top DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets
Looking at the pictures, I don't think it uses fins at all. I am guessing the bullet has pizzo crystals or some other material that changes dimension when electricity is applied. Put 3 such crystals so the bullet can itself bend and you essentially need a multicopter stabilizer modified to keep the bullet locked onto its target, much like how multicopters use gyros/accelerators to stay level, only the bullet is using feed from camera instead of gravity to stay level to the target.
top TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
Employees: We demand a raise, we have to face rude passengers and put our hands at weird places.
TSA Manager: Well, there is no budget for a raise, here is what we are going to do instead..... about a month and a half ago
top HP Makes More Money, Cuts 16,000 Jobs
Being an Indian, I understand the frustration when support goes out to some dude in India who barely speaks English. I have been there myself, not only that, I have been asked how I made it to Canada.
Nonetheless, those that do make the H1B cut are not the same that answer those phone calls. H1B may be fresh grads, however most have engineering degrees, at the start of which they had to compete against 500,000 applicants for a under 10000 seats. Further, seats in Computer engineering which are valued more so than others are probably around 1000.
Furthermore, there is a contrast in fee, in US, a student might have to bail out if he cannot afford the education, so not only do you have to be smart, you have to be rich, contrasting that to peanuts, the competition gets very very tough back in India.
So joke all you want, those that do make it to US are rather smart and hard working.
I'm not saying they are not exploited, they are. The solution is simple, the employer has to prove, H1B is needed as local talent cannot be found, if thats the case, do not tie H1B to an employer, let the employee roam free. You will see a drastic cut in H1B and abuse of new immigrants.
top Australia May 'Pause' Trades To Tackle High-Frequency Trading
Even the 500ms won't work. HFT have a lot of infrastructure and resources. You can simple model your HFT in a way that there are two entities trading, one buys it, if the HFT system decides to sell it and is restricted to do so for 500ms or a week, the other entity shorts the same trade, in effect achieving the same results. IMO, you should be allowed to short trades along with this 500ms block for this to properly work.
Obviously, you can have multiple entities trading on behalf of the HF Traders.
top NASA Knows How Mars Got a Jelly Doughnut
Actually, if its the rover, then its definitely the Aliens who put it there.
top Japan To Create a Nuclear Meltdown
Yah, but can we please do it on the moon!
top Google Acquires Boston Dynamics
With 8 stitches in my hand, not more than 12 hours ago. I have just gained new respect for multirotors, they are powerful beast.
I really really hope that Amazon puts proper protection in them drones so there are no injuries. The little toy one I have spins at around 5000 rpm with rotors with 16 inches propellers. It can cause serious injuries, just ask my hand.
Who will be responsible if an injury does occur, which they will. If you look at the Amazon prime air demo, the customer asks the drone to descend via his smartphone. Say there is a 5 year old standing under this thing or comes running in its direction, are there smarts in the drone to abort the mission. Who is responsible for the injury, Amazon or the customer who sent the descend order?
top Drone-Mounted Laser Weapons Are On the Way
better update their LinkedIn profile
top Saudi Justice: 10 Years and 2,000 Lashes For Internet Video of Naked Dancing
That is what Saudi Arab is, another dude 8 years for raping, torturing and killing his own 5 year old daughter.
top Syrian Gov't Agrees To Russian Chem-Weapon Turnover Plan
What I don't get is that when rebels had momentum, they did not use chemical weapons. Now that the rebels are losing ground and the Asad military machine is winning and gaining grounds, they go ahead and use chemical agents.
Personally, it doesn't add up. IMO, the most to gain with this show was actually the rebels. Nonetheless, politics played by Putin and Asad turned this into an advantage, once they hand over the weapons, the regime can crush the rebellion in the most brutal way followed by negotiating a peace on their terms (we can hope can't we).
Personally, I would support the devil I know, i.e. the Asad regime. The other devil have significant extremist elements, aka al-qaeda.
top Kim Dotcom Resigns From Mega To Fight Extradition, Run For Office
"Busy huge' feller..."
There corrected it for you.
top US Forces Ready To Strike Syria If Ordered
Fool me â" you can't get fooled again.
Its becoming apparent that Americans are dumber than G. W. Bush Jr, or at the very least powerless in a so self proclaimed beacon of democracy, liberty and freedom.
G.W.Bush misquoted a proverb, at least you couldn't fool him twice.
Please mod flaimbait, but ain't this the truth.
top Syrian Rebels Claim Hundreds Killed By Poison-Gas Attack
Good at least one westerner who is partially correct.
Don't freaking interfere. CIA finally admitted its role in Iran too, somehow Iran is the monster for wanting nukes against a proven adversary.
You can think all you want that Muslims are lunatics, the matter of fact is all these guys, Sadam, Osama, Muslim Brotherhood and Kuwait were friends. Why would a friend be pissed at a friend. I mean, the only friends I am ever pissed at are the ones where I realize he is no friend at all.
This brings us to what Winston Churchill once said, "Countries don't have friends, they have interests". (and I am paraphrasing)
So, keep in your mind, its not that Muslim's hate you because you are an infidel, its because of the US policies of its own interest, cognitive dissonance is satisfied fine by saying that its because we are infidels that they hate us, the fact is, its the foreign policies. America was never a friend of anyone, it was their interest in cheap oil to keep the imperial engine running or keep Russians in Afghanistan at bay. Some half smart people figured out, be it Osama or Kuwait and saw it for what it really is, not a friendship but an American interest. Go blame them all you want.
top Google Multiplies Low-Tier Bug Bounties By Factor of Five
Let me call NSA and find out.
top Camels May Transmit New Middle Eastern Virus
I am sure there is a joke in their somewhere....
An arab and a camel walk into a bar...
... ... ... ... You got the virus....
top Indian FOSS Evangelist Atul Chitnis Dead At 51
I can second that, I was in second year Computer Engg and recall the fan fair when this issue was to be released. Our local shop was taking orders with pre-payment to reserve a copy. Got my first intro to Linux with this distribution, at 100 hr total internet access for the entire year, at 14.4kbps dial up speeds, there wouldn't haven been any other way.
Introduced Linux to my university as well as had an early exposure of this OS that is still paying the bills today in some form.
Ironic as it may be, I didn't know this person was behind it till now. RIP Atul.
top How Did You Learn How To Program?
Grade 5, dad gets an Atari 800XL.
I asked for games, he bought in few books that had code for games in BASIC, 1000s of lines had to be punched in and saved on cassette tapes.
Soon enough I learned how to cheat with friends where I would get an unfair advantage during game play, the rest is history.
top Watch a Lockheed Martin Laser Destroy a Missile In Flight
2KM is kinda useless once the missile has achieved ballistic trajectory.
At speed of 2.5km/second, the missile will whiz pass this thing quicker than any damage can be done to it.
Note both the videos show the missile at launch, when they are not at top speed, may work for Hamas to Israel scenario, won't work for North Korea to South Korea type of scenario.
top How Netflix Eats the Internet
Oh just this once I wish they have tons of useless patents preventing the "man" from doing this easily.
top Weird Geological Features Spied On Mars
mrops has no journal entries.