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+ - Norway Is Gamifying Warfare By Driving Tanks With Oculus Rift->

Submitted by Daniel_Stuckey
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Look at Norway, where the Army has started using Oculus Rift to drive tanks with increased visibility, according to the Norwegian TV station tu.no. Four VR cameras are mounted on the sides of the tank to give the soldier inside donning the headset a full 360 degree view of what's going on outside, like X-ray vision. Using cameras to "see through" a vehicle isn't a new concept; when the hatches are down tanks are notoriously hard to navigate. But the Oculus Rift dev kit is just a fraction of the price of traditional 360-degree camera equipment: Lockheed Martin's F-35 helmet for pilots can cost tens of thousands of dollars."
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+ - ReactOS 0.3.16, the Windows clone has got a new Explorer->

Submitted by KingofGnG
KingofGnG (1319253) writes "On the long, long road that leads to its final target, ReactOS continues to grow and evolve thanks to the hard work made by developers contributing to the project. The latest, important changes help the system to actually advance toward the aforementioned final target, ie to reach full compatibility with software and drivers made for Windows operating systems based on the NT architecture."
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Comment: This is horrible (Score 5, Insightful) 237

by Wizy (#46164513) Attached to: Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

Since I can't find any other way to reply to this post I will have to reply to the first post. I wanted to make my own reply, good luck finding that.

I have my slashdot working as it has for many years. Your "classic" is my "great". I have the oldest comment system possible and it is wonderful and works amazingly. This new beta is amazingly bad. It does not look better, and it is definitely not as usable. It's not even close to as user friendly as Slashdot from 10 years ago.

Why are you completely ignoring the userbase? Nobody wants this.

Mars

4-Billion-Pixel Panorama View From Curiosity Rover 101

Posted by samzenpus
from the take-a-look dept.
SternisheFan points out that there is a great new panorama made from shots from the Curiosity Rover. "Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover is currently exploring, with this 4-billion-pixel panorama stitched together from 295 images. ...The entire image stretches 90,000 by 45,000 pixels and uses pictures taken by the rover's two MastCams. The best way to enjoy it is to go into fullscreen mode and slowly soak up the scenery — from the distant high edges of the crater to the enormous and looming Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual destination."

+ - United States Congress Talks About ACTA->

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Wizy
Wizy writes "The United States Congress has decided to speak out about ACTA: "Since that dreaded September of 1993, easy access to a global marketplace of ideas has been a growing threat to our national interests." The beginning of the article is an obvious reference to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September"
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Censorship

Church of Scientology On Trial In France 890

Posted by kdawson
from the speaking-truth-to-fraud dept.
An anonymous reader sends word that a trial has opened in Paris that could shut down Scientology in France. The organization stands accused of targeting vulnerable people for commercial gain. Scientology does not have the status of a religion there, as it does in the US, and anti-cult groups have pursued it vigorously over more than 30 years. The current case is based on complaints filed by two women in December 1998 and July 1999. Three other former members who had initially joined the complaint have withdrawn after "reaching a financial arrangement with church officials." If convicted, the seven top Scientologists in France face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of €1M. The Church of Scientology-Celebrity Centre and its Scientology Freedom Space bookshop not only face a much larger fine but also run the risk of being shut down completely.
Businesses

+ - China's manufacturing power

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Frank1998
Frank1998 writes "China as a workshop of the world has been known to everyone. But what makes it so appealing to manufacture in China. Is it really cheap labor,lax environmental regulations or something else? Is it good for the US and the world at large? The August issue of Atlantic Monthly has a cover story titled China Makes, the World Takes. To quote the protagonist of the story, "People think China is cheap, but really, it's fast". Bunnie Huang of the Xbox hacking fame has quite some first-person experience. His recent foray into manufacturing in China has been all positive, from personal dedication of the workers to high precision and automation of the manufacture itself."

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