Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?
The Mechanical Universe video series is a great learning tool for physics. http://www.learner.org/resourc... Or, check out the courses at www.edx.org some free, some paid if you want a certificate.
Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives
There's a dial-up modem/router called wiflyer... http://www.amazon.com/Always-O...
CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"
I used to look like the guy on a package of Zig-Zag papers, got pulled over all the time, and let them search my van. They never found anything because there was nothing to find.
Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?
And here's a neat project to make a lab power supply out of an old PC power supply http://www.electronics-tutoria...
Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?
1950's Tube Radio
Model T Points/Coil Box
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
80's Tempest, Mario Series
90's Sonic Series, Gran Turismo
00's Gran Turismo again
10's Nothing Special
TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers
And wasted their time. Told them I have Linux, they handed the phone to the tier 2 tech, still didn't know what Linux was but insisted my PC had a windows virus. They never called back after the next trick I pulled on them.
Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?
I use a Pentax 20x50 Binocular more than my low/mid priced refractor telescope. Also Stellarium www.stellarium.org is a good free planetarium for win/mac/linux PCs.
Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?
When I was 14 my internet was a C.B. radio. We had trolls there too.
Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation
New Car Heads-Up Display To Be Controlled By Hand Gestures, Voice Commands
So what if I program it to turn off the radio by flipping the bird? And what will the cop in front of me (at a stop sign) think when he sees me flipping him off, when all I wanted to do was turn off the radio?
Why is Sun's Corona 300 times hotter than its surface ?
I read long ago that the reason why the corona was hotter was because of the shock waves (sound waves) from the inside heating up the outer area.
San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Dismantling Will Cost $4.4 Billion, Take 20 Years
I agree, every household in most of Ca has been paying for this wart on their electric bill since it opened. Its been closed for almost a year and the decommissioning fees are still being collected. Factor in the cost overruns to build and maintain it and what it's going to cost for the spent fuel rods, which is still unknown, and it's going to equal a very deep money pit.
US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia
For better care? I don't think so.
To develop a vaccine? Maybe.
To create a new weapon? Seems more likely.
Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN
I use regtek http://www.registrationtek.com... They offer "private registration" service. For about 8 years I've never been spammed or snail-spammed by them.
FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software
I got those calls too, 3-4 times per week. They say they're from "Windows Support" not M$. I give them the runaround, wasting their time. Here's what to do, tell them you can't talk on this number and use the infected PC at the same time because it's your car phone, and to call back on your home number, and give them a number to... (use you're imagination here) Calls stopped.
Tesla Model S Hacking Prize Claimed
Basically they guessed the password to gain control of the accessories you can operate with an android app? Some hacking job there, lol.
US House Passes Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes
You should see my water bill, $17 for water plus about $100 in taxes and surcharges every month.