Low-Cost Morphing Robotic Hands Could Revolutionize Blue-Collar Bionics
works from northern europe .
How To Lose $172,222 a Second For 45 Minutes
>> so it would have cost them almost nothing to have me do it.
Another way to look at this is the lost opportunity of 19 000 bean$ contract. THAT would had been very efficient for you
Testing an Ad-Free Microtransaction Utopia
Yep : "Slashdot users" versus "Slashdot consumers"
The Biochemistry of Searching the Internet
Was this web page written by evil crackers ? Why is my beloved Mac writing files called /Users/Downloads-1-1, Downloads-1-2 ??? This freaks me out, because I've been told there are NO VIRUSES FOR MAC !!!
Seriously, there is a fresh discussion in Apple forums, http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2113155&tstart=0&start=0.
This is a (sad thing) pow 2 : Mac vulnerabilities , coming from Slashdot
RAID Trust Issues — Windows Or a Cheap Controller?
Actually RAID1 is quite good for reading data: it minimizes seek time . Of course, it works fine as long as there are not many writes. For example think analytic databases, cubes, etc. Those are not written to in real time (like the more common transactional databases)
Linux patch to circumvent Microsoft's FAT patent
Wonder if keeping only a short name and a long name won't break backwards compatibility. For example if the volume is mounted on Linux, written to, and plugged into a Windows box .Or another device, implementing another subset of the undocumented FAT
Virtualbox 3.0 Announces OpenGL/Direct3D Support
I've been using VirtualBox to run some closed source software on my laptop. With WmWare, it barely worked. with VirtualBox, I was even able to make a cluster between the apps between the two virtual OSes (on same laptop), with decent performance. Setting up the network needed some tinkering, but after that it worked like a charm. Great piece of software ! I couldn't care less for the sound and 3D stuff as long as they don't break the core functionality
If everything else seems to fail, try these convoluted, big captchas generated based on Graphviz graphs. Link : http://snowflakejoins.com/grapcha/index?text=slashdot
Google Unveils Search Options and Google Squared
I remember around year 2000 there was am animated search engine that produced linked "bubbles" , with the diameter representing relevance. I guess it was Teoma (not sure). Anyone else remembers?
The Walking House
TFA states "and mainframe computer which controls the legs". If it happens to be one of those bigger mainframes, there is hardly any space left to sit ( http://www.webmilhouse.com/wordpress/wp-content/HomeComputer.jpg )
Microsoft's Ethical Guidelines
If they repeat this stuff often enough, people will get used to it. Or even believe !