UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?
Sony and the other set manufacturers need some sort of excuse to force us to all run out and buy new sets. UHD is the latest marketing campaign of many. With BluRay, I could argue that we now had a format that would let us have all the Charlie Chan movies on a single disk. I'm afraid I can't make such a claim for significant technology advance for UHD disks over Blu Ray.
IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts
You can't get rid of frauds as long as the IRS is involved. An organization with a license to steal should be talking about others' fraud.
Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?
Who would want this thing? Why invest time in an open source project that's doomed from the start?
Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7
I'm not nostalgic for any version of Windows. Each new release is packed with features I neither need nor want. If they had focused on updating one of the earlier versions, they might have something of value to me. The way it's going, I forsee a day when they no longer have a functionl version of any value to me, and I migrate everything to a different operating system.
Glitzy and complex is not better.
Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline
Why do I suspect that this person is neither married nr has any children? Only those with no direct experience in chiuld rearing are likely to propose nutty ideas like these.
Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality
Know what to kiss and when.
Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?
Yes! Do it or don't do it, but quit coinfusing the foo out of us twice a year. I wonder what impact on the GNP these twice a year changes have?
World War II Tech eLoran Deployed As GPS Backup In the UK
Boy, do I ever agree with you on that! There needs to be a backup system, preferably with distributed assets, so if the worst happens, planes and shipos can still navigate.
NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew
Women are from Mars, as any married man can attest. It only makes sense to send a few back. Besides, what would the Martians make of a buch of alien men, when they could relate so much better to women.
More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10
I wonder when Microsoft will learn that a lot of us would rather use our CPU and GPU cycles for something other than eye candy? While computers can be used for fun purposes, we shouldn't all be left with the feel that what we have is little more than a technotoy.
As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal
There's an obvious use for empty prisons. Use them for summer church camps.
Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Dronecode Project
That should make it a lot easier to hack, and sieze control of the drones!
Department of Defense May Give Private Cloud Vendors Access To Top Secret Data
How stupid can you get? Oh, it's the Department of Defense, Never mind...
A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month
Flying cars have surfaced many times since at least the 1950s, and several have made it to production. The problem is, everybody thinks its a good idea, but almost no one will actually buy one. Molt Taylor's "aerocar" is a prime example.
Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center
Unless somebody has changed the rules since I last looked, center handles all enroute IFR (instrument flight) traffic in a larger area, not just that above 10,000 feet. There are significant numbers of remoted radio transmitters and receivers so center can talk to all the aircraft over a wide area. Relocating the whole thing to another area doesn't just mean re-routing the radar replies, and coming up with another fully manned center, it means rerouting the audio and control to all those transmitters and receivers. It's not a trivial job at all.
To give an example of just how far away center can be, I live in far west Texas, about 70 miles from the Mexican border. When I call up center, I'm talking to people in a room in Albuquerque, NM. I believe their remote transmitter for this area may be in Ft. Stockton, TX, about 70 miles from here.
A nasty problem it is, and quite possibly one with no affordable solution.
FAA Clears Movie and TV Drones For Takeoff
All this drone stuff will be fine until one manages to crash into an airliner, bringing it down. Then the FAA will be swamped with people demanding to know why the drones were allowed in the first place.
TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers
Sometimes I ask them which specific machine they have in mind, as there are several. That usually addles them fairly well. Alternately, I tell them all our machines run Linux.
Interviews: Dr. Andy Chun Answers Your Questions About Artificial Intelligence
The best comment I think I have seen on artificial intelligence was at a company I worked for in the 1960s. The company advertised for "artificial intelliigence," when what they meant was that they wanted a specialist in artificial intelligence. Someone pinned the ad on the bulletin board, circled the desire for artificial intelligence, and wrote under it: "too much in the company already."
Geographic Segregation By Education
I really thought this was rather obvious, and that everyone already knew it, whether they discussed it or not.
FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage
I doubt there are any safe uses for a drone. Do we really want a remotely controlled small aircraft flying around our homes and communities?
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