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

Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

Aranykai Re:Root, Push Whatever (374 comments)

Moto G you can, just takes a couple of screws.

about 6 months ago
top

AT&T Introduces "Sponsored Data" Allowing Services to Bypass 4G Data Caps

Aranykai Re:Clever? (229 comments)

I believe you just told him he was wrong, and then said exactly what he did.

about 8 months ago
top

Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham

Aranykai Re:This should be good! (611 comments)

Do you realize what you've bun?

Seriously though, what does Bill really have to grain by doing this? /me ducks

about 8 months ago
top

EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

Aranykai Re:Theft (1010 comments)

In your opinion, had he asked, he would have been allowed to do this. However, in your opinion, since he did not ask, he should be arrested?

Do you not see the hypocrisy?

about 9 months ago
top

Clam That Was Killed Determining Its Age Was Over 100 Years Older Than Estimated

Aranykai Re:Shame on them (366 comments)

Well, you catch them in bulk, and preserve them for later examination by freezing. I doubt they would make good eating, but the reason is about the same. Its not pleasant to examine a 500 year old clam in a lab that's been sitting in a box for weeks/months/years decomposing.

about 10 months ago
top

Clam That Was Killed Determining Its Age Was Over 100 Years Older Than Estimated

Aranykai Re:Shame on them (366 comments)

The summary incorrectly states they killed it to examine it. In reality, it was frozen upon capture (standard procedure as they were gathering samples for study) and was long dead by the time they opened it for study, or realized it was hundreds of years old.

about 10 months ago
top

Apple Announces iPad Air

Aranykai Re:A shot at other OS, computer *and* device maker (471 comments)

It was just last year that Sony was still shipping their 15" laptops with 1366x768 displays by default. You can get laptops for less than $600, but you get what you pay for.

about 10 months ago
top

Microsoft Seeks Patent On 'Quieting Mobile Devices'

Aranykai Re:So just factory reset... (71 comments)

Bullshit. I was 15 when XP hit the market and my Father decided he would give us(me and my sisters) all accounts, but only his would be administrator. Well, it didn't take us long to figure out we could just create a password reset floppy and get into his account any time we wanted.

As well, we had MSN dialup then, and we weren't allowed to get online without permission. Again, didn't take long to realize we could just hit 'forgot password' at the login screen and it would dialup a connection so you could do the recovery process. Just minimize the window, then use your instant messenger/browser of choice without ever needing his account.

Kids find a way. You don't need to know what goes on under the hood, it will be circumvented.

about a year ago
top

Dentist Wants To Clone John Lennon Using DNA Extracted From Lennon's Tooth

Aranykai Re:Ethics of cloning (224 comments)

What "happened" to Dolly? Died of a normal disease that is common to that species, and even that very flock? What does that have to do with the ethical implications of cloning?

1 year,8 days
top

Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

Aranykai Re:Too Many Adverts? (443 comments)

I think you mean a 36 minute episode with 24 minutes of advertising.

1 year,17 days
top

Google Posts Images, Binaries For New Nexus 7

Aranykai Re:you know what they say: you cant trust google (80 comments)

I have a tag in my car dock that turns on GPS, bluetooth and maxes screen brightness(It could set car mode, but I don't like it). Use it multiple times a day, but I guess that's not in the wild enough for some people.

1 year,20 days
top

Crunching the Numbers On Shared Cellphone Contracts

Aranykai Not for me.. (91 comments)

Two lines, very little talk, unlimited messages and 3GB/each. Family plans save me almost $20 a month across all the carriers vs going with single lines.

I'm not seeing the point.

1 year,21 days
top

Orson Scott Card Pleads 'Tolerance' For Ender's Game Movie

Aranykai Re:Really?!? (1448 comments)

I think its not so much natural inclination to be faithful to one mate so much as to be jealous of others with our mate. Since we must coexist with minimal violent interaction for our 'enlightened' society to work, its only logical to make a social law that states you don't touch another man's wife. This would be especially true where women have fewer rights and are considered property of their husband.

about a year ago
top

UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

Aranykai Re:Kind of Lawsuits a Lawyer will love (976 comments)

The person not only has to believe what they are saying is true, they have to have reason or evidence that would lead an average person to believe it was true. IE, I suspect my neighbor is defrauding social security, but I cant give out flyers to the neighbors on mere suspicion.

about a year ago
top

UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

Aranykai Re:Wrong strawman (976 comments)

How can you be a "convict" without being tried? Not defending the practices of the DAs, but making that kind of claim makes you look ignorant. If they accept a plea bargain, they have refused their right to a trial.

about a year ago
top

UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

Aranykai Re:1 2 3 4 I declare flame war (976 comments)

Except pushing someone isn't self defense, its assault. The instant you lay a hand on them, you justify their violence. Thankfully, nearly all concealed weapon carriers know that distinction, so we don't have lawful gun owners go on illegal shooting sprees.

about a year ago
top

The Black Underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

Aranykai Re:Expect more of this. (608 comments)

Yes, but since a 2 minute google search will find you several tools that will inject a MS/manufacturer cert for you, its pretty much a moot point. Its honestly faster than typing in a cd key once you have it downloaded. If you are curious, just look around for 'windows 7 loader'.

about a year ago
top

The Black Underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

Aranykai Re:Expect more of this. (608 comments)

My only problem with unity boiled down to the title/task bar arrangement. Permanent bar at top of screen that was not a task bar, but becomes title bar when window is maximized. Additionally, if you happened to like right hand close and mini/maxi buttons, now they have moved to the left. Also, you cant close a background window that is maximized without switching to it first, because the close buttons wont appear until you mouse over the title bar.

Just little nagging things that really frustrated me. Eventually I suppose there will be tweaks or options for these behaviors, but its jarring when your workflow is interrupted by being unable to close a background window without switching to it or having buttons move around on their own.

about a year ago
top

The Black Underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

Aranykai Re:what?? (608 comments)

Well, that and you dont have to shell out hundreds for android.

about a year ago

Submissions

Aranykai hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Aranykai has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

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>