top Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)
You're a patent lawyer, aren't you?
top Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module
Is the module GPL'd, or does it taint the kernel?
On second thought (and without RTFM'ing) I'll go out on a limb and say that an album taints the kernel regardless of license.
top Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI
Okay, what about battery? Does it last a few weeks on a charge like a good old Nokia? If not, why not? Why this incessant focus on processing power? Having to charge my phone daily (or more frequently!) is where the pain is if you ask me.
top HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"
I don't normally care for "me too" comments, but the day this slashdot beta is forced on me is the day I stop reading slashdot. And that's sad, since it's been part of my morning routine for the last 16 years or so.
But yeah, fuck the bigfonted blogified facebookie beta, pardon my french.
top Meet Slashdot 'Super Submitter' Esther Schindler (Video)
It's really very straight forward - simply submit whatever the current top story on
/. is at the moment! Given the frequency of same-day dupes we've been seeing, you're bound to get a lot of your stories through...
top Researchers Tout Electricity Storage Tech That Could Recharge Devices In Minutes
six stories down for heaven's sake!
Note: this post is likely a dupe too, in order to keep in character with the site.
top First Experimental Evidence That Time Is an Emergent Quantum Phenomenon
The next brain-melting thing to consider is that, perhaps, everything moves at the speed of light - not through space, but through spacetime. But because most of the stuff we're familiar with - the Earth, the stars, etc - shares roughly the same path through spacetime, we don't experience it like that. All of our speed is taken up with travel into the future. We could swap a bit of it for travel through space if we accelerate.
Thank you! That's the first coherent explanation I've read that allows me to reach some sort of understanding of this!
top ArkOS: Building the Anti-Cloud (on a Raspberry Pi)
I've got a really cool idea! We should totally get slashdot to get someone to read and tidy up the posts before they're well posted. You know, edit them to make them more readable. We could even give those people a title, say, "editor"....
top Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)
This. So much this. Get the editors to, you know, edit, and improve the quality of the stories. That's what would make a positive change, not adding tons of white space and eye gouging/candy.
If this new designed is forced upon me, I will finally stop reading slashdot, even though it's been part of my morning "ritual" for the last 15+ years.
top Dotless Domain Names Prohibited, ICANN Tells Google
Any name specified with a trailing dot will not have a local domain or search domain appended.
top Inside the 2013 US Intelligence "Black Budget"
I'm sorry, but if it's available to all and sundry on the internet, it is no longer secret, let alone Top Secret. The cat is out of the bag, the genie is out of the bottle, the train's left the platform, etc.
If institutions fail to adapt to the changing world, that's their problem, not the world's.
top Students Hijack $80 Million Superyacht With GPS Spoofing
Let's attach a tazer to each of the "editors", and hand out "tazer points" in addition to mod points using the same scheme. Apply same as usual moderation, only with more painful effects! I am quite confident this would remove the dupes in short time.
All in favor say "aye"!
top English High Court Bans Publication of 0-Day Threat To Auto Immobilizers
So how is anyone, courts included, meant to unpublish something? Unless a security researcher is saying "in X days I'll release the details on vulnerability Y" how would you even know to get a court injunction against said person? Once the cat is out of the bag, that's it.
Of course, I can then see the "logical" progression that all vulnerability disclosure must be outlawed - think of the children!
top Hallibuton Pleads Guilty To Destroying Simulation Data From 2010 Gulf Oil Spill
Editor. I do not think that word means what you think it means...
top US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden
It's as the US is trying *really really* hard to isolate itself from the world. Sadly, I'm getting closer to the point of saying "good riddance" in response
top Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language
I would consider politeness an actual hundrance
Yo, you fucked up spelling "hindrance".
;) about a year and a half ago
top Irish Supreme Court Upholds 3-Strikes Rule For Copyright Violation
If you have to wonder, you haven't been paying enough attention.
:( about a year and a half ago
top Duracell's Powermat Ties the Knot With PowerKiss
Ohmy, I'm having a hard time staying current with all these technologies. Maybe I'm getting old and resist change too much?
about a year and a half ago
top BeagleBone Black Ships With New Linux 3.8 Kernel
Yeah if only people would write GNU/Linux... wait, most distros aren't purely made up of a Linux kernel and GNU tools. Um, SomewhatGNU/Linux? NotJustGNU/Linux? OpenAndOrFreeSource/Linux? But what about whichever distro is using the FreeBSD kernel but the same userland as their Linux-based version? FreeBSD isn't just a kernel, it's an entire OS, so what would that be then? NotJustGNU/FreeBSDKernel?
I don't know about the rest of you, but I think saying "Linux" and "Android" is about as clear as it's going to get. To non-geeks it conveys the necessary distinction, and geeks already know (and debate) the distinction. Context is a wonderful thing after all.
about a year and a half ago
top Ubuntu Developers Revisit Replacing Firefox With Chromium
If I had modpoints you'd get 'em!
Don't get me wrong, Firefox is still my preferred browser, but I so wish it would slim down a bit. You know, be a browser instead of a kitchen sink. Then again, I'm a vi user, not an emacs user...
;) about a year and a half ago
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