top We Are Running Out of Sand
The Netherlands isn't running out of sand any time soon... about a month and a half ago
top GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus
Since this happened a month ago, you should have included the followup story about
possible infected shellfish...
top Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?
Mao thought he was improving the world and so were a lot of other people...
top News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban
If you were the one posting the off-topic "3D printers suck" rant in every single irrelevant thread; you deserved it.
top Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives
Here you go...
top Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year
"Made in China" has been a warning label for Hard Drives for a long time now. Abyssmal quality control/High failure rate.
Scooters coming out of China have been literally falling apart after about 1200km of driving them and dying after a few thousand more. Repairmen aren't even touching them anymore. Chinese cars (Landwind) have been on the European market for a while now. In 2010, the CV9 model went through a crash test and failed pretty miserably. Maybe they've learned from their mistakes, but probably not.
top Microsoft Issues Advisory For Internet Explorer Vulnerability
Meanwhile, people will be wondering if this vulnerability has been known for at least a month, possibly much longer, because those Windows 8 licenses haven't been selling as well as expected...
top Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?
XP Embedded's support doesn't end when XP does.
Windows XP Embedded (Toolkit and Runtime), all versions - January 12, 2016
top Former Dev Gives Gloomy Outlook On Linux Support For the Opera Browser
It's just a disfunctional Chrome with Opera branding now.
It died when they abandoned their own codebase.
top Dogs Defecate In Alignment With Earth's Magnetic Field
Does that mean that if i put a bunch of Molybdenum magnets under the sidewalk, i could get the dogs confused enough to stop pooping there?
Or maybe the opposite effect...
top Winamp Shutting Down On December 20
top Nokia's Elop Set To Receive $25 Million Bonus After Acquisition
If Microsoft offers to "Partner" with you, run and don't look back.
top Ask Slashdot: Do You Test Your New Hard Drives?
Spinrite crashing on big disks is supposedly because of a bug in freedos (which it boots from) and should be fixable by replacing it with ms-dos...
top Microsoft-Built Smartphone Could Irritate Hardware Partners, Harm Nokia
I can't imagine anyone bragging about having a Microsoft branded phone.
They're just not cool.
top New Study Links Caffeinated Coffee To Vision Loss
top Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn
12%. This question gets asked in most of the Apple-related threads...
top July Heat Set U.S. Record
So far, summer in the Netherlands has been unusually cool and wet.
I think we had 3 days of hot weather.
top 60TB Disk Drives Could Be a Reality In 2016
Too bad it's a Seagate drive and will probably die if you looked at it funny, just like my last 4 Seagates...
top British Broadband Needs £1bn More Funding
The UK just spent 24 billion Pounds on the Olympics and nobody wanted those...
Surely they could have spent this money better on something like this broadband project... and with that much money left, give everyone a free PC!
top Portugal Is Considering a "Terabyte Tax"
Meanwhile, Lisbon is sitting on $19 BILLION (â14.5 billion) worth of gold reserves, most of it still left over from the good old days of plundering South America...
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