×

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

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Old-school is best (382 comments)

I managed a boardwalk arcade down the shore one summer in my late teens. Hard Drivin was one of the games in there and was awesome to have the keys to :)

about 4 months ago
top

Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Embrace or Expire? (337 comments)

I don't run any Microsoft OSes in my home, but I do own stock in Microsoft. Because I do not care for a company doesn't mean it doesn't make money, and Microsoft still has a strong presence in the enterprise market.

about 4 months ago
top

US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:PANIC! (409 comments)

I always started in Egypt due to their accessibility of sea, air and land from there. Only won once though, so maybe I'm doing it wrong....

about 5 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

Deekin_Scalesinger I'll second that (702 comments)

with a late '08 MBP - has lasted much longer than I expected it to. Just tossed 8 GB of RAM into it and I expect at least two more years of life out of it.

about 7 months ago
top

Yahoo CEO Says It Would Be Treason To Decline To Cooperate With the NSA

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Treason.. or... (524 comments)

Into The Matrix

about a year ago
top

Amazon Hiring More Than a 100 Who Can Get Top Secret Clearances

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:A patheic thought (213 comments)

His name was Robert Paulson.

about a year ago
top

How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Can we be less priggish? (459 comments)

I sent a follow up email to my last potential job's HR department asking "R U going 2 hire me or wat?" - still waiting for them to reply...

about a year ago
top

How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Not concerned (459 comments)

There is something to be said for my being born when I was (also having a natively geeky bent to me didn't hurt either). I was born in '72, saw my first movie in the theater in '77 (Star Wars, yay!) played my first video game (Night Driver, yay!) in '79, went to my first computer camp in '81, banging on an Apple ][.

I don't know if I am a digital native - I think of it more like I was a babe on the Mayflower. Lucky me!

about a year ago
top

NASDAQ Trading Halted Due To "Technical Issue"

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Hello tech support? (240 comments)

Indeed - I shudder to think that this needs to be "soon to be". It should be "now". No food, no drink, no draw ties hanging off of your shorts, etc. Period.

about a year ago
top

Interactive Nukemap Now In 3D

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Funny game. (192 comments)

You send someone out to get a replacement, of course. Junktown might have one...

about a year ago
top

Russian Rocket Proton-M Crashes At Launch

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:probably... (145 comments)

Correction - just saw it again. Something weird billowed out of the engines at 0:18 or so

about a year and a half ago
top

Russian Rocket Proton-M Crashes At Launch

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:probably... (145 comments)

I watched the video first and focused on the plumes. To my untrained eye, I didn't see any sputters or anything from the engine....

about a year and a half ago
top

PlayStation 4 Will Be Running Modified FreeBSD

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Sony Hackstation (457 comments)

Sorry to hear that bubba. I have enjoyed your posts for a while now. Just said a prayer for her and your family that she either passes quickly/peacefully or gets better ASAP. Having gone through my Mother's sickness/death, I feel for you. Take care of yourself as well as your Mom/Family.

about a year and a half ago
top

PlayStation 4 Will Be Running Modified FreeBSD

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:License war commencing... (457 comments)

*Nix AND Mac joke all rolled into one? Someone give this Coward a cigar and positive mods!

about a year and a half ago
top

Saudi Arabia Blocks Viber Messaging Service

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Let's be fair here. (83 comments)

(and yes, I suppose I am giving too big of a hint to the Powers That Be concerning my whereabouts, but truth be told, I'd relish the battle. As a card carrying member of the EFF and a couple of other organizations, it would thrill me to find out how it would go down. Since I don't do anything "wrong", I say bring it on!)

about a year and a half ago
top

Saudi Arabia Blocks Viber Messaging Service

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Let's be fair here. (83 comments)

Agreed. I have a armory stuffed with digital widgets that give the Government no way to tap me. I use them a lot when I have to. I also live two blocks from the US Vice President and haven't had anyone knocking at my door, nor do I expect to.

about a year and a half ago
top

Saudi Arabia Blocks Viber Messaging Service

Deekin_Scalesinger Re:Need more Tor (83 comments)

Same with VPN service in the Middle East. Super unlikely they'll know WHAT you are sending, but the mere existence of VPN service in some of those countries means a very bad day for the hapless end user. Having run VPN services worldwide for people in this predicament, I have a good understanding of this (sadly).

about a year and a half ago

Submissions

top

Microsoft's Penis Song Faces Stiff Criticism at NDC

Deekin_Scalesinger Deekin_Scalesinger writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Deekin_Scalesinger (755062) writes "“I got the skills to impress, I’m a computer genius. The words “Micro” and “Soft” don’t apply to my penis,” beamed the vocals of a bubblegum dance song during an entertainment break at the annual conference last week. Meanwhile, the lyrics were flashed karaoke style in the front of the stage for the crowd to sing along to as dancers moved to the beat erratically.

The performance itself was given by the dancing Windows Azure girls."

Link to Original Source
top

Third MacBook laptop announced at Macworld

Deekin_Scalesinger Deekin_Scalesinger writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Deekin_Scalesinger (755062) writes "Steve Jobs confirmed what many of us suspected — a new Macbook less than one inch thick has been introduced at Macworld. Early specs indicate 0.16" to 0.76" thickness, magnetic latch, 13.3" widescreen display, 1.8" hard drive — 80 GB hard disk standard, 64 GB SSD as an option, 1.6 GHz Standard, 1.8 GHz Option — Intel Core 2 Duo. Details available at MacRumors, which is posting live commentary of the event."

Journals

Deekin_Scalesinger has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?