Congratulations!

[Valid RSS] This is a valid RSS feed.

Recommendations

This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.

Source: http://slashdot.org/index.rss

  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
  2. <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/" xmlns:admin="http://webns.net/mvcb/" xmlns:content="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:slash="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/" xmlns:syn="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/" xmlns:taxo="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/taxonomy/" xmlns:feedburner="http://rssnamespace.org/feedburner/ext/1.0">
  3.  
  4. <channel rdf:about="https://slashdot.org/">
  5. <title>Slashdot</title>
  6. <link>https://slashdot.org/</link>
  7. <description>News for nerds, stuff that matters</description>
  8. <dc:language>en-us</dc:language>
  9. <dc:rights>Copyright 1997-2016, SlashdotMedia. All Rights Reserved.</dc:rights>
  10. <dc:date>2018-07-21T18:49:14+00:00</dc:date>
  11. <dc:publisher>Dice</dc:publisher>
  12. <dc:creator>[email protected]</dc:creator>
  13. <dc:subject>Technology</dc:subject>
  14. <syn:updateBase>1970-01-01T00:00+00:00</syn:updateBase>
  15. <syn:updateFrequency>1</syn:updateFrequency>
  16. <syn:updatePeriod>hourly</syn:updatePeriod>
  17. <items>
  18. <rdf:Seq>
  19.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/1827224/lambdamoo-muds-and-when-the-internet-was-young?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  20.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2313244/bing-now-provides-exact-snippets-of-code-for-developers-queries?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  21.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0311202/state-senator-wants-a-law-forcing-bots-to-admit-theyre-not-human?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  22.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0055236/hello-games-received-death-threats-over-no-mans-sky?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  23.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/227246/is-python-the-future-of-programming?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  24.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0347241/ecuador-will-be-handing-assange-over-to-uk-authorities-in-coming-weeks-or-days-rt?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  25.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0314239/nanoengineer-finds-new-way-to-recycle-lithium-ion-batteries?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  26.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0020258/star-trek-discoverys-season-2-trailer-teases-spock-christopher-pike-and-tig-notaro?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  27.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2346209/adhd-drugs-arent-doing-what-you-think-scientists-warn?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  28.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2356226/social-media-manipulation-rising-globally-new-oxford-report-warns?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  29.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2327258/fcc-opens-public-comments-on-t-mobile-sprint-merger?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  30.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2243255/can-nikes-250-running-shoes-make-you-run-faster-nyt-analysis-says-yes?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  31.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2226208/new-wearable-sensor-detects-stress-hormone-in-sweat?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  32.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2214223/peertube-the-decentralized-youtube-succeeds-in-crowdfunding?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  33.  <rdf:li rdf:resource="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2121251/waymos-autonomous-vehicles-are-driving-25000-miles-every-day?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed" />
  34. </rdf:Seq>
  35. </items>
  36. <image rdf:resource="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/topics/topicslashdot.gif" />
  37. <textinput rdf:resource="https://slashdot.org/search.pl" />
  38. <atom10:link xmlns:atom10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" rel="self" type="application/rdf+xml" href="http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdot" /><feedburner:info uri="slashdot/slashdot" /><atom10:link xmlns:atom10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" rel="hub" href="http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/" /></channel>
  39. <image rdf:about="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/topics/topicslashdot.gif">
  40. <title>Slashdot</title>
  41. <url>https://a.fsdn.com/sd/topics/topicslashdot.gif</url>
  42. <link>https://slashdot.org/</link>
  43. </image>
  44. <item rdf:about="https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/1827224/lambdamoo-muds-and-when-the-internet-was-young?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  45. <title>LambdaMOO, MUDs, and 'When the Internet Was Young'</title>
  46. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/Fhnu5aSO1r8/lambdamoo-muds-and-when-the-internet-was-young</link>
  47. <description>Slashdot reader travers_r shares "a peek into the early days of internet culture and multiplayer gaming." (Apparently this MOO has been running continuously for 28 years.) "From the looks of it, squatters run it now..."
  48.  
  49. LambdaMOO was different from the earliest MUDs, which were Tolkienesque fantasies -- hack-and-slash games for Dungeons &amp;amp; Dragons types with computer access, mostly college students. LambdaMOO was one of the first social MUDs, where people convened largely to play-act society, and what might have been "one of the first MUDs to be run by an adult," [co-creator Pavel] Curtis believes... Everybody comes through the Coat Closet the first time they visit LambdaMOO, entering the Living Room through a curtain of clothes, like children into Narnia. In between the textual rooms and objects they explore, there's a faster-moving flow of words, the coursing real-time chatter of LambdaMOO's other users. This is a Multi-User Domain: a chatroom and a world at once, a place where telling takes the place of being...
  50. [I]t's nearly impossible to describe to a modern computer user what that means, because although MUDs once made up 10 percent of internet traffic, their dominance was obliterated by the arrival of the visual, hyperlinked, page-based Web. To anyone weaned on images and clicked connections, every explanation sounds batty: A MUD is a text-based virtual reality. A MUD is a chatroom built by talking. A MUD is Dungeons &amp;amp; Dragons all around the world. A MUD is a map made of words. The science fiction writer Philip K. Dick once defined reality as "that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away," and in that sense a MUD is a real place. But a MUD is also nothing more than a window of text, scrolling along as users describe and inhabit a place from words.
  51.  
  52. Undark titled their piece "a mansion filled with hidden worlds: when the internet was young," describing the mansion's halls as "really just a string of code, where people once lived, and still do, in some way or another, as someone must, until the server winks out." I logged in a few times in 1997, so I'm probably in there too...
