top Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing
I'll also miss the buy-it-now option for small parts
Instead of disappearing, maybe they can try one more time by making RS small-part kiosks at makerspaces, staffed by makerspace members who use some of the money they get to cover the cost of monthly dues for the makerspace.
top How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads
I agree; in addition to the millions of hours of cleanup work we've had to do for clients, friends and family, someone needs to do an audit and find out if the rampant credit breaches are due to crapware that is packaged with free FTP client software.
top Comet Probe Philae To Deploy Drill As Battery Life Wanes
Drilling and have it become dislodged for an hour or two, hopefully landing in a better place sounds like a feature -- I hope they fire the harpoons a few hours before the batteries are discharged to take the chance of repositioning it in an open area
top Neanderthals Were the First To Use Specialized Bone Tools
Mmeptk decided his brother was useful after all...
about a year and a half ago
top "Anonymous" File-Sharing Darknet Ruled Illegal By German Court
I can't moderate from Win 7 Ultimate I.E. 9 and my current slashdot config -- I get the dropdown boxes -- they don't auto-submit -- there's no [moderate] button at the bottom of the page -- I'll try installing another web-browser sometime if I really need to moderate a message
top Ask Slashdot: Computer Test Lab Set-Up For Home?
I agree with building a computer with 8GB or more of memory.
I use VirtualBox for my home test system and set the disk image to be written to a 16GB Ram Drive -- this makes it very fast to format and load a new guest OS from ISO or DVD -- I usually set and name the disk images in VirtualBox to be 4GB or 10GB in size. I back up the disk images off-site and on a small raid5 server, and have one local copy in a folder called "ComputerStore" -- set up a shared folder (and network share to something like C:\vshare\readonly, C:\vshare\readwrite for work you need to save)
Windows Ram Drives -- google:
superspeed ram drive drdataram ram drive softperfect ram drive
top TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old
be sure they get a fresh pair of gloves
top Updated Mac Mini Aims For the Living Room
>> Z- Windows Vista OS - base (Win7 -> +$150)
The $150 upgrade is for Win7-Ultimate -- they had a $30 upgrade option for Win7HomePremium
top Chatroulette Working On Genital Recognition Algorithm
slashdot style limited moderation points with meta-moderation of a video frame at the time the moderation was made may solve this
top I usually fly...
My colon always has "one-in-the-chamber" and with a minor colitus-like ailment, the crew of RyanAir would hopefully make the donation of coins to open the door for me!
top Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One
I believe that the local newspaper, Atlanta-Journal-Constitution, did some photoshopping of their own -- a few Sundays ago, I noticed that the Foxtrot cartoon showed Jason with a caucasian friend which seemed out of place based on their character-set; I checked online and verified the difference.
top Backlash Builds Against US Copyright Blacklist
>> We seem to think that in WWII we singlehandedly A)
... B) ... C) ... etc
I've never met a person in the US that made those claims that we "singlehandedly" did any of those things. Even if you have met such a clown, it wouldn't represent the other 300k people here in a way that justifies the word "we".
You may need to go on a diet, because you're pulling too much out of your plump ass.
top To What Age Do You Expect To Live?
I have a light version of Crohn's and know where every bathroom in the city is. Lot's of coffee in the morning helps make afternoons a little more predictable. I did have 105degree fevers until my doctors discovered it, sent me to the hospital for a week and stopped feeding me sulpha based medicine.
In my case, they want to avoid surgery.
Is surgery an option in your case, just before the euthanasia option is completed? I know surgery can be risky, but in that situation, it may be worth trying first (even if its a little experimental)?
top Putting On a Show For the Google Streetview Camera
top Putting On a Show For the Google Streetview Camera
Travelling down that street, there were some interesting characters at:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=504+Sampsonia+Way,+Pittsburgh,+PA,+United+States&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.095668,78.398437&ie=UTF8&ll=40.461887,-80.016539&spn=0,359.972706&t=h&z=16&iwloc=addr&layer=c&cbll=40.456786,-80.012446&panoid=lSBvKglurQAKmE49AlGQgA&cbp=12,76.19528892102309,,0,19.641576473350586 The odd thing is that the frame one step to the left was removed :(
top DIY LED Array Marquee For Your PC
I developed a Windows program which works with Betabrite signs. The USB connected LED-signs and software are available at:
I use it to show news, weather, and friend-updates.
It has some side features such as generating marquee HTML, wml, etc., so you don't immediately need an LED-sign to use the software.
There's also some free software available for that brand of LED-sign at:
top Nokia Urges Linux Developers To Be Cool With DRM
I'm trying to figure these people out... one person in my networking group sent an email asking for a house-sitter -- and then proceded to ask for rent for that month of $900. I'd hate to see how much this guy charges his babysitter!
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