Dead Reckoning For Your Car Eliminates GPS Dead Zones
Using cheap gyros/accels will give you good DR accuracy for about a minute at driving speeds. Anything more than that requires an order of magnitude increase in the cost of the sensors. The costs will come down with time, but don't expect the GPS free option on your cell phone to give you much benefit in the near term.
Beta Sucks - and that is also not likely to change
Simple Emergency Generators and Radio Receivers (Video)
You know, Dice could have avoided all of this if they allowed Beta to be optional.
Over time, people would migrate, or not.
They would have a VERY good indicator on what people thought of the changes.
But no, they want to ram it down out collective throats
There is a lesson in here, somwhere. I wonder if Dice will get it before it is too late ? Or have we passed that point already ?
Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone
Check out some of the predictions that came out when /. went to Dice. It is amazing how well some people can predict the future.
Slashdot Beta Woes
That was an excellent summary and commentary on what is happening at Slashdot.
The user community AND Dice management need to read this.
Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting?
Slashdot Beta Fail
Why are the comments nested on both edges?
Why so much white space on the right half of the screen
How do you change the comment level (I want to only see >3)
The upconing articles are gone.... never to returen ??
Option to post without preview is gone- almost good
How to go back to original Slashdot ?
Slashdot beta sucks
Can we at least open a thread to discuss the changes. The new Beta interface is not all bad, but there are a lot of changes and many of the best features are now gone (or hidden) Help
HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers
One of the reasons in gong with a major brand is the implied support that comes with the name. Changing the support paradigm has an effect on sales, it is just delayed. 3 years out is about the timing businesses are looking to upgrade their systems. If patching/drivers becomes a serious issue in managements collective "mind", this will influence the buying decision for next time.
A company can get away with this when they have a locked in market and customers with few alternatives. I don't believe this is the case in the desktop/server area.
Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost
In a CYA move, the weather service always gives the worst case scenerio. We have been conditioned to expect weather to not be as bad as stated.
On the few occasions when it is, you get the "Great Atlanta Snowstorm of 2014"
Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?
While this may be off topic, I have not had good luck with Duracell 8G SD cards. 2 fails out of 4 devices within the first 24 hours.
Remind me to stay out of the discount aisle at Fry's
Incandescent Bulbs Get a Reprieve
Thank goodness!! My "Easy Bake" oven may still
have a few more years of useful service.
Senators Propose Bill Prohibiting Phone Calls On Planes
Please take note of the names, you folks from CA
and TN. Maybe there are other candidates for
the Senate that would be MUCH BETTER at the
Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Oregon Signs Up Just 44 People For Obamacare Despite Spending $300 Million
Where are my mod points when I need them ?
MenuetOS, an OS written entirely in assembly language, inches towards 1.0
You might want to add x86 to the submission
Duke Univ. Device Converts Stray Wireless Energy Into Electricity For Charging
Forget Wireless or Satellite signals, they are orders of magnitude less power than you can realistically use. You would do be much better off pointing your antenna at that 100KW FM transmitter up on the hill.
Blockbuster To Close Remaining US Locations
I for one, say good riddance. Would rather pay 50% more than to EVER set foot in one of their stores again. Poor customer service and excessive late fees drove them into the ground as much as competition did.
Maybe we will get a good Thai restaurant in that old Blockbuster location.......one can hope!
Chrome Will End XP Support in 2015; Firefox Has No Plans To Stop
> There has been THREE full OS versions that have come out since XP
Don't you mean 2.5 ? Remember, Vista was on that list.
How an Astronaut Falling Into a Black Hole Would Die Part 2
With a much more massive black hole, the radius increases so your 2 billion g's goes down to a
"much more comfortable" several 10's of millions of g's
8 US States Pushing For 3.3 Million Electric Cars
Check out the grid utilization from Midnight to 6am in any timezone. Would it surprise you to know the load is generally less than 40% of peak? Assuming reasonable charging models, there is no need to radically expand the electric grid.
And no, it is not zero emission, but certainly using an electric vehicle produces far less direct polution than driving a typical ICE car.
Feds Confiscate Investigative Reporter's Confidential Files During Raid
A warrant should be very specific about what items are to be siezed. If the warrant was for guns, how does that get extended to files ?
NYC's 250,000 Street Lights To Be Replaced With LEDs By 2017
Yes, there is a savings, but how much is it going to cost NY taxpayers up front ?
Would a better strategy be to replace the sodium lights with LED style lights, as they wear out?
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