Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

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

The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

Atzanteol Re:Wrong focus. (552 comments)

And this is my point - we're giving false legitimacy to the "look how cold this winter is!" every time we point out "look how hot this summer is!"

about two weeks ago
top

The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

Atzanteol Wrong focus. (552 comments)

I really wish the pro-AGW side wouldn't focus on these events so much. It's pretty much irrelevant whether a month or quarter were "the warmest on record" and only leads to deniers pointing out all the "coldest on record" events as they happen.

AGW is about long-term trends. Focus on that.

about two weeks ago
top

Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

Atzanteol Re:So DON'T GIVE CHASE (310 comments)

You call that good TV???

about two weeks ago
top

Google Reader: One Year Later

Atzanteol Re:Sort of (132 comments)

FWIW I moved to Feedly / Beyondpod from Reader / Listen. Beyondpod can import feeds from Feedly too. It's not quite as seamless as Reader/Listen but it works out pretty well. I don't add new feeds terribly often though.

about three weeks ago
top

An Army Medal For Coding In Perl

Atzanteol Re:Shoulda got a purple heart (192 comments)

Because all Slashdot is these days is bitching about which programming languages suck the most.

about 1 month ago
top

US Supreme Court Invalidates Patent For Being Software Patent

Atzanteol Re:Oh please please please (220 comments)

NVM - I misread things (and confused copyright with patent).

about a month ago
top

US Supreme Court Invalidates Patent For Being Software Patent

Atzanteol Re:Oh please please please (220 comments)

That's an awful argument. By that definition nothing can ever be copyrighted (which may be your point). Music is, after all, just a unique set of sounds the instruments could already make - the already existed.

about a month ago
top

TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

Atzanteol Re:What whas the problem in the first place? (250 comments)

strongly suspected

Is there evidence to support any of these assertions? Just because it's less "unlikely" doesn't mean it's "true."

about a month ago
top

X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

Atzanteol Re:Network transparency of X has always impressed (204 comments)

One of the beauties of X11 has been the fact that the application programmer typically does not even have to /plan/ for network transparency

That's simply not true. It's very easy to write an application using X11 that works reasonably well with a local view but performs *terribly* when running remotely. You definitely need to take these cases into consideration when developing your application.

Sure - you don't need to make special calls in order to get network transparency - but these days nobody does. RDP and other OS-level remote desktoping things will do that for any application - and often better.

I remember the glory days of X and showing coworkers how cool it was that I could work remotely from a machine with ease. But these days X11 just sucks compared to other remote desktop offerings - especially over high-latency connections.

about a month ago
top

X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

Atzanteol Re:Slackware 2.0.12 (204 comments)

Obviously it wasn't a REAL Linux distro then.

about a month ago
top

Mayday Anti-PAC On Its Second Round of Funding

Atzanteol Re:interesting (247 comments)

"Getting money our of politics" is the first step that needs to be taken before any other reforms have a realistic chance of succeeding.

This is not an end - it's a beginning.

about a month and a half ago
top

Intel Confronts a Big Mobile Challenge: Native Compatibility

Atzanteol Re:Not very well written then (230 comments)

A compiled binary doesn't care how well-written your C is if you are running it on the wrong platform.

about 2 months ago
top

US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

Atzanteol Re:Obama's police state? (272 comments)

They still do - particularly motorcycle cops.

about 2 months ago
top

Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

Atzanteol Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

And you buy that without evidence? What other glass-based material has grit and grime just "brush off?" Nevermind "doesn't scratch overtime by being worn down by grit and rocks."

It's *barely* cost effective for companies to line rooftops with solar panels which have clear glass, are tilted towards the south, and are maintained. And these folks think it will be worth the cost to bury them in roads and compete with asphalt for price? There's just no way. It's a really stupid idea. Line the side of the roads with solar panels if you want to generate electricity. Plant them in the ground with pretty blinkenlights if you want to cheat thousands of people out of money on indiegogo.

about 2 months ago
top

Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

Atzanteol Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

You're serious? Your retort to actual problems is "don't be so negative!"

I'm gonna go ahead and guess you're one of the rubes who've sponsored this moronic idea...

about 2 months ago
top

Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

Atzanteol Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

And it will work after grime, dirt, leaves, etc. all seap into things too right? Or are the roads where you live a *lot* cleaner than the ones I drive on?

"Designed to" does not mean "will work as planned." These two seem waaaay over-optimistic in their approach. I love the idea of these for parks and such though. But for roads I think they're just tilting at windmills. Not only do they have to solve all of the problems that having a tiled-roadway entails (uneven stresses, rocking back and forth, etc.) but they also need to keep these things optically clear otherwise the "solar freaking roadway" will just be a "glass roadway." Solar panels aren't great under the best of circumstances and these two have decided to put them in the *worst* of circumstances for some reason...

about 2 months ago
top

Congressman Introduces Bill To Limit FCC Powers

Atzanteol Re:Good Sign (176 comments)

Does reporting it make it not bribery?

about 2 months ago
top

Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

Atzanteol Re:Covered roadways? (311 comments)

This is what I don't understand - how is that not the obvious solution to their problem? Why take solar panels and try to bury the things under a road and spend $$$ figuring out how to make that work "at all" when it would cost a fraction of the price to put up cheap wood scaffolding along-side the roads that could be angled toward the Sun?

This is just a monumentally stupid idea...

about 2 months ago
top

Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

Atzanteol Re:Thermodynamically Impossible (311 comments)

I have a hard time taking anybody serious who thinks you need to be a meteorological modeling scientist to know that solar panels don't work when it's dark...

about 2 months ago

Submissions

top

Microsoft TFS will support git nativly.

Atzanteol Atzanteol writes  |  about a year ago

Atzanteol (99067) writes ""We started talking about having DVCS support for TFS a year or more ago. I even mentioned at the end of this post over a year ago that DVCS was in our future. After a few months of investigation (in the middle of working on TFS 2012), we concluded that adding Git support was the right approach."

It's amazing that Microsoft would adopt git into their offering and I hope they don't neuter it to make TFSVS look better by comparison. I remain cautiously optimistic."

Link to Original Source
top

Atzanteol Atzanteol writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Atzanteol writes "Clear channel is set to introduce one-second long ads called "blinks." These short ads will be stripped of all content save for a familiar jingle such as the Intel sound. Are we one step closer to blipverts?""

Journals

Atzanteol has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

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>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...