Ballmer To Retire
Flinging a giant chair AT Steve Jobs? I'd consider pitching in on that.
Iain M. Banks Gets Asteroid Named After Him
Don't feel bad, someone has to condition the barrels before they can be properly used.
Quantum Random Numbers
Don't you mean what a cyst?
YouTube, Now In Text Mode!
But the big question is whether this new high def text still uses flash or if it takes advantage of HTML5 2.0, unless of course you're in France.
A year of achievements already?
Murdoch Says, "We'll Charge For All Our Sites"
For the most part though aren't the majority of news stories, whether they hook to the left or swing to the right, simply a complete reprint of an Associate Press story? Local news is best grabbed via a local paper level, they will provide much more comprehensive stories than a large news media empire; the large media empire really hasn't the space or time to cover small local interest stories. Those local newspapers are struggling, but haven't died as they provide a unique service to their own particular communities. That assumes that they haven't been digested by a large media entity.
That local paper provides a unique service that I cannot acquire elsewhere. The larger media for the most part do not. The same story is available from a large variety of services, the only difference being a slightly different cut and paste editing job. The investment of that large media empire is their subscription to the AP and the time it took to cut and paste the story into their own paper. I am happy to pay to access local news because it is a unique service.
If those media empires decided to provide a unique service, like say reintroducing that severely endangered animal, the Investigative Reporter, who will not only tell you what is happening, but also the events which lead to it happening and how those events were able to occur, plus how this might affect future events; then I might just change my mind and pay for content. As it stands right now, I'll get my country/world level news for free (apart from watching ads on every available piece of space around said news) via RSS and websites that give me cut and paste AP stories for free.
It would also help sway me if their grammar was better than mine.
Doctors Baffled, Intrigued By Girl Who Doesn't Age
Sure, I'll bite.
Giant Spiders Invade Australian Outback Town
It's a joke, you dim bulb.
Jesus, try to tell a joke and some nerd has to analyze it to death.
Oh and great, Oz has more landmass. As soon as you have a major export other than funny accents and bananas, send us a note.
I hear they are having a special on arachnids too.
When it comes to the Swine Flu, I am ...
I remain very agnostic about how bad this sine flu will be, though.
I'm sure the infection rate will have it's peaks and valleys.
Senator Arlen Specter Becomes a Democrat
If the US pulled out of Iraq...
You do know that's not really an effective form of contraception.
Online Banking Customers Migrating To Lynx
It only really makes Slashdot look utterly, pitifully pathetic.
You must be new here.
Slashdot Launches User Achievements
Think someone will have to then report you for using the Hot Coffee mod.
Now, would that be a +1 mod or a -1 mod?
Stretching Before Exercising Weakens Muscles
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."