I prefer my turkey ...
,,, thrown on the back of a mule and hauled over the Andes by Juan Valdez.
How the World's First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap
Nice try at snobbery but it doesn't need to be infinite to be turing complete. And like an infinite number of monkey bashing on keyboards might eventually write "Hamlet", a truly infinite computer might contain the solution to the halting problem, thus making itself not turing complete any more. So there.
A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)
this for $35k? Intel? No, they must be more concerned with the work not getting done
In the details the guy mentions it was made by the night shift crew. Thier primary concern is probably having something interesting to help stay awake.
Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?
Isn't this pretty darn simple to figure out? The battery swap station just has to check the battery's current lifespan / charge capacity and set ones past their prime aside to be recycled instead of giving it to the next car.
LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants
North Koreans are lined up to get into China. The only problem is the risk of getting lined up for having tried to get into China.
Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?
All new cars have something called OBD2 and it is a connector down under the driver's side dash. There are plenty of brands/models of bluetooth and wifi dongles you can get to plug in to it ($20 and up)and a matching array of iOS and Android apps that will read all the engine stats off the dongle onto pretty dials on your phone or tablet.
"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon
At that point, rename them "Bobby"
Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House
Have you not been paying attention recently?
Scientists Discover Diamond Nanothreads
Using this for a space elevator isn't the best use for this
If a space elevator can be made practically out of this stuff then yes, a space elevator is the best use for it.
How Baidu Tracked the Largest Seasonal Migration of People On Earth
but I wonder what is counted as a "passenger trip"
It's probably something like this: Husband, wife, and child leave the big city to visit husband's parents (3 passenger trips). Same group visits wife's parents (3 more passenger trips). Group returns to the big city, total 9 passenger trips.
Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers
there are 47 different state-based security breach notification laws
These retailers should be careful what they wish for. One of the main problems with health insurance used to be that every state had its own set of laws and licensing. Now that the feds took over the regulation of it they not only require everyone buy it but also dictate coverage levels, like it or not.
NASA Tests Aircraft With Shape Shifting Wings
You can't feather a jet.
I expect to be conventionally alive ...
Be careful what you wish for. The Black Hole Era will probably be on the boring side and the Dark Era will be downright tedious.
Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years
Is it really a prediction when the ceo says "the company of which I'm the ceo is planning our infrastucture to be able to handle x"? I don't get the original poster's bitchy tone on this article.
'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name
Wookies probably felt the same way about politics before the Empire enslaved them to build the death star.
'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name
The most interesting part of star wars is the force
I thought the most interesting part was a plucky group of democracy minded rebels against a huge, oppressive dictatorship.
Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again
Yes, definitely, or at least a sizeable chunk. The "move app to sd card" operation will move a 10MB or so of a 1GB game to the card. And then the game may or may not still work. Why can't a critical small 10MB part stay on the built in storage, if worried about piracy, and the rest go on the card??
Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques
The assholes sent me to a job interview for a DBA post.
You went to an interview without even getting a job description? Excellent preparation on your part. I love sitting in on interviews with people who are that much interested in a position they're applying for - not!
Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?
Except her neighbor might complain wifi will interfere with his pacemaker or something and the senior center will be too paranoid of lawsuits to do anything.
I suggest a clandestine repeater or boosted antenna. Pringles cans work wonders.
Preferred smartphone screen size?
Otterbox will solve that problem.
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