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

Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Bodhammer Re:Better late than never, Slashdot (367 comments)

“A man's flesh is his own; the water belongs to the tribe.” Frank Herbert, Dune

3 days ago
top

CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear

Bodhammer CNN? (40 comments)

CNN has reporters? When did that start?

4 days ago
top

EFF Releases Wireless Router Firmware For Open Access Points

Bodhammer Buffalo DD-WRT routers please (56 comments)

Buffalo Routers that run DD-WRT please! I'm sorry I don't have time to do the port...

5 days ago
top

The Loophole Obscuring Facebook and Google's Transparency Reports

Bodhammer I knew it! (18 comments)

This is the beginning of the invasion!

I welcome our new Canadian Overlords, eh?!

about a week ago
top

Activist Group Sues US Border Agency Over New, Vast Intelligence System

Bodhammer Ingsoc (82 comments)

"The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power." George Orwell - "1984"

about a week ago
top

Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

Bodhammer Re:Of, For, and By the People (140 comments)

There will never be another Rebublican president. George W Bush was enough to get Americans to dicard that idea.

There will never be another Progressive president. Barack Hussein Obama was enough to get Americans to dicard that idea.

TFTFY

about two weeks ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Bodhammer Think, write, and learn (509 comments)

If you can think, write, and learn, you will always be able to find or create a job.

about two weeks ago
top

Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

Bodhammer Spinal Tap (238 comments)

Nigel Tufnel: "It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black."

about two weeks ago
top

Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

Bodhammer Better fitness watch (381 comments)

I would like a better fitness watch that tracked pulse rate without a chest band, respiration rate, blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood o2 levels, as well a movements such as swimming and riding, not just waking and running. I would like to to use the GPS in my phone and not have one built in.

about two weeks ago
top

Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

Bodhammer Re:What's the point (353 comments)

"‘Smith!’ screamed the shrewish voice from the telescreen. ‘6079 Smith W.! Yes, YOU! Bend lower, please! You can do better than that. You’re not trying. Lower, please! THAT’S better, comrade. Now stand at ease, the whole squad, and watch me.
A sudden hot sweat had broken out all over Winston’s body. His face remained completely inscrutable. Never show dismay! Never show resentment! A single flicker of the eyes could give you away. He stood watching while the instructress raised her arms above her head and — one could not say gracefully, but with remarkable neatness and efficiency — bent over and tucked the first joint of her fingers under her toes.
‘THERE, comrades! THAT’S how I want to see you doing it. Watch me again. I’m thirty-nine and I’ve had four children. Now look.’ She bent over again. ‘You see MY knees aren’t bent. You can all do it if you want to,’ she added as she straightened herself up. ‘Anyone under forty-five is perfectly capable of touching his toes. We don’t all have the privilege of fighting in the front line, but at least we can all keep fit. Remember our boys on the Malabar front! And the sailors in the Floating Fortresses! Just think what THEY have to put up with. Now try again. That’s better, comrade, that’s MUCH better,’ she added encouragingly as Winston, with a violent lunge, succeeded in touching his toes with knees unbent, for the first time in several years.’"

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."
1984 - George Orwell

about three weeks ago
top

Chinese Company '3D-Prints' 10 Buildings In One Day

Bodhammer Re:Is it safe? (118 comments)

You know this is in China, right? They don't worry too much about stuff like that.

about three weeks ago
top

The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

Bodhammer Re:FairTax moots this discussion (228 comments)

Most slashdotter's are too brainwashed by the liberal media for "hope and change" that they don't realize their future is being stolen from them.
FairTax would vastly reduce the problems of crony capitalism and special interests. It will not happen until the sheeple stop allowing themselves to be sheared.

about a month ago
top

How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

Bodhammer Re:study of statistics (305 comments)

p.s. What do you want it to be?

about a month ago
top

How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

Bodhammer Re:study of statistics (305 comments)

It's about 99%, give or take...

about a month ago
top

How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

Bodhammer Economists (305 comments)

