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  • newAfter 15 Years, Maine's Laptops-in-Schools Initiative Fails To Raise Test Scores
    For years Maine has been offering laptops to high school students -- but is it doing more harm than good? An anonymous reader writes:One high school student says "We hardly ever use paper," while another student "says he couldn't imagine social stud…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Aug 17, 4:09am -
  • newAsk Slashdot: What Would You Pay To See Open Sourced?
    jbrase writes:It's in the interest of the open-source community to make open-source development as profitable as possible. One potential means of making money from open source is crowdfunding, [but] proprietary vendors aren't likely to be enthusasti…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Aug 17, 2:04am -
  • newFBI Warns US Private Sector To Cut Ties With Kaspersky
    An anonymous reader quotes CyberScoop:The FBI has been briefing private sector companies on intelligence claiming to show that the Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab is an unacceptable threat to national security, current and former se…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 11:59pm -
  • newGoogle Warns Webmasters About Insecure HTTP Web Forms
    In April Chrome began marking HTTP pages as "not secure" in its address bar if the pages had password or credit card fields. They're about to take the next step. An anonymous reader quotes SearchEngineLand:Last night, Google sent email notifications…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 10:54pm -
  • newMicrosoft Avoids Washington State Taxes, Gives Nevada Schoolkid A Surface Laptop
    theodp writes: The Official Microsoft Blog hopes a letter from a Nevada middle schooler advising Microsoft President Brad Smith to "keep up the good work running that company" will "inspire you like it did us." Penned as part of a math teacher's assi…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 9:49pm -
  • newPaul Allen Finds Long-Lost World War II Cruiser, the USS Indianapolis
    An anonymous reader quotes the US Naval Institute News:Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship's wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday -- more than 18,000…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 8:44pm -
  • newShould Plex Stop Allowing Users To Opt Out of Data Collection?
    Slashdot reader bigdogpete writes: Many users of Plex got an email that said they were changing their privacy policy which goes into effect on 20 September 2017. While most of the things are pretty standard, users found it odd that they were now not…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 7:34pm -
  • newEFF Honors Chelsea Manning, an IFEX Leader, And TechDirt's Editor
    An anonymous reader quotes the Electronic Frontier Foundation:Whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning, Techdirt editor and open internet advocate Mike Masnick, and IFEX executive director and global freedom of expression defender Annie Game are t…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 6:34pm -
  • newOracle Now Wants To Give Java EE to an Open Source Foundation
    An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld:Oracle wants to end its leadership in the development of enterprise Java and is looking for an open source foundation to take on the role. The company said Thursday that the upcoming Java EE (Enterprise Edition)…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 5:34pm -
  • newHacker Helps Family Recover Minivan After Losing One-Of-A-Kind Car Key
    An anonymous reader writes: A hacker and a mechanic have helped a family regain access to their hybrid car after they've lost their one-of-a-kind car key while on vacation. The car in question is a Toyota Estima minivan, which a Canadian family bough…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 4:34pm -
  • newMarcus Hutchins' Code Used In Malware May Have Come From GitHub
    troublemaker_23 quotes ITWire: A security researcher says code has been discovered that was written by British hacker Marcus Hutchins that was apparently 'borrowed' by the creator of the banking trojan Kronos. The researcher, known as Hasherezade, po…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:34pm -
  • newUS State Department Suffers Worldwide Email Outage
    An anonymous reader quotes USA Today:The U.S. State Department's email system underwent a worldwide outage Friday, affecting all its unclassified communications within and outside of the department.The system was fully restored by Friday afternoon…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 2:34pm -

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    • Stop Saying Mansplaining Isn’t a Big Deal. It is.
      Last week I wrote what happened when I tried Soylent. If you missed it, a quick summary: I became the human equivalent of what happens when you drop Mentos into a Diet Coke. Soylent aficionados were not happy. Their rage was understandable. After all…
      - 26 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 4:31pm -
    • I Tried Soylent. It Didn’t Go Well.
      Last week, I decided to try Soylent. For those unfamiliar with this “food” product, Soylent is a high-protein drink designed to appeal to lifehackers, dieters, and doomsday cult members who are maybe a little shy and don’t want to come out of t…
      - 34 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 6:52pm -
    • Reading All Over The Place for Your Book Club? Invite Me.
        I need to tell you about one of the cooler things that ever happened to me. And I know some of you are like, “Ugh, no, Geraldine this whole neurotic, insufferable girl with the awesome life thing is wearing thin” and I KNOW IT IS, PEOPLE. It i…
      - 37 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 8:58pm -
    • Stop Telling Bloggers They Aren’t Writers
      Being a writer means that you’ll never have a shortage of criticism, whether it is offered up to you in heaping scoops of vitriol from faceless masses on the internet, or you gather it yourself from your never ending well of neurotic self-doubt. Ho…
      - 39 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 12:13am -
    • The Potato Tornado, Dinosaurs, and The Richmond Night Market
      Whenever people recognize me in real life (which isn’t terribly often – the one who is almost always spotted is Rand, and from there they are able to conclude that the loyal hobbit by his side is me), they often stare blankly before asking, “Wh…
      - 44 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 8:55pm -
    • The Whisper at The Finish Line
      I’ve heard that writers are never really done with the books they’ve written. That there are sentences they’d wished they could change, long after the book goes to print. That even after it hits the shelves and the reviews are in, it haunts the…
      - 54 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 8:38pm -
    • Stop Telling Me to Stay in My Lane. There Are No Lanes Anymore.
        I was doing a radio spot a few weeks ago and the interviewer noted that my blog and my Twitter feed had become increasingly political in recent months. I laughed and noted that the same was true for nearly everyone I knew. Over the course of a yea…
      - 61 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 8:41pm -
    • The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico
      I broke my long-held rule about not taking photos of artwork while at The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. I don’t know if my views on the matter have changed or not. Perhaps they’ve shifted only slightly. I still get angry at people using flashes to l…
      - 67 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 5:25pm -

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      • The Best in May Brain News
        Discover the latest May brain news and research in our latest monthly digest. Psych Central : Early Life Brain Stimulation Linked to Robust Mental Health Looking to combat cognitive decline? A new study has found that brain stimulating activities li…
        - 95 days ago, 17 May 17, 12:00pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Play Pathfinder For Free!
        We’re happy to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Pathfinder! It’s a Premium visual-spatial game. Test your skills with this exciting brain game in our app or on Fitbrains.com. Designed by neuroscientists and game experts, you’ll love P…
        - 3 May 17, 12:00pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Try Tap Targets For Free!
        We’re thrilled to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Tap Targets! Are you up for a challenge? Designed by neuroscientists and game experts, Tap Targets is not only addictive but rewarding. Try this latest speed of thinking game anytime, any…
        - 21 Apr 17, 10:25am -
      • Socializing This Easter: The Fun Easy Brain Boost!
        Did you know that socializing with friends and family during a holiday like Easter is a great way to boost your mental, emotional and physical health? Maintaining connections with friends and family is one of the easiest ways to provide a novel envir…
        - 15 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
      • The Diet Secret To Eat Your Way To A Healthy Brain!
        Diets – love them or hate them? Most of us hate them. But, did you know that there’s a diet that’s not only good for your brain but easy to follow? Yes, that’s right. In fact, there are 2 according to US News and World Report’s yearly ranki…
        - 27 Mar 17, 4:55pm -
      • New Brain Game of The Month: Play Grow Words For Free!
        We’re delighted to introduce our New Brain Game of the Month, Grow Words! It’s a Premium language game. What better way to work your linguistic skills than with an exciting game? Get a headstart into Spring from now until mid March with unlimited…
        - 10 Mar 17, 1:00pm -
      • Want To Get Better Brain Function For Life? Here’s How.
        Do you want your brain to perform at its best, in the present and in the future? How can you achieve this? Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a study of 17 “superagers,” seniors who have the brain function of 20 year olds…
        - 24 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • How To Get Someone To Fall & Stay In Love With You
        Are you going to be one of the 61.8% people who celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Whether you’re in love or not, your feelings stem from your brain and not your heart. Yes, that’s right. On average, it takes the human mind 1.5 to 4…
        - 14 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • New Game of The Month: Try Roshambo For Free!
        We’re excited to introduce February’s New Game of the Month! Here’s an early Valentine’s gift for you. From now until Feb. 15, get unlimited access to this exclusive Premium game for free! Engage and stimulate your logic skills. Are you up f…
        - 9 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
      • Brain Hacks To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
        As the end of January looms around the corner, will you be one of the 58% of people who will stick to their New Year’s resolutions after the first month? According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, more 90% of us break them. It’s not jus…
        - 17 Jan 17, 10:33am -
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