top Two Changes To Quirky Could Change The World
This is no longer news for nerds, or stuff that matters. Now it's an advert for some company, a fluff peice on the failings of a nothing website, and constant hosts file harassment. I can find a better news aggregate, and I will. You have lost your place on my bookmarks bar, Slashdot after 12 years of dedication.
top Coelacanth Genome Sequenced
We have the ability to compare this fish to actual fossils from the time, your incredulity notwithstanding. What boggles my mind is why ancient life has so many more gene pairs than current life. It's like we are being sculpted from some master block of genes.
top Coelacanth Genome Sequenced
This guy will be the death of slashdot. He is seriously about to remove your icon from my favorites folder.
top Hydrogel Process Creates Transparent Brain For Research
Like your pet cause of stopping people from talking about completely unrelated topics?
top How To Communicate Faster-Than-Light
Thats how Bill S Preston, esq was able to hide his fathers keys in that bush in front of the police station
top Scientists Have Re-Cloned Mice To the 25th Generation
I thought I was the only one.
top Ron Paul Asks UN For Help Geting Control of RonPaul.com Domain From Fans
So that's fine, use it. And keep complaining about said benefits existence, it's a valid argument. But by taking those benefits, you can no longer argue that those who do take advantage of said benefits are a drain on our society without being a drain yourself.
about a year and a half ago
top Facebook Test Will Let You Message Strangers For $1
Here you go! about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Troubling Trend For Open Source Company
No doubt, when did "studies show" replace chinese proverbs...
about a year and a half ago
top 8th Circuit Upholds $220,000 Verdict In Jammie Thomas Case
No they are not allowed to tell the jury about jury nullification. technically no one is allowed to tell the jury about jury nullification, and doing do would be precedent for a mistrial.
top Among APs I detect, the secured:unsecured ratio is:
Well if I get that far, I'll just transfer the funds myself to save you the trouble.
top When Antivirus Scammers Call the Wrong Guy
Please post a blog of these party games.
top 'Inexact' Chips Save Power By Fudging the Math
Thanks for that, I knew I read this article before.
top MIT Researchers Invent 'Super Glass'
I've seen glass with a frost layer sandwiched in the middle that was electronically unfrosted.
top EFF Files Brief To Allow Users Access To Their MegaUpload Files
You bring up an interesting point. If the data itself has so little value as to be considered worthy of being destroyed, then how could it have enough value to prosecute over?
top Comcast Not Counting Their Video Service Against Bandwidth Cap
Take it a step further. They surely use cache proxies to serve up repeatedly requested content, so I'm exempt from the cap when I look at popular websites correct? And even if they did decide to do this, then it would be like you were being punished for looking at something unique.
top US Mobile Carriers Won't Brick Stolen Phones
It's quite clear that the Mobile carriers are robbing us blind as citizens and as consumers, not to mention the abuses of our civil liberties. It's no surprise they aren't willing to help curtail similar actions.
top Raspberry Pi Now Has Distributors -- and Will Soon Have Boards for All (Video)
I don't understand why they didn't make sure they got all the kinks out and delivered on 03/14.
top School Sends Child's Lunch Home After Determining it Unhealthy
Why are you all feeding the machine? Why can't we trust that the local people in that area will take care of the situation? If you want to be outraged over nonsense go to your own townhall meetings. Instead of offering up what you would do, why not spend that time being a part of the community and actually do it?
you, Slashdot. The only way this could be construed as news for nerds is if there was a statistician whose specialty is school lunch programs, and even only then as a humorous aberration. If the day is this slow at least go for some speculative articles vaguely resembling something techy. Most other sites just made stuff up about the upcoming Android 5.0, at least show some effort.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Allow Test Takers Internet Access, But Minimize Cheating?
1: Ask them this question, grade the responses on a curve and use the best answers for your method.
2: (non-silly method) Split the class into small groups of 4-8 students. Arrange a list of subjects and have half the group form test questions based off of the list. Make note of any preferred methods, or requirements to use in the questions (this is where you can guide them into asking the right kind of questions). Have the other half solve the questions. Then have them switch sides and repeat. Grade based on how challenging the questions are, scope of the answers, and use of requirements. Keep a DB of previous questions submitted to verify originality. PROS: gives students ample opportunities for failure, makes for some very interesting and engaging tests, helps to teach how to find a problem AND how to find a solution. CONS: Makes grading the tests a lot more time consuming.
top KDE 4.0 Release Schedule Finalised
The KDE Community and the release team have put together a release plan for the long anticipated version 4.0, which is planned to be released in October 2007. KDE 4.0 will be a major milestone for the Free Desktop, as it offers a new foundation and set of frameworks that will shape the desktop user experience for years to come. Users will benefit from improved speed through Qt 4, integration of hardware through Solid, multimedia performance via Phonon, usability enhancements by close collaboration with OpenUsability, new real-time communication options with Decibel, spell-checking with Sonnet, comprehensive desktop search through Strigi and Nepomuk, a new desktop metaphor through Plasma and, last but not least, a completely new artwork experience called Oxygen.
also firstname.lastname@example.org, ask if he got any info on this guys rock