Why Apple Is So Sticky
Stick to imperial units -- American buttloads are bigger. ;)
Humans Continue To Be "Weak Link" In Data Security
"Bob, I need financial data for all clients bought the WidgetMaster 9000, ASAP!"
"Sure, boss. I couldn't attach it to email for some reason, so I posted it on superfileshare.com."
Scientology Tries To Block German Documentary
I think the point here is that what we're not really against religion, as much as we're against dogma.
Spammer Alan Ralsky Pleads Guilty
Once he's in jail, we need to find out who his cellmate is, so we can send him inordinate amounts of penis enlargement ads.
Town Fights Cricket Plague With Led Zeppelin
Not that shocking -- they normally listen to the beetles.
Yahoo Pulls the Plug On GeoCities
> Many times over the last decade I've ended up on a Geocities website when researching particular subjects...
That's because now it's all on wikipedia.
The Net — Democratic Panacea Or Autocratic Tool?
The net is a good way to stay informed.
Unfortunately, it's an even better way to stay misinformed.
Robot Makes Scientific Discovery (Mostly) On Its Own
The complexity of Adam is that it has cycles.
No, no, no -- the complexity of *Eve* is that it has cycles.
Doctors Silencing Online Patient Reviews Via Contract
Repeat after me -- first amendment and other rights provided by the US constitution are ONLY applicable when you're dealing with the US government. When you are dealing with private entities, constitutional rights and freedoms do not apply (think, for example, Non-Disclosure Agreements -- which is pretty much all this is). Yes, doctors now insist on an NDA (for the purposes of CYA) -- that's a WTF, but not a violation of your constitutional rights.
Please No, Not a Blade Runner Sequel
... and don't go to watch it.
Banned Words List Carries Its First Emoticon
There's a Russian joke about emoticons (I'm sure totally made up).
During his first orbit, Yuri Gagarin was asked if he was enjoying the view, to which he responded "the view is three equals eight."
3=8 ("zayebis!" or rough equivalent of "fucking awesome!")
You kinda have to have you mind in the gutter to see this one (but I'm sure most slashdotters will do just fine ;)).
Microsoft Calls Today Global Anti-Piracy Day
In contrast, the rest of the world celebrates the remaining 364 piracy days.