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Submission + - Radio Controlled Car Runs on Soda Can Rings (engadget.com)

polyp2000 writes: A pair of Spanish engineers have recently unveiled the dAlH2Orean (see what they did there?), a R/C car that runs on aluminum. Dropping a few soda can tabs into a tank of sodium hydroxide produces enough hydrogen to power the little speedster for 40 minutes – at almost 20mph.

Comment Yes, of course...and some do. (Score 1) 486

Speakeasy.net cut me off in 1999 when a Windows server I had at home was exploited (MSSQL Server...grr) and infected. I called them, they explained what was up and how to fix it. I 'fixed' it, called them back, and they put me back online...and then offline again 12 hours later because I hadn't cleaned it all up properly. (My then-girlfriend-now-wire really wanted to play Quake 3 Team Arena...I didn't have time to fight Windows!) I fixed it for real, and they put me right online again.

It was frustrating at the time, but I knew then and I know now that what they did was what I wish more companies did.

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The Virtual Choir Project 58

An anonymous reader writes "Conductor and composer Eric Whitacre has successfully created a virtual choir using the voices of 185 people who posted their performance on YouTube. The piece that's performed is called 'Sleep,' composed by the conductor himself in 2000. Anyone can join in — all you need is a webcam and a microphone."

Comment Re:Silly (Score 1) 482

What defines HUMAN$? Redefine the variable, the law is still satisfied. We hoomanz do it with brainwashing and conditioning. They're not humans, they're gooks. They don't even believe like we do. It's fine to kill them. Heathens anyway, right? But I'd like to think the robot might be able to work it even more subtly, subverting the law.

Or perhaps the robot will take the laws very seriously, to ill effect.

Comment What was their intention again? (Score 1) 268

FTA:

"About: ... We use the term graffiti for our work since we are storing data in a way that non-network participants may regard as unsightly or unwanted vandalism. ..."

"Update: ... It was never our intention to maliciously deface sites, ..."

I don't blame them for changing their tune once they came under fire, but I'm surprised that they have both statements on the page at once. Or am I somehow seeing a contradiction where none exists?

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C# In-Depth 499

Bergkamp10 from ComputerWorld writes "Microsoft's leader of C# development, writer of the Turbo Pascal system, and lead architect on the Delphi language, Anders Hejlsberg, reveals all there is to know on the history, inspiration, uses and future direction of one of computer programming's most widely used languages — C#. Hejlsberg also offers some insight into the upcoming version of C# (C#4) and the new language F#, as well as what lies ahead in the world of functional programming."

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