  53. The article describes reading a Usenet newsgroup about MUDs back in 1990. "Approximately half of the contributors thought it was a game; the other half vehemently and heatedly disagreed."
  54.  
  55. Does all this bring back memories for any Slashdot readers?&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  56. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=LambdaMOO%2C+MUDs%2C+and+'When+the+Internet+Was+Young'%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2JITysh"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  57. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgames.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F21%2F1827224%2Flambdamoo-muds-and-when-the-internet-was-young%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  58.  
  59. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/1827224/lambdamoo-muds-and-when-the-internet-was-young?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  60.  
  61.  
  62.  
  63. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/1827224/lambdamoo-muds-and-when-the-internet-was-young?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12383982&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/Fhnu5aSO1r8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  64. <dc:creator>EditorDavid</dc:creator>
  65. <dc:date>2018-07-21T18:34:00+00:00</dc:date>
  66. <dc:subject>rpg</dc:subject>
  67. <slash:department>go-south,-go-west</slash:department>
  68. <slash:section>games</slash:section>
  69. <slash:comments>7</slash:comments>
  70. <slash:hit_parade>7,7,4,4,0,0,0</slash:hit_parade>
  71. <feedburner:origLink>https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/1827224/lambdamoo-muds-and-when-the-internet-was-young?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  72. <item rdf:about="https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2313244/bing-now-provides-exact-snippets-of-code-for-developers-queries?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  73. <title>Bing Now Provides Exact Snippets of Code for Developers' Queries</title>
  74. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/f-NnkydmV3g/bing-now-provides-exact-snippets-of-code-for-developers-queries</link>
  75. <description>"Bing has launched a new intelligent search feature which provides the exact piece of code a developer is looking for," writes Search Engine Journal. An anonymous reader quotes their report:
  76. The code snippet will appear right on the search results page itself, which means users will not have to skim through long threads and articles to find the one thing they're looking for. Bing calls this new feature a "Code Sample Answer" and says it's designed to help save developers' time. "Many of us are developers too, and we thought: what if Bing were intelligent enough to do this for us? What if it could save users' time by automatically finding the exact piece of code containing the answer to the question? That is how Code Sample Answer was born..."
  77. A Code Sample Answer will trigger only when Bing intelligently detects the coding intent with high confidence. "To achieve this level of precision for query intent detection, Bing's natural language processing pipelines for developers leverages patterns found in training data from developer queries collected over the years containing commonly used terms and text structure typical for coding queries. The system also leverages a multitude of click signals to improve the precision even further"... [I]t also covers other tools used by developers. For example, a Code Sample Answer can be triggered when searching for git commands and their syntax.
  78. Bing extracts "the best matched code samples from popular, authoritative and well moderated sites like Stackoverflow, Github, W3Schools, MSDN, Tutorialpoints, etc. taking into account such aspects as fidelity of API and programming language match, counts of up/down-votes, completeness of the solution and more."
  79.  
  80. JAXenter.com notes they obtained similar results using the privacy-friendly search engine DuckDuckGo, and ultimately asks whether this functionality could affect the search habits of developers. "Is this new feature enough to make Bing a viable search engine tool for programmers or will Google be the go-to for hunting down source code?"&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  81. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Bing+Now+Provides+Exact+Snippets+of+Code+for+Developers'+Queries%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2O59tnO"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  82. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdevelopers.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F20%2F2313244%2Fbing-now-provides-exact-snippets-of-code-for-developers-queries%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  83.  
  84. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2313244/bing-now-provides-exact-snippets-of-code-for-developers-queries?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  85.  
  86.  
  87.  
  88. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2313244/bing-now-provides-exact-snippets-of-code-for-developers-queries?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381386&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/f-NnkydmV3g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  89. <dc:creator>EditorDavid</dc:creator>
  90. <dc:date>2018-07-21T17:34:00+00:00</dc:date>
  91. <dc:subject>microsoft</dc:subject>
  92. <slash:department>something-went-Bing</slash:department>
  93. <slash:section>developers</slash:section>
  94. <slash:comments>25</slash:comments>
  95. <slash:hit_parade>25,25,15,12,2,0,0</slash:hit_parade>
  96. <feedburner:origLink>https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2313244/bing-now-provides-exact-snippets-of-code-for-developers-queries?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  97. <item rdf:about="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0311202/state-senator-wants-a-law-forcing-bots-to-admit-theyre-not-human?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  98. <title>State Senator Wants A Law Forcing Bots To Admit They're Not Human</title>
  99. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/QYcJbZyWS74/state-senator-wants-a-law-forcing-bots-to-admit-theyre-not-human</link>
  100. <description>An anonymous reader writes:
  101. Several commentators are calling for a law that requires bots to admit they are not human. There is a bill in California that would do just that. A new paper argues that these laws may look Constitutional but actually raise First Amendment issues.
  102. The New York Times reports:
  103. Bots are easy to make and widely employed, and social media companies are under no legal obligation to get rid of them. A law that discourages their use could help, but experts aren't sure how the one [state senator Robert] Hertzberg is trying to push through, in California, might work. For starters, would bots be forced to identify themselves in every Facebook post? In their Instagram bios? In their Twitter handles? The measure, SB-1001, a version of which has already left the senate floor and is working its way through the state's Assembly, also doesn't mandate that tech companies enforce the regulation. And it's unclear how a bill that is specific only to California would apply to a global internet...
