top Mozilla Labs Experiment Distills Your History Into Interests
Kamineko writes "Kamineko is proposing that the Firefox browser fucks off. The proposal is designed to prevent websites personalizing content to visitors' tastes, regardless of sites sucking up a user's browsing history, as they do currently. 'Let's say Firefox fucks off' says Kamineko, a dude from the internet. 'As a user, I would have complete control over which of my interests are shared, and with which websites.'"
This is the result of an extended experiment. The idea is that Firefox fucks off and is just a web browser.
top Why Do You Want To Kill My Pet? Zynga Shuts Down
PetVille, 10 Others
You're saying that the love and dedication that little Jane Doe gave to her 100px by 100px animated GIF of a kitty cat produced as part of a soulless-cash-grab by a minimum wage artist working for a corporation granted it a 'soul'?
Sure why not. That sounds pretty cute, and it'll drive anybody who takes the concept of soul too seriously bonkers.
top Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?
Decent restrooms. Decent kitchens. Decent windowage.
about a year and a half ago
top CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI
Alright then. Riddle me this:
Why isn't the new Start screen optional?
Think about the answer carefully, because it doesn't have anything to do with the design of the the-interface-formerly-known-as-Metro. Whether or not the new Start screen is usable or perhaps even better than the previous Start menu designs is irrelevant.
Why isn't it optional? about a year and a half ago
top Raspberry Pi Now Has Distributors -- and Will Soon Have Boards for All (Video)
Damn video shot right through Flashblock AND YesScript.
It's a fucking menace. What are you playing at Slashdot?
top LibreOffice 3.3 Released Today
I don't think anybody here needs telling that the MS Office Ribbon is fubar.
top Privacy Concerns With Android and iPhone Apps
I was really suprised when I learned how blunt the security options in Android were.
I'm used to COMODO IS asking me every time an application attempts to use TCP/UDP, start another process, look at a DLL or stuff like that.
All you get on Android is 'DO YOU WANT APPLICATION TO INTERNET? Y/N' which is totally insufficient.
top Google Seeking "Search Without Search"
the search giant is working on ways to push relevant info to users before they have even asked for it... Foursquare-style location 'check-ins' are also apparently on the way next year
top What To Load On a 4-Year-Old's Netbook?
Anything with a level editor!
(Perhaps not Duke Nukem 3D's BUILD, though.)
top This Is a News Website Article About a Scientific Paper
I did not read your post because your Slashdot ID is higher than mine. This post adds nothing of use to the thread.
top AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do
Who the hell is Laptop Stickers? Is he related to
Bill Stickers? Why does everybody seem to hate these guys?
top Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime
The moral of the story: judge everything constantly.
And one of these would be that it allowed you to have sound in web pages.
top Students Flock To GMU For a Degree In Video Game Design
"What? You mean making videogames involves numbers? WHAT THE FUuuuuuuuuu..."
Hilarious, and it happens every time. I feel sorry for the poor souls who'll have gone through four years of expensive 'education' to find that they really ought to have spent their time creating a decent series of demo games and applications instead. Oh well.
top When PC Ports of Console Games Go Wrong
You didn't think that the inclusion of NG Resonance as a sinister, omnipresent construct created by the WTO for the purposes of intelligence gathering was genius?
top When PC Ports of Console Games Go Wrong
The problems in the PC version of Dead Space are well-known: delayed movement, delayed aiming, partially rebindable keys (you can't use the cursor keys to walk because they're permanently bound to the RIG menu), etc.
top Life Imagined As One Big RPG
I've met Jesse Schell. The man is charismatic and completely insane.
top Toshiba Developing High-Density 1TB SSD
Not really. I heard an anecdote once and it was really lousy.
top The DIY Book Scanner
What a coincidece! I too have a book scanner that scans books, and requires a human operator to attend to turning the pages.
It's called a scanner.
top LHC Reaches Record Energy
I know there's a
chemical element song, but I don't know about any partical physics records.
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