The only thing you can see when flying over Scotland is the top of the rainclouds.
Why doesn't Europe set up it's own version of Facebook?
We did. It's called netlog. And then the event horizon of Facebook's socio-gravitational pull engulfed the whole planet and surrounding satellites.
The Slashdot crowd seriously underestimates how much engineering goes into modems to ensure that the end user experience is optimal.
They use mice and rats because testing things on people is unethical and testing things on animals a lot more like us (primates, pigs, etc) is either unethical or expensive.
Testing things on animals unlike humans is unethical too. It's just more convenient to ignore the ethical implications if they don't look at you in a manner that a human animal socially responds to.
It might be better to let the youngsters have Slashdot.
I bet those were CmdTaco's real leaving words.
Linux is twenty years old.
The IBM-compatible PC is a relic.
Modem handshake noise is no longer widely recognised.
Most people using computers have never seen a text screen.
And your UID has four digits, as does mine.
Now let's kick those darn youngsters off our Slashdot!
organic products (hate all you want. it is the technical term)
"Organic" is a marketing term. The word has an entirely different meaning in the context of chemistry.
The marketing term differs from language to language and possibly country to country. Here, they're called "bio"-products, an equally incorrect term, obviously.
The best name for it is "eco-"/"eko-". Because the produce is grown in an ecologically responsible manner.
I think you mean 'Brussels is where the occupying force of bureaucrats presently infesting many of the nations of Europe is centered.'
Yep. Like GP said, like Washington DC.