One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects
You don't need a minicomputer to call 911. You don't need a minicomputer to text your wife that you're running late. You might be surprised what a smartphone is useful for though.
I don't know if you need a minicomputer for that, but you definitively don't want to lug one around, since it's much bigger than a microcomputer, which is already much bigger than a smartphone.
Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?
To be a great programmer, you need to write code that reads like English.
So what's you're telling us is that we should use COBOL? ;-)
Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts
Now, J.J. on the other hand is being made fun of for his "flares" etc, but he actually made us Trekkers be the cool kids for once! Yes, it was not "Star Trek" in the traditional sense, however it was highly enjoyable action sci-fi.
I don't think you can speak for Trekkers if you think Star Trek should be "action sci-fi".
The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge
That's because the Nintendo DS doesn't use cartridges, it's more like a memory card...
Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps
Where's Netflix for my Commodore 64?
Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film
It's not a matter of following canon or not, the problem is it's not following the original intent of it's creator.
But TNG was my favorite series, so we're probably worlds appart in our tastes.
Enjoy the new Trek movies, I won't watch 'em, they're boring.
Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?
I'm still coding in COBOL, you insensitive clod! :-p
Elon Musk Plans To Build Hyperloop Test Track
Want to invest money in something new, consider the Arcology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A..., a place where many can live, work and play, year round with minimal total impact and where people do not feel the need to escape from a regular intervals.
The digital age should give us the opportunity to live anywhere on earth, even in very remote areas, and still be able to do productive work. Not pile ourselves like sardines. If that's the future I don't want to be part of it.
Looks like a prison to me. I would rather die than live in one of these abomination.
Tesla To Produce 'a Few Million' Electric Cars a Year By 2025
Since, for the most part, a Tesla requires far less maintenance than a modern internal combustion car
I don't know where that meme comes from, but on my last 2 cars and my current one (all bought brand new), I've never had a repair done that was related to the engine or transmission.
All problems where electrical (radio, door locks, etc..), brakes (the parking brake was frozen in place) or suspension (links, ball joint).
So appart from the 2 or 3 times a year oil change that's so cheap they can't do more than 2 or 3$ profit on, I don't see where a Tesla could bring in less work for the dealer since it has the same electrical, brakes and suspension components.
Ford Touts Self-driving Car, Launches Global Mobility Experiments
2. They use road space much more efficiently, increasing the carrying capacity by a factor of five.
When you have forced everyone to abandon their regular car and motorcycles... Seriously, this increase in capacity won't be possible until 100% of the vehicles on the road are autonomous. We're talking about at least 30 to 40 years before that happens.
Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Concept Car Is Here
Voice recognition is a joke. 9 times out of 10 my gf's android phone is way off and can't recognize half the words.
And yesterday I tried Youtube's automatic close captionning, on a video with a guy speaking correct american english, in a very quiet room, and it was really funny, as ALL sentences where complete and utter garbage.
Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Concept Car Is Here
I don't know where you live but here in Canada garbage trucks are run by private companies, the contract being awarded by the city to the lowest bidder.
So good luck having those private companies invest in anything else than trucks that are crapped out and barely legal on the road, and the lowest wage they can give to any driver which has a driving permit.
Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector
Can someone explain to me how you can write to Read Only Memory?
Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety
I've been driving for a few decades and have seen many serious injuries and fatalities, but not a single serious injury or corpse in a rear-end crash.
Except when you're on a motorcycle, then you're screwed. That's why I NEVER stop on a yellow when I'm on my bike, I much prefer to get a ticket than to be mowed down by the teenage girl texting while driving her father's SUV.
Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'
Along came guys like Jobs, Wozniak and Gates
And Jack Tramiel...
Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates
I have never had a car not able to maintain a steady 80-85 mph, hill or no hill, even my first car, a 1983 Ford Escort with something like 65hp...
And I've been on the road for 22 years, with 14 different cars. 90% of these cars had small 4cyl engines.
I think the problem is most drivers can't be bothered to maintain their speed on hills, I'm often overtaken by cars going faster than me, and then I pass them on a hill, to be overtaken by them again after the hill, while I'm on cruise control and maintaining my speed +-1mph.
Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030
What if I find driving a relaxing and fun thing to do?
When I get out of the office to go home, why on earth would I want to continue doing office work???
I'm most interested in robots that will...
Great idea, but how do you plan on doing those things while wearing your seat belt?
A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin
higher quality of life??? in the city???
NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option For Mars Mission
So we just don't have to take a trip to anywhere now?
And it's not an argument against sending robot, it makes a lot of sense from a science point of view and I'm all for it.
But it's boring as hell. Last January I went to Paris for the first time, and let me tell you that it's way different than looking at beautiful pictures and exploring via Google Street View.
I would love to be able to go to the Moon or Mars someday... not that I think it will come to be in my lifetime sadly.
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