’t recall seeing boot camps for Electrical Engineers or boot Camps for Medical Doctors.
. . . maybe that would be a good idea? Why do you need to go to a dentist . . . ? All you need is a Black & Decker drill from Lowe's and a can of spacthel . . . right?
My teeth are kinda sorta important to me, and I would like for them to be handled by a professional.
Oh? Computer systems that are handling my money . . . ? Ditto!
Big Talk About Small Samples
I mean, a picture of a black woman or a white woman breast-feeding her baby wouldn't interest me.
A picture of a black woman or a white woman simultaneously breast-feeding both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton would interest me. That would be a hoot and a half.
Quotes from the romp . . .
"I did NOT suckle on that woman!"
"Who said anything about breast milk costing $4 a gallon?"
I've tried to offend both major political parties in the US with this post. I could try to also offend the Libertarians, Greens, or Tea Party folks . . . but there don't seem to be enough breasts to go around!
Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games
Hmm, that might not be a deterrent to sales...
Yep! Porn is rather sexist, and still seems to do very good business on the Internet.
I could imagine that game developers might see this as a challenge . . . who can get the highest sexism score on their games?
Machine Learning Used To Predict Military Suicides
When I look at the world today . . . I see Obama threatening to use dictatorial powers . . . which will cause the Republicans in Congress to shut the government down . . . while ISIS is making a mighty romp . . . and no Muslim countries seemed to be concerned about that . . . Putin, is, while just being Putin.
And, and and more and. I'm trying hard do decide why I am not committing suicide myself.
Oh, I need to teach a class at TU Darmstadt in a couple of weeks, and need to create a presentation. Never mind.
3D Printed Art Smaller Than an Ant's Forehead
Well, I have heard of Hogsheads as a unit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...
But an ant's forehead . . . how many Libraries of Congress or size of Wales is that . . . ?
Maybe they meant "aunt" instead of "ant" . . . ? I don't know about youse guys, but if someone tried to print something in 3D on my aunt's forehead, they would be in for more trouble than they expected . . .
Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph
will the stupid germans pick up their transrapid stuff where they left it now ?
Actually, the cruel joke here is that the German rail drivers have been striking now. Which is an important lesson . . . if a train *can* go that fast . . . it doesn't mean anything if something else prevents it from doing that.
Also, serious info for serious Slashdotters here . . . the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, has a PhD in Physics. Can any other country boast a top political leader who has a STEM leader . . . ?
She has a tough job . . . a scientist turned politician! But that is the message here . . . it is not about technology, but politics.