Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:I'm shocked. (Score 2) 191

by hondo77 (#48613043) Attached to: Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

The iPods are on life-support - they don't make Apple much money anymore but Apple keeps them around because there's still a tiny demand for them.

That's true but the funny thing is that that "tiny demand" was well over a billion $$ in revenue in the past year. Funny how that much money is considered tiny...for Apple, anyway.

Comment: Re:Wrong conclusion (Score 1) 269

by hondo77 (#48587177) Attached to: Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die
Nah. I bought mine when I noticed Apple had discontinued it but before the Media caught on (thus avoiding the high prices). I bought it because I have more than twice this iPod's 160GB of music and wanted the elbow room that my iPhone couldn't give me. I figure my iPod Classic will give up the ghost around the time I get my new 512GB iPhone X.

+ - Apple, IBM Partnership Yields First Results: 10 Mobile Apps->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "IBM and Apple have unveiled the first results of the enterprise IT partnership they announced in July: 10 mobile applications aimed at businesses in six industries as well as government users. One of the apps, for example, allows a flight crew to personalize a passenger's in-flight experience. An app targeted at the banking industry allows a financial advisor to remotely access and manage a client's portfolio. And police officers can use iPhones to view video feeds from crime scenes with an app for law enforcement."
Link to Original Source

+ - The highest and lowest energy signals from the Universe

Submitted by StartsWithABang
StartsWithABang (3485481) writes "Accelerated by some unknown mechanism, the highest energy particles in the entire Universe come from all over the sky with energies exceeding 10^19 eV, or more than a million times the energies achieved at the LHC. On the flipside, the lowest energy radio waves are emitted by an ultra-rare transition of hydrogen atoms, and may provide a window into the Universe from before the first stars formed. Come learn about the highest and lowest energy signals from the Universe, and why they matter for our understanding of it all."

+ - NASA sets huge $5M cubesat competition->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "NASA this week opened what it called its largest ever prize purse – the Cube Quest Challenge which will offer a package worth $5 million for competitors to build unique propulsion and communications technologies for small, inexpensive satellite systems known as cubesats.
When it first talked about offering a cubesat challenge in June, NASA said it wanted to focus on building better communications and propulsion technologies for the cube-shaped satellites are typically about four inches long, have a volume of about one quart and weigh about 3 pounds."

Link to Original Source

+ - UK Pirate Party Slams Theresa May's Plans For Static IPs->

Submitted by Carly Page
Carly Page (3529197) writes "The UK Pirate Party has unveiled plans proposed by Home Secretary Theresa May that could force ISPs to assign fixed IP addresses to individual users and machines, thus allowing authorities to identify with more certainty those responsible for cyber crimes.

Loz Kaye, Pirate Party UK leader said: "It's extraordinary that the Home Office did not consult [the] industry about these plans. To me it shows they don't care whether they will work or not. They are just interested in headlines.

"It's clear that the Liberal Democrats have completely lost the plot on mass surveillance. To suggest this is necessarily the end of this issue is fatuous. Just look what happened with DRIP.""

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Why would you call something Mayo that isn't? (Score 1) 145

Hellman's invalided their own complaint, by their prior use of "mayo" for non-egg-producting-containing spreads.

Or: Hellman's validated their own complaint by halting use of the term "mayo" for any of their own products that do not contain any "egg product"?

Comment: Re:How did your senator vote? (Score 2) 445

by hondo77 (#48418895) Attached to: Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Recall that the first Republican President waged the country's bloodiest war to prevent the central government's domain from shrinking. The war turned a federation of sovereign states into a compulsory chain of provinces.

Have you always been a southern apologist jerk-off or was it something you picked up in college?

+ - Electric shock study suggests we'd rather hurt ourselves than others->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "If you had the choice between hurting yourself or someone else in exchange for money, how altruistic do you think you’d be? In one infamous experiment, people were quite willing to deliver painful shocks to anonymous victims when asked by a scientist. But a new study that forced people into the dilemma of choosing between pain and profit finds that participants cared more about other people’s well-being than their own. It is hailed as the first hard evidence of altruism for the young field of behavioral economics."
Link to Original Source

+ - Study of gay brothers may confirm X chromosome link to homosexuality->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Dean Hamer finally feels vindicated. More than 20 years ago, in a study that triggered both scientific and cultural controversy, the molecular biologist offered the first direct evidence of a “gay gene,” by identifying a stretch on the X chromosome likely associated with homosexuality. But several subsequent studies called his finding into question. Now the largest independent replication effort so far, looking at 409 pairs of gay brothers, fingers the same region on the X. “When you first find something out of the entire genome, you’re always wondering if it was just by chance,” says Hamer, who asserts that new research “clarifies the matter absolutely.”"
Link to Original Source

+ - Ask Slashdot: TLD Acknowledgement Issues? 3

Submitted by dr_pardee
dr_pardee (1851794) writes "I recently founded a small corporation and used Holdings in my business name. Since the .holdings top level domain exists, I decided to register a domain name with the .holdings extension.

What I have found is that larger companies and service providers are not acknowledging .holdings as a valid TLD and it's been a complete hassle.
AWS ("SNS does not currently support the newer TLDs like .holdings."), Microsoft Volume Licensing (Uses InterNIC to valid domain names), Elance (".holdings for email addresses is not accepted"), HP, etc... will not accept it.

Is it reasonable to expect that companies acknowledge gTLDs allowed by ICANN? Have others been facing this?"

"Is it really you, Fuzz, or is it Memorex, or is it radiation sickness?" -- Sonic Disruptors comics