top An Open Source Flat Pack Robot Arm That's As Easy To Build As Ikea Furniture
download an arm?
top Sony: 'The Interview' Will Have a Limited Theatrical Release
To bad most of our drive in theaters are gone. I am thinking it would be harder to attack a drive in theater.
Totally. What terrorist activity could someone possibly perform while driving a car into a crowded area?
top An Automated Cat Litter Box With DRM
"Share and enjoy!" *sproing*
top Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft
Well, this is just a guess, but maybe Notch kind of likes beautiful, elaborate structures and will derive great pleasure from living in such a place.
top North Korean Internet Is Down
And from the smoking ruins, Sony emerged triumphant, ruler of this brave new world.
top TSA Has Record-Breaking Haul In 2014: Guns, Cannons, and Swords
Please. I'd just download one.
top Quantum Physics Just Got Less Complicated
Of course! This clears up everything! Now I understand quantum physics completely!
top Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'
I believe that even as we speak, they're busy putting together a massive 'Bun Kittens' advertising campaign.
top Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower
It was threats of violence that canceled the movie. Saying coding had anything to do with it is like saying you should be able to patent something that people have been doing for ages, because
your implementation is 'on the internet'.
top "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too
Actually, it was Paramount that pulled Team America.
top "Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too
They're computer crackers. What are they going to do? Why all the fear?
There's always been fear about the 'evil hackers' and the terrible, magical things they can do. From Wikipedia:
Mitnick served five years in prison--four and a half years pre-trial and eight months in solitary confinement--because, according to Mitnick, law enforcement officials convinced a judge that he had the ability to "start a nuclear war by whistling into a pay phone", meaning that law enforcement told the judge that he could somehow dial into the NORAD modem via a payphone from prison and communicate with the modem by whistling to launch nuclear missiles.
top At 40, a person is ...
At first I was going to complain about the need to further label, categorize, and qualify people. Then I thought, ok, it's a poll and they want to find out what our opinion is, which is fair enough, but why ask something about something like that? It's not very interesting, it has no real relevance to tech or nerds...
And then I realized there is a way our answers could be interesting to the people running the site--demographics and marketing. Should the ads and tone of this site be aimed toward a younger crowd who thinks 40 is over the hill? Should they cater to an older, more established audience? Maybe they should market to people who expect to live fast and die young.
Am I being overly cynical and just imagining things? Is the question of what people on this site think about the age 40 actually interesting and relevant in some way that I'm missing? Or do other people think this is a play to get some free demographics data?
top Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
To hear Sony explain to its shareholders how spending tens of millions of dollars to produce and millions more to promote a movie that they now have no plans to release is a good thing.
"It's win-win. We avoid the risk of bad publicity from someone blowing up a theatre showing the movie, and with all the attention from the threat combined with the fact that it can't be seen in theatres, home media sales will be through the roof! People will be lining up to buy the movie that was 'too dangerous to be shown in theatres' while thumbing their noses at the terrorists who don't want them to see it."
top Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG
There are far beer trickier images now. There are far beer images it's easy to get hold of that are much harsher in those regards.
Um... would you like a beer, perchance?
top Microsoft Rolls Out Robot Security Guards
Daleks nothing, those look more like the turrets from Portal to me.
Pleeeease let someone at Microsoft load the turret voices onto them.
top UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online
I'm pretty sure that if you modify, sign, and return a contract that was given to you, you need to get explicit approval of the changes (generally by having the other party initial them) for them to be binding.
top Group Tries To Open Source Seeds
Second, a rising tide raises all boats if you let it.
If you let it. I think the people in this project are concerned about corporations suing the neighbors who 'illegally use' their patented seeds.
top Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games
I think it's a pretty good test to use as a guideline, actually--when used appropriately, just like any other tool. First, it obviously can't be used with movies with a tiny cast or one that is constrained for important plot reasons. Is the movie about life inside a male prison or a true event where a plane with 10 men as passengers crashed? Then the test shouldn't be used. If there's very little dialog at all, the test probably doesn't fit either.
But what if the movie doesn't fall into any of those--if it's a movie with a large cast with lots of people talking? What if all the dialog is with men or about them, with no compelling plot reason for it? Does that send a message? Is that a message you want to subject yourself to?
That's up to you, of course. As is whether the movie in question fails the test but has a valid reason. Only an idiot would suggest that this test--which originally appeared as part of a conversation between two characters in a comic strip--should determine whether a movie can be released, though.
top US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System
In the live demonstration, the "gunman" entered the school armed with an assault rifle, opening fire with dummy rounds first in the school library then rampaging through hallways and classrooms. But he had only a few minutes to wreak havoc.
So, for the low cost of $20k-$100k multiplied by the number of schools this is installed in, we can limit a gunman with an assault rifle to
only a few minutes of rampaging. While it's true that with many problems, mitigation can be very valuable even if a complete solution can't be found, I can't say that allowing someone minutes to mow down children with an assault rifle is all that much mitigation, especially for the cost to implement it. about a month and a half ago
top I'm most interested in robots that will...
What? No 'date me' option?
Not that I'm saying that would be my answer...
about a month and a half ago
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