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Comment Local Indexing service? (Score 1) 96

Perhaps you have your own tracker through this. Your files don't necessarily need to be sync'd with all devices, but each device have different files tracked. This service may gave us our own 'Tracker' that would index our 'cloud' files that you pick which you want downloaded, of course, going through BitTorrent's service. So it would be true, the max file size/capacity would be the combined capacity of your devices. As long as your device is on and connected to the internet, you could retrieve that file, and the track would advise you if the file is available or not

Submission + - Rats more empathetic than Humans? (

t3hfr3ak writes: A new study from the University of Chicago showed that placing 2 rats in a cage, with one rat inside a more restrictive cage. The free rat would work to release the restricted rat. Even more interesting, when given 'chocolate chip' snacks, that the free rat would save a piece for the captivated rat.

Comment Isn't there... (Score 1) 803

Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't there a few people who have been protesting IN FRONT of the White House for YEARS now, perhaps even decades. I vaguely remember my trip to Washington DC, but I do believe I remember seeing a protester out front who was there for 4 or 5 years at that time. Why weren't they removed? I was unaware peaceful(in most areas) protest required a permit.

Submission + - Sad News - Andy Rooney Dead ay 92 (

larry bagina writes: I just heard some sad news on — cranky old guy Andy Rooney was found dead in his New York City hospital bed last night. There weren't any more details. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him — even if you didn't ignore his work, there is no denying he was on a tv show you didn't watch. Truly an American icon.

He's dead, Jim.