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

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 12 declined, 3 accepted (15 total, 20.00% accepted)

Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×

Submission + - Huge Headhunting Firm Steals Blogger's Job Concept (aroundtheworldin80jobs.com)

fuzzybunny writes: Turner Barr has been traveling the world for several years, taking various jobs and documenting the process of working abroad in a large number of countries. Recently, he discovered

that {his} entire brand, image and web personality was swiped for use in a marketing campaign by some massive multi-billion dollar a year company, without ever being asked for permission or acknowledged. The video for their marketing campaign was particularly creepy for {him}, as even {his} age and personality didn’t escape the level of detail spent on creating this doppelganger (they used a paid actor of course).

A low move, but par for the course?

Moon

Submission + - Pluto Vote "Hijacked"

fuzzybunny writes: The BBC reports that the IAU's controversial Prague vote on demoting Pluto from planet status was irregular. "There were 2,700 astronomers in Prague during that 10-day period. But only 10% of them voted this afternoon. Those who disagreed and were determined to block the other resolution showed up in larger numbers than those who felt 'oh well, this is just one of those things the IAU is working on'."
Moon

Submission + - Pluto loses Planet Status

fuzzybunny writes: The IAU has voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet. More on BBC. Ceres, Charon and 2003 UB313 were also not accepted as planets at the meeting in Prague.

Slashdot Top Deals

The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it. -- Anthony Burgess

Working...