SpaceX Launches Supplies to ISS, Including Its First 3D Printer
And there was me thinking the Harrier jump jet was invented in the U.K.
Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?
Stick a couple of port multipliers on it. It is a home setup so max out is going to be a couple of 1GbE bonded so about 220MB/s, which is way less than the bandwidth of two SATA2 ports, so with port multipliers that is at least 10 disks, run a RAID6 of 8D+2P with 4TB disk and bingo 32TB of storage. Plenty of Atom boards will take 8GB of RAM which is more than enough for a NAS and the Linux software RAID is all SSE accelerated code so even an Atom has way more grunt than is required.
Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance
Bulking agents generally maltodextrin because it is cheap, colourless and tasteless. Even looks a bit like sugar. If you did not bulk them out you would have to add them in impractically small quantities that they would be useless for end users. A big soft drinks manufacturer on the other hand can add them neat to their products.
Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise
Bingo we have a winner. High pressure steam is extremely corrosive as well.
Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry
E.U. laws require financial institutions to be headquartered in the country with the most customers. Over the centuries of union those Scottish banks such as RBS, Bank of Scotland etc. all now have more customers in England than in Scotland. To continue to legally operate in the remainder of the U.K. those banks will have to shift their headquarters. The end result is no banks that are headquartered in Scotland, and no local banks.
All the banks have announced/leaked plans to relocate their headquarters to England in the event of a Yes vote.
Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos
Actually it is, because in the U.K. at least (and probably the rest of the E.U.) doctoring photos like this and then using them in advertising is highly illegal. Apple are likely to be hit hard in short order.
I have no idea if the USA allows such deceptive practices in advertising but it would not surprise me.
SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card
No originally a cube 1cm square at 4 degrees Celsius was one gram. That translates to 1 litre which being a 10cm cube comes in at 1kg.
That it was all later redefined in terms of a standard prototype kilogram is not really relevant to the point about the consistency of the metric unit system.
The State of ZFS On Linux
Why would I prefer ZFS over DIF on FC and now SAS2 which does the checksumming in a far more comprehensive manner for me and is agnositic to the file system it is on?
Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments
The phantom transactions is because you end up paying for the same thing twice, once via standard chip and pin (well standard if you are not in the backwater that is the USA) and again via contactless NFC.
From memory it was down to till operator error at one particular shop (M&S to be precise) when they introduced contactless payment.
BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates
Actually compared to Channel 4 that had John Snow using extremely offensive and inflammatory sexist language while interviewing Israeli officials the BBC coverage was far more even handed.
NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program
If you think that 18Pb of data is a massive storage problem then I have news for you it is not, and can be done in a handful of racks these days. Of course you would probably archive anything over six months old to tape so you could easily store a few decades worth.
Really 18Pb is small beer these days.
Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification
Clearly you have never heard of proteomics then. The idea that GMO is completely blind as to the possible effects is uneducated nonsense. Given that traditional selective breading requires no proteomic testing for unintended side effects, any sane rational person looking at the facts would conclude that GMO is in fact safer.
Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms
The problem with detergents is that they *ARE* biodegradable. The phosphate in the detergent encourages algae to grow which causes problems in the rivers.
Appeals Court Clears Yelp of Extortion Claims
Think again, only the government can infringe your "Human Rights", private individuals and companies cannot.
Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles
That is anywhere outside the backwards North America and their rubbish NTSC colour television system and all that component rubbish. It ends up as an RGB on the screen cut the crap and send the RGB to the display device.
VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks
One concludes that you have not heard of RemoteFX and multimedia redirection then because the basic premiss of your comments is factually incorrect. Now VMwares solution might be better than Microsoft's but both do the same thing.
Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?
Not that I am a Labour voter but I would point out that while the debt at the beginning of 2008 was higher in real terms, importantly as a percentage of the GDP it was lower than it was in May 1997 when Labour came to power.
It is like getting a new job with a higher salary and using the extra income to take out a larger mortgage and buy a bigger house. Could easily be that while the total debt goes up, as a percentage of your income it has gone down. Is that a bad thing? You might argue that it is, but it is not as clear cut as you would like to make out.
Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills
No problem come live in my house. Some ferrous/magnetic material in the bricks that make the walls means no phone signal in the house unless you are right by a window and we can "fix" that by replacing the sealed units with ones that have "energy saving" glass. I have to use a femtocell for a reliable mobile signal :-)
Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead
Except for example Israel is quite keen on solar power give that it is hot and sunny there to the point where they have deserts. Also not relying on hostile neighbours for fossil fuel is seen as being a "good" thing.
The suggestion is that Israel could meet all it's power generation using solar in the Negev. Heck the Tesla S almost has the range to drive from any point to any other point in the country. Given the hostile nature of it's neighbours, that they control much of the worlds oil sounds like an excellent place for electric vehicles using solar power for generation.
Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It
Neither is traditional postal mail, for example
I doubt that any mechanism for anything anywhere is 100% reliable as that is a hugely high barrier.
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