top Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?
I've only heard it in games (Age of Empires II) and movies. Never in real life.
Lifetime of this sound: human history minus a few centuries.
top What Northern Hemisphere Astronomers Are Missing From the Southern Hemisphere
Aren't some of the most powerful observatories in Chile? What they are missing?
top The Malware of the Future May Come Bearing Real Gifts
I bet that software pirates already have injected malware in many warez, mainly heavy graphics games. Doing so they could discreetly control a lot of powerful machines.
top It's Not Just How Smart You Are: Curiosity Is Key To Learning
Most schools makes sure to kill curiosity in its nest.
top Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"
The Internet has already descended into Anarchy.
It has not descended, it was born as an Anarchy. Internet is anarchic by design. That's the way it always was, is, and must be.
A computer net with strict rules is not internet, it's something else.
top New Long-Range RFID Technology Helps Robots Find Household Objects
The problem with both StickNFind and UGrokIt and any other similar product I've heard about is that they're too much expensive. 25$ tag on a $10 remote control? Haha.
I wouldn't mind a product with a short detection range (1 meter for me is good enough to find stuff in lockers and below sofas or inside my car), and/or without any security (for what, burglars can detect stuff with eyeballs too). Doesn't need any fancy stuff like sound beeps or remote tracking or anything, make it simple and CHEAP. I just want a detectable "thing". If it could be affordable (tags in 1 US$ price range), and the tags could be small enough to fit in most stuff (especially the small stuff like keys, thumbdrives, etc), I'm totally sold.
top The Oculus Rift DK2: In-Depth Review (and Comparison To DK1)
It's not ready. Let the cake bake.
I'd rather wait a lot for a great product than have shit sooner.
top 'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air
Not necessarily - there are lots of situations where it's not practical to run a cable. Secure connectivity between naval vessels is a prime example, others would be for use in the space program, or cheaper data communication between buildings in a campus. Residential broadband internet would be simpler - put an optical transceiver on the roof and point it at a tower - no more digging up the garden to provide fttp.
It would work... until it rains.
top German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks
The typewriter can be moved around, so you would have to plant microphones everywhere.
If one install the microphone/sensor in the typewriter, disguised like a part of it, it'd overcome all these problems. It could even harvest power to operate from the vibrations of the machine.
top Google Kills Orkut To Focus On YouTube, Blogger and Google+
True. We Brazilians even coined a term in Portuguese: "orkutizar" ("orkutize"), that is, invade and ruin with crappy stuff a service that was good once.
For the record, many of us are not proud of it though.
top Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration of Damaged, Old Immune System
Fasting is different of malnutrition. Fasting is just pause your healthy diet for some time. Malnutrition is not having an adequate diet for long periods or for life. The latter is not healthy for obvious reasons. The former can be healthy since your body has reserves of nutrients and fasting just make the body to use them. You'll not suffer any harm for fasting, if done correctly.
top It's Time For the
Descent Games Return
main problem with it was your head doesnt turn 360 degrees in 6 axis
Actually it would be pretty shitty to control the ship with your head movement.
It doesn't need to. Make the ship move by the controllers command, but if you move your head, you would move your head inside the cockpit, that is, you'd be able to see the side windows, the instruments above you, etc. The game would even show additional information in "displays" inside the cockpit, kind of stuff that you don't need to see all the time, only when needed. But such feature should demand a real preparation of the game for the Oculus/Morpheus/whatever, not only an image adjustment.
top It's Time For the
Descent Games Return
Because of Oculus Rift. It not only would make a fucking amazing experience, but the immersion and 3D effect of the Oculus would really ADD to the gameplay, especially when using the 3D map, and it even could be included as an "holografic HUD minimap".
top Electric Stimulation Could Help You Control Your Dreams
I still do, at 30 years old. Especially when I sleep at evenings, it's almost certain that I will have a lucid dream, sometimes I incorpore the sounds around me in my dream, even whole conversations.
And yes, is's totally cool when I am able to fly in my dreams, even when sometimes I can't control my flight.
top How 3D Printer Maker Aleph Objects Pushes the Open Source Envelope
Please, hurry, do prior art for the following "patents":
3D printing... ... with computers. ... without computers. ... over the internet. ... with a mobile device. ... with a smartwatch. ... for children. ... for elderly. ... wireless. ... through SMS. ... using XML. [insert yours obvious patents here]
top Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone
... ah forget about it. FUCK SLASHDOT BETA. The coments aren't even working here, all I've got is a stupid message "Shazbot! We ran into some trouble getting the comments. Try again... na-nu, na-nu!".
Fuck you Dice Holdings.
top Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold
"Have you solved the icing problem?"
- Tony Stark
top New Windows XP Zero-Day Under Attack
You'd rather create a virtual machine, map your physical parallel port to the VM (it's easy in VMWare at least), turn off the VM's network adapter and install your legacy CNC software in there. Turn it on only when you need to use the CNC. Use a secure/modern OS in the physical machine.
top Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D
We will not only understand how the human brain works, we will finally understand A WOMAN!
about a year and a half ago
top Teen's Biofuel Invention Turns Algae Into Fuel
she connected a cut-up orange to a clock with wire and watched it tick
A Clock Work with Orange?
:) about a year and a half ago
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