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!



The Poor Neglected Gifted Child

DraconPern Existing programs (529 comments)

Such program already exists. Advanced Placement, Science Bowl, International Baccalaureate, etc. Just put more money into those programs.

about 6 months ago

AirPlay Alternative Mirrors and Streams To TVs and PCs

DraconPern A few issues.... (62 comments)

No mention HDCP issues... Also, PC-PC streaming only works after online registration.

about 9 months ago

Vizio Plans To Undercut The Market For All-In-One PCs

DraconPern Re:Good for them. (268 comments)

It's those dumb decisions that caused them to be poor. Oh, and they won't believe you when you tell them those $5 computer runs better.

more than 2 years ago

Creating the World's Cheapest Tablet

DraconPern Too expensive... I prefer.. a rock tablet! (192 comments)

I picked up a rock tablet for free! Sure it's kind of heavy, but It'll never need an upgrade. No need to reset and it'll never loose data. Performance is a bit slow but it multitasks (it's got two sides for joting down stuff).

more than 2 years ago

Researchers Build TCP-Based Spam Detection

DraconPern Fix email to work like IM... (81 comments)

The best way to fight spam is do what IM systems has been doing, by whitelisting. So, 1st email triggers a white list query, and the rest wil be invisible... May be do this on a per ip or per domain basis...

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Print From an Android Tablet?

DraconPern Re:I know, I'm boring (203 comments)

I'll sell you one for a cool $1million. :D

more than 2 years ago

OpenMoko's FreeRunner Rises From the Ashes

DraconPern Re:No CarrierIQ? (133 comments)

Get an iphone.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: When and How To Deal With GPL Violations?

DraconPern Re:Their code, their rules (151 comments)

code contributions are usually only accepted if the contributor agrees to let the company do whatever they want with the code. This is standard procedure in the OSS world. There is nothing complex about it. the Linux Kernel is an exception to this rule, which is why it is stuck at gpl v2 even if Linus wanted to make it gpl v3. There was a big discussion of this when gpl v3 was being drafted.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

DraconPern What? (1307 comments)

iPhone compatible calendar tool

Your hospital must be big enough to have active directory and exchange. Exchange is iphone compatible! If your IT refuses to set up exchange for iphone, tell your boss to hire a new CIO. This is not how your IT department should be working. p.s. I am the head of IT of radonc, I feel your pain.

more than 3 years ago

Drupal E-commerce With Ubercart 2.x

DraconPern huh? (65 comments)

tl;dr And who reviews a tech book that's more than half a year old? Drupal 7 is about to be released.

about 4 years ago

Online Shopping May Actually Increase Pollution

DraconPern Conclusion (410 comments)

The british post system sucks.

about 4 years ago

AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do

DraconPern The solution. (597 comments)

Laser etched logos on the laptop. That why there's no label, no glue crud, and you won't have to spend 20 mins taking it off! :D

about 4 years ago

Former Head of CIA Think Tank Talks Privacy, Technology

DraconPern Provide services in exchange for privacy. (147 comments)

CIA need to provide the public some awesome free service and then people won't mind giving up data for analysis. It worked for Google. If their product is foreign intelligence.. may be some service for the public regarding that?

more than 4 years ago

Office 2010 Technical Preview Leaked

DraconPern OOo (341 comments)

How long before Open Office copy the ribbon interface?

more than 5 years ago

Attempting To Reframe "KDE Vs. GNOME"

DraconPern What? (455 comments)

ripped the bandage off the scab

Eh.. that is usually a bad thing to do.

more than 5 years ago

Windows Server 2008 One Year On — Hit Or Miss?

DraconPern Advanced Firewall settings (386 comments)

Windows 2008's advanced firewall setting is now easier to use than iptables through webmin. I can finally configure an internet facing server securely!

more than 5 years ago

Can You Be Denied the Right To Support OSS?

DraconPern Welcome to contract law (212 comments)

Welcome to contract law. If you sign a contract that says you are not going to do something, you better not do it unless you just want an ass raping.

more than 5 years ago

Towards a World Wide Grid?

DraconPern Talk to the experts in Grid. McColo (105 comments)

Didn't McColo just successfully migrated a complete world wide grid within 12hours? May be these researchers should just contract the project out to them.

more than 5 years ago


DraconPern hasn't submitted any stories.


DraconPern has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

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>