Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS
So if I wanted to emulate Martin without having to dig up an XT machine, I would use DOSBox. But since I don't, has anyone used DOSBox for office-ware? How does the printing function work?
Help EFF Test a New Tool To Stop Creepy Online Tracking
How is Privacy Badger different from DoNotTrack me? I've been using Abine's addon for some time, but want to know if anyone knows of any advantages or disadvantages to either.
Our Education System Is Failing IT
I would ask has there ever been a time that a majority of the working population displayed critical thinking skills? Old timers will likely say, "Back in the day..." but I wager that when they were the young-uns, the older timers likely said the same thing about their skill set. I think the vast majority of people indentured to a wage from top to bottom of the workplace hierarchy are lacking in the ability. But as noted in above comments, I'm just another hater too, or so they say.
CyanogenMod Integrates Text Message Encryption
While anything to prevent any intrusion into peoples private conversations is laudable, it's just treating a symptom of the greater problem. Just my opinion, but I would also like to see efforts made so governments and any other authorities don't spy on their people as well as these kinds of efforts which make it so they can't spy on their people.
Russia Today: Vladimir Putin's Weapon In 'The War of Images'
RT, or Russia Today, is an admission ticket for Russia into the global competition of culture. Much akin to a game of Civilization (thank god for Sid Meier) where a civ goes for a cultural victory. Also, the comparison's to Fox News in the US are a bit off. Fox News' focus of 'us vs. them' is the intra-national infighting of the dis-United States while Russia Today's 'us vs. them' is clearly international.
Man Of Steel Leaps Over Record With $125.1 Million To Mixed Reviews
I'm watching a pirated copy on a stream right now, but did see it over the weekend at a 3D theater.
My opinion is that it's the most enjoyable summer action movie this year so far, at least in comparison to Star Trek: Into Darkness, which was also very good, Fast Furious 6, which delivered on action even though it made little sense, and much more enjoyable than the Tony Stark movie, Iron Man 3, which I didn't particularly enjoy as a whole, even if it had some entertaining parts.
I don't get the general disdain on 'reboots' here, but I think people should be able to retell the stories they want. I'm happy to compare and opine on what I like and don't like afterwards.
Meet Pidora, the New Official Fedora Remix For Raspberry Pi
I'd run 'nigger linux' on a vm to see if it were gangster enough to deserve the name.
IBM's Watson Gets a Swear Filter After Learning the Urban Dictionary
Seems that Watson is on his way to passing the threshold to an oxymoron, a real artificial intellingence.
U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?
No wait. Greeted kindly and informed on procedure. Was given choice between paper ballot or machine. Accepted a paper one and filled in the boxes. Submitted into ballot box. Was thanked for voting and left.
I sympathize for voters having problems.
I am grateful to have it so nice.
Diablo 3 Banhammer Dropped Just Before RMAH Goes Live
Torchlight had everything that was fun in Diablo and Diablo 2 minus multiplayer. Torchlight 2 intends to remedy that issue and will not likely require always on, an authenticator, or a lot of the other nagging issues that are required to be endured when playing Diablo 3. Torchlight 2 is also 1/3 the price of Diablo 3 and if pre-purchased on Steam gives a copy of the original Torchlight game. By value and ease, my opinion is that Torchlight 2 is a better product. Still, I have no real hate for Diablo 3 if that is what other people choose to spend their money on and play. Hopefully everyone enjoys their click fests.
Ask Slashdot: Best Headphones, Earbuds, Earphones?
Some posts have already mentioned the more expensive Grado headphones, but I had not seen any mention the iGrado.
The iGrado is priced right at the $50 mark the OP asked for and use the drivers from the slightly more expensive SR60i model.
I personally own an SR80, before they came out with the i designation, and still think they sound better than anything else I have tried, as I prefer the greater bass they put out than the SR60 and iGrado models. The OP did want a flat sound level, and I think the iGrado model seems to hit the mark.
Will Kickstarter Launch a Gaming Renaissance?
Perhaps the word resurgence should have been used instead of renaissance.
Will Kickstarter Launch a Gaming Renaissance?
I am guessing GK2 refers to Gabriel Knight 2.
Climate Scientists Ask For Help Fighting Somali Pirates
why not pull a hostile takeover on the somali pirates and make a real enterprise out of it? startup costs are not prohibitive assuming you can find some willing participants to join you in the endeavor. insurance and legal costs are minimal. the world is awash in small arms and un/underemployed. there is a lot of profit there for someone.
What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?
Avira rates consistently high on the AV-Comparatives.org site and even with high heuristics set, the overhead on the system is far lower than AVG or Avast. I use Iobit 360 with Advanced System Care to take care of threats other than virii, Peerblock and Windows Firewall behind a NAT router to keep things away and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, a Kaspersky and Avira BootCD to clean anything if anything gets past the other layers. Just like when it gets cold outside, nothing protects better than layering.
Tegra 2 Tablets/Slates Impress At CES
Splitting hairs I know, but freedom is more equated to liberty rather than democracy, and do as we say or get shot is more akin to tyranny rather than communism. Democracy is more about everyone getting a say. Communism is more about sharing.
World's First Integrated Twin-Lens 3D Camcorder
It's not too hard to imagine a glut of really bad homemade porn with this new camera, but maybe someone will make something interesting out if it.
Does it/Do they look bigger in 3D?
Google's Nexus One Phone Launches
The Nexus One certainly is a beautifully designed phone, nice color choice and lines. First phone I've seen that surpasses the iPhone in looks, as subjective a statement that is to say. A nice thing is the ability to buy the phone straight up and not get locked into a 2 year prison term with a carrier.
Boost a Weak 3G Modem Signal, With a Saucepan
imagine how many starving children could be fed with a Beowulf cluster of these
Slashdot Turns 100,000
Congratulations to /. for getting this far, good luck to many more posts in the future.
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