New York's Financial Regulator Subpoenas Bitcoin Companies
This is a false equivalency. The US government is allowed to regulate it's own money - that is - the sovereign currency that it issues. Bitcoins aren't defined or issued by the US government, so it has as much right to regulate Bitcoins as it has to regulate the Euro.
I believe your argument is flawed here, the US Government does regulate banks trading in the Euro if they reside in the United States. The fact they they are conducting business in the US gives them the right to do so.
Scanner Identifies Malware Strains, Could Be Future of AV
It would be interesting to see a Phylogenetic tree of malware built using this software.
Unigine's Newest Benchmark Features Huge, Open-Space Expanses
When someone posts a torrent on slashdot.
Valve's Big Picture Could Be a Linux Game Console
You can thank Microsoft for that. Why would someone buy from a third party when you can buy games from the store built into the operating system? Valve is running scared because they see their biggest revenue stream drying up.
Why? Because the last thing like this (windows live games) was a complete pos.
Ask Slashdot: What Were You Taught About Computers In High School?
I'm graduating this year and so far I've taken ap comp sci (more or less Java with a touch on algorithms) and a computer and network technology course taught by a guy with a unix beard. I'm very lucky to go to the school I do, it's a public non-charter school but it's in a fairly affluent area and we're one of the top schools in my state.
Do We Need a Longer School Year?
I'm a high school senior and personally I think that summers are a very important thing. I don't have a phd or anything that would make people listen to my opinion, but I think the problem with our education system is that we need to learn more when we're younger.
EA Sues Zynga For Copying Sims Game
I'm going to go grab the popcorn.
Critical Flaw Found In Backtrack Linux
Ya, I foolishly did. Don't do it.
Computer Program Reconstructs Heard Words From Brain Scans
What was that? I couldn't hear over your foil hat.
For 1 kWh of electricity, I pay ...
I don't pay, I use cold fusion!
Is There a Hearing Aid Price Bubble?
An article on how expensive hearing aids are from a hearing aid company that advertises their low costs.
A New Idea, For People Who Want To See More Banner Ads
A while back I took survey that was an ad on /., it disabled the ads. Occasionally I enable the ads just to see what is being advertised. So as long as I'm interested in whats being advertised and its not too obnoxious (i.e. a video banner ad that enlarges on rollover) I actually like ads.
'Throttling' Broadband Provider Sued In Australia
I think the title was meant to be read "Broadband provider that throttles sued in Australia"
RIAA President Says Copyright Law "Isn't Working"
Why do they think that they can order congress around, They shouldn't be able to just say that "we don't like this, change it" and have the law changed, laws are are _supposed_ to be made for all Americans not just monopolies.
US Students Suffering From Internet Addiction
How is this different from normally talking to people?. Ill bet that 90% of people at my school would have a nervous breakdown if they couldn't talk to people. This is simply a different way of talking and expressing yourself.