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!



VP Anthony Moschella Shows Off Makerbot's Latest Printers and Materials (Video)

Adeptus_Luminati Circuit Boards (45 comments)

I want to print Circuit Boards at home and ideally even be able to assemble components on them. PLEASE work towards that goal, even if it takes 2-5 years.
Printing & assembling prototypes with traditional vendors costs anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 PER 2 (identical) boards. It'd be nice to do it all for less than $500 per board at home, even if it takes 2-4 days to print it out & assemble it... which is still faster than 15-45 days via traditional printer & assemblers.
Thank you. That is all.

2 days ago

Ancient Planes and Other Claims Spark Controversy at Indian Science Congress

Adeptus_Luminati Re:You have never experienced Shakespeare (381 comments)

I think you mean Sanskrit. Have you heard Hindi these days? Having never studied it I already understand 20% of it, because 20% of it already is English. Don't believe me? Turn on the Hindi channel on your TV. Hindi is one of the most bastardized languages that I know of.

about three weeks ago

Bitcoin Exec To Spend Two Years Behind Bars For Silk Road Transactions

Adeptus_Luminati Bitcoin Exec ?!? (69 comments)

Bitcoin Exec? Really? Is that like the Bitcoin CEO the media was reporting on earlier this year? C'mon slashdot... How about some accuracy in your headlines for a change?

There is no Bitcoin Exec because bitcoin is not a corporation. There are thousands of bitcoin related companies, but they each have their name. So maybe a title of "Bitinstant Exec..." would have been more accuracy.

about a month ago

Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Nearby

Adeptus_Luminati Re:Paradoxes Be Damned (334 comments)

So let me see if I got this straight. Less than 300 years ago the fastest method of transportation was horse and buggey and sail ships on the Ocean.
In 300 years we now can put ships in space that can travel at 87,000 mph (143kph), and your best reasoning borrowed from Astrophysicists no less, is that aliens can't be here or make it here because the distances are just too vast ?!?!?

This lacks basic reasoning at minimum and surely imagination.

Imagine if you can how fast we'll be able to travel in space another 300 years from now. Now imagine how fast an alien race could travel if they were 5,000 years more advanced than we are. What about 100,000 years? 1 Million? 10 Million? Pretty sure after even a few thousand years the problem of going across these vast distances will be solved.

about 2 months ago

The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

Adeptus_Luminati Clearly, we haven't had enough... (375 comments)

... bitcoin articles on Slashdot.

Have we learned nothing about the inherent risks of centralized banking? Apple pay.... Gah!!

about 2 months ago

NSA Director Says Agency Shares Most, But Not All, Bugs It Finds

Adeptus_Luminati How do we know... (170 comments)

... when the NSA is lying to us?
A: Anytime their lips are moving.

about 3 months ago

Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

Adeptus_Luminati Cody's 2nd project = DarkWallet (353 comments)

Look it up. He saw this coming over a year ago. DarkWallet = anonymity for Bitcoin.
The guy is not stupid by a long shot. Also listen to him speak, he's a great philosopher with the wisdom of an immature teenager.

about 3 months ago

CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

Adeptus_Luminati Obligatory... (195 comments)

Brace yourselves, the NSA jokes are queuing!

about 4 months ago

US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

Adeptus_Luminati Re:The scammer's dream. (172 comments)

>Over half the Bitcoin exchanges have gone bust.

Gee, reminds me of the 1999 .COM bubble, where >50% of every *regulated* tech company went bust.
Or should we make an analogy to the *regulated* housing market in 2007/2008?

Regulation has little to do with it. The fed blows bubbles, by printing vast sums of 'dollars', including the current bitcoin and stock market bubbles. Excess credit has to flow speculatively somewhere when negative real interest rates are the norm in ZIRP capital.

about 6 months ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Adeptus_Luminati Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

"If you can't power the things up there is no way to tell what they actually are."

Umm yeah, no. All this does is force the terrorists to implement their bombs in smaller areas of the electronic device, or produce fake screens, so the untech saavy TSA employees are mislead to think the device is real.

I guess I'm wondering why X-raying the laptop, cell phone etc isn't enough to find the bombs or whatever it is the terrorists are supposed to be hiding in there.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Hosting Services That Don't Overreact To DMCA Requests?

Adeptus_Luminati Solution: Register .IO + Bullet Proof hosting (148 comments)

As a Canadian, I'm finding the USA's over reach getting more and more excessive, to the point that my next online business will avoid have anything hosted, purchased, programmed, owned or registered in the USA. It's getting to the point that in some circumstances, avoiding selling anything to USA customers saves tonnes of money and time with expensive lawyers... at the cost of 330 Million potential customers... but hey... there's over a 1 billion other internet users out there and growing.

