For US Customers, Text Access To 911 Slowly Rolls Out
Didn't you mean for US citizens, or has the difference vanished nowadays? I smell cynicism on a large scale here ...
The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates
So you don't consider yourself as a part of "most", "people" or "most people"? Not sure what point you're trying to make here
Crows Complete Basic Aesop's Fable Task
welcome our new crow overlords
Electric 'Thinking Cap' Controls Learning Speed
anyone with a smartphone and a data connection has effective Intelligence Amplification
Woah, rein your horses my man! Having a smartphone doesn't make anyone more intelligent, quite the contrary indeed, if I'm to believe what I see everyday in the street, public transports, restaurants, social events etc. The ability to find more information faster may provide Knowledge Amplification, but it has nothing to do with the Intelligence of the person that carries the smartphone. I'd say the smartphone is more intelligent, if anything is to be.
Live Q&A With Ex-TSA Agent Jason Harrington
Is the "random" selection for additional screening truly random?
I remember 10-11 years ago, I used to fly every week with Southwest Airlines out of Boston's Logan. For the first few months, I was "randomly" selected at each and every flight at boarding time. I was assuming it was because I was travelling with a French passport - I remember how popular French were at that time in the US. Then, after a couple months, I was never selected again, presumably because Southwest had built a profile on me showing that I was a "good" passenger. Is there any real substance to my (admittedly biased) assumptions?
US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'
... of a new war on climate?
Mysterious Underwater Circles Off the Coast of Denmark Explained
who read it first as "Mysterious underwear circles off the coast ..." ?
Panoramic Picture Taken By China's Moon Lander
Well, in fact one of the commenters in this article linked to a set of much nicer pictures
The Software Inferno
were strongly at variance with well-established beliefs ...
Isn't that how most, if not all, scientific discoveries are made?
Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like
You're not afraid of the dark, are you?
Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics
Your brain is a machine. It can be understood, decompiled, analyzed, improved and reimplemented
None of that achieves consciousness. I don't believe in souls, but I do believe in consciousness. Can it be said that consciousness is a form of singularity? The point is, to achieve consciousness you will need "calculations" of a different order than anything we have now.
Bionic Skin: the Killer App For Flexible Electronics
It sounds like we're getting closer to Peter Hamilton's OCTattoos technology. What next, rejuvenation? Man, I'd love that :)
Life's a bitch, then you rejuvenate and do it all over again
Obama on Surveillance: "We Can and Must Be More Transparent"
He's talking about transparency, but mostly he's hoping for invisibility.
Interviews: Ask James Gosling About Java and Ocean Exploring Robots
Come on man, get off it now. I don' t understand this attitude that makes developers responsible for the fact that malicious or evil people spread vriuses, deface web sites, hack servers etc. What the fuck? By accruing pressure on developers for more secure software, we are completey ignoring the root problem. Worse, we actually encourage it, give it a certain validity.
It's not the developers that are bad,there's a bunch of people out there making the internet look like it's constantly under siege - which it is, as far as I can see. The real problem is that our society is sick, for only a sick society would permit, even encourage such things. Than's what we need to address, now.
Supreme Court Decides Your Silence May Be Used Against You
What happened to the spirit of the law vs. letter of the law? Isn't it why there are judges?
Surgeries On Friday Are More Frequently Fatal
when on the 13th and the surgeon's name is Jason ...
Astronaut Chris Hadfield Performs Space Oddity On the ISS
I'm not a big fan of Bowie but I still think this was very impressive and inspiring.
I'm wondering how hard it was for him to play guitar in the absence of gravity? I'll bet he had to anchor himself pretty solidly somehow ...
Increased Carbon Emissions Creating Giant Crabs
Think of the oysters!
Let's henceforth push forward the POOPA (Poor Old Oysters Protection Act).
Iain Banks: Extremely Ill With Cancer
You transformed our lives
with an excession or two,
for a trillion years
Seniors Search For Virtual Immortality
How about uploading one's personality into some kind of artificial neural structure, as in Peter Hamilton's Edenism? Now that would be much closer to 'virtual immortality'. Just sayin' ...
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