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

Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

CFBMoo1 Universe is a hologram.... (247 comments)

So if we're all photonic organisms who think we are biological carbon based then I'm going to get ready for the invasion by Chaotica's forces.

Here's to you Captain Proton. *Raises a beer*

about a month ago
top

The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?

CFBMoo1 Oh the irony I percieve.... (97 comments)

When people use the biggest of things to see the smallest of things.

about a month ago
top

Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

CFBMoo1 Good for Python. (415 comments)

It's the closest thing you can get to something like BASIC from back in the DOS days on today's computers. Sadly it's not pre-installed with every machine like GW-BASIC was.

about 3 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

CFBMoo1 Cell phones aren't enough? (427 comments)

Feel free to wear a smart watch. It's not like your cell phone isn't already telling people where you are even when you think it isn't. Also go ahead and pay for it too, saves me some tax dollars when people pay for their own "spywear" as well as any fees for connectivity.

about 3 months ago
top

I typically start my workday ...

CFBMoo1 How I start my day... (141 comments)

Start -> Day -> FeedHorse.exe
Start -> Day -> Breakfast.exe
Start -> Day -> Drive.exe
Start -> Day -> Desk.exe
Start -> Day -> WorkWhileEveryoneElseInMeetingsTalkingAboutWork.exe

about 3 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

CFBMoo1 Years ago.. (310 comments)

A DOS based database I programmed to handle a video stores inventory from a rental storage building. I was just starting out and the guy who wanted me to write it didn't pay me for it but said it was a trial. That was the last time I programmed in a rental storage facility.

about 4 months ago
top

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

CFBMoo1 Re:Economists may disagree on the macro results, b (1040 comments)

"3. The price of burgers and lattes will go up."

Tell me how this is a bad thing since that stuff helps contribute to the national obesity rate? People out of work because they can't sell fattening foods to other Americans from places like McDonald's? Oh the horror, people are going to be forced to healthier food choices and actually have to work to prepare a meal to save money.

about 4 months ago
top

Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

CFBMoo1 Re:No need for it really. (516 comments)

I think it's more like people don't want to go to a third party to fix a product that should never have changed and require the fix in the first place. Especially after they paid cash for the new shiny car that has tile shaped wheels.

about 4 months ago
top

New IE 8 Zero Day Discovered

CFBMoo1 Re:Enough already (134 comments)

I installed an HP Dodo Rockjet Printer with my abacus and the stone tablet prints are really nice quality. Wilma really likes it as well and she prints out all her pictures to it.

about 4 months ago
top

Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17

CFBMoo1 More on TV (340 comments)

Honestly I had more to watch on TV when I had to get up an turn a knob to change channels than I do these days. No cable for me.

about 5 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Beginner To Intermediate Programming Projects?

CFBMoo1 Mazes... (172 comments)

And by mazes I mean mazes that can make your Nethack/Rogue happy bits twitch. Out of boredom I started making a cave and dungeon generator like the one Nethack/Rogue has. Here's the resources I used to put together what I have so far in Java.

Topic in General
http://www.roguebasin.com/inde...

Caves
http://www.roguebasin.com/inde...

Dungeons
http://www.roguebasin.com/?tit...

Procedural Content Generation Wiki
http://pcg.wikidot.com/

BSP Dungeon Generation
http://doryen.eptalys.net/arti...

Use one of the examples those places provides or do like I did and strike out on your own method to solve the problem of cave and dungeon building. I got a cave screen shot of one test generation.

My Cave Generator Output
http://imgur.com/9O9Niae

about 5 months ago
top

Firefox 29: Redesign

CFBMoo1 I feel like my mother... (688 comments)

When I switched my mother from XP to Windows 7 she had a heck of a time finding where things worked and how they worked again. This UI change that is spreading all over the software world to make things more touchy feely like is really not sitting well with me when I use it on a non-touchy feely desktop. Part of me is glad that I kept my mother on IE at this point even though IE is bullet riddled with issues of it's own. The UI is at least somewhat consistent to the desktop for the most part on Windows 7.

about 5 months ago
top

Man Builds DIY Cellphone Using Raspberry Pi

CFBMoo1 DIY Cell Phone (83 comments)

I'm sure there is better components out there but this is really cool and make me wonder if I could build my own 1960's Star Trek communicator at some point before I die and have that as my cell phone.

about 5 months ago
top

In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

CFBMoo1 Larger Holes... (405 comments)

Won't help much if the game is just boring to people and/or expensive. Now if you told everyone to wear protective body armor when going out on the green and start aiming at each other then maybe you'd get your numbers up.

about 5 months ago
top

The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

CFBMoo1 Burnt... (693 comments)

I'm still burnt from the 2.x to 3.x UI changes. I'd be happier if they kept the 2.x look but improved the underpinnings of the Gnome system. Between XFCE and Cinnamon I'm not really concerned about Gnome anymore. Honestly I'd rather see more resources go in to one of those two than Gnome.

about 6 months ago
top

Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

CFBMoo1 Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

I wish I could mod you all the way to Redmond with insightful points.

about 6 months ago
top

UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

CFBMoo1 It's all fun and games... (188 comments)

.. when putting whale meat on the dinner table until a giant black spray painted bounty towel roll core parks itself in Earth's oribit and dangles a glowy soccer ball over the planet to bag us for lack of whales. Shattner and Nemoy won't be around forever Japan!

about 6 months ago
top

Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

CFBMoo1 Yikes! (535 comments)

Glad I didn't put any money in to the kick starter. I hope I'm wrong but I got an overwhelming sense of dread from this.

about 6 months ago
top

Windows 8 Metro: The Good Kind of Market Segmentation?

CFBMoo1 My mother... (389 comments)

.. is the furtherest thing from a power user out there. She'd like her old XP interface back.

about 7 months ago
top

Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical

CFBMoo1 Beta Problem #2 (401 comments)

Why do my comments disappear after I hit submit for them? I scroll down and can't find them. I finally did several more comment loads and found what I posted. At least with the original site I saw my post appear in the comment section.

about 8 months ago

Submissions

top

Rotting Video Game Heritage

CFBMoo1 CFBMoo1 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CFBMoo1 (157453) writes "Article describes how older video games are getting harder and harder to preserve. Problems like emulators not being perfect and even the emulators themselves becoming obsolete and they may not be able to preserve emulators and games properly as technology moves forward. Story also touches on the copyright aspect of preserving games."
Link to Original Source

Journals

CFBMoo1 has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?