Is Glenn Beck writing the summaries now?
REAL VIRTUALITY, Seattle, Thursday 2099 (NNN) — Microsoft Corporation has announced a limited one-off extension of availability of its Windows XP operating system to April 2101 after criticism from large customers and analysts. This is the fifty-sixth extension of XP’s availability since 2008.
Through successive releases of Microsoft’s flagship Windows operating system, demand for XP has remained an important factor for businesses relying on stable XP-specific software and installations, who have pushed back strongly against the software company’s attempts to move them to later versions. Windows administration skills have become rare in recent years and consultants have demanded high fees. Reviving Windows administrators from cryogenic freezing has proven insufficient to fill the market gap, as almost all begged to work on COBOL instead.
“Windows XP is currently in the extremely very prolonged super-extended support phase and Microsoft encourages customers to migrate to Windows for Neurons 2097 as soon as feasible,” said William Gates V, CEO and great-grandson of the company founder. “Spare change?”
Microsoft Corporation, along with Monsanto Corporation and the RIAA, exists as a protected species in the Seattle Memorial Glass Crater Bad Ideas And Warnings To The Future National Park in north-west Washington on the radioactive remains of what was once the planet Earth, under the protection of our Linux-based superintelligent robot artificial intelligence overlords. Company revenues for 2098 were over $15.
It's okay! Lots of the NHS has upgraded
Yeah, I was so happy going into a consultation at Whipps Cross and seeing they were running Vista.
How about uninstall-resistant adware written in Scheme?
Of course, the science denialists used the right font for their press release heading:
Quite a few government organisations in the UK use Google Apps.
Link to Original Source
Bah, that's nothing - Less is up to version 458. Get it together, Firefox!
There is no such thing as DRM, and apps to save "unsaveable" Snapchat images are legion.
This is a fool's quest, and whoever wrote this WSJ piece is woefully ignorant of their subject.
I liked the comment explaining where Internet Libertarians come from:
And if you grow up in your parent's basement, then you are shaped by an environment where the fundamental constraints on what you want to do are shaped neither by scarcity nor malignance, but _by genuine good intent_. Your relatives probably don't wan't you to spend all day smoking pot and playing video games; in some cases they will over-estimate just how much of a bad thing that is. And even if they _are_ right, it's not like anyone facing such hectoring is going to admit it.
Pretty much every libertarian position can be understood in that frame of restrictive but benevolent authority being the root of all 'real' problems. It's a rare parent who literally tortures their kids, so torture is, at best, not a 'real' issue, not a priority. But many make them do stuff for their health, so mandatory health insurance is a big deal. Pretty much no parents kill their child with drones, many read their diaries. And so on.
So to libertarians, Bitcoin is like wages from a fast food job as opposed to an allowance; lets you buy what you want without someone else having a veto. Only money that doesn't judge you can be considered entirely yours...
Alicia would like your takedown notice to investigate. (Please do let the world know the results.)
Povinator - do you have a copy of the DMCA notice that can be put up? A copy that people can link to would be most useful.
Until Elsevier DMCAs you for the preprint. http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4527505&cid=45622313
Turns out they lied: they will DMCA you putting up a preprint. http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4527505&cid=45622313
They go after preprints. http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4527505&cid=45622313