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: Re:Seen in the film? (Score 1) 126

by freeze128 (#49324251) Attached to: Boeing Patents <em>Star Wars</em> Style Force Field Technology
When the Millennium Falcon is being attacked by TIE fighters, the laser blasts don't actually seem to come in direct contact with the surface of the Falcon. I always assumed that this was the deflector shields. You don't actually *SEE* the shields, but you see the lack of laser blasts.

Comment: You don't know your history... (Score 4, Informative) 141

by freeze128 (#49321751) Attached to: "Google Glass Isn't Dead!" Says Google's CEO Eric Schmidt
The Apple Newton actually became the Palm Pilot, which was very successful. Its success wasn't based on the public's lack of hostility toward it. It was just more refined, and better developed. In short, it was simply a better product that was more reliable (and more affordable).

The iPhone and iPad came much later and were developed independently from the Newton.

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.