Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries
Though not many are willing to admit it, science is based on faith, and if anyone would say otherwise, they would be lying. Hume's problem of induction really shows this faith we hold well - If I hit an billiard ball and it moves, how do I really know whether it was my hitting the ball that caused it to move? Though it SEEMS to be moving due to my touching it, how are we really sure? We use faith in our senses and assume that the hitting caused the motion. All research is done in this fashion, based on faith in science. I'm not sure how I would have answered the question in it's current form, since it is ambiguous about whether it is speaking about religious faith or faith in action. If it where less vague, and asked that we should depend on religious faith more, though, I would have definitely answered no.
Google Announces a New Processor For Project Ara
It's nice to see Google kind of pushing the envelope on this
If any of you RTFA, then you could tell that Google isn't (really) pushing the envelope on this. It's a budget application processor. Nothing new here. Move along.
C++14 Is Set In Stone
As opposed to soggy construction paper
Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM
I'm pretty sure MM stands for Monopoly Money. IoT obviously doesn't deserve REAL money so this is what they get...
Harvesting Wi-Fi Backscatter To Power Internet of Things Sensors
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Tesla say wireless charging like this was impossible?
UK Spy Agency Certifies Master's Degrees In Cyber Security
Funny that the GCHQ would certify programs that *in theory* should help companies protect themselves from the spying of the GCHQ.
Mozilla Dumps Info of 76,000 Developers To Public Web Server
Well, in Mozillas defense, at least they admitted their mistake rather than ignoring it like many companies we have seen on Slashdot do.
Comparison: Linux Text Editors
Off his lawn?!?!?
He said nano -- the bastard child of pico.
I use vim. ...so the GP can get off MY lawn.
Please, don't get your diapers in a bunch
Comparison: Linux Text Editors
You can do all of this in Emacs and Nano. No need for some shiny new text editor...
KDE Releases Frameworks 5
GNOME 3 sure as fuck isn't getting any better
I'm not sure which version of GNOME you used, but beginning with GNOME 3.14, the experience has become very refined and much quicker partially based on its switch from X11 to Wayland
Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors
The Russian government has already helped to creat a fairly successful corporation that specializes in Sparc processors named ÐoeÐ¦ÐÐ, or Moscow Center for SPARC Technology
(wiki link in Russian here: http://ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki...ÐoeÐ¦ÐÐ)
I don't see any reason they would have difficulty doing the same with ARM
HUGO Winning Author Daniel Keyes Has Died
I remember reading this book in 8th grade. In all honesty, this is the only book I remember reading middle school. This may have been the first book to physically effect an emotion in me, and I loved it. And now, I feel an emotion again, a feeling of sadness because the author has passed away. Daniel Keyes will truly be missed, may he Rest in Peace.
US Wants To Build 'Internet of Postal Things'
That make me go postal
Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom
I find this really offensive. I love to use film because of the imperfection that's so natural, not the chemicals. Not all high schoolers are druggies
New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth
Oh, well if several hundred kilometers is just half a mile, I'm sure we'll have no difficulty reaching the mantle
Lose Sleep, Fail To Form Memory
Marcel Proust was obsessed with all of the tiniest memories possible, as well as sleep. I guess now there is an explanation for the correlation
Study Finds Porn Exposure Associated With Smaller Brain Region
Tiniest Linux COM Yet?
I was curious what sort of OSes could run on this thing beyond OpenWRT. Surprisingly, the minimum requirement for RAM is pretty large for OpenBSD, making it incompatible with this SOC, though I did find out that this fits within the system requirements of Plan9.
Foam-Spraying Quadcopter Becomes a Flying 3D Printer
Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock
Funny, since they hold one of the worlds most succesful degree programs in petroleum/fossil fuel engineering, training the same people that will work for these coal companies. If they truly wanted to prevent any environmental damage, they would also begin to close their school of energy resources engineering.
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