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NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Rashdot Re:Help. I am trapped On Beta (185 comments)

That, and make sure their cookies don't get deleted.

2 days ago

MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Untethered

Rashdot Re:Implementation Fail (90 comments)

So they should rename it to cheatah?

about a week ago

Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 58

Rashdot Re:I only he had known (40 comments)

He kicked the bucket, maybe he didn't follow the ice water chain letter instructions.

about three weeks ago

Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

Rashdot Re:Flip the switch (247 comments)

Bearded man:

"note to self: make subjects more clueless next run. Or make less clues."

about a month ago

Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Rashdot Re:Why do they want us to see it anyway? (300 comments)

What I don't get is how they can justify using modern technology like internet, and modern arms and explosives, while they claim to want to live a 'purified' life like people who lived more than a thousand years ago. Their life is a lie, but alas they're too illogical to understand that.

about a month ago

Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds

Rashdot Re:Math wrong by one order of magnitude ... (155 comments)

Oh good. I was thinking how hard that job must be, but every 0.0864 seconds is a lot easier then every 0.00864.

about a month ago

Researchers Discover New Plant "Language"

Rashdot Re:Perseids (70 comments)

Indeed, but apparently some have never seen the Triffids (or heard (of) them).

about a month ago

Errata Prompts Intel To Disable TSX In Haswell, Early Broadwell CPUs

Rashdot Re:Can I have a refund? (131 comments)

Of course. According to my Pentium you're entitled to $0.99989960954

about a month and a half ago

Google Is Backing a New $300 Million High-Speed Internet Trans-Pacific Cable

Rashdot Re:Only 6 pairs? (135 comments)

Does a total of 666 make sense?

about a month and a half ago

Google Is Backing a New $300 Million High-Speed Internet Trans-Pacific Cable

Rashdot Re:Only 6 pairs? (135 comments)

The other 660 pairs are for the NSA.

about a month and a half ago

Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code

Rashdot For me it's reversed (116 comments)

Years ago I discovered that I used to slow down and struggle with simple things, soon after making a mistake (a bug) that I obviously missed. So I learned to go back and review my most recent code whenever I sensed that I began struggling. It appears that in those cases I subconsciously registered the mistakes. Of course you can also introduce bugs while happily coding along, but whenever you falter for no apparent reason, just review your most recent code for mistakes.

about a month and a half ago

NASA Releases Footage of "Flying Saucer" Braking Test, Declares Success

Rashdot Units (55 comments)

190000 feet = 57912 meters.

Just helping NASA to prevent getting their units mixed up again.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?

Rashdot Re:Vote Selling? (190 comments)

Vote selling leads to corruption.

Suppose a person is for example willing to spend $100,000 to obtain 10000 votes, in order to win an election. The only reason this person would do that is to 'earn' that money back, with a handsome profit. The only way that works is via corruption.

about 2 months ago

Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Rashdot Re:NO, all candy bar (544 comments)

I chose my Samsung GT-I8160 purely because of its size. It's a pity that it's really slow, compared to the latest king sized smartphones. But I don't want to haul one of those around anymore. I wish someone would make a GT-I8160 sized high end smartphone. A slide-out keyboard would be nice, but I don't expect to own one of those ever again. Touchscreens are too easy for phone designers.

about 2 months ago

On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

Rashdot Re:What about my right to search? (186 comments)

What about my right to search?

There is no such right, except in your imagination.

It must be my imagination that people in other countries may have more rights to search the internet than me.

I realize that universal human rights are not recognized in large parts of the world, but I was hoping at least the EU would.

about 2 months ago



Pixar gives away RenderMan software for free

Rashdot Rashdot writes  |  about 4 months ago

Rashdot (845549) writes "As a further commitment to the advancement of open standards and practices, Pixar is announcing that,in conjunction with the upcoming release, free non-commercial licenses of RenderMan will be made available without any functional limitations, watermarking, or time restrictions. Non-commercial RenderMan will be freely available for students, institutions, researchers, developers, and for personal use. Those interested in exploring RenderMan’s new capabilities are invited to register in advance on the RenderMan website to access a free license for download upon release."
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