Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets

samzenpus posted about two weeks ago | from the there-are-some-who-call-me-tim dept.

Space 127

An anonymous reader writes In response to the increased interest by the public in astronomy, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the world authority that names objects in space, is giving the public a chance to name up to 30 planets from a pre-selected group of 305 exoplanets. "Before you get excited about naming HAT-P-7b after your first pet goldfish, it's worth taking a look at the restrictions the IAU places on its minor planet names. The 16 characters or less must be 'pronounceable (in as many languages as possible)' and non-offensive in any language or culture. The names of living persons are verboten, pet names are 'discouraged,' and you can't use a name that is commercial or has political, military, or religious connotations." The proposed names can be submitted by astronomy clubs and non-profit organizations interested in astronomy and votes will be cast by the public from across the world.

cancel ×

127 comments

Smart move... (2)

Mistakill (965922) | about two weeks ago | (#47445081)

... non-offensive in any language or culture...

So they have seen what 4chan can do?

Re:Smart move... (5, Interesting)

slashmydots (2189826) | about two weeks ago | (#47445129)

You underestimate the situation. You've got 4chan. You've got the Star Wars crowd trying to name them Hoth. You've got the Trekkies trying to name it Vulcan. You've got the scientologists trying to name it who the hell even knows what. You've got MS haters trying to name it Windows 9 (because it's so far away). This is like the internet version of World War 3 because there are so many super powers involved.

Re:Smart move... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445153)

Don't forget the Mormons.

Re: Smart move... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47447193)

Mormonia Prime

Re:Smart move... (2)

AK Marc (707885) | about two weeks ago | (#47445225)

They should all be named Colbert 1 through Colbert 305.

Re:Smart move... (1)

slashmydots (2189826) | about two weeks ago | (#47446333)

I can't believe I forgot that one! And Dovahkiin.

Re:Smart move... (2)

wisnoskij (1206448) | about two weeks ago | (#47445231)

Forget all that, this is the internet. These planets are all probably going to be named something akin to "Hitler was right". Mountain Dew Competion [kym-cdn.com]

Re:Smart move... (1)

aNonnyMouseCowered (2693969) | about two weeks ago | (#47445633)

You joke. But the names are probably going to go through some sort of machine filtering that'll eliminate Fuckeroo, Sexoid, or Goatse then vetted by a panel of religious and cultural sensitivity "experts" and everybody else with a loud mouth or a big stick to eliminate names likely to get on somebody's goat like Tiananmen, Bin Laden, Zion, etc. Only then does the Internets get to vote to short list of approved names, pretty much like a Slashdot poll.

Re:Smart move... (1)

slashmydots (2189826) | about two weeks ago | (#47446391)

Well then let's name it Slashdot.

Re:Smart move... (2)

cheesybagel (670288) | about two weeks ago | (#47447841)

you can't use a name that is commercial or has political, military, or religious connotations

Like Jupiter? Or Mercury? All the planet names are names of Gods. Even some constellations have names of demi-gods and the ilk.

Re:Smart move... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445609)

This site is no longer news for nerds - /pol/ picked up on this scam already:
https://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/32334002#p32335643

Re:Smart move... (2)

ChromeAeonium (1026952) | about two weeks ago | (#47446723)

Maybe they'll split the difference and go with Vader Did Nothing Wrong.

Re:Smart move... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446817)

Obligatory: http://xkcd.com/1253/

Re:Smart move... (1)

hcs_$reboot (1536101) | about two weeks ago | (#47446859)

Don't forget the /.ers. Expected names: "frist post", "goetse", "get off my lawn" and "insensitive clod"...

Re:Smart move... (2)

Thud457 (234763) | about two weeks ago | (#47447959)

come on, we can do this!
  • Goat A
  • Goat B

and it naturally follows:

  • Goat C

Re:Smart move... (1)

pjt33 (739471) | about two weeks ago | (#47447043)

Vulcan [wikipedia.org] definitely has "religious connotations".

Re:Smart move... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47447275)

You underestimate the situation. You've got 4chan. You've got the Star Wars crowd trying to name them Hoth. You've got the Trekkies trying to name it Vulcan. You've got the scientologists trying to name it who the hell even knows what. You've got MS haters trying to name it Windows 9 (because it's so far away). This is like the internet version of World War 3 because there are so many super powers involved.

Why is it I'm having a really hard time picturing grown men running around with Vulcan ears and Star Wars lunchboxes arguing with each other in Klingon as your defined "super power" here...