  104. All parties agree that the bill illustrates the difficulty that lawmakers have in crafting legislation that effectively addresses the problems constituents confront online. As the pace of technological development has raced ahead of government, the laws that exist on the books -- not to mention some lawmakers' understandings of technology -- have remained comparatively stagnant.
  105. The Times seems to question whether the law should be targeted at the creators of bots instead of the platforms that host them, pointing out that tech companies like Twitter "have the power to change dynamics on their platforms directly and at the scale that those problems require."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  106. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=State+Senator+Wants+A+Law+Forcing+Bots+To+Admit+They're+Not+Human%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2JHz2rL"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  107. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fhardware.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F21%2F0311202%2Fstate-senator-wants-a-law-forcing-bots-to-admit-theyre-not-human%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  108.  
  109. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0311202/state-senator-wants-a-law-forcing-bots-to-admit-theyre-not-human?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  110.  
  111.  
  112.  
  113. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0311202/state-senator-wants-a-law-forcing-bots-to-admit-theyre-not-human?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381656&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/QYcJbZyWS74" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  114. <dc:creator>EditorDavid</dc:creator>
  115. <dc:date>2018-07-21T16:34:00+00:00</dc:date>
  116. <dc:subject>robot</dc:subject>
  117. <slash:department>Turing-tests</slash:department>
  118. <slash:section>hardware</slash:section>
  119. <slash:comments>62</slash:comments>
  120. <slash:hit_parade>62,61,19,17,6,1,0</slash:hit_parade>
  121. <feedburner:origLink>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0311202/state-senator-wants-a-law-forcing-bots-to-admit-theyre-not-human?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  122. <item rdf:about="https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0055236/hello-games-received-death-threats-over-no-mans-sky?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  123. <title>Hello Games Received Death Threats Over 'No Man's Sky'</title>
  124. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/HGRI-86pYII/hello-games-received-death-threats-over-no-mans-sky</link>
  125. <description>The Guardian revisits the disastrous 2016 launch of the massive open-universe videogame No Man's Sky, in a new interview with company director Sean Murray:
  126. "I've never liked talking to the press. I didn't enjoy it when I had to do it, and when I did it, I was naive and overly excited about my game. There are a lot of things around launch that I regret, or that I would do differently." He is reluctant to relive the particulars of what happened in the weeks and months following No Man's Sky's release in August 2016 ("I find it really personal, and I don't have any advice for dealing with it," he says), but it involved death threats, bomb threats sent to the studio and harassment of people who worked at Hello Games on a frightening scale. They were in regular contact with Scotland Yard and the Metropolitan police... "I remember getting a death threat about the fact that there were butterflies in our original trailer, and you could see them as you walked past them, but there weren't any butterflies in the launch game. I remember thinking to myself: 'Maybe when you're sending a death threat about butterflies in a game, you might be the bad guy....'"
  127. Despite the controversy, No Man's Sky sold extremely well, and plenty of its players have stuck by it. A year after release, when Hello Games released the Atlas Rises update, about a million people showed up to play, and the average playtime was 45 hours.... It is still recognisable as the lonely, abstractly beautiful space-exploration game I played in 2016, but three big updates have added a lot more. It is now definitely a better game, with much more to do and a clearer structure... Now you can also construct bases, drive around in vehicles and -- as of next week -- invite other players to explore with you, in groups of four. You can crew a freighter together, or colonise a planet with ever-expanding constructions.
  128.  
  129. "You are still a tiny speck in an infinite universe," writes the Guardian. "it's just that now, you have some company." Murray describes it as a "Star Trek away team vibe."
  130. In another interview, Murray concedes that during the five years they'd spent in development, "We talked about the game way earlier than we should have talked about the game.... "&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  131. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Hello+Games+Received+Death+Threats+Over+'No+Man's+Sky'%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2LCyvt5"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  132. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgames.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F21%2F0055236%2Fhello-games-received-death-threats-over-no-mans-sky%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  133.  
  134. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0055236/hello-games-received-death-threats-over-no-mans-sky?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  135.  
  136.  
  137.  
  138. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0055236/hello-games-received-death-threats-over-no-mans-sky?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381488&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/HGRI-86pYII" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  139. <dc:creator>EditorDavid</dc:creator>
  140. <dc:date>2018-07-21T15:34:00+00:00</dc:date>
  141. <dc:subject>pcgames</dc:subject>
  142. <slash:department>very-unsatisfied-customers</slash:department>
  143. <slash:section>games</slash:section>
  144. <slash:comments>79</slash:comments>
  145. <slash:hit_parade>79,77,38,32,4,1,0</slash:hit_parade>
  146. <feedburner:origLink>https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0055236/hello-games-received-death-threats-over-no-mans-sky?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  147. <item rdf:about="https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/227246/is-python-the-future-of-programming?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  148. <title>Is Python the Future of Programming?</title>
  149. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/gU0H8fsuUxI/is-python-the-future-of-programming</link>
  150. <description>The Economist argues that Guido Van Rossum resembled the reluctant Messiah in Monty Python's Life of Brian. An anonymous reader quotes their report:
  151. "I certainly didn't set out to create a language that was intended for mass consumption," he explains. But in the past 12 months Google users in America have searched for Python more often than for Kim Kardashian, a reality-TV star. The rate of queries has trebled since 2010, while inquiries after other programming languages have been flat or declining. The language's popularity has grown not merely among professional developers -- nearly 40% of whom use it, with a further 25% wishing to do so, according to Stack Overflow, a programming forum -- but also with ordinary folk. Codecademy, a website that has taught 45 million novices how to use various languages, says that by far the biggest increase in demand is from those wishing to learn Python. It is thus bringing coding to the fingertips of those once baffled by the subject. Pythonistas, as aficionados are known, have helped by adding more than 145,000 packages to the Cheese Shop, covering everything from astronomy to game development....
