This is an interesting point actually. Different map projections really do affect the way countries (and especially big countries) look like on the map.
Whether this should have an impact on how the Scottish view their potential independence I don't know....
Well, that kind of makes sense since both Virgin Galactic and Bitcoin are something akin to vapour-ware... Full of promises but nothing substantial yet.
This isn't really anything new. Here's another example of similar technology by Festo used in materials handling/sorting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVUx_0VN5PQ
Ummmm, what about the most important features of the arduino: digital I/O pins, analog input and PWM output? It looks like there might be some in the picture, but the specs don't mention anything at all...
Oh, cmon. Is this reddit? Are we supposed to get the CCTV records and look through to try and identify the shooter?
Sure this is front page news... But why on slashdot?
Right.... And what are you going to do when this thing runs out of petrol 10 miles down the road...
It is understandable that they want to automate the work of bar staff. After all they work in a very noisy, dirty and smelly environment, unsuitable for human workers.
ROS is a really good framework. And the best thing is that it's open-source so even if WG will go down ROS will continue to exist
That's ok, nobody's going to click on them anyway.
I think all his classmates should download the app, make similar videos and upload them to youtube just to show how ridiculous this is. They can't arrest them all.
The guy is facing CRIMINAL CHARGES for fucks sake!
So they intend to replace 6 - 8 years worth of books with a tablet? How long are these cheapest of the cheap pieces of hardware actually last?
Probably none. But I don't think the picture is as dire as you paint it because the change from "driver" cars to driver-less cars isn't going to be instant. It's not like all truckers are gonna lose their jobs tomorrow or next years. It's gonna be a gradual process over the next ten or maybe twenty years.
In terms of number of programs I probably have more proprietary ones than open source on my hard drive. However, I spend most of my time using OSS. Mostly Firefox and Thunderbird (on my home laptop anyway).