"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci
I wouldn't say it's 60% less talent.
they were fillers for most parts. doing stuff like gluing furniture to the ceiling.
New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W
it's more efficient to have plumbing systems.
shoveling shit used to be a real job you know.
Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware
well that exactly is the joke that windows mobile 6.5 is more full flavored operating system than windows 8 rt or windows phone 7/8.
so you have all the scamware and nothing "must have" in the appstores. heck, they initially tried to tell that you'll need to use the appstore to download 8.1 update for x86 windows 8. but guess what? you'd be a real voodoo man if you could dodge all the prompts to install the 8.1 update that get shoved to your face!!
Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed
it's not a warning label as such..
it's a label that "THIS IS A JOKE".
why? because people are stupid.
Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?
more like twenty to fifty bucks for the glasses nowadays. ..since the 3d ready tv is already 400-500 bucks..
Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police
if your privatized swat team only responds with full combat gear then that is the only hammer you have and being privatized you need to make the local cop areas use your services too.
militarization of american police is on going and is about money mostly. not about being outgunned or shit like that - and also about the short training needed to be a copper in the USA and the shit ass stupid attitudes like "you shoot only to kill!" that are not standard in other western countries..
Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China
apple needs to give stuff to chinese and usa, since it wants to operate in both countries and both countries have what are effectively secret courts and laws for such co-operation.
(and no, not every country has that)
Processors and the Limits of Physics
shrinking can allow for higher speed.
that's what makes this article sound dumb just by the blurb(..that it takes x amount of time to get to the other side of the chip and thus the chip can't run faster bullcrap).
I mean, current overclocking records are way, way, wayyy over 5ghz. so what is the point?
World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second
audio? you'd need 44 trillion samples/s for capturing audio?
I suppose you could sell it to audiophiles for inspecting their equipment though still..
Berlin Bans Car Service Uber
sure, if you don't equate commercial transport license to "Taxi medallion more costly than the car itself".
Which is fairly common.
and really, the places where it's like that is where the taxis are lobbying for banning uber. it would be rather easy to check out available uber taxis and check if they have license or not and smack them with the appropriate fines if not. but if you want to protect your roaming or taxi pole mafia, then you need to ban the whole concept.
Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?
you should create a gui launcher for it that used some common calendar widget
California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla
I don't think you have to worry too much about having to tell that your restaurants burgers might contain Gulf War because probably they don't.
however, if you're using uranium as a spice, sure, having it labeled would be nice.
T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P
I'm pretty sure they throttle even if you use it from the device itself... it's been in the fine prints of everything.
it's not really news that unlimited in USA means "yo this is limited more than some small countrys 3g was in 2004".
if there was any control of the advertising then they shouldn't be calling it unlimited hsdpa or whatever unless you could actually max out the advertised connection speed for at least a day. now you'll hit the limits in mere hours or even under a hour.. which is silly.
Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits
The one astronaut was also the leader of the space program.
so what? I mean, if the program consisted of anything else than just begging a ride for one person to ISS from Russia/USA/EU then the leader calling it quits would have not had any affect at all.
but if the program consisted just of training her and her using 25 million dollars for a ticket to the ISS then sure, if she calls it quits then the program is at end - and she already went to the ISS so the program was a smashing success.
doing a rocket of their own would need a fair bit more of cash and an actual space program.
Now, the entire South Korean space program it seems consisted of just paying Russia 20 mil to deliver a bio engineer into ISS and back - and she's been in business school for the past 4 years it seems. ...but, why would you even call that a space program? just to piss on north korea?
Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White
..and where does apple gets it's chips?
Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors
"but we totally found backdoors on it. the fridge firmware totally has the 'door' string xxx times"
Errata Prompts Intel To Disable TSX In Haswell, Early Broadwell CPUs
this is the first I hear of the option being available.
point being, back in the p5 days, you would hear the switch possibility pretty late.. and I'm fairly sure the local pc magazines didn't cover the replacement possibility either, not even in the articles discussing the problem and showing how to find out if you had the fault or not.
3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX
furthermore, the tradition has been that the taxpayer pays for the delays.. ..or is it somehow not so with everything from b2 to jsf?
Maryam Mirzakhani Is the First Woman Fields Medalist
frankly all the profiles look a bit spiced up.
like, that they have some special property to them, like being xmen or something and can "see" stuff mere non-mutants can't.
Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space
..and to be clear as cellphone pics from one meter it would need to be 10 000 times the resolution.. so?
better headline.. "be able to tell possibly what kind of a car you're driving and what hardware some random 3rd world country has in their military base".
gun crime vs. gun control
wtf has this to do with slashdot?
gazillion idiot posts in a second. NONE of wich were unbiased, and riddled with serious thought holes.
israel has low gun crime ratio? wtf, the country is in (half) state of war ffs. oh yeh, legit shooting isn't gun crime and legit rocket strikes from another side of the fence isn't gun crime either.
guns don't kill people, idiots with guns thinking they can protect people kill people.
guns are fun. ON A FREAKING SHOOTING ALLEY. that i must admit.
yes. i'm developing my theory and practice of karmawhoring.
seriously, there should be a howto to karmawhoring.. though.. it could end up pretty short. following just about 3 rules one could easily expand his karma to excellent in ~3 weeks.
hmm. karmawhoring robot could end up intresting..
aw i guess i'll have to try to finish my google linkfarm detector/filter searcher..