CmdrTaco writes: "It's total navalgazing and I wouldn't post it if I was still working here, but I thought my heirs would be pleased to know that Slashdot got a mention in Neal Stephenson's Reamde. Be proud and keep up the fight. It's page 161 if you have the hardcover."
CmdrTaco writes: "Check out this clever faux product someone created that will make every Star Wars fan scream WANT! It's Ben & Jerry’s Boba Fett Carbonite Crunch Ice Cream, a vanilla ice cream with salted caramel swirl and chocolate Han Solo miniatures frozen in carbonite — you can see the frozen chocolate Hans in the background! Would this not be the fastest-selling ice cream in history? I can see the supermarket display now: a big cardboard Slave I replica that lights up and says,Eat up! You're no good to me dead. Oh, imagine the possibilities!"
CmdrTaco writes: "Steve Jobs first showed off the iPad on stage using a chair and crossing one leg across the other to provide a decent platform from which to use it. Surely we can do better. So says the PadPivot, a new stand with all the right moves."
CmdrTaco writes: "Although as I write this the store is still down, the Apple web site has officially published the specs for the revised MacBook Pros which tops at out 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 for the 17" as well as offering a 512gb solid state drive."
CmdrTaco writes: "Among the Best Picture nominations this year was Inception and The Social Network, Toy Story 3, and Inception. In addition to TS3, the Animation category has How to Train Your Dragon and The Illusionist. Also getting a nod in documentary was Exit through the Gift Shop which is worth your time if you are into that sort of thing. You'll have to wait a month to find out who the winners are... and to find out what the stars will wear on the red carpet. Or to play the oscar speech drinking game."