top "Squishy Joints" May Have Helped Dinosaurs Grow To Giant Sizes
... and the trees were purple and sky was bending through a tiny worm hole there we were all lead to utopia
top Software Glitch Means Loss of NASA's Deep Impact Comet Probe
Finally WE get to probe the aliens.
Send Deep Impact's sister probe: Deep Throat.
top Ask Slashdot: Best OSS Embedded Development Platform
Except for eclipse completely ridiculous: project import system, auto add files found in directory, and configuration menus all over the place.
about a year and a half ago
top Localized (Visual) Programming Language For Kids?
I am terrible at learning spoken languages; but no problem learning heaps of programming languages.
They use completely different skills. Coding languages are highly structured.
top Not Even Investors Know What Google Glass Is For
I know it is hard for geeks to understand; but technology is not always the best or fastest answer.
Real estate agents have a meeting before the open houses. They remember all the properties agency has for sale, and specially the ones they need to off-load. They need to know off the top of their head. A really important concept called preparation.
The brain is faster than technology - instant search which is what you need in front of a client. You can't replace street-smarts with technology.
Then again, geeks would make hopeless estate agents and sales people as they have no people skills.
top Firing a Laser Into Your Brain Could Help Beat a Drug Addiction
Firing lasers while stoned - whoa man!
top Microsoft Kills Expression Suite — And Makes It Free, For Now
Used Expression suite to make a custom embedded system on a pretty large project. It was good to integrate photoshop files from the graphic designers and convert them to controls. The UI turns out looking really professional - none of those stock standard UI controls and all beautifully rendered.
The main problem with the suite was that, in practice, the design flow is really one-way. If there was a change to the UI, you pretty much had to re-import the graphics, re-select the graphic items and group them into controls again.
For the next product iteration, we went back to WPF mixed with Windows Forms for old or 3rd party controls.
top Chinese Man Builds His Own Prosthetic Hands
Yeah, sort of like hammering the last nail when you try to crucify yourself.
top The Tricky Science of Olympic Gender Testing
Trouble is, sometimes the answer is no.
... and sometimes, the answer is "both"...
Yep, that was an inclusive-or.
top Details of the Second Controversial Mutant Bird Flu Study Finally Published
... When they develop also develop the antidote or cure.
top Samsung Focusing On Phone Software
Not a threat if that means Motorola UI on Google hardware.
top Apple News From WWDC and iPhone 5 Rumors
That might be 10000ft un-pressurised.
top Intel To Launch TV Service With Facial Recognition By End of the Year
Nudists will be in for a surprise!
top Can Machine Learning Replace Focus Groups?
Just get the last answer and repeat it over and over.
Such a machine will be equally as good as any focus group.
top The Gamification of Hiring
And exclude anyone from another English speaking country that use 's' instead of 'z' (e.g. for initialise).
Our only redeeming feature is we don't use that awful American word 'gotten.' In Australia, we are taught to avoid 'got' where ever possible - 'gotten' is right out of the question.
Considering we have a long past of being Americanised (Americanized?), "Dance, monkey, dance!" seems somewhat appropriate.
top Goldbach Conjecture: Closer To Solved?
You may write that in jest. You can use a theorem if it is not proven for the general case - only need it to 32 bits.
top Startup Claims C-code To SoC In 8-16 Weeks
Same thing happened to CPLDs. Once FPGAs were cheap - we all jumped to FPGAs.
Why lock yourself down - or even finish design before turning a PCB.
top Software Engineering Is a Dead-End Career, Says Bloomberg
That sort of statement shows he is an inexperienced poor manager.