One In Ten Americans Thinks HTML Is a Type of Sexually Transmitted Infection
20% of Americans have a sense of humor.
Scottish Independence Campaign Battles Over BBC Weather Forecast
Any 2 dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional object will be distorted in some shape or form. Anyhow - if they are that bothered perhaps they should pop a satellite into orbit and make their own weather forecast.
Why Copyright Trolling In Canada Doesn't Pay
Why don't they just give them all an introductory offer on Netflix or similar? Build some good will and encourage them away from downloading for free.
Fishing Line As Artificial "Muscle"
If I read this right - they coil the line, stretch it and then use heat to return it back to the original coiled state. This then provides lift. I am wondering how much heat is required though. If you have enough of these filaments in an artificial muscle arrangement could you, while lifting your car or running for the bus, spontaneously ignite? That to one side, though, I really love these unexpected breakthroughs.
The Ultimate Hopes For the New Cosmos Series
I sort of agree with you. But you also have to think about who the program is aimed at. I would think you as a 42 year old can handle a much higher baud rate and have a far broader vocabulary. Cosmos inspired youngsters to think about what lies beyond our world and that will need a different approach to those you might take with interested adults. Thing is, if adults watching the new series love it then this runs the risk of kids hating it not only because it will be beyond them but also because, well, if it is something mom and pop are into then it is bound to be irrelevant.
Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years
If they only just close enough to finalizing the recipe now how do they know it will last three years?
Massive New Cambrian-Era Fossil Bed Found
I am not a paleontologist and was surprised that 15 of the 55 species found were previously unknown. I really thought we knew more. Is it possible that a significant find could radically change the way we think of the past?
How the Web Makes a Real-Life Breaking Bad Possible
Exposure is an important predictor of misuse in a population. If you legalise (which decreases the costs of use) then there will be an increase in those using and therefore an increase in those suffering harm. Just like alcohol - the more bars there are in an area, the cheaper the alcohol, the more accessible the alcohol the more people drink. I am not against legalisation. But at the same time it is a policy that will probably reduce the criminal side of drug use (e.g. theft to support an addition) but also increase the number of those suffering harms because of drug use. It is hard to know what the best course of action is.
Nissan Unveils 88 Pound 400-HP Race Car Engine
I hope these low/no emission races grow to rival formula 1 and and nascar. They are a great way to boost innovation and also encourage people to adopt the tech.
How To Make 96,000lbs of WWII Machinery Into High-Tech Research Platform
Well hello there you little ray of sunshine
Wisconsin Begins Using Cheese To De-Ice Roads
They are going to have a problem with mice on the roads. What will the spray to deal with the mice? Fish. The fish will attract cats who will eat the mice. But then there will be a cat problem, so they will have to spray ... anyway, I am sure that the old woman who swallowed a fly is consulting. So all is well.
Ask Slashdot: How To Build a Morse Code Audio Library For Machine Learning?
Picasa came to mind - this service supports audio files and, last time I looked, allows you to share stuff. Although I should add that it has been a while since I looked at this service. Complements on your your clearly written post... days of /. gone by
eBay CEO: Amazon Drones Are Fantasy
I'd say drone delivery is something that is definitely viable and worth persuing - getting urgent medical aid to remote or difficult to reach areas is one example. That siad, I don't personally like the idea of competitors flying probably quite heavy items over densley populated areas.
Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?
I wanted to finally make the move and fulfill a live long dream to live in Seattle
Get a Seattle address - not living local (if living local is a requirement) can be a disincentive. This is my experience as someone who recruits from time to time.
Affordable Blood Work In Four Hours Coming To Pharmacies
The good thing here is that it brings patient closer to the test - when blood travels long distances you begin to see greater variation in the end results. So it is not just about speed, if this little machine gets it right it may also improve accuracy. There is a flip side in that there probably will not be a trained clinician there to interpret and explain the results. Some people (you know who you are) might get all worked up over a slight deviation that is still within normal limits and can be easily dealt with through a modest behavioral change.
GCC 4.9 Coming With Big New Features
I have to agree - I've been trying to find out more on the multi-threading support, something that is strangely lacking detail but you would imagine could be quite popular
Object Lessons: Evan Booth's Post-Checkpoint Airport Weapons
I remember when the shoe bomber got arrested - it was the other passengers that first apprehended him on the plan. By the looks of his face I don't think they were particularly pleased with his botched attempt.
Could Slashdot (Or Other Private Entity) Sue a Spy Agency Like GCHQ Or NSA?
Erm - the guy that jumped the ticket barrier. A bunch of explosive devices had just gone off in London on public transport, the police were actively searching for more terrorists. This guy fitted the description of the bombers, had a back pack (as they did) and ran from armed officers towards a train station. I am not surprised he was shot. It was a very unfortunate set of events and his death was a terrible tragedy. But shit happens sometimes.
No one from David Kelly's immediate family are saying anything to suggest they do not accept the verdict of suicide.
Tomlinson died of natural causes - if he hadn't of had his heart attack when he was hit by the officer he would have had it pretty soon after. That is the sad reality of life sometimes.
If the wind blows there are leaves on the ground. But if there are leaves on the ground it is fallacious to infer the wind has blown. Affirming the consequent, if you are at interested...
Britain's Conservatives Scrub Speeches from the Internet
This is not accurate. Speeches made in Parliament are archived in Hansard for a start. And there is no changing that.
1.8 Million-Year-Old Skull Suggests Three Early Human Species Were One
Simpler is almost always better - and I for one am pleased to see our past more neatly explained. I worry about our willingness to complicate things in the name of science, sometimes.