Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


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).


+ - Bill Gates backing a Perpetual Motion Machine?-> 1

Submitted by Pedrito
Pedrito (94783) writes "CNN has an article about Bill Gates backing startup Terrapower. Whatever you may think of him, Bill Gates is a pretty smart guy, but from reading the promotional material and specifically, this line, "Unlike light water reactors, the TWR can theoretically run forever without ever needing any additional enriched uranium..." One has to wonder, is Bill Gates putting his money into a nuclear perpetual motion machine?"
Link to Original Source

This Is Your Brain On Magnets — Or Maybe Not 59

Posted by Soulskill
from the it's-going-south dept.
conspirator23 writes "Jon Hamilton of National Public Radio brings us a story about 'voodoo correlations' in fMRI studies that seek to learn more about emotional states, personality, and social cognition in the human brain. Many of us outside the scientific community have been treated to fascinating images of brain activity and corresponding explanations about how the images reveal which portions of the brain are engaged in certain kinds of thinking. But these images are not actual snapshots; they are visualizations of data generated by repeated scans during experiments. Flaws in the statistical methods used by researchers can result in false images with a variety of inaccuracies. Yet the images produced are so vivid and engaging that even other neuroscientists can be misled by them."

Comment: Re:I am disappointed! (Score 0, Redundant) 150

by someonehasmyname (#28380645) Attached to: iPhone 3.0 Update Delivers Prodigious Patch Batch

Dude, just jailbreak, already. How can you be a /. member and resist the urge to pwn your phone?

Jailbreaking doesn't void anything. I bought a 3G 2 weeks before the 'new model' was 'leaked', and broke it within an hour. Then 2 days before my 30 day 'tryout' was over, I backed it all up, restored it to default non-jailbroken firmware, and returned it 'because it sucked'. Then I went back to the store to preorder the day the 3GS was announced.

My 3GS will be here in a few days, and it gets broken immediately as well. You're missing out on so much good stuff.

You could prevent the lock screen from showing private sms and call data, tethering works over usb or ad-hoc wifi, springjumps+iblank rocks. my home screen icons all jumped to pages of categories laid out how I wanted them, different keyboard layouts (iTypeFastR, BB Storm, etc), being able to install themes/ringtones, BossPrefs, Folders to hide pron! (or password lists, etc.), Docs, NES, SNES4iPhone. I was 1/2 done with Link to The Past on my iPhone when I had to take it back. :(

Comment: Re:But that too can chage (Score 1) 338

by someonehasmyname (#28219429) Attached to: Palm Pre "iTunes Hack" Detailed By DVD Jon

... and can't Apple do sneaky stuff like looking at the contents of this mass storage? A brand new (or restored through iTunes) iPod will have a directory structure that I don't exactly see the Pre completely replicating.

Hell, they could even checksum the firmware partition to make sure it's got official Apple firmware, although that would probably leave a jail-broken iPhone or iPod Touch as a pretty expensive paperweight.

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen