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Comment: Re:Who? (Score 2) 82 82

I'd bet $10 he's hopes the board of directors at google will see this, realize his genius, and give larry page the boot so he can take over as ceo and steer the company to true prosperity.

Though his idea looks about tied with the hobo down on 5th who keeps yelling about how google should switch to hippo powered dream stealers, because the penguins are bad for the environment.

Comment: Re:Renewable versus fossil - where is nuclear? (Score 2) 284 284

I did mean that to be a joke.
But yes, I'm all for going over the regulations and making them sane. No other industry is forced to produce a weaponized waste while at the same time being punished for it.
I'd suggest the rules were drafted by a Batman villain, but even Twoface is more consistent than nuclear regulations.

+ - US Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal Nationwide ->

westlake writes: In a ruling that is the court's most important expansion of marriage rights in the United States since its landmark 1967 decision in Loving v. Virginia that struck down state laws barring interracial marriages, the US Supreme Court has declared same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
In the background of an unexpectedly liberal turn in Court, as seen by conservatives, is the growing power and influence of "the technocrat," by which they mean the dominant economic forces of the 21st century, Hollywood in entertainment, Silicon Valley in tech, Amazon in retailing, and so on.

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Comment: Re:Love the idea (Score 4, Insightful) 163 163

They aren't introducing Diet Horn here, they're trying to poison the supply chain.

The poachers probably aren't big proponents of a verifiable, traceable supply chain. They don't laser etch a serial number in the things after a kill. So you insert these fake horns into the chain and you dis-incentivize the poaching by driving prices down. Plus you get the witchdoctors questioning whether their supplier is selling them real of fake horns, which can lead to trust breakdowns and stop some purchases.
And hey, the smarter witchdoctors know it's all bullshit they're giving a polish to. So they'll secretly purchase completely legal and probably much cheaper fakes straight from the source and keep giving their victims a show.

Comment: Re:The next Jurassic park movie (Score 4, Funny) 163 163

"Run! We only have 37 days before the t-rex finishes printing and comes to get us!"

"We call it the Cartridge Contingency. If the dinosaurs become uncontrollable we just stop replacing the cartridges in the printer and no more dinosaurs. Much faster than the Lysine Contingency of the first island."

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side. - Han Solo