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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Anathem `Windows 9*` globbing? (399 comments)

The most reasonable (relatively) argument I've heard is that there is probably code in windows that determines the OS by looking for something like "Windows 9*" (globbing Windows 95, Windows 98).

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Anathem HCI (392 comments)

I think that Human Computer Interaction is a good place.

about 3 months ago

Gamestop's Ludicrous Idea: Require Preorders To Unlock Custom Game Content

Anathem Steam does this, no? (86 comments)

Doesn't this already happen on Steam? Then the extra content is released later as DLC?

about 5 months ago

Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Anathem Re:Redneck roadhouse (311 comments)

Rather, I think it brings them to light.

about 5 months ago

Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

Anathem Too bad... (475 comments)

...there's really nothing to be done about it. Maybe cancel the subscription?

about 7 months ago

Drones On Demand

Anathem Operating *legally* in 5 cities? (49 comments)

They claim to be operating in 5 cities, yet the FAA will not allowed commercial use of drones before it's finalized its rules on the subject.

about 8 months ago

Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

Anathem because gender divide... (465 comments)

...is exactly what developers need. I know, I know make for good TV. Wait, does it?

about 9 months ago

Facebook, Google Battle To Bring Internet To Remote Locations

Anathem Old news. (49 comments)

These two stories were reported over a year ago.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Effective, Reasonably Priced Conferencing Speech-to-Text?

Anathem Re:There isn't any... (81 comments)

Your TL;DR should be at the top of your response. (bonus for making it bold though)

about a year ago

DRM Has Always Been a Horrible Idea

Anathem I don't know what the rest of you are thinking... (281 comments)

...but DRM is amazing! I mean, CDs last forever, Tapes last several generations... but DRM licenses die with you! You can sell the same thing to EVERY freaking generation!!!

1 year,2 days

Army Laser Passes Drone-Killing Test

Anathem anti-munition / drone? (173 comments)

And like many an anti-aircraft (I know, anti-drone/munition) weapon before it, I imagine there are some unorthodox anti-personnel uses as well.

1 year,2 days

Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

Anathem Vote Vs. User Agent (381 comments)

I would be interested to see what the user agents of some of these voters are. That's where the real vote happens. (caveat: I know that some of these browsers may have similar or identical User Agents, and that /.'ers are likely to mess with those sometimes, too.)

1 year,9 days

Gov't Puts Witness On No Fly List, Then Denies Having Done So

Anathem FTFY 'means justify the ends' (462 comments)

I think part of the problem here is that this kind of 'ends justify the means' behavior has it backwards. With the justice system, it really is about 'the means justify the ends'. If there is no due process, or the due process is impeded by one of the parties involved in the court case, how can we believe that the outcome is what it should have been (with some tolerance for error, of course... =P).

1 year,13 days

Prison Is For Dangerous Criminals, Not Hacktivists

Anathem subtle diff between disciplined and disciplinary (337 comments)

"Hackers are not dangerous, they are misunderstood, and while disciplinary action is of course necessary, there is nothing disciplined about locking the door on a young man's life for 10 years."

FTFY: disciplinary, disciplinary. disciplined is the wrong word for this. It's like Jake Davis is saying that locking the door is a disciplined act. He means disciplinary act.

about a year ago

Why Julian Assange Should Embrace 'The Fifth Estate'

Anathem Being portrayed as a liar... (194 comments)

...cannot be a good thing for his credibility, no matter what geopolitical issues it brings to the fore.

about a year ago

My favorite season:

Anathem The next season, whichever that is... (346 comments)

I wonder how many respondents are in the northern hemisphere (not to mention in a place with seasons). Specifically because, if many of them are, I'd expect Fall to be the choice right now. In Winter, I'd expect spring to get the highest number of votes.

about a year ago

Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

Anathem Re:I've been trying feedly (335 comments)

Seconded. I'm probably going to use Feedly.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Creative Director 'Doesn't Get' Always-On DRM Concerns

Anathem Vacuum (572 comments)

It's not like "not buying a vacuum cleaner because the electricity sometimes goes out."

It's like not buying a vacuum because you have to phone the manufacturer every time you want to use it... and getting busy signals when you do phone in because the phone bank is overloaded.

about a year and a half ago

US Vulnerability Database Yanked Over Malware Infestation

Anathem Oh sweet... (52 comments)


about 2 years ago

CT State Senator Wants To Ban Kids From Using Arcade Guns

Anathem Addressing the problem... (335 comments)

I recently read This (https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/chris-dorner-wrongful-termination) article. It leans towards social issues spurring violence, not desensitization. It's probably as biased as any other source of news, but I think it puts forward an interesting point of view that doesn't see much serious consideration.

about 2 years ago


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