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Space

Hundreds of Black Holes Roam Loose In Milky Way 254

sciencehabit writes "From Science: 'Astronomers suspect that hundreds of medium-sized black holes are roaming loose in the Milky Way. These rogues, according to a new study, are the orphaned central black holes of the many smaller galaxies that the Milky Way has swallowed over its billions of years of existence.'"

Comment Obligatory Clerks Reference (Score 5, Insightful) 958

Blue-Collar Man: Excuse me. I don't mean to interrupt, but what were you talking about?
Randal: The ending of Return of the Jedi.
Dante: My friend is trying to convince me that any contractors working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when the space station was destroyed by the rebels.
Blue-Collar Man: Well, I'm a contractor myself. I'm a roofer... (digs into pocket and produces business card) Dunn and Reddy Home Improvements. And speaking as a roofer, I can say that a roofer's personal politics come heavily into play when choosing jobs.
Randal: Like when?
Blue-Collar Man: Three months ago I was offered a job up in the hills. A beautiful house with tons of property. It was a simple reshingling job, but I was told that if it was finished within a day, my price would be doubled. Then I realized whose house it was.
Dante: Whose house was it?
Blue-Collar Man: Dominick Bambino's.
Randal: "Babyface" Bambino? The gangster?
Blue-Collar Man: The same. The money was right, but the risk was too big. I knew who he was, and based on that, I passed the job on to a friend of mine.
Dante: Based on personal politics.
Blue-Collar Man: Right. And that week, the Foresci family put a hit on Babyface's house. My friend was shot and killed. He wasn't even finished shingling.
Randal: No way!
Blue-Collar Man: (paying for coffee) I'm alive because I knew there were risks involved taking on that particular client. My friend wasn't so lucky. (pauses to reflect) You know, any contractor willing to work on that Death Star knew the risks. If they were killed, it was their own fault. A roofer listens to this... (taps his heart) not his wallet.
Movies

Submission + - Lucas admits Han shot first (sort of)

dar writes: Not satisfied with changing history, now George Lucas is joking about it. On this site are pictures of what must be the work in progress on the upcoming 4th Indy film. In the pics are George talking with Harrison Ford. Lucas is wearing a Han shot first shirt like this one.
I think he's having us on.
Microsoft

Submission + - Hungary Officials Raid Microsoft Office (foxnews.com)

Steve writes: "Hungary's state Competition Authority raided the offices of Microsoft Corp.'s local subsidiary as part of a probe into the company's relationship with large software distributors. The raid took place at the offices of Microsoft Magyarorszag Kft., and was spurred by reports of Microsoft using a potentially illegal trade practice referred to as "loyalty discounts". The intent "loyalty discounts" is to influence distributors so they won't offer clients anything but Microsoft Office products, a behavior that may violate European Union rules."

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