top US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies
Is the Admiral suffering from dementia, or is he just a fucking idiot? The attack on the Cole was successful because the rules of engagement did not allow the Cole to fire upon the boat.
If being able to fire on boats (or use a drone swarm like the proposed) is going to be a requirement for a us ship to visit a port, there are going to a lot less ports for them to refuel at.
top Marines Put Microsoft Kinect To Work For 3D Mapping
Maybe with all these non gaming uses something can finally be done
with the thousands of kinect's sitting gathering dust.
top China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan
Isn't it phantastic when science and engineering can profit from stupidity and narrow-minded nationalism? If only that were always the case!
Well, if it gets a little more cash spent on actual science
(sad that it takes an international pissing contest to get that done, but thats the world we live in)
top Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?
See Post Title
top How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?
I went with 5, but one of those is a wifi extender I'm using as a bridge
So ironically the only wired devices are on the other side of a wifi link.
top Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?
I'd say no, no voting method is perfect but imo online voting has the most chance of
getting more people to vote.
There me be a slight increase in fraud, but as long as it can be kept to a minor level I'd say
that its worth it to increase turnout
top Tractor Beam Created Using Water Waves
Immediate use: Cleaning up spilled ping pong balls on still water.
Finally an experiment that cleans up after itself
top Improv Project, Vivaldi Tablet Officially Dead
Hardware is hard. Good hardware is harder.
Yeh, IMO were not going to see a really serious open hardware till some really nasty DRM/Trusted computing evil
comes along and turns peoples minds to it.
top You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future
> or are consumers going to just get screwed in the long run?"
Yes is my first thought on that one.
top Dmitry Itskov Wants To Help You Live Forever Via an Android Avatar
Another idiot that doesn't realize the difference between a copy and themself.
I've always taken the view that even if it is only a 'copy' if it is still around after your organic body dies then It's you.
about a year and a half ago
top Omnidirectional Treadmill: The Ultimate FPS Input Device?
Didnt they have this in
about a year and a half ago
top EA Makes Minor Tweaks To FIFA 12 For the Wii, Releases It As FIFA 13
Disappointing football game if just a tweaked older one
.... I think that's happened before
top I most recently switched ISPs ...
Got bought out and assimilated, Does that count as a change ?
Diablo 3 To Be Released On May 15th
On the one hand you say bots ruin the game, and on the other you complain about Blizzard shutting down WoW Glider. Well, which is it? Should they support botting or not?
IMO My problem with the WOW Glider was blizzard interfering with another company's program simply because it interfaced with WOW
sets a bad precedent and (to me) is an intrusion on the freedom of the user.
Not that I like bots but they should catch then by there in game actions.
top The Consoles Are Dying, Says Developer
With all this talk about graphics performance, I'd say the best weapon consoles have at the moment is physical gaming controls
Touch Screens are wonderful for many things but unless the ipad 3 generation are a massive improvement, then any game that
plays best with d-pad and buttons will still lack something on tablet/phone.
top When it comes to 3D TV:
I don't second that. My 3D tv is recent and does make the screen darker. I guess it depends upon the hardware/software, and they can probably display the movie in 3D brighter, so that it appears ok through the glasses.
Pretty sure the OP was talking about the cinema not the home. And I have to agree with him 3D movies are less bright (probably the glasses really)
Hopefully (well, if 3D movies last) they'll upgrade to brighter projection equipment.
top WikiLeaks Cable: NASDAQ Folded To Chinese Pressure
who claims he can build a functional moon base in 8 years
Not to agree with the people concerned, but I'd say that that was possible assuming (hah!) that the
right funding was provided
Never happen I know, but its still possible.
top Ask Slashdot: Is Your Data Safe In the Cloud?
Note to slashdot: It'll be hard to maintain whatever shred of journalistic veneer and integrity you have left if you start posting advertisements for sister websites as 'sponsorships' of semi-legitimate discussions or stories.
The fact that everyone else does it is still no excuse.
While the whole sponsored ask slashdot does seem a bit off, at least the posts from the sponsors are clearly marked. As long as that continues maybe it wont be
too bad. (On the assumption that they dont allow sponsorship from any really evil companies)
top Breath Detector To Help Find Earthquake Survivors
Sounds like an improved version of the detectors used to find illegal immigrants hidden in trucks. If it works It'll probably see much more use by customs that the rescue people.
top The world will end ...
After humanity has left hopefully. Plenty more planets out there.
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