Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?
Wireless Networking

+ - ET is Phoning Us. We're Just on The Wrong Channel.->

Submitted by RedEaredSlider
RedEaredSlider writes: E.T. may be phoning us, but we've been listening the wrong way.
That's what Gregory Benford, a physicist at the University of California Irvine and science fiction author, thinks. And he wants to gather a whole lot of amateurs to do it right — and possibly find evidence of alien life. ...Aliens won't send out a continuous signal, but a pulsed one, in short bursts. "It's just not cost-effective," he said. "By many orders of magnitude it's cheaper to do broadband."

Link to Original Source

+ - Google Schedules Chrome 6, 7, And 8 For This Year-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Google said that it will be releasing a new stable version of Chrome every six weeks, which is about twice as fast as the release pace today. The goal is to make new features available when they are done and to make Chrome releases more predictable. Has anyone complained that there were too few new Chrome releases? Mozilla has been releasing a major new browser twice a year and Microsoft is on an 18-24 month pace. Firefox 4.0 Beta is scheduled for release later today and it appears that Mozilla is somewhat paranoid about Blackhat. 3.6.6 was planned to be the original 'Blackhat release'; now we are at version 3.6.7 and Mozilla has already a build candidate of 3.6.8 that will be released depending on news coming out of Blackhat.
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:I don't get the kind of people, who call sun "s (Score 1) 142

by Tangent128 (#31015106) Attached to: "Tube Map" Created For the Milky Way
Last I heard, "The Sun" and "The Moon" were in fact the official terms. Ironic that astronomers can be a tad geocentric like that.

"Sol" and sometimes "Luna" are just overwhelmingly popular sci-fi terms, but yes, probably would be the terms eventually adopted by colonists.

Comment: Re:No, you misunderstand (Score 1) 585

by Tangent128 (#29026217) Attached to: GPLv2 Libraries — Is There a Point?
So, adhering to the GPL gives you the right to redistribute the GPL'd code- but you don't need permission for the linking itself?

That actually makes sense.

IANAL, but I don't think (in the U.S.) that the end user is infringing by creating a derivative work at load time, either- see Galoob vs Nintendo.

A debugged program is one for which you have not yet found the conditions that make it fail. -- Jerry Ogdin