People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use
Ozone depletion, which is probably the most relevant example
The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One
Queue an over the air update from Tesla requiring the drivers seat belt to be engaged for the car to run.
Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots
Amazon's Mechanical Turk
There's a couple that didn't exist a few decades ago, which are currently in the 'too hard to automate' category. They might not remain there forever, but these are arguably not skilled jobs, just normal information processing jobs that most desk jockeys would do well at.
Fracking Is Draining Water From Areas In US Suffering Major Shortages
Many people come here for the comments and intelligent discussion, but as of late the only comments are whining about the Slashdot Beta.
The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden
This one puzzles me somewhat. If one can make money by mining with ASIC rigs, why would anyone sell or rent them, wouldn't they make more money by mining? If they make more money by selling or renting, then wouldn't that mean that mining is silly?
Because they don't have the captial to manufacture the mining equipment without pre-orders, and once people pay for pre-orders they are obliged to sell the completed device
However if I were them, I would run each completed device for a week or so for "Quality Testing", then package and ship the device to the customer.
Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?
Williams have already developed a vehicle based flywheel for use in hybrid race cars
If they can meet the safety regulations imposed by racing authorities then I am sure that they can be used safely on the road given enough development.
US Wary of Allowing Russian Electronic Monitoring Stations Inside US
It's a bit of a silly statement really, additional monitoring towers that bolster the accuracy of GLONASS also increase the accuracy of weapon systems that rely on GLONASS
Concern Mounts Over Self-Driving Cars Taking Away Freedom
Whilst I can imagine the utillity of autonomous cars, I take solace in the fact that nobody would ever buy an autonomous motorcycle
US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden
Maybe he should put encrypted copies on bittorrent then.
Good luck to the CIA trying to track down millions of copies all over the world
Cisco and iRobot Create Sheldonbot-Like Telepresence System
You could take a facility tour or do a video conference with someone holding a smartphone for a LOT less money.
There are excellent uses for telerobotic systems. This is not one of them. This is a solution looking for a problem.
You're missing the point, a person holding a smartphone controls what the viewer sees, a robotic system gives the viewer control of what they see which adds to the immersion.
Done right the experience from the viewer should be akin to a first person videogame, and combined with the likes of the Occulus Rift headset it could be a game changer.
Eric Schmidt: Teens' Mistakes Will Never Go Away
Schmidt with Google Glass?
EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For
The only good news out of all of this is the possibillity of new Bioware KOTOR games
How Facebook Built Natural Language Into Graph Search
Although human beings think nothing of speaking in 'natural' language, a machine must not only learn all the grammatical building-blocks we take for granted—it needs to compensate for the quirks and errors that inevitably pop up in the course of speech.
Excuse me? Humans spend years learning 'natural-language', and even then it is frequently misinterpreted or used incorrectly. Natural language is difficult to say the least.
Fast-Food Logos Burned Into Pleasure Center of Children's Brains
It's already a well known fact that the reward centres of people brains can be manipulated into firing in anticipation of a reward
Tesla Signs $60 Million Contract With Toyota
Sorry about that, it was simply a case of sudden accelleration.
Recently Discovered Habitable World May Not Exist
I swear it was there a minute ago.
Should Sony Team With Google On a PlayStation Phone?
Pretty sure they've tried this idea before and it failed miserably
Mystery of the Dying Bees Solved
The only real way to test is to trace the origins of both virus and fungus, to first validate that they were indeed in seperate regions to start with.
Then of course to then understand how these things propegated to each other.
LHC Spies Hints of Infant Universe
All this has happened before. All this will happen again
The New Difficulties In Making a 3D Game
Don't use the Lord's name in vain, man.
If Indiana Jones taught me anything, its that the Lord's name is Iehova
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