What To Do About an Asteroid That Has a 1 In 625 Chance of Hitting Us In 2040?
Interesting fact: "Telephone sanitizer" is actually a euphemism for toilet cleaner. The term came about when indoor plumbing was popularized. Women who couldn't afford servants but still had money would hire out people to come in and clean their toilets. Nobody wanted a truck parked outside of their house that had "WC cleaner" written on it, so one enterprising businessman put "Telephone Sanitizing" on the side of his truck, which implied that these middle class housewives had adopted another new technology: the telephone. Thus, a euphemism was born.
BT Sues Google Over Android
You aren't looking forward to the next wave of "Everybody Sues Everybody" in the cellular world?
DoT Grants $15M To Test Car-To-Car Communication
Get enough Asshole stickers and you get a ticket.
Also, give enough Asshole stickers and you get a ticket. My anecdotal evidence suggests that the people who complain the most about bad drivers tend to be pretty terrible drivers themselves. That would mean that the ones going crazy giving out tickets would likely be causing the other drivers around them to seem like they are driving poorly.
Sequencing the Weed Genome
Or 3) whatever it is that eats dandelions starts getting messed up every time they eat, becoming basically useless outside of philosophical debates, and disrupting the whole food chain.
Massachusetts Lottery Broken
Yeah.. That's complete bullshit.
Study Compares IQ With Browser Choice
Point for point, you are wrong. Pro-gaming culture is nearly the same in South Korea as sports culture is in many other parts of the world. In the US, many kids play sports outside, or at least they have until video games started replacing physical games as the "normal" pastime, there, they play Starcraft. In the US, we have entire channels devoted to sports. In Korea, they have entire TV channels devoted to Starcraft. In the US, we have cheerleaders at our events, in Korea they have pop singers at their events. Here, we have our favorite teams which we live and die with. There, they have their favorite players from favorite teams that they live and die with. Also, replace "beer" with "energy drinks" and you can make the same arguments for video games in general.
Your entire post comes across as pathetic whining because you were(maybe are) one of the kids who got picked on by the jocks.
Blizzard Reveals Diablo 3 (Real Money) Auction House
Who plays Diablo offline?
On a side note: I'm excitedly waiting for the shitstorm to flair up when the first guy manages to accidentally spend $1000 instead of $10.00 on some random piece of crap in game.
Internet Use Found To Affect Memory
I haven't been around Slashdot too much lately, but I thought that most pharmaceuticals were well-hated around here, especially the ones for over-diagnosed illnesses like depression and ADHD.
That said, I also hate the marketing schemes of "It's good because it's natural" and "It's good because it's not made by a giant pharmaceutical company." Because so many folk medicines use those gimmicks, I tend to shy away from them.
Hacker Exposes Florida's Voting Database — Again
In the meantime, they'll just select their presidential candidate at random. Again.
Climate Skeptic Funded By Oil and Coal Companies
Shifting goalposts, eh? A nice tactic.
"He didn't lie."
"Yes he did, here's evidence."
"Who cares if he lied? That doesn't matter, look over there!"
Sony's Solution To Split-Screen Multiplayer
Would it be possible to use this concept to allow only one person to see what's on a screen? This could be a potentially powerful tool for security and secrecy.
CERN Ups Antimatter Confinement Record to 15+ Minutes
Wouldn't that be an anti-matter dark sucker?
Why People Watch StarCraft, Instead of Playing
This is a valid point. Tens of thousands watch tournament games every single night, whereas you'll be hard pressed to find streams that reach 5K viewers. Even the ones that do often feature players who discuss the game and their decision making which provides an alternate avenue for entertainment than just watching with excitement while waiting to see if the Protoss saw the medivac or if the Zerg will respond to the Dark Templar in time.
Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?
Indeed, my science classes in Wisconsin almost exclusively used the metric system. It's part of the socialist conspiracy to turn all of our kids into communists. I learned that on Fox News.
Ask Slashdot: Advice On a DIY Neutron Beam?
This is exactly what I thought of. For those who don't want to look it up for yourself, I present to you David Hahn. At the age of 19 he created his own Superfund site and inspired a Duran Duran song, a book, a movie, and, perhaps most importantly, a joke on the Big Bang Theory.
Microsoft Continues Android Legal Assault
Who says they haven't put some of this technology into their phones?
Either way, I'm all for big companies suing big companies over patent disputes. Monetarily it's going to be a wash for consumers (minus some money for the lawyers) since all the companies win some and lose some. However, it will be a definite win for consumers as many of the patents often get nullified. And, hopefully, someday these companies will realize it's no longer worth the hassle or money and might support logical patent reform.
Nintendo 3DS Battery Is Quick To Die and Slow To Charge
How about never try again for a first post?
UN Backs Action Against Colonel Gaddafi
At least this way they have a chance to to do it right. Some will, some won't, and eventually those that won't will have to try again.
Intelsat To Start Refueling Satellites In Orbit
This story just triggered my geekometer. To me, this step seems so cool, that we now have space gas attendants and junk men. It makes me feel as if some of the science fiction that I've read is not so far away after all.
Can For-Profit Tech Colleges Be Trusted?
I don't agree with your statements, and neither does this chart.
So last night I had a dream about Slashdot. I dreamed that I had posted a bunch of a really bad comments and had my karma drop all the way down to Terrible. When I got into work this morning, I had to check to make sure that it was, indeed, just a dream.
I guess I really am a dork.