Online, You're Being Watched At All Times; Act Accordingly.
But how do you buy books, without the internet???
Old cellphones, in my household ...
I've sold my last three or four handsets to recycling companies in Australia (Mazuma has been fine fwiw). Got over $100 for my old Samsung S2 a couple of months back and put it toward a new tablet.
Obviously older handsets aren't worth as much / theoretically can be worthless if the parts are useless, but hey, I figure someone may as well be using the materials somehow - better than the phone just lying around useless at home.
Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
Posting to support this. And the reason we skim & go to the comments? It's because the news articles are already available on any one of hundreds of other 'news sites' on the internet.
What makes this place special is the comments section and (while we all joke about flame threads etc) the consistently well argued debates and discussions that go on in here. Take this away and I at least am gone.
NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware
Game Review: Path of Exile (Video)
Re: desync - it definitely affects some powers more than others (typically those that result in your character moving position: whirling blades, leap slam, etc). it's not an excuse per se but you do get used to it and start to avoid doing things that will trigger it, or be more wary in those sorts of situations.
Hardcore deaths certainly do hurt - however it's important to note if you die in hardcore you do keep your character and all gear / etc - you just get transferred to softcore instead.
The race leagues are a real strong point of the game too though I believe - constant new short-term leagues for fun and competition. If you die or whatever - so what? There's another race in a couple hours usually!
And Now For Something Completely Different: Monty Python Reunion Planned
If you don't have one, or dare no longer risk not getting a chuckle, maybe let someone else tell theirs?
I suppose the only other alternative is to have it as a non-compulsory sort of thing, where they for example start a tour, sell tickets only to those who voluntarily want to buy them, and only those people interested need be subjected to such torture.
Australia Spied On Indonesian President
While there were hints of news around this topic previously, the details that came to light are new (if unsurprising), and the story is front page news in Australia today - see for example ABC News.
How MOOC Faculty Exploit People's Desire To Learn
Not to derail your point which was well made - just posting a helpful picture of a cheepskate for those who similarly didn't know what it meant: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0b/81/55/0b8155879ce935c9785f63d17a290f06.jpg :D
Book Review: Stay Awhile and Listen
That game was scary as when I was a kid! Still remember the flying cannonballs (both pathed & tracking varieties), and those robots ...
ESA 'Amaze' Project Aims To Take 3D Printing 'Into the Metal Age'
I don't know, 3d printing obviously shows a lot of promise, but I find it hard to countenance it's even in the Stone Age as of yet ..
Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video
How am I supposed to not RTFA when it's posted right at the top of the page?
This makes it very difficult to follow standard procedure..
Nvidia Removed Linux Driver Feature For Feature Parity With Windows
Just a question - is it 'hacking' if things are open in the first place? Or is it just customisation?
Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
Just adding a +1 to this. The reason I continue to come to slashdot amongst all its competitors is not as a news aggregator - there are plenty of those across tech / science / politics / everything else covered here. The reason I come back is for the comments section.
We all joke about the quality of it all frequently and sure there's chaff amongst the wheat but the truth is it's rare to get a place where insightful discussion of these topics takes place on such a regular basis.
The new design looks like every other site and I think if the switch is made I'll be far less likely to return.
400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin
The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever
Mine does. It says:
"Ryan Vogt writes in the Mercury News that Shakespeare described death as 'the undiscovere'd country, from whose bourn no traveller returns.' Did you know there is a the miraculous way to resuscitate tabs sent to the 'undiscovere'd country,' a sort of Ctrl-Z for the entire Internet, that means 'no more called-out cusswords, no more wishing the back button had you covered when, aiming to click on a tab, you accidentally hit the little X on the tab's starboard.' For Macs: Command [plus] shift [plus] t reopens the last tab. For PCs: Ctrl [plus] Shift [plus] T. 'Try it right now. Close this tab and bring it back. I dare ya.' Melia Robinson's trick [described for Chrome] works in Firefox and Internet Explorer, too, so clumsy mousing won't send the the E*Trade tab you mistakenly closed all cued up to sell those 10,000 shares of stock or your long political post on your uncle's Facebook page on a one-way trip to the undiscovere'd country in those browsers, either."
New Animated PNG Creation Tools Intend To Bring APNG Into Mainstream Use
You're not from around here are you?
AquaTop Immersive Display System: Get Your Hands Wet to Sink Some Files
Sounds pretty therapeutic to me..
Administration Seeks To Make Unauthorized Streaming A Felony
Congratulations on your /. comment of the year contender!
Hands On With Motorola's Moto X
"since Motorola is assembling the Moto X in Fort Worth, Texas, the company expects American users to have their customized Moto X within four days of placing an order."
FTFY. Or should it be Texan users..
Are We At the Limit of Screen Resolution Improvements?
You had me at "testing a significant part of the female population"..
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