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.
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...
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
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.
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...
Winamp Shutting Down On December 20
Nokia's Elop Set To Receive $25 Million Bonus After Acquisition
If Microsoft offers to "Partner" with you, run and don't look back.
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...
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.
New Study Links Caffeinated Coffee To Vision Loss
Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn
12%. This question gets asked in most of the Apple-related threads...
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.
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...
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!
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...
Edison Would Have Loved New Light Bulb Law, Says His Great-Grandson
If they're specialty lamps, they're exempt, otherwise, you could get them from old stock or a country that has no such silly ban...
'Vocal Fry' Creeping Into US Speech
Erica Cerra (Deputy Jo Lupo) has been doing this more and more on Eureka and calls it "acting". I find it extremely aggravating. She sounds like she had throat surgery that went terribly wrong. I wonder how many google searches there have been for "erica cerra throat cancer"...
Star Rips Exoplanet To Shreds With X-Rays
I saw this in an episode of Sliders, only with Earth.
Right-Wing German Extremists Tricked By Trojan Shirts
You're going to have to get 6XL and up shirts for tea partiers...
Dutch Court Rules WiFi Hacking Not a Criminal Offense
I use a old Pentium 3 running Debian as a router. Ofcourse i didn't put a wireless card in it, since i don't need wireless connectivity, i doubt most people do, it's probably out of laziness that people use it instead of just pluggin in an ethernet cable... (unless your device doesn't have an ethernet port).
By the way, you can turn off the wireless connectivity on most routers and you should, if you're not using it...
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