OpenShift Now Supports Windows; GoDaddy Joins OpenStack
Can someone explain the enigmatic "It's not Onion"? Is it like "I can't believe it's not bacon"? Is it an ungrammatical reference to The Onion? (And if so, what's it doing in this summary?)
Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams
I'm sure that'll help a lot, given that all pedestrians come equipped with headlights.
With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?
For every site I use regularly, I have a one- or two-letter shortcut. When I want to use Slashdot, I hit ^L to focus the URL bar, type the letters sd, and then hit enter.
If I wanted to use Slashdot with HTTPS (which I don't), I would simply change the URL associated with that shortcut to say https instead. It would be zero extra letters for me.
Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?
It's been pushed out to mid-July 2015, though XP will presumably survive even that . . .
A Year With Google Glass
Bought? Interesting. I thought they were valueless on arrival because so many people got them for free.
Doom Is Twenty Years Old
That, and you'd have gotten something like 1fps playing doom in 1280x1024 in true color back then, and you'd probably be using all your video memory, so you'd get to watch each frame as it was rendered.
US Intelligence Chief Defends Attempts To Break Tor
(Of course I don't run a secret email service.)
Exactly what someone who runs a secret email service would want us to think!
Cybercriminals Has Heroin Delivered To Brian Krebs, Then Calls Police
Usually? Are you trying to say getting set up in this manner is a common occurrence where you live?
Green Lantern Writer To Pen Blade Runner Sequel
I don't really like Blade Runner either. The book is great, though.
Google Glass Is the Future — and the Future Has Awful Battery Life
I don't mean to defend GP's assertion, but this strikes me as irrelevant. Apple now is a very different company than Apple then.
Ask Slashdot: Are There Any Good Reasons For DRM?
I didn't mod it down, but it's at least partially nonsense, and obvious nonsense at that. Ask any linguist why English stopped changing 20 years ago and they'll laugh you out of the room.
The Text-Your-Parents-Your-Drug-Deal Experiment
I'm sure everyone's lied before, but not everyone "pulls pranks". I never have. Why would I? They seem asinine to me.
Ask Slashdot: Do You Move Legal Data With Torrents?
Comparing the C++ Standard and Boost
But the average jQuery download per page is amortized across many downloads, making the average smaller than the file size. It's very common to link to, for example, http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.9.1.min.js or http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js, which the client is likely to have cached already.
Ask Slashdot: Monitor Setup For Programmers
This is the point I came here to make. Looking to the side all the time is bad, but so is looking up all the time!
The OP needs to solve a different problem.
Intercontinental Mind-Meld Unites Two Rats
[...] the first step towards constructing an organic computer that uses networks of linked animal brains to solve tasks.
Doesn't this make anyone else a little uneasy? It doesn't sound terribly ethical to me...
Ubuntu Developer Summits Shifting Online, Increasing Frequency
The OED says biannual is twice a year and biennial is every two years. That appears to be the opposite of what you're claiming.
Firefox Will Soon Block Third-Party Cookies
I think whether or not it's newsworthy is decided by its effects, not how much effort it takes to implement.
Ask Slashdot: Keyboard Layout To Reduce Right Pinky/Ring Finger Usage?
Pianists move their hands around. So can you! Keeping your fingers on the home row isn't particularly ergonomic or efficient. Typing is like playing an instrument: just keep your wrists relatively straight and relaxed and type with whichever fingers seem most natural. If you don't want to use your pinky, just move your hand over a little and hit a key with your ring finger. If you don't want to use your ring finger either, move over a little further and use your middle finger instead. As long as you stay relaxed and keep your posture relatively neutral, you can hit any key with any finger you want.
Take frequent breaks. Shake out tension with your wrists hanging limp at your sides. Go for walks. No matter how ergonomic or neutral your posture, it's not healthy to stay in the same position forever; no matter how relaxed you try to be, you'll build up some tension over time. Just listen to your body: if something hurts, stop. Take care of yourself. Simple as that.
Driver Trapped In Speeding Car At 125 Mph
Note that seizures range from symptoms as minor as deja vu or a brief lapse in awareness (that you might not even know you had) to full-body thrashing and flailing with the potential for both physical and mental injury.
The article doesn't specify what he went through. My guess is that it was toward the middle of the spectrum: too small, and he might not have even been aware he had a seizure; too large, and he probably wouldn't have survived the ordeal.
(Other people have already brought up the possibility that the seizures were responsible for the problem, so I'll leave it at that.)
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