top AI Is Funny - a Generative Joke Model
Your coffee leaves with the toilet seat up?
top Biogas To Power Experimental Microsoft Data Center
Why does Microsoft need poop to power their datacenter?
The MS management should know that there is plenty of fuel: Bob, Clippy, Windows NT, Windows Millenium, Windows 8... about a year and a half ago
top Texas Schools Using Electronic Chips To Track Students; Parents In Uproar
Actually, most cows have an ear-tag that has a number, barcode, and RFID.
Why bother the kids with subdermally insertion; just staple a tag on their right ear!
top Libertarian Candidate Excluded From Debate For Refusing Corporate Donations
Here's an idea:
1. Take the money from the companies 2. Deposit it in a bank 3. Take out money to donate (anonymously) to people and groups that are fighting against the companies that are trying to grease your hand 4. Feel good about yourself and keep on sticking it to the companies
top What Should Start-Ups Do With the Brilliant Jerk?
Sadly, many people treat others poorly.
Too bad that the assailants doesn't realize that they are assaulting themselves.
top Raspberry Pi Hits 1GHz With Official 'Turbo Mode'
Does this mean that the Raspberry Pi can bake itself?
top Ask Slashdot: Protecting Data From a Carrington Event?
Look, the quantity of backups you have on phones, computers, RAID arrays, at work, at home, thumb drives, etc looks like a case of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I am NOT a psychiatrist, but I've been treated for it. I'd suggest that you see a psychologist or psychiatrist and see if you manifest OCD symptoms. If you do, get it treated! If you don't, go on vacation and unwind. Putting your business before yourself is the wrong way to live.
Now I need to read the next story on
top Legitimate eBook Lending Community Closed After Copyright Complaints
Looks like publishers and authors didn't read the contracts that Amazon and B&N sign. The authors gave the rights to electronically distribute their books and even "lend" it from one person to another. Along comes LendInk to help people to find people willing to lend/borrow book(s) with others. Nothing else; no piracy and the actual lend/borrow is conducted via Amazon or B&N.
Does anyone have a list of publishing companies and/or authors that bitched about LendInk? I'd like for my money to go somewhere else.
top Mitt Romney To Announce VP Decision Via Smartphone App
Looks like Max Headroom will be the new VP candidate.
At least he has a mute button.
top Ask Slashdot: How Do You Test Storage Media?
Or any tried and tested methods for testing storage media? #2 pencil, Scantron sheet and the test.
Works for me everytime.
top With Cinavia DRM, Is Blu-ray On a Path To Self-Destruction?
There is really no justification for the current media pricing.
Really? Ever heard of greed?
top Doctors "Fire" Vaccine Refusers
It can also be deadly. A friend of mine gave me the Chicken Pox which, within 2 weeks, lead to bacterial endocarditis, spinal meningitis, pneumonia and Reye's syndrome. Note that the US didn't start using the Chicken Pox vaccine until 1995; it hit me in the 1970's. Fortunately my parents found the doctors I needed and I'm alive today.
I wonder how many children die every year because their parents don't want to get them vacinated.
top When it comes to 3D TV:
There are some of us that can't go to the 3D movies because watching the movie with the "glasses" will trigger a migraine.
I'm going to wait until they come up with 3D that puts you in the middle of the movie without the glasses..
top NASA Considers Privatizing GALEX Astrophysics Satellite
Anyone know when the International Space Station goes up for sale?
Just need to work on how to get there.
top NASA Wants Green Rocket Fuel
Just order a few 55 gallon drums of green food coloring.
Presto! Green rocket fuel!
top Slashdot Asks: Whom Do You Want To Ask About 2012's U.S. Elections?
Assess Slashdot's core demographic ( young white males with liberal leanings).
That's a bit racist and sexist. Frankly, everyone here looks green to me.
top Girls Go Geek Again
and then get me a beer
No, that should be "sudo get me a beer"!
Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed
My brain just divided by 0.
Has anyone seen Rod Serling around here?
top US Supreme Court Says NASA Background Checks OK
Anyone who has worked for the government, a contractor to the government and is/was employed by a company has had a background check done. You don't think said entities simply file away your personal information, do you? You've seen the many stories on
/. about people not being hired or getting fired because of their Facebook/My Space/etc account. Well, you also invite the government/employer to use the rest of the information they collect from you to find out who you really are and not the prim and proper job candidate/employee that graced their doorstep.
Face the facts: Our world is a world where collection of information is a hot business and you are the prey. And your personal data that has been given or harvested WILL come back to haunt you.
top Sharks Seen Swimming Down Australian Streets
Two bull sharks were spotted swimming past a McDonald’s in the city of Goodna...
Anyone else think we'll see a McDonald's commercial with an Aussie-accented shark?
And Steve Irwin was right: sharks WILL eat ANYTHING!
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