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!



Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

Cyfun Re:Solution (240 comments)

No, this will just cause companies to hire the rest on as "contractors," which is worse because those people will usually get screwed over on benefits. This is what Exxon Mobil does. They only have about 75,000 employees, but are one of the most profitable companies in the world. Although they do take fairly good care of them... but can you imagine if a company like Walmart did this? Hell, they pretty much already do!

3 days ago

New Facebook Phone App Lets You Stalk Your Friends

Cyfun Google Latitude (61 comments)

Didn't Google Latitude do this like 5 years ago?

5 days ago

Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17" Screen

Cyfun Re:Should void warranty (208 comments)

Sorry to break it to you, but people have been modifying their cars in various ways for... oh... about a century. Yes, it might compromise safety and reliability... but doing so is nothing new.

about two weeks ago

FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft

Cyfun Easy money (445 comments)

Step 1: Trick drunk friend into point laser at planes

Step 2: ???

Step 3: Profit!!!

about 2 months ago

At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...

Cyfun Re:No real option for me (177 comments)

I'd equate retirement more to being self-employed, as you do have financial stability, and probably have a pension or profits from investments. Plus, every single retired person I know either has a side-job or a profitable hobby.

about 3 months ago

Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

Cyfun Every other one (1009 comments)

I'm looking forward to 9, as it should follow Microsoft's scheme of only-every-other-version-of-windows-doesn't-suck. As Vista was an obvious catastrophe, and 8 is starting to look the same way, 9 can't possibly be worse... right?

about 3 months ago

Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School

Cyfun Montana (489 comments)

I can tell you why Montana's on the list: there are simply no blacks or hispanics here. As for why women made the list, it's likely because they DGAF, as this is Montana and most of them wanna just work on a ranch, drive a diesel 4x4, and make babies.

about 3 months ago

Hacker Barnaby Jack Died of Drug Overdose

Cyfun Re:Bad things (195 comments)

Illegal narcotics are made in garages and jungles in unregulated conditions BECAUSE they can't be made legally. One of the main reasons they cause so much harm to people is BECAUSE of these poor manufacturing conditions and how they're cut. We should legalize them simply to allow us to create and distribute them in a safer manner that we can regulate and monitor.

Besides, people die many times more from prescription drug abuse than illegal drug abuse.

And alien races likely avoid us because of or proclivity for violence over diplomacy, greed over innovation, and utter lack of common sense. If anything, legalizing narcotics and spending the money treating addicts instead of just tossing them in jail would make it MORE likely that aliens would see us as sensible motherfuckers and contact us.

So... let's legalize drugs so we can meet some hot green Orion women already!

about 4 months ago

Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

Cyfun How could this affect her credit? (519 comments)

Am I the only one wondering how in the fuck some random company was able to just make up a charge out of thin air and then destroy her credit over it?

about 5 months ago

Robots: a Working Breed At the Dairy

Cyfun Crap video (65 comments)

I was looking forward to some good footage of a little robot scooting around a pasture. Instead I got a 6-second clip of a few cows and something zipping around behind them in what appears to be a time-lapse style shot.

What kind of crap journalism is this?

about 5 months ago

In an arcade with only the following games ...

Cyfun Re:Preview (283 comments)

It does. That's the sad part.

about 5 months ago

Amazon Hints At Details On Its CIA Franken-Cloud

Cyfun Cloud-to-Butt (67 comments)

It's days like this that I just love the Chrome extension that changes all instances of the word "cloud" to "butt."

about 5 months ago

Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario

Cyfun Super Mango Tit (258 comments)

Am I the only one wondering what the tag Super Mango Tit means?

about 5 months ago

Music Industry Issues Take Down Notices to 50 Major Lyrics Sites

Cyfun Re:Greed! (281 comments)

Bob Dylan. The record companies are worried that you wouldn't still see him as the king of musical poetry if you could actually understand wtf he's saying.

about 5 months ago

Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

Cyfun Give them the wrong password (599 comments)

Am I the only one wondering why he didn't just give them the wrong password? If it doesn't work, they can't prove he lied about it, he can claim that someone must have tried to change it or hacked into it or something.

about 6 months ago

CAPTCHA Busted? Company Claims To Have Broken Protection System

Cyfun In other news... (141 comments)

I cured cancer, stopped global warming, and found the last missing episodes of Doctor Who.

Just take my word for it.

about 6 months ago

Germany: We Think NSA May Have Tapped Chancellor Merkel's Cell Phone

Cyfun Re:Quiz: Is the NSA Watching You? (267 comments)

Hell, the "Earth" thing probably doesn't even apply as I'd be willing to bet they have access to NASA's radio transmissions, too. After all, their acronyms are only one letter apart.

about 6 months ago



Google Talk/Google Voice outage

Cyfun Cyfun writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Cyfun writes "Went to use my Groove IP on my Droid 2 this morning, calls would not go through. Turns out both Google Talk and Google Voice have been down for several hours. Unfortunately, Google has not posted any obvious official outage notifications, but they have confirmed it through other channels. "We’re aware of a problem with Google Talk affecting a majority of users. The affected users are able to access Google Talk, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behavior. We will provide an update by 7/26/12 7:50 AM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.""
Link to Original Source


Cyfun has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

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>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account