top Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP
Linking to TVTropes? Some of us had things to do today, man.
Half-Life 3 Trademark Filed In Europe
We'll be left with no speculationware to joke about pretty soon, looks like.
top WW2 Carrier Pigeon and Undecoded Message Found In Chimney
Unless it's encoded in something other than ASCII. Then things could get complicated...
about a year and a half ago
top Will IBM's Watson Kill Your Career?
Someone will have to build and maintain those computer systems. At least until the systems themselves are capable of that job, and by then, you should be very, very afraid...
top Losing the Public Debate On Global Warming
You mean the guy who went around literally whipping peddlers because they were selling stuff in his temple?
top Ask Slashdot: Best Book For 11-Year-Old Who Wants To Teach Himself To Program?
I 7th Python. I wish I could have started with Python instead of C - I'd have learned so much more (and much more quickly).
top Ask Slashdot: What Defines Success In an Open Source Project?
On a personal level, your open-source project is successful when it accomplishes everything you set out to do with it. On a non-personal level, widespread usage is probably the best metric.
top Open Source Advocates' Attitudes Toward Profit
I think you hit the nail on the head. As far as I've seen, it's just part of third group that frowns upon commercialization - why, I don't know. But anyway, the amount of people who hold this view aren't very numerous.
top Ruling Prohibits Kaleidescape From Selling, Supporting Movie Servers
Instead of breaking said illogical law, it would be better to tell others about it, so everyone else can see how bad it is. You get a lot more credibility that way.
top Why Open APIs Fall Far Short of Open Source
Android - at least all the code you get from Google - is under the Apache 2.0 License. That makes Android a fully open-source project, since the Apache License is an OSI-approved license (and quite a permissive one at that). So people can't (or shouldn't) complain about Android not being open-source; they should complain instead about carriers making proprietary extensions.
CyanogenMod - an open-source build of Android - comes bundled with its own open-source marketplace application.
top Famous For Fifteen People: Is Everyone a 'Facebook Celebrity'?
...why in the world are they on Facebook?
top Siri Competitor Evi Arrives, But Already Overloaded
I see what you did there. Very clever indeed, sir.
top Don't Worry About Global Warming, Say 16 Scientists in the WSJ
Gives me an excuse to murder that guy from down the street I'm not exactly fond of. "But he was contributing to global warming, Your Honor!"
top Police Investigate Offensive Wi-Fi Network Name
That too is unfair criticism. There are specific, valid, reasons given in Hebrews as to why those old laws aren't applicable anymore.
top Researchers Expanding Diff, Grep Unix Tools
With these tools, you could make grep and diff work with binary files in a meaningful way - very useful at times. I bet you could even adapt the "Context-Free Grep" into a sort of packet sniffer with enough work. I'd sure like to try these new programs sometime.