  152. Python was already the most popular introductory language at American universities in 2014, but the teaching of it is generally limited to those studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A more radical proposal is to catch 'em young by offering computer science to all, and in primary schools. Hadi Partovi, the boss of Code.org, a charity, notes that 40% of American schools now offer such lessons, up from 10% in 2013. Around two-thirds of 10- to 12-year-olds have an account on Code.org's website. Perhaps unnerved by a future filled with automated jobs, 90% of American parents want their children to study computer science.
  153. "The CIA has employed Python for hacking, Pixar for producing films, Google for crawling web pages and Spotify for recommending songs," notes the Economist.
  154. Though Van Rossum was Python's Benevolent Dictator For Life, "I'm uncomfortable with that fame," he tells the magazine. "Sometimes I feel like everything I say or do is seen as a very powerful force."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  155. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Is+Python+the+Future+of+Programming%3F%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2O5pIBr"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  156. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fdevelopers.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F20%2F227246%2Fis-python-the-future-of-programming%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  157.  
  158. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/227246/is-python-the-future-of-programming?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  159.  
  160.  
  161.  
  162. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/227246/is-python-the-future-of-programming?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381294&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/gU0H8fsuUxI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  163. <dc:creator>EditorDavid</dc:creator>
  164. <dc:date>2018-07-21T14:34:00+00:00</dc:date>
  165. <dc:subject>python</dc:subject>
  166. <slash:department>dominant-languages</slash:department>
  167. <slash:section>developers</slash:section>
  168. <slash:comments>127</slash:comments>
  169. <slash:hit_parade>127,127,78,70,25,12,8</slash:hit_parade>
  170. <feedburner:origLink>https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/227246/is-python-the-future-of-programming?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  171. <item rdf:about="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0347241/ecuador-will-be-handing-assange-over-to-uk-authorities-in-coming-weeks-or-days-rt?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  172. <title>Ecuador Will Be Handing Assange Over To UK Authorities 'In Coming Weeks Or Days': RT</title>
  173. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/igfsZl4m970/ecuador-will-be-handing-assange-over-to-uk-authorities-in-coming-weeks-or-days-rt</link>
  174. <description>Ecuador is planning to hand over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to UK authorities in the "coming weeks or even days," RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said, citing her own sources. Simonyan reported the news in a recent tweet, which was reposted by WikiLeaks. Slashdot reader Okian Warrior first shared the news. Daily Express reports: Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan is said to be involved in the diplomatic effort, which has come weeks ahead of a visit by new Ecuadorian president, Lenin Moreno, who called Mr Assange an "inherited problem." He also referred to the exiled WikiLeaks founder as a "stone in the shoe." Sources close to Assange claim he was not aware of the talks, but believe America is piling "significant pressure" on Ecuador to give him up, according to the Sunday Times. The sources claim that America has threatened to block a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if he is not removed from the embassy, based in Knightsbridge, west London.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  175. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Ecuador+Will+Be+Handing+Assange+Over+To+UK+Authorities+'In+Coming+Weeks+Or+Days'%3A+RT%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2JGK1Sn"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  176. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F21%2F0347241%2Fecuador-will-be-handing-assange-over-to-uk-authorities-in-coming-weeks-or-days-rt%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  177.  
  178. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0347241/ecuador-will-be-handing-assange-over-to-uk-authorities-in-coming-weeks-or-days-rt?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  179.  
  180.  
  181.  
  182. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0347241/ecuador-will-be-handing-assange-over-to-uk-authorities-in-coming-weeks-or-days-rt?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381694&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/igfsZl4m970" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  183. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  184. <dc:date>2018-07-21T13:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  185. <dc:subject>uk</dc:subject>
  186. <slash:department>hot-potato</slash:department>
  187. <slash:section>news</slash:section>
  188. <slash:comments>219</slash:comments>
  189. <slash:hit_parade>219,214,109,88,19,10,4</slash:hit_parade>
  190. <feedburner:origLink>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0347241/ecuador-will-be-handing-assange-over-to-uk-authorities-in-coming-weeks-or-days-rt?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  191. <item rdf:about="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0314239/nanoengineer-finds-new-way-to-recycle-lithium-ion-batteries?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  192. <title>Nanoengineer Finds New Way To Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries</title>
  193. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/Y4OU4y6fe-A/nanoengineer-finds-new-way-to-recycle-lithium-ion-batteries</link>
  194. <description>Zheng Chen, a 31-year-old nanoengineer at UC San Diego, says he has developed a way to recycle used cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries and restore them to a like-new condition. The cathodes in some lithium-ion batteries are made of metal oxides that contain cobalt, a metal found in finite supplies and concentrated in one of the world's more precarious countries. Los Angeles Times reports how it works: The process takes degraded particles from the cathodes found in a used lithium-ion battery. The particles are then pressurized in a hot alkaline solution that contains lithium salt. Later, the particles go through a short heat-treating process called annealing, in which temperatures reach more than 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit. After cooling, Chen's team takes the regenerated particles and makes new cathodes. They then test the cathodes in batteries made in the lab. The new cathodes have been able to maintain the same charging time, storage capacity and battery lifetime as the originals did. Details of the recycling method were recently published in the research journal Green Chemistry, submitted by Chen and two colleagues.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  195. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Nanoengineer+Finds+New+Way+To+Recycle+Lithium-Ion+Batteries%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2LBNxPy"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  196. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fhardware.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F21%2F0314239%2Fnanoengineer-finds-new-way-to-recycle-lithium-ion-batteries%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  197.  
