×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Bad Lockup Bug Plagues Linux

Aboroth Obviously (257 comments)

This can only mean one thing: not enough systemd. systemd needs to expand much further and start replacing the Linux kernel itself to ensure this kind of thing won't happen.

about three weeks ago
top

Entrepreneur Injects Bitcoin Wallets Into Hands

Aboroth Re:2mm by 12mm (77 comments)

You want inert? Do you even know what teflon *is*? Teflon (PTFE) is used for catheter linings, sutures, synthetic blood vessels, and more. So, it's relatively bio-compatible.

about a month ago
top

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Aboroth Re:My predictions (267 comments)

It's easy to make the droids thread through everything when you suck at writing. They have no character development, nor capacity for it.

about a month and a half ago
top

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Aboroth Re:My predictions (267 comments)

I almost forgot:

7.) An awkwardly shoehorned in love story, possibly satisfying prediction 4 simultaneously.

about a month and a half ago
top

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Aboroth My predictions (267 comments)

Here's what I expect, in so specific order.

1.) Lens flares, so you can't see what's happening clearly!
2.) Shaky cam, so you can't focus on anything happening!
3.) Ultra-close-up action, so you don't know who is doing what in fights!
4.) Previously known characters acting against their established personalities, for no good reason, and against all reason in general.
5.) Teal and orange! In every scene, teal and orange will provide the color contrast.
6.) C-3PO and R2-D2 will appear for some stupid fucking reasons and tie into the mythos in even more unlikely and retarded ways.

about a month and a half ago
top

The One App You Need On Your Resume If You Want a Job At Google

Aboroth Ugh (205 comments)

"Data is the sword of the 21st century, those who wield it the samurai."

That's the douchiest way of saying "knowledge is power" that I have ever heard.

about 2 months ago
top

Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones

Aboroth Mental masturbation (127 comments)

By only looking at the data for what you have eaten the past few weeks, I can predict what you will eat tomorrow, with some random accuracy. (Assumptions: no friends, no changing tastes, constant values for availability and prices of all foods, no problems with traffic or weather, no sickness, etc).

This seems like pointless mental masturbation.

about 3 months ago
top

Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor

Aboroth Re:did you find this much romance in grad school? (226 comments)

They aren't in grad school, they are researchers at a university. 3 of them have PhDs, the other has a Masters, and he's made fun of constantly for it.

about 4 months ago
top

Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Aboroth Re:Stupid design, appalling (131 comments)

Erm, that is, the 4G cap is too low for too much money. That's what I get for not adjusting my sleep schedule properly.

about 4 months ago
top

Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Aboroth Re:Stupid design, appalling (131 comments)

No kidding, data plans in Germany are atrocious. I only get 100MB/month. There's more expensive plans but in my opinion the data cap for 4G is always too low for too little money. I expected a lot less retardery after hearing for so long about how much better Europe is for cell phones.

about 4 months ago
top

First US Appeals Court Hears Arguments To Shut Down NSA Database

Aboroth It's amazing (199 comments)

Our entire government seems to think the constitution can be superseded by any other law whatsoever, as if the constitution being the highest law of the land doesn't actually overrule anything that contradicts it. It's as if the constitution is completely meaningless.

Sigh.

about 4 months ago
top

You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Aboroth Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

I'm really sick of reading that excuse. Whenever somebody doesn't like something new on computers, the people who do like the new thing immediately jump to "well it's just because you don't like changing."

This was easily the loudest, most repeated response to somebody hating the Metro interface on their desktop, and it should be clear by now that sometimes, avoiding change isn't the primary reason why craploads of people hate something new. Sometimes the new thing just... sucks.

about 4 months ago
top

Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

Aboroth Re:Or... (276 comments)

You sound like you care more about it than I do, and are channeling your hatred of others onto me. I think if you had better reading comprehension you'd have a better understanding for what I was saying, since you completely missed my point.

about 4 months ago
top

Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

Aboroth Or... (276 comments)

Mental hurdle aside, the reality is that anyone who plays games, regardless of the platform, is a gamer.

Or, people who play video games are called "video game players", and the subgroup of people who make it a huge part of their lives are "gamers". Or some other definition. I don't know, I don't really care. If you want to generate page hits by making boys feel uncomfortable by playing mind games with a definition of an adjective they use to describe themselves, whatever. If "gamer" is going to be hijacked to mean something else now, then the community will use a different word.

about 4 months ago
top

Sci-fi Author Charles Stross Cancels Trilogy: the NSA Is Already Doing It

Aboroth Re:Scotland (208 comments)

Huh? Oh you mean that song where everyone sings "An old man's eye, my dear, an old man's eye."

1 year,9 days
top

Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA

Aboroth Well-deserved shame (841 comments)

You know what this sounds like? "Aw shucks, people don't like me because they caught me peeping in their windows and jerking off. Don't they know I'm helping to keep them safe? What's wrong with them?"
It sounds like a lot of them are sad people don't like them, not that they were unwittingly helping to ruin America. They need a big ol' whack across the head with a cluebat.

However maybe some of them actually have souls. I'd feel like crap too if I was a party to trampling all over the constitution and promoting a police state. Maybe we'll see another one with a brain and a conscience grow a pair and do something about it. It's hard to do when you have people you love who depend on you but that's life. Life isn't fair. Shit needs to get better and it requires sacrifice. If you can't handle that then you're a crappy patriot.

1 year,12 days
top

Questions Raised By Education Dept's Road Show On College Value

Aboroth Re:Hell I'd love it if they had something so (95 comments)

I wouldn't be surprised if "politics and PR" are higher than you think on their list, and "finding the next generation of researchers" was much lower.

about a year ago
top

Astronomers Discover Largest Structure In the Universe

Aboroth Re:God is great? (143 comments)

I don't see how it matters one way or another.

about a year ago

Submissions

Aboroth hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Aboroth has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?