Conservatives' Trust In Science Has Fallen Dramatically Since Mid-1970s
"We" have never agreed with "them". "They" are clearly out to get "us".
Some Critics Suggest Apple Boycott Over Chinese Working Conditions
Are other news outlets jumping on the bandwagon?
Do slashdot posters ignore anything that Apple may have done to improve the situation?
Apple's New Patent Weapon — Location Services
I call BS.
Like it or not, every company in this market is grabbing every patent it can get. Every CEO MUST do this, or get face the wrath of the board for leaving the company with its pants down. Every board of directors must do this or face the wrath of the share holders. It is not a choice for any company, it is a requirement.
As long as the US laws are written by corporations for corporations, there is no way out of this. A non-corporation must step in an stop it, and the corporations will be grateful. It is a huge waste of money to defend your products from potential patent litigation.
EU Scientists Working On Laser To Rip a Hole In Spacetime
Just stay away from the 8th dimension or it will be Orson Wells, all over again.
Nanomaterial May Allow Devices to Rewire Themselves
Without the Steve, no one will have a clue what this even is. At least until someone steps into his shoes...
In the meantime, it should read "needs of the corporate/government surveillance industry". Seriously, "Open the pod bay door, HAL." "Fuck you Dave, I changed the codes while you were out. Good luck floating home."
Of course, we can always encourage the hacker-elite by making "changing the function, aka programming" ambiguously legal.
Man Builds His Own Subway
...given the type of construction used and the state of the tools in the tunnel.
If you are looking for answers to ANYTHING, you shouldn't be watching television AT ALL.
Legislation To Overhaul US Patent System
I'm afraid you are all infringing on my patent on "Whining in a long, well thought-out post on slashdot about pending legislation, but never finding the time to email your representative."
License terms to follow.