Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police
1. Set the device to wipe itself after ten mistakenly entered pass codes
2. Give ten different pass codes
Better option is to have an app that allows only 9 mistakes, for the ultimate twist.
Astronomers Find Star-Within-a-Star, 40 Years After First Theorized
Artificial Spleen Removes Ebola, HIV Viruses and Toxins From Blood Using Magnets
Just a couple of more organs and I'll have a functioning human setup attached to the fridge door.
The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada
The conditions are controlled and constant in order to test the system's response, to ready the system for variable conditions with solid behavior data.
How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier
Yes, that "thousands of people" doesn't even appear in the referenced articles. In the referenced article it's only speculated that IF the strain would escape from the lab there would be serious consequences. That article is about the justification of doing the said research in the first place, but also quotes the original researchers and their findings.
Historians Rediscover Einstein's Forgotten Model of the Universe
This is basically a peer review of an unpublished draft paper by Einstein. It would have been interesting to have Einstein's response, but on the other hand Einstein-de Sitter model is the result of further dialogue.
Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots
Isn't the correct term reflex rather than reaction, considering that it's an insect? It's more like a mechanical than biological delay.
Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
What's professionalism? A job done without emotions, or having the emotions restricted? In the end it wouldn't much differ from working with robots. Or are the emotions a threat because authority figure's emotions can be a sign of a weakness, or do we subconsciously fancy emotionless and calculative psychopaths, for us to let go of the control to somebody else?
There in the very thread he does all he can to help solve the issue and learn more about it. A challenge: find out the Linus expletive and outburst frequency per year.
Comet To Make Close Call With Mars
I hope it does the second pass for better quality at least.
White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration
The time of cheap and unconventional oil is over. Shale and deep water sources are unconventional and they wouldn't be profitable with the oil prices known in the last millennium. Besides in terms of oil used to extract oil they are also more costly.
The most reasonable solution is to move forward from hydrocarbons. That era is soon over and besides the dependency upkeeps certain political trenches. If an oil or energy company is shortsighted they will oppose this, but the companies who develop alternatives will be the market leaders of the future. It's no wonder that the more advanced and rich Middle East countries are heavily investing in solar and renewables. The same names will dominate the energy sector in the coming years.
This is the moment where the ones who don't adapt will not survive.
German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks
Using typewriters will definitely make spying the documents a bit harder, but leaking them is as easy as ever. The next level could be a new version of watermarked paper, which knows when it has been accessed or photographed.
Arecibo Radio Telescope Confirms Extra-galactic Fast Radio Pulses
While fast radio bursts last just a few thousandths of a second and have rarely been detected, the new result confirms previous estimates that these strange cosmic bursts occur roughly 10,000 times a day over the whole sky.
That's a lot of aliens. Or maybe we are inside of a slow thinking alien's head.
The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere
The project has become too politicized. And politicians will always look for their own interests, which keeps the expenses high. And without the political support there's no plane. It's a vicious and expensive cycle. The core of the problem is not the manufacturing costs, maintenance costs or especially the defects, which are only symptoms of the disease.
The World's Best Living Programmers
That list presents the whole problem really nicely. It's not only about being a good programmer, but each of the individuals on the list are there because of their different personalities, which they've put forward along with their skill and talent. The absolutely best programmer would be found out in a competition, where the tasks would have been tailored for just that purpose. Anyway, these lists are like beauty pageants; only those who participate are deemed the most beautiful, excluding the ones who are beautiful enough to not participate.
Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots
Robots allow for developing the production lines. Consistent precision and quality, and quality that's easier to control and fine tune. Human workers can only be exploited to a certain level, and electronic products are becoming more complex. It's about future profits.
The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers
"People get scared when you talk to them about AI,"
Team Leader, please report to the debriefing room ASAP.
Cambridge Team Breaks Superconductor World Record
I see that my poor attempt about a magnet that attracts fridges didn't catch very well.
Cambridge Team Breaks Superconductor World Record
Umm yes. It's a fridge magnet, not a magnet that attaches to a fridge.
Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will Replace It
Well, Aperture doesn't stop functioning in an instant and plugins can still be developed for it. Plugin production will continue for some time because of the user base.
Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light
Space has a sort of viscosity if it would mean gravity and expansion, but that doesn't have an effect on the speed but the frequency of a photon. So it's more like a spectral filter.
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