Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record
I am no scientist but since we want to send more rovers to Mars as well possibly have people there; setting up a network of GPS satellites might be the real next step.
A Credit Card-Sized, Arduino-Based Game Device (Video)
9+ hours of playtime on standard batteries and 1 hour on rechargables.
Coin-sized batteries are that poor when it comes to recharging? What's the point then?
California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory
You would think that Tesla would build the plant in Detroit, not only is land cheap and most likely loads of incentives but it would be a direct slap in the face to the big three automakers.
Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
* A trillion dollars in student loans.
* Record high unemployment.
* Three million good jobs that no one seems to want.
The goal of Profoundly DisconnectedÂ® is to challenge the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success. The Skills Gap is here, and if we don't close it, it'll swallow us all. Which is a long way of saying, we could use your help...
Making an Autonomous Car On a Budget
The sounds of US lawyers smacking their lips with anticipation upon the first accident with a self-driving car and a human.
Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast
The seal population has been running unchecked for decades now. I just hope that people don't go all anti-shark when more people are mistaken for seals and get attacked. Sorry but you are swimming in their habitat, expect you might get confused for food.
Greenland Is Getting Darker
Scientists have generally attributed that darkening to larger, slightly less white snow grains caused by warmer temperatures.
Actually I cannot believe that scientists are that stupid. Maybe they should visit here in Winnipeg Canada where we see this every year from the tonnes of sand they put on our streets in the winter. As warmer temps rise the snow banks go from white piles to brown/grey mud piles and as more snow melts the darker it gets and the faster it melts.
No wonder people doubt climate change when scientists say things like this.
The only thing that can reduce it is if the melt water floats/washes the impurities way.
Actual in 90% of the time this is not the case, we get rain in the spring with the piles of mud and all it does is causes the snow pack to compress more (unless the snow pack is already compressed).
Free Wi-Fi Coming To Atlanta's Airport
You realize that there are private companies that collect *way* more information about you than the NSA does and they sell it to whomever wants to buy it.
Oh wait I forgot this is /.
Sorry move along...
Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?
This was over 15 years ago now but the company didn't have any place to put me so it ended up being an unused closet with no air conditioning (but heat) a small desk/chair and a LAN cable. It also happened to be beside the fitting room where they test wear prototype garments. Suffice to say they eventually forgot that I was working in there a couple of times and I had a pretty good view of a couple of models changing clothes, no nudity (just down to underwear). Because I was around the company so much I guess they figured that I was an employee or something and not a contractor so the models would always shrug it off and never complain.
Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses
Ford recall affects Ford Escape and Mercury models from 2008 through 2011 model years and some 2011-2013 Ford Explorer models. The Ford recall was made due to issues with electric power steering systems.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion
"Players" "Players" "Players" "Players" "Players"
The Andromeda Galaxy Just Had a Bright Gamma Ray Event
Unless it was some kind of alien weapon of mass destruction and they are performing a mass genocide. I can't help think that if we are not the only life form in the universe some would be just as or more perverse than we are and have been in our history.
China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative
The problem is it is unlikely that their version will ever be useful outside of China and it's not like they will be honoring the GPL at all.
A Look at Smart Gun Technology
While not the several times a week (for toddlers) here are some not so recent stats...
Personally I am not a US citizen nor do I live in the US just wanted to throw some stats out there..
Netcraft: Microsoft Closing In On Apache Web Server Lead
Funny most of the phishing links I tend to investigate are actually PHP running under Apache. You think that phishers are going to pay extra for MS hosting when Linux hosting is far less and for the most part scriptable?
Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?
Only 1 million actual users who use it on a daily basis (I am just guessing here to prove a point). Downloads mean absolutely nothing, unless they have stats on if people actually use it and or keep it installed.
Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem
Well if you don't want her in this world and I doubt that she is going to leave; maybe you and your cronies can leave? I mean you are soooooo.... strict in your stance and all
Yeah I thought so...
UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP
No they will buy cheap ass tablets/phones to do that for them and keep a Windows desktop for business/enterprise. The bottom line is that the standard Linux distributions currently out there will never be *on the desktop* popular it's pretty much a moot point.
Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community
Mobile yes, Desktop not even close...
Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?
Most of your so called *elegant code* I have seen is either difficult to maintain or performs poorly due to the original developer trying to be a fancy pants. I can count the times on one hand that I have ever said "whoa" when looking at a piece of code.
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