top Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
let's just fork it and we'll all go somewhere else.
We should all learn spanish and move to
Todas nuestras bases ahora pertenecen a ellos!
top Historical Carbon Emissions From Dragons In Middle Earth
I'm far more concerned about the emission of methane gas by dragons
top Unpublished J. D. Salinger Stories Leaked On Bittorrent Site
I think you hit the nail. Just like
Don Quixote, you have to appreciate how different this book is from other works of that time. We are talking about 1605, a few people could write, read, and most of the book were about religious stuff and natural philosophy.
I finished reading
The Catcher in the Rye just yesterday. I think teenagers can appreciate that book just like I enjoyed reading The War of the Buttons by Louis Pergaud when I was twelve.
top Comet ISON Survives Perihelion (Barely)
I wonder if any of the several
coronal mass ejections that appear in the movie interacted with the plasma tail of the comet.
top In an arcade with only the following games ...
I'd play Midway's
I played this
rarity only once, when I was a kid. If I had a wish, I'd choose to have one, not only for playing, but also to take a look at the intrincate mechanical simulators of waves and clouds. HD graphics are impressive, but there's nothing compared to actually grab and look through a real periscope. But I suppose I'm just being nostalgic.
Back to my memories, the visor in the periscope could get some cleaning though, after countless greasy foreheads of nerds.
top GCHQ Created Spoofed LinkedIn and Slashdot Sites To Serve Malware
When I saw a CowboyNeal option in the poll I knew that the GCHQ set up us the spoof.
top NASA Astronaut Talks "Gravity," Spacewalking, ISS
If you have a GF this is most likely a movie you can take her to since it's Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
My girlfriend is a rocket scientist, you insensitive clod!
top Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
At least "News for Nerds" is back! The rest will be added soon, I guess.
Do you think a CowboyNeal option in each poll would be asking too much?
top It's Official: Voyager 1 Is an Interstellar Probe
...sound of Voyager leaving the solar system..... over your head.
But there's no "woosh" in interstellar space; thinner medium.
"The sound of interstellar ion-acoustic waves detected by Voyager... over your head"
top NASA Data Suggests Solar Magnetic Field About To Flip
This recent 1-h presentation from Helen Mason at the Royal Institute is extremely informative
From the article:
"Changes to the field's polarity ripple all the way out to the Voyager probes, on the doorstep of interstellar space."
Expect new announcements about Voyager 1 reaching interstellar space in the next 3 to 4 months
top UK Town of Ipswich Remodelled As
Well I think we all agree that this story was a massive dissapointment. Does anybody know about a level from any videogame reproduced in real life?
top Google Play Games Leaks Ahead of I/O
top Interviews: Ask Ray Kurzweil About the Future of Mankind and Technology
Ray, since humans are not perfect beings, any technology created until now have vulnerabilites introduced by human error. Do you think that, after the Singularity, a machine will be able to overcome and correct these vulnerabilites, becoming a perfect entity, or the capabilities of the superintelligence emerging by technological means will be bounded by errors inherited from their creators?
about a year and a half ago
top Interviews: Ask What You Will of Paleontologist Jack Horner
Which is your favorite dinosaur, and why?
about a year and a half ago
top Nvidia Doubles Linux Driver Performance, Slips Steam Release Date
Will programs using the CUDA libraries have increased performance as well?
top Dice Buys Geeknet's Media Business, Including Slashdot, In $20M Deal
In 2012, war was begginng
Anonymous Coward (AC): What happen ?
Thimoty: Somebody set up us the bomb.
AC: We get signal.
Thimoty: What !
AC: Main screen turn on.
Thimoty: It’s you !!
This post was removed due to Dice content standards violations.
top Advance Warning System For Solar Flares Hinges On Surprising Hypothesis
I could not find any instance of the word 'flare' in the paper that I downloaded from the abstract link in the summary.
top A Critical Examination of Bill Gates' Philanthropic Record
We had a
discussion which I think can be relevant to this story.
top MIT Research Amplifies Invisible Detail In Video
1) Implement algorithm.
this video as input.
3) If you see any kind of motion before 0:07, then prepare to receive Nobel prize. Does the detected motion occur before the dog runs away? (Also: Profit!)
top BBC Show
Stargazing Live Leads To Exoplanet Discovery
The IAU would agree that the CowboyNeal option is the best descriptive name for a gas giant.
top Navier-Stokes Solution Withdrawn
So I finally decided to take a look at the solution of the millenium problem on the Navier-Stokes equation (previously discussed
here on slashdot) and found that the entry on arXiv.org says "This paper is being withdrawn by the author due a serious flaw". So I suppose that the rest of us still have a chance on it? From the arXiv.org's page I found this interesting weblog entry with some comments on the issue. Citing another weblog entry: "I would not be surprised to learn later that her work, even if flawed, has led the way to helping solve this long-standing problem".