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Comment Re:Windows 10 (Score 2) 281

Don't laugh. Soon there will be the equivalent of an MS "Facebook" baked into Windows 10 too.

Can just imagine it now - you're working on some code, a document, or playing that awesome game when all of a sudden a window pops over your active one and shows you all the food and kid pictures of other Windows 10 users around the world with the request that you "Like" them.

Medicine

Journal Journal: Time to abandon the "new" Daylight Savings Time hours. 10

The extension of daylight savings time to the first Sunday of November was supposed to save energy. It didn't. What it did do was mess up people's biological clocks even more, by making them out of sync with their local time for a longer period.

I switched back to EDT a couple of weeks ago. It's a lot better than feeling drained by the middle of the afternoon.

Time to bring this "experiment" to an end.

Technology

Submission + - Smashing Pumpkins: GE Biologist's Monster Catapult (gereports.com)

ambermichelle writes: Daniel Collins spends his weekends deep in a New Jersey field, shooting pumpkins from a hulking four-ton catapult the size of an oil-derrick. Since May, Collins and his friends, including a botanist and an insurance salesman, have been working on their 20-foot steel monster throwing machine called Chucky 3. Next week, they will load Chucky on a low-boy trailer and haul it down to Delaware. Their Team Chucky will participate in the annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin pumpkin throwing contest starting November 4. They aim to break the one-mile mark.
Security

Submission + - TSA's VIPR Bites Rail, Bus, and Ferry Passengers (washingtontimes.com)

OverTheGeicoE writes: TSA's VIPR program may be expanding. According to the Washington Times, 'TSA has always intended to expand beyond the confines of airport terminals. Its agents have been conducting more and more surprise groping sessions for women, children and the elderly in locations that have nothing to do with aviation.' In Tennessee earlier this month bus passengers in Nashville and Knoxville were searched in addition to the truck searches discussed here previously. Earlier this year in Savannah, Georgia TSA forced a group of train travelers, including young children, to be patted down (video). (They were getting off the train, not on.) Ferry passengers have also been targeted. According to TSA Administrator John Pistole's testimony before the Senate last June, 'TSA conducted more than 8,000 VIPR operations in the [previous] 12 months, including more than 3,700 operations in mass-transit and passenger-railroad venues.' He wants a 50% budget increase for VIPR for 2012. Imagine what TSA would do with the extra funding.

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