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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?"


06:00 am - Mon, June 25, 2018
Slashdot Microsoft Quietly Cuts Off Windows 7 Support For Older Intel Computers
An anonymous reader shares a report: If your PC doesn't run Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2, you apparently won't be getting any more Win7 patches. At least, that's wha
02:30 am - Mon, June 25, 2018
Slashdot India Eyeing a New Monster 100GW Solar-Capacity Goal
AmiMoJo writes: In a confirmed report India's energy minister suggested that the country is considering issuing a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar energy, which may be tied to solar panel-manufacturi
12:35 am - Mon, June 25, 2018
Slashdot Changes in WebAssembly Could Render Meltdown and Spectre Browser Patches Useless
Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Upcoming additions to the WebAssembly standard may render useless some of the mitigations put up at the browser level against Meltdown and Spectre atta
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