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Slashdot · 5h ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are The Worst Computer Or IT Related Jokes You Have Heard?

It seems that in just about any field of employment — whether you are a 3D artist, a pastry chef or a lawyer — there is an abundance of jokes related to the profession or to situations commo...
Slashdot · 5h ago

Book Recommendations FOR Bill Gates?

This holiday season, many Slashdot readers are likely to find gifts under the tree because of Bill Gates' book picks. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it seems that turnabout i...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Certain CDC Officials Forbidden To Use Words Like "Science-Based".

On Friday the Washington Post reported that the Trump Administration has forbidden the Centers for Disease Control from using seven terms in certain documents: "science-based", "evidence-bas...
Slashdot · 1d ago

CDC banned from using words such as 'Science-based' or 'Evidence-based'

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, ...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Twitter Allows Racially Motivated Death Threats Against FCC Chair

The day after the Federal Communications Commission 3-2 vote to repeal the Obama-era “Net Neutrality” rules, Twitter is still allowing to be posted continues dozens of death threats attackin...
Slashdot · 1d ago

FBI appears to have investigated – and considered prosecuting – FOIA

Investigative reporting blog and FOIA tool provider Muckrock shows that as far back as 2016, the FBI refused to produce documents that had the names of deceased FBI staff (nullifying any pri...
Slashdot · 2d ago

Mozilla Slipped a 'Mr. Robot'-Promo Plugin into Firefox and Users Are Pissed

Mozilla sneaked a browser plugin that promotes Mr. Robot into Firefox—and managed to piss off a bunch of its privacy-conscious users in the process.The extension, called Looking Glass, is in...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Ask /.: Would you pay for a lower UID?

It seems like Slashdot is always in use of new monetization ideas. Perhaps they should re-confirm which original users are still alive, and then sell the low-digit UIDs in a special fund-rai...
Slashdot · 2d ago

Perhaps the Best Feature Ever Comes to Chrome: Per Site Audio Muting!

Tired of sites that blare obnoxious audio at you from autoplay ads or other videos, often from background tabs, sometimes starting long after you’ve moved other tabs to the foreground? Aren’...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Team Uses Predictive Keyboard To Create New Chapter of Harry Potter

What do you get when a predictive keyboard app tries to write a new Harry Potter story? Apparently, you get Chapter 13 from Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of ...