Books With "Questionable Content" Being Deleted From ebookstores In Sweeping Ban
Way back in 2011, Amazon already started censoring what they choose to sell - it was reported right here on SlashDot.
Since then, I boycotted them. Looks like another bunch of companies just made the list.
New York State Passes DNA Requirement For Almost All Convicted Criminals
As usual for an invasion of privacy or violation of fundamental rights, the UK got there first. In England, you get your DNA taken and stored simply if you get arrested - you don't even need to be charged, let alone convicted.
BioShock Coming To Cell Phones
Apply the patch update and change the options to disable vita chambers. Now death means death.
How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer?
I scanned through the comments and didn't see this mentioned yet, so...
Check if the processor speed is being throttled. I once saw a laptop that seems to have the symptoms you described - everything going slow, processes taking lots of CPU time.
It turned out something was wrong with the power management and it was keeping the CPU at the minimum speed permanently. Setting the power profile to "Always On" fixed it for a while, but then it started again, so I disabled the processor power management features in the BIOS.
The post didn't mention if this is a laptop or desktop, but even modern desktop CPUs have lots of power states. Worth a look.
Why Do We Have To Restart Routers?
Yup, "bad hardware" gets my vote too.
I used to own a generic no-name router, the thing locked up all the time.
I've got a Netgear DG834 now and it has currently been up for 124 days, which is the time since we last had a power cut. I never reset it, and never have any problems.