top Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop
...but with Intel inside..I laughed...
Why does that make you laugh? Please, do tell, what's the open alternative.
I think the fact that it has Intel inside, but is called "Truly Open" is what makes it funny. Until I saw the hardware, my first impression was that they had sourced open source hardware, to be truly free and all.
Just because there is no open alternative, doesn't mean that it is "Truly Open".
top Netflix Users In Danger of Unknowingly Picking Up Malware
My corporate PC is on XP SP2
top Amazon Offers Cut of Ebook Sales To Book Stores Selling Kindle
I'm also just over the three year mark on my original kindle. No plans on replacing it unless the screen messed up, or I can't read for at least a week without charging.
top Leak: Almost a Third of Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatches Are Being Returned
At least in Canada they will price match any online ad (and give you 10% of the difference as well).
I price matched my TV from dell.com
top Why Is Broadband More Expensive In the US Than Elsewhere?
A reported prison population
top Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees
Like screwing up the software that controls your breaks? Or perhaps the auto pilot of the plane you are on? This list could go on for quite a while for the things that are now programmed by 'IT' people that could kill you.
top Why Is Microsoft Setting More Money On Fire With Surface 2?
I don't know if he still uses it on the road but Mike liked it when he tried it out for drawing.
top EA Repeats As 'Worst Company In America'
Except the first story was about being in the finals on the poll, this one is about 'winning' the poll
about a year and a half ago
top Why French Govt's Attempt to Censor Wikipedia Matters
To be fair it can be a male or female name.
Lauren is a French girl name meaning "crowned with laurel."
about a year and a half ago
top Amazon Payment Adds "No Class Action" Language To Terms of Service
Maybe I'm missing something, since I've never had to go through arbitration (or small claims court). But couldn't a lawyer/firm put together a kit to show you what you needed to do to take these cases to small claims court, or even requesting arbitration? Do companies have a time limit for arbitration?
I could only imagine if a law firm did a "class" action style sign up for these kits, and charged people a small amount of money for it (generic kit, couple hours, sell it for like $10 even) that it would cost these companies a large sum of money to respond to all of them.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Catch Photoshop Plagiarism?
This is so true, I'm taking some college courses online and I've picked up the solutions manuals for the courses. I'm not using these for the assignments, but I do use it to see what I've done wrong when my teachers provides no feedback.
The one "awesome" teacher just attaches a word document for his marks, and this is just a copy and paste from the solutions manual. This is probably the teacher I've hated the most while doing courses online, he'll give you a mark like 5.74 out of 6, and then just the word document with no idea why the one number you got wrong was worth
.26 of the assignment.
top To Mollify Google on Moto Patents, Apple Proposes $1/Device Fee
Not $2.25, 2.25%
... probably makes a bit more of a difference :)
top 48-Core Chips Could Redefine Mobile Devices
Xeon is not usually considered a consumer product but a business product.
top Captive Beluga Was Able To Mimic Speech
I've seen said sponge speak in English, Spanish, Chinese, and other various "human" languages, so I don't think OP was that wrong
top Regulators Smash Global Phone Tech Support Scam Operation
I never did understand why someone would trust their computer, with all their pics and docs and private stuff, to some guy halfway across the planet.
And on that note I use to have a co-worker with a strong Indian accent, even though he had lived here in Canada for about 20 years, and he would have people hang up on him because they didn't want to speak to someone in India.
top 6 Million Virgin Mobile Users Vulnerable To Brute-Force Attacks
And on that note
top The Rise of Paid Wikipedia Consulting
And who is to say what is an important fact?
Someone interested in geological formations would obviously find those facts important. Someone interested in the wild life of the area could be very interested to know what type of moose your country has while doing a project.
This is the problem with a bias free publication, because just by omitting unimportant facts you are generating bias no matter what you would like the internet to believe.
top Booted From Airplane For Wearing Anti-TSA T-shirt
You mean where the TSA passed cleared him through security and then at Delta's insistence had to then re-review him, clear him again (this time with some harassment of course), and then have Delta's pilot throw him off the plane?
Clearly sounds like that is ALL the TSA's fault! Neither Delta or the pilot did anything wrong at all!
top Legitimate eBook Lending Community Closed After Copyright Complaints
So did they let you borrow the book, or pirate it? You never actually answered the reason you decided to try the site, just that he had a shitty search engine.
top War By Remote Control, With Military Robots Set To Self Destruct
Although unlike landmines you won't have millions of land mines sitting in the ground for decades waiting for people to step on them.
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