Profile

Cover photo
Verified name
19,192,579 views
AboutPosts

Stream

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
 
Celebration may be premature, as NZ government can appeal to keep the property.
14
2
iPan Baal's profile photoPhillip Jones's profile photoDoug Bolster's profile photoFernando Soares's profile photo
2 comments
 
As opposed to uhh what, not being stoked? 
Add a comment...

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
 
US attorney: Lavabit "treated court orders like contract negotiations."
11
3
Luca Da Rin Fioretto's profile photoAl Mendoza's profile photoThom Brown's profile photoJeffrey Herold's profile photo
4 comments
 
No doubt when those who get what they want to steal will then back off. Law as plunder has become the American way. 
Add a comment...

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
13
7
Matt Ballard's profile photoArrimas Arrington's profile photoDalt Wisney's profile photoJeffrey Herold's profile photo
8 comments
 
You means our news cycle is stuck in 1966? Maybe music will get better because it bites.
Add a comment...

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
 
Solar Impulse's new solar plane can fly up to 5 days straight.
36
7
Wayne Moyer's profile photoBill Collier's profile photoMike Fuller's profile photoVictor Castro's profile photo
5 comments
 
I'm curious as to whether any work is being done into stabilizing solar-powered lifting bodies - eg. helium-filled rigid airships where the body itself acts as a wing.  The idea would be that they're still too heavy to float on their own, but would require a comparative minimum of forward power to lift off. 

That would seem like an ideal type of platform for solar powered flight - if you can solve the issue of wind gusts, which are the main obstacle to widespread use of airships.

With this thing, cool as it is, the efficiency of the engines doesn't sound like the problem, rather the conversion efficiency of the photovoltaics.
Add a comment...

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
11
3
Ioannis Gyftos's profile photoMike DeSimone's profile photoShahriar Zayyani's profile photoCarlos Paixão's profile photo
 
Hey, SUSY! C'mere...
Add a comment...
In their circles
12 people

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
 
Senior researchers who helped build the system now think it's unsustainable.
6
3
Ernest Johnson's profile photoAndrew Dodson's profile photoHeather Totty's profile photoManfred Georg's profile photo
3 comments
 
I'm glad I got out of academia.
Add a comment...

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
 
We sampled public data to estimate sales and gameplay info for every Steam game.
30
4
Jesus M. Castagnetto's profile photoSimon Harbour's profile photo
Add a comment...

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
 
Multiple weaknesses put devices and PayPal accounts within reach of attackers.
21
5
Jesus Lopez's profile photoDayne Close's profile photoC.E. Downes's profile photoVincent Rupp Jr.'s profile photo
9 comments
 
No surprise there. 
Add a comment...

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
 
Looking at war as a civilian rather than a soldier means facing hard truths.
7
Add a comment...

Ars Technica

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hacker exposed client’s data to teach a lesson, was "tired of being ignored."
18
5
Matt Ballard's profile photoGustav Hartvigsson's profile photoCameron Tyler's profile photoAndrei Brănescu's profile photo
2 comments
 
Oh no, he's gonna run with the flash drive! So many lives are in danger! You better put a gun to his face when you arrest him. Sir, please put down the flash drive and slowly put your hands on the back of your head!

All this while those who have committed fraud and stolen billions are nicely asked to step into the police car.

Man, you're country's system is messed up.
Add a comment...
People
In their circles
12 people
Story
Tagline
Serving the technologist for over 1.3141592 x 10⁻¹ centuries
Introduction

Original news and reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech and the many ways it's helping us enjoy our world.

Page managed by Social Editor Cesar Torres