Solution: Register .IO out of some Luxemburg or Monaco or other offshore registrar, then get bullet proof hosting and lastly apply a filter that throws out all DMCA emails. Problem solved?

about 7 months ago

Microsoft Runs Out of US Address Space For Azure, Taps Its Global IPv4 Stock

Adeptus_Luminati *** QUICK! Migrate to IPV6... (250 comments)

.... So I can get your IPV4 addresses!

IPV4 is like the fax machine... it will never go away :-D

about 8 months ago

Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

Adeptus_Luminati Can't find aliens? Take head out of sand! (686 comments)

1) 2011 "Out of the Blue" - Best researched UFO documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
2) 2001 Disclosure Project - Dozens of high ranking goverment+military officials testify publicly of aliens+UFOs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
3) 2013 Citizen's Hearing - 40 researchers and military/agency/political witnesses testify for 30 hours before 6 former congress members: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... (part 1)
4) Bob Lazar Area51/S4 whistleblower - 10.5 hours of testimony : https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
5) Ex CIA death bed confession on reality of aliens/ufos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
6) List of countries that have disclosed UFO files: (loooong list) - http://www.disclosureproject.o...

I could go on, but there's already week's worth of material here alone.

about 8 months ago

Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Adeptus_Luminati Re:8.1 !=Start Menu.. Why Win8 was doomed... (516 comments)

Before people say I forgot the server stuff... They did a little better here:

Windows NT 3.5 - Crap
Windows NT 3.51 - Useable
Windows NT 4 -- Good
Windows 2000 --- crap
Windows 2003 --- Good
Windows 2008 -- Good (after R2)
Windows 2012 -- judgement still out

about 8 months ago

Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Adeptus_Luminati 8.1 !=Start Menu.. Why Win8 was doomed... (516 comments)

The Start Menu in 8.1 is crap. Most of the features that were in Win7's start menu don't exist in 8.1. Typical Microsoft, screwed up their "second" OS release:

Windows 3.1x (1992) - Good
Windows 95 (1995) - Mixed bag, at the beginning it sucked
Windows 98 (1998) - Good
Windows ME (2000) - Sucked (hard)
Windows XP (2001) - Good
Windows Vista (2006) - Sucked although not as hard as ME
Windows 7 (2009) - Good
Windows 8.x 2013 - FAIL
Windows 9 - ???

about 8 months ago

Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

Adeptus_Luminati Re:The answer is simple (482 comments)

Or she can just stay at my place... I certainly wouldn't mind. I'll even let her eat crackers in bed.

about a year ago

Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone

Adeptus_Luminati Don't care - Screw BETA (249 comments)

You cannot ignore us forever... soon enough we will ignore you.

about a year ago

Got Malware? The FBI Wants It

Adeptus_Luminati I protest! BETA sucks! (93 comments)

I've emailed them... they ignore... the more they ignore the quicker their downfall.

Ignore your userbase, and you shall have none. If I am ignored much longer, I will leave. Just like I left mashable after their AOL'ed it.

PS. I've been a slashdotter for 7+ years.

about a year ago



Enterprise Firewall feature wish-list

Adeptus_Luminati Adeptus_Luminati writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Adeptus_Luminati writes "My company is about to drop over $100K on a new set of Enterprise firewalls that should ideally have a 5 year life-cycle. We have a couple of data centres, multiple Extranet & Internet connections, 2000 PCs & VoIP phones, 400+ Servers. I'm wondering what types of features I should consider when evaluating different vendors. Here's what I have so far: Layer 2 transparency, 802.1q (VLAN), Multi-layer (L1-L4) QoS support 802.1p, IPS, non-stop fail-over, GUI management, UTM/SIM intergration, VPN concentrator, feature-rich NAT/PAT, IPv6, SNMP3 & NETFLOW9, IGP/Multicast passthrough, dynamic routing (RIPv2,OSPFv4, BGPv4), VRF, time based rule scheduling, antivirus, physical & OS modularity, fast reboot, intelligent troubleshooting tool-set. What else would be on your wish-list if you were in my shoes?"

Adeptus_Luminati Adeptus_Luminati writes  |  about 8 years ago

Adeptus_Luminati (634274) writes "Check out the new logo on The Pirate Bay's (TPB) front page and you will notice it resembles that of the contravertial Sealand once featured (July 2000) in the front page of Wired magazine. Click on TPB's new logo and you will redirected to their buysealand.com website where they have setup a public forum allowing anonymous posts, but specifically stating their very brief Plan A & Plan B intentions and asking for Paypal donations. Apparently, the owners of Sealand are looking to sell the man-made island for an unspecified sum — which some external sources value at an incredible 750Million Euros! Seeing as the entire Wikipedia is struggling to raise even $1Million in donations, I doubt the TPB will succeed in raising enough funds... but hey, maybe if enough slashdotters contribute, perhaps they can at least proceed with a much needed paint job."


Adeptus_Luminati has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?