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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?"


07:00 am - Fri, April 20, 2018
Slashdot Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak
Nicholas Confessore reports via The New York Times: An auditing firm responsible for monitoring Facebook for federal regulators told them last year that the company had sufficient privacy protections
03:30 am - Fri, April 20, 2018
Slashdot Since 2016, Half of All Coral In the Great Barrier Reef Has Died
A new paper, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, reports that the Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half of its corals since 2016. The authors inspected every one of its reefs, surveying th
02:05 am - Fri, April 20, 2018
Slashdot Cloudflare: FOSTA Was a 'Very Bad Bill' That's Left the Internet's Infrastructure Hanging
Last week, President Donald Trump signed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) into law. It's a bill that penalizes any platform found "facilitating prostitution," and has caused many advocacy
01:25 am - Fri, April 20, 2018
Slashdot AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Processors Launched and Benchmarked
MojoKid writes: AMD launched its 2nd Generation Ryzen processors today, based on a refined update to the company's Zen architecture, dubbed Zen+. The chips offer higher clocks, lower latencies, and a
12:45 am - Fri, April 20, 2018
Slashdot LA Councilman Asks City Attorney To 'Review Possible Legal Action' Against Waze
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Yet another Los Angeles city councilman has taken Waze to task for creating "dangerous conditions" in his district, and the politician is now "as
12:03 am - Fri, April 20, 2018
Slashdot Apple Has a New iPhone Recycling Robot Named 'Daisy'
Apple has unveiled a new robot called Daisy that's designed to recycle nine different versions of the iPhone. The new robot is an update to Liam, the recycling robot the company announced back in 2016
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