Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


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! ×

Comment Re: Apple made the same mistake (Score 1) 390

They even came out with a cheap version just like back then with the Apple IIe. Jobs must have seen the parallel given how angry he got the second time:

I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Appleâ(TM)s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong... Iâ(TM)m willing to go to thermonuclear war on this.

Comment MS (Score 1) 182

counterfeit Windows products sold on the streets in the Far East may have helped Microsoft â" by cementing their position as the technology standard

This is highly debateable. Why not use Photoshop as an example.

Comment Re: Released? (Score 1) 89

No where is "speedy trial" defined as a particular length of time. In practice it works like "as soon as possible" considering all the recognized reasons/loopholes for a delay. Other than gitmo inmates nobody "invokes" their right to a speedy trial anymore than they invoke their right to a Republican form of government.

Comment Re: Cell phones must stop broadcasting MAC address (Score 5, Informative) 189

What he meant was "The 802.11 protocol does not require cell phones to broadcast their MAC addresses when disconnected from an AP" Sure you need to send the MAC address to connect - he knows that. You don't need to send anything if you don't want to connect. It's not hard to write an app that turns off wifi outside of particular physical area. That addresses the concern they're talking about. They don't care about background data usage on the phone when they're not using it.

Slashdot Top Deals

In any formula, constants (especially those obtained from handbooks) are to be treated as variables.