World Cup Prediction Failures
The owner of BP is part of GS.
VLC 1.1 Forced To Drop Shoutcast Due To AOL Anti-OSS Provision
Sucks to be them? Who cares. AOL users are nubs anyway.
Lenovo Trying Face Recognition For Logins On New Laptops
Seriously what the fuck /.? Lenovo has had this on their netbooks for 1...2 years now?
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/06/13/1456251/Lenovo-Trying-Face-Recognition-For-Logins-On-New-Laptops#It's a novelty. SO much faster to type in 6 characters than wait for a scan and get in. Ive tried with photos and such and didn't work so it's not 100% retarded. I'd say only 99%.
Apple Announces iPhone 4
I find this one the most interesting feature.
-1 offtopic for talking about what Jobs is showing in the unveiling powerpoint presentation? Apple fanboys have raided Slashdot, and they're retarded.
Adobe Warns of Flash, PDF Zero-Day Attacks
Oh Apple is still different just different as in "we're not going to give you what you want unless its what we want".
Why is this modded troll? I use apple products, and this seems to be right on point.
Why I Steal Movies (Even Ones I'm In)
"This video contains content from bbc, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."
Dear god *pulls up uTorrent*
Asus Planning Netbook With Slot-In Mobile Phone
User: Oh hey, I'm going to cruise to Starbucks and get some work done.
*meanders on to Starbucks with netbook/phone bundle, sits down, opens SSH connection*
*receives phone call*
User: Oh fuck...
Sure hope you nohup'd that last command before you pull out your internet connection to take a call, buddy.
Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Below the Gulf's Surface
I find curious how apathetic people are these days.
It's like a toon character:
"Hey! Look! The Earth is being destroyed!"
"Yo, man! That sucks!"
Earth may be doomed, but is there hope for us?
As opposed to "OH NO THE WORLD IS ENDING!?!?! Kill your children before they have to suffer the same fate we will!".
The whole situation fucked up, nothing you say or do can change that. Welcome to the real world, deal with it and QQ.
One In Eight To Cut Cable and Satellite TV In 2010
Same here. No cable since ~2002. It's progressed to the point where I haven't even bought a TV. My PC is my multimedia device, I don't need ad-infested overpriced media to make me feel 'connected'.
Naming and Shaming Toxic Web Apps
So all I have to do is download some shitty app and rate it, potentially exposing myself to the spyware/malware/security vulnerabilities were looking to avoid? Where do I sign up?
Facebook Now Supports Jabber/XMPP
Quick! Take a screenshot before he logs out of IRC!
Tower Switch-Off Embarrasses Electrosensitives
When I was a kid, I could hear the capacitors in old CRT's. A room full of monitors would give me a headache. As I got older, my hearing has decreased in the high pitch ranges. That, and monitors have gotten a lot better. :) When someone replaced their old noisy monitor with a newer one, I could tell before I walked into the room. :)
I was able to do that too, I think most children are - it just makes Hearing is much more acute before the bombardment of loud music and the natural decline in the acuteness of ones hearing.
Best Buy $39.95 "Optimization" At Best a Waste of Money
I worked there for 4 months, the place sucks.
Finding Someone To Manage Selling a Software Company?
"We have realized that we can make more money by selling the application to a funded company."
That implies that if you sat on it, you wouldn't make money Sounds like fancy words for 'There's no way we can monetize this piece of shit, maybe we can convince some stupid VC company to buy it for more than it's worth.
Ps. Fuck stupid social networking games. What a bunch of data mining, spamming, assholes.
Google Chrome Displaces Safari As Third In Survey
Yup, 25 second youtube ads
North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due To Core Flux
Actually make politicians...do something? GASP.
It's so crazy, it just might work.