Oh, and they clearly said no religious connotations within the rules. Scientology by every tax law is a religion so unless those idiots want to give up their precious tax exempt status, they'll have no input. And like it.

Re:Smart move... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47447773)

Yeah so is the force. so forget star wars

Re:Smart move... (1)

jandersen (462034) | about two weeks ago | (#47447389)

You've got MS haters trying to name it Windows 9 (because it's so far away)

Ah, but you forget that it potentially habitable.

Why so many restrictions? (1)

rmdingler (1955220) | about two weeks ago | (#47445097)

The creatures who inhabit the World you're naming already call it something else and will not likely be offended if you pay to name it Nemo.

Re:Why so many restrictions? (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about two weeks ago | (#47445201)

I'm pretty sure that the Americas were named differently once. Well, the native population will simply have to get used to a new name once we go there for the oil.

Re:Why so many restrictions? (1)

rmdingler (1955220) | about two weeks ago | (#47445449)

America's like the new Godwin here lately.

Re:Why so many restrictions? (1)

Gavagai80 (1275204) | about two weeks ago | (#47446393)

Since no one people had knowledge of the extent and geography of north and south america or their relation to the other continents before, it wasn't really called anything else.

Re:Why so many restrictions? (2)

nukenerd (172703) | about two weeks ago | (#47447657)

I'm pretty sure that the Americas were named differently once. Well, the native population will simply have to get used to a new name

Actually, untravelled natives do not usually have a name for where they live - they don't need one, it is just "here". "Britain" was so named by the Romans, not the Britons. "England" means the "Land of the Angles", not the sort of name you give to your own place but is what a non-Angle would say.

In the UK, the most common names for rivers are "Ouse" and "Avon". They simply mean "River" in old languages. When I was a kid I lived by the River Wandle. Unless you were explaining it to an outsider, no-body ever referred to it in speech as "The Wandle" it was always just "the river".

Re:Why so many restrictions? (2)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about two weeks ago | (#47448957)

Interestingly, this is sort of the case with Earth. As in, how much is it a proper name and how much a descriptive one?

i hqve a name (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445113)

IPooOnIAU

The audacity of hope? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445123)

Is this the same public that twice voted barry obama president of the U.S.?

Re:The audacity of hope? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445133)

Is this the same public that twice voted barry obama president of the U.S.?

No. You're thinking of a different public.

Re:The audacity of hope? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446623)

Most white people did NOT vote for Obama. Less than half and stuff.

The only reaon Obama is president is that almost all black people voted for him, and that was enough to make up for the fact that most white people did not. If black people had voted like thinking human beings instead of apes, Obama would not be president.

Re:The audacity of hope? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446633)

Connotations (4, Insightful)

Areyoukiddingme (1289470) | about two weeks ago | (#47445125)

No religious connotations. So names like "Jupiter" and "Mars" and "Pluto" are right out. Even names like "Charon" are verboten.

<cough>

Re:Connotations (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445137)

I would like to name it Sodom. The people that live there are Sodomizers. Their moon is called Cornholeion.

Re:Connotations (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445205)

Sounds a lot like Uranus.

Re:Connotations (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | about two weeks ago | (#47445995)

I would like to name it Sodom. The people that live there are Sodomizers.

I believe they would actually be called Sodomites, which is already funny enough.

Re:Connotations (1)

excelsior_gr (969383) | about two weeks ago | (#47445355)

Mars is a chocolate bar, Pluto is Mickey Mouse's dog. On Jupiter, Wikipedia has a lengthy disambiguation list. Take your pic.

Re:Connotations (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445929)

Yeah... And Jesus is the guy who takes care of the lawn.

Re:Connotations (1)

LordKronos (470910) | about two weeks ago | (#47445951)

No religious connotations. So names like "Jupiter" and "Mars" and "Pluto" are right out. Even names like "Charon" are verboten.

<cough>

Even though, to an athiest, they may seem the same, there is definitely a difference between religion and mythology. As far as I know, Jupiter, Mars, and Pluto (and Charon) have mythological connotations, but not religious. I'm not aware of anyone who still worships or believes in the Roman (or Greek) gods.

Re:Connotations (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446077)

I'm pretty sure there are some new age wiccan types that do, though it's certainly not mainstream.

Re:Connotations (2)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | about two weeks ago | (#47446869)

"Mythology" is the polite term for a religion's corpse.

