top Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?
I still have a hand-me-down from Doug Englebart.
Now, get of my lawn.
top FBI Allegedly Investigating Lizard Squad Member Over Xbox Live, PSN Attacks
hothardware.com is hardly "all over the news"
top 3D Printer Owner's Network Puts Together Buyer's Guide
Can I print a 3D version of the buyer's guide?
about a month and a half ago
top European Space Agency Picks Site For First Comet Landing In November
No, but it does have a maze of many twisty passages, all alike.
top Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit
Actually, no. This varies by state. In Missouri, the handbook says "should"; in New York is says "must"
top ISS Earth at Night Photos Crowdsourced For Science
Back when the shuttle was flying and NASA-TV covered the missions, if the crew was sleeping they would often just point the camera at the ground and broadcast that feed. It is a lot harder to identify a part of the earth than you might think, especially when you don't have a good idea of which direction is North.
top Bezos-Owned Washington Post Embeds Amazon Buy-It-Now Buttons Mid-sentence
The annoying part is not the link itself, but the stupid button. The different color of the text lets me know that it might be a link and hovering the mouse over it will show me where the link goes. If it says "amazon" then I can safely assume I could buy the item in question there. It should be just an innocuous as a similar link to a blog or another article.
top Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing
I hope the helicopter had those operating. That would make everything legal.
top Is K-12 CS Education the Next Common Core?
Actually, 2+2=5 is correct for large values of 2.
top LinkedIn Spam Lawsuit Can Continue
I get similar recommendations from time to time. Not from close friends but rather from former coworkers that I was not close to. Considering that I retired almost two years ago, they are most certainly spam.
top Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Loses Deep Sea Vehicle
First MH370 in the Indian Ocean, then this one off New Zealand. Clearly Godzilla is heading into the Pacific.
top Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?
I had some VHS tapes converted to DVD at Walmart. Cost was about $20 for 2 tapes. Took about a week. Results are quite good, considering the VHS tapes were made from old 8mm movies going back to the late 40's. At the time I looked at doing it myself, but decided my time was worth more than $20.
top Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware
You probably are thinking of "Sappho"
top The Underground Economy of Social Networks
Actually, it predates "Little Billy" by more than 100 years.
top KegDroid: Combining Arduino, Android, and NFC to Dispense Beer
Nice, but there is a call for you, a lawyer for George Lucas.
top Alan Turing Papers On Code Breaking Released By GCHQ
Turing is probably spinning in his grave trying to decode the meaning of the words "available" and "public" in the archive's announcements.