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

Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

Columcille Re:surpising (168 comments)

Setting prices to undercut - and diminish - competitors isn't quite the same as caring about customers.

about a week ago
top

Amazon Uses Robots To Speed Up Human 'Pickers' In Fulfillment Centers

Columcille Re:Dice Strikes Again... (184 comments)

I get this feeling that most of the new Slashdot "editors" where hired through Dice.com...

You think this is a new problem? You must be new here.

about 8 months ago
top

Irony: iPhone 5S Users Reporting Blue Screen of Death

Columcille Re:How unusual... (192 comments)

My home phone is a piece of dried mammoth hide stretched across some sticks that I beat with a rock.

about 10 months ago
top

Pentagon Spent $5 Billion For Weapons On Day Before Shutdown

Columcille Re:NOT News For Nerds (286 comments)

The article was hosted on a computer. That makes it nerdy. Very nerdy.

about 10 months ago
top

Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

Columcille Re:FUCK OFF (729 comments)

Yes, nothing like the default Linux ui. It's so elegant I can duplicate it without using anything but text. Here it is, the Linux default UI in all its glory:
#

about 10 months ago
top

Why PBS Won't Do Android

Columcille Re:Back up... Why would PBS write an app? (331 comments)

Except now instead of maintaining one website, you're maintaining one app for Windows, one for Mac, three (or four or five...) for Linux, one for iPhone, one for Android, one for...

about a year ago
top

Monogamy May Have Evolved To Prevent Infanticide

Columcille Re:Oh Please (256 comments)

Are you saying that scientists have an evolutionary predisposition to promote evolution?

1 year,1 day
top

Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous Human Woman' For Neanderthal Baby

Columcille Re:30000 years? (697 comments)

It happens when you bombard the cells with slightly greasy solar atoms.

about a year and a half ago
top

Dad Hires In-Game 'Assassins' To Get His Son To Stop Gaming

Columcille Re:Just kick him out. (338 comments)

How have I missed seeing all these kids littered across our streets? We must ramp up the war on litter.

about a year and a half ago
top

Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You're Getting Used To Windows 8

Columcille Re:Seeing how most companies won't migrate... (675 comments)

Taskbar is what I use, but the OP specifically mentioned putting apps out of view. Unless you auto-hide the taskbar, things pinned to the taskbar are still visible. The Metro start screen remains the comparable method to adding something to the Start menu.

And calling people idiots because their UI choices aren't yours? What are you, 12?

about a year and a half ago
top

Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You're Getting Used To Windows 8

Columcille Re:Seeing how most companies won't migrate... (675 comments)

So either place them on the desktop (ugly and annoying, I know) or pin them to the taskbar (quick and efficient). There are plenty of options for ways to access your frequently-used programs. I mentioned the metro start page as the closest analogy to the start menu.

about a year and a half ago
top

Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You're Getting Used To Windows 8

Columcille Re:Seeing how most companies won't migrate... (675 comments)

I spend 95% of my Win8 time on the desktop, which does have the taskbar. As in Windows 7, my most frequently used apps are pinned to the taskbar for quick access via shortcuts rather than mouse or start menu. Works like a charm. I didn't mention the taskbar in my original comment because OP said he wanted to place these links somewhere that could be hidden. You can hide the taskbar, but the closest comparison to the start menu is the metro start screen, so I mentioned that rather than the taskbar.

about a year and a half ago
top

Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You're Getting Used To Windows 8

Columcille Re:Seeing how most companies won't migrate... (675 comments)

"Personally I keep a list of the top 10 applications I launch (Chrome, Visual Studio, a screen capture utility, etc) right at the very top level of the "Start" menu so I can get to them quickly"

So put them on the metro page. Functions in a similar way: press the windows key and you'll see all your pinned apps for quick and easy access as well as be able to just type the name of any given app you may want.

Prior to the release of Win8, I was highly, highly critical. Thought it was the dumbest thing MS had ever done. As someone who went through the pain of WinME, that's saying a lot. But I've gotten used to it. Still spend almost all my time in the desktop, but I've grown to like the metro apps for things like easy access for my kids. I still think MS made a mistake by not at least making a full-desktop-mode option, but I can live with Metro and find it beneficial in some ways. I certainly haven'y been hampered by it at all.

about a year and a half ago
top

What "Earth-Shaking" Discovery Has Curiosity Made on Mars?

Columcille Re:I really hope... (544 comments)

Something about a giant black monolith full of stars.

about a year and a half ago
top

Verizon Worker Arrested For Copying Customer's Nude Pictures

Columcille Re:Can you see me now? (282 comments)

The customer wanted the employees to copy data from her phone to her phone. Looking at that data didn't have to happen. Copying pictures from her phone to a personal phone - particularly naked pictures - certainly violated trust and evidently some laws. Going on to redistribute those stolen pictures to other people without the knowledge of the original person pushes it even farther. The part that's nuts in all this is you thinking their actions were okay.

about a year and a half ago
top

US Air Force's 1950s Supersonic Flying Saucer Declassified

Columcille Re:Yeah whatever (300 comments)

Finally, someone who gets it!

about 2 years ago
top

US Air Force's 1950s Supersonic Flying Saucer Declassified

Columcille Re:Truth (300 comments)

"Not likely but possible."

No, very possible, even very likely. The very fact that we don't know about it, that they haven't publicly admitted the existence and regular use of these saucers, is proof of their existence and their effectiveness. Why, just last night aunt Bertha saw one of them things hovering over the local Wal-Mart. It then went to the Piggly Wiggly and some strange creature came out of the store carrying a six pack. The government knows. They just aren't telling you. Which is how you can know that they know.

about 2 years ago

Submissions

Journals

Columcille has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?
or Connect with...

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>