I think its irrelevant if Slashdot makes you a brighter individual or not. In my opinion everything should be like slashdot because poeple who are under educated or just plain dumb get lower scores like mine so you dont have to see the stupidity on the internet if you chose not to.
Just realized i read the question wrong. Oh well posting anyway.
crimeandpunishment writes "It may only be a temporary glitch, but it's one that's providing some pleasure for Internet users in China. Previously blocked websites, including ones with pornography, are suddenly accessible in China. The country has a long history of cracking down on online pornography. One analyst says it's far more likely that this is a glitch, not a change in Internet censorship policy."
ainandil writes: Engineering mistakes, while frustrating, seldom definitively alter the end user's life. Not so in Cripple Creek Colorado — MaryAnn and Jim McMahon thought their money troubles were over when they hit an $11 million jackpot at a casino Tuesday. Before paying the jackpot, the Wildwood Casino turned the machine over to the Colorado Gaming Division for inspection. A glitch was found, aha! The Wildwood Casino blamed a slot machine malfunction for the $11 million jackpot. Total actually won by the McMahons? $1627.82....and you thought you had a bad day.
An anonymous reader writes: These ARE the droids we've been looking for. The Japanese space agency, JAXA, has plans to build a base on the Moon by 2020. Not for humans, but for robots, and built by robots, too. A panel authorized by Japan's prime minister has drawn up preliminary plans of how humanoid and rover robots will begin surveying the moon by 2015, and then begin construction of a base near the south pole of the moon. The robots and the base will run on solar power, with total costs about $2.2 billion USD, according to the panel chaired by Waseda University President Katsuhiko Shirai.
An anonymous reader writes: The Japanese Electric Vehicle Club has just earned one of the most coveted honors on Earth — a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. They did it by smashing the current record for longest electric vehicle trip on a single charge by driving their custom built Daihatsu Mira a whopping 623 miles. The little electric car ran technology built around 8,320 Sanyo li-ion cells (totaling about 807lbs), which make up about half the weight of a commercial Mira.