I've always wondered why the Explorer interface as a whole has always presented itself as largely immutable (excluding HTA folder templates). Why not take a lesson from elsewhere in the industry (winamp?) and make it skinnable? Add plugin support. If you like the default MS skin, use that. Otherwise.. sign into whatever flavor of app market and download an alternative. This would include alternatives to the much hyped and boring Aero.
Write your senator and ask them to shut down the entertainment industry. I can't think of a reason not to? Half the stuff I wouldn't watch/listen to if it was free anyway.
The Windows XP start menu worked great. It was crowded but accessible. And simple at that. Windows 7 start menu is a little give and take, but the "All Programs" folder is just sweeping a bigger problem under the rug. Like searching in the Windows attic for your programs. In Windows Vista they should have released an Explorer SDK. By now there would be several community based shell options available, based on a common framework. At least they are consistent about keeping Microsoft components closed to customization. Instead we get clunky Windows Desktop Gadgets and gradient wallpaper options.
If you don't have a receipt saying you own it, I think you're screwed as far as the RIAA is concerned. If they come after clouds you better have a way to prove it rightfully belongs there. I wouldn't touch cloud music storage, period.
So somebody can do a botnet wide search for all wallet.dat files and be a bitcoin trillionaire?
Why doesn't the RIAA set up direct debit so they can just skip court and take the money straight out of everyone's bank accounts?
Why don't they shut down the other 63 million spam pages? It would clean up my Google search results. Nobody uses it for anything else anymore, anyway.
Look! Music! Sue someone!
If they are going to get rid of all the pollution, why stop with smog?
If it works anything like cellphone overages, no thanks.
How do you say that? Douche telecom? The name alone should have been a tipoff.
Donations sent to the Twitter user "ReallyNotAScam" are taking forever to get to their intended recipient, Japanese aid victims. Hmm, go figure. www.redcross.org didn't seem like a safe place to send my donation so I texted it to a 900 #.
Because 0% of slashdot readers believe in ghosts.
Whatever the outcome with the Japanese nuclear plants, this paints a grim future for the nuclear power industry. I hope they do something responsible with waste/unspent fuel from soon-to-be decommissioned plants (ie, render it unusable/unobtainable by terrorists). But unfortunately there's too much monetary temptation for foreign governments to keep their radioactive stockpiles out of the hands of well qualified buyers. And storage issues - I wouldn't put it past someone to consider dumping spent fuel into the ocean. Nuclear safety -- oxymoron? Safe considering the process that is happening, and the rare instances of failure. But as a whole, not a flawless system. It is the industrialized version of safety, not fool-proof / fail-safe. Thick concrete walls apparently aren't enough. If the design allows for the possibility of release of radioactive material then it is a risky compromise as far as the public is concerned.
This opens the door for a new nvidia chipset to decrypt the encrypted images so that they can't be displayed w/o connection through an encrypted HDMI connection. It will be just like video overlays if you try to do a screen capture.