Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India
Returning to the days of snake oil is not the solution.
Take a look at the market in "herbal supplements & remedies". Snake oil never really left, just got a free pass as long as they slap a tiny disclaimer on the bottle or TV screen.
Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece
When Starship Troopers was performed at Rifftrax, they couldn't alter the movie in any way. To get around this, they had the cameras cut away to a silly diversion (Gorilla-grams!), while a non-offending corner of the scene played out in stage right. If you were live in the Belcourt theatre, you got to see the film in all its glory.
Tesla Model S Can Hit (At Least) 132 MPH On the Autobahn
Forget it, he's rolling.
A Math Test That's Rotten To the Common Core
Your subject line is 100% on the mark: Failure is the expected & intended result.
Low test scores that result from this test make a great lever to use to privatize schools and/or get rid of teachers that can't get their kids to pass this charade. Corporate America gets to cluck their tongues at the crop of obvious dolts-in-ye-making an lobby their pet congressperson to allow ever more H1-B and offshored/temp labor to compensate.
I'd say this is working as designed.
Drive With Google Glass: Get a Ticket
Pft, lets see a fighter jockey parallel park a F-16.
US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures
Agree completely. I must point out (again) that the automatic appeals process costs taxpayers at least $2 million dollars, therefore life in prison/no parole is economically cheaper for taxpayers.
I fear that this would be fixed by getting rid of the appeals instead of doing away with capital punishment entirely.
Sexist Presentations At Startup Competition Prompt TechCrunch Apology
Mod this up for the worlds first twerking strawman!
Pre-Dawn Wireless Emergency Alert Wakes Up NYC
Amber keeps getting into strangers cars. When will she ever learn?
DEF CON Advises Feds Not To Attend Conference
Openness to all & the free exchange of ideas and information with curious people doesn't seem compatible with the exclusion of any one group.
Book Review: Exploding the Phone
As in he never responded to the questions sent. Either that, or the dog ate it.
India To Send World's Last Telegram
Looking at the sample telegram, you can tell that theres at least one diehard Twilight Zone fan in that company.
Book Review: Exploding the Phone
Come to think of it, he never did return his Slashdot interview, did he?
The Coming War Against Personal Photography and Video
I saw that lecture by the lawyer and cop also. The trick that you describe is that the cop & suspect walk into an interrogation room, he starts pulls out a tape recorder and starts doing paperwork. The silence and nonchalance
Build a Secret Compartment, Go To Jail
Once this guy knew who he was doing business with, it gave him two crappy options:
1) Turn informant for the government. His customers would know in a moment that he flipped once they see that he's moved out of his house and suddenly has the money to open a fancy storefront with all the bells and whistles (bugged to the gills). Once they figure that out, he and his family are as good as dead.
2) Take your chances in court. Since the federal government moved the venue to Kansas, that'll practically secure a conviction for an LA Latino who can easily be painted as a gangster living large while working on spec for the drug lords. Also, this sets an example for those who refuse uncle sams generous offer to turn informant.
Ask Slashdot: How Do I Explain That Humans Didn't Ride Dinosaurs?
This is a great April fools joke. A slashdotter with a GIRLFRIEND! Makes the man and dinosaur thing look downright plausible.
Do Nations Have the Right To Kill Enemy Hackers?
I'm behind seven prox++++++NO CARRIER
V&A Scraps Napalm Death Gig For Fear Decibel Levels Will Damage Sculptures
I heard it was a puppet show scheduling conflict.
New Pope Selected
The New Testament shows that God mellowed out after he had a kid.
Ask Slashdot: Projects For a Heap of Tech Junk?
Don't forget the crystals.
Controversy Over Violet Blue's Harm Reduction Talk
It all boils down to the aim of the conference. A 100% tech-content conference wouldn't be the place for this kind of talk. A hacker conference, which encompasses the social/cultural aspects of hacker-dom as well as technical topics would fit right in.
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Series 2 of IT crowd
I'm surprised that this hasn't made the rounds of Slashdot considering thats how I found out about the series in the first place, but the second season of IT Crowd has begun on UK's Channel 4 and is available by the usual channels.
