top Scientists Seek Biomarkers For Violence
That would be my guess as a good marker...
top New CFAA Could Subject Teens To Jail For Reading Online News
Because they have handle the power so well so far...
top Ask Slashdot: How Best To Set Up a Parent's PC?
What are your parents using on the PC? My Dad uses his computer for e-mail and mostly browser based activity. What else do they need if they are basic users?
top SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height
While I agree with the direction of the evolution of the programs, I don't think it is a fair comparison to define the cost of the Space Shuttle launch as the total program cost divided by the number of launches. Much of the technology and information Falcon is using is based upon the research done to achieve the Shuttle program.
top Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children
You can't reason with idiots... it is pointless to even try.
I think there are a lot of people on Slashdot that need to read this...
about a year and a half ago
top MIT Fiber Points To Woven Glasses-Free 3D Displays
MIT is like OZ for geeks...
top Putting Medical Records Into Patients' Hands
Why was Google not able to make this successful? Is it because people aren't interested in being accountable for their information?
top The Cost of US Security
I understand the terms I will use could be viewed as callous, but I do not have better terms. My issue with the cost of the wars is not based in cost, but value. We have spent this much money, and neither our economic nor political standing has improved.
We seem to be fighting a war as if our enemy was the old USSR, when in fact our enemy is quite different. This type of conflict requires more human intelligence, and in country resources. As anyone in security knows, a static defense can be bypassed given time and effort. Does anyone really feel safer with Wal-Mart dropouts running the security at the airport? This is not where we should be putting our money, but it makes people feel better about security.
top Man Unknowingly Tweets the Osama Raid
Why didn't we just search Google for his location? It is even marked!
top Gosper's Algorithm Meets Wall Street Formulas
It seems, after reading through the paper (to the extent my non-MIT mind understood things) that this is based upon a pricing model of
European options. European options can only be exercise on the expiry date, American options can be exercised any time before that date.
top An Animal That Lives Without Oxygen
I think this might be more in line with an organism that doesn't use O2, rather than one that does but can exist for periods of time without it.
top Time Warner Cable Modems Expose Users
While I agree with you, the issue usually isn't the small percentage of technically savvy people who use this, but rather the majority of folks looking to "plug and play". These are the security gaps that allow zombie DDoS attacks to happen so easily, as they open up easy access to lot's of similarly configured boxes.
top Starting an After-School Computer Club?
Try getting a project for the club to work on for the school. Where I taught, I used the computer club to build computers from donated parts for a computer lab at the school. The students were able to learn about computers, and the administration got a free lab. Parts are easier to come by when it is for a school, so try local businesses and even other schools! If the club had a project to build a lab, and accomplished this goal, they would be seen as a good, contributing organization. Keeps the administration off your back.