Time Warner Turns Down Takeover Bid From Rupert Murdoch
I'm sure this thing was all just a secret Illuminati plot to put the X-Men and Fantastic 4 movie rights into the hands of DC Comics.
DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size
My first instinct is to say this is a bad idea... But here in Australia we pay $20 for a movie ticket already.
I'd be quite happy to pay $4 to watch new release movies, in the comfort of my own home, on my own 55 inch TV instead of paying $16 more for the inferior experience of a trip to the cinema.
Bringing Speed Reading To the Web
Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots
Also what's to stop people setting up honeypot networks named "xfinitywifi", letting you right in regardless of login credentials and packet-sniffing everything you do?
Why Your Phone Gets OTA Updates But Your Car Doesn't
Because a bad update on the phone won't cause a high speed fiery wreck.
"Oh crap, my battery's exploded and my smartphone's caught fire!" *throws phone*
Ask Slashdot: Can Digital Music Replace Most Instrumental Musicians?
The world would be a poorer place if it didn't have Carlos Santana and his legacy in it.
Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which Shares Better?
Which functions better as burn tiles for spacecraft atmospheric re-entry?
My money would be on the Xbox One for its greater surface area, allowing for better heat diffusion.
Final Days For Australia's Analog TV
We can see what's happening in all its grainy, 576i goodness.
Japanese Researchers Build Rock-paper-scissors Robot That Wins 100% of the Time
When researchers build a rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock robot. Then I'll be impressed.
Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?
Being Australian? I can go grumpy old man on those few kids that usually go trick or treating. It's always fun watching blank stairs of incomprehension as I tell them that their mums and dads are bad parents for indoctrinating their children with an Americanized handout mentality as well as bad neighbours for expecting me to cross-subsidize their efforts with candy.
Get off my lawn. Clean up those eggs and toilet rolls.
Facebook Lets Beheading Clips Return To Its Site
...More on this below the cut.
OCZ May Be On Its Last Legs
True that. I can remember a couple years ago when I purchased on of their early generation Agility 120gb models.
The firmware randomly crapped out after I'd had it a couple months, but at the time I thought it was a general drive failure. The disc identifier on BIOS boot-up was all borked.
It was only a few months later when I googled that error purely on a whim I found it was a firmware issue... God the rigmarole I had to go through on their support forums with a (admitedly awesome and helpful) support guy to get a new version of the firmware for the drive... Gargh.
To the drive's credit, a couple of years later and it's still humming along. I just wish it hadn't been so damn hard to get that firmware upgrade.
Charge Your Mobile Device With Fire
...Of how many iPhone charges you could get out of those pesky rainforests...
USB "Condom" Allows You To Practice Safe Charging
Could inductive chargers be considered a diaphragm?
I use spinning-drive storage media ...
Me Linux Isos be needin' the vast capacity affored by ye spinnin' drives. Far better dubloon/GB ratio.
That said, I be sailin' the seven seas o' tha intertron on me SSD. Arg.
Toronto Family Bans All Technology In Their Home Made After 1986
They're living in 1986? The rest of us are living in 1984 and seem to be pretty accepting of it.
Research Shows "Three Strikes" Anti-piracy Laws Don't Work
This is what curbs piracy. You're not going to stop broke fourteen year-olds from downloading movies with hollow rhetoric and invented damages. However, you can quite easily get a family of four on a modest income to pay $10 a month for Netflix. Why this makes Hollywood brains explode I'll never know.
Wall Street Traders Charged With Copying Code To Start Their Own Company
2 groups of drug dealers shooting each other in the street and taking each other out. As long as no one else gets caught in the crossfire, I'm OK with it.
When it comes to (download) bandwidth needs, I require..
200ms? Bah. Back in my day we used to play TFC with 400ms pings from Hobart to Melbourne across Bass Straight and we loved it. 15 miles and snow might also have been involved somewhere.
Medical Costs Bankrupt Patients; It's the Computer's Fault
I'd make one very simple addition to all insurance building systems:
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