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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?"


01:00 pm - Fri, October 19, 2018
Slashdot Is Repair As Important As Innovation?
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from The Economist: Events about making new things are ten a penny. Less common are events about keeping things as good as new. Maintenance lacks the glamour of i
10:00 am - Fri, October 19, 2018
Slashdot IBM Finally Proves That Quantum Systems Are Faster Than Classical Systems
In a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, Dr. Sergey Bravyi and his team reveal that they've developed a mathematical proof which, in specific cases, illustrates the quantum algorithm's in
07:00 am - Fri, October 19, 2018
Slashdot Measurement Shows the Electron's Stubborn Roundness
OneHundredAndTen writes: A new article in Nature reports of a new, extremely precise measurement of the electric dipole moment of the electron. The conclusion is that, within the margin of error of th
03:30 am - Fri, October 19, 2018
Slashdot Microplastics Found In 90 Percent of Table Salt
An anonymous reader quotes a report from National Geographic: New research shows microplastics in 90 percent of the table salt brands sampled worldwide. Of 39 salt brands tested, 36 had microplastics
02:05 am - Fri, October 19, 2018
Slashdot The Army Is Preparing To Send Driverless Vehicles Into Combat
The U.S. Army is getting ready to send driverless trucks into combat. "Next fall, [the Army's] 'Leader-Follower' technology will enable convoys of autonomous vehicles to follow behind one driven by a
01:25 am - Fri, October 19, 2018
Slashdot Twitter Publishes Archive of 10 Million Tweets From Russian, Iranian Bots
AmiMoJo shares a report from Boing Boing: To enable "further research of information operations on Twitter," the company today published a dataset of tweets posted by known Russian and Iranian troll f
12:45 am - Fri, October 19, 2018
Slashdot iPhone's New Parental Controls Block Sex Ed, Allow Violence and Racism
samleecole shares a report from Motherboard: The parental controls in the iPhone's new iOS 12 are blocking innocuous sexual education content on Safari, while allowing websites like the white supremac
12:03 am - Fri, October 19, 2018
Slashdot Internet Provider Groups Sue Vermont Over Net Neutrality Law
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies
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