SheepShaver: A Cross-Platform Tool For Retro Enthusiasts

The world of desktop computing has coalesced into what is essentially a duopoly, with Windows machines making up the bulk of the market share and Apple carving out a dedicated …read more

Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua Probably Moved Strangely Due To Gas, Study Says

Scientists have come up with a simple explanation for the strange movements of our solar system’s first known visitor from another star. NPR reports: Now, though, in the journal Nature, two researchers say the answer might be the release of hydrogen fr……

Errors logged as ‘nut loose on the keyboard’ were – ahem – not a hardware problem

Five developers named Bob were not good at their jobs
On Call Welcome once again, dear reader, to On-Call, The Register’s Friday feature in which we share readers’ tales of being asked to address avoidable annoyances.……

CNC Intaglio-Esque Engraving

Intaglio is an ancient carving technique for adding details to a workpiece, by manually removing material from a surface with only basic hand tools. If enough material depth is removed, …read more

There’s one sure winner in the AI explosion, say analysts: Dutch outfit ASML

It’s the only game in town for extreme ultraviolet lithography, and that makes it every chip shop’s new best friend
Dutch semiconductor equipment vendor ASML is likely to benefit heavily from the rapid adoption of generative AI and machine learning tec……

Relativity Space Launches World’s First 3D-Printed Rocket On Historic Test Flight

Longtime Slashdot reader destinyland shares a report from The Relativity Space rocket, called Terran 1, lifted off from Launch Complex 16 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 8:25 p.m. EST (0025 GMT on March 23), kicking off a ……

French parliament says <em>oui</em> to AI surveillance for 2024 Paris Olympics

Liberté, égalité, reconnaissance faciale for all
Despite the opposition of 38 civil society groups, the French National Assembly has approved the use of algorithmic video surveillance during the 2024 Paris Olympics.……

Microsoft breaks geolocation, locking users out of Azure and M365

Customers banished to an IP address in Uzbekistan that Redmond’s cloud did not recognize
Microsoft has found a new and interesting way to break its cloud services: by messing up geolocation services and sending its users to Uzbekistan, which made it im……

Where in the world is Terraform Labs villain Do Kwon? Montenegro, actually

Probably in a jail cell, waiting to be extradited stateside
The US Justice Department charged fugitive crypto bro Do Kwon with fraud on Thursday, just hours after Montenegro’s minister of interior announced he had been detained by local authorities.……

Enormous Metal Sculpture Becomes an Antenna

Those who have worked with high voltage know well enough that anything can be a conductor at high enough voltages. Similarly, amateur radio operators will jump at any chance to …read more