DNSChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands
OK, so it'll probably work, then? These were the users who were willing to do it the first time, so why not a second time?
Ask Slashdot: Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?
Exactly, so make it look like a bluetooth headset! Actually, it could even function as a bluetooth headset as well. So, rather than being a sign saying "I'm old", it'd be a sign saying "I'm connected!"
Publicly Funded GMO Research Facing Destruction In Italy
male kiwis produce transgenic pollen
In NZ, "kiwis" are only either the people (New Zealanders) or the birds, but never the kiwifruit plants! Very confusing...
Adobe Warns of Critical Zero Day Vulnerability
Unfortunately, Foxit Reader doesn't seem to support many localised versions, unlike Adobe Reader.
Slashdot Launches Re-Design
Does the browser window really have to be so wide? I get horizontal scrollbars using my normal window size, which is quite annoying.
Also, please add Unicode & SSL support!
Cassandra 0.7 Can Pack 2 Billion Columns Into a Row
I know that was meant as a joke, but such data would be stored in the rows of the table, not the columns of the individual rows.
Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets
From the original paper:
The xanthopterin pigment found within the cuticle has been proven to be a suitable absorber of light for the harvesting of solar energy by a demonstration of its use in an organic solar cell, with a conversion efficiency of 0.335%.
I assume this was just a "proof of concept" organic solar cell, so the efficiency could probably be increased, but 0.335% doesn't sound like much!
Anonymous Network I2P 0.7.2 Released
Indeed. It seems that i2p is mainly a darknet. Access to the normal Internet seems not really to be encouraged.
Next Generation SSDs Delayed Due To Vista
Although the article *is* low on details, there are a few clues as to what the problem is:
The next generation of SSDs will use multilevel cell (MLC) technology, which will require a more sophisticated controller--a crucial component in solid-state drives.
IIRC, MLCs do have a much lower number of allowable writes, so this could actually be the problem!