The Ultimate Hopes For the New Cosmos Series
Addicting may be used as participle adjective so "Facebook Can Be Addicting" is in fact grammatically acceptable.
Community-sourced news site, soylentnews.org, goes live
I am so pleased that this came together as quickly and smoothly as it did. Getting old-ass slashcode up and running was no picnic, but it is so worth it to give this community a home it can call its own.
This Whole Bitcoin Thing Could Be Big, Says Bank of America
Just like any other service that sends money -- fees.
Moon Express Unveils Next Moon Lander
Titanium mined from the Moon could surely be sold for more than $9/lb.
Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece
You are correct. One of the FedNet sequences shows a map of the galaxy and the bugs are on the opposite end from us. The narrator is saying how they're an immediate threat and so we must go to war, despite the obvious contradiction provided by the map.
Foxconn May Close Factories In China
I hope there's some truth to this story.
US DOJ Says Kindle In Classroom Hurts Blind Students
Can someone rework this as a car analogy?
Porn Industry Tiptoes Into 3D Video
There's a few ways to go about it. Either the screen will display the left and right images polarized simultaneously, and the polarized glasses will sort out which image goes to which eye. Or, the left and right images will be interleaved frame-by-frame, and shutters on the glasses will select which eye gets which image.
The best option is no glasses. You know those holographic posters where the image changes as you walk by it? It's exactly like that only the image changes every 3 inches, so each eye is guaranteed a different image (only in this case it's not a movie poster, it's a movie).
Lifecycle Energy Costs of LED, CFL Bulbs Calculated
No one cares about the trivial solution.
Tracking the World's Great Unsolved Math Mysteries
Higher math crowd-sourcing. I like this idea.
Smart Grid Could Pose Threat To Privacy
Just use an uninterrupted power supply system. It can be built to draw current only when the batteries are low, and that can be programmed in, so that the actual draw of electricity is orthogonal to the use of the electricity. Think kind of like a Prius.
This sounds like an energy-efficient design.
Some else suggested a capacitor--that wouldn't be so bad, I suppose.
Why Anonymized Data Isn't
Just don't throw any bricks?
Twitter Used To Control Botnet Machines
I say it's more reliable. Twitter gets cached by all sortsa spiders all day long. If someone blocks twitter, your bot can go to a cache instead.
DARPA Builds Smarter Version of Microsoft's Clippy
I feel what you're saying, and I agree with both of you (op and gp), but imagine this with even weak AI. It could be a huge productivity booster. Instead of typing a long string of commands, tell it what you want in natural language, and let it generate the commands.
Microsoft Uses Human Computing Game To Tune Bing
Or if you happened to control a huge botnet, you could do the same thing.
Main Toilet On ISS Craps Out
means going in your diapers.