Samsung Galaxy Nexus Ban Overturned
can i get one of these that can take out the squirrels in my garden and the neighbors dog that shits in my yard.
DRM Could Come To 3D Printers
I am sure someone would make a "open source" 3D printer design.
because of an "unfortunate human error" the design will be in the DRM database. similar to public-domain videos in Youtube's Content-ID database.
Expenditure Report Reveals Germany Monitors Skype, Google Mail, Facebook Chat
this is new insofar as it is an official government document. The common knowledge you mentioned was mostly based on (plausible) assumptions and verbal statements of politicians/law-enforcement spokespersons.
First Community Release of Diaspora
I think.. wtf is Diaspora?
TFS is wrong and should have used the product name correctly. You wouldn't be baffled if the submitter (or editor) just wrote "diaspora*" :)
Google and Apple Spent More On Patents Than R&D Last Year
it's the current logo. animated GIFs without cats are a pain.
Assange Seeks To Sue Prime Minister Gillard For Defamation
you may or may not support Assange or Wikileaks - but the lawsuit will be interesting: Mastercard used a semi-official statement by Julia Gillard to justify the blocking; is this a good-enough argument?
Felix Baumgartner Prepares for Supersonic Skydive Attempt in New Mexico
It is a common misconception that Kittinger exceeded the speed of sound during his fall, but this was not the case. He did reach a peak velocity of 614 mph (988 km/h), however, a mark that still stands as the fastest speed ever reached by a human without a vehicle.
no idea how trustworthy aerospaceweb is.
15 Years of Stuff That Matters
and they dropped "stuff that matters" :)
The new corporate overlords thought that one lie ('news') per tag line was as many as their lawyers were comfortable with.
TheRaven64 was right?!?
Shakedowns To Fix Negative Online Reviews
wanted to make dice look bad
but all dice (with the possible exception of the ugly D100) are great!
EU Says Apple's Warranty Advertisements Are Unacceptable
Microsoft, Google, Apple -- what do they have in common?
All are based in the same country.
Anyone have a list of French or German companies fined?
hu? are you crazy?
take a look at p. 3; "Ten highest cartel fines per undertaking" - not a single US-based company.
The Fastest ISPs In the US
some cable ISPs here are known for unthrottling connections as soon as the URL includes something like /speedtest/ - e.g. NetCologne
The Explosive Growth of 3D Printing
I'll consider being impressed by 3D printing as soon as someone actually starts doing something useful with it.
This is IMO impressive: Instead of shipping plastic parts around the world the company simply published CAD files. It's a start.
Thanks For Reading: 15 Years of News For Nerds
and they dropped "stuff that matters" :)
Computer History Museum Gets the Attention It Deserves
as one living in continental Europe: I never had the feeling that the UK believed it is part of the continent. The Channels seems to be wider than the Atlantic...
Global Bacon Shortage 'Unavoidable'
you should read the original press releases, a nice little campaign preparing the masses that price increases are in order.
British supermarkets can protect consumers [..] if they pay Britain's loss-making pig farmers a fair price
In its Save Our Bacon campaign, NPA is asking shoppers to make a point of selecting pork and bacon with the British independent Red Tractor logo
Governments are becoming increasingly concerned
And I simply _love_ the phrase "Pig industry leaders" :)
New Java Vulnerability Found Affecting Java 5, 6, and 7 SE
So when was the last time you actually needed that Java-plugin in your browser?
10 minutes ago. even twice (Barracuda's SSL VPN tunneling thingy is based on Java, and our web-based CPOE uses Java to print barcodes*)
Get Your 15 Years of Slashdot Shirt (For free, Depending)
the anniversary shirt is boring and doesn't catch the _essence_ of slashdot.
I would prefer a design like this one (based on Z34107's comment)
6 Million Virgin Mobile Users Vulnerable To Brute-Force Attacks
this is the NEW /. - Dice is digging (ha!) up new revenue sources
Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware
Hello QA department your fired.
nah, more like: Hello $computerguy, you're hired. we need a QA dept.
Slashdot Turns 15, What Are You Doing Later?
it is often more interesting to insult people vis-à-vis; an important part of the fun is to see the reaction. insulting/flamebaiting/trolling while (an|pseud)onymous is dull.