lysdexia (897) writes "The X-47B is a Tailless Flying Robotic Overlord, which requires neither puny human pilot, nor extraneous remote control. First flight was 29 minutes, climbing to a height of 5000 ft. Next step: landing on aircraft carrier." Link to Original Source top
lysdexia writes "This particular take on the elusive workable flying car looks pretty interesting. It resembles a really swoopy dune buggy powered by a Yamaha R1 engine running on ethanol and uses a parasail and fan rather than attempting to kludge wings onto a car. It looks pretty interesting. Don't know about using it for a commute, but one could certainly use it to Frighten the Horses.
Note that I couldn't find anything on the site showing the actual car flying. The sail shown in the vapor photos looks entirely too small to create enough lift for the vehicle. Alas.
We are currently building the world's first flying Parajet Skycar and after rigorous testing will travel from London across the Sahara to Tombouctou for the maiden voyage in January 2009. It will be the first high performance, road legal, bio-fuelled flying car capable of providing sports and rally car performance on or off the road and light aircraft performance after just a few minutes of wing preparation.
lysdexia writes "Yet another warning about RstB, this time from over at daniweb, so it's somewhat less silly than the usual anti-virus company [Moose Diarrhea|Soda]. I have been running linux since I was given a copy SLS (19-odd floppies) back in the dream time and have never had a virus or trojan crop up on any of my systems. How are these spread? Doofusism?
From the article: Security researchers at Sophos Labs have revealed that nearly 70 percent of all Linux honeypot infections are caused by a single virus. Perhaps even more shocking, all things considered, is the fact that the virus in question, Linux/Rst-B, is actually six years old now. So concerned is Sophos at this identified trend that is has now made a specific tool available just to detect whether this one virus is present on your Linux based computer or server." Link to Original Source