Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?
Just make sure you're listening with headphones, or you'll constantly have (often stoned) people coming in and going, "Oh, man, someone's got classic Mario Bros.! Can I play too?"
Too Much Gold Delays World's Fastest Supercomputer
Well, why don't we go to our resident expert on the matter--Mr. Article.
Munger also reported the problems with the connector pins, which Oak Ridge Today's John Huotari noted was due to too much gold mixed in with the solder. Gold is used for connectors because it does not oxidize quickly, and because of its high electrical conductivity; however, when mixed with solder that contains tin, the gold and tin can combine, making the combination brittle under certain conditions. Cray is reportedly replacing the connectors to alleviate the problem.
Seriously, if you want more information badly enough to go into the comments and create a post asking for answers, is it really too much effort for you to click on the link in the summary?
EA Building Microtransactions Into All of Its Future Games
I wish I had a mod point for you.
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Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?
Simple. Trash your own credit rating. You can have lots of fun doing it while guaranteeing that your personal information will be completely useless.
Compared to my immediate peers, my typing
According to one survey quoted in the wikipedia article, 93 % of US drivers think they are above average drivers.
That's because they're taking the entire world into account. You wouldn't believe how many people in other countries don't even drive on the correct side of the road!
Valve Sued In Germany Over Game Ownership
Great, that's just what we need... Chinese first post farmers.
Is 'Brogramming' Killing Requirements Engineering?
"If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization."
Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?
Yeah, but your point isn't in the vein of the slightly zenophobic summary
Zenophobia--that's the fear or hatred of Greek philosophers, right?
Asteroid Resources Could Make Science Fiction Dreams and Nightmares a Reality
I don't know, they may have something there... The US public has already petitioned its government to build one.
Pakistan Boycotting Call of Duty, Medal of Honor Games
It also didn't help that those games were actually just E.T. for the Atari 2600 with (slightly) updated graphics...
DHS Steps In As Regulator for Medical Device Security
To date, no agency has taken point on forcing the medical manufacturers to improve the information security profile of their products, with the FDA even dubbing such a risk unrealistic (PDF).
Looks like this is right up the DHS's alley.
Disney Wants To Track You With RFID
Oooh, am I the only one visualizing RollerCoaster Tycoon: Disney LARP version?
Visitor #1176675 (Translation Error) has been trapped in It's a Small World for 2 hours.
Visitor #1176675 (Translation Error) is very unhappy.
Windows RT Jailbroken To Run Third-Party Desktop Apps
Since the summary ends before actually getting to the vulnerability it started to describe, here's the relevant text:
Now, in theory, you could change this hard-coded setting--but all Windows RT devices use UEFI, and so Secure Boot detects the altered code and locks the system down. Secure Boot doesn't stop you from changing the setting in memory, however
Ask Slashdot: Keeping Your Media Library Safe From Kids?
The system has worked rather well, but I admit the security of it is based on obscurity - that the teens don't know what enables the restricted content! If they ever figured it out, I'd switch to a secure token.
That assumes you'll know if/when they figure it out. Why not switch to a secure token now and avoid the possibility of them accessing restricted material without you ever realizing there's a problem?
The Most Unique Viruses of 2012
Your computer will run better.
John McAfee Tells World How He Fooled Cops and Escaped Belize
I don't know... Did Kennedy ride in on it?
Ask Slashdot: Gifts For a 90-Year-Old, Tech-Savvy Dad?
My parents' did that for their grandson - they asked what he wanted for his birthday and all he said was "I don't know/care". Well, that year he got a pink dress. Next year, he had plenty of good ideas.
Of course he did! Now he can accessorize!
Ask Slashdot: Gifts For a 90-Year-Old, Tech-Savvy Dad?
Forget that! Add in the plans for a 90-year-old woman.
New York Culls Sex Offenders From the Online Gaming Ranks
This is a good step, along with other such measures that do their best to prevent people convicted of sex crimes from having a chance of living a happy, productive life once they've served their time. We must continually tighten the screws on them and make sure they can't have lives that are worth too much to throw away in a moment of stress, rage, and frustration.
Because a dog that's constantly beaten and scolded is the one that behaves best, right?
Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church
There is another aspect to consider, though: what can someone deliberately aiming to pervert a law to prevent such behavior accomplish? It may be relatively easy to tell how the law is meant to be used, but you can be assured that, eventually, someone will try to twist it into a weapon against a target it was never intended to be used against. Or maybe some of the people championing it were planning to use it that way all along.
Either way, the slippery slope is something to be concerned about, because it doesn't matter that people (such as prosecutors or the police) can tell the difference between vaguely similar things if they don't care.
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