Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?
Just recite your own version of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmO32IdwuE
Google Sparking Interest To Quantum Mechanics With Minecraft
The redpower mod is how I learned how gates work and how they're combined to make RAM, adders, etc. I even made a simple calculator (which is not something I thought I'd have the attention span to do.)
Humans Choose Friends With Similar DNA
My best friend's a sponge - we share 70% of the same genes.
Is that you Patrick?
Russia Develops Spaceship With Nuclear Engine
About as fast as current ships (I don't think the nuclear part is meant for propulsion)
The Open Source Design Conundrum
I hated that in Windows. There's an app called katmouse that fixes the problem. I install it with every new windows installation.
Kindle, Zune DRM Restrictions Coming Into Focus
DVD Decrypter >> VOBBlanker (to remove the stupid FBI Warnings and stuff) >> DVDShrink (To Shrink the rest to 4.4Gb)
I've done about 70 DVDs this way.
Lightning Strikes Amazon's Cloud (Really)
It blew a hole in the kitchen so big you could climb through it.
Why Natal Is a Big Deal
When they named this thing, were they wanting people to think of childbirth?
Zotero Lawsuit Dismissed
Pretty sure that's 8 figures...
MS, Intel "Goofed Up" Win 7 XP Virtualization
echo -n "Does my cpu support virtualizaiton? "; if `cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep -q svm || cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep -q vmx`; then echo Yes; else echo No; fi
This is even easier:
echo -n "Does my cpu support virtualizaiton? "; if `cat /proc/cpuinfo | egrep -q '(svm|vmx)'`; then echo Yes; else echo No; fi
even easier: echo 'Does my cpu support virtualization? Yes'
(only works sometimes)
Why Aren't More Linux Users Gamers?
* There is also a hidden game called super-rm-rf. To play it, try this in your terminal:
~$ su root -c "rm -Rf /" This isn't a very fun ga