top Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires
You upgraded from 32bit Windows XP to 32bit Windows 8, didn't you ?
Any upgrade on a more modern machine where you want to upgrade to a 64bit operating system requires a complete wipe. You don't get a windows.old directory or anything helpful like that.
top Ask Slashdot: Is Crowd Funding the Future of Sci-Fi?
You can't watch The Doctor from "An Unearthly child" anywhere, not even here in the UK on the BBC due to lost episodes.
Perhaps set your sights a little lower there ?
top Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store
It's probably less than Microsoft scam from OEMs for their bogus patents
about a month and a half ago
top Comet-Chasing Probe Wakes Up On Monday
Can Hugh Pickens DOT Com not get his own website to post stuff on ?
about a month and a half ago
top If I Had a Hammer
I was getting withdrawal symptoms having not seen a Hugh Pickens DOT Com article for a few hours.
I was really starting to fear for his wellbeing !
top Demonoid BitTorrent Tracker Apparently Back Online
You can't stop the signal
top Ask Slashdot: Getting an Uncooperative Website To Delete One's Account?
Interesting cherry picking of the bits that you want to apply, shame you forgot to highlight the conditions that allow you to make the demand.
data that is incomplete, inaccurate or isn't being processed in compliance with the data protection rules
top Apple Again Seeks Ban On 20+ Samsung Devices In US
Apple want an injunction to ban the import of future devices that the court hasn't found to be infringing?
How does that work ?
top Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob
Why should I care or even know about this ?
top How much of your media do you store locally?
On the PC in front of me, on a general purpose server, on a NAS somewhere else on my own network ?
If it's this marvellous cloudy thing I keep hearing is the saviour of all things IT then basically nothing, just steam sync save games.
top Embedded SIM Design Means No More Swapping Cards
"Embedded SIM Design Means No Longer Able To Swap Cards"
There, that reads better
top Happy 50th Doctor Who
The Movie Doctor turns into the War Doctor in the Night of the Doctor mini episode.
The comment about the ears in the War Doctor regeneration at the end makes it pretty clear he's turning into the Rose Doctor
top Users Slow to Update Netgear ReadyNAS Boxes Open To Remote Exploit
If you open ports to access a NAS then your incompetent. VPN is the only way to go to access anything on a remote LAN
top BT To Test Huawei 1Gbps Broadband Over Copper
So it'll be about 10 years before they start whining they don't have enough money to roll it out and possibly 20 before the general public outside of select areas actually see it as an available product ?
top The Battle For the Game Industry's Soul
You've hit the nail on the head.
The gameplay element of what the press tout as AAA titles hasn't really advanced any since Wolfenstein 3d was released in 1992.
Think about that, no original gameplay in 21 years !
Certainly the graphics are shinier and the weapons are different but the essential gameplay of run around a maze, pick up power ups and ammo, shoot enemies, rinse and repeat hasn't changed....
top Oracle Attacks Open Source; Says Community-Developed Code Is Inferior
Since when was Postgres a fork of their crappy Mysql code ?
top Over 100 Missing Episodes of
Doctor Who Located
Printed in a sleazy tabloid newspaper with no corroboration ?
I don't think so somehow, is this what passes for news on /. now ?
top In Praise of Micromanagement
You found possibly the only BBC site that isn't actually available in Britain