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!



Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa

BigDXLT I like to imagine... (86 comments)

"Me, I'm a third generation server farmer. My pappy's pappy started this farm way back in 2014. Then my pappy took over, and now here I am today." As the old sys admin slowly rocked in his office chair, a single orange strand of wire from a cat 5 cable hanging out of his mouth. "Ol'rack 314b has a bad sector, son, today I need you to go take it down. She's been a good server, but it's time you showed me you can take over this farm one day too..."

about 5 months ago

Ford Dumping Windows For QNX In New Vehicles

BigDXLT Re:Obligatory (314 comments)

I know someone came up with that list to be snarky, but I'm fairly sure I've experienced everything in that list at one point or another with vehicles over the years.

Yup, including pressing the start button to turn the engine off. :/

about 7 months ago

7.7 Magnitude Quake Hits British Columbia

BigDXLT Re:Slashdot-worthy? (65 comments)

Well, duh. Never having felt, or experienced a quake is the point of such a statement.

Fucking pedantics. I haven't had the flu all year.

"Maybe none that you could feel. I'm fairly certain that everybody everywhere has been subject to influenza at one time or another in the last year."

about 2 years ago

Senator Wants 'Terrorist' Label On Blogs

BigDXLT Sign, sign, everywhere a sign... (370 comments)

Tattoo "TERRORIST" across their foreheads too.
Put neon lights on their homes.
Force them to put "I am a TERRORIST" at the start of every sentence they speak.

US Govamnent's inconsistent standards are adversely affecting our ability to counter violent Islamist extremism in real life.

more than 2 years ago

Are You Prepared For the Zombie Apocalypse?

BigDXLT Re:Easy (515 comments)

Didn't zombified nazi's just take over Norway a year or two ago? Never underestimate zombies!

more than 2 years ago

Sprint Details Shift To LTE

BigDXLT Re:uhh... (183 comments)

Depends on the manufacturer.

more than 2 years ago

Mozilla Lightning Calendar Nears 1.0

BigDXLT Re:Bleh (69 comments)

That's all my outlook calendar does... :(

more than 2 years ago

Draft Proposal Would Create Agency To Tax Cars By the Mile

BigDXLT Re:Fuel Tax Works Fine (932 comments)

They're worried about big heavy electric powered vehicles not paying them taxes. Not a problem right now obviously, but ya gotta think ahead just in case this electric thing takes off ya'know!

more than 3 years ago

Fukushima: What Happened and What Needs To Be Done

BigDXLT Re:And you have been fear-mongering since day one (370 comments)

Yeah, well some guy had a talk here last month about something nuclear and he had some pretty bar graphs and even a picture of a monkey. It was quite entertaining because I was on schrooms but I'm pretty sure he (and he was wayyyyy smart but I don't know his name so you can't check it out for yourself) totally thought the problem wasn't a big deal.

more than 3 years ago

Poole To Zuckerberg: You’re Doing It Wrong

BigDXLT Re:Useful info (371 comments)

Right, wrong, he's the guy with the money.

more than 3 years ago

Brazilian Spider Bite May Become the Next Viagra

BigDXLT Re:I was bitten in the toe (144 comments)

Well, that depends on the climate. See, in Canada your chances of getting bitten by a small poisonous insect are pretty damn low.

And yes, I'll gladly rather take my chances with 6 months of potential frost bite over sneaky one bite and you die bugs.

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 4 Web Demos: Web O' Wonder

BigDXLT Re:shitty website (145 comments)

You know, it pisses me off that these sites make snarky "Download an up to date browser" comments. I mean, if I was running IE 6 or FF2 or some shit, yeah, but when I'm using the latest, bleeding edge of another browser I basically get told I'm using a piece of crap? I mean come on, this elitist asshole shit has to stop, especially on a site that claims to be open to all to try. Why not word it:"currently only browser X and Y has these features" and leave it at that?

Sorry, but it rubbed me the wrong way.

more than 3 years ago

Discovery's Last Go Round, As Seen From the Ground

BigDXLT Made my day. (53 comments)

I love it. That was some fantastic imagery. That just won "best link of the day" for me. Thanks for that!

more than 3 years ago

The Biggest Hoaxes In Wikipedia's First Decade

BigDXLT Re:Jimmy Wins (219 comments)

Larry Sanger is obviously a hoax made to make Jimmy look bad. The man does not exist!

more than 3 years ago

The Biggest Hoaxes In Wikipedia's First Decade

BigDXLT Re:Founder Hoax (219 comments)

Here we go again...

more than 3 years ago

Between Christmas and New Year's, I'll take ...

BigDXLT Re:Bah humbug (422 comments)

Well, yeah, if Han Solo is teaching you how to convert units I guess it is.

more than 3 years ago

Early Look At Acer's Iconia Dual Touchscreen Device

BigDXLT Re:They've instantly alienated two groups... (68 comments)

Yup. Smartphone and Ipad users are being trained to type on touch screens so this will naturally be aimed at them. Can't stand typing anything on touchscreens myself, I needs me some tactile feedback, but there's another generation of kids who never watched Star Trek TNG that are going to be able to actually use smooth glass panels for input.

I almost envy them.


more than 3 years ago


BigDXLT hasn't submitted any stories.


BigDXLT 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>