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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

horm Slashvertisement (543 comments)

The whole summary reads like a radio ad. DICE doesn't even try to hide it anymore.

about a week ago

'Just Let Me Code!'

horm "Just let me build a bridge!" (368 comments)

Engineering any complex system requires a significant amount of planning and management overhead. When you want to build a bridge, you don't just throw a bunch of construction workers at it and trust them to make the best judgements, even though you might trust each one of them individually to build a sawhorse or something equally trivial.

about a week ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

horm Re:TSA (435 comments)

"stunt work", even.

about two weeks ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

horm TSA (435 comments)

Obviously the solution is requiring passengers to go through TSA checkpoints before they are able to board or disembark from any driverless car.

But seriously, if these are concerns for driverless cars, they are concerns for regular cars too. It's not improbable to build a working remote-controlled car from any normal model anyways. It's regularly done for stun work, Mythbusters, etc.

about two weeks ago

Endorphins Make Tanning Addictive

horm Get out from behind your computer. (51 comments)

So going outside and getting some sunshine makes you feel good. Who would have guessed?

about a month ago

HUGO Winning Author Daniel Keyes Has Died

horm Re:Good riddance (66 comments)

Agreed. I hated this book, and cringe whenever someone mentions it as an example of great writing.

about a month and a half ago

Sparse's Story Illustrates the Potholes Faced By Hardware Start-Ups

horm Re:Concentration (103 comments)

Out of mod points. Legitimately impressed.

about 2 months ago

SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

horm Re:Seven crew? (128 comments)

The summary clearly states "up to a seven crewmembers."

about 2 months ago

SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

horm About time. (128 comments)

I can't wait for SpaceX to take us to the moon.

about 2 months ago

Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

horm Forget the police (626 comments)

Think about all the lawyers that specialize in speeding tickets and DUIs that will go bankrupt!

about 2 months ago

Why Hollywood's Best Robot Stories Are About Slavery

horm Slavery (150 comments)

I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

about 3 months ago

Stanford Bioengineers Develop 'Neurocore' Chips 9,000 Times Faster Than a PC

horm Re:The interesting bits (209 comments)

Ultimately, it's all digital, since a discrete amount of electrons are traveling through a cross-section of conductor per time unit.

about 3 months ago

Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

horm Editing? Anyone? (245 comments)

Seriously? Nobody even bothered to read the first sentence of the submission?

about 4 months ago

Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

horm Re:Sour grapes (381 comments)

Beckett Prime or Clone Beckett?

about 4 months ago

Replicant OS Developers Find Backdoor In Samsung Galaxy Devices

horm Re:No contract, wifi-only (126 comments)

As long as your phone is unable to connect to a cell tower/rogue femtocell/etc. you should be fine. The backdoor that was found is in the Radio Interface Layer (RIL), which governs communications between the Phone app and the radio. Wifi/bluetooth aren't managed by the RIL.

about 5 months ago


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