Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


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: IQ depends on context (Score 1) 325

by jchap (#43814779) Attached to: Predicting IQ With a Simple Visual Test
Albert Einstein in patent office = Law of Photoelectric Effect.

Albert Einstein in red-hot ' 'magma' ' = "Tssssssh."

Thus external context is of equal importance to innate ability within the expression of intelligence.

Also, when the bars start flicking like that, from one side to another, that's how I know when I've had enough to drink.

Comment: Hey New-Kid! Catch! (Score 1) 295

by jchap (#43768101) Attached to: Charge Your Cellphone In 20 Seconds (Eventually)

You could go the other way to solve this problem: make the batts/caps smaller and able to hold *less* charge. :D You'd rely on ubiquitous charging.

Phone needs charge; Phone spends most of it's time in my jacket; Phone receives pwr from jacket pocket.

Jacket needs charge; Jacket spends most of it's time on the coat hook. Wire coat hooks to the mains electricity supply.

Planet needs charge; Planet spends most of it's time orbiting a star; Wire planet directly to sun;

Sun needs charge: Someone else's problem.

Comment: MS won, no-one cares. (Score 1) 737

by jchap (#43502859) Attached to: Windows: Not Doomed Yet
"A Computer on every desktop! Microsoft in every computer! We win!! Hey, where did everybody go?"

We're outside in the sunshine with wireless multi-touch internet enabled tablets and a million other places.

The world has outgrown MS's vision. If you want to make money you gotta either predict or create the future.

What does MS say to me these days?

"Other people's UIs are nice."
"You must use our software at work"
"Do you remember how much you liked XP?"
"DRM is good"
"We like your tablet - here's a cabinet sized version."
"We've cut our boot time to 30s!"
"Develop for our platform - that's where all the cool kids hang out!!"
Etc etc.

Get a clue MS!

Find someone who's been hidden away in a cave for the last 20 years and ask them what people will need *tomorrow*.

How Famous OS Logos Got Started 103

Posted by samzenpus
from the in-the-beginning dept.
Shane O'Neill writes "Ronald McDonald and the NBC Peacock may get more TV air time, but today's operating systems have cool logos, too. Google, Apple, Microsoft and the Linux crowd crafted mascots ranging from cute lizards to circles of life. In this slideshow, we look at the origins of the logos and look ahead to their future."
The Media

+ - CO2, greenhouse effect not causing global warming?

Submitted by dazl
dazl (666) writes "UK's Channel 4 "The Great Global Warming Swindle" documentary convincingly makes a number of points, including, CO2 increase is the effect, and not the cause, of temperature increase (and 800 years later at that). They claim data shows that what drives climate change is sun activity. After watching this the award-winning Gore piece has little credibility left. Video at google and youtube."

"Pascal is Pascal is Pascal is dog meat." -- M. Devine and P. Larson, Computer Science 340