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!



Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Good Replacement Batteries?

Fwipp Variation in online reviews (49 comments)

> They all seem to have varying reviews, ranging from "Perfect official factory replacement!" to "Garbage knock-off, worse than the battery I replaced."

This is because amazon lumps reviews from different sellers together. Once you've identified a potential seller/product you want, go into the list of sellers, and make sure to pick one with good reviews. It's going to be more expensive than from a place with 2 stars, but at least it'll work.

1 hour ago

Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

Fwipp Re:Like Nikola Tesla... (436 comments)

Only to be faced with the reality of power loss during transmission :)

4 days ago

Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

Fwipp Re:Expert?? (436 comments)

Gravity! That's why water flows downhill. :)

4 days ago

Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

Fwipp Re:Easy As 1 (136 comments)

Yo. Just don't install the apps that need too many permissions. Then you don't gotta root your phone, and you won't fuck up your battery life.

Sorry that you explicitly said "give me control" and proceeded to trash it.

about three weeks ago

Science Moneyball: The Secret to a Successful Academic Career

Fwipp Re:Success = going for... (42 comments)

Academics need to compete for grant money. You can't just ignore securing funding - if you do, you're out your job.

about 3 months ago

Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

Fwipp Re:Another casualty of the War on Drugs (450 comments)

If you "make a joke" by waving a weapon at cops who have just surrounded your vehicle... you're not very bright.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

Fwipp Re:Simple solution (408 comments)

Seriously. Stop worrying about "what if somebody takes my stuff."

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

Fwipp Guns (408 comments)

"I'm worried about somebody taking my stuff while I'm gone."

Good job.

about 3 months ago

How Free-To-Play Is Constricting Mobile Games

Fwipp Red Herring (115 comments)

Sure, only 3% of your players give you money if you're free-to-play. But if 3% of players of a F2P game is more than 100% of players of a $3 game, it doesn't matter. It's like arguing "If we implement super-awesome-DRM, our piracy will go down to 1%" without an understanding that these actions may hurt total sales.

Relative numbers are pretty useless without the bigger picture.

about 3 months ago

How To Prevent the Next Heartbleed

Fwipp Re: Republicans (231 comments)

I have no idea why you're maintaining that "Republicans" create these bugs, and I'm, like, a socialist.

about 4 months ago

Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts

Fwipp +5 Insightful (548 comments)

You heard it here first: Sex workers not being able to keep their money in a bank is worse than the Holocaust.

This fucking website, man.

about 4 months ago

F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

Fwipp Wrong target (410 comments)

Netflix isn't the bad guy here.

about 4 months ago

NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

Fwipp 30 MPH (204 comments)

You, uh, don't take the bus very often, do you? I haven't seen any public bus, in any city I've lived, with seatbelts, without sideways seats (at least in the back), without standing room, or that stays at less than 30 MPH.

about 4 months ago

Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Fwipp White cis straight dude detected (342 comments)

Seriously, if you were anything else, you wouldn't pine for the 50's.

about 4 months ago

Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

Fwipp Re:Wiretapping? (313 comments)

White male tears are my favorite beverage. :)

about 4 months ago

Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

Fwipp Uh (328 comments)

Uh, yeah, there's a big difference between people of a group reclaiming a word, and other people using the word to shit on them.

about 5 months ago

OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Fwipp Re: Says (1482 comments)

This is a valid point. Trans/non-binary support is sadly still very rare online. However, I kinda doubt you care all that much, as you call us "transgenders" and "transgendered" (and seem to believe trans ladies and trans dudes are interchangeable?).

about 5 months ago



Chome OS tablet rumored to debut on Black Friday

Fwipp Fwipp writes  |  about 4 years ago

Fwipp (1473271) writes "According to a source of the Download Squad, Google will be launching a Chrome OS tablet November 26th. Manufactured by HTC, the specs are rumored to include a 1280x720 display, 2GB of RAM, GPS and a webcam. Subsidized by a Verizon contract, it is expected to be substantially cheaper than other tablets — possibly even free."
Link to Original Source


Fwipp 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>