Revisiting Street Intersections Using Slot-Based Systems

Donald Steiny Technology, Uncategorized 1 Comment

This is cool.  Autonomous vehicles communicate with each other so when they brake one will know the other is doing and respond appropriately.  That means that rear end collisions will be all but impossible.  At an intersection, each car would know exactly where the other cars are, so why would we need traffic lights? The algorithms have been developed, as this …

Daredevil Drone Flies through the Trees Like an Ace

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Soon, this is how Google and Amazon will be delivering your packages. For the narcissistic, you can have a drone following you and recording every move. Then your Facebook page would be really, really boring (unless, of course, you are attractive and naked).  When an autonomous drone becomes completely autonomous, I wonder if we will have to start wearing drone …

NetApp will lay off 12% of employees, nearly 1,500 people, by July 2016 | VentureBeat | Enterprise | by Jordan Novet

Donald Steiny Storage, Technology 0 Comments

This is sad, NetApp is a great company. They are in a tough spot that is reminiscent of DEC, Sun, and even IBM at on point. They have invested a huge amount into their cDOT systems, ultra-reliable, high-capacity storage systems. These are large, integrated systems that usually cost upwards of $100,000.00 for the cheap ones. Data centers can use large …

Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind | University of Southampton

Donald Steiny Storage, Technology 0 Comments

I have occasionally used the expression, to describe something that will never change, by saying “it will be around ’till the Sun blows up.”  Now, people will hear me and say “huh? So what? So will my pictures of my cat.” At least, if this technology can be manufactured cheaply enough.  A final end to magnetic tapes, which lurk in …

Depression Successfully Treated With 24 Minutes Of Innovative Type of Therapy – PsyBlog

Donald Steiny Health, Science, Technology, Uncategorized 0 Comments

This is fascinating, using virtual reality to treat depression. I wonder if it could work the other way. Some people I know seem to relate to most everything in the first person. If they see a movie, they imagine it is happening to them; if you make an analogy, they think you are talking about them; if they read some …