We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello
I've been on Slashdot long enough that I can remember when Bennett Haselton was named Jon Katz....
NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders
This is possibly the most sensible post in the thread. Bravo!
Game Characters Controlled By Player's Emotions
(Oblig) You mad bro?
Sorry, had to be done.
Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill
Costco is screwed no matter which option they choose here. If they had donated the peanut butter, the headlines would have been "Costco donates potentially tainted peanut butter to NM food banks." Either way, they end up with a tarnished image, even if all of the peanut butter is untainted.
In this case it sounds like the product was damaged anyway, with peanut oil leaking out of the jars, so they made a decision not to sell or donate damaged merchandise. Since they were screwed either way, this was likely the least damaging of the two options.
IAU To Uwingu: You Can't Name That Martian Crater Either
FTFY. "Fundraising" implies there's actually something legitimate to raise funds for, like beating cancer, or kids.
I didn't know beating kids was a worthwhile fundraiser....just saying....
How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics
I hate to break it to you, but Farenheit was NEVER an American...
How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix
...Jeff Bezos could drive revenues by publicly shitting in to a box of squirrels.
I, for one, would pay to see that, so maybe there are in fact some revenue opportunities in squirrel shitting...who knew?
Canonical Targets Ubuntu Privacy Critic
"NO! Get out of here with that Ubuntu, and lay off the poor Linux, will ya?! SHEEZE! You're a creep! Go away, we were having a good time until you showed up, Canonical! ARGH! Go have some coffee with cream, or something! Because I'll tell you something! This is a happy place!"
Seriously, I'm going back to Debian after this crap...
USAF Strips 17 Officers of Nuclear Launch Authority
The weak link is always humans.
Which is why we will soon be switching all nuclear launch authority to WOPR and/or Skynet...
New Camera Sensor Filter Allows Twice As Much Light
Finally, a DSLR that can detect squant!
Intel Details Handling Anti-Aliasing On CPUs
You know what most people would call embarassingly parallel sex? Infidelity.
Not exactly. Infidelity would be serial (you sleep with your SO, then you sleep with your outside partner). Embarrassingly parallel is more like a 3-way or a circle jerk...
Congress Dumps James Webb Space Telescope
You already did. It's called taxes.
Sony Suffers Yet More Security Breaches
...sock puppet in prison...
I don't think they can use Slashdot from prison, no matter how many accounts they have...
Australians Look To SkyNet For SKA Telescope
No Doubt third wave references will show up. That's the Impression that I Get, anyway...
VMware Causes Second Outage While Recovering From First
NOOO! The cake is a lie!!!!
A Look Inside the Bustling Cybercrime Marketplace
Semaphore? What kind of weak sauce namby-pamby bullshit is that?
Us real cyber-criminals use smoke signals, n00b.
Erdos' Combinatorial Geometry Problem Solved
I'm sorry, I'm a geek; I don't understand sports metaphors. :-)
Vatican Chooses Open FITS Image Format
If you have to tell us it's an asshole-ish statement, it's not...oh wait, it was. Nevermind.
The LHC, Black Holes, and the Law
"Cats and dogs, living together; mass hysteria!" - Peter Venkman
Duke Nukem For Never
> ...udder crap...
I'm not typically a grammar nazi, but please people: udders don't crap, they produce milk. The phrase is "utter crap". Thank you. That is all.
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