  198. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0314239/nanoengineer-finds-new-way-to-recycle-lithium-ion-batteries?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  199.  
  200.  
  201.  
  202. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0314239/nanoengineer-finds-new-way-to-recycle-lithium-ion-batteries?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381660&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/Y4OU4y6fe-A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  203. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  204. <dc:date>2018-07-21T10:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  205. <dc:subject>power</dc:subject>
  206. <slash:department>fixing-the-world's-problems</slash:department>
  207. <slash:section>hardware</slash:section>
  208. <slash:comments>57</slash:comments>
  209. <slash:hit_parade>57,56,27,21,5,2,1</slash:hit_parade>
  210. <feedburner:origLink>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0314239/nanoengineer-finds-new-way-to-recycle-lithium-ion-batteries?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  211. <item rdf:about="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0020258/star-trek-discoverys-season-2-trailer-teases-spock-christopher-pike-and-tig-notaro?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  212. <title>Star Trek: Discovery's Season 2 Trailer Teases Spock, Christopher Pike, and Tig Notaro</title>
  213. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/evt0uKi1A8w/star-trek-discoverys-season-2-trailer-teases-spock-christopher-pike-and-tig-notaro</link>
  214. <description>CBS has released a "Season Two Premiere" for Star Trek Discovery, offering the first look at the upcoming season of the show on CBS All Access. The first season launched late last year and finished up in February after a brief hiatus. The Verge reports of what to expect from the upcoming season, which is expected to premiere sometime in early 2019: [It] appears to begin with Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) coming aboard and taking control of the USS Discovery after a series of mysterious "red bursts" are detected, simultaneously spread out across 30,000 light years. Burnham later claims "Spock is linked to these signals." New series guest star Tig Notaro makes a very Tig Notaro joke, Pike encourages the crew to "have a little fun," Tilly yells about "the power of math" -- a good time, in other words. (After all, the whole thing is set the tune of Lenny Kravitz's "Fly Away," so you know it's real.) Bonus: at the end we meet another, very sniffly alien Discovery crew member, proving Saru and the bridge androids aren't the sole non-humans aboard the ship, as we once feared. At the Discovery panel at San Diego Comic Con's Hall H, a new Star Trek series was announced, called Star Trek: Short Treks. It is "a series of monthly short-form stories that will function like bonus content and air on CBS All Access in conjunction with the larger Star Trek: Discovery series," reports The Verge. "CBS says Short Treks, which will air in installments of about 10 to 15 minutes, is 'an opportunity for deeper storytelling and exploration of key characters and themes that fit into... the expanding Star Trek universe.'"&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  215. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Star+Trek%3A+Discovery's+Season+2+Trailer+Teases+Spock%2C+Christopher+Pike%2C+and+Tig+Notaro%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2O33gJ4"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  216. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fscience.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F21%2F0020258%2Fstar-trek-discoverys-season-2-trailer-teases-spock-christopher-pike-and-tig-notaro%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  217.  
  218. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0020258/star-trek-discoverys-season-2-trailer-teases-spock-christopher-pike-and-tig-notaro?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  219.  
  220.  
  221.  
  222. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0020258/star-trek-discoverys-season-2-trailer-teases-spock-christopher-pike-and-tig-notaro?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381428&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/evt0uKi1A8w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  223. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  224. <dc:date>2018-07-21T07:00:00+00:00</dc:date>
  225. <dc:subject>scifi</dc:subject>
  226. <slash:department>first-look</slash:department>
  227. <slash:section>science</slash:section>
  228. <slash:comments>120</slash:comments>
  229. <slash:hit_parade>120,115,70,58,11,5,3</slash:hit_parade>
  230. <feedburner:origLink>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/21/0020258/star-trek-discoverys-season-2-trailer-teases-spock-christopher-pike-and-tig-notaro?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  231. <item rdf:about="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2346209/adhd-drugs-arent-doing-what-you-think-scientists-warn?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  232. <title>ADHD Drugs Aren't Doing What You Think, Scientists Warn</title>
  233. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/XhKgEgCMWWE/adhd-drugs-arent-doing-what-you-think-scientists-warn</link>
  234. <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Inverse: The study authors Lisa Weyandt, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of Rhode Island, and Tara White, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University, started out investigating the effects of ADHD medications in students that actually have a diagnosable attention deficit disorder. They showed that in these students, there is decreased activity in the areas of the brain controlling "executive functions," which can make it hard for them to stay organized or focused. But because both authors work with college students, they soon became more interested in the misuse of Adderall. In students whose brains aren't affected by ADHD, does Adderall act as a supercharger? Does it make those areas fly into overdrive and unlock otherwise untapped intellectual ability, as all pill-popping students hope?
  235. Weyant and White's double-blind, placebo-controlled study on 13 college students was a small sample, they admit, but their experiment had a rigorous study design. Neither the students nor the researchers knew who was getting Adderall and who was getting placebo sugar pill. The six tests evaluated different aspects of cognition, like working memory, reading ability and reaction time. While students on Adderall did make fewer errors on a reaction time test, it actually worsened working memory, as shown by a decline in performance on a task where they had to repeat sequences of numbers. In short, Adderall improved focus and attention -- but it didn't actually make anyone smarter. The research has been published in the journal Pharmacy.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  236. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=ADHD+Drugs+Aren't+Doing+What+You+Think%2C+Scientists+Warn%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2JGDffk"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  237. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fscience.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F20%2F2346209%2Fadhd-drugs-arent-doing-what-you-think-scientists-warn%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  238.  
