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!



iOS 8 Review

Centurix Re: Keyboard (216 comments)

Frustrating. I had to setup a friends iPad to connect to a network, couldn't easily tell if I was typing upper-case or lower-case for each character. Took a couple of attempts before realising that the keys don't change case on the screen keyboard.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Centurix Re:Dial up can still access gmail (334 comments)

This is a fair statement. Although I must chip in to state that the off-line gmail app for Chrome does a really nice job to cover that gap.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Centurix Re:Off-site backups and Plex (268 comments)

This is a great solution. I'd have to add that Plex supports sync into whatever cloud system you have as well. You select which content you want duplicated and it takes care of the rest.

I did the same as the original poster, converting lots of VHS and other dead media as best I could. Installing Sickbeard, NZBGet, Couch Potato, Headphones and a torrent server it's become quite a thing to behold. Using Plex with a couple of Chromecasts around the house really makes things easy. Chromecast and Plex get along with each other in a brilliant way. Best $35 ever spent. Even with the Netflix, HBO Go, iPlayer and a ton of other apps that just work.

about a month ago

Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Centurix Apple KNOWS what its users want (610 comments)

They know that ALL their users are U2 fans. Every. Single. One.

And from this point on, if someone says they bought an iPhone you can say to their face that they are U2 fans, even if they deny it. Because Apple SAYS they are U2 fans, and to them that is the word of their god.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Centurix Re:MAME (382 comments)

That's without the CHD's, add another 250+GB

about 2 months ago

Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang's

Centurix Re:Why are these numbers stored? (117 comments)

Exactly, there's no law to prohibit anyone from storing CC information, just a strong suggestion not to. Best practice preaches PCI/DSS compliance, but really it's the CC schemes that are broken. The schemes represent a compromise between convenience and 'security'. Here's an interesting Twitter stream: Need A Debit Card?, some even post photographs of both sides of the card and then wonder why their accounts are empty.

about 4 months ago

BMW Created the Most Efficient Electric Car In the US

Centurix Re:What is MPGe supposed to mean? (258 comments)

Lightweights, I use FPHe: Furlongs per Hogshead equivalent...

about 6 months ago

OneDrive Is Microsoft's Rebranded Name For SkyDrive

Centurix Re:It'll be fun to watch. (197 comments)

InfiniteImprobabilityDrive, all you files become pictures of whales and petunias.

about 9 months ago

How One Man Fought His ISP's Bad Behavior and Won

Centurix Re:Use public DNS (181 comments)

Nope, even using Google's DNS won't save you: ISP's hijack DNS that aren't theirs

For me I had to use DNSMASQ on my router and add: bogus-nxdomain= to stop Telstra from "helping" my DNS requests when using and

about 10 months ago

USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document

Centurix Makes we wonder about Japan and the nukes deployed (586 comments)

Maybe the two that the US dropped on Japan were the only two which detonated successfully? If generals are really that gung-ho about this stuff, then I don't call two bombs "Bombing the shit out of Japan"...

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?

Centurix Buy a wooden shack (770 comments)

By a wooden shack in the forest, wear a hoodie, write cryptic letters to local, state and federal government, learn how to make pipe bombs and wait.

about a year and a half ago

Ants Use Sound To Communicate

Centurix Ant minions! (36 comments)

All I need is a comb.

fetch me a beer from the fridge *strokes comb*

about a year and a half ago

Valve and JJ Abrams Collaborating On Half-Life, Portal Movies

Centurix How about a new kind of film (208 comments)

It'll be a tag-team effort, each cut frame directed by different directors in rotation:

JJ Abrahms then Ewe Bol followed by Stephen Spielberg and then George Lucas. Over, and over again. It'll be like some kind of assisted suicide for theatre goers.

about a year and a half ago

Valve and JJ Abrams Collaborating On Half-Life, Portal Movies

Centurix Re:But why abrahms? (208 comments)

Why Abrahms? To stop Ewe Boll from making it.

about a year and a half ago

USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Centurix Re:Leave the units alone (909 comments)

My pint it lead you insensitive clod!

about 2 years ago

Steve Jobs' Yacht Impounded In Amsterdam

Centurix Re:"Valued"? (221 comments)

Plumb bows are terrible in rough weather, they tend to pull down into swell. The increased water line does improve speed though.

about 2 years ago

Australian Police Warn That Apple Maps Could Get Someone Killed

Centurix Seriously? Mildura isn't exactly that remote. (452 comments)

I drive through there more than twice a year across the back of NSW up to the top of Queensland. Take the old Land Cruiser running LPG that way as there are gas stations along the A20 that have LPG at the pump. If I'm not driving that then I'd head up to Broken Hill then the drive through Bourke to Lightning Ridge. Be prepared, take an EPIRB, water, blankets, spare clothing and a spare battery + fuel. Great drive.

about 2 years ago

Hello, I'm a Mac. And I'm a $248 Win8 PC.

Centurix Re: I can assure you... (642 comments)

The problem with this is the Unknown-Unknowns. You are currently protecting yourself against virus which attack through vectors you know about. The Known-Unknowns.

There you go, applying a Donald Rumsfeldism to computer security on Slashdot. You are probably infected already, you just don't know it.

Thank you, come again!

about 2 years ago



John McCarthy, creator of LISP closes his last par

Centurix Centurix writes  |  about 3 years ago

Centurix writes "The creator of Lisp and arguably the father of modern artificial intelligence, John McCarthy, died today. He studied mathematics with the famous John Nash at Princeton and, notably, held the first “computer-chess” match between scientists in the US and the USSR. He transmitted the moves by telegraph."
Link to Original Source


Centurix has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?