top Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company
The problem with torrents is that you are never only ONLY downloading, you are also uploading. I have not seen one real solution to stop bittorrent uploads other than limiting the bandwidth. You get sued for uploads, not downloads.
top Doctors Say New Pain Pill Is "Genuinely Frightening"
This is not as "genuinely frightening" as the number of people that die of liver failure due to overdose or overuse of acetaminophen. The only difference between this "new" drug and the ones currently on the market is that this one does not contain acetaminophen. Old drug = hydrocodone + acetaminophen. This drug = hydrocodone only.
top NASA Restarts Plutonium Production
"I'm sure that in 1985, plutonium is available in every corner drugstore, but in 1955, it's a little hard to come by."
top Lab Rats Given "Sixth Sense"
about a year and a half ago
top Apple Adds Samsung Galaxy SIII To Its Ban List
I am the "IT person" at my job. During the past year, I have told everybody asking advice for a new phone to purchase to get an Android based 4G device as all Apple products are still stuck on 3G. I have found that Apple's marketing department has done a good job as many people think that iPhone 4G is a 4G device, even though it is not. When Apple releases a true 4G device, Samsung is going to sue the shit out of them.
top Ask Slashdot: Old Dogs vs. New Technology?
During the liftime of one of my servers, I have to maintain an outdated Internet browser on at least one vm (not on the same server) just to interact with the raid card to monitor hard drive status.
top The Leap Second Is Here! Are Your Systems Ready?
DL360 is a rackmount HP server, not a laptop.
top Larry Ellison Buys His Own Hawaiian Island
Detroit has an area of 141 square miles. It is more area than Manhattan, San Francisco, and Boston combined.
top BT Starts Blocking the Pirate Bay
I remember when ISPs provided free unlimited newsgroup access. Then they offered free newsgroup access through a third party with a data usage cap. Then they cut off free newsgroups altogether. Now there is something completely out of their control on the general Internet that they are trying to block access to.
So much for the old wild west freedom of the Internet. Business and government interests are all so ready to curtail total freedom of information. I see a dark future full of censorship and paywalls.
top Microsoft Can Remotely Kill Purchased Apps
I believe that the AV vendors should already be protecting against virii that attack against not-fully-patched Windows systems. That seems to be the primary purpose of AV.
top 17-Year-Old Wins $100K For Creating Cancer Killing Nanoparticle
I would argue that breast cancer receives disproportionate "newstime and general attention" compared to other types of cancer such as prostate cancer or skin cancer.
top Voyager 1 Exits Our Solar System
I live in Michigan. My car was assembled in Michigan less than 50 miles away from me. I support my local products such as Better Made chips and Faygo pop, and I support local Michigan stores. As long as we are all tooting our horn here. Sorry about that last part, but I do agree that everybody should be buying more locally made products that don't need to be shipped halfway across the world.
top Marking 10 Years Since 9/11/2001
My mom woke me up when the first plane hit. I called her a liar and said that I did not believe her and I was going back to sleep. She came in minutes later to say another plane hit the other tower and something was going on with the pentagon. I told her I still did not believe her, but was willing to get up to have a look at the TV to prove her wrong before I went back to bed. I did not go back to bed. The incident forever touched me and changed my life.
top Ask Slashdot: How Should Sony Compensate PSN Users?
They should give away free XBox points.
Heck, throw in an XBox too.
top My $200 Laptop Can Beat Your $500 Tablet
If you think your arm is going to fall off from a 5 pound laptop, then you have bigger problems to be concerned about.
top Scalpers Bought Tickets With CAPTCHA-Busting Botnet
"Automating the purchase of tickets so that you're able to purchase them faster than other people is now illegal hacking and will get one charged with wire fraud?"
Meanwhile, on wall street, automating the purchase of stocks and bonds so that you're able to purchase them faster than other people is totally legal.
top DC Suspends Tests of Online Voting System
I tried to get an absentee ballot in Michigan so I could avoid going to the polls. I read the fine print and the restrictions made it so that I would have to perjure myself to do so. I opted not to get an absentee because of that.
top OAuth, OpenID Password Crack Could Affect Millions
I always thought a big flaw in the movie War Games was that the launch code was figured out one character at a time. Now this happens and flips my world upside down.
top Has Any Creative Work Failed Because of Piracy?
My family and I pass books by one of our favourite authors (Dean Koontz) along to each other. Between my mom, my aunt, my uncle, some cousins, and myself, we have passed many books between us. Because we can pass the physical copies of the book back and forth, we have the advantage that only one of us needs to purchase a copy of any particular book before we pass it on. Part of the value of the book is the fact that we can pass it on. None of have bothered with ebooks because we can't pass things on to each other in the same way that we have become accustomed to. Once upon a time, I did not want to wait for my mom to pass me a particular book and I purchased the hardcover because I wanted to read that book sooner. My family and I love books.
top Revenge of the Cable Customer
You can buy a lot of tickets to go watch the games in person with the money you will save by cutting the cable for a year.
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