The distinction between religions that are dead and ones that aren't is certainly relevant; but I do get the impression that some prefer to imagine that 'myths' have always been somehow fundamentally different than 'religions', rather than being different now because some of the 'religions' didn't survive.

Re:Connotations (1)

CrimsonAvenger (580665) | about two weeks ago | (#47447933)

*cheers*

Very astute of you, Fuzzy^2 Fungus....

Re:Connotations (1)

vikingpower (768921) | about two weeks ago | (#47446879)

I'm not aware of anyone who still worships or believes in the Roman (or Greek) gods.

I do, in some way. I think of Apollo and, especially, of Pallas Athena as of certain virtues / skills in human shape.

Re:Connotations (1)

cheesybagel (670288) | about two weeks ago | (#47447849)

When most of them were named that way the religions were not dead yet.

IAU authority (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445145)

Before the whiners comes to explain us IAU has no more authority to name astral bodies than anyone else.

If you're in the US: the IAU authority comes from the National Academies joining the IAU. The National Academies got its authority from the US president in 1963 when he signed the Act of Incorporation which created the National Academies.

Re:IAU authority (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445233)

s/1963/1863/

Re:IAU authority (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445367)

That act does not authorize them to be the language police, nor would it be Constitutional if it did.

Re:IAU authority (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47449033)

Of course it would be constitutional. Language is used in interstate commerce.

Get with the program!

The next one: PLUTO (1)

TheRealHocusLocus (2319802) | about two weeks ago | (#47445175)

To atone... and hide our shame.

Or better, "Pluto's Revenge" (1)

Narrowband (2602733) | about two weeks ago | (#47445363)

That's my vote, but there are all kinds of great possibilities: Gallifrey, Alderan, Tatooine, Romulus, Mordor, Asgard, Manticore, Beowulf...

Re:Or better, "Pluto's Revenge" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445637)

Rakis, Ix, Ginaz, Gammu, Tleilax, Wallach, Chapterhouse, Lampadas, Salusa Secundus...

Nice (4, Funny)

nospam007 (722110) | about two weeks ago | (#47445185)

I predict they will be named Colbert1 to Colbert30.

Re:Nice (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445325)

Whatever name wins, I'm sure they will act all offended and name it whatever they want instead because the winning names aren't proper enough.

Why must we name them? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445197)

I question the very need to name them in the first place. Just let them be as they are.

Here's one: FREEDOM (1)

Mister Liberty (769145) | about two weeks ago | (#47445207)

How about Blaeu. Sufficiently enough meaning 'blue' (and thus earth-like), while deficiently enough a real living person's name, yet plenty enough a deceased's
name who did plenty of work in cartoghraphy of the globe you land your feet on every morning.

Crikey (1)

the eric conspiracy (20178) | about two weeks ago | (#47445219)

There's like a hundred gazillion exoplanets in just our galaxy. This cries out for a numerical scheme like the star number from a USNO catalog plus a suffix.

Names are just wrong for this. There just aren't that many names.

Re:Crikey (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445695)

There are an infinite number of names. A name can be made up of any combination of letters/characters and be of any length.

Re:Crikey (2)

arth1 (260657) | about two weeks ago | (#47446347)

There already is a generator.
Expect the first planet to be named Lave, and be famous for its vast rain forests and Laveian tree grub.

Re:Crikey (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47447295)

There's like a hundred gazillion exoplanets in just our galaxy. This cries out for a numerical scheme like the star number from a USNO catalog plus a suffix.

Names are just wrong for this. There just aren't that many names.

...says the person utterly reliant upon DNS.

But hey no, let's try it your way for shits and giggles. Numbers are fun. I'm sure we'll have a blast in IPv6-land.

Dysprosia/Dysprositia (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445241)

Not a catholic so didn't get it up the ass or learn latin as a child, but dysprositor means hard to get at. One of the elemenents is named after it, dysprosium [wikipedia.org]

Re:Dysprosia/Dysprositia (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445255)

Or maybe MacGuffin(ia/is).

Poitot (1)

davydagger (2566757) | about two weeks ago | (#47445271)

Campaign to have a star named poitot.

upvote if you get it.

How come nobody has suggested. . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445849)

PANDORA?
Inoffensive, bound to make plenty of SF fans happy, full of mystery and promise. . . . .

Re: How come nobody has suggested. . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446311)

That's quite offensive to the blue aliens whose planet we are trying to pilfer resources from...

