Viruses Boost Performance of Lithium-Air Battery Used In Electric Cars
Fred: Dude, where's your car?
Sam: I don't know - I parked it hear like 2 hours ago.
Fred: Did you patch against the latest virus they found?
Fred: Yeah, it caused the batteries to eat all the metal parts.
Fred: Now if only you could download a copy of the car...
How Science Goes Wrong
Nor can the results be verified in an independent lab environment.
HP CEO Meg Whitman To Employees: No More Telecommuting For You
Subject says it all.
French Police To Switch 72,000 Desktop PCs To Linux
So not only do they get lower TCO, they also get 100% less built in spyware (literally) by the NSA.
It's truely a win-win!
DoD Descends On DEFCAD
We should control bullets and not guns.
Ask Slashdot: What Would You Look For In a Prosthetic Hand?
Technology is moving very fast. State of the art today won't be in 5 year. I would want a system that I could disconnect the replacement part(s) and connect up new ones without surgery. This also allows for custom limbs for specific tasks. Holding a brush may be a custom limb. I may also want a custom chainsaw arm, too.
I want flexibility for change & all the specifications for the mating connector to my body to be open source or license/patent free so I can have custom limbs made. I want a copy of the specs for the same reason.
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Flagged Channels For XBMC PVR?
Get a pair of digital rabbit ears - you should be able to pick up many local channels (which is what it sounds like you want). Depending on where you live, a TV antenna either out doors, or in your attic might solve the problem. Then you can pretty much cut the cable completely - and still be legal.
Alternatively, look for other (smaller) providers. I have family that lives in an area where there is one big cable company, and 2 or three much smaller companies that offer very similar & competitive products.
EU To Vote On Proposal That Could Ban All Online Pornography
I thought they didn't have violence since they have very strict gun control laws...
Hurricane Sandy Damages Space Shuttle Enterprise
that's why we can't have nice things.
Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF
Being open about drivers for the hardware that is made up of your IP is very different then needing to open their hardware up. This is a subtle but important detail. It is completely reasonable to have an open interface to a closed piece of hardware.
Personally, I was fed-up enough with the hacky, buggy nvidia linux drivers to switch hardware to intel graphics.
Giving Your Computer Interface the Finger
Now that the computer overloards can measure how messy my desk is I better make the place look respectible!
Does this mean I need to dress up to use my computer now?
Microsoft Unveils First New Company Logo In 25 Years
Really? This looks like the last thing you drew before you thought, "I should try out the circle brush."
If You Resell Your Used Games, the Terrorists Win
Or we can boycot the industry completely for a year. Make them feel the hurt & maybe they'll realize that they're not something important like, say, the food industry.
Library.nu and Ifile.it Shut Down
End information sharing! Everything must be self taught, or you must pay for the knowledge each time you think about it.
Doctors "Fire" Vaccine Refusers
It's not that simple. Research is showing a correlation to the large number of vaccines as a child and autism. We don't know for sure.
A few years ago we put aspestos on/in everything & thought it was safe. Science isn't perfect.
To the point of the article: fine, go somewhere else & tell your friends. Money talks & no patients = no house or boat payments.
GNOME 3: Beauty To the Bone?
Hey, GNOME team - I really want to like & use your stuff. It looks neat. But - I earn my living with this 'user interface' each and every day. I don't spend the day playing music and splashing paint on brick walls wondering what bark is made of...
I write code. Lots of code. I have 10-15 editor windows open on 2 or 3 desktops. I deal with 200 emails a day, while on conference calls with customers, while trying to 2 other things (usually poorly, but that's not the point). My computer life isn't as simple as opening 1 program.
I need the ability to be productive all the time. Please, write up user-stories based on what your kernel developer friends needs. Look at what people like Linus need. Please help us!
Amazon To Collect Indiana Sales Tax In 2014
The only reason Indiana is collecting is because Amazon has 3 (soon to be 4) distribution plants in the state. They have a physical local presense & are 'part of the community' therefore they must pay the state taxes. If they want to be tax free for Indiana folks, close the plants, lay the workers off & stay in Washington.
Fedora 15 Released
I tried Gnome 3 with a pretty open mind (I also liked Gnome 2 interface), and couldn't cope with it. I was not able to configure anything of value to me. Despite being a Fedora contributor (just 1 package), I dumped F15 for Scientific Linux 6.
Gnome 3 would be really cool on a tablet, just not a desktop where you actually do work. In fairness, I was unable to switch to either of the other window managers (KDE, etc.).
I liked the rest of Fedora 15 because it worked well on my laptop (hardware support-wise). I just couldn't make the UI work for me.
National Security Jobs To Rival Silicon Valley Over the Next 10 Years?
No chance of becoming independently wealth, just quite literally a long term government job, with little real chance of advancement.
No thank you.
Two Huge Holes In the Sun Spotted
After decades of 'free' energy being stolen from the sun, the sun has finally had enough & started a protest. If the 'free' energy theft continues, according to sources close to the sun who wish to remain unnamed, then it will start sending DRM takedown notices to all solar panel owners. The sun's legal team insists that solar power harvesting is breaking the physical encryption it is using & is therefore covered by the DMCA.
The sun could not be reached for direct comment.
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