top Japan Marks 3rd Anniversary of Tsunami Disaster
I remember when this happened it was like 1am or so.. maybe a bit later and I was flipping through channels and I saw this weird looking flood type thing.. and a bunch of Japanese looking text.... it was the NHK channel
it was going for a very long time, perhaps an hour or more, before it appeared on your CNNs and and NBCs and such..
It was shocking and compelling footage from a helicopter of the tsunami rolling over the landscape..
it was an interesting way to come up on a news story... it was in a language I didnt understand, not on a "news" channel (this channel normally just had japanese language variety type programming) and I couldn't even quite tell what was happening at first.. but by the warnings on the screen, and the tone of the voices of the people talking you knew it was a huge event.. you could see that it was..
over the next few days that channel was what I watched almost exclusively.. I never understood a word of it.. but the scope of things just got worse and worse.. and that was something that seemed missing from the American coverage.... it never quite conveyed the violence, the horror and the magnitude..
..it is kind of hard for CNN do when they need to cut away for Cheerios commercials
top Getty Images Makes 35 Million Images Free For Non-Commercial Use
the problem is that if GETTY actually intends people to use these images in their IFRAME embedded player.. then giving people at least the option of choosing the proper size for the layout of their little blog news site/food blog/whatever will go a long way towards doing that..
i tried this yesterday and i don't think id ever use it... it was difficult to find embeddable images and once one did find an image that one could embed: you were faced with an image that didnt fit the layout.
top California Fights Drought With Data and Psychology, Yielding 5% Usage Reduction
I'd say that if you get your water from a River Basin which is not your own, that is importation:
top The Ultimate Hopes For the New Cosmos Series
About 3-4 years ago I got into the habit of watching most of the documentaries that come out of the UK.. whether it be bbc/channel4 or whatever else.
... Having grown up with PBS/discovery channel I have to say that american documentaries have started to turn to crap.
Most of the American docs these days seem to be stock footage with a voice over.. very low quality and not very interesting.. The bigger trend in american docs is a lot of 3-D animations and cheesy recreations.
In comparison the UK docs usually have a personality on-screen who is generally an expert going through the topic, sometimes interviewing people.. with less reliance on 3D animations and recreations, and in general, more respect for the viewers intelligence they end up being much more enjoyable.
NOVA in particular has tended towards lower quality in the past few years.. in stark comparison to HORIZON, which continues to be quite good.
as I've seen the hype over this COSMOS series come about I can't help but think it will be a big let down... as the budgets just don't seem to be there, along with a different view of the intelligence of the viewer.
top 200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove
let us not forget that one time dolphins were trained to assassinate the president of the united states. and they would have succeeded too, if it werent for the meddling of human interlopers.
see here for a documentary film about these terrorists:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Dolphin about a month and a half ago
top A Data Scientist Visits The Magic Kingdom, Sans Privacy
how much do you value the privacy of what kind of coffee you drink ?
do you value it as much as the things a loved one might tell you in bed at night ?
top Adware Vendors Buying Chrome Extensions, Injecting Ads
im using adblock plus on chrome right now.
...and its been installed over 10,000,000 times according to the google play store.
apparently youve been hating on chrome for the past 3 or 4 years and not noticed that youve been wrong the whole time
top Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination
this was the conclusion reached by the BBC Programme HORIZON: How to Kill a Human Being.
the host/producers concluded that hypoxia induced by nitrogen is the most humane way to kill...... when speaking to an american about it they said 'the victim didnt get killed humanely' so it was soundly rejected by that person.
top How Chris Christie Could Use the NSA Playbook
this 'article' is a load of cynical sarcastic crap.
and im a cynical sarcastic crap myself... i dont get it.. what exactly is the point of this?
top Safeway Suspends Worker For Sci-Fi Parody of His Firing
Just a bit of info for you...
In Chicago there is no 11pm news.
The evening news in Chicago omes on at 9pm and 10pm.
top DEF CON Advises Feds Not To Attend Conference
Would it be any more difficult to spot one of the vast numerous contractors that work at the behest of the feds?
top Tech Companies Looking Into Sarcasm Detection
When I first saw this story I wondered if they were to apply it in a legal sense, and not for marketing..
they have things called "anti social behavior orders" in england to curb.. well, anti social behavior, one such example was this (source above):
The oldest recipient of an order to date is an 87-year-old who among other things is forbidden from being sarcastic to his neighbours (July 2003). He was subsequently found guilty of breaking the terms of his order on three separate occasions.
top Wikileaks Aiding Snowden - Chinese Social Media Divided - Relations Strained
really? england ?
what about ASBOs ?
those seem kinda of anti-freedom to me.
11. A 13-year-old was served an order banning him from using the word "grass" anywhere in England and Wales. 12. In May 2004, a 16-year-old boy was banned from behaving in an anti-social manner at school. The five year order covers the whole of England and Wales and came as a response to his disruption of a science class 19. The oldest recipient of an order to date is an 87-year-old who among other things is forbidden from being sarcastic to his neighbours (July 2003). He was subsequently found guilty of breaking the terms of his order on three separate occasions. He awaits sentencing but the judge has already made it clear that "there will be no prison for an 88 year old man".
top GM Crop Producer Monsanto Using Data Analytics To Expand Its Footprint
When the genetic crops fail they will ALL fail
(plus, do ya got any good tips on the 2013 MLB World Series ?)
top Retro Gaming With Raspberry Pi
I dont see the reason for all of the hate that people seem to spew whenever a Pi article pops up here.
this seems just the right spot for these articles..
especially this one..
not everyone on slashdot is an old hand at this type of thing.. some might even be inexperienced with linux and messing about with electronics.
this project is an excellent way for people to get involved in the types of things that the more snooty among us really enjoy..
baby steps, yo.
this project doesnt require any soldering! and you can accomplish something.. whats wrong with that?
if you, and others, cant see the value in this im not sure what to say..
it seems like the editors are damned if they do, damned if they dont..
something is either determined not newsworthy enough for nerds..
or, like this, it seems like, while very much for nerds, its not quite complex enough to make them care?
well i am here to say i do care, and this type of thing is encouraging me, and others to get involved in electronics..
if you cannot deal with simple interesting projects that get people involved in the world of electronics being posted on on slashdot... im not sure what to say...
perhaps reddit is the place for those people!
top US Government Monitoring Associated Press Phone Records
i guess some of the moderators are seeing a glitch
..they are seeing 'troll' as 'i disagree'
your comment is +1 interesting
top New Device Sniffs Out Black Powder Explosives
ask the GORN CAPTAIN if the powder kirk made was any good!
top Adobe Creative Suite Going Subscription-Only
why dont the mechanics just drive the racecars, too ?
top "Terrorist" Lyrics Land High Schooler In Jail
it's fiction, they call it "art"
perhaps youre familiar with some violent fictional art:
top DragonFly BSD 3.4 Released, With New Packaging System
openbsd allows getting a selection of each archs precompiled binaries as well as the option to build from source the entire port tree.
some ports are available as source only, to be compiled by the enduser
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