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Comment: Halloween Anyone? (Score 1) 101

by hercludes (#49757903) Attached to: Cute Or Creepy? Google's Plan For a Sci-Fi Teddy Bear
Sounds like they spent a lot of time talking about how it will stare at you and do a boatload of other creepy stuff. Outfit this bad-boy with some 'scary' vanity items, or maybe bash it up a bit and remove various parts, and you've got the horrors of several children. I think this and putting it in very odd places to scare friends and co-workers is the only use of this toy that comes to mind.

Comment: Re:should be higher (Score 1) 229

So no, new users will NOT be probably turned off by the price of entry into the community, even if the threshold is $50. Personally, I think the threshold should be $25 and three months of use.

Actually, I've had multiple times where I wanted to play a game with some friends but couldn't as they were not able to add me as a friend as they had not bought a game. $25 and three months of use just to be able to add my own friends to play some game that would say, be only $5-10 sounds ridiculous.

Comment: Doesn't Work For Me (Score 2) 132

by hercludes (#49151269) Attached to: Microsoft Finally Allows Customers To Legally Download Windows 7 ISOs
Unfortunately, my OS is kind of screwed right now. Some registry files or another got fucked up from an installation of directory opus, and I can no longer open control panel, explorer, display, fonts, etc etc. The recovery (back to factory state) on my Dell computer does not work; it gives me a pretty lengthy error that pretty much states "The recovery partition is corrupted." So, I go to Microsoft's site, put in my key, and there it is (paraphrased from memory): "Your computer came with a preinstalled operating system and we can not provide you an ISO, check with your hardware provider." Fuck.

Comment: Apple Says Something Uninteresting (Score 2) 214

by hercludes (#45352179) Attached to: What Apple Does and Doesn't Know About You
Paraphrased from within the link, "We have a lot of privacy information, we just don't connect it together." How flattering Apple, you know, this reminds me of (insert country here) that is collecting a ton of (insert commodity here). They don't plan to use it of course. They just like collecting it, and doing nothing interesting with it. No, nothing special all. Isn't that right, Apple? Or, should I say, Big BrApple?!?! (Terrible joke, I know)

+ - Avoiding genetic damage with anti-radiation underwear-> 1

Submitted by Mark Gibbs
Mark Gibbs writes: If you're unlucky enough to live somewhere near Fukushima and particularly if you're even more unlucky enough to be one of the workers cleaning up the mess then protecting your genes would seem to be a really good idea and Yamamoto Corporation of Osaka, Japan, has the answer: Radiation-proof underwear.
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