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


Forgot your password?
Last Chance - Get 15% off sitewide on Slashdot Deals with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" (some exclusions apply)". ×

Comment Re:Ummm (Score 1) 130

Exactly this. The FBI surely has better things to do than crack the whip on some kid copying a movie - aren't they supposed to be out catching the legitimate Top Ten Wanted guys? Somehow the so-called justice system got hijacked by media controllers and they even managed to drag INTERPOL in as well. Amazing. Just amazing.

Comment Re:How is this different than graffiti on wall? (Score 1) 890

4) You have a right to think the way you do, however wrong it is, but you do not have a right to put a sign out on your lawn preaching hate speech just because a bunch of people in your neighborhood are different than you. Everyone else has the right not to feel harassed by hate speech.

You should tell this to the Phelps crowd.

Submission + - Four Destructive Myths Most Companies Still Live B (

daem0n1x writes: Does success come from creative geniuses or common people? Is the constant stress and information overload we're subject to nowadays making us more or less productive? Should we work more, or less hours to produce more?

In this blog entry, specialist Tony Schwartz tries to demolish a few myths about productivity that, despite being denied by science over and over, seem to be the Holy Bible of managements all around the world.

All those geeks out there in the corporate world should read this. Maybe we've been getting it all wrong, and insisting in anti-patterns that make us less productive, and miserable.


Submission + - U.S. Government Demands For Google User Info Surge (

An anonymous reader writes: US law enforcement requests for user data from Google surged by 29% in the past six months. Google says that the numbers show that the U.S. needs to reform its out-of-date digtial privacy law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

US Reigns As Most Bot-Infected Country 121

Trailrunner7 writes "The US has by far the highest number of bot-infected computers of any country in the world, with nearly four times as many infected PCs as the country in second place, Brazil, according to a new report by Microsoft. The quarterly report on malicious software and Internet attacks shows that while some of the major botnets have been curtailed in recent months, the networks of infected PCs still represent a huge threat."

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department