New used stories appear with out need to reload the page, but I guess that represents lower add impressions. You can add to the annoying changes the Newer and Older buttons that didnt exist a few months ago.
An anonymous reader writes "Before I finished reading one story summary on the slashdot homepage I was annoyingly interrupted and taken to
/?source=autorefresh. Why in the world would a site that adds a story every half-hour (random guess) need to do this? It is extremely annoying when I can't finish reading a summary before the page refreshes, starts at the top, and jumps back down to where I was reading."
English is not my mother language and I wasn't familiar with the acronym. I had to go to the disambiguation page in wikipedia and find some difinition that could make sense
was that the summary says that more capable antennas could improve reading distance, while in reality the tecnology was desinged for very short ranges, with a practically working distance of less than 10 cm. This is I belive because most tags are passive, have no energy and most be powered by the reading device with magnetic induction.
undoing bad mod
yyzmcleod writes "Building on the work of last year's bionic creation, the Smart Bird, Festo announced that it will literally launch its latest creation, the BionicOpter, at Hannover Messe in April. With a wingspan of 63 cm and weighing in at 175 grams, the robotic dragonfly mimics all forms of flight as its natural counterpart, including hover, glide and maneuvering in all directions. This is made possible, the company says, by the BionicOpter's ability to move each of its four wings independently, as well as control their amplitude, frequency and angle of attack. Including its actuated head and body, the robot exhibits 13 degrees of freedom, which allows it to rapidly accelerate, decelerate, turn and fly backwards."
He sends proxy address to people that requested that information. He send it weekly because the proxys are blocked.
or to the sound of Indian Love Call
Forget Raytheron, the US DoD has 11 Class A blocks
I'm pretty sure he means probably.
chaz373 writes "CNET reports that Microsoft is going retail. In the 'Beyond Binary' blog Ina Fried reports, 'After years of brushing off the notion, Microsoft said on Thursday that it will open up its own line of retail stores. Without detailing the plans, Microsoft said it has hired David Porter, a 25-year Wal-Mart veteran, to lead the effort. Sources say that Porter's mission will be to develop the company's retail plans and that the effort is likely to start small with just a few locations.'"
New laws that took effect in Nevada on Oct. 1 and will kick in on Jan. 1 in Massachusetts may effectively mandate encryption for companies' hard drives, portable devices, and data transmissions. The laws will be binding on any organization that maintains personal information about residents of the two states. (Washington and Michigan are considering similar legislation.) Nevada's law deals mostly with transmitted information and Massachusetts's emphasizes stored information. Between them the two laws should put more of a dent into lax security practices than widespread laws requiring customer notification of data breaches have done. (Such laws are on the books in 40 states and by one estimate have reduced identity theft by 2%.) Here are a couple of legal takes on the impact of the new laws.