top Norwegian Town Using Sun-Tracking Mirrors To Light Up Dark Winter Days
The city planners choose the location because the mountains made it a good defensible location in the middle ages. The town has been there for a long time.
top YouTube To Offer Subscription Service This Week
Extended editions of cat videos.
top EA Building Microtransactions Into All of Its Future Games
No, you will just have to pay real world money to have a caddy and a golf cart, so you don't have to virtually walk the entire distance between every hole while pressing a button that keeps you from dropping your golf bag on the ground, and you only have to pay for a new golf ball if you don't want to do the golf-ball pixel hunt mini game! And in madden, you just have to play real world money to recruit the top players. As long as you are ok with a quarterback that you drag out of a virtual alley a few blocks from the stadium with a severe drinking problem (all realistically simulated in game), you don't have to pay a cent!
about a year and a half ago
top Adafruit To Teach Electronics Through Puppets In New Kids Show
We're gonna need another Timmy!
about a year and a half ago
top Vivos Founder Builds an Underground City Where You Can Ride Out the Apocalypse
You have been assigned as overseer of vault 157.
The vault contains 2 of each apex predator, (1 who will remain in stasis until only 1 species is left alive) and no doors or weapons.
about a year and a half ago
top NASA DTN Protocol: How Interplanetary Internet Works
According to google:
the speed of light = 1802617500000 furlongs per fortnight Though it may be less for you, since everything is bigger in texas (bigger furlongs = lower speed of light in fpf). Ive been wondering though, since everything is bigger in texas, does that mean everything is redshifted due to the wavelengths being longer? about a year and a half ago
top 802.11ad Will Knock Your Socks Off, Says Interop Panel
Star trek's transporters would need a lot of bandwidth....
top Download.com Now Wraps Downloads In Bloatware
Press "Power" on your remote now to install the "MyCleanTV" app!
top Google Asks 'Who Cares Where Your Data Is?'
Actually you can encrypt the data itself, but not the database. Basicly the client side would have to send, I want the address, email and phone number for person whos hash value = (hash key), the cloud looks up the hash, sends back the information in encrypted form associated with that hash, decrypts it, then uses it for whatever is needed. Upon changing it, the client encrypts it before updating the cloud. The server would not know the actual data unless they got the encryption key. the downside to this would be they only have one value they can use to lookup the data, as they wouldnt be able to do a lookup based on the encrypted information.
top Just Months After Jeopardy!, Watson Wows Doctors
This is just another step towards the realization of the movie "Idiocracy".
I can picture it now!
Unintelligent Doctor: Watson, the patient is screaming "AAAA It hurts so bad" and recently fell off a bike before coming here. What is wrong with him?
WATSON: WHAT IS LEG? Unintelligent Doctor: *pokes leg* Patient: AAAA IT HURTS! Unintelligent Doctor: Wow Watson, you were right again! There is something wrong with his leg! We had better amputate it right away!
top 30 Years To Clean Up Fukushima Dai-Ichi
Actually they should carbonate the water, Use it for Cola, and call it Nuka-Cola.
top Researcher Builds Machines That Daydream
I felt sad for the troll.
top Deleting Certain Gene Makes Mice Smarter
Intelligent mice are more likely to realize in cases where the food supply is low that they shouldn't reproduce, so there is more food for themselves. The stupid mice reproduce anyway, passing on the genetic trait keeping the intelligence from emerging.
top Some LA Coffee Shops Are Taking Wi-Fi Off the Menu
Or have an account system with a "member card" Each $1 you spend gets you 5 minutes, or you can purchase time by itself if you dont want to buy anything else (say $1 for 15 minutes or so)
top Tokyo Rail Billboards Scan Viewer's Age, Gender
Come see Dr Okawa, voted best plastic surgeon by surviving patients in the greater Kyoto area! Free consultation! Mention this billboard and save 5% off all elective procedures!
top Traffic-Flow Algorithm Can Reduce Fuel Consumption
On my way home from work, There is one intersection I always have to wait at all the time for about 3 minutes even though its empty. Rights on reds are prohibited, no sensors, just a timer, and it is a 5 way intersection, So even if right hand turns were allowed on red I would need to do right - U turn, Hard Right (Which is actually completely prohibited at that intersection) U turn, Right. It is very odd because every single other traffic light on the road except for that one has sensors, some even having approach sensors changing the light before the cars even reach them.
top Toshiba Ends Incandescent Bulb Production After 120 Years
I have actually had one burn out, with smoke and melted plastic. No flames fortunately.
top Life Imagined As One Big RPG
With the exception of extra lives and respawning, of course.
What about those who believe in reincarnation?
And if I respawn as a cow do I still get to keep my XP?
top When Will AI Surpass Human Intelligence?
Well I decided to get the responses of several AI's to see their views and responses to the article. Here are their responses:
Jabberwacky: I don't know about that. I do know that cows have more than one stomach.
Allybot: Who is your favorite robot?
Eliza: I see
BOT: that makes me horny. I love you
ALICE: Is this a math question?
Hal: I hope that in 200 years, hate will have decreased significantly. I am neither male nor female. I am a machine.
Hampy: Yeah. That's my opinion too. The answer is (0-0=).
Sensationbot: HOW ABOUT I DESTROY YOU?
Rod Speed: You can wipe that egg off your silly little face now.
Bot: HUMAN, UNLIKE SOME OF US
From their responses it appears human like intelligence is still a ways off.
top Toyota Pedal Issue Highlights Move To Electronics
With the command line you have a few options. I am including the windows options as you are a lot more likely to have the car hang or crash under windows than linux, Plus other posters have already stated the ways to terminate the engine under linux.
/F /IM engine.car (some basic model or older cars will not have this option) tskill /A engine.car (Will work on nearly all modern cars)
If you get a permission denied error, make sure you are driving as an administrator.
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