Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 2 declined, 1 accepted (3 total, 33.33% accepted)

Back for a limited time - Get 15% off sitewide on Slashdot Deals with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" (some exclusions apply)". ×

Submission + - Pilot of Hiroshima bomb dies at 92 ( 2

wolfeon writes: "Enola Gay, the person who dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, died today who lived to be the age of 92. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 37' and left the forces in 66'. He flew the B-92 Superfortress bomber which was manned by 12 people and dropped "Little Boy". This brave soul who was able to drop the bomb requested no funeral because of protesters, I guess some people are still around who are too stupid to let it go. For those who don't know, "Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 which was the first atom bomb to be used in war. Many people protested this action, but the result was Japan surrendering. The glorious United States of America won the war against Japan."

Submission + - Story on spammer Alexey Tolstokozhev a fake (

wolfeon writes: "The story posted today is a fake, sorry. After doing a simple google search, the facts were very clear on the following, Please ignore the story and lets move on, this is a very bad practical joke. I was very excited and happy until I performed a google search and looked on the ROSKO list.

The story originated from this site, The creation date of is "11-oct-2007". Did anyone else see this before making comments or giving a thumbs up on firehose?"


Submission + - Thinking about Rails? Think again (

wolfeon writes: "In 2005, Derek Sivers of CD Baby wanted to scrap his site and perform a rewrite in Rails. He hired Jeremy Kemper, also known as bitsweat on Freenode, to help on the project. Two years later, through blood and sweat, the project was then canceled because of limitations of Rails. Rails just wasn't meant to do everything since it is very much "canned" project. Mr. Sivers has written an entry in the O'Reilly blog: 7 reasons I switched back to PHP

This is a fine example of how going for new technology can mean disaster.Anybody who decides to perform a rewrite of any project should invest time to make sure the project will not be scraped... two years later."

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing