Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Club Bing (Score 1) 514

Combine simple users like your Mother in law with some of the power users I've heard of and you'd have a pretty good bump indeed. There are bots out there to play those games for you. Assuming a search on each word entered * 35 words per puzzle * 50 puzzles a day you're looking at 1750 searches per account per day. Some people run multiple accounts on there so lets say 10 accounts * 1750 searches and you've got a computer making 17,500 searches a day.

Some of this might slow down since they're requiring tax information for anyone receiving more than $600 in prizes per year, but most people I know of on that site are just hoarding tickets 'till the new calendar year.

Comment Re:Auto Pilot (Score 2, Informative) 203

Auto landing has been around since the 70s. I remember a full page newspaper ad announcing that "Auto-landing is here." IIRC, in order to be able to prove their Auto-pilot is capable of auto-landing the airlines are required to have periodic auto-landings done.

The program isn't debugged until the last user is dead.