With Cinavia DRM, Is Blu-ray On a Path To Self-Destruction?
The only reason that streaming services haven't completely phased out Blu-rays is the fact that a majority of the consumers don't have a fast and reliable Internet connection.
Also the fact that Netflix and Vudu is only available in the USA. The rest of the world still rely on physical media.
Microsoft To Shut Down App Store For Windows Mobile
After passing the problem through marketing, designers and handing it over to the project manager, who in return ordered a project leader, I can confirm your problem is solved. You will now be able to use the keyboard on your mobile to enter text on your computer.
France's Bold Drunk-Driving Legislation - Every Car To Carry a Breathalyzer
Actually, two thirds of road deaths are caused by sober people.
Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Spammers You Know?
I had the same problem with some of those "product news" type emails. What I do is go to their website and get their sales email, send a test email to it, just to check for auto responders. Then, create a forwarding rule to forward all their email they send me, to their sales department email (making sure to exclude any auto responders) and delete the original email. Gives you a warm feeling.
Europe Plans To Ban Petrol Cars From Cities By 2050
Why don't we just address the real problem, overpopulation. Ban procreation (but not the act, just the result).
Sony Updates PS3 Firmware To 3.56 To Stop Jailbreaking
Actually it caught some users off-guard and resulted in the ban hammer to hit hard. The COD black ops forums exploded since yesterday with complaints of people being banned.
Charles Darwin's Best-Kept Secret
1. Send some bacteria to Mars.
2. Wait 100 years.
4. Mars Attacks!!
In total, I've downloaded X Linux ISOs, where X= ...
I've dowloaded Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, Fedora etc.. but never heard of X Linux.
Why Linux Is Not Yet Ready For the Desktop
Some of the big problems are wifi, bluetooth, sound and video related. Most of these problems are a result of proprietary drivers/hardware. I have problems with bluetooth that my keyboard won't connect after a reboot. Configuring the spdif raw output is a pain(eventually got it running properly with a custom .asound configuration). Cheaper sound cards only support one channel, thus causing one application to block another (there are workarounds, but even for the tech-savvy this is a pain). Video support, you are at the mercy of the hardware.
For me, Linux is ready for the desktop, it's just that some hardware's not ready for Linux.
VLC 0.9.9, The Best Media Player Just Got Better
VLC lately has had some big audio issues. On OS X as well as Ubuntu it hijacks the audio preventing access for other programs (flash, iTunes). It is quite annoying and I hope they've fixed it in this release.
Kernel Hackers On Ext3/4 After 2.6.29 Release
The server is taking too long to respond; please wait a minute or 2 and try again.
Mmmh, must be a big problem
IBM Develops Technology To Talk To Web
User: fap fap fap fap fap
Web: Oh Yea baby!
User: fap fap fap fap fap
Web: Wow that's it yea!
Handset Vendors Plug Micro-USB Charge Ports
What prevents them from still requiring a proprietary signal from the usb port or psu to put the device in charge mode. Hence requiring a "certified" power source. Take for instance the PS3 controller, it doesn't charge from a regular mini usb power supply.
Ask Rob Malda
What is your favourite OS?
What would then be your Distro of choice?
Wat do you actually run at home?
Vi or Emacs?