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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

slashdice surpising (168 comments)

And the farmer cares about his pigs so he doesn't butcher them until they get nice and fat.

3 days ago

Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

slashdice Re:Since When (66 comments)

This is slashdot, son. We blow goatse around here.

3 days ago

Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

slashdice Yosemite? (165 comments)

Are you sure he wasn't talking about your mom?

4 days ago

Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

slashdice Re:The games (66 comments)

For the most part they seem to be. I grabbed the list from the scribd settlement (section 1.8)

4 days ago

Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

slashdice The games (66 comments)


Dead Nation, InFamous, LittleBigPLanet, Super Stardust HD, rain, and 3 others to be determined later


LittleBigPlanet, ModNationRacers, Patapon 3, Killzone Liberation, and 2 others to be determined later.

Nothing I'd pay money for. (and per the settlement, they're valued at $9.00 per).

4 days ago

The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

slashdice Re:Dismantle DHS (190 comments)

The left only hated the ban on unionization.

5 days ago

Exhibit On Real Johnny Appleseed To Hit the Road

slashdice Re:bringing booze to a thirsty frontier (71 comments)

You've heard of the Whiskey rebellion, right?

Farmers living west of the Appalachian Mountains distilled their excess grain into whiskey, which was easier and more profitable to transport over the mountains than the more cumbersome grain. A whiskey tax would make western farmers less competitive with eastern grain producers.[13] Additionally, cash was always in short supply on the frontier, so whiskey often served as a medium of exchange. For poorer people who were paid in whiskey, the excise was essentially an income tax that wealthier easterners did not pay.[14]

Corn grows just fine in the northeast, BTW. Irish/Scottish immigrants (the kind of people who make whiskey) were familiar with rye and barley. Rye, being more or less a weed, grew better so they made rye whiskey. Kentucky settlers were offered 400 acres if they built a house and planted corn so they also ended up with corn whiskey.

about a week ago

Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

slashdice For those that don't know: (113 comments)

They snail mail "renewal bills" for your domains (registered elsewhere). I hope most of slashdot would recognize it for what it is. But I'm sure a lot of sheeple accidentally transferred.

about a week ago

Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand

slashdice Fingers (77 comments)

Nah, stick the extra finger up your asshole when you're masturbating. Best. Jackoff. Session. Ever.

about two weeks ago

UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

slashdice Re:So now that the UN said it, (261 comments)

Anti-US-government rants are popular in Iran and Soviet era Russia, too.

about two weeks ago

Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

slashdice Re:Really miss the 68k (236 comments)

Or maybe Intel picked up the ball and used the 68k (as their engineers wanted) for the original IBM PC.

Intel? They're the guys that make memory and strange CPUs for calculators, right?

about two weeks ago

Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

slashdice Good work NE Altruism (236 comments)

And Standard Oil saved more whales (kerosene is more convenient than whale oil) than Greenpeace ever will.

about two weeks ago

White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

slashdice For us dummies.... (382 comments)

Once upon a time (think 1920s/1930s) car manufacturers did abuse the third party dealers ("It would be a real shame if we opened a car store right next to yours and put you out of business") so states enacted laws to prevent that. There were also similar problems with alcohol which is why alcohol distribution is so fucked up, too. The laws are "solving" problems that don't apply to Tesla or small microbrewers.

about two weeks ago

White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

slashdice Re:What? (382 comments)


Dear Mr. President, Please play lots of golf.

Dear Mr. President, You seem overworked. Please take another vacation.

Dear Mr. President, Please give another speech calling Republicans meanies.

about two weeks ago

OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

slashdice Something is broken (71 comments)

That's a feature, not a bug.

about two weeks ago

People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

slashdice Re:No real surprise (710 comments)

our scientist's best climate models of climate change

They really need the same disclaimer as mutual funds: past performance does not guarantee future results". Because the massive doom and gloom predictions, proven wrong by time, don't help the cause. c.f. Henny Penny, the Boy Who Cried Wolf,

about two weeks ago

Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

slashdice haha! (157 comments)

- Nelson Muntz and Eric Raymond

about two weeks ago

New Microsoft CEO Vows To Shake Up Corporate Culture

slashdice Good call (204 comments)

as a former MicroSoftie (research, don't be a hater) I can confirm that Ballmer was first and foremost a sales guy. He brought in the revenue but destroyed the culture and the company in the process. He was a corporate raider, he just did it from the inside.

about two weeks ago



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