Day: September 21, 2019

Ex-Google Engineer Says That Robot Weapons May Cause Accidental Mass Killings

“A former Google engineer who worked on the company’s infamous military drone project has sounded a warning against the building of killer robots,” reports Business Insider. Long-time Slashdot reader sandbagger quotes their report: Laura Nolan had been working at Google four years when she was recruited to its collaboration with the US Department of Defense,…

In Hong Kong, Protesters and Police Are Now Doxxing Each Other

As protests continue to rock Hong Kong, social media sites are now being used to share names, photos, phone numbers, ages and occupationa of individuals “on both sides of the protest line,” reports the Guardian: Supporters of the Hong Kong government have sought to identify masked protesters at demonstrations, while protesters themselves also appear to…

Can You Read Me the Time?

If you’re like the average clock user, you’ve probably gotten annoyed at reading analog clocks before. Typically, the solution is just to use a digital timepiece, but [sjm4306] has opted to make a small word clock that you can carry with you wherever you go to remind you of the time in the English language….

Does America’s First Commercial Offshore Wind Farm Portend a Clean Energy Revolution?

In the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Slashdot reader Dan Drollette describes visiting one of North America’s biggest experiments in renewable energy, off the coast of Rhode Island. As the only commercial offshore wind farm in North America, Block Island is “setting the stage for what could be a rapid explosion in the number of…

Fortnite season 10 challenges and where to find Bat Signals, telescopes – CNET

The island needs to know that Batman is here. …read more Source:: CNet

Batman invades Fortnite for Batman Day crossover event – CNET

Explore the miniature Gotham City and grab the Catwoman outfit. …read more Source:: CNet

SpaceX Tries Buying Out Homeowners Around Starhopper’s Texas Launchpad

SpaceX “built its experimental spaceport in and around Boca Chica Village, a decades-old community of about 20 elderly residents,” reports Business Insider. But now “SpaceX is trying to buy as much of Boca Chica Village as it can and move people out…following an accidental brush fire, public-safety notices warning of the possibility for explosions, and…

Emmys 2019: Winner predictions, start time, how to watch Sunday – CNET

Will Game of Thrones be crowned the best TV show? Will Netflix beat HBO? We take a look at the prospects of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday. …read more Source:: CNet

Could A Scalp-Zapping Cap Help Reverse Male Balding?

“An electric patch makes hairless mice grow fur and may reverse balding in men when fitted inside a specially designed baseball cap,” reports New Scientist: At the moment, men who don’t want to go bald can treat hair loss using minoxidil lotion, finasteride pills or hair transplant surgery. But minoxidil doesn’t work for everyone, finasteride…

[Mr. Carlson] Fixes a Fridge

A dead refrigerator is an occurrence determined to frustrate any homeowner. First there’s the discovery of hundreds of dollars in spoiled food, and then the cost of a repair call and the delay of the inevitable wait for parts. It’s clear to see why a hacker like [Mr. Carlson] would seek another way. Now, normally…