Beta
×

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!

Comments

top

Apple To Keep 30% of Magazine Subscription Revenue

Albatrosses Re:But Worse Than Distributing on Android? (381 comments)

Help! I'm scared of gay people! And I have to tell everyone, even though the current topic is completely unrelated!

more than 3 years ago
top

Google Says Honeycomb Will Not Come To Smartphones

Albatrosses Re:Of course it doesn't (193 comments)

I have one and its a complete copy paste of the iphone, a big iphone for better and for worse

You're sure it's an iPad, and not another iPhone with a big magnifying glass glued to the front of it? I seem to recall the UIs being fairly distinct...

more than 3 years ago
top

Smile Efficiently With the Emoticon Keyboard

Albatrosses Re:LOL Key (123 comments)

LOL!

more than 3 years ago
top

Aerospace Engineer Named Lego Czar

Albatrosses Re:Pathetic (132 comments)

It also does not account for the fact that you would have to buy your own lego's.

And the fact that you now have a two-year gap in your resume when you apply to get a job again.

more than 3 years ago
top

How Facebook Ships Code

Albatrosses Re:Engineers? (314 comments)

Only if you're properly registered with your provincial Engineering professional association. In Canada, anyway.

more than 3 years ago
top

Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up

Albatrosses Re:Releases. (279 comments)

If there's something I wish I could undo Real Life would be it.

Too dark to see anything isn't cool and I don't want to either open my eyes to extreme levels (and have to get out of my basement) nor do I want to remodel a room just to include lights so I can see.

And then the "tedium is skill" angle is the kicker.

I should have followed my corollary to the /. rule (the more /. hates something the better it is), the more /. likes something the worse it is. Given all the hype it got here I should have known it'd have issues.

more than 3 years ago
top

Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up

Albatrosses Re:Releases. (279 comments)

Close. It's "write once, debug everywhere".

more than 3 years ago
top

Video Adverts On the Printed Page

Albatrosses Re:Mute button (153 comments)

Except that unlike for Firefox, this installation requires a sledgehammer :)

more than 4 years ago
top

UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

Albatrosses Re:Location (560 comments)

But do they run Linux?!

more than 4 years ago
top

'Leap Seconds' May Be Eliminated From UTC

Albatrosses Re:Let's see if I've got this right (470 comments)

Well in that case it's probably easier for Oracle to just buy Sun.

Didn't they do that already?

more than 4 years ago
top

Happy 17th Birthday, Debian!

Albatrosses Re: Incredibly painful Ubuntu upgrades (225 comments)

My latest upgrade went along just fine.
[Four paragraph description of things that went wrong]

Wow, at first I thought you were being sarcastic, but... now I'm not so sure.

more than 4 years ago
top

Narco-Blogger Beats Mexico Drug War News Blackout

Albatrosses Re:History Repeating (518 comments)

Nonono, he was using it to indicate that he meant "that word pronounced like he'll [contraction of he will], rhymes with peel or wheel".

As in "making a heel of a case". I guess he couldn't figure out how to spell it.

more than 4 years ago
top

US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign

Albatrosses Re:It should be: 4+3+2=x+2 (Solve for x) (1268 comments)

Nonono, it should be:
=> 4 + 3 + 2 = (empty value) + 2
=> 4 + 3 + 2 = NULL + 2
=> 4 + 3 + 2 = NULL
=> 9 = NULL
=> NULL

more than 4 years ago
top

Website Lets You Bet On Your Grades

Albatrosses Re:CS vs. IT (204 comments)

"What's a command prompt?" He'd [...] only ever owned a Mac

Then tell him it's another word for Terminal :)

more than 4 years ago
top

The Physics of a Rolling Rubber Band

Albatrosses Re:Wow, interesting! (226 comments)

At my (Canadian) University, our Engineering Students' Society sells t-shirts that say "I get to drive a train!"

more than 4 years ago
top

ASCAP Refuses To Debate Lessig

Albatrosses Re:More likely explanation (183 comments)

Exactly. Otherwise you'd be stealing Williams' two cents (pun!), and they gotta make some profit somehow.

more than 4 years ago
top

AT&T Won't Block Black Hat Eavesdropping Demo

Albatrosses Re:Ya forget AT&T, ask the FBI (126 comments)

Nope - I had an LG Fusic (a featurephone with a built-in FM transmitter) way back in the day. It would transmit on any frequency from 88 to 108.

more than 4 years ago
top

Your Online Education Experience?

Albatrosses Re:well... (428 comments)

You realize the whole point of AP is to cover the same stuff you'll cover in university, right?

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

Albatrosses hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Albatrosses has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?