That is true, however Slashdot's advertisements are relatively noninvasive, and (somewhat) relivent. (dice anyone?) Digg conversely has those damn annoying auto playing flash and and blinking ads. If I had to view one sites advertisements over another, I would pick Slashdot's.
I would really like projects like Tor, and I2P to get more support. Even the United States has problems with net filtering and network shaping. The more the telcos and government try to regulate the internet, the more people will turn to projects like these. Like trying to firmly grasp water in your hands.
Its not that its more humane to drown the pirates then to shoot them in the head, its a simple matter of insurance. The insurance price for a ship with guns is astronomically higher then one without. This is such a big deal that the merchant ships, such as the ones in this article, are looking for a way to protect themselves, and yet not pay the extra insurance costs.
It turns out that space tastes like raspberries and not Tang or freeze-dried ice cream as one might suspect. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy were searching for evidence of amino acids in space when they found ethyl formate, the chemical used in to make raspberry flavoring. The astronomers used the IRAM telescope in Spain to analyze electromagnetic radiation emitted by a hot and dense region of Sagittarius B2 that surrounds a newborn star. Astronomer Arnaud Belloche said, "It [ethyl formate] does happen to give raspberries their flavour, but there are many other molecules that are needed to make space raspberries."
Well how about we get the goddamn fiber we have already paid taxes for. I like that option. lets call it option F. for Fuck the telcos. http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/ISP-Lobbyists-Shape-Broadband-Stimulus-Plan-100480
Well actually there is a new start up type company called "Stuph Labs" that offers Linux training to the unwashed masses. they tend to focus on teaching secretaries and the like, but its for anyone really. Check them out if your interested. http://www.stuphlabs.net/services/crash/
I just keep my
/home on a separate partition. This frees up my main Linux / partition free for all the reinstall(s) or reformatting I can handle. Also, I have my /home partition backed up every 2 weeks or so, depending on how much data throughput it has experienced.
Wow, I sincerely hope they have an enormous amount of bandwidth because the Slashdot effect on an 8.5 giga-pixel photo would be rediculious.