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Comment Re:Time to be parents again (Score 3, Insightful) 314

The article is about college students though... people who are supposed to be responsible for themselves. And while I agree that the parents have a part in this in earlier years, once they're out on their own, there needs to be some self control involved.

I do find it amusing that they felt so disconnected from their friends, yet no one thought to place an actual phone call to try to meet up with their friends? No media, sure... but they could use a phone as a phone, no?

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Submission + - SCO Wanted To Gag Torvalds

An anonymous reader writes: Documents filed by IBM on Friday contain a copy of a letter from SCO to IBM's lawyers which state that they tried to keep Linus Torvalds from making disparaging public statements about SCO. The company also tried to silence Eben Moglen, a Columbia University professor who, until this month, was a director of the Free Software Foundation, and Eric Raymond, a controversial open-source advocate, saying they claimed to be IBM consultants.

Submission + - A pill that makes women slimmer and hornier

The Great Pretender writes: The BBC reports that scientists are developing a pill which could boost women's libido and reduce their appetite. The hormone-releasing pill has so far only been given to female monkeys and shrews who displayed more mating behavior and ate less. The team from the Medical Research Council's Human Reproduction Unit in Edinburgh believe a human version could be available within a decade. I was married to a shrew once...

Submission + - RIAA claims ownership of all artists' royalties

ISurfTooMuch writes: With the furor over the impending rate hike for Internet radio stations, wouldn't a good solution be for them to simply not play RIAA-affiliated labels' music and focus on independent artists? Sounds good, except that the RIAA's affiliate organization SoundExchange claims it has the right to collect royalties for any artist, no matter if they have signed with an RIAA label or not. You can read all about it over at Daily Kos, including excerpts from the SoundExchange Web site. It's amazing how the RIAA looks more and more like the Mafia each day.

Submission + - 30% Of Businesses Won't Ever Upgrade To Vista

An anonymous reader writes: According to a new survey from InformationWeek, 30% of business surveyed said they had no plans to upgrade their systems to Windows Vista — not ever. On the plus side for Microsoft, one quarter of the 612 survey respondents said they were already using the new OS, 13% said they would do so in the next 12 months, and 27% said their companies would adopt Vista more than a year from now. "While security enhancements remain the primary reason for companies to adopt Windows Vista, concerns about compatibility and cost are still out there," reported survey author Lisa Smith. Does this indicate that Microsoft's hype about unprecented sales of Vista is way out of whack with what people are actually planning, and that application compatibility is the big stumbling block?

Submission + - MySQL hits $50 million revenue, plans IPO

Anonymous Coward writes: "SANTA CLARA, Calif. — MySQL, purveyor of the open-source database of the same name, is on the road to becoming a publicly traded company, bolstered by $50 million in revenue in 2006.

"It's still in the pipeline," Chief Executive Marten Mickos said of the plan to hold an initial public offering of his company's stock. He declined to discuss when the company planned to go public, but said, "We're making good progress, doing all the things we need to get done."

"We're not trying to eat Oracle's lunch. We're trying to eat their dessert." — Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL 2C+plans+IPO/2100-7344_3-6179290.html? "

Submission + - Vista Beta and RC's set tp expire

AlHunt writes: According to Beta and Release Candidate versions of Vista will begin rebooting every 2 hours on June 1.

Apparently, the only way to retain your current settings is to pay $295.00 to MS:

The only in-place upgrade route — one that retains the settings, applications, and data as-is — is from Vista RC1 using a copy of the $259 Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade. Users running either Beta 2 or RC2 can upgrade to Ultimate, but they must do a "clean install," a process that overwrites the hard drive and destroys all data on it.

High price to pay for the privilege of being a MS Beta Tester, I think.

Submission + - Google Tops Microsoft as Most Visited Site

ack154 writes: The SF Chronicle has a story on Google surpassing Microsoft as the world's most visited website for the month of March. Google's 258 million unique visitors narrowly edged out Microsofts 257 million. Also mentioned in the same article is a report claiming Google has become 2007's Most Powerful Brand; beating out Microsoft again, as well as GE and Coca-Cola.

Submission + - You don't have to be smart to be rich

coondoggie writes: "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to make a lot of money, according to a nationwide study that found people of below average intelligence were, overall, just about as wealthy as those in similar circumstances but with higher scores on an IQ test. Furthermore, a number of extremely intelligent people stated they had gotten themselves into financial difficulty. The one financial indicator in which the study found it paid to be smart was income. Those with higher IQ scores tended to get paid more than others. "People don't become rich just because they are smart," said Jay Zagorsky, author of the study and a research scientist at Ohio State University 's Center for Human Resource Research in a statement. "Your IQ has really no relationship to your wealth. And being very smart does not protect you from getting into financial difficulty." 0"

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TodMinuit writes: "Dearest Slashdot: Recently, I've wanted to ask Slashdot something. Unable to come up with a question myself, I thought who better to ask what I should ask Slashdot than Slashdot itself? Surely the very people answering the question are quite capable of coming up with one. So, Slashdot, what should I ask Slashdot?"

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