Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Get HideMyAss! VPN, PC Mag's Top 10 VPNs of 2016 for 55% off for a Limited Time ×

Comment Re:The influence of power on the human ego (Score 1) 823

I don't think its power abuse we're seeing here. Its more like the Dunning–Kruger effect.

These young'uns have learned enough to grok a tittle of what it takes to be a successful software engineer and think "This is easy!" since the majority of people who started on the CS track dropped back to a business major after they got stumped on the first "Hello World" program.

The arrogance will subside in time, once you're forced into a world where your cafeteria card requires funding and your student loans must now be paid...

Science

Morphing Metals 121

aarondubrow writes "Imagine a metal that 'remembers' its original, cold-forged shape, and can return to that shape when exposed to heat or a magnetic pulse. Like magic out of a Harry Potter novel, such a metal could contract on command, or swing back and forth like a pendulum. Believe it or not, such metals already exist. First discovered in 1931, they belong to a class of materials called 'shape memory alloys (SMA),' whose unique atomic make-up allows them to return to their initial form, or alternate between forms through a phase change."

Slashdot Top Deals

He's dead, Jim.

Working...