×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Camel Pilot KISS It (258 comments)

I use a perl script and organize everything into YYYY/MM/DD directories and then links to another directory composed of sub-directories of tag names that I store in the exif.

3 days ago
top

Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

Camel Pilot Re:Ok, let's hear all the stories how Seagate suck (219 comments)

Boy I was about to post a Backblaze survey concerning enterprise vs consumer drives. I am so glad I waited until I read your post.

5 days ago
top

Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

Camel Pilot Re:entrapment (388 comments)

Entrapment? This wasn't a spur of the moment decision. The fellow actually followed through in deliver a 1 TB hard drive offering advice where to attach the ship. You are worried he might have been entrapped? Ludicrous.

about two weeks ago
top

Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

Camel Pilot Re:Darwin Awards (security department) (388 comments)

The guy was pointing out the vulnerable locations in the design. I doubt he was much of expert on that but he may be passing on more informed position on that matter. This guy should be sent away for a long time as you though nothing of endanger the lives of thousands of sailor for a few bucks and probably was motivated by hate.

about two weeks ago
top

Philae Lands Successfully On Comet

Camel Pilot Escape velocity. (188 comments)

The escape velocity is around 1 m/sec so it wouldn't take much to send the probe off again. A good jump from 67P would send you flying away (or maybe in orbit).

about a month ago
top

Philae Lands Successfully On Comet

Camel Pilot Queequeg (188 comments)

I can only hope they named the Harpood system Queequeg...

about a month ago
top

New Particle Collider Is One Foot Long

Camel Pilot Only 1-foot long? (161 comments)

And no one has mentioned outfitting these on friggen sharks yet?

about a month and a half ago
top

The Effect of Programming Language On Software Quality

Camel Pilot Re:as a perl wizard.... (217 comments)

Indeed... From the fine paper

"The remaining coefficients are significant and either positive or negative. For those with positive coefficients we can expect that the language
is associated with, ceteris paribus, a greater number of defect fixes.These languages include C, C++, JavaScript, Objective-C,
Php, and Python. The languages Clojure, Haskell, Ruby, Scala, and TypeScript, all have negative coefficients implying that these languages are less likely than the average to result in defect fixing commits
"

Although not mentioned by name Perl's coefficient was -.15

about a month and a half ago
top

Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Camel Pilot Re:banking websites (549 comments)

Not effective. Proxies are too easy.

about 2 months ago
top

Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Camel Pilot Give me a civilian CAC already (549 comments)

Why haven't we moved to using smart cards to access important sites like on-line banking? A smart certificate card + pin provides much better security.

about 2 months ago
top

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

Camel Pilot Re:Geany (402 comments)

Vote here for geany also...

In my recent switch from Windows to Centos for my desktop/development computer I was missing an editor on par with notepad++. Found geany and I haven't looked back. Excellent all around.

about 5 months ago
top

Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Camel Pilot Cancerous tumor. (377 comments)

Some time ago I remember reading about a proposal to building an aquaduct from the Snake River in Idaho to Southern California. It reminded me of the metaphor that when a cancerous tumor grows unchecked it will commadeer local blood vessels for its own use.

about 5 months ago
top

Train Derailment Dumps Two 737 Fuselages Into Clark Fork River

Camel Pilot House boat and lake Pend Oreille (187 comments)

Two of them? Great would make an awesome houseboat. I wonder if you they would sell them for scrape.

about 5 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Camel Pilot Re:Perl (536 comments)

Are you referring to reg exp? If so... it is you loss for not understanding reg exp.

about 6 months ago
top

Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

Camel Pilot Not more violent... (151 comments)

Europeans are not any more violent if you know your history (or read today's newspapers). What might be different is that Europeans have been more *organized* and invented more *technology* and therefore have done a much better job carrying out the violent tendencies that exist in all humans.

about 6 months ago
top

Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

Camel Pilot Disruptive technology (507 comments)

That is why they call it Disruptive Technology... in this case the reaction is quite literally disruptive.

about 6 months ago
top

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

Camel Pilot Re:Thermodynamically Impossible (311 comments)

I don't think the plan is to melt snow from the energy generated from the panels but would require an input of energy. Obviously there are few things more effective in turning incident solar energy into heat than black rough surfaced asphalt.

Imagine the opacity of the glass surface after a few days of traffic with steel studs or rocks caught in the treads or just tires driving over blown dirt and dust .

The idea of a solar roadway sounds great to the intuitive but lousy to the analytical and practical.

about 7 months ago

Submissions

top

Lava Tube Found Maybe Ideal Spot for Lunar Base

Camel Pilot Camel Pilot writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Camel Pilot (78781) writes "A Lava Tube has been found on the moon that could serve as an ideal structure to host a lunar base or colony. The tube is estimated by a paper in the American Geophysical Union as being over 200 feet wide and close to 300 feet deep. Such a tube provides protection from the severe lunar temperature swings, solar radiation and other hazards of space. What are we waiting for?"
Link to Original Source

Journals

top

1-Wire

Camel Pilot Camel Pilot writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Just found out about 1-wire network and sensor devices. Ordered a RS232/1-wire host adaptor today with 1 DS18S20 temperature sensor.

Going to explore the possibility of controlling the new building's radiant heating system with these devices.

Ref RDS

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?