World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old
> He's 5, what else would he be doing with his time?
Obviously, starting to build his own P0rn-Empire!!
Microsoft Aims To Offer Windows 10 Upgrades For All Windows Phone 8 Lumias
Unless they offer the upgrade for free that will not really help their market share that much,....
Researchers Forecast the Spread of Diseases Using Wikipedia
wondering when they start to try to predict diseases (or may be pc sales) from /. posts
Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?
is there an easy way to check if the static ip one has is flagged as static`or dynamic?
Scientists Discover a Virus That Changes the Brain To "Make Humans More Stupid"
is there also a virus that boosts brain power?
If not, they should go find one. :D
NASA Pondering $1.5 Million Stratospheric Airship Competition
> High Altitude Platform Stations
> STRATXX's 'High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) technology allows payload equipment to be lifted and maintained in the environment prevailing at high altitudes > (low temperature, low air density, high radiation). The concept combines modules that are relatively inexpensive to produce, assemble and operate.
> The X-Station is unique due to its innovative design, rapid deployment-redeployment characteristics, upgradeability and modular design. The technology is packaged in a simple, modular and upgradeable product range. By using emission free propulsion systems, there is minimal environmental impact. Furthermore, its perfect line-of-sight minimises electro-smog at ground level.
> The X-Station will be made from super-strength and super-light materials. With this novel technology developed by STRATXX our clients can communicate with a fixed "on station" platform 21 kilometres above the Earth.
doesn't sound too bad, but it's not build in the U.S.A. (not sure if this is a plus)
Jedi-ism Becomes a Serious Religion
390,127 Brits declared their religion as Jediism
at least 2,000 of them are "genuine,"
doesn't the difference seem a bit high ?
If they assume that roughly 0.5% of the answers are genuine, I wonder what they think about other statements from that census.
If you have to assume that less than a percent of the answers are genuine the whole thing doesn't really seem to be worth the effort.
(or the goal of the census was quite a different one than one would suspect)
Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?
Sounds more like a question for a support forum than for slashdot,...
It's Not Just How Smart You Are: Curiosity Is Key To Learning
Isn't this some of those things that kind of is a 'given' ?
Curiosity leads to motivation, stuff you do in an unmotivated or bored state never come out well and (thankfully) will not be remembered.
Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow
This is a nice thing in the long run (once 3D printers are more widely spread, better and cheaper), but in the short run this will probably cause more trouble than it is worth.
Thinking about a younger person, like my son, who might scan some of his toys,gimmicks,... and post those scans somewhere and about some lawyer suing because he violated some laws he wasn't really aware of.
-> once 3D printers are more wide-spread the fun really starts :)
Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives
A Kiosk-like system sounds like the best solution. (no matter if it's based on linux/windows/mac/...)
Researchers Working On Crystallizing Light
of the power cubes from the old transformer series *gig*
Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion
one could translate the page,... (chinese -> english translation by google isn't that bad)
How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms
I conquered school (and university) without having a graphical calculator. And yes, I'm one of those who still knows how to calculate stuff in their head and work with fractions, integrals,.. on a normal piece of paper.
+ I too agree 150 $ for a school calculator is way too high, but I don't really see the point why a graphic calculator is really needed to begin with.
Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners
to me all smart-phones basically look the same :)
Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink
How stable is that foam and how good will it conduct heat once it gets squished by my cat/children/me accidentally putting a bottle/glas on it?
-> without some kind of protection cage this seems kind of a bad idea,..
Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims
.. and not just the batteries of the electronic devices I use. ;)
Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data
I bet 90% of all small businesses still have no real clue data security and about the amount of data their printers, cash registers,.. still contain.
Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand
.. two dildos, then two additional fingers, so may be it will be a great thing in the sex toy industry
Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0
so donating 60k isn't really much,..
Selur hasn't submitted any stories.
Selur has no journal entries.