top A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud
I think most of the noise is from other sources anyway... like
top Driver Study: People Want Fewer Embedded Apps, Just Essentials That Work Easily
I speak standard non-regional American dialect and still same results. I'm Ron Burgundy?
top $10k Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At Planes Goes Nationwide
Humor comes from sorrow. Its a sad reality in prison. Why are you so judgy?
top Graphene Conducts Electricity Ten Times Better Than Expected
I didn't realize what the hub bub is about until I clicked on the beta link. I'm not even the picky type and all I could say is wow this sucks!
top Colorado Town Considers Drone-Hunting Licenses
Funny I read it as them launching drones for the purpose of hunting them. Could get the missing Vegetarian market involved in the hunting sport.
about a year and a half ago
top Beware the Internet
Didn't I read
this article before? about a year and a half ago
top Musical Tesla Coils Perform Zelda
If they could get
Jack White on board this could make for an interesting concert.
top Sprint Revealed Customer GPS Data 8 Million Times
I don't know if this is specific to Google maps on Android, but when I have the GPS turned off the wireless triangulation is off by at least a half of a mile every time. Makes me wonder if I get in a car wreck in a ditch if they'd really be able to find me.
top Possible Dark Matter Signs At the Core
I suspect most Slashdotters better go to school if they haven't! Jimi Hendrix is coming of age timeless music. It's equivalent to reading Catcher in the Rye.
top If I Had To Choose, I'd Be A ...
I always kind of got the impression they like dead bodies a little TOO much.
top If I Had To Choose, I'd Be A ...
Because they get all the ladies of course. I'd say Necromancer, but dead girls aren't my thing.
top Chessboxing Storming the Athletic World
Reminds me of a real world version of
this game I played in my youth.
top Depression May Provide Cognitive Advantages
Already had this figured out.
top Rude Drivers Reduce Traffic Jams
What's causing traffic is the drivers in the other lanes that do not let or make difficult for the other drivers to merge. It's more efficient for traffic to merge in one point (preferably the end) than to merge at a bunch of different points over that 1/4 mile. Like a zipper! This is why you see solid white lines before merge points at interchanges.
top Bars' Scanning of ID Violates BC Privacy Laws
The ID scan itself is already of shaky legal status, but the most troubling issue here is that the ID information from the scan (name, address, etc) is retained by the club in a private database.
I have received junk mail as result of my ID being scanned at a night club in PA. Luckily that night club has since closed and I no longer receive it. Ironically, they had to close because of fines from serving too many underage drinkers over time. They also lost business because of regular police raids. Who wants to keep going to a club where there buzz is killed from a police raid.
top White House Panel Seeks Input On Spaceflight Plans
So, lawyers, hairdressers, politicians and marketing people go on the B ark.
What did hairdressers ever do to you?
top Is Sat-Nav Destroying Local Knowledge?
Just like using a calculator in math class... it's how you use the tool. I turn off the voice on my gps in areas I'm somewhat familiar with, but would like to learn the streets better. I turn it onto the bird's eye view to get more of a feel for which direction I'm travelling (don't look at it enough to get my eyes off the road). I use the displayed turn by turn direction at the top to know what the next road to look for is (do not look at it again until I need to know the next turn). GPS is a guide for me not a crutch.
Incidentally, I was thinking about buying my Dad a GPS for Father's day last month, but I know how much joy he gets from giving directions to other people.
top Pickens Calls Off Massive Wind Farm In Texas
Exactly. I can think a house is beautiful if it's sitting on a large acreage farm by itself, but put the same house in a subdivision on
.25 acre lot where every other house in the neighborhood looks the same... not as appealing.