SkyOrbiter UAVs Could Fly For Years and Provide Global Internet Access
This looks like a cheaper approach https://smartech.gatech.edu/bi...
Google's Android One Initiative Launches In India With Three $100 Phones
Will it support Whatsapp ?
Hacker Disrupts New Zealand Election Campaign
The role of the Patriot is to protect its country from its government.
Way to go!
Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students
I read on Slashdor a lot time ago that there is a Comic book in Japan that teaches Statistics. I really would like to buy a copy in Spanish or at least in English.
Any link on where to buy it it is welcome
Parallax Completes Open Hardware Vision With Open Source CPU
Opensparc delivered a gpl verilog several years ago.
Interviews: Ask Dr. Andy Chun About Artificial Intelligence
What do you see as the best AI based approach (fuzzy logic, neural networks, etc) to perform stock exchange predictions ?
Finnish National TV Broadcaster Starts Sending Bitcoin Blockchain
Although USD lost it "gold standard", but replaced it with "lead standard". That is the real intrinsic value. The US government wants taxes to be payed un USD. If you dont pay your taxes, the have a lot of weapons that fires lead that forces you to pay your taxes in USD.
Thas the real "intrinsic value" for USD, that Bitcoins lacks.
Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
Major en Physics, and Philosophy. Minor on art and programming.
Before the Industrial revolution, Philosophy and Arts were the top topics to learn. The idea is that first you need to understand what living is about (Philosophy) and you need to be able to appreciate beauty.
Industrial Revolution needed people to be able to read and perform task, thats why it got replaced by Math and Language.
Keep the basics, Philosophy (to understand what life is about), Physics (in case of desperation), art (minor in art, to be able to appreciate beauty), and programming (with special focus on basic compute theory), so you have a good foundation on how to take advantage of the more advanced technologies that might appear.
My 2 cents.
Google To Spend $1 Billion On Fleet of Satellites
Since they invested in balloon, it seems it is far cheaper. And they can control the trajectory using this method https://smartech.gatech.edu/bi...
Google's Rogue Internet Balloon Test Spurred UFO Reports Nationwide
This is way old, but can be usefull to help Google control their balloons. http://www.gaerospace.com/proj...
Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India
Please look at this TED http://www.ted.com/talks/maria...
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?
I read it two times, first in English and second time in Spanish. If your first language is Spanish I recommend this way to read it. The Spanish version has a lot of extra information that Douglas added for translation simplicity, and it makes things a lot more clear.
The Pentagon May Retire "Yoda," Its 92-Year-Old Futurist
Take quantum leap. Usually is used to signal a big advance. Physically a quantum leap is the smallest advance possible. When an electron jump to a higher position.
Raspberry Pi For the Rest of Us
Only lousy documentation.
Ubuntu Can't Trust FSF's Secure Boot Solution
He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither - Benjy.
In this case Caninical is right.
Slashdot Asks: Beating the Summer Heat?
I lilve in Buenos Aires, usually 90% humidity.
What we did the passed summer we used our swimming pool for cooling. We simply put a fan coil that used the swimming pool water. Simple, cheap and efficient.