Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


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 Absolutely not (Score 1) 387

How is Facebook going to "prevent" a Trump Presidency? Censorship? Biased coverage? Free political ads for his opponent?

Facebook as a company should stay out of it and let the democratic process work. Everyone who supports a losing Presidential candidate has to accept the will of their fellow voters, whether he's an odious, obnoxious boor or not.

If you, as a person, don't like Trump, volunteer for the campaigns of his opponents and vote against him. Don't leverage your status as a Facebook employee to suppress democracy.


McCain Decries "Hobbits," Accused of Ringbearing 722

Oxford_Comma_Lover writes "Senator McCain decried Tea Party 'Hobbits' on Wednesday for their failure to support the GOP's debt deal, at times reading from a WSJ editorial that began the analogy. The Tea Party fired back, with a prominent member noting on CNN that McCain had been corrupted by the ring of power. The full text of his floor remarks should be in the Congressional Record later today."

Comment IQ 100 (Score 1) 320

Popular culture is popular because it appeals to the most people.

Geek culture is geeky because it appeals to the IQ 120+ crowd.

A large percentage of the population will never get geek culture, so it will never be popular.


Drinkable Languages Offered At LA Time-Travel Mart 62

An anonymous reader writes "Via the sci-fi blog io9 comes a fantastic project that not only has a great premise but backs a great cause. The San Francisco writing center called 826 Valencia works to teach kids passion for the written word. The program really works, and has expanded to other cities across the country in an effort to get more young people writing. To fund these outreach programs, the organization has opened some ... unique businesses in their new locales. The LA chapter, for example, features a Time Travel mart. The imaginative place features dozens of products like Robot Milk, Viking Oderant, and Olde Fashioned English Gunpowder. Other centers around the country offer similar themed experiences, like the NYC Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. or Seattle's Greenwood Space Travel Supply Corporation."

Slashdot Top Deals

"The pyramid is opening!" "Which one?" "The one with the ever-widening hole in it!" -- The Firesign Theatre