×

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

Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Guppy06 Meh. (875 comments)

It's not the World Trade Center, and it's not Bali. It's a single cafe and a maximum possible body count than your typical school shooting in the US (which can hardly hold the news media's attention for more than a week any more).

This news wouldn't have made it out of Australia (if even NSW) if it weren't for the Islamic bogeyman angle.

5 days ago
top

Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

Guppy06 Re:Sony needs to invest in their IT (170 comments)

Well, someone played a Sony music CD on the web server, and...

about two weeks ago
top

Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

Guppy06 Re: The new threat (388 comments)

A plastic battleship would be unstoppable.

Four red pegs should do it.

about two weeks ago
top

Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland

Guppy06 Re:So? (271 comments)

What does any of that have to do with the story here? The tracking device wasn't added by the police or even at the behest of the police, but by the buy-here-pay-here dealer, operating a business of the same respectability as payday lending and rent-to-own stores, who expect their customers to default. This wasn't done for cops but for repo men.

By all means complain about a violation of privacy, but it isn't by the state. Rather this is the result of a financial system that promotes, aggravates, and profits off of poverty.

about a month and a half ago
top

Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs

Guppy06 Re:The best photo... (113 comments)

This post is factual, poignant, germane to the topic at hand... and yet, in this crowd, this post can legitimately, literally be modded as "flamebait."

about 3 months ago
top

Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

Guppy06 Re:It's made of plated steel (54 comments)

known for its superb conductivity of heat

Exactly: pinpoint heat sources will see that energy rapidly disbursed throughout the entire suit rather than stay concentrated in a hot spot.

Water's heat conductivity, its ability to spread heat out into meaninglessness, is one of the reasons why it's effective at extinguishing fires.

about 4 months ago
top

Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

Guppy06 But it failed (54 comments)

Face full of sparks at the 2 minute mark.

about 4 months ago
top

Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

Guppy06 Re:Given current tensions, ... (157 comments)

I think they would be very happy if the rest of Europe were utilizing GLONASS, a system they can shut down or manipulate if they need to.

But they themselves can't get it to work, as was highlighted in the link I posted. So why would a Europe unable to deploy Galileo use GLONASS instead of GPS?

And it certainly isn't like Europe doesn't have its own space launch capabilities.

Russia has absolutely nothing to gain and much to lose by trying to fuck with this launch.

about 4 months ago
top

Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

Guppy06 Re:Given current tensions, ... (157 comments)

The Russian GLONASS has its own problems, and the whole point of Galileo is a GNSS that is independent from the US. Do you think the Russians like falling back on US technology? Or do you think they're planning to rely on Beidou?

about 4 months ago
top

Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

Guppy06 I'll pass (252 comments)

Yes, I enjoyed Babylon 5, but then stuff like Crusade, the Ranger movie, and that "Lost Tales" compilation happened. I'll probably put this new movie in my Netflix queue, but I won't be running out to buy a theater ticket or anything.

about 4 months ago
top

The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

Guppy06 Re:Crazy Parakeet Man (259 comments)

like some sort of Parakeet Wizard

At least he seems able to keep bird crap off his face, unlike some other wizards.

about 4 months ago
top

Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap

Guppy06 Re:The Million Dollar Question (172 comments)

I'm asking more about what happens to DRM'd content that was purchased from Sony's ebook store now that Sony is pulling out (e.g. authorization servers).

about 4 months ago
top

The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

Guppy06 Slashver-ganda? (402 comments)

Not even a week ago: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Hamas can't even power their social media campaign (i.e. their lifeblood) continuously, but we're supposed to believe they can coordinate rocket fire over the same internet while also deploying Aperture science into their tunnels?

And this from an unnamed IDF contractor talking to a media outlet that has quite literally called for the genocide of Palestinians?

Good job, guys.

about 5 months ago
top

US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

Guppy06 Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

Then you have little to lose by giving it a try.

about 5 months ago
top

US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

Guppy06 Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

Visit central America then get back to us.

Work at McDonald's or Walmart (or more likely both) for a living and get back to us.

about 4 months ago
top

US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

Guppy06 Re:Free market economy (529 comments)

Markets in poor neighborhoods carry what 