Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 4 declined, 3 accepted (7 total, 42.86% accepted)

+ - Has radar technology caught up with steath technology?->

Submitted by AbrasiveCat
AbrasiveCat (999190) writes "In the continuing game of cat and mouse between offensive and defensive technologies of war, the technology of radar stealth may have been matched by new multiple frequency radar systems. U.S Naval Institute News (http://news.usni.org/2014/07/29/chinese-russian-radars-track-see-u-s-stealth) reports the Chinese and Russians maybe developing such systems. The present radar systems use high frequency waves for accurately locating an incoming target. Stealth aircraft are designed to adsorb or reflect these wave away from the receiver. It turns out longer wave radars can see the stealth aircraft. The longer wave radar lacks the precision of the high frequency radar, but when the two are combined, as the Russians, Chinese (and US) are doing, you can produce accurate targeting radar. The F117 may have been in a golden age for stealth technology, it will be interesting to see if the F35 arrives to late to be effective against other countries with advanced radar systems."
Link to Original Source

+ - Windows XP life extension (?)->

Submitted by AbrasiveCat
AbrasiveCat (999190) writes "It appears that Windows XP is getting a little life extension. Microsoft has decided to continue to release virus definitions for XP until July 2015, as reported by the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25758308. Regular support patches are still scheduled to end in Apr 2014. No you can't kill it yet."
Link to Original Source

+ - NTSB has discovered the cause of the battery failures on the Boeing 787->

Submitted by AbrasiveCat
AbrasiveCat (999190) writes "The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has reported that the battery problems suffered by the Boeing 787 were caused by a short circuit in a cell of the battery. http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2013/130207.html The cause of the short circuit is still under investigation and the plane is still a ways from being cleared to fly passengers again."
Link to Original Source

+ - Man who protested TSA by stripping is acquitted by judge->

Submitted by AbrasiveCat
AbrasiveCat (999190) writes "In an update to an earlier Slashdot story http://idle.slashdot.org/story/12/04/18/1637222/man-protests-tsa-with-nudity, the Portland Oregon man who was arrested after stripping naked at a TSA checkpoint at Portland Airport was acquitted of indecent exposure charges. He successfully argued that he was protesting TSA actions, and his actions were protected speech under the Oregon Constitution.

So our answer from Alice's Restaurant for everyone to strip for TSA.
"You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement.""

Link to Original Source

+ - Hydrogen Explosion at the #3 Power Plant in Japan-> 3

Submitted by
AbrasiveCat
AbrasiveCat writes "New trouble at nuclear power plant in Japan. As reported by the NBC http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42056237/ns/world_news-asiapacific/ . There has been an hydrogen/oxygen explosion at the Number 3 unit of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. This has cause a wall of the plant to be destroyed. The officials are saying the reactor containment remains. This seems to be a result of previously exposing the fuel rods, which caused the creation of the hydrogen gas. There has been no increase in radiation in the area (yet.)"
Link to Original Source

A method of solution is perfect if we can forsee from the start, and even prove, that following that method we shall attain our aim. -- Leibnitz

Working...