Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"
So - straight to LTE then? I don't blame him for saying 3G is not a good idea. much better tech is out there already. why waste time on 3G?
Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries
No, that's Moose and Squirrel...
Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?
Modular Hive Homes Win Mars Base Design Competition
Um - dig a hole in the ground?
Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM
Only if you use it just right. http://xkcd.com/323/
What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?
47.9 million via crowdfunding.
The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI
Detective Del Spooner: Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are just a machine. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?
Sonny: [With genuine interest] Can you?
Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots
I read it as that will be able to build 30,000 different devices
No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say
Yah - like the new language from Apple - Swift. Except, if you think about it, Apple has been working on it for 4 years... You should be able to potentially find people with up to 4 years experience with it. That formerly worked at Apple.
Just because a product or a technology has only been on the market for 3 months, doesn't mean that there aren't people with years of experience with it.
Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside
I've actually got a Surface Pro (1st edition - Core i5, 4 gig of ram, 128gig SSD) that I bought to run photoshop on. It, like the Surface pro 2, has a Wacom supplied digitizer in it. I only get 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity, compared to 2048 for the current Cintiq tablets, but it's more than enough for me. I actually use a Wacom stylus (Bamboo Feel Carbon) with it.
This new one, while having more generic horsepower, and a bigger screen, does NOT come with a Wacom digitizer - but some other one, that only has 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, and only works with their pen.
I think that this was a HUGE mistake on their part, since the size is perfect for art, but losing the detail capability is bad.
Can Thunderbolt Survive USB SuperSpeed+?
How am I going to charge my Tesla with only 100 watts of power capacity? This sucks.
Proposed Indicator of Life On Alien Worlds May Be Bogus
Indeed, they need to realize just how much greenhouse gas interstellar spaceships create.
Pigs in Space?
iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling
well, for adding video/pictures to your device, this works just fine for me: http://store.apple.com/ca/prod... Not as nice as having it all on the inside, but it does let my ipad 1 have access to more movies...
iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling
As well as a wacom supplied digitizer. I picked up a surface pro (first gen - 128 gig model) for 499 when staples had them on sale. Tossed Photoshop, Illustrator, visual studio, 3ds Max and Unity on there. Added my bluetooth Mac mouse, and I've got a fully functional mobile dev studio. That I can draw on. With pressure sensitivity. Asus has a really nice 8" form factor as well - can't recall the model off the top of my head.
Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?
This book by John Ringo does a pretty decent take on it.
Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield
What - you don't have your lasers attached to your parking distance sensors?
The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"
Nope. You need to train your minions to run the grinder FOR you.
I get up. "Brrraaaaiiinnns". "Quick - start getting coffee ready - zombie daddy is coming..."
When a bit older, I'll see if they can be trusted to use the aeropress...
Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years
So the army bought all the remaining stocks of Twinkies and converted them into pizza?
Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"
Engineers should think of managers like gardeners: they plant seeds (hire talent), provide sun & water (get their team the resources they need), & sell the crops once they've been harvested (promote team deliverables & make sure they're marketed). They don't actually grow or have intrinsic value, but they make good engineering possible.
You forgot "and supply an endless supply of bullshit that they think will result in nourishment"
Tiny Motors Controlled Inside Human Cells
Our ultrasonic powered grey goo overlords.