×

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

Andromeda On Collision Course With the Milky Way

CyberK Finally! (217 comments)

At last, mankind will have a convenient and cheap way of intergalactic travel: Wait for it to come to us.

more than 2 years ago
top

Is Facebook Going To Buy Opera?

CyberK TFA claims Norway celebrates Memorial Day (226 comments)

Way to go with the fact checking. Sure, Norwegians celebrate the end of the American Civil War. Just like the US Independence day and Thanksgiving. (We do have a day off for Pentecost, though.)

more than 2 years ago
top

Windows 8 and Screen Resolution: WXGA Still Most Popular

CyberK 1366x768 (382 comments)

Also known as the cheap laptop screen.

more than 2 years ago
top

US Sentinel Drone Fooled Into Landing With GPS Spoofing

CyberK Re:The truth slowly comes out (647 comments)

Indeed, if you want to spoof an encrypted military GPS signal you're limited to relaying genuine signals with a time delay (as mentioned in the paper linked from TFA), which requires a very specific geographic setup of transmitters and spoofing targets in order to resolve. With civilian, unencrypted GPS you can just pretend to be a satellite and send completely bogus information, which is a lot easier. So it's possible to spoof military GPS without the encryption keys, but it's much harder. It could work though, since Iran and Afghanistan would be covered by the same satellites. So either this is down to careful and well executed planning from the Iranians (which is scary), or total incompetence from the Americans who may have built a drone using civilian GPS (not likely and kind of scary) or lost their encryption keys (hopefully very unlikely and extremely scary).

more than 2 years ago
top

Life Possible On 'Large Regions' of Mars

CyberK Well duh (154 comments)

Since Earth is a lot larger than Mars, and the habitable regions typically lie somewhere near the surface, it's no surprise that a larger proportion of Mars's volume is habitable. (The outer layer of an onion is larger in comparison to the onion when the onion is smaller.) The real question is that of absolute size: How many cubic metres of life-bearing volume is there on Mars in comparison to Earth?

more than 2 years ago
top

My current printer has printed ...

CyberK Re:What about cameras ? (310 comments)

How many pictures will people take? Tons and tons. The real question is how many will they ever print out on their silly "photo quality" printers. I've long ago decided that it's much better to have pictures printed by a place with a proper printing press and sent in the mail, whilst sticking to a monocolour printer for documents. Less hassle, higher quality and probably cheaper in the long run.

more than 3 years ago
top

My current printer has printed ...

CyberK Re:What printer? (310 comments)

Not likely. Before Christmas I had to hand in a project on email, CD and paper with a full code printout. I spent a bit extra for a colour printout on the front page and a nice binder. I'm convinced that's why I got an A, because no other signs of any of it ever being looked at by the professor ever appeared.

more than 3 years ago
top

Cracker-Size Satellites To Launch With Endeavour

CyberK I'm disappointed (70 comments)

When I read "cracker-sized", I thought of petroleum crackers and was very impressed by the sudden audacity.

more than 3 years ago
top

Five of the Best Free Linux Disk Encryption Tools

CyberK Re:Link? List? (135 comments)

The submitter had the link (check Firehose), but it seems that the edititors deemd the submission to be too long and chopped it off. After all, this is Slashdot and nobody RTFAs anyway.

more than 3 years ago
top

Inducement To Piracy, Adobe Style

CyberK Re:This is why I have given up on Adobe (272 comments)

I totally agree, and with Scribus coming along nicely for your InDesign needs, there really isn't any reason why a "occasional photoshopper" can't do just fine with free tools instead of pirating Adobe. Plus, free software rarely breaks compatiblity without any sort of migration path, so you don't even have worry about repirating once a year.

Maybe someone should package all these tools into a Free Creative Suite?

more than 3 years ago
top

Original GTA Design Docs, Dated March 22nd 1995

CyberK As a video games lawyer... (74 comments)

I'm disappointed that the words "Murder Simulator" aren't in there anywhere.

more than 3 years ago
top

Intel CEO: Nokia Should Have Gone With Android

CyberK Re:Consumer choice (246 comments)

Well, the N900 does Maemo, Meego and Android (if you don't mind a bit of broken stuff). As always, it really is only a question of the hardware drivers being available. Something I'm sure the average Linux user about ten years ago could relate to, but everything gets better with time. Nokia dropping the ball is a bit of a setback in the short term, but I believe that eventually commonality of components means it will go the way of the PC. In X years installing your own OS will be a viable option.

more than 3 years ago
top

WikiLeaks Nominated For 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

CyberK Re:What an ugly move to discredit wikileaks (495 comments)

Because he was killed by a very bad man before the world recognized how awesome he was, and the prize can't be awarded posthumously.

more than 3 years ago
top

When We Finally Meet Aliens, They Will Probably Be...

CyberK More concerned with trade. (648 comments)

Because if they've managed to make their way all to way to us, they must be organized and unified to a large degree, and that doesn't happen if there is still someone around who wants to wage war. They'd be busy fighting each other for (relatively, as in planetbound) small rewards, like we are. Also, sending an invasion fleet with all the necessary weapons, armour and equipment across the stars would break the back of any planet's economy. Since even a peaceful interstellar expedition would be incredibly expensive, they'll be looking to to recoup some of the costs.

more than 4 years ago
top

Another WW-I Chemical Site In Washington, DC

CyberK Re:The meaning of NIMBY (249 comments)

What, you don't agree that the town needs a new chemical weapons dumping site?

more than 4 years ago
top

Another WW-I Chemical Site In Washington, DC

CyberK Re:asinine (249 comments)

Back then it wasn't close to the capital. It was rural farmland and houses weren't built there until the nineties, according to the article.

more than 4 years ago
top

How Truthful Are You When Creating Web Accounts?

CyberK Re:90210 (309 comments)

That and the fact that a large part of the internet lists their birthday as being January 1st, some year that makes them older than eighteen. Personally I find that a single twirl on the scroll wheel of my mouse generally makes me be born somewhere in the late seventies or early eighties these days.

more than 4 years ago
top

China To Connect Its High-Speed Rail To Europe

CyberK Re:A high speed railway (691 comments)

Goodness me, I would have thought that the trade between France and Germany was significantly reduced after France declared war in 1939. Or maybe, you know, after Germany invaded France in 1940. If you had said before 1939 you would have been correct, remember that the USA arrived late for the party that was WWII.

more than 4 years ago
top

For GUIs, Just the Right Degree of Realism

CyberK Re:Thank you. (256 comments)

Thank you for the tip, I checked out The Non-Designer's Design Book and promptly ordered it!

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

Journals

CyberK has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?