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How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made Published on August 21, 2017 at 09:20AM Fascinating article on The New Yorker about how the Voyager Golden Record was made: The Voyagers’ scientific mission will end when their plutonium-238 thermoelectric power generators fail, around the year 2030. After that, the two craft will drift endlessly among the […]

Apple Looks For Exceptional Engineer With a Secret Job Posting Published on August 21, 2017 at 08:40AM An anonymous reader writes: A hidden Apple website that hosts a job description and invitation to apply for an important position has recently been discovered. The posting describes a role that should be filled by a “talented engineer” […]

The Windows App Store is Full of Pirate Streaming Apps Published on August 21, 2017 at 08:00AM Ernesto Van der Sar, reporting for TorrentFreak: When we were browsing through the “top free” apps in the Windows Store, our attention was drawn to several applications that promoted “free movies” including various Hollywood blockbusters such as “Wonder […]

Microsoft Speech Recognition Now As Accurate As Professional Transcribers Published on August 21, 2017 at 05:30AM An anonymous reader quotes TechCrunch: Microsoft announced today that its conversational speech recognition system has reached a 5.1% error rate, its lowest so far. This surpasses the 5.9% error rate reached last year by a group of researchers from […]

Elon Musk Backs Call For A Global Ban On Killer Robots Published on August 21, 2017 at 01:30AM An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Tesla boss Elon Musk is among a group of 116 founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies who are calling on the United Nations to ban autonomous weapons. “Lethal autonomous weapons threaten […]

Plex Responds, Will Allow Users To Opt Out Of Data Collection Published on August 20, 2017 at 09:34PM stikves writes: This weekend Plex had announced they were implementing a new privacy policy, including removing the ability for opting out of data collection and sharing. Fortunately the backlash here, on their forums, Reddit, and other placed […]

Ask Slashdot: How Can You Teach Programming To Schoolchildren? Published on August 20, 2017 at 07:34PM Slashdot reader SPopulisQR writes: A new school year is approaching and I wanted to ask what are appropriate programming languages for children of various ages. Specifically, 1) what coding languages should be considered, and 2) are there are any […]

Ask Slashdot: How Can You Teach Programming To Schoolchildren? Published on August 20, 2017 at 07:34PM Slashdot reader SPopulisQR writes: A new school year is approaching and I wanted to ask what are appropriate programming languages for children of various ages. Specifically, 1) what coding languages should be considered, and 2) are there are any […]

Ask Slashdot: How Can You Teach Programming To Schoolchildren? Published on August 20, 2017 at 07:34PM Slashdot reader SPopulisQR writes: A new school year is approaching and I wanted to ask what are appropriate programming languages for children of various ages. Specifically, 1) what coding languages should be considered, and 2) are there are any […]

Ask Slashdot: How Can You Teach Programming To Schoolchildren? Published on August 20, 2017 at 07:34PM Slashdot reader SPopulisQR writes: A new school year is approaching and I wanted to ask what are appropriate programming languages for children of various ages. Specifically, 1) what coding languages should be considered, and 2) are there are any […]

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