Tiniest Linux COM Yet?
Here is a blog from the developer: http://vonger.cn/
Judging from the entries this thing looks real enough
The Lithuanian Mob Was Smuggling Cigarettes Into Russia With a Drone
Umm, I'm pretty sure it has to be the other way around. Why would they smuggle cigarettes INTO Russia.... They are much cheaper there compared to Lithuania.....
Unless of course this is another attempt at tarnishing the reputation of a country that is unfortunate enough to border Russia. They already claimed many of the key Maidan activists were prepared in special training camps in Lithuania, which seems unlikely.
Scottish Independence Campaign Battles Over BBC Weather Forecast
This is an interesting point actually. Different map projections really do affect the way countries (and especially big countries) look like on the map.
Whether this should have an impact on how the Scottish view their potential independence I don't know....
EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020
Virgin Galactic Now Taking Bitcoin For Suborbital Flights
Well, that kind of makes sense since both Virgin Galactic and Bitcoin are something akin to vapour-ware... Full of promises but nothing substantial yet.
How Your Coffee Table Could Pass Your Coffee
This isn't really anything new. Here's another example of similar technology by Festo used in materials handling/sorting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVUx_0VN5PQ
Intel Launches 'Galileo,' an Arduino-Compatible Mini Computer
Ummmm, what about the most important features of the arduino: digital I/O pins, analog input and PWM output? It looks like there might be some in the picture, but the specs don't mention anything at all...
Shots Fired At US Capitol
Oh, cmon. Is this reddit? Are we supposed to get the CCTV records and look through to try and identify the shooter?
Sure this is front page news... But why on slashdot?
Fighting Zombies? Chevrolet Reveals New "Black Ops" Concept Truck
Right.... And what are you going to do when this thing runs out of petrol 10 miles down the road...
Robotic Bartender Programmed To Recognize When You Are Ready For a Drink
It is understandable that they want to automate the work of bar staff. After all they work in a very noisy, dirty and smelly environment, unsuitable for human workers.
Robotics Research Lab Willow Garage Shutting Down?
ROS is a really good framework. And the best thing is that it's open-source so even if WG will go down ROS will continue to exist
No Child Left Untableted
That's ok, nobody's going to click on them anyway.
Student Arrested For Using Phone App To 'Shoot' Classmates
I think all his classmates should download the app, make similar videos and upload them to youtube just to show how ridiculous this is. They can't arrest them all.
The guy is facing CRIMINAL CHARGES for fucks sake!
OLPC Now Distributes Kid-Friendly Tablets, Not Just Notebooks (Video)
So they intend to replace 6 - 8 years worth of books with a tablet? How long are these cheapest of the cheap pieces of hardware actually last?
Technologies Like Google's Self-Driving Car: Destroying Jobs?
Probably none. But I don't think the picture is as dire as you paint it because the change from "driver" cars to driver-less cars isn't going to be instant. It's not like all truckers are gonna lose their jobs tomorrow or next years. It's gonna be a gradual process over the next ten or maybe twenty years.
What percentage of the software you use regularly is open source?
In terms of number of programs I probably have more proprietary ones than open source on my hard drive. However, I spend most of my time using OSS. Mostly Firefox and Thunderbird (on my home laptop anyway).
Ask Slashdot: Low-Latency PS2/USB Gaming Keyboards?
Surely 50 ms is just human response time. I highly doubt a "low-latency keyboard" (even if such a thing exists) could improve your gaming performance...
Microsoft To Add Ads To Smart Search
So people are complaining about MS putting ads into something that has been paid for by the customer. Understandable. Yet this same thing has been happening on TV and cinemas for years yet nobody seems to mind.....
How Did You Learn How To Program?
Apple Leaves Journalists Jonesing
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