Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected
After I just got done buying enough Blu-ray equipment to transfer over all of my Betamax vids... sheesh! I thought for sure that Blu-ray would win after Sony paid everyone off. Maybe if they paid the consumer to buy Blu-ray?
Please send me $50K USD every year for the next 10 years and I'll consider buying some Blu-ray material.
Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module
There's a remix version available through kGraft. Remix without rebooting.
An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)
Full subject: An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One
Yippee!! Free SSD!!
UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs
Anyone wanna bet that the USA will never allow their citizens to create backup copies of their DVDs? Land of Freedo.... never mind...
PETA Abandons $1 Million Prize For Artificial Chicken
PETA has posted a video response to questions concerning the abandonment of the award here:
While the whole presentation is packed full of interesting parts and pieces, the final question is where the truth finally takes roost.
Ghostwriter Reveals the Secret Life of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange
I knew a girl in high school that didn't like to be touched on her ankle. Something about her height and being stuff into waste bins or something.
China's Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover Officially Declared Lost
I read that around the same time, Al-Qaeda had discovered a new vehicle to move their weapons of mass destruction. Code red, Kano!
Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?
I think the original question does not need an answer.
Bitcoin Exchange CEO Charlie Shrem Arrested On Money Laundering Charge
Did anyone else see that as Charlie Sheen?
Microsoft Will Squeeze Datacenters On Price of Windows Server
Sure, it looks expensive, but Microsoft is throwing in a Surface RT I believe.
Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets
Should I buy one to replace my HP Touchpad?
So many mistakes to choose from...
Wait a minute... I forgot, HP made the Touchpad cheap and useful... I guess I won't get the RT.
Wine 1.6 Released With 10,000 Changes
Correction, they made 1,000 changes. Thanks for the catch!
Spacewalk Aborted When Water Fills Astronaut's Helmet
Eric just wants some peace and quiet.
Microsoft Unveils Xbox One
They want their ONE back...
Why We'll Never Meet Aliens
Shouldn't I be getting thinner? And shouldn't my battery be lasting longer? Not too mention... I should be looking really sharp!
But I seem to be getting larger. My memory is slower. I run down faster....
Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth
Please note, I didn't say "going to the mattresses" (I could tell some of you got a bit excited)
'Download This Gun' — 3-D Printed Gun Reliable Up To 600 Rounds
As a part of the ban on "assault weapons" (because there are weapons we use in non-assult fashion), all 3D printers are now banned. Along with rubber bands and legos.
It's doubleplusgood don't ya know...
How the U.S. Sequester Will Hurt Science and Tech
While I'm certain there is some truth that a small decrease in budget means some things might not happen (we're actually more resilient though... so I wouldn't say that "all things stop" like some are trying to say).... what about all the waste? I mean, you scratch your head about how our tax dollars are used to study arguably "stupid" things.... did you ever ask why that is? Do we really want those studies?
If I give a "gift" of government dollars to "you" and you don't really have a plan.. in order to not lose those dollars, you come up with "something"... and presto... the stupid research study is born.... so maybe a reduction is a good idea... maybe we'll think more carefully about where dollars matter... in fact, maybe even better would be a better "attitude" (and associated process) that makes us want to push committed dollars to "real" meaningful projects and studies instead of creating "the stupid" just so we don't throw away the funding.
The government is a machine. Remember how things work and then you can understand why there is so much waste.
If we can't afford stuff... let's decide that we stop spending until we figure out how to spend correctly... While I'm not a fan of President Obama, I'm not against the idea of spending tax dollars on national infrastructure if done wisely (and I believe he's sort of for that... though I'll bet there's an "angle"). But for now, until we figure out how to stop wasting the dollars, I think we just need to put the brakes on in order to force people to "scream". Let's face it, we use the "scream test" in IT all of the time to reduce waste.... it works... though occasionally (rare) the penalty is high.
Has 3D Film-Making Had Its Day?
I mean.. imagine Flatland made into a 3D movie.. what's the *point*?
Zoe Lofgren Wants To Slow Down Domain Seizures By ICE & DOJ
Out of the corner of my eye I saw Dolph Lundgren... might have really changed the fight...