Matt Smith Leaves "Doctor Who"
It turns out the next incarnation will be Mork from Ork
Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness
I also noticed a trend where it seems to me that each new incarnation of the Dr is a bit younger than the previous. If they want to keep that consistency, they're going to have to pick someone really young for the next (and last if my count of 12 is correct) Doctor.
I'm waiting for the big reveal in the 50th anniversary special where it's revealed the Doctor is actually the lovechild of a Timelord and Mork from Ork.
How To Promote Stage Comedy In a Geeky Way?
Yes but you're being voted +5 funny by people who find themselves laughing a jokes with punchlines like 'And the funny thing was he was trying it with a TMS320c32 processor!'
Or maybe that's just me ;-)
4-Billion-Pixel Panorama View From Curiosity Rover
I have just finished doing a music video for a song I have about the Mars rovers. I was very impressed with the image data that NASA makes available on the Mars Science Laboratory - RAW images from cameras as well as annotated images with explanations.
Man Fired For His Online Customer Service Game
Does he have a PHB? http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1997-03-29/
Humans Have Been Eating Cheese For At Least 7,500 Years
Cheese is made from milk.
Unless it's Edam, which is made backwards....
There will be issues on 64-bit Windows as it seems 64-bit Firefox isn't being supported anymore...
Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?
Well, my personal fave text adventure game on Linux was xorg.conf. Spent hours on it. Way ahead of its time it was also the only text game I can think of with dual monitor support. Or not, as they case may be.
Windows 8 Graphics: Microsoft Has Hardware-Accelerated Everything
What time does it now take to draw the entire screen blue?
Windows 8 Release Date: October 26th
Doesn't even have a working Mail app - hard to view this as an upgrade.
Ask Slashdot: How To Introduce Someone To Star Trek?
The Rebooted Star Trek 2 will also involve the Khan character - so I assume this will rework Space Seed in some way rather than Wrath of Khan.
Wearable Device Generates Electricity From Walking Knee Movements
As with many business decisions it'll depend on what the accountants say. And this one may be tough to get past the bean counters.
The Mathematics of Obesity
Chow, an MIT-trained mathematician and physicist
The fact it's written by Chow is making me hungry.
Apple Developing Tool To Remove Flashback
I'm still having flashbacks to the time I saw the Goatse image. Will it work on that too?
The Privacy Richter Scale
And where you buy your tin foil.
Leap Day, to me, means ...
A bit of self-promotion here, but for me it was the chance to release a Slashdot friendly music album, full of songs about science. As it celebrates the achievements of scientists and I have an astronaut as the band logo, I titled it Giant Leaps and released it on the Leap Day. The only thing missing when I had come up with the name was getting some artwork concept and done in time to make the release date, but a friend drew a great picture as a gig flyer which just seemed to fit ;-)
Do you like your cell phone?
You think that text is more precise than voice for communicating ideas?
Across time it has done...
VLC 2.0 'Twoflower' Released For Windows & Mac
I hope they haven't taken away the option to have the playlist in a separate window. I do performances of nerdy songs about science where I have backing video and music being played on VLC player. The video goes through the projector and the playlist is on my Windows laptop screen. It would be an annoyance if that modus operandi had been taken away for me.
When it comes to 3D TV:
I'm not an expert, but I think if 3D TV is causing a pain in your ass you're definitely not doing it right.
...though I can totally understand how making Transformers 3 in 3D caused a giant pain in Michael Bays ass.....
Unicode 6.1 Released
Something wrong with the Java code for this though Character.getNumericValue() is documented as returning -1 for this character, when quite clearly it should be a number 2.
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