Silicon Brains That Think As Fast As a Fly Can Smell
What's with the syntactically ambiguous title?
Silicon Brains That Think As Fast As (a Fly Can Smell)
Silicon Brains That (Think As Fast As a Fly) Can Smell
And are those flies time flies or fruit flies??
Microsoft Kinect 2.0 Specifications Leak, Includes Support For USB 3.0
In it's defense, the whole segment about open or closed palm might be just journalistic interpretation of some "leaked" data.
I'm very confident they will have full hand pose estimation with joint rotation tracking. I'm currently doing my thesis on this topic and I can easily envision MSRC achieving this goal with their man power, computing power and the new Kinect 2 sensor (the old one is extremely noisy).
Astronomers Catch Asteroid In Near-Miss Video
Radius is the single, radii is the plural. When it's only one, we use the singular.
1 kilometer, 1 liter, 1 metric fuckton. Or as people use across the pond, 1 miles, 1 gallon, 1 imperial fuckton.
You don't say 1 kilometers, 1 liters and you don't say 1 radii either.
Hence, it's 1 radius.
Vermont Bans Fracking
In a surprise move, Vermont also banned toasters, leaving people baffled.
Scientists Create World's Smallest Steam Engine
It has already been done before.
Cancer Cured By HIV
Don't you just love how much stuff the guy got wrong in the summary?
It reminds me about a joke I hear once in a while:
In Soviet Russia, one day the radio announces "Today, the president won a car."
The next day, they say "Some facts may have been erroneous yesterday. It was not the president who won the car, but a teenager from Sankt Petersburg. And it wasn't a car but a bike. And he didn't win it, it was stolen from him."
So the summary basically said:
"Cancer cured by injecting patients with HIV".
Only it isn't normal HIV, it's modified, harmless HIV.
And it didn't actually cure cancer, but 70% of the tissue.
And it wasn't injected in the patients, but into some of their blood cells.
Senior Citizens Lining Up to Tackle Fukushima
"I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live. Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer."
Isn't the "time to cancer" a function of both exposure AND age? It would seem sensible that the senior citizens' cells are already damaged by old age, so exposure to radiation would have a head start as opposed to a 20 year old.
IANARH (I am not anything relevant here) so I'm really curious about this question.
Robots 'Evolve' Altruism
Lets wait for them to evolve atheism. That will be fun.
Trying To Lure Suckers, Company Resells Open Source Blender
IllusionMage is proudly part of the Open Source movement. Open Source software gives you more flexibility in regards to how and where you can use the software. Main program is based on Blender and released as an open source GNU license. As a note please be aware that IllusionMage is a trademark and although this code is released under a generous open license the name and logo are not.
Please note the game, some content and images has been released under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991 .
Source code of these content and files is available to be downloaded from here.
As per the license agreement, please note that there is no warranty for the program, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Except when otherwise stated in writing the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the program “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.
GNU/Linux and Enlightenment Running On a Fridge
There. You are a sandwich.
Credit Cards That Think They Are Gadgets
I wonder how long it'll be until somebody builds onboard biometrics into one of these things.
Screw that, I'm waiting for these guys to port Quake to a credit card.
Wikipedia Explains Today's Global Outage
Guess it resolved to a chimp?
Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments
Don't you mean you're" going to ytrewq some bitches foreheads"?
How Do You Greet an Extraterrestrial?
What's all this talk about finding intelligent lifeforms "beyond Earth". Shouldn't we really make an effort to find intelligence life on Earth first?
China's First Mars Probe Ready To Launch
If it's going to Moskow for testing, it's not fucking ready to launch now is it?
Slashdot editors: Read the damn summary at least!
New Display Keeps an Eye On the Viewer
I bet most of the researchers came from Soviet Russia.
Sun Puts Data Center Through 6.7 Earthquake
I think the link in the article has been slashdotted.
Did Bat Hitch a Ride To Space On Discovery?
I say stick a caption on him and call him the lolbat.