Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware
Strangely enough, two days ago the Sophos install I have on Mac OS also started flagging itself as a threat and disabling itself...
Blasted it off as quickly as I could. No harm done that I can find.
Ask Slashdot: Rugged E-book Reader?
My first thought (without reading the 'weight and bulk of the dead tree approach' part) was that the paper in books doesn't always take too kindly to water either, and it's easier to keep an e-reader completely enclosed while reading than a book.
Flight 4590 Didn't Kill the Concorde; Costs Did
A few companies have designed systems being integrated on Airbus and Boeing narrow-body planes in the next few years for testing http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/in-focus-manufacturers-aim-for-electric-taxi-eis-by-2016-368554/. My guess is that the technology for it was too large/heavy up until recently, so it wasn't worth the fuel waste.
Turning Chinese Piracy Into Revenue
I'm sure the US Postal Service wouldn't object to delivering millions of paper advertisements (especially before you have a chance to opt out). Lots of postage fees.
Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager
I have also noticed a 'Hide the Ribbon' option, but it just reduces the Ribbon to a bunch of small images, whose meanings I need to figure out by slowly hovering over them so the tooltip tells me what it is. Pictures can be helpful, but not everything is the logical choice to everyone (much like the old menu system, I guess).
Now that people have mentioned it, I really should look into memorizing some of the keyboard shortcuts. It's just annoying, because I use LibreOffice/OpenOffice on my personal computer and know the menu system very well. I'm stuck using Office 2010 at work.
It looks like either way we need to memorize something new...
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot
Although I haven't posted much in the past 6 years, I compulsively read Slashdot every day and really have learned a lot from it. Even though we won't be hearing from you here anymore, I'm sure we'll read about you being awesome sometime in the near future.
Thanks for everything, Rob.
Google Announces Google CDN
That's what I get for posting to slashdot before I take a shower. Thanks!
Google Announces Google CDN
Not sure if anyone has heard of it before, but Opera has had a similar feature built in for a while called Opera Turbo, which compresses pages on their servers before they are downloaded to the browser. It's also how Opera on the iPhone works, because of Apple's restrictions.
Fermi Lab's New Particle Discovery in Question
If you read the article posted first, it links to the article about this 'discovery',
Physicists have ruled out that the particle could be the standard model Higgs boson, but theorize that it could be some new and unexpected version of the Higgs.
They knew it wasn't the Higgs everyone is looking for from the beginning (which is what the article you have posted is about)
What you are thinking of is the LHC in Europe, whereas this story is about the Tevatron in the United States. As a result off this, now both facilities have had a review turn up this type of result for their data
Facebook Facial Recognition Raises New Privacy Concerns
I never thought I'd see the day goatse might actually be a positive contribution to a discussion...
Students Win NASA Moon Robot Competition
I participated in this competition, and my team probably has a photo of Laurentian's robot somewhere. In the meantime, this link has a picture of the robot. It's difficult to find a larger image anywhere online.
Couple Sends Record Player Wedding Invitations
You really turned the tables on him.
Debian 6.0 Released In GNU/Linux, FreeBSD Flavors
GNU/Hurd has never been released in Stable. It is available in Unstable, but isn't complete enough for them to upgrade to Testing and Stable yet. GNU/kFreebsd however, is now an official Stable release with Squeeze (6.0).
Smart Trash Carts Tell If You Haven't Been Recycling
A coffee table isn't usually considered a weapon...
Will Amazon Put Advertisements In eBooks?
Not that this isn't something to worry about, but ebooks aren't the *only* sources of literature. We do have books made out of paper...I've heard they don't have advertising in them.
Then again, ebooks are going to increase in popularity, and the last thing we want is a precedent of putting ads in them.
What Happens To a Football Player's Neurons?
Certainly there also has to be some damage done by banging heads on keyboards for years...
Textured Tactile Touchscreens
It would be nice if this could be developed into a way to simulate a keyboard on a touchscreen. All these multitouch devices are great to use, but it can be a pain to type on them, so a way to give tactile feedback on what is a key vs two keys, would help a lot.
The Rise of Small Nuclear Plants
Posting to undo accidental moderation.
Part-Human, Part-Machine Transistor Devised
Or eat the same and let it burn excess energy...
Researchers Create 4nm Transistor With Seven Atoms
In very simple terms, transistors work like a switch. When a voltage is applied to the base (one terminal), they allow current to flow between the collector and emitter (other two terminals). "On" current is when the transistor is allowing the current to flow. "Off" is...off. No current flows.
If I'm wrong, someone correct me. I'm helping someone on a project with some transistors, and need to know if I'm messing it up.
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