  239. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2346209/adhd-drugs-arent-doing-what-you-think-scientists-warn?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  240.  
  241.  
  242.  
  243. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2346209/adhd-drugs-arent-doing-what-you-think-scientists-warn?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381412&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/XhKgEgCMWWE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  244. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  245. <dc:date>2018-07-21T03:30:00+00:00</dc:date>
  246. <dc:subject>medicine</dc:subject>
  247. <slash:department>smart-pills</slash:department>
  248. <slash:section>science</slash:section>
  249. <slash:comments>137</slash:comments>
  250. <slash:hit_parade>137,122,65,47,20,6,3</slash:hit_parade>
  251. <feedburner:origLink>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2346209/adhd-drugs-arent-doing-what-you-think-scientists-warn?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  252. <item rdf:about="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2356226/social-media-manipulation-rising-globally-new-oxford-report-warns?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  253. <title>Social Media Manipulation Rising Globally, New Oxford Report Warns</title>
  254. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/kuI36CVGyQ0/social-media-manipulation-rising-globally-new-oxford-report-warns</link>
  255. <description>A new report from Oxford University found that manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms is growing at a large scale, despite efforts to combat it. "Around the world, government agencies and political parties are exploiting social media platforms to spread junk news and disinformation, exercise censorship and control, and undermine trust in media, public institutions and science," reports Phys.Org. From the report: "The number of countries where formally organized social media manipulation occurs has greatly increased, from 28 to 48 countries globally," says Samantha Bradshaw, co-author of the report. "The majority of growth comes from political parties who spread disinformation and junk news around election periods. There are more political parties learning from the strategies deployed during Brexit and the U.S. 2016 Presidential election: more campaigns are using bots, junk news, and disinformation to polarize and manipulate voters."
  256. This is despite efforts by governments in many democracies introducing new legislation designed to combat fake news on the internet. "The problem with this is that these 'task forces' to combat fake news are being used as a new tool to legitimize censorship in authoritarian regimes," says Professor Phil Howard, co-author and lead researcher on the OII's Computational Propaganda project. "At best, these types of task forces are creating counter-narratives and building tools for citizen awareness and fact-checking." Another challenge is the evolution of the mediums individuals use to share news and information. "There is evidence that disinformation campaigns are moving on to chat applications and alternative platforms," says Bradshaw. "This is becoming increasingly common in the Global South, where large public groups on chat applications are more popular."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  257. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Social+Media+Manipulation+Rising+Globally%2C+New+Oxford+Report+Warns%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2LbPTZq"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  258. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyro.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F20%2F2356226%2Fsocial-media-manipulation-rising-globally-new-oxford-report-warns%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  259.  
  260. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2356226/social-media-manipulation-rising-globally-new-oxford-report-warns?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  261.  
  262.  
  263.  
  264. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2356226/social-media-manipulation-rising-globally-new-oxford-report-warns?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381424&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/kuI36CVGyQ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  265. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  266. <dc:date>2018-07-21T02:05:00+00:00</dc:date>
  267. <dc:subject>social</dc:subject>
  268. <slash:department>interconnected-world</slash:department>
  269. <slash:section>yro</slash:section>
  270. <slash:comments>81</slash:comments>
  271. <slash:hit_parade>81,75,38,33,8,5,2</slash:hit_parade>
  272. <feedburner:origLink>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2356226/social-media-manipulation-rising-globally-new-oxford-report-warns?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  273. <item rdf:about="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2327258/fcc-opens-public-comments-on-t-mobile-sprint-merger?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  274. <title>FCC Opens Public Comments On T-Mobile-Sprint Merger</title>
  275. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/6YQkAEvkNxw/fcc-opens-public-comments-on-t-mobile-sprint-merger</link>
  276. <description>Now is your chance to voice your opinion on the $26 billion merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The FCC is now accepting comments as well as formal petitions to deny the merger until August 27th. The companies and supporters of the deal can then file oppositions to those petitions by September 17th, while a final round of replies has a deadline of October 9th. Engadget reports: Anyone can file petitions to deny, and you might expect to see some from consumer advocacy groups and industry experts who may be concerned over the reduction in the number of national carriers from four to three. The FCC has laid out a 180-day review timeline to determine whether the merger is in the public interest, but that's more of a guideline and there's no required deadline for the agency to issue a decision.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  277. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=FCC+Opens+Public+Comments+On+T-Mobile-Sprint+Merger%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2O0tZWV"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  278. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyro.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F20%2F2327258%2Ffcc-opens-public-comments-on-t-mobile-sprint-merger%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  279.  
  280. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2327258/fcc-opens-public-comments-on-t-mobile-sprint-merger?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  281.  
  282.  
  283.  
