Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×

Submission + - Slashdot Poll 3

Nom du Keyboard writes: How many incandescent light bulbs have you replaced in your house with fluorescent equivalents?

None – and never will.
Waiting for LEDs/Light Bulb Next.
I use pre-incandescent lighting technology
Operating Systems

Submission + - Linux Hate Lives On

An anonymous reader writes: The Linux Hater finally went insane and had to shut down his Blog. But don't worry, The Paraplegic Penguin has taken over the cause!

In his first Blog post "The packaging joke", he hits the ball out of the park. This scathing (but true) article about the linux repository system "STANDING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE" of progress ends with the following:

Upgrading the whole motherf**king operating system every 6 months is not a solution! It's an example of how out of touch with reality some developers can be. Instead of acknowledging all these shortcomings you continue to make excuses for the status quo. You pathetic motherf**kers.

What are we to do when "The repository system is flawed beyond any recognition. And most of the distros are using it not because it's better, as they claim, but because they CAN'T do things the Windows / OS X way. It would take an enormous amount of time and resources to do it, so they keep going the wrong way 'cause there's nothing else to do"?


MTV Launches Music Video Site 192

An anonymous reader writes "MTV Music has just launched a website where they offer over 16,000 music videos — like YouTube, but with fewer notices and DMCA takedowns. They've also set up development tools for third parties to incorporate the content into their own creations. Users creating accounts at the site face other challenges, however, such as the six separate agreements and privacy statements that must be accepted via a single checkbox. Thankfully, at the time of writing the MTV Music website was making this process easier on its Firefox 3 visitors by automatically checking the accept box whenever any agreement is viewed."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - God Sued Over Pestilence And Terror 1

An anonymous reader writes: A Nebrasken Court is being asked to make the ultimate judgement on the ultimate judge himself; God. Although there is some debate as to his, or indeed, her sex. According to the prosecutor, the accuased is guilty 'for causing "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues" and other alliterative catastrophes.' Neither God nor his/her spokespersons could be contacted for comment.

Slashdot Top Deals

Take an astronaut to launch.