India To Send World's Last Telegram
Yes, but I can't find any information that clarifies if the technology under the legal telegram is still the old telegraph or if it was replaced with something new.
Ask Slashdot: How Can a Blind Singer 'See' the Choirmaster's Baton?
You're assuming the tempo doesn't change throughout the piece. This isn't true for a lot of musical pieces. This really needs a technical solution.
New NASA Spacesuit Looks Like Buzz Lightyear's
Wasn't there a movie in which space suits were exactly like this? I can't remember which.
Google's Second Brain: How the Knowledge Graph Changes Search
Introductory wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_theory
Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen
He uses regular Bic ballpoint pens (he said so in his DeviantArt page) which is simply amazing. I'm actually a fan of the basic Bic pen. Considering how cheap they are, they're very reliable.
Google Awarded Face-To-Unlock Patent
How is that not obvious even under the understanding of obviousness by the USPTO?
Nokia: the Sun Can't Charge Your Phone
No idea. Mechanical energy -motion and/or sound waves- seems a more likely source of power for a phone.
Ask Slashdot: Technical Advice For a (Fictional) Space Mission?
...about a trip to "mars". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZo36huahoI Summary:
"Presented by David D. Levine.
In January 2010 I spent two weeks at the Mars Desert Research Station, a simulated Mars base in the Utah desert. Although the Martian conditions were simulated, the science was real, as were the isolation, hostile environment, and problems faced by the six-person crew. Although my official title was Crew Journalist, I soon found myself repairing space suits, helping to keep the habitat running, and having interplanetary adventures I'd never before imagined. My talk on the experience is profusely illustrated with photographs and has gotten rave reviews. Please see http://bentopress.com/mars/ for more information."
Microsoft Upgrading Windows Users To Latest Version of MSIE
For that reason it is much better to use a server sent header than the meta tag.
Ask Slashdot: To Hack Or Not To Hack?
Shouldn't he contact the Electronic Frontier Foundation? Isn't its purpose to provide advice in this cases?
Why Everyone Hates the IT Department
That is true. Software developers don't know anything about maintaining a network and are probably a pain in the ass to support. But they do have special needs in that they need to be able to use the web freely, to try out software and keep their own up to date. They need to be able to have a nightly version of a browser updated and install the latest version of Node.js. When firewalls and policies get in the way the company is shooting itself in the foot.
The Myth of Renewable Energy
Silicon can (and should) be recycled.
LHC Research May Help Explain the Universe's Matter/Antimatter Imbalance
And where would the unobservable universe be? Unless you're thinking about antimatter being coiled up in extra spatial dimensions, everything points to there being a process by which the symmetry is broken.
B&N Nook Tablet vs. Amazon Kindle Fire
I'm not sure there can be anything done to improve the "support" of PDF files by the Kindle. I think we need better tools for mungling the PDF file and returning a good combination of plain text and images.
Antitrust Case Over, Microsoft Ties IE 10 To Win 8
Siri Envy? Iris Brings Some Voice-Assistant Features to Android
I think the ones that missed the point were the developers and reporters. The whole point of an AI helper is that it behaves as if it were alive, and there is absolutely no way you can accomplish that in 8 hours of work. It's the details that matter for the life-like experience, not the general idea.
DNA Sequenced of Woman Who Lived To 115
States already make vaccination mandatory, including some during pregnancy. It's not that crazy to imagine a "vaccine" for Alzheimer's.
News flash: it won't and it will only get better.
MS Buying Yahoo? Bad Idea, Even At a Discount
Remember that most users are not technologically literate.
That used to be true. People are getting more and more tech savvy and everyone in the tech industry is aware of it.
Algorithm Predicts New Superhard Materials
It will probably be patentable, and even the algorithm could be patented, but that would hardly be a useful patent. See what the creators of Graphene said about it
We considered patenting; we prepared a patent and it was nearly filed. Then I had an interaction with a big, multinational electronics company. I approached a guy at a conference and said, "We've got this patent coming up, would you be interested in sponsoring it over the years?" It's quite expensive to keep a patent alive for 20 years. The guy told me, "We are looking at graphene, and it might have a future in the long term. If after ten years we find it's really as good as it promises, we will put a hundred patent lawyers on it to write a hundred patents a day, and you will spend the rest of your life, and the gross domestic product of your little island, suing us." That's a direct quote.
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