Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought this.
Alternatives to Slashdot post beta?
umm... The Register
Need to get my glasses checked... and remember to preview before submitting.
Alternatives to Slashdot post beta?
I probably visit The Register more often than Slashdot nowadays.
CowboyNeal Locked In Basement For Opposing Slashdot Beta
Doing a new site like the Slashdot we remember would be great. However, I think if you have Slashdot in the name, you'll be asking for legal trouble. Slashdot is a trademark, and my guess is Dice has lawyers who would send cease-and-desist letters and/or file a trademark infringement suit.
It's a good idea, but you should call it something else. There are probably enough things that imply Slashdot to those in the know, but don't infringe the trademark (e.g. CowboyNeal Fan Club, OMGPonies, etc.)
I might be willing to help with editing submissions.
How much of your media do you store locally?
if anything goes wrong with the connection, like the remote end has problems, the backup never happens and you are at the mercy of the cloud provider to fix it.
So either they fix it, or you fire them.
Suppose a clueless construction worker digs severs the network cables a block away from your house/business. A lot of things can go wrong with a network connection that aren't the fault of the cloud provider. Unless you live next door to a datacenter, bandwidth and network reliability are things to consider.
Leak: Almost a Third of Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatches Are Being Returned
The question is will it be valuable like an Apple I, or just a curiosity like a PalmPilot or a CueCat? Selling an original Apple I will pay for a lot of retirement. Selling a CueCat won't.
NSA is Collecting Lots of Spam.
IMHO, spam, as a form of steganography, would be an ideal place to hide a secret message because most people would dismiss it as spam.
Scientific American censors blog post for not being scientific enough
There are other posts at Scientific American that aren't about discovering science yet are allowed to remain. DNLee's original post should have should have been allowed to remain, since discussion about scientific integrity and the integrity of scientific publications, is often as important as science itself.
Ask Slashdot: Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?
Todays laptops are very genererous in width, but not so generous in height, so wasting height with a taskbar doesn't make sense if it can live on the side.
Except it's more useful to me if it's at the bottom. If it takes up too much space, make it resizable, like the Dock in OS X.
Comments About Comments
How is moderation by site-users more honest than moderation by site-operators? You get biases either way.
Slashdot's system only lets users mod a comment one point at a time, they can't mod a comment higher than 5, they can't use all their mod point on one comment, they can't mod their own comments, and enough people are given mod points at any one time that the biases should reflect those of the users.
You can also read the FAQ.
John McAfee Triggers the Ultimate False Positive
Looking at most free press outlets these days, it seems like raving lunatics are a growing industry. So he'll probably be given a TV show, or something.
Survey: Most IT Staff Don't Communicate Security Risks
I send out security risk info to our employees every so often, but not all the time.
Send them out too often, and you risk being ignored. Send them out infrequently, and people say they weren't warned. Once a month seems to do the trick where I work. Management actually encourages this since it keeps people aware without becoming annoying.
PDP-11 Still Working In Nuclear Plants - For 37 More Years
Nice to see the Digital logo get used again. While the PDP predates my experiences, several family members worked for DEC during the 80s. I assume Ken Olsen is laughing in his grave at HP's boardroom misfortunes of the past several years.
Researchers Discover Another Layer To the Cornea
It might be useful in developing new procedures or improving current ones, but it will take time. The new information isn't going to change anything drastically in the short term.
Ask Personal Audio's James Logan About Patents, Playlists, and Podcasts
Aside from litigation, how is your company using the patents in question?
One definition of a patent troll is someone who uses patents solely for licensing and litigation.
Time Warner Cable Patents Method For Disabling Fast-Forward Function On DVRs
My mother and an uncle did, so that's close enough I guess. I still prefer the original blue digital logo, FWIW.
Apple and Samsung Agree To Settlement Talks
Return of the King aside, the dead usually don't put up much of a fight.
The Birth of Optogenetics
Not sure why, but this made me think about Mr. Gumby.
Oh yeah...MY BRAIN HURTS!
Slashdot Launches Re-Design
I like how it is now © 201 (look at the bottom right corner of the page). Maybe it's some sort of fancy-schmancy UNIX time variant.
I think drama has more to do with the media than the government. News media give plenty attention to Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, royal weddings, etc. As long as an attention whore speaks clearly and is willing to argue some point in front of a camera, it doesn't matter if it's Julian Assange, Sarah Palin, or anyone else. The government doesn't enter into it.
Money is driven by ratings. Ratings are driven by drama.
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