A civil engineer, a chemist and an economist are traveling in the countryside. Weary, they stop at a small country inn. "I only have two rooms, so one of you will have to sleep in the barn," the innkeeper says. The civil engineer volunteers to sleep in the barn, goes outside, and the others go to bed. In a short time they're awakened by a knock. It's the engineer, who says, "There's a cow in that barn. I'm a Hindu, and it would offend my beliefs to sleep next to a sacred animal." The chemist says that, OK, he'll sleep in the barn. The others go back to bed, but soon are awakened by another knock. It's the chemist who says, "There's a pig in that barn. I'm Jewish, and cannot sleep next to an unclean animal." So the economist is sent to the barn. It's getting late, the others are very tired and soon fall asleep, Bu they're awakened by an even louder knocking. They open the door and are surprised by what they see: It's the cow and the pig!

about a month ago

Submissions

top

PayPal shuts out ProtonMail

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about three weeks ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "PayPal is restricting payments to and from Geneva based ProtonMail. ProtonMail offers end-to-end encryption of email.

“When we pressed the PayPal representative on the phone for further details, he questioned whether ProtonMail is legal and if we have government approval to encrypt emails, the statement read.

“We are not sure which government PayPal is referring to, but even the 4th Amendment of the US constitution guarantees: ‘The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.’ It seems PayPal is trying to come up with ANY excuse they can to prevent us from receiving funds,” ProtonMail said.
Time to close that PayPal account?"

Link to Original Source
top

Porn shrinks your brain

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about 2 months ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes ""German researchers looked at the brains of 64 men between the ages of 21 and 45 and found that one brain region (the striatum, linked to reward processing), was smaller in the brains of porn watchers, and that a specific part of the same region is also less activated when exposed to more pornography."

Real Genius Quote
"[Mitch Taylor speaking through the microphone so that Kent hears voices in his head]
Mitch: And from now on, stop playing with yourself.
Kent: It *is* God.""

Link to Original Source
top

New National Database will house all your personal and financial information

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about 2 months ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "The Washington Examiner is reporting that the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are building a massive database to hold all of Americans mortgage and financial information.

"But under the April register notice, the database expansion means it will include a host of data points, including a mortgage owner’s name, address, Social Security number, all credit card and other loan information and account balances.
The database will also encompass a mortgage holder’s entire credit history, including delinquent payments, late payments, minimum payments, high account balances and credit scores, according to the notice.
The two agencies will also assemble “household demographic data,” including racial and ethnic data, gender, marital status, religion, education, employment history, military status, household composition, the number of wage earners and a family’s total wealth and assets."


What could go wrong? They have done so well with Heathcare.gov..."

Link to Original Source
top

Peakl Oil Threat Gone - Era of Cheap Biofuels finaly here?

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about 7 months ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "Pacific Northwest Nation Labs has developed a new technology that turns algae to crude in an hour. This press release http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=1029 describes process and the partner they have selected for the pilot plant. The process is efficient and produces crude oil which can be traditionally refined, clean water, gas which can be burned or cleaned to make LNG, and nutrients that can go back into the process. Is this the end of the Peak Oil threat?"
top

ask slashdot - Should I conventionally fund (beg, borrow) or use crowd funding?

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "I'm a hardware tinkerer and have come up with product for home brewing. I would like to commercialize the idea. I could go the conventional route of self-funding, borrowing from friends & family, SBA loan, etc, or go the crowdfunding route. I think I need about $75-100k to get manufacturing, trademarks, circuit boards, and molds made. I would appreciate the opinions of this community on the pro's and con's of the funding options for a startup tech small business."
top

Obama Grabs the Internet

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "Even though a Federal Appeals Court said the FCC did not have the authority to regulate the internet, those clever folks in the Obama Administration have chosen to "reclassify" the internet under rules written for Ma Bell in the 1930's. I'm sure it will be better than health care, autos, and Fannie & Freddie — I mean, what could go wrong? Have a read here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704370704575228152292941636.html"
top

Machining for the Geek?

Bodhammer Bodhammer writes  |  about 6 years ago

Bodhammer (559311) writes "I've been feeling the urge to play with tech that is not directly related to computers and electronics. Metalworking has caught my eye after doing some research on Stirling engines. I've been thinking about getting a cheap Chinese milling machine and lathe after reading sites like The Little Machine Shop, Varmint Al's, and Mini-Lathe.
Anyone have some tips on getting into the hobby? Should I take some classes at the local VoTec or just go for it?"

Journals

Bodhammer 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...