Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Arizona Judge Shoots Down RIAA Theories

Smordnys s'regrepsA Re:Not evisceration, but a major blow (204 comments)

Next time use Poppies. It's topical, and more accurate since there is a legal use for poppies.

more than 6 years ago

Submissions

top

The Day the Internet Broke

Smordnys s'regrepsA Smordnys s'regrepsA writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Smordnys s'regrepsA writes "The news — coming off Ars Technica — reports that trolls have gained a new source of lulz, thanks largely to the FBI.

In a recent case Roderick Vosburgh, student of Temple University, "was convicted of clicking on an illegal link and possession of child porn due to two tiny thumbnails that the FBI believes depict underage females." The link in question is one of the FBI-created-probable-cause-inducing addresses we have previously covered.

The twist? Roderick had been trolled into clicking a fraudulent link. Many /.ers predicted using the FBI's new methods to troll, but this seems striking not for the FBI raid itself, but the subsequent conviction on such little evidence, and in spite of the council of many expert witnesses."

Link to Original Source
top

New Cuban President by the 24th

Smordnys s'regrepsA Smordnys s'regrepsA writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Smordnys s'regrepsA writes "Fidel Castro, the much *cough* beloved leader of the island nation of Cuba has declined the possibility of keeping his seat as President, after February 24ths National Assembly election.



"I neither will aspire to nor will I accept — I repeat — I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the council of state and commander in chief," Castro wrote almost 19 months after a severe illness caused him to hand power temporarily to his brother Raul.
"

Link to Original Source
top

Universal's CEO on Digital Media, and the Shmoo

Smordnys s'regrepsA Smordnys s'regrepsA writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Smordnys s'regrepsA (1160895) writes "Wired has a great little interview with one of the big men of the Entertainment Industry, Doug Morris.

"There was a cartoon character years ago called the Shmoo," he says in a raspy tenor. "It was in Li'l Abner. The Shmoo was a nice animal, a nice fella, but if you were hungry, you cut off a piece of him and put onions on it, and if you wanted to play football you just made him like a football. You could do anything to him. That's what was happening to the music business. Everyone was treating the music business like it was a Shmoo."

"There's no one in the record company that's a technologist...we didn't know who to hire. I wouldn't be able to recognize a good technology person — anyone with a good bullshit story would have gotten past me," Morris explains.
"

Link to Original Source

Journals

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>