Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


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 + - Hollywood loses landmark case against Australia's (itnews.com.au)

An anonymous reader writes: The Federal Court has dismissed the film industry's case against iiNet, finding that Australia's No.3 internet provider did not authorise copyright infringement on its network. The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft representing the film industry, has been ordered to pay iiNet's costs. "I find that iiNet simply can't be seen as approving infringement," said Justice Cowdroy. Justice Cowdroy found iiNet users had infringed copyright by downloading films on BitTorrent, but he found that the number of infringers was far less than alleged by AFACT.

Submission + - Europe's LHC to Run at Half-Energy through 2011 (sciencemag.org)

quaith writes: "ScienceInsider reports that Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will run at half its maximum energy through 2011 and likely not at all in 2012. The previous plan was to ramp it up to 70% of maximum energy this year. Under the new plan, the LHC will run at 7 trillion electron-volts (TeV) through 2011. The LHC would then shut down for a year so workers could replace all of its 10,000 interconnects with redesigned ones allowing the LHC to run at its full 14 TeV capacity in 2013. The change raises hopes at the LHC’s lower-energy rival, the Tevatron Collider at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, of being extended through 2012 instead of being shut down next year. Fermilab researchers are hoping that their machine might collect enough data to beat the LHC to the discovery of the Higgs boson, a particle key to how physicists explain the origin of mass."

Comment Re:Antecedent - Behavior - Consequence (Score 0) 512

As an example to support your argument, think of the software that runs modern slot machines. Just enough (small) rewards along the way to keep you interested, so that you spend as long as possible entertained and feeding the machine money (the long term loss is some pre-programmed percentage of the money you sat down at the slot machine with).

Submission + - Google Phone is Coming !

An anonymous reader writes: Google Inc has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in its cell phone project and is courting U.S. and European mobile operators, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Anian, a Reuters company that tracks industry trends for institutional investors, reported last month that Google had engaged Taiwan's High Tech Computer Corp to design a Linux software-based Googlephone for launch in the first quarter of 2008.

Submission + - Admins accuse Microsoft of Draconian Hotmail cap

kurmudgeon writes: The Register is fielding reader tips that Hotmail has placed Draconian limits on the number of Hotmail recipients who can receive an email. The first 10 Hotmail addresses included in a mass email go through just fine, according to these reports. But any additional addresses are returned to sender with a message that reads: "552 Too many recipients." (Microsoft denies it has placed any such restriction on the number of senders.) This would appear to be a violation of RFC 2821, which states: "Rejection of messages (for excessive recipients) with fewer than 100 RCPT commands is a violation of this specification.

Submission + - Intel Rolls Out New X38 Chipset

ThinSkin writes: Two years after their previous chipset, Intel has finally begun rolling out their new X38 architecture, designed to capture the hearts and minds of the computer enthusiast with better performance and room for overclocking. Loyd Case at ExtremeTech has reviewed and benchmarked a pair of X38 motherboards from ASUS and Gigabyte, and has also included a brief primer explaining the X38 chipset. From the article: 'What these boards deliver is potential. They have the potential of pushing memory and CPUs harder than any previous Intel chipset. Both boards have flexible BIOS setup options, stable voltage regulation sections and external heat spreading technology built onto the printed circuit board. Toss in the added headroom Intel is offering in X38, and we could see some spectacular overclocking results in the future.'

Slashdot Top Deals

We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"