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Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

Rashdot Satellite images (147 comments)

In the weeks after the plane went missing I've spent hours looking at satellite images at tomnod.com, but later found out they were supplying images of the wrong areas. They were based on unreliable eye witness accounts of people who had claimed to have seen the plane.

I was annoyed that they kept wasting my time, even after it became clear that those witnesses couldn't have seen MH370 at all. But I would still invest time if they would supply significant images, of the area and during the time where it's most likely been. It's still possible that MH370 was photographed while it was still in the air.


How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

Rashdot Re:Editors schmeditors (185 comments)

That sentence has a 100% increase in has.

4 days ago

European Parliament Considers Sharing Passenger Information By Default

Rashdot Re:Credit Cards? (58 comments)

The requirement for credit card information can only have come from American influence. Because credit cards are hardly ever used in Europe, that proposed law even sounds silly to me because of that.

about two weeks ago

Scientists Discover a Virus That Changes the Brain To "Make Humans More Stupid"

Rashdot Yesterday (275 comments)

Yesterday I went swimming in a pond but now I can't fin.. Oh look, a tweet.

about three weeks ago

Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function

Rashdot Doc? (150 comments)

Emmet Brown, is that you?

about a month ago

Help a Journalist With An NFC Chip Implant Violate His Own Privacy and Security

Rashdot Re:What his wife thinks (142 comments)

Maybe his wife has a chip on her shoulder.

about a month ago

The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Rashdot Re:Holy fucking wrong (571 comments)

E.G People in Canada don't have roads.

You've misspelled "e.g.".

about a month ago

The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users

Rashdot Re:Highly illegal (180 comments)

Maybe not. Has anyone carefully inspected their EULA?

about a month and a half ago

NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

Rashdot Re:Thermal capacity of rock? (295 comments)

Call me naive too, but I'm not convinced that there's a net downward movement of energy in the oceans. I'd say that the seabed overall is probably warmer than the cold water directly above it, so there should be a resulting upward transfer of energy.

about 1 month ago

NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Rashdot Re:Help. I am trapped On Beta (185 comments)


That, and make sure their cookies don't get deleted.

about 2 months ago

MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Untethered

Rashdot Re:Implementation Fail (90 comments)

So they should rename it to cheatah?

about 2 months ago

Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 58

Rashdot Re:I only he had known (40 comments)

He kicked the bucket, maybe he didn't follow the ice water chain letter instructions.

about 3 months ago

Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

Rashdot Re:Flip the switch (247 comments)

Bearded man:

"note to self: make subjects more clueless next run. Or make less clues."

about 3 months ago

Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Rashdot Re:Why do they want us to see it anyway? (300 comments)

What I don't get is how they can justify using modern technology like internet, and modern arms and explosives, while they claim to want to live a 'purified' life like people who lived more than a thousand years ago. Their life is a lie, but alas they're too illogical to understand that.

about 3 months ago

Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

Rashdot Re:Math wrong by one order of magnitude ... (155 comments)

Oh good. I was thinking how hard that job must be, but every 0.0864 seconds is a lot easier then every 0.00864.

about 3 months ago



Pixar gives away RenderMan software for free

Rashdot Rashdot writes  |  about 6 months ago

Rashdot (845549) writes "As a further commitment to the advancement of open standards and practices, Pixar is announcing that,in conjunction with the upcoming release, free non-commercial licenses of RenderMan will be made available without any functional limitations, watermarking, or time restrictions. Non-commercial RenderMan will be freely available for students, institutions, researchers, developers, and for personal use. Those interested in exploring RenderMan’s new capabilities are invited to register in advance on the RenderMan website to access a free license for download upon release."
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