David Braben Kickstarts an Elite Reboot
I already have a procedurally generated space exploration game on my wish list, Starbound
82-Year-Old Nun Breaks Into Nuclear Facility, Contractors Blamed
Wasn't there some news recently about record numbers of unemployed veterans? Kick the private contractors out and bring in a bunch of people with security clearance and guard duty experience.
Slashdot Anniversary: Raleigh, NC, US
If at your viking hall, I'll chip in for a keg from Big Boss, Lone Rider or other NC beer. Other beer-friendly options include Big Boss taproom, Boylan Bridge brewpub, Hibernian or Busy Bee.
Ask Slashdot: When Is It a Good Idea To Incorporate?
IANAL, but be advised there are procedures to get around that shielding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piercing_the_corporate_veil). I ran a software consulting business as an S-corporation years ago and got strongly worded advice to be very careful not to mix personal and company funds, to use any corporation-purchased computers for work only, and not to claim a general use room in our home as a home office for deductions.
Apple Granted Broad Patent On Wedge-Shaped Laptops
between a wedge and an inclined plane? I guess Heron of Alexandria not having prior art on that simple machine makes it a more attractive patent target?
Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)
If you don't want to honor the checkbox to disable advertising, could you at least add a checkbox to disable video? Slashdot has been an "idle moments at work" pastime for me for years, and as such, I don't watch video -- slashvertisement or otherwise.
Reading, Writing, Ruby?
High school intro to programming should fill the same niche as shop class -- to get students interested in creating stuff.
Hubble Finds Unidentified Object In Space
The Silver Surfer wouldn't be detectable at astronomical ranges.