Umm... Idea: (1)

dschnur (61074) | about two weeks ago | (#47445283)

Ceti Alpha V!

(Sorry, just being a geek...)

In reality, I think it's cool that they are going to give names to a few.

In the end, it seems it will wind up to be like trying to assign dns to every possible address in IPv6.

Nice to think about, makes things seem much more in scale, but it's always going to be less than a drop in the oceans.

Re:Umm... Idea: (1)

Scarletdown (886459) | about two weeks ago | (#47445371)

Ceti Alpha V!

(Sorry, just being a geek...)

Of course, that would only be meaningful if Menkar, also known as Alpha Ceti, is discovered to have at least 5 planets.

I would suggest Urectum, but that is already reserved for use in 2620.

Always a con (3, Interesting)

djupedal (584558) | about two weeks ago | (#47445377)

These offers to let the public 'vote' are nothing but promotions to get people to visit websites, etc. In the end, the names will be picked from an internal list that is curated by insiders.

Always a con (1)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446813)

Eyes.nasa.gov/exoplanets [nasa.gov] is a great web site to visit. Now you can map the exoplanets in your night sky and fly to far away systems with a click of your mouse. Sadly no voting there, just stunning 3D visualizations driven by the data in the Caltech Exoplanet Archive [caltech.edu] .

Re:Always a con (1)

Rashdot (845549) | about two weeks ago | (#47447285)

Individuals can't even enter suggestions, only organizations can.

Cthulu (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445415)

Would any of these work? I pretty sure Cthulu would not be acceptable since it is unpronounceable.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraterrestrial_places_in_the_Cthulhu_Mythos

Rename all the planets... (4, Interesting)

UltraZelda64 (2309504) | about two weeks ago | (#47445437)

Under this criteria, not a single planet (or former planet) in this solar system should keep its name, as pretty much all of them run the risk of offending someone who prays to a different diety than the ones that the ancient Romans and Greeks did. Hell, while they're at it, they might as well go through all the astronomical catalogs and weed out all these pesky offensive "religious" names, because they're all over the place. It's pathetic how far people will go these days to attempt to not "offend" even a fly...

Rename all the planets... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446465)

Plus, think how weird it would be to name planets Jesus, Allah, etc.
"Praise Jesus!" would start getting the reply "Yeah, it's a nice planet. Hope to go there some day."

Impossible requirements (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445527)

> non-offensive in any language or culture

I'd say that's pretty much impossible.

Re:Impossible requirements (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445707)

Actually, it's very possible, and likely, as these two things are opposites:

* non-offensive in any language or culture
* not offensive in any language or culture

The SPORE game (1)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445575)

I remember the SPORE game had an algorithm which automatically created names, as there are so many planets in the galaxy you could just simply use that one.

I would auction off naming rights, as for stadiums (1)

Applehu Akbar (2968043) | about two weeks ago | (#47445639)

The proceeds would go directly to astronomical research.

This (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47445655)

won't end well . . .

Start with deceased astronauts... (1)

jpellino (202698) | about two weeks ago | (#47445867)

after that, have at it.

Re:Start with deceased astronauts... (1)

guruevi (827432) | about two weeks ago | (#47445943)

How about cosmonauts? US-centric much!

Re:Start with deceased astronauts... (1)

petes_PoV (912422) | about two weeks ago | (#47446511)

Good idea. But only if they've visited the planets in question.

How about.. (1)

Ugmo (36922) | about two weeks ago | (#47446049)

Can we use "Ceti Alpha Six" on a planet orbiting a star not in the constellation "Ceti"

Dune (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446169)

Arakis. Desert Planet

Easy! (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about two weeks ago | (#47446187)

Goatse I, Goatse II, Goatse III, Goatse IV...

Re:Easy! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47447907)

Sry /. and unicode... can't give you the IPA here, but only link to it.
IPA for goat [wiktionary.org] .
IPA for Götze [wikipedia.org] .
The ö in Götze is pronounced like the u in hurt, and not oa in goat.

PS: beta has broken unicode support, classic still can handle umauts, yet another reason to use classic!

Bob (1)

RevWaldo (1186281) | about two weeks ago | (#47446271)

No one said you have to live on Bob.

.

A worldwide contest ... but only in English (3, Insightful)

petes_PoV (912422) | about two weeks ago | (#47446279)

You go to the IAU website and it's written in english. No language selections for non-english speakers. (Even IKEA.com does better than this). What does the "I" in IAU stand for, again?

