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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?"


07:34 pm - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot One Year After Net Neutrality Repeal, America's Democrats Warn 'The Fight Continues'
CNET just published a fierce pro-net neutrality editorial co-authored by Nancy Pelosi, the soon-to-be Majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, with Mike Doyle, the expected Chairman of th
06:34 pm - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot Was Commodore's Amiga 'A Computer Ahead of Its Time'?
Long-time Slashdot reader Mike Bouma quotes Gizmodo:Despite being ahead of its time when it was unveiled in 1985, the Commodore Amiga didn't survive past 1996. The machine, which went up against with
05:34 pm - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot Doctor Who Won't Return Until 2020
AmiMoJo quotes the BBC: The next series of Doctor Who won't start until 2020, it's been confirmed. Series 11 ended on Sunday night, but after the festive special on New Year's Day, Jodie Whittaker won
04:34 pm - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot Screen Time Changes Structure of Kids' Brains, NIH Study Shows
schwit1 shared this article from Bloomberg:Brain scans of adolescents who are heavy users of smartphones, tablets and video games look different from those of less active screen users, preliminary res
03:34 pm - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot OpenJDK Bug Report Complains Source Code 'Has Too Many Swear Words'
Thursday a bug report complained that the source code for OpenJDK, the free and open-source implementation of Java, "has too many swear words." An anonymous reader writes:"There are many instances of
01:00 pm - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot Could You Live Without a Smartphone For a Year?
shanen writes about Vitaminwater's latest "publicity stunt," where they will pay $100,000 to one select contestant who can live without their smartphone for a year: All you have to do is come up with
10:00 am - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot Tesla Model 3 Modded To Run Ubuntu
140Mandak262Jamuna writes: CleanTechnica is reporting that someone hacked the infotainment system of a Tesla Model 3 and got root access and installed Linux distribution Ubuntu. Redditor trsohmers is
07:00 am - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot NASA's Hubble Telescope Discovers An 'Evaporating' Planet
Researchers at the University of Geneva Switzerland have used NASA's Hubble telescope to find an exoplanet that's evaporating. The exoplanet, GJ 3470b, shows signs of losing hydrogen in its atmosphere
03:30 am - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot Experts Urge US To Continue Support For Nuclear Fusion Research
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: A panel of 19 scientists drawn from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommended yesterday that the Department
02:20 am - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot Number of Streaming Shows Overtakes Basic Cable, Broadcast For First Time
schwit1 shares a report from Variety: Streaming services snatched their biggest piece of the TV pie ever in 2018. According to FX's annual report on the number of scripted originals on TV, the number
01:40 am - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot Cloudflare Under Fire For Allegedly Providing DDoS Protection For Terrorist Websites
Cloudflare is facing accusations that it's providing cybersecurity protection for at least seven terrorist organizations. "On Friday, HuffPost reported that it has reviewed numerous websites run by te
01:00 am - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot Porn Sites Collect More User Data Than Netflix Or Hulu
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: The biggest and perhaps best source of data about what people like to watch on the internet and what they would pay for doesn't come from streaming gia
12:20 am - Sat, December 15, 2018
Slashdot T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Will Reportedly Be Cleared By US National Security Panel
According to CNBC, T-Mobile and Sprint are expecting their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies said they would consid
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