top Cardboard Hits Half a Million Mark, Gets an SDK
The lastest cardboard app (the 1.3) is broken for me(display drivers?), but the cardboard is for sale at 5 dollar in
China (paypal recommended)
That is including cardboard,lenses,magnets, velcro and shipping.
I might not be at your doorstep before chrismas, but such a small amount is nice for 10 minutes of fun.
top Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Data Warehouse Server System?
Big data is a different thing from datawarehousing.
In a big data scenario you have lots of data, that you process with a highly scalable solution.
In a databasehouse you collect data from different sources and transform them in several steps to a datamodel you can create reports from it in a simple way. .
And there is the other option you just have to process lots of records from a simular source (measuring data), where you carefully monitor and tune the processing of that data.
The question does not even make a difference between this. Most of the above options are not a single person job if you want it done in a reasonable timeframe(that is before business needs catch up).
The hardware depends on the size of the data. hardware sellers are happy to sell their high-end servers with a scaleable SAN, for a price you can buy a mid class car, or even a price that is not listed.But depending on your needs a simple dell server with a good backup facility under 1000$ might suffice.
no way to tell
PS, "services" might be a way to convince you that that the solution needs to run in the cloud (to complete the buzzworld cicle) or a way to sell consultancy hours.
about a month and a half ago
top To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars
All you need are wordlwide emision regulations. Better qulaity fuel or eniges better tued to emisions might make a lot of difference. There currently is economic benefit to tune a ship for better emissions. Even putting it in a harbour for 2 weeks to tune the engine (don't know if technical possible) will set the owner back a lot of money. He will not do it just for emision.
You will not need large innovations. Clean emisions is already understood, and used in power plants. YOu just need motivations.
by the way, Carbon (CO2) exhaust: some idusties, heating, and electircy generation might win more.
top DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins
Almost there. Wolfse made part of the GPL code. However the Bukkit project is not gpl compliant because the entire code contains decompiled java server code. What wolfse thinks is since the project is not GPL compliant, (part is gpl, part is just working) he can put in a dcma. However his code is GPL, so he cannot withdraw that license.
Mojang is the copyright holder of the server code, he surely would be able to put in a take down request.
This is like linus putting a takedown request at redhat because their kernel is linked to non-gpl driver blobs to force nvidea to open source their drivers.
The problem is the risk: fighting this DCMA takedown requires expensive lawyer, and there is a small risk that wolfse has some reasoning that a court will agree with. In that case the costs will be so high, that the "in their free time"projects would make them bankrupt or something like that.
top E-Books On a $20 Cell Phone
These phones are sim-locked and sponsered by the provider. So the 20$ mark means not much, the real price is 10-40 dollars higher.
Using a phone for reading zaps through your battery life (1-3 hours) to light the screen.
But the discusssion stays, since for $99 you can get a reasonable e-paper reader. How to get content for this.... i leave to your imagination.
top Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support
Yup, from secuty point: something is wrong with the pinning CA, drop a fatal error message and you are ready.
But: No option to handle the connection as a unsecured connection. If you simply want to watch the intercepted information about funny cat video, the fact that there is a man in the middle attack is not interresting.
And: Something is alarml wrong error message. Nope, just that the connection might be intercepted, or not be from the original site. Nothing wrong with the PC of the user, but nothing he can do about it. Give him options!
top Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed
And failed to do so for
De Speld (dutch kind of union)
top Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Requests Suppression Of Silk Road Evidence
No no, the gathering of the information becomes legal. Using it in a "normal" case is an entire different story.(according to the lawyer) You cannot make the gathering of everything digital that is happening for security, and then using this information in a "normal" drugs case. If he tried to do a terrorist action, then it would disappears in the drawer. However This is a normal criminal case, and in such a case the police has to follow certain procedures.
top Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control
All trojans/bots/ransomsware is designed to circumvent antivirus. It is a arms wars between viri and anti-virus. At the moment the viri are winning it
And there is a nasty side effect: real legit tor usage will be detected as malware suspect by antivirus software. So if you have a "good"reason to use tor you might have to disable anti-virus
top Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC
The law is not equipped to forsee such advances in drugs. However if this is commercially possible, and this becomes popular, THC enabled yeast will be added to lists of forbidden substances. (just like "bath salts")
top Reproducing a Monet Painting With Aluminum Nanostructures
That is called a exact reproduction.
top Are the Hard-to-Exploit Bugs In LZO Compression Algorithm Just Hype?
Why still program in C? Simple: C is easy to glue to everything, just because it assumes not too much about the data structures. And because you have reinvent data validation ( safe buffers) for every interface again, there is a huge risk there.
The obvious solution is to use proven libraries for these problems (opensll, libzzo
;) . However if one of these libraries has a bug, (or is not obvious to use) the problem is in many programs at once.
top 3D-Printed Material Can Carry 160,000 Times Its Own Weight
They made an utrastrong spongebob squarep
top Study: Male Facial Development Evolved To Take Punches
If you broke your jaw, you not only were KO, but because you could not chew your food effective, you might loose your life. Selection....
top Steve Ballmer In Talks To Buy Los Angeles Clippers
Stripping? I might miss some details, but getting to sell it for 2.000.000.000$ is not bad. But the, I am european, and i do not understand this sport^h^h^h^h^hFrancise you are talking about.
top New Middleware Promises Dramatically Higher Speeds, Lower Power Draw For SSDs
If data is fragmented over multiple blocks, It requires mulitple reads. But this kind of fragmentation is not as bad as HDD where you had a seek time of 7-8 ms. Matching the block size of the SDD to the block sie of the FS is an effective performance enhancement.
Modern SDD have read limits. Every 10.000 reads or so the data has to be refreshed. The firmware will do this silent.
top What qualifications should the 'driver' of a fully autonomous car need?
In some test by the
TU delft the autonomous cars test are now foucsing on how the driver takes over from the car. The coming of autonomous cars will come fluent. First there will be advanced lane asist and takeover of tasks that are easy for computers. And of course the driving in a "train" with minimal space between cars. More and more functions will be added.
Fully autonomous will be a long way to go. e.g. to determine the last street where you want to go might be a very hard task. GPS navigations rarely guides you to the exact position, where to park, and the exact house is a complicated task.
top Researchers Find, Analyze Forged SSL Certs In the Wild
Should they flag them? No, flagging too much will cause the users to just ignore the messages. And for most facebook communication http traffic will be just as good as https traffic.
But it should note that the security is as good as http traffic, in other words, do not display a lock.
By the way, think about it, security devices. Security for you? Did you pay those devices? No, it is security for those who pay for the devices.
top The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse
Together with a bunch of XPcaplipse machine the next Sqlslammer work is waiting on the next unpached vlunebility to hit the internet after May 8.
And from the viewpoint of Slashdot the world as Slashdot knows it. will end without internetnet.
top Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts
To prevent such random risks to people earning money in the eu there will be laws to protect the common people.
However i think this is about personal accounts. If you want a bank account for a porn business you might have to shop arround.
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top Samsung tablet allowd in Dutch appeal
In a dutch appeal samsung is
allowed (dutch) to keep importing the galaxy tab. The model right are not enough for this. The current iPad deviates too much from the 2004 sketches, and there was prior art in other tables and a registion by bloomburg. Samsung is importing through the Netherlands, so this has implication for europe. Also judges in other european countries will probably look at this.