Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Woman Creates 3-D Erotic Book For the Blind 113

Posted by samzenpus
from the is-that-a-book-in-your-pocket-or-are-you-just-happy-to-see-me dept.
Lisa J. Murphy has written an erotic book with tactile images for that special visually impaired porn connoisseur in your life. Tactile Mind contains explicit softcore raised images, along with Braille text and photos. From the article: "A photographer with a certificate in Tactile Graphics from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Murphy learned to create touchable images of animals for books for visually impaired children. Then she realized that there was a lack of such books for adults only. 'There are no books of tactile pictures of nudes for adults, at least the last time I looked around,' says Murphy. 'We're breaking new ground. Playboy has [an edition with] Braille wording, but there are no pictures.' She says that while we live in a culture saturated with sexual images, the blind have been 'left out.'"

Comment: Just to put this in perspective (Score 4, Funny) 281

by HTRednek (#29554385) Attached to: Console Makers Worry Over Growing Competition From Apple
Based on every other product Apple has ever produced, a game console from them would be sleek, stylish, cost in excess of $900.00 (us), have only 3 titles available(each of which would require you to repurchase the title when a patch came out), and a controller with only button. Of course it would have an alternate means to use the button, but it would require you to press the option button on the console itself while trying to press the controller button.
First Person Shooters (Games)

Violent Video Games Can Improve Vision 205

Posted by kdawson
from the look-sharp dept.
Ponca City, We love you writes "According to a new study, people who played fighting games on their PCs became up to a 58 percent better at perceiving fine contrast differences, an important aspect of eyesight. The breakthrough is significant because it was previously thought that the ability to notice even very small changes in shades of grey against a uniform background could not be improved. Contrast sensitivity is the primary limiting factor in how well one sees. Volunteers in the study played intensively for 50 hours over nine weeks with either Unreal Tournament 2004 and Call of Duty 2, and the results were compared with another group who played The Sims 2, which is richly visual but does not require as much hand-eye coordination. The improvements lasted for months after game play stopped. The new finding suggests action video games could be used as training devices as a useful complement to eye-correction techniques, since gaming may teach the brain's visual cortex to make better use of the information it receives."

Comment: Missed the point... (Score 1) 904

by HTRednek (#27130379) Attached to: Locking Down Linux Desktops In an Enterprise?
All this talk about locking down Linux... While this is a great topic for /. people seem to have forgotten the most important point... The average windows user couldn't tell the difference between a / and a \ ... Just start every filename with a . and they'd really be lost! Permissions are soooo Microsofty.

Comment: Re:there's plenty of address space (Score 1) 258

by HTRednek (#26309757) Attached to: IPv4 Address Use In 2008
You apparently don't run any servers either. Just because someone uses NAT does not mean they cannot run a server. If you have a web server in your home and your ISP assigns you a public IP address, your modem (DSL) or modem and router (Most Cable) simply utilizes PORT FORWARDING. If its a standard web server, you simply direct port 80 to the internal NAT address of your server (ie, or, or whatever...)and voila. FTP? Use 20/21. Not too complicated.

Nothing happens.