×

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

Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

Dynedain Re:Pedantic, but... (165 comments)

How long before that's SystemD/GNU/Linux?

2 days ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

Dynedain Re:In after somebody says don't run Windows. (456 comments)

In the time I've not run a/v, I've never had an infection. (I never had an infection before that, either, but that's beside the point.)

That you know of. There have been many documented cases of drive-by installs, worms that infect from external media, infected installers from legitimate installers. Hell, even legitimate open source projects having their servers unknowingly hijacked and malware injected into source or binaries during download.

While some malware is geared at spamming your desktop with ads, the good stuff tries to be as unnoticeable as possible, especially for botnets or if the goal is keylogging. Today's sophisticated viruses aren't trying to wipe your machine - they're all about creating networks of vulnerability to sell later to the highest bidder.

2 days ago
top

Best Cube?

Dynedain Re:Carver M-400t (265 comments)

That guy makes awesome audio equipment (if only I could afford it) without the audiophile Monster gimmick.

I am jealous to this day of my dad's digital tuner which is finally starting to flake out after 20+ years - too bad it's stereo :(

5 days ago
top

Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

Dynedain Re:live-action? (148 comments)

Live action is not an opposite to CGI. Live action is an opposite to animation (hand-drawn cels or computer generated)

about two weeks ago
top

Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Dynedain Re: Who are the interviewing??? (417 comments)

And frankly, I am not so far from a reasonably large town

That would put you firmly in a rural area. They clearly called out that rural broadband availability is too low.

about two weeks ago
top

Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Dynedain Re: We deserve this guy (496 comments)

Read up on the Mason Dixon line and the formation of new states during the mid-19th century. And then come back here and tell me that isn't gerrymandering at the highest possible level.

about two weeks ago
top

PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

Dynedain Re: Dumbest article on the subject. Ever. (245 comments)

.Net has Sitecore are Sharepoint. Java has AEM (which is what Typo3 tries to be) and several others. These of course are "enterprise" proprietary solutions, but just as easy to install and configure. I could spend hours talking about what a joke Typo3 is. The truth is that web CMS platforms use PHP because it is the defacto standard in shared hosting plans, just like most desktop games are written for Windows with DirectX.

about two weeks ago
top

Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Dynedain Re: We deserve this guy (496 comments)

It can be argued that gerrymandering senate seats directly lead to the Civil War.

about two weeks ago
top

Why We're Not Going To See Sub-orbital Airliners

Dynedain Re:I think the thing being missed here (300 comments)

And he's right that governments will get really nervous about hypersonic craft. As he says in TFA, the hypersonic flight could stick to its planned flight path and then deviate only for the last 20 minutes, and still be able to hit an arbitrary target. With less time to react to the threat, government will try to preemptively secure each flight, which means the already-inconvenient airport security will get even more inconvenient.

That's a stupid argument. Most metropolises have their city core well within 20 minutes of flight time from the major airport. Many of the landing routes flyover those same urban cores.

about three weeks ago
top

Experiments Create Particles Out of a Vacuum Using Neutrinos

Dynedain Re: get Particles out of a vacuum (86 comments)

You don't breathe when you go outside? I guess that explains the basement dwelling tendencies.

about three weeks ago
top

Minecraft Creator Notch's $70 Million Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

Dynedain Re:Fashionable Fire Extinguishers? (170 comments)

Pretty certain the extinguishers are a sculpture.

about a month ago
top

Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

Dynedain Re:Sure... (343 comments)

A cost to reduce another *potential* cost is still a cost, not a profit.

about a month ago
top

Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

Dynedain Re:But what about my burger? (133 comments)

There's plenty of reason to spend as little time as possible at Harris Ranch.

about a month ago
top

UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Dynedain Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

Wow - making judgmental calls on my beliefs based on what I say about logic.

You realize this all stemmed from you claiming the Bible recommends a gold standard and I merely refuted your claim.

That has absolutely nothing to do with my individual belief system (which you're absolutely wrong about) and is intentionally going off-topic so that you can feel you won some kind of argument.

about a month ago
top

UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Dynedain Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

As soon as you start hand-waving away and justifying portions you don't agree with (like the slavery example you just mentioned), you have opened the door for *any* portions to be justified away in the same manner. There is nothing in the Bible that instructs "follow this part, but ignore the previous page."

The Bible cannot be used as a basis of logic and directive on human behavior for this very reason. It can be a fantastic tool for study, for allegorical lessons, for cautionary warnings, for a supplementary tool, and especially as the guiding principals of religious belief, but not as a logical basis for extrapolation into how people or cultures should act.

about a month and a half ago
top

UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Dynedain Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

The Bible clearly lays out mandatory tithing . Wether a particular denomination or church follows that practice is something altogether different.

But it's completely wrong to claim that the Bible discourages taxation while ignoring what the Bible says about tithing. Not to mention the whole "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's" goes against your servitude argument as well.

Hint: The Bible is inconsistent with itself in many ways. As a result, trying to use the Bible as foundation or any set of rules or behaviors requires making effectively arbitrary decisions as to which conflicting passages should be used or how they should be interpreted.

about a month and a half ago
top

UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Dynedain Re: There is no single "fair" value. (602 comments)

The Bible also pushed for mandatory taxation, sorry, I meant tithing, to the prevaling religious power.

about 2 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Getting Around Terrible Geolocation?

Dynedain Re:YOUR BROWSER is supplying this information... (100 comments)

Your browser supplies HTML5 Geolocation. But it sounds like the submitter is having problems with GeoIP detection. That's a server-side issue and relies on subscription databases for identifying where physically on the globe an IP might map to. It's also horribly inaccurate as the submitter has found.

about 2 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Getting Around Terrible Geolocation?

Dynedain IP Detection is different from HTML5 (100 comments)

Short Answer:
Signup for a VPN or Proxy service with an exit point in the region you want.

Longer Answer:
IP-based geography detection (GeoIP for short) depends on the databases and services that various providers are leveraging. It's inherently inaccurate. Good luck getting these fixed as there are a bunch of different services (including the W3C) that you would need to get updated. Are you sure your routing exit point isn't actually in Ireland? My company's IP address maps to an exit point in San Francisco, even though I'm located in Los Angeles.

HTML5 location detection is pretty accurate, insofar as it relies on your browser to tell the site/service where you are. You should be able to force that setting in your browser.

about 2 months ago

Submissions

Journals

Dynedain has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?