Slashdot: News for Nerds


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!



IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

GungaDan Re:Already changed (221 comments)

Blizzard is fine with their game being used in the female-only tournament, though. Curious. That's the change that was made, by the way. There are no longer separate tournaments for men and women. Now there is a separate tournament for women only, and one open to all.

Feminism can't even do "separate but equal" right.

about three weeks ago

Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

GungaDan Re:The cost (242 comments)

Oh my god! The little old ladies are going to blow up a bridge!

about three weeks ago

Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

GungaDan Re:Dead (1431 comments)

Congratulations! You win the award for most incorrect obnoxious pedantry of the day. "Shot to death" is a perfectly acceptable phrasing.

about 6 months ago

Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model

GungaDan Re:Maybe, but... (246 comments)

"my genetics allow me to have long thick hair for the rest of my life"

Nose and ear hairs do not count.

about 8 months ago

Dream Chaser Damaged In Landing Accident At Edwards AFB

GungaDan Re:Sierra Nevada (73 comments)

Dude, can it with the jokes. This thing barley survived its landing.

Too much? Want more? I've got a tun of them.

about 9 months ago

Nuclear Officers Napped With Blast Door Left Open

GungaDan Re:Strange... (238 comments)

Maybe it was an unplanned nap? I like the spontaneous ones best.

about 9 months ago

TSA Airport Screenings Now Start Before You Arrive At the Airport

GungaDan Re:Really? (437 comments)

I think the parent poster meant to indicate that the security line itself presents a target for attack, rather than that the screening process (aside from the requirement of a lengthy queue) was dangerous.

I might debate that, though, having suffered a cut on the sole of my foot from broken glass on the floor in one of those lines, past the "remove your shoes now" sign. Stay classy, Milwaukee International.

about 9 months ago

USPS Discriminates Against 'Atheist' Merchandise

GungaDan Re:Maybe it was the labelling (1121 comments)

I think you missed the point of the story - USPS cross-checked the packages and finding no cross, discarded them.

about a year ago
top Wants To Be the Google of 3D-Printable Guns

GungaDan Re:NRA: free speech champs (225 comments)

One important correction:

The Ruger 10/22 is *improved* by Volquartsen

about a year ago

Unnecessary Medical Procedures and the Dangers of Robot Surgery

GungaDan Thanks, feminism! (130 comments)

"annual Pap tests for middle-aged women â" may be necessary in some cases, but are often not beneficial and may even cause harm"

Does nobody here remember the wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments from the feminism industry when the study expressing the above findings re: annual pap smears was published? It was not that long ago. It's probably part of the current narrative of the mythological "war on women." How dare those study results conclude that the three times more Americans spend on women's healthcare than on men's may not all be entirely necessary?!? MISOGYNY! War on womyn! Won't somebody PLEASE think of the vaginas?

And so the unnecessary spending continues, the feminism industry secures more funding to make its hysterical voice heard, and no progress is made. Thanks, feminism!

about a year and a half ago

Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?

GungaDan Re:We have the same... (689 comments)

"I am fluent in Japanese."

Fruent. The word is FRUENT.

about a year and a half ago

Dean Kamen Invents Stomach Pump For Dieters

GungaDan Re:Isn't this just bulimia? (483 comments)

I figured it was 1+2. Gods help all those poor souls going #7 this flu season.

about a year and a half ago

Congressional Committee Casts a Harsh Eye On Vaccination Science

GungaDan Re:Anti-Science party is...? (858 comments)

Kucinich wasn't an anti-science rep. Hell he claimed to have seen a UFO from Shirley MacLaine's house. Science fiction is kinda like science, right?

about a year and a half ago

Man Arrested For Photo of Burning Poppy On Facebook

GungaDan Re:The point (534 comments)

"(there was an old saying; worry more about arrows that hit you in the back more than ones that might hit you in the chest.)"

It's the ones in the knee that will really get you down.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For Developers To Start Their Own Union?

GungaDan Don't call it a Union! (761 comments)

It'll be dead on arrival with much of the Southern US. Call it a Confederation. Southerners can get behind those.

about a year and a half ago

Nate Silver's Numbers Indicate Probable Obama Win, World Agrees

GungaDan Re:Everyone loves a winner. (881 comments)

"screaming for impeachment had it been done by McCain"

Safe to say that, had McCain won the election, no sane person would do *anything* that might have resulted in his removal from office. Have you forgotten about Queen Sarah Scatterbrain - the albatross that sunk McCain's campaign?

about a year and a half ago

Former Australian Cop Wants Jail For Internet Trolls

GungaDan Re:Do Not Want! (254 comments)

Better, shorter version:

A priest, a pedophile and a child molester walks into a bar.

about 2 years ago

Parent Questions Mandatory High School Chemistry

GungaDan Re:Translation (866 comments)

This summer I had to convert a dozen or so moles to mulch. I tried to convert them to cat food but the reaction failed for insufficient feline catalyst.

about 2 years ago


GungaDan hasn't submitted any stories.


GungaDan 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>
Create a Slashdot Account