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Comment So this is the new Slashdot? (Score 2, Insightful) 961

Really? This is what it's come to?

I come here for the nerdy, techy, geeky news items of the day. This story is none of those.

  There are plenty of sites that I can go to that cover the activist social ranting scene. There is only one Slashdot. Please don't wreck the latter by trying to make it the former.


Submission + - Wikileaks dead man password leaked. ( 1

MaxBooger writes: From @wikileaks

A Guardian journalist has, in a previously undetected act of gross negligence or malice, and in violation a signed security agreement with the Guardian's editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, disclosed top secret decryption passwords to the entire, unredacted, WikiLeaks Cablegate archive. We have already spoken to the State Department and commenced pre-litigation action. We will issue a formal statement in due course.

Submission + - When did Irene stop being a hurricane? (

jamesl writes: Cliff Mass, a climate researcher at the University of Washington and popular Seattle blogger asks, "When did Irene stop being a hurricane?"

" ... there is really no reliable evidence of hurricane-force winds at any time the storm was approaching North Carolina or moving up the East Coast."

"I took a look at all the observations over Virgina, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. Not one National Weather Service or FAA observation location, not one buoy observations, none reach the requisite wind speed. Most were not even close."

"Surely, one of the observations upwind of landfall, over Cape Hatteras or one of the other barrier island locations, indicated hurricane-force sustained winds? Amazingly, the answer is still no."

Cliff supports his statement with data from NOAA/NWS/NDBC presented in easy to understand charts.

Open Source

Submission + - Linux at 20: New Challenges, New Opportunities (

snydeq writes: "InfoWorld's Neil McAllister examines the challenges and opportunities ahead for Linux as it enters its third decade, and finds that the rise of cloud computing and mobility could elevate the open source OS to a level of unprecedented dominance. 'The last 20 years haven't always been easy. Linux has made a few enemies, Microsoft foremost among them. It has faced its share of challenges, too, both technical and legal, and there are more hurdles ahead. Nonetheless, as Linux enters its third decade, its opportunities have never been greater. Computing is changing, and Linux is not only benefiting from this change but is enabling it. Thanks to a shift beyond the PC, Linux is poised to become more than just an OS, but one of the most transformative forces in computing history — and it's happening right under everyone's nose.'"

Comment Re:that was fast (Score 1) 1027

If it takes weeks for news to get here it is because no one submits a story on that subject. The editors on /. may occasionally take a lax attitude towards grammar and punctuation but I've found that they're fairly quick on approving breaking news articles.


Submission + - CEO Steve Jobs resigns from Apple (

MaxBooger writes: Apple has issued a press release stating that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple.He says he would like to serve as Chairman of the Board and recommends Tim Cook as the new CEO of Apple.

Comment SSDD (Score 1) 637

Wow. I heard this same crap ten years ago or so. 'Video games are too long', 'Video games cost too much', 'If the game is shorter, it'll be super awesome'.

Then, as now, it's all about charging more for less. Same Shit, Different Decade.

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -- Ambrose Bierce