top NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car
Also the NYPD still has a mounted horse patrol unit.
top In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes
They could replace the hole with a net. Then instead of a golf ball, golfers could throw a plastic disc. They could call it, oh, wait, nevermind.
top How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture
I expect deaf culture, blind culture, amputee culture, etc. will disappear and the re-appear as implants, prosthetics and other assistive technology gets better and better.
"What you mean you CAN'T see into the infrared and you don't have 100X zoom? You mundanes are so pathetic".
top Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta
It's a trap!!
Seriously why would you use something as bloated as Windows for a mobile or embedded device? Why would you use proprietary "free" software, which will become NOT free when the market gets large enough?
top Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials
When the ship's computer wakes you early to report a strange distress signal from an previously uncharted star system - reset the navigation towards earth and go back to suspended animation.
top Recent news events re: Bitcoin ...
Paper currency - it's valuable because governments say its valuable and millions of businesses accept it.
Gold - its valuable because its historically been valuable, quantities are limited, and it's exchangeable for paper currency. Bitcoin - its valuable cause bitcoin miners say its valuable and some very dodgy businesses accept it.
Bitcoin - no, thanks
top SXSW: Edward Snowden Swipes At NSA
Bill of Rights - 4th Amendment to US Constitution:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized". about a month and a half ago
top Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty
Humans have been turning desert into agricultural land via irrigation since the time of the Mesopotamians. Most of California is too dry to maintain agriculture and cities without irrigation. Which was working well until the government decided to dump massive amounts of water to protect a bait fish.
about a month and a half ago
top Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty
Or California could stop diverting water to protect the
Delta Smelt. about a month and a half ago
top Wolfram Language Demo Impresses
Someone reminiscent of APL which critics called the first 'write-only' programming language.
top Ray Kurzweil Talks Google's Big Plans For Artificial Intelligence
Sarah Connor is unavailable for comment.
top I'd prefer military fiction books that are ...
My favorite series are
1632 and Honor Harrington. Also, the Harry Dresden series - but that's not science fiction.
top Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?
1) Retract interior cameras
2) Rapidly spray interior of vehicle with paint 3) Extend interior camera
Repeat at 10 second intervals
top Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer
If Google, Apple, and Facebook are not welcome in the San Francisco, I'm sure there are a lot of other places that would welcome them.
For instance, taxes and cost of living are much lower in Ohio. Plus we have all this lovely snow.
top How Good Are Charter Schools For the Public School System?
One thing is certain - teacher's unions and their allies on the left do not like competition and thus do not like charter schools.
top NZ Traveler's Electronics Taken At Airport; Interest in Snowden to Blame?
Looks like Saruman is now running The Shire.
top Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries
That explains all those people in the Guy Fawkes masks - no doubt trying to restore the monarchy.
top Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway
Visited Gibralter a some years ago. I arrived by train from the Spanish side, went through customs and walked across the airport runway into Gibralter.
The airport is on the only flat section of land, and cars and pedestrians must cross the runway to enter Gibralter. On the way out, I heard an alarm going off and the gates far ahead of me were closing. Looked down the runway and there was a plane coming in. Needless to say I got off the runway as quickly as possible.
top My favorite season:
top US Killer Robot Policy: Full Speed Ahead
Changing my name to 'Philip J. Fry'
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