You go to the nameexoworlds.org website - same deal.

You read the rules and all submissions (max 250 words) must be in english, too.

Given that this is about astronomical objects that are so far away, to them The Earth doesn't even register as a blip. Therefore to limit the naming process to one single earthly language seems like an extraordinary limitation. Especially when you consider that so many stars have Arabic names - couldn't we be a bit more inclusive?

Re: A worldwide contest ... but only in English (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446337)

Because English is the defacto world language, like it or not. And you certainly suggest names from other languages as long as you use the English alphabet and spell it phonetically.

Re:A worldwide contest ... but only in English (1)

slashmydots (2189826) | about two weeks ago | (#47446397)

Time for a fun trivia question. What language is the majority of the internet written in? (it's a slight majority but it's a majority)

Re:A worldwide contest ... but only in English (2)

petes_PoV (912422) | about two weeks ago | (#47446499)

But it's not about majorities (or minorities, come to that). it's about inclusivity.

If you're going to hold a "world wide" contest, then to not care enough to provide even a few of the most popular non-english languages, seems parochial, if not downright ignorant. You'd think that among all the IAU members, some individuals would have sufficient command of some other languages to be able to offer some alternative translations.

Or did it simply bot occur to the IAU that there may be a few billion non-english speakers who might like an chance to name a planet (not exacly science, is it) with an equal voice to their western counterparts.

Re:A worldwide contest ... but only in English (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47447279)

The language of space is english. and air travel generally.

Re:A worldwide contest ... but only in English (1)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47447167)

HTML, but incrasingly Javascript. These far outweigh any of th content, and bots consumu over 60% of the traffic. Time to name shit with function names and CSS colors?

Re: A worldwide contest ... but only in English (3, Informative)

djdarko (3517817) | about two weeks ago | (#47446419)

English is the international language of science. Anyone who wants to be well-recognized in the global scientific community must publish in English. While it is not the first language of many in the World, it is an extremely dynamic & adaptive language and has become the standard. Unlike more culturally "pure" languages, English readily absorbs words from other languages where no equivalent English word exists, with little resistance.

Re:A worldwide contest ... but only in English (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47447157)

"inclusive"

Bad idea. Haven't you fucks learned to avoid namespace issues from domain squatters? Save the good names for last, which is what the "shitty" rules do.

Re:A worldwide contest ... but only in English (1)

gunner_von_diamond (3461783) | about two weeks ago | (#47447737)

Because of programming. If keywords, etc. are in english in programming languages, why not have english planet names? I.e. include, using, new, delete, if, else, etc. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/alfred... [msdn.com]

Re:A worldwide contest ... but only in English (1)

NotInHere (3654617) | about two weeks ago | (#47448087)

Only the submissions have to be in english, not the names. OP was wrong in this point, I find no hint in the rules that forbid an arabic name. On the contrary:

Proposed names should be:
        16 characters or less in length.
        Preferably one word.
        Pronounceable (in some language)

I think they can address the astronomic organisations in english only, but would do better (nice gesture of being global) if they offered at least the most used languages. You can argue that (?amateur) Scientific organisations, particularly in astronomy, which is highly international (the european(!) telescopes are in chile), usually have the needed knowledge of english.
But when the vote is for the public, it would be a great sign of arrogance if the website won't be language localized.

Recursive (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446479)

But my first pet goldfish was called HAT-P-7b, those insensitive clods.

I like the restrictions (1)

tpstigers (1075021) | about two weeks ago | (#47446757)

Otherwise we'd end up with Dickworld Delta.

Re:I like the restrictions (1)

StripedCow (776465) | about two weeks ago | (#47447281)

The restrictions say:

and non-offensive in any language or culture

Note: "any" not "all".
Now, IANAL, but I think your fears may come true.

I know! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47446913)

Bob.

Pluto-because-the-IAU-can-suck-it (1)

Arancaytar (966377) | about two weeks ago | (#47447135)

(...)

Mr Splashy Pants? (1)

91degrees (207121) | about two weeks ago | (#47447253)

Last time I remember the public being involved in a name, we ended up calling a whale Mr. Splashy Pants.

So, perhaps we'll end up with a name like Gassyball of Frolics or something, but I'm sure the combined might of B3ta and 4chan will manage better.

Lave (0)

Anonymous Coward | about two weeks ago | (#47447623)

It's the only one I can remember.

Load More Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...