Major security fail Slashdot. You've let your SSL server certificates expire. https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=www.slashdot.org&s=22.214.171.124
Anyone like to repost the content for us poor UK residents who aren't allowed to see the BBC's own content!?
Actually, drinking nothing but pure water when you're dehydrated can often be very dangerous.
Just watched it again frame by frame and the pebble falls directly from his parachute as it unfurls above his head. Nuff said!
More likely he laid has parachute on the ground for packing and accidentally picked up a rock without noticing and it was ejected when he pulled the chord. They probably can't find the "meteorite" because it's just a rock sitting amongst identical rocks.
Didn't one or more of the people accusing Julian Assange of criminal conduct work for USAID?
It's a question cos I'm going to delete my Slashdot bookmarks and avoid the site for a while cos of this rubbish. When I come back it'll be with a fresh perspective!
When did "crowdfunding" replace the words "charity" or "sponsorship"?
It's about 1 earth radius from the centre of the Earth.
They'll have spent a ton of money reprinting content to include their link to Facebook. All their TV, radio, press and web adverts will have been changed to report it too. You could argue that's a one-off cost though.
MrSeb writes "Twin Creeks, a solar power startup that emerged from hiding today, has developed a way of creating photovoltaic cells that are half the price of today's cheapest cells, and thus within reach of challenging the fossil fuel hegemony. As it stands, almost every solar panel is made by slicing a 200-micrometer-thick (0.2mm) wafer from a block of crystalline silicon. You then add some electrodes, cover it in protective glass, and leave it in a sunny area to generate electricity through the photovoltaic effect. There are two problems with this approach: Much in the same way that sawdust is produced when you slice wood, almost half of the silicon block is wasted when it's cut into 200-micrometer slices; and second, the panels would still function just as well if they were thinner than 200 micrometers, but silicon is brittle and prone to cracking if it's too thin. Using a hydrogen ion particle accelerator, Twin Creeks has managed to create very thin (20-micrometer), flexible photovoltaic cells that can be produced for just 40 cents per watt; around half the cost of conventional solar cells, and a price point that encroaches on standard, mostly-hydrocarbon-derived grid power."
Such a shame, probably has the highest hopes for a better life and may not survive now.
I believe this rules out all Android devices with CarrerIQ agents from being used to handle payment card numbers. There's no obvious mention on CarrerIQ's website of PCI compliance or how they protect the user's data. It probably also contravenes SOX, HIPAA and and host of other industry regulations. Bye bye lots of commercial use of Android handsets, especially Blackberry.
I suppose a model for this is how passengers or crew are moved to and from large ships during travel since they can't easily slow down or change direction. How's that done at the moment?
Please God NO... it's bad enough seeing so-called news sites like the BBC peppered with scare quotes in headlines. Please don't start doing it here.