  284. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2327258/fcc-opens-public-comments-on-t-mobile-sprint-merger?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381392&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/6YQkAEvkNxw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  285. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  286. <dc:date>2018-07-21T01:25:00+00:00</dc:date>
  287. <dc:subject>government</dc:subject>
  288. <slash:department>public-service-announcement</slash:department>
  289. <slash:section>yro</slash:section>
  290. <slash:comments>38</slash:comments>
  291. <slash:hit_parade>38,35,16,13,6,5,3</slash:hit_parade>
  292. <feedburner:origLink>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2327258/fcc-opens-public-comments-on-t-mobile-sprint-merger?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  293. <item rdf:about="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2243255/can-nikes-250-running-shoes-make-you-run-faster-nyt-analysis-says-yes?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  294. <title>Can Nike's $250 Running Shoes Make You Run Faster? NYT Analysis Says Yes</title>
  295. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/uuUPcRGHpTk/can-nikes-250-running-shoes-make-you-run-faster-nyt-analysis-says-yes</link>
  296. <description>Last year, Nike released a new pair of running shoes that claim to make you run 4% faster, thanks to its proprietary sole technology. The new "Vaporfly 4%" shoes would, in theory, "be enough to help a runner break the mythical two-hour marathon barrier for the first time," Fast Company points out. The New York Times decided to put the shoes to the test through an intensive analysis of 500,000 marathon and half marathon running times, culled from the social network Strava. Nike's claims apparently check out. Fast Company reports the findings: We know a lot about the runners in our data set, including their age, gender, race history and, in some cases, how much training they've done in the months before a race. We also know about the races themselves, including the distribution of runners' times and the weather that day. We can put all of this information into a model to try to estimate the change in runners' time from their previous races. After controlling for all of these variables, our model estimates that the shoes account for an expected improvement of about 4 percent over a runner's previous time. Including the uncertainty around the estimates, the Vaporflys are a clear outlier, one of the only popular shoes we can really say makes any difference at all.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  297. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Can+Nike's+%24250+Running+Shoes+Make+You+Run+Faster%3F+NYT+Analysis+Says+Yes%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2Lb2AUu"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  298. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fscience.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F20%2F2243255%2Fcan-nikes-250-running-shoes-make-you-run-faster-nyt-analysis-says-yes%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  299.  
  300. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2243255/can-nikes-250-running-shoes-make-you-run-faster-nyt-analysis-says-yes?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  301.  
  302.  
  303.  
  304. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2243255/can-nikes-250-running-shoes-make-you-run-faster-nyt-analysis-says-yes?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381360&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/uuUPcRGHpTk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  305. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  306. <dc:date>2018-07-21T00:45:00+00:00</dc:date>
  307. <dc:subject>math</dc:subject>
  308. <slash:department>numbers-don't-lie</slash:department>
  309. <slash:section>science</slash:section>
  310. <slash:comments>53</slash:comments>
  311. <slash:hit_parade>53,44,26,17,8,5,1</slash:hit_parade>
  312. <feedburner:origLink>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2243255/can-nikes-250-running-shoes-make-you-run-faster-nyt-analysis-says-yes?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  313. <item rdf:about="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2226208/new-wearable-sensor-detects-stress-hormone-in-sweat?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  314. <title>New Wearable Sensor Detects Stress Hormone In Sweat</title>
  315. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/4Z9o5kv0EHc/new-wearable-sensor-detects-stress-hormone-in-sweat</link>
  316. <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: Today, a team of researchers at Stanford, led by materials science and engineering associate professor Alberto Salleo and postdoctoral research fellow Onur Parlak, announced in Science Advances that they've developed a wearable patch that can determine how much cortisol someone is producing in seconds, using sweat drawn from the skin under the patch. [Cortisol, a steroid hormone, goes up when a person is under physical or emotional strain.] The stretchy patch pulls in the sweat through perforations to a reservoir. A membrane on top of the reservoir allows charged ions, like sodium and potassium, to pass through. Cortisol, which has no charge, can't pass, and instead blocks the charged ions. Signals sent from an electrical sensor in the patch can be used to detect these backups and determine how much cortisol is in the sweat.
  317. The prototype cortisol detection patch channels sweat into a reservoir; a membrane selectively lets charged ions through, and the amount of these ions detected can be translated into a reading of cortisol levels in the sweat. Parlak tested the prototype on several runners, and reported that the cortisol levels detected by the wearable sensor patch matched those obtained by running samples of the runners' sweat through an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test that takes several hours.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  318. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=New+Wearable+Sensor+Detects+Stress+Hormone+In+Sweat%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2O2BfkS"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  319. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fhardware.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F20%2F2226208%2Fnew-wearable-sensor-detects-stress-hormone-in-sweat%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  320.  
  321. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2226208/new-wearable-sensor-detects-stress-hormone-in-sweat?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  322.  
  323.  
  324.  
  325. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2226208/new-wearable-sensor-detects-stress-hormone-in-sweat?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381318&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/4Z9o5kv0EHc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  326. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  327. <dc:date>2018-07-21T00:03:00+00:00</dc:date>
  328. <dc:subject>medicine</dc:subject>
  329. <slash:department>instant-results</slash:department>
  330. <slash:section>hardware</slash:section>
  331. <slash:comments>6</slash:comments>
  332. <slash:hit_parade>6,6,2,2,1,0,0</slash:hit_parade>
  333. <feedburner:origLink>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2226208/new-wearable-sensor-detects-stress-hormone-in-sweat?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  334. <item rdf:about="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2214223/peertube-the-decentralized-youtube-succeeds-in-crowdfunding?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  335. <title>PeerTube, the 'Decentralized YouTube,' Succeeds In Crowdfunding</title>
  336. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/nMt7cMtKT-A/peertube-the-decentralized-youtube-succeeds-in-crowdfunding</link>
  337. <description>A crowdfunded project, known as "PeerTube," has blown through its initial goal with 53,100 euros collected in forty-two days. The project aims to be "a fully decentralized version of YouTube, whose computer code is freely accessible and editable, and where videos are shared between users without relying on a central system." The goal is PeerTube to officially launch by October. Quariety reports: PeerTube relies on a decentralized and federative system. In other words, there is no higher authority that manages, broadcasts and moderates the content offered, as is the case with YouTube, but a network of "instances." Created by one or more administrators, these communities are governed according to principles specific to each of them. Anyone can freely watch the videos without registering, but to upload a video, you must choose from the list of existing instances, or create your own if you have the necessary technical knowledge. At the moment, 141 instances are proposed. Most do not have specifics, but one can find communities centered on a theme or open to a particular region of the world. In all, more than 4,000 people are currently registered on PeerTube, for a total of 338,000 views for 11,000 videos. The project does not display ads, unlike YouTube. "In terms of monetization, we wanted to make a neutral tool," says Pouhiou, communication officer for Framasoft, the origin of PeerTube. The site will rely on a "support" button at the start, but "people will be able to code their own monetization system" in the future.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  338. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=PeerTube%2C+the+'Decentralized+YouTube%2C'+Succeeds+In+Crowdfunding%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2JHn5lX"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  339. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F20%2F2214223%2Fpeertube-the-decentralized-youtube-succeeds-in-crowdfunding%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  340.  
  341. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2214223/peertube-the-decentralized-youtube-succeeds-in-crowdfunding?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  342.  
  343.  
  344.  
  345. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2214223/peertube-the-decentralized-youtube-succeeds-in-crowdfunding?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381306&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/nMt7cMtKT-A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  346. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  347. <dc:date>2018-07-20T23:20:00+00:00</dc:date>
  348. <dc:subject>youtube</dc:subject>
  349. <slash:department>de-google-ified</slash:department>
  350. <slash:section>news</slash:section>
  351. <slash:comments>82</slash:comments>
  352. <slash:hit_parade>82,77,37,27,9,3,2</slash:hit_parade>
  353. <feedburner:origLink>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2214223/peertube-the-decentralized-youtube-succeeds-in-crowdfunding?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  354. <item rdf:about="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2121251/waymos-autonomous-vehicles-are-driving-25000-miles-every-day?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed">
  355. <title>Waymo's Autonomous Vehicles Are Driving 25,000 Miles Every Day</title>
  356. <link>http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/XiDBpXvsLuA/waymos-autonomous-vehicles-are-driving-25000-miles-every-day</link>
  357. <description>With Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval at the National Governors Association, Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced a huge milestone: Waymo's fleet of self-driving vehicles are now logging 25,000 miles every day on public roads. The company reportedly has 600 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans on the road in 25 cities. Waymo has also driven 8 million miles on public roads using its autonomous vehicles, "meaning the comopany has been able to double the number of autonomous miles driven on public roads in just eight months," reports TechCrunch. From the report: The company also relies on simulation as it works to build an AI-based self-driving system that performs better than a human. In the past nine years, Waymo has "driven" more than 5 billion miles in its simulation, according to the company. That's the equivalent to 25,000 virtual cars driving all day, everyday, the company says. This newly shared goal signals Waymo is getting closer to launching a commercial driverless transportation service later this year. More than 400 residents in Phoenix have been trialing Waymo's technology by using an app to hail self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The company says it plans to launch its service later this year.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  358. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Waymo's+Autonomous+Vehicles+Are+Driving+25%2C000+Miles+Every+Day%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2JFooSu"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  359. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftech.slashdot.org%2Fstory%2F18%2F07%2F20%2F2121251%2Fwaymos-autonomous-vehicles-are-driving-25000-miles-every-day%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  360.  
  361. &lt;a class="nobg" href="http://plus.google.com/share?url=https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2121251/waymos-autonomous-vehicles-are-driving-25000-miles-every-day?utm_source=slashdot&amp;amp;utm_medium=googleplus" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"&gt;&lt;img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-16.png" alt="Share on Google+"/&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  362.  
  363.  
  364.  
  365. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2121251/waymos-autonomous-vehicles-are-driving-25000-miles-every-day?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=12381228&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/XiDBpXvsLuA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  366. <dc:creator>BeauHD</dc:creator>
  367. <dc:date>2018-07-20T22:40:00+00:00</dc:date>
  368. <dc:subject>transportation</dc:subject>
  369. <slash:department>it's-over-9000</slash:department>
  370. <slash:section>technology</slash:section>
  371. <slash:comments>85</slash:comments>
  372. <slash:hit_parade>85,81,49,37,10,3,1</slash:hit_parade>
  373. <feedburner:origLink>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2121251/waymos-autonomous-vehicles-are-driving-25000-miles-every-day?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</feedburner:origLink></item>
  374. <textinput rdf:about="https://slashdot.org/search.pl">
  375. <title>Search Slashdot</title>
  376. <description>Search Slashdot stories</description>
  377. <name>query</name>
  378. <link>https://slashdot.org/search.pl</link>
  379. </textinput>
  380. </rdf:RDF>
  381.  

If you would like to create a banner that links to this page (i.e. this validation result), do the following:

  1. Download the "valid RSS" banner.

  2. Upload the image to your own server. (This step is important. Please do not link directly to the image on this server.)

  3. Add this HTML to your page (change the image src attribute if necessary):

If you would like to create a text link instead, here is the URL you can use:

http://www.feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A//slashdot.org/index.rss

Copyright © 2002-9 Sam Ruby, Mark Pilgrim, Joseph Walton, and Phil Ringnalda