Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Education

+ - Ask Slashdot: Emergent complexity for Physicist 2

Submitted by Dirac_my_friend
Dirac_my_friend (2866783) writes "I'm studying as a Theoretical Physicist and I'm very close to start working on the thesis. I'm fascinated by emergent complexity, such as: the Conway's game of life, bees organization, neural network, complexity economics . I'm asking you either where to read something interesting about or some cool topics you consider useful for a future job/interesting to work on. Any ideas?
(sorry I made a mistake in the previous story)"
Education

+ - Ask Slashdot: Emergent complexity for a Physician 1

Submitted by Dirac_my_friend
Dirac_my_friend (2866783) writes "I'm studying as a Theoretical Physician and I'm very close to start working on the thesis. I'm fascinated by emergent complexity, such as: the Conway's game of life, bees organization, neural network, complexity economics . I'm asking you either where to read something interesting about or some cool topics you consider useful for a future job/interesting to work on. Any ideas?"
Google

+ - Google Censors AdBlock Plus on Android->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "From the EFF:
In a shocking move, Google has recently deleted AdBlock Plus from the Android Play Store. This is hugely disappointing because it demonstrates that Google is willing to censor software and abandon its support for open platforms as soon as there's an ad-related business reason for doing so."

Link to Original Source
Hardware

+ - Build Your Own Arduino Phone ->

Submitted by mikejuk
mikejuk (1801200) writes "Now you can add a GSM Shield to the Arduino which is about the size of a credit card and connects directly to the mobile phone system. The price is quite reasonable too, 69 euros or about $90, for an open, i.e. unlocked, phone. The card works with the usual range of Arduino boards — Uno, Mega and Leonardo — and looks very easy to interface and write code for. It connects to any GPRS/GSM network using an M10 Quectell quad band radio modem and it supports TCP/IP and HTTP over GPRS up to a speed of 85.6kbps. The card needs a SIM to work but the one supplied by Telefonica in the box has some interesting features. It only allows you to send data and SMS messages, but it works anywhere in the world i.e it comes with a roaming plan and costs 10 euros ($13) for 10MB of traffic (20MB for 15 euros). If you want to use the device as a mobile phone then all you need is a suitable SIM with a voice and/or data plan and an loudspeaker and microphone. Of course, the Arduino doesn't run an operating system so don't imagine downloading apps of any sort and the processor is a probably too small to accept a port of, say, Firefox mobile or Android. However, the interface is simple enough — a serial port — to make it possible to consider using it with other devices and the obvious candidate would be the Raspberry Pi which runs Linux quite easily. A Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu Touch or Android plus the GSM Shield would make a reasonable mobile phone."
Link to Original Source

Sigmund Freud is alleged to have said that in the last analysis the entire field of psychology may reduce to biological electrochemistry.

Working...