Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles
You seem to have an unswerving faith in the contents of Wikipedia. I suggest buying a "dictionary" instead. You can get them in ebook form these days - Well, at least until Amazon figures out that they contain incest.
Calendar Bug Disables Older PlayStation 3 Models
Uhm... There are no modded PS3s at this time.
Netgear WNR3500L Open Source Router Announced
Interestingly, these routers (specifically the WNR854T) when they die are not completely dead.
The symptom I have seen on both of the units I had is loss of functionality, followed by "dim" blinking lights.
This is caused in my case by the on-PCB 5v supply failing - It outputs about 4v. Since the 3.3v is derived from the 5v line, the CPU is also affected. It appears to be the SMPSU chip itsself that fails - Paralleling a working 5v supply onto the 5v line works.
Why Linux Is Not Yet Ready For the Desktop
Given the titular statement, why does Linux not win?
One of the main reasons that Windows remains popular is because it's well known and people are used to it.
In this case, I'm misstating the phrase. The realistic version would be "It's hard to compete with stolen". Many home users that I know assume Windows is a right. If a person in IT hasn't been asked by someone for a license key for Windows, I would consider that unusual.
Which makes Linux a poor third choice, which a majority of people wouldn't even consider if they knew it was available.
The NYT Compares Broadband Upgrade Costs in US, Japan
Bah humbug. I can't see how to PM @ /. - So I'll just reply here.
BSD appears to be different, but on most unices http://www.bpfh.net/simes/computing/chroot-break.html
How To Prevent Being Hacked Via Backups?
If you think jail is secure, you really need to not be working in the security field.
Intel To Design PlayStation 4 GPU
There's two possible comments to this. Firstly, if Sony says "never", it is usually true.
Secondly, of course it's bull - Have you seen the vitriol from TheInq every time NVidia is even mentioned?
With that level of hate, it's like NVidia killed their whole family then ate them at a public function.
New Sidekick Will Run NetBSD, Not Windows CE
Alaskans Prepare For Volcanic Eruption
"The server for the Alaska Volcano Observatory appears to be overloaded and is unresponsive. "
.... Okay. And just in case it wasn't busy enough, HERE'S THE LINK!
Nice way to empathize, /. submitter.
Seagate Firmware Update Bricks 500GB Barracudas
It's not "moving the head to prevent wear". It's SMART data gathering. smartctl will soon sort you out. However, I would personally not recommend it.
smartctl --smart=on --offlineauto=off
Five PC Power Myths Debunked
80w for the PC, 20w for an LCD, 80w for a CRT.
Five PC Power Myths Debunked
WTF is with this stupid meme?
Spider Missing After Trip To Space Station
Is the other spider suspiciously... Larger?