China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons
I wonder how many were found to be carrying during the cavity search ?
Email Is Not Going Anywhere
You darn kids, get off my email! Don't step there! I'll call the e-police on ya, if you don't leave that email alone!
Ask Slashdot: How To Bequeath Sensitive Information?
And...how are you going to handle updating information as you are forced to change your password for whatever reasons?
I don't have a good solution...I wish I did. There's no reason you can't change your email password today and die before you can document it (which if you're like most people might be a week later).
'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets
I think you might be surprised how compressible the pattern might be. There's a lot of duplication in them there waters.
Should We Eat Invasive Species?
I'm waiting for recipes....anyone ? :)
Even In the Wild Mice Run In Wheels
Did I know you when I was younger? I had a hamster that did this.
Astronomers Identify the Sun's Long-Lost Sister
Ok, as I recall, hotter suns like blue and white, would increase his powers. Cooler, like red or brown would reduce them.
Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences
Perhaps some kind of burrowing parasitic worms?
The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery
That's very doable and could probably be put in one or maybe a couple of packets of data. Given that I know nothing specifically about airplane systems, still one would expect you could install a stand alone black box that gathers and transmits this data w/o even integrating it into any systems besides onboard power. Relative compass heading and airspeed are easily derivable from last GPS positions. I can't understand why it would REQUIRE 100K per plane to do this.
New Beetle Named After Charles Darwin and David Sedaris
However, what is important (to taxonomists) is it has a new name.
Why Birds Fly In a V Formation
Do you suppose we could suggest house sparrows, grackles, or starlings as research birds in the wind tunnels? There are certainly enough of them in most major cities.
Extinct Species of Early Human Survived On Grass Bulbs, Not Meat
Well, given the diet of the young in the last 20 or 30 years...I think HFCS is the correct analysis. The future beings will assume we were like hummingbirds.
Dogs poop in line with Earth's magnetic field
My dogs face every which direction while pooping, it appears to be purely random from my observation.
UK Govt's Censorware Blocks Tech, Civil Liberties Websites
You don't want to know what 'kinds', it's censored.
90 Percent of Businesses Say IP Is "Not Important"
However, if you asked the local baker for his recipes....I think you'd hear a different story.
Smart Cars: Too Distracting?
Yes, I know how that is...you try to get it to plot a course to nearest Best-Buy while you're out in an unfamiliar neighborhood, but you have to check or it'll route you to the Best Buy headquarters 4 states away (or something innane). I wouldn't want the navigational system to start giving me directions without confirming that it had locked on to the address that I REALLY wanted to go to.
Next-Gen GPU Progress Slowing As It Aims for 20 nm and Beyond
I'm ready for the next (or next-next) gen display, holographic display hovering in midair. Preferably with sensors that can detect my interactions with them. Wonder how far out THAT is now ?
Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language
I wouldn't say Linus is mean (at least in person). I don't know him closely, but I've met and talked with him a few times. I certainly don't find him offensive just because. And...it does seem his method works.
The Pope Criminalizes Leaks
I agree totally..and I also want to use a quote from Mary Poppins, (the church believes) 'A spoonfull of sugar makes the medicine go down'.
CmdrTaco Looks Back on Fifteen Years of Slashdot
Yes, I suppose you're right (excellently thought out post btw). I seldom do anything I'd call hacking these days either. I do more 'system integration' and still nerdy stuff on occasion, but far far less frequently than back in the day, when we lived/breathed/and didn't eat it.
I was just learning PERL when Rob first put up the site and I was impressed at what he'd done with it as CGI. Nowdays, I write in PERL on occassion for quick and dirty scriplets, but not often. And you're right, Slashdot was a great place for tech exchange (Ask Slashdot) when there weren't many places (beside old USENET).
Mostly things these days just work (as you point out). However, I'm still glad to have the insight into how to diagnose varying issues, from all that experience of years gone, when you had to do that sort of thing with everything you did.
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