Google I/O 2014 Begins [updated]
Yes. Regardless of whether you think it's right or wrong, it's pretty annoying as a user if something you grow dependent on over a few years suddenly disappears.
Google Stars Extension For Chrome Leaks: Hands On
There used to be another Google service that let me save, share, and organize Web content...
Meet Ununseptium, Best Contender Yet For Element 117
Well with a name like that, it's not like there was much competition. Ununhexium tried, but he just didn't have enough in him.
DARPA's Atlas Walking Over Randomness
The summary is an impressive bit of (unattributed) quoting from the article, evoking, the deepest fears of comma abuse.
Third Tesla Fire Means Feds To Begin Review
To be fair the government of the 1960's couldn't launch a website either...
Hoax-Proofing the Open Access Journals
Complain about Timothy all you want, but Bennett Haselton is a completely different problem.
NSA's New Utah Data Center Suffering Meltdowns
They long ago forgot how to tell the difference.
How The NSA Targets Tor
The Right tried that, and just ended up with the Tea Party obstructing everything. The Left tried it too and got the Occupy movement which never gained enough traction.
Boot To Zork
This is going to sound sarcastic, but in all sincerity, thanks, Slashdot, for posting a geeky story full or technical jargon. You used to be able to come here and find tons of stuff like this: obscure notes with enough confusing details to inspire you to go look something up and maybe even learn a thing or two. Good to know that News for Nerds still does occasionally happen.
John Scalzi's Redshirts Wins Hugo Award for Best Novel
I thought it was a fun read, but I wouldn't have guessed at it winning the Hugo. That said, I'm not well-read enough to put forth an alternative.
Notch Shelves Space Game 0x10c, Cites Pressure, Desire To Work On Small Projects
That might be true in enterprise, but it certainly isn't in gaming.
Fearful of Reader Reaction, Facebook Delays Video Ads
Or else you'll end up turning in your company id badge
Ask Slashdot: Secure DropBox Alternative For a Small Business?
Also, who's ever heard of a small business defense contractor?
J.K. Rowling Should Try the Voting Algorithm
Perhaps Bennett Haselton should use an anonymous blog instead of Slashdot to pour out all his half-baked novel-length thoughts. That might be a better way to see how much luck plays a role in determining whether anyone cares what he's blathering about.
Iris Scans Are the New School IDs
Random small universities always seem to have more money than those more prestigious ones.
is very different from this:
Well at least they seem to have more money on this kind of random programs.
PayPal Spaces Out With Paypal Galactic
I have no idea what this is doing once you strip out all the buzzwords
Introducing the NSA-Proof Crypto-Font
They already use one like that. Every letter is thick black line.
Android Fragmentation Isn't Hurting Its Adoption
The PC market has hardware fragmentation, but you know what operating system you'll be running on. Mobile OSs change much more quickly.
NSA's Role In Terror Cases Concealed From Defense Lawyers
I always find it funny how legal briefs are typically anything but.