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"Slashdot" is a sort of obnoxious parody of a URL. When I originally registered the domain, I wanted to make the URL silly, and unpronounceable. Try reading out the full URL to http://slashdot.org and you'll see what I mean. Of course my cocky little joke has turned around and bit me in the butt because now I am called upon constantly to tell people my URL or email address. I can't tell you how many people respond confused "So do I spell out the 'dot' or is that just a period?"


08:04 am - Sun, February 25, 2018
Slashdot How Are Sysadmins Handling Spectre/Meltdown Patches?
Esther Schindler (Slashdot reader #16,185) writes that the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have become "a serious distraction" for sysadmins trying to apply patches and keep up with new fixes, sh
05:04 am - Sun, February 25, 2018
Slashdot House Democrats' Counter-Memo Released, Alleging Major Factual Inaccuracies
Long-time Slashdot reader Rei writes: Three weeks ago, on a party-line vote, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee voted to release a memo from committee chair and Trump transition team member Devin N
02:04 am - Sun, February 25, 2018
Slashdot Visa Claims Chip Cards Reduced Fraud By 70%
An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica:Although only 59 percent of US storefronts have terminals that accept chip cards, fraud has dropped 70 percent from September 2015 to December 2017 for those re
12:04 am - Sun, February 25, 2018
Slashdot New Tech Industry Lobbying Group Argues 'Right to Repair' Laws Endanger Consumers
chicksdaddy brings this report from Security Ledger:The Security Innovation Center, with backing of powerful tech industry groups, is arguing that letting consumers fix their own devices will empower
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