Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?

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).


Comment: Better idea (Score 5, Insightful) 231

by Feefers (#42315377) Attached to: New Call For Turing Pardon
Prime Minister Cameron makes a general statement not just for Turing but for all those tortured and prosecuted under what we now rightly see was a terrible and cruel "law". Society has moved on and a bold declaration that not just Turing but all those convicted of crimes of this nature are considered to be pardoned would solidify how far we have progressed.

Comment: Conversation (Score 1) 235

by Feefers (#40463971) Attached to: Chatbot Eugene Wins Biggest Turing Test Ever
I could tell pretty much after third reply... Me: Sup? Eugene: I don't understand the question. Me: Sup! As is what is up? Eugene: I'm having a great day! Me: Oh yes? What's so great about it all hyped about the win? Eugene: So we reached consensus. Go on then! If I'm not mistaken - you still didn't tell me where you live. OR it's a secret?:-) Say what? Perhaps under strict test conditions it's fine but released into the wild it's rather poor.

Comment: Re:Yes! (Score 1) 139

by Feefers (#39876301) Attached to: Finally, a Shark With a Laser Attached To Its Head
2+2 = 11 ....In base 3 of course. Language must evolve over time, ye olde eventually changed and in time I look forward to the rules of grammar becoming more relaxed. As for the artickle, it's pretty clever sharks don't have many attachment points and making a laser that can not only be fitted to a shark but be waterproof and powered to not bother the creature to the extent its trainer says stop is pretty impressive.

Comment: Re:But this price rise is artificial.... (Score 1) 1205

by Feefers (#39219545) Attached to: The Specter of Gasoline At $5 a Gallon
LMGTFY; Two sets of standards have been defined for light-duty vehicles in the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990: Tier 1 standards applied to all new light-duty vehicles (LDV), such as passenger cars, light-duty trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUV), minivans and pick-up trucks. First 50k miles/5 years all in g/mi THC 0.41 NMHC 0.25 CO 3.4 NOx Diesel 1.0 - More relaxed NOx limits for diesels applicable to vehicles through 2003 model year NOx gasoline 0.4 PM 0.08 - PM standards applicable to diesel vehicles only And those are... THC - Total hydrocarbons NMHC - Non-methane hydrocarbons CO - Carbon monoxide NO - Nitrogen oxides PM - Diesel particulate matter Well let's look at a Golf 5door TDI S HC+NOx 0.207 CO 0.382 NOx 0.158 Particles 0.0004 Estimated fuel consumptions; EC Urban (mpg) 49.6 EC Extra Urban (mpg) 74.3 EC Combined (mpg) 62.8 So i'm not entirely sure the arguement that it would fail emission laws holds up.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)