Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
the problem with the boycott is that 99%+ of the users aren't active contributors, just passive viewers. So a boycott won't change the viewership numbers very much. heck, most of the people who would boycott are probably no script/adblock anyway, so there's no lost impressions there.
You are probably right about that percentage, but you miss the point that even the passive viewers are here for the comments and the links to interesting tech stuff. If the active users go away there will be nothing left to passively view.
Australian Team Working On Engines Without Piston Rings
... nobody can make it happen on a large scale at cost, let alone at a profit...
That applies now.
The only reason it is not economically feasible is because it is so cheap to dig fossil fuels out of the ground.
Allegedly, we are now past peak oil, and the price of fossil fuels should start going up. Eventually it will be economical to produce synthetic hydrocarbon fuels using solar/nuclear/other power and either biomass or CO2 and water - either because the technology has improved, or the products have risen in value, or more likely, both.
Utilities Fight Back Against Solar Energy
He's saying he's paid retail up to the amount he uses (12 or 25 c/kWh). (Connection charges are not included.)
When he generates an excess they only pay him wholesale for that. (2c/kWh)
I think it is actually a reasonable model.
Maintaining the lines is a pretty fixed cost = connection fee.
Generate less than you use = you pay retail on the diff like everyone else.
Generate more than you use = you collect wholesale on what you sell, same as other power suppliers.
They make a profit on selling your excess power, you get free energy storage.
Proposed California Law Would Mandate Smartphone Kill Switch
Any mobile phone in AU can call the emergency number (000) regardless of blacklists, whitelists, whether you've paid the bill, or anything else.
If the phone is still functional and can get a signal, you can call the cops, ambulance, and/or fire brigade.
Gunman Opens Fire At LAX
Your government has nukes, artillery, tanks, bombers, etc. Are you going to demand access to these too? After all your logic seems to be 'whatever government can has, I want too'.
Any objective reading of the second amendment would seem to indicate that that is the case. If you don't like it, you should work to get the second amendment changed, not work to violate your constitution.
First 'Habitable Zone' Galactic Bulge Exoplanet Found
Four thousand light years is actually quite a long way.
What the Insurance Industry Thinks About Climate Change
These policy prices are largely determined by the re-insurers, not the insurance companies you deal with directly.
This is a much smaller group of much larger companies. I would have no difficulty believing they were colluding to raise prices.
He Fixed 300,000+ Machines - America's Oldest Typewriter Repairman Dies At 96
Red or black, depending on where he set the ribbon.
Why the NSA Can't Replace 90% of Its System Administrators
US Gained a Decade of Flynn-Effect IQ Points After Adding Iodine To Salt
It's a gram and a half of sodium. It's 3.8 grams of salt.
Sent To Jail Because of a Software Bug
When he was threatened with a lawsuit the problem magically went away. Obviously, he had the power to fix it. If it took threatening him to get him to fix it, then he deserved the threat.
Sent To Jail Because of a Software Bug
Australian Ombudsmen kick arse. They have some pretty tough powers over whoever they are monitoring, and they aren't afraid to use it.
In Praise of Hackerspaces
It wasn't budget cuts that got rid of woodshop and metalwork classes, it was the combination of legal liability and feminism.
- Little Jimmy cuts his finger on a chisel, mummy and daddy to sue the school.
- Woodwork and metalwork are mainly of interest to boys and are therefore sexist. They should learn "home economics" instead.
Spain's New S-80 Class Submarines Sink, But Won't Float
I'm also curious about what it was that made the more comfortable cabins weigh more.
Waterbeds. Those buggers are heavy.
White House: Use Metric If You Want, We Don't Care
That's pretty much what Oz did when we converted. The open road limit was 60 mph, and went to 100 km/h (~ 62 mph). Same with the in-town limit of 35 mph which went to 60 km/h (~37 mph).
Made it much more acceptable to most drivers.
House Bill Would Mandate Smart Gun Tech By U.S. Manufacturers
It is also perfectly fine for the prevention of "grab the cop's gun and shoot him" scenario. As long as bypassing the mechanism takes more than a few seconds, it would save lives.
Working Handgun Printed On a Sub-$2,000 3D Printer
They will if you turn the sensitivity up to "I need to search the hot chick" levels.
Larry Page's Vocal Cords Are Partially Paralyzed
Some of them will. Not necessarily all. See http://www.fantastic-voyage.net//
97% of Climate Science Papers Agree Global Warming Is Man-made
Carbon dioxide does act as a greenhouse gas. However, at some point there is enough to essentially block that radiation window, and from that point extra carbon dioxide has very little direct effect on temperature*.
*It probably still has indirect effects by by affecting the biosphere.
A Computer-based Smart Rifle With Incredible Accuracy, Now On Sale
Combine the two. Put your self-firing gun on the roof of your self-driving car, and send it off after your ex.
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