Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL
My understanding is Theo said: Developers on a security product made a conscious decision to turn off last line of defence security for all platforms in the interest of performance on some systems. That does not sound like and unfortunate error to me, it sounds outright irresponsible.
Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake
Bill Gates is a total idiot? Either you misunderstood which Bill Gates this is about or you need to go buy a dictionary.
Campaign To Kill CAPTCHA Kicks Off
I think in all of N.A. a stiff drink is any hard liqueur, with or with out ice.
DHS Steps In As Regulator for Medical Device Security
I think you might want to read 1984 by George Orwell.
Foxconn Sees New Source of Cheap Labor: The United States
I'm torn as to which metaphor should have the honour of bludgeoning you, the buggy whip or the ostrich head.
Progress marches on: keep up or stop for tea with Ozymandias.
Ask Slashdot: Little Boxes Around the Edge of the Data Center?
I wont dare tell you how much you pay per KWh but 38 watts at 9 cents per KWh would cost me just shy of $30 per year:
Sweden Imports European Garbage To Power the Nation
So criminal organizations should are good and should be nurtured?
Ask Slashdot: How To Ask College To Change Intro To Computing?
Well for a start by 1999 MS had 15 colleges:
What Is Your Favorite Ancient Olympic Game?
It's been played:
Don't Super-Size My Smartphone!
I've been thinking about this. I can buy clip on battery packs of various sizes for many standard phone formats. This is awesome. Most of the time I can wander around with a light phone. The times I'm going to need longer battery life I can clip a battery to the back and off I go.
Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Heavy-Duty, Full-Home Surge Protection?
The cost of a whole home UPS/surge protectors is going to be rather more than the equipment it protects. Protect sensitive electronics. If you are rural consider burying the electrical lines from property line to the house.
Microsoft Shareholders Unhappy After Annual Meeting
Well most stocks went down over the same period and MSFT has been increasing their dividend slowly. I don't and wont own any but for a large company it has not done too badly. Going forward I can not imagine it ever growing at the historic rates, they are just too large and intrenched, but I don't expect they will do too badly either.
Space Station To Be Deorbited After 2020
Set up a pizza delivery service to sparsely populated locals. Guaranteed Hot on delivery, 35 Minutes or it is free.
Anonymous Creates Its Own Social Network
Sounds just like a sting operation to me. If you are anonymous please go over there to hand over your IP address and a chat log of all your activities.
Cut Down On Nukes To Shave the Deficit
Read the history books about any country: They've done a lot of violent warfare.
An Inside Look At the Rise and Fall of RIM
Corel blew up way before NORTEL did.
Cool-Factor Predicted To Spur Energy Conservation
Isn't it right next to the cochlea?
France To Invest One Billion Euros In Nuclear Power
You are in serious need of a tin foil hat.
Ask Slashdot: CS Degree Without Gen-Ed Requirements?
Skills besides programming are very important unless you want to be an underpaid code monkey. You say you have already taken or otherwise have the needed "Life Skills". Well find a good University you want to go to then figure out how much of their Gen-Ed you can skip through by transferring your credits in or getting life skills credit. Other than that if you are looking for programming only, it is called a trade school here, and is worth little more than previous experience in the field.