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!



How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Extremus Re:Oblig. Oatmeal (240 comments)

I see some (non reasonable) reasons for that phenomenon. First, it is easier to get disappointed with a 99c app than with a $800 tablet. Second, there is a perception of little value on cheap things.

about two weeks ago

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

Extremus Re:touch screens in cars, bad idea? (208 comments)

Is this a car analogy to the famous porn games/sex doll argument?

about two weeks ago

Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws

Extremus AdBlock Highway (226 comments)

Google Glass could block distracting billboards.

about 2 months ago

Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

Extremus Re:Compuing Resources are Finate (745 comments)

Is it necessary to simulate the WHOLE universe at a given scale in order to provide the simulated agents with a view of that scale? What if we provide local, "on-demand" simulation for the agents looking at a given scale?

about 2 months ago

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

Extremus Phd (177 comments)

I am a phd candidate working in an university lab, you insensitive clod.

Outlasting my co-workers means something completly different around here.

about 2 months ago

US Spying Costs Boeing Military Jet Deal With Brazil

Extremus Re:Remote control? (439 comments)

There have been recent rumours about Brazil again considering the russian PAK-FA project.

about 3 months ago

The Grasshopper Can Fly Sideways

Extremus Re:So not impressed...at all (127 comments)

First I found it funny. Then I felt guilty. Then I read your comment and found the joke funny once again. Sorry.

about 8 months ago

US Air Force Reporting Pilot Shortage

Extremus Re:Maybe fix them? (270 comments)

I guess that was a problem with the almighty F-22.

about 9 months ago

Global Warming 5 Million Years Ago In Antarctic Drastically Raised Sea Levels

Extremus More to the point... (437 comments)

It is well known that sea levels have been going up and down throughout the ages. The question now is whether or not we are acelerating these variations and whether life can adapt to them fast enough.

about 9 months ago

Researchers Complete New Gondwana Map

Extremus Re:Google maps? (116 comments)

Sir, you have a really old house.

about 9 months ago

A Serious Proposal To Fix Windows 8

Extremus Re:Windows Red looks horrible (578 comments)

I like your suggestion. I do not mind Metro or that fancy programs manager. The later works quite well from me actually. I use it only when I do not have the application I need pinned on my task bar, which is just 5% of the time. With this in mind, the programs manager in win8 is much easier to use than the previous versions. The translucent background you mention would help to keep context, which removes a bit of overload from your brain.

On the other hand, they should reintroduce the automatic shadow backup feature of windows 7. This feature is no on by default in win 8 and it is much much more difficult to configure. It allowed me to look like a hero to some friends already. ;)

about 10 months ago

US Entertainment Industry To Congress: Make It Legal For Us To Deploy Rootkits

Extremus I am ok with that if... (443 comments)

I would accept that if politicians and big companies also install some sort of "corruption-detection rootkit" in their computers.

about a year ago

Engineering the $325,000 Burger

Extremus Re:I dont want to live on this planet anymore (353 comments)

I guess both of you have a point. I can summarize the issue stating the obvious: the techniques (on vitro beef, GMO, etc) are not the problem; the problem consists of the organizations controlling these techniques (Monsanto, etc). And the problem is this: monopoly.

about a year ago

Average latency to Slashdot.org?

Extremus From Brazil... (558 comments)

Porto Alegre/GVT ~= 174ms

about a year ago

New Pope Selected

Extremus Re:really, slashdot? (915 comments)

Well, I was amazed how fast his article in Wikipedia got updated. It didn't take more than a minute. Also, many big news websites in my country are down. That never happened before, as far as I know.

about a year ago

GNOME Aiming For Full Wayland Support by Spring 2014

Extremus Re:Go away (300 comments)

Haha! Funny country is that of yours. In mine, the gnomes come from gardens and other magical places.

about a year ago

Evidence For Comet-Borne Microfossils Supports Panspermia

Extremus Re:Miller–Urey experiment (169 comments)

Panspermia doesn't really answear the question of how life started. If panspermia is found to be true, then the question just changes from "how life started on earth" to "how life started".

about a year ago

Moon Mining Race Under Way

Extremus Re:Doesn't seem realistic (150 comments)

I don't think Google wants to pay that money.

This fact is evident! It is the first thing I thought when reading that they will give a bonus for finding water and the Apollo landing site, two things that clearly do not exist.

about a year ago

Cliff Bleszinski: Vote With Your Dollars

Extremus Re:It is not that simple! (369 comments)

You should put in the addiction factor. Some companies want you addicted to the game. And you become, in one level or another.

about a year ago

Halo Developer Bungie Reveals Destiny and Its Vision of MMO Gaming

Extremus Books? (147 comments)

So they plan to release books with a storyline that is subsumed by the activities of the players in the game? That sounds very nice. It is a like a glorified log file of some sort.

about a year ago



Curiosity's Mars discovery called 'one for history books'

Extremus Extremus writes  |  about a year ago

Extremus (1043274) writes "NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books," but we'll have to wait a few weeks to find out what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest."
Link to Original Source

Bill Gates Comeback?

Extremus Extremus writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Extremus (1043274) writes ""One prominent chief executive told Fortune he'd heard from someone close to Gates that he might be considering such a move. Aside from an unexpected and bold final act for Gates, what could Microsoft (MSFT) gain from such a move? The company's stock price has been a thorn in Ballmer's side for a decade. At the end of 1999, Microsoft's best year for market price, shares were at almost $60. When Ballmer took over as chief executive in January 2000, the stock was still over $50. With the burst of the tech bubble, Microsoft's stock dropped steeply and hovered around $25 area through much of the decade, excepting a short rally above $35 in late-2007 and a dip under $20 during the 2008 financial crisis. Ballmer dumped much of his stock during the decade and Bill Gates gradually left daily operations. (Gates' last full day was in June 2008.) During that time, the stock stayed flat as competitors such as Oracle (ORCL) and Apple (AAPL) saw huge gains in their share price.""
Link to Original Source


Extremus 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