Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory
How can one tell between finding an exploit in a simulated universe and finding a previously unknown nature law in a real universe?
Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things
One - shit obviously happens in closed source world, Windows has a looong security history for instance. Security by obscurity is not something that will work.
Two - if you are so much afraid of IoT, just don't plug your toaster to your WiFi. If someone does that, they open themselves to sliced bread attacks on their own peril. You are not forced to do so.
Continuous System For Converting Waste Plastics Into Crude Oil
Does such tanker have to be fast and/or work day and night? I could imagine one solar- and wind- powered. A fleet of such tankers might clean up the ocean slowly but steady, providing a constant "stream" of plastic fuel.
X Window System Turns 30 Years Old
RPI? Those raspberry pis everywhere get on my nerves ;)
Understanding an AI's Timescale
Even Watson is not "intelligence", it is only the illusion of it.
Sadly, this is also true for most of humanity.
OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND
So it seems they basically obtain their speed levels by redirecting writes to /dev/null and/or /dev/random? ;-)
Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?
Every programmer should read code. Bad code and good code. To learn how to do things and how to not do things.
Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO
What about the freedom of hundreds of employees to feel uncomfortable working for someone who is advocating against you?
I'm sorry, but this is just the way life is. You don't always work for nice people and if it bothers you -- usually YOU switch jobs, not them.
In my opinion, Eich stepping down is quite honorable even though I might not agree with his world view.
Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way
Unless you're from a country that only gets "we don't want your money because you're not from USA, UK nor Germany, go fuck yourself" message.
Ask Slashdot: Distributed Online Storage For Families?
I second ownCloud. It's got a decent dropbox-like desktop syncing tool, too.
Just buy a cheapo VPS or root server somewhere, install ownCloud and be done.
Quarks Know Their Left From Their Right
How ironic that the quote at the bottom of Slashdot says now
Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.
The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space
Why isn't up rated insightful...
Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem
"declining quality of the Linux desktop"? Funny, I've been using Linux as my main desktop OS since 2004 and I've noticed a tremendous betterment of its quality over these years.
Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?
I'd love an online service that I'd charge occasionally with some money and when I go to a site that pays its bills via ads, it is paid from my account that $0,001 and all the ads are hidden.
Since no one seems to want my money enough to come up with a solution like that -- I keep using AdBlock. I won't buy anything because of those ugly ads, anyway.
Media Player Nightingale Reaches 1.12.1; First Release Since Songbird
And Clementine is what Amarok USED TO be. Simply the best.
Google Confirms Shut Down of Schemer
I don't think they have just one monopoly product. Sure, search is huge. But what about Android. What about advertisement potential of data gathered through Analytics. What about Apps and App Engine? Or even the infamous Plus. They have numerous products that are quite successful and that not all of their products are like that? It's a good thing they're trying new ideas out.
No. of vehicle license types I hold:
Probably the same place, I land with one land and one for boats.
Levitating and Manipulating Objects With Sound
So... ultrasonic 3D displays soon?
Google's Latest Machine Vision Breakthrough
20GB per 100000 objects is 209kB per object. Don't know what resolution each image was, but I think 200kB is quite small.
To replace Google Reader, I favor ...
Seemed cumbersome for a while, but it's actually quite nice and convenient.
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