Neil Gaiman Confirms Movie Talks For Sandman, American Gods
It seems a lot of people voted on this story, but nobody comments. :-\
Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube
...in fact, forget the Youtube thing.
1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month
Well, there IS the unofficial google-drive-ocamlfuse project.
Tested: Asus Chromebox Based On Haswell Core i3
You understand X and xfce but not /user? I think you are trolling, but I'll answer anyway in the hopes of adding to the discussion.
wiredog means to put user directories on a USB drive due to the limited internal space.
I think you meant /home.
Comparing G++ and Intel Compilers and Vectorized Code
Yeah, on Intel processors. What about AMD and other x86 processors? Don't ever forget that ICC was once caught red-handed disabling important features when the CPUID did not return GenuineIntel...
How Munich Abandoned Microsoft for Open Source
Replying to undo a wrong moderation (tried to mod +1 insightful, accidentally clicked on -1 redundant).
In a related note: WHY, Slashdot? Why do you still don't have an easy undo button for 10 lousy seconds?
Speed Test: Comparing Intel C++, GNU C++, and LLVM Clang Compilers
Yah, besides missing compiler flags, how does it perform on different intel processors, how about different AMDs?
Plus, the huge system times seems to indicate this more a kernel test than a compiler one.
Sorry, AC, I will have to let go my positive mod point to you so I can reinforce what you've said. Next time, please consider making an account so you can escape the Score: 0 limbo when you post on Slashdot :(
Since Intel has been caught red-handed crippling AMD processors on code produced by Intel C++ Compiler, I think that testing on Intel and AMD processors should the duty of every single compiler benchmark -- that is posted in Slashdot, at least.
How To Better Verify Scientific Research
No, it's not the journals' problem. It's a funding problem.
Nobody wants to pay for scientists to reproduce and verify each others' work.
It is both: a funding problem AND the journals' problem. They are not contradictory (far from it, actually).
Mark Shuttleworth Complains About the 'Open Source Tea Party'
Seigo has posted on Google+ an invitation to Shuttleworth to a public debate on Mir vs. Wayland issues.
Valve Announces Steam Controller
What's wrong with you guys? No one has yet poster que obligatory http://gaben.tv/ ">HAIL SAINT GABEN link?
Samsung Smart TV: Basically a Linux Box Running Vulnerable Web Apps
I'd love to hack one of these just for the hell of it. It might not have much internal storage, but other than that It would probably make a neat HTPC.
Well, there IS a suitable project for this... SamyGO is a custom firmware for Samsung SmarTVs.
Google Chromecast Reviewed; Google Nixes Netflix Discount
False. HDMI 1.4 did not add any additional power to the spec, and the 50mA that HDMI does require actually comes from the *source* - which would be the Chromecast.
I'm confused about this. Wikipedia has pointed to some sources that say that HDMI does have some power:
An HDMI extender is a single device (or pair of devices) powered with an external power source or with the 5V DC from the HDMI source.
Perhaps 5v DC is insufficient to power a device like a Chromecast?
Ask Slashdot: How Do You Automatically Sanitize PDF Email Attachments?
Posting to unmake an accidental "flamebait" mod. Nothing to see here, move along...
Ask Slashdot: Light-Footprint Antivirus For Windows XP?
Do they *really* need Windows? Or would a lightweight distro with a windows-like interface do the job? Just asking :)
Ouya Android Game Console Launches, Quickly Sells Out
The only real reason I want an Ouya? Emulators. Stick in a MAME for Android emulator on there and a USB hard drive full of ROMs, and you've got a nice gaming machine right there.
This. It's not like no one knows about the real raison d'être of the Ouya. It's a Dingoo-like appliance for the living room, with a good-enough gamepad. Also, it's hacker-friendly so there are people running XBMC on it.
(Sorry for posting TWO Penny-Arcade links in this discussion, but they really have a good insight about the OUYA).
Ouya Android Game Console Launches, Quickly Sells Out
So I don't see much incentive for publishers to make exclusive titles for the Xbox One.
Also, Microsoft has a pretty indie-UNfriendly policy:
My view of touchscreen laptops:
I think the convergence of laptops and tablets is unavoidable, but the typical "clamshell" design of laptops simply isn't ergonomic in touchscreen interation -- it leads to the often-cited "gorilla arm" syndrome and will NEVER work well as a touchscreen device.
I prefer the "slider" design, but it unfortunatelly didn't gain traction in touchscreen laptops: Asus eeePad slider didn't really sell that well (everyone chose the clamshell Transformer version instead). Also, the slider-design models avaliable in the market are either outrageously-priced (Sony Vaio Duo, i'm looking at you) or have lousy specs (eg. the atom-based LG SlidePad H160).
Opposition Mounts To Oracle's Attempt To Copyright Java APIs
Well, maybe no link is better than the typical Slashdot behavior, i.e., linking to the blog of that infamous paid Oracle shill... :)
UN Says: Why Not Eat More Insects?
It's a little deeper than you think in there... in the nature vs nurture debate our predisposition to insects falls into the nature part probably under instincts, so have fun overriding that one.
Obviously, you've never been in China.