$1 Billion Mission To Reach the Earth's Mantle
It was also twice deeper.
North Korea's High-Tech Counterfeit $100 Bills
I would rather not have to carry a suitcase full of money through the airport.
Rich people with their problems.
Ask Slashdot: Copy Protection Advice For ~$10k Software?
Why do you assume that the watermark is stored as text. It would be more logical if it was a (compressed) image containing the company's logo along with non-commercial use notice.
Apache 2.4 Takes Direct Aim At Nginx
There, in fact, is a very good reason for that. The very fundamental architectural decision (although very common in those ancient times) of spawning one thread/process per client connection has to be changed first, before Apache can take on Nginx. That means complete rewrite; and result will not be Apache anymore.
Booktype: An Open Source, Cross-Platform Approach To E-Book Publishing
Looks like it's just* a Django application.
* Really big one.
Canada's Massive Public Traffic Surveillance System
Not only that. You just don't know where they are going to stop. Placing cameras on every intersection will be analogous to placing GPS tracker on every vehicle.
Is the Earth Gaining Or Losing Mass?
You have it all inside out. You can't have your mass converted into energy and still have your mass. Maybe it's not very obvious in case of the whole planet, but take this elementary example. Annihilation of electron and positron creates pair of gamma photons. That is electron and positron disappear and two gamma photons with total energy equal to mass equivalent of the original electron/positron pair appear. As you probably know, photons have mass 0. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron%E2%80%93positron_annihilation
MIT Media Lab Rolls Out Folding Car
Also, yes, I acknowledge that some families require larger vehicles to haul around hockey gear and three kids and whatnot.
Those buy minivans, not SUVs.
Google Caught Misbehaving By Kenyan Startup
Not a guess. The originating network, however is located in Kenia.
]$ geoiplookup 188.8.131.52
GeoIP Country Edition: KE, Kenya
Russia Botches Another Rocket Launch
Found it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_program#Budget
The actual total cost of the shuttle program through 2011, adjusted for inflation, is $196 billion. The exact breakdown into non-recurring and recurring costs is not available, but, according to NASA, the average cost to launch a Space Shuttle as of 2011 is about $450 million per mission.
And here: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/information/shuttle_faq.html#10
Q. How much does it cost to launch a Space Shuttle?
A. The average cost to launch a Space Shuttle is about $450 million per mission.
In other words this five year agreement costs about as much as three Shuttle launches.
Russia Botches Another Rocket Launch
Do you by any chance also know how much they've spent in the last five years to do it themselves? Not rolling, just curious.
Physicist Uses Laser Light As Fast, True-Random Number Generator
That's because you are not concentrating in important things. They use laser! Anything done with a laser has to be awesome. And combine that with diamonds... Lasers and diamonds!! But that's not all. There is also "laser light that emerge from this mysterious transformation". Lasers, diamonds and mystery. What not to like?
'Arrested Development' Comes Exclusively To Netflix
GPL, BSD, Apache are all Copyleft licenses.
Retailers Respond To HDD Squeeze By Limiting Purchases, Raising Prices
You should sell it while it's high.
Adobe Demos Photo Unblurring At MAX 2011
If you want to learn more the key terms to search for is image deblurring with deconvolution.
There is a detailed explanation along with practical application I came across long time ago:
Via Files Suit Against Apple
... the consumer is the loser...
Unless, of course, she is also a lawyer...
New Images of Tumbling US Satellite From Theirry Legaullt
The latest information I know of is listed here:
and it's usually about 12 hours out of date (at least that was the case few years ago).
Google To Introduce New Programming Language — Dart
Exactly. I stopped reading right at that sentence.
More Photoshopped Evidence In Apple v. Samsung
Fine, what about this.
Another good example of Apple "innovation".
Another Cell Phone-Cancer Study Emerges
Buggy Slashdot. You have to expand all ancestors to have clicks go to links.
17 year old tablet looks just like an iPAD
cababunga (1195153) writes "
They will weigh under 2lbs; they will be totally portable; they will have a clarity of screen display comparable to ink on paper; they will be able to blend text, video, audio and graphics all together; and they will be a part of our daily lives about the turn of the century.
... have rectangular screen, black frame and rounded corners."
Link to Original Source
Microsoft Wants Canada's Health Records
cababunga (1195153) writes "Telus and Microsoft threaten Canada's sovereignty just shortly after Microsoft's deal with a Canadian government was ruled illegal."
Link to Original Source
You Will Lose All The Rights to Your Own Art
cababunga (1195153) writes "Animation World Magazine has an interesting article with an interpretation of the proposed Public Domain Enhancement Act.
Two proponents of this new legislation are Corbis and Getty Images. They are large stock photo and stock art companies. They sell art and photos inexpensively and are trying to build giant royalty-free databases. Do you see how they could benefit from considering most works of art in the world orphans?
Do you know who owns Corbis? Bill Gates. He doesn't do anything unless it can make a huge amount of money. Helping you lose the copyright to your art is big business for Gates.
Photos on the internet could be orphaned. With tens of millions of photos shared online with services like Flickr, Shutterfly and Snapfish, there is a huge opportunity for unauthorized use of your photos... legally."
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