2. The 'Scunthorpe Problem' Has Never Really Been Solvedvom 58.52 Punkte dmoberhaus writes: Yesterday, a writer for SB Nation named Natalie Weiner posted a screenshot of a rejection form she received when she tried to sign up for a website. Her submission was rejected because a spam algorithm considered her last name "offensive."
4. Scientists Claim To Have Solved the Mystery of the Bermuda Trianglevom 56.78 Punkte Slashdot reader MyrddinBach shares a report that claims the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has been solved. The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely-defined region of water between the southernmost tip of Florida, Puerto Rico, and the island of Bermuda to the
8. Has the 40-year Old Mystery of the 'Wow!' Signal Been Solved?vom 45.42 Punkte "Astronomers have confirmed that the Wow! signal, thought to be the most promising detection by SETI of alien life, was actually caused by a comet," writes schwit1. New Atlas reports:
Last year, a group of researchers from the Center of Planetary Science
9. Has the Decades-Old Floating Point Error Problem Been Solved?vom 45.42 Punkte overheardinpdx quotes HPCwire:
Wednesday a company called Bounded Floating Point announced a "breakthrough patent in processor design, which allows representation of real numbers accurate to the last digit for the first time in computer history. This
10. 60-Year-Old Maths Problem Partly Solved By Amateurvom 45.42 Punkte An amateur mathematician has made the first breakthrough in more than 60 years towards solving a well-known maths problem. From a report: Aubrey de Grey, who is more widely known as a maverick biologist intent on extending the human lifespan, has taken
11. Flex Logix Says It's Solved Deep Learning's DRAM Problemvom 45.42 Punkte An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: Deep learning has a DRAM problem. Systems designed to do difficult things in real time, such as telling a cat from a kid in a car's backup camera video stream, are continuously shuttling the data