Ruby is our new Apparel and Accessories store with over 400 major
clothing brands (including Gap, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Lands' End,
Target, Eddie Bauer, Foot Locker, and many more). Our goal is to
provide complete apparel selection and offer it the Amazon way--with
easy navigation, a single shopping cart, your ordering and payment
information already on file, etc. Of course, none of this would be
possible without our many apparel store partners (we're thankful to
have such an amazing group of companies working with us).
Slashdot | Grab A Bunk In The Dot-Com Dorm
airrage writes "According to this Washington Post article
, the University of Maryland has created "dot com" like dorms complete will all the necessary executive perks: wood desks, leather chairs, wireless, whiteboards; all to encourage entrepreneurship. Apparently, it's working too. Twenty of the students have created their own start-up firms, and six are already generating revenue."
Recycling fans to AOL: You'll get mail
The duo dreamed up the idea for their No More AOL CDs.com site after a "bad-movie night" last year. The two had rented a film and found a free AOL CD in the bag. Once home, Lieberman found another CD in his mailbox. "We said 'enough,' registered the URL, and then it just sort of happened," McKenna wrote in an e-mail.
The CD-collection effort is gathering steam of late, with McKenna and Lieberman, who work in the information technology industry, spending about an hour each night organizing the discs in McKenna's backyard. They estimate that 1 million of the discs will weigh about 17 tons, and they'll have to drive an armada of trucks to get them across the country.
Blog site back up after hack attack
Pyra sparked up its popular Blogger.com site again Friday after shutting it down earlier in the day in response to a hacker attack. The hack compromised individual accounts, locking out site users from their blogs. Pyra has taken the machine that was compromised offline and restored the Blogger site from its redundant servers, said Jason Shellen, the company's director of business development. Users whose accounts were compromised should be able to access them again, he said.
Slashdot | Visiting the World, as a Geek?
Han Onymous asks: "In nine months my contract as a research assistent at my Alma Mater will come to an end. It will not be renewed, I don't want it to be anyway. But outside the economy is too ill to welcome me. I am young. I am healthy. And I want to see the world before I've got the wife and the kids and the double mortgage. I have no money saved, and I don't plan to save some until then. What can a skillful geek (electrical, electronical and software engineer, speaks three languages fluently) like me do to see the world. Volunteer ? Working for a multinational with exchange programs? Something with no connection at all to the tech world? Please share your experience."
North Korea Says Has Nukes
In a startling revelation, North Korea has told the United States it has a secret nuclear weapons program in violation of an 1994 agreement with the United States, the White House said Wednesday night. Spokesman Sean McCormack said North Korea was in "material breach" of the agreement under which it promised not to develop nuclear weapons.
New clues found in sniper hunt
The Washington-area sniper's latest slaying has yielded the most detailed clues yet in the search for the elusive killer: information about license plates and the description of a man in a white van seen fleeing the attack. In another development, the Pentagon has agreed to provide aerial surveillance in the hunt for a sniper who has terrorized the Washington, D.C., suburbs for the past two weeks, killing nine and injuring two.
TIME Magazine: How Science Solves Crimes
How a killer's diabolical methods and terrifying effect have launched an investigation like no other, with new methods and armies of cops on the case. A look behind the police-tape lines
Wal-Mart cues up a rival to Netflix - Tech News - CNET.com
Wal-Mart is testing a new DVD subscription-rental program, further clouding the future of Web-based mail-order service Netflix. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail behemoth said it plans to gather feedback from an initial group of customers and to fine-tune the service before launching it nationally next year. The service is similar to that offered by Netflix, the pioneer of online DVD subscription rentals. Customers pay a fixed monthly fee and receive by U.S. mail a limited number of DVDs for as long as they want with no due dates, late fees or postal charges. Wal-Mart plans to charge $18.86 per month. Netflix's main plan charges $19.95, a price at which customers can rent as many movies as they want during a month but can have only three out at a given time.
Slashdot | Indian Government Chooses Linux for Academia
Nilesh Chaudhari writes "Following the footsteps of various governments around the world, the Indian Government has decided to standardize on Linux and open source software for academic purposes. The Department of Information Technology says, 'As a first step we are persuading all government institutions to offer courses on Linux and programming for Linux environment. We would also set up Linux Resource Centres in academic institutes (with co-funding from government and industry).' Going by the high targets they have set for mass adoption of IT, this is a step in the absolute right direction."
Slashdot | Possible Signs of Life Detected On Venus
MoThugz writes "This article from the The Houston Chronicle discusses the discovery of mysterious swirling patches on the surface of the planet which may be communities of bacteria. These bacteria might be a genetically-enhanced version of the thermophiles which are known to survive in extreme temperatures. The article suggested the bacteria could be using ultraviolet light from the sun as an energy source, which would explain the presence of strange dark patches on ultraviolet images of the planet."
Site for the Truly Geeky Makes a Few Bucks
That's the geeky essence of Slashdot.org, an online publication with a fanatical community of millions of readers that combines a rich view of technology with quick, off-kilter wit.
Could it be that this is the 21st-century model for Internet publishing?
The highest-flying print publications of the dot-com bubble burbled about technology and the businesses that it fertilized. But now they and their glossy paper have fallen to earth. Just last week, Forbes ASAP and Upside joined the once-fat Industry Standard in the glossies' graveyard. "There is no market for a dedicated new-economy publication," said Monie Begley, a spokeswoman for Forbes.
CNN.com - New clean, quiet cars guzzle hydrogen
They don't use gasoline or electricity, but these new Honda and Mercedes-Benz cars can whiz by at speeds up to 93 mph. The new fuel cell cars are powered by hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, and they are pollution and noise free. The mayor of smog-choked Los Angeles, Jim Hahn, likes them so much he signed a lease with Honda this week that will put city employees behind the wheel of five of the experimental cars by year's end.
CNN.com - At least 182 dead in Bali bombings
Indonesian government officials Sunday called attacks that killed at least 182 people in two Bali nightclubs the work of terrorists, with Indonesian police Chief Da'e Bakhtiar labeling the blasts "the worst act of terrorism in the country's history."
Slashdot | History and Perspective on BeOS
prepp writes "Avid BeOS user Robert Renling posts his first article about the Be Operating System." An interesting little article, with the amusing conclusion that BeOS isn't dead after all! Ah Zealots. Aren't we fun?
Slashdot | Gentoo Linux Reloaded
nitro322 writes "Daniel Robbins, the leading developer for Gentoo Linux
, has written an excellent O'Reilly Network article
covering many of the various features of Gentoo, what's coming in version 1.4 (due out SOON), and why you should give it a try. If you haven't tried Gentoo yet, what are you waiting for?"
Slashdot | GameToo Much...... And Die!
A 24-year-old South Korean man died after playing computer games nonstop for 86 hours, police said yesterday. The jobless man, identified by police only by his last name Kim, was found dead at an Internet cafe in Kwangju, 260 kilometres southwest of Seoul, they said. Quoting witnesses, police detective Oh Myong-sik in Kwangju said the man had been virtually glued to the computer since late last Friday and had no decent sleep and meals. The man collapsed in front of the counter early yesterday but soon regained consciousness. He then went to the toilet where he later was found dead, the police officer said. Initial investigation ruled out the possibility of murder, police said. An autopsy was planned. Source Article can be found in The Sydney Morning Herald.