UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters
I guess this is the ISP that says "Sorry, we won't censor your internet, look somewhere else."
OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System
I just tried it but something is not working.
# ping6 www.slashdot.org
Something is horribly broken here.
Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University
That's "free" as in "freedom", not as in "free beer".
Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?
Make sure you check your decision with your daughter before you buy it. Many people are very picky about what device they want to use. You would probably choose something she does not want to use. Maybe you should just ask your daughter to select a phone and just help here with figuring out if it will work in Scotland.
Movie and TV GUIs: Cracking the Code
Only part of it came from SQLLite. Other functions came from libfann (Fast Artificial Neural Network Library). I was rather impressed they used code from a neural network, that is completely in line with the story. Good Job, (R)Evolution.
Amazon Workers Strike In Germany As Christmas Orders Peak
Aldi Lidl quality products
You have obviously never visited an American supermarket. European consumer protection has created a fairly high base level for quality. American supermarkets sell a lot of crap that Aldi & Lidl would not be allowed to sell in Europe.
Red Light Camera Use Declined In 2013 For the First Time
The obvious solution is that those that design and operate the traffic light systems should not be the ones that profit from the fines.
Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network
Sorry, but the excuse that it's "not because they're gay but because they're speading gay propaganda" line is simply bullshit.
The law (which I do not necessarily support) forbids people from spreading a specific kind of propaganda to minors.
It's not a specific kind of propaganda. Any expression of a 'non-traditional sexuality", like holding hands in public, is considered "propaganda to minors".
Any kind of parade or demonstration has been outlawed.
Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building
Many companies lease cars to their employees. They could include some kind of battery-sharing deal in the contract. This may actually lower the price of owning the cars as they can be seen as part of the power system.
Scientists Uncover 3,700-Year-Old Wine Cellar
I don't now anything about Scandinavian taxes but over here in the Netherlands the excise tax is based on the amount of alcohol, not the untaxed price of the beverage. This makes cheap booze relatively more expensive. It's about 45 cents for a liter of wine.
For a 5 euro bottle of wine the tax would be 10% of the total, while the price of 50 euro bottle only includes 1% of tax.
(Note that there are other taxes involved besides the excise and one has to pay tax on the alcohol-tax).
Google Supercomputers Tackle Giant Drug-Interaction Data Crunch
What's the difference? Most supercomputers are in fact a cluster of more or less normal computer parts.
EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
In The Netherlands supermarkets have been charging for plastic bags for ages.
However, most also provide cardboard boxes for free. They would have to pay to dispose of them so giving them away to customers is mutually beneficial.
Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions
The first word of the summary is a link explaining exactly what Docker is. Click it!
NSA Infected 50,000 Computer Networks With Malicious Software
Just like it's reasonable to expect that one day thieves will break into your house and steal your TV.
It doesn't make it right.
Taiwan Protests Apple Maps That Show Island As Province of China
But China does not call itself "China". Zhong Guo means "the middle/central country".
That is like saying that the United States are a part of the United Kingdom as both refer to themselves as "United".
Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?
It must be just like Slashdotters watching IT-Crowd. They would hate it!
Cyborg Cockroach Sparks Ethics Debate
No, never in my life have I hurt an animal for my own entertainment. Sure, I've squashed bugs that were in the wrong place at the wrong time but never for entertainment.
Although I have to admit that my pet rabbit probably suffered more from my love than the flies suffered from your torture.
Another counter-point would be that I eat meat and in our society meat (and food in general) is more entertainment than nourishment, but that's stretching it.
Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules
There is a solid problem with mobile devices on airplanes but it has nothing to with flying itself.
Cellphone towers have a hard time dealing with 300 people zipping by at high speed. Before the handover of the signal is completed the plane has already reached the next tower. This leaves the tower with hundreds of dangling connections using up capacity. A few seconds later the next one passes by before the tower had the time to clean out the old connections.
The Next Frontier of Consumer Exploitation By Corporations
This goes way beyond mere advertising. It also involves the price you pay and which products are available in shops near you. Restaurants may increase the price of their meals if they know you are very hungry, it's unlikely that you will leave once you have been seated. Cigaret-vendors will lower their prices if they figure out you are trying to quit.
The old adagium "Knowledge is power" still holds.
Thoughts From Readers on Replacing Google Reader
This is exactly what I do and it works great. Sharing and syncing mail is solved problem and mail is a very suitable format for the short blurps of information that most RSS-feeds are made of.
I have rss2email set the from-adress based on the RSS-feed which makes automatically filtering the mail into folders easy.
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