While the writing is still crisp and funny, with the same geek flavor, the camera work seems more dramatic than the consistent use of long shots and some new set decoration. Even though, very much worth checking out. Any thoughts from the peanut gallery?
It may be nearly three years...
Has Slashdot finally crowned user 1000000? I see lots in the mid-to-high nines, they must be close.
April fools again. I hope /. will have bizarro moderation where first posts and IN SOVIET RUSSIA crap gets modded +5 insightful.
(this is the part where you ask "whos there?")
Journey - An Informal Survey part 2: Electric Bugaloo
The 1970's yielded many rock acts that toured the nation and flooded the airwaves. Some have gone on to become classics. The music of Journey is one such example.
Whether you like to "Be good to yourself" or not, "only the young" will be unable to resist their power chord charms belted out by Neal Schon. Whether you pine for Steve Perry or find that Steve Augeri is just as good, tell us about your favorite Journey tunes.
Hall and Oates: an Informal Survey
Tucked away in the back of the minds of most modern folks is at least one song by the hit duo of Darryl Hall and John Oates. Whether it be the strains of "Rich Girl" or all of the words to "Man Eater", nary a person alive today has been untouched by the song stylings of these men.
What Hall and Oates song does it for you? I'd like to know as well as your fellow Slashdotters. There is nothing to be ashamed of, so please don't be shy. I may cover Journey or REO Speedwagon at a later date as interest allows.
The timing of this JE has nothing to do with the copious amounts of Percocet that I have been taking for my wisdom teeth extraction, although a parallel could be drawn by the casual observer.
Rest in Peace: Wesley Willis
According to Jello Biafra, groundbreaking musican/songwriter Wesley Willis died yesterday at the age of 40.
Willis left behind a body of work spanning fifty albums, many of which advocated fellating various animals. Funeral arrangements are unavailable.
Funny name: an analysis
Why is Turd Ferguson a funny name? Discuss.
I'd like to hear from the Sharp Zaurus owners in the house. Reply with your model, rom version, add-ons, or whatever you feel. In-depth discussion is highly encouraged. I'll start the ball rolling:
Sharp Zaurus Sl-5500
Ambicom 802.11b c/f
PNY 128mb SD card
I like running Kismet on it, but I find that it doesn't beep when it discovers a new net like it does when it runs on the stock Sharp ROM.
Slashdot Vacation Day?
K5 is on vacation for the day
Yesterday those of you who were around might recall seeing the site down or really slow for a good chunk of the day. There were some database problems, then a really bizarre thing with the Scoop servers which was solved by rebooting them, but after the reboot one came back up without sshd running so I can't get in to configure it, and then some kind person decided to DoS us mildly. Oh, and I upgraded the database somewhere in there too.
So we're on one Scoop server at the moment, and the database really needs to be archived more. I wrote a script to do archiving a lot faster, but it needs to run for a while, and it's 4AM here and what with everything else I think I'm just calling today a maintenance day so I can go to bed.
It's summer, and I'm sure many of you have things you've been meaning to get to. So now's the time. Enjoy your K5 vacation day, and we'll see you bright and early on Wednesday.
This got my wheels turning: what would happen if Slashdot were to go offline for an entire day? No available stories, just a "Gone fishin'" sign. How would you spend the time normally spent here?
Paging the Captain?
Am I the only one that has been waiting with baited breath for the Captain Crunch interview that was put out nearly two months ago (April 15, to be exact)? Is he among the living?
IRC forum digest
New Journal Entry
Maize. You call it corn.
Whats your favorite planet?
Mines the SUN! Its like the king of planets! I stared at the sun with a pair of binoculars for over an hour. Just curious I guess.
a nice ice cream sandwich?
These look familiar....
I received a package from an E-bay vendor with a sticker on it from a company called u-pic. Take a look at the icons on their site and draw your own conclusions. Comments welcome, of course.
Mod status, Baby!
After over a year of Slashdot visiting and journal bitching later, I was granted MODERATOR STATUS.
Like any virgin worth his salt, I blew it all right away on karma whores.