Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 2 declined, 0 accepted (2 total, 0.00% accepted)

Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - 200th Birthday of Ada Lovelace today. (

sbaker writes: Ada Lovelace — considered by some to be the worlds' first computer programmer, and because Charles Babbage was more interested in improving his designs than getting something working — she was also quite possibly the most frustrated programmer because she didn't have anything to run her code on.

Submission + - 3D Printers become affordable to the masses

sbaker writes: "3D Printers (or 'Rapid prototyping machines') can produce arbitary three dimensional objects in plastic or sometimes metal directly from a CAD model — just like printing a picture on your trusty inkjet. These nifty gadgets typically cost a prohibitive $20k — but what happens if such things cost just $5k. Once this baby hits the streets, other manufacturers will have to follow. Did the world just change?"

Slashdot Top Deals

I'm still waiting for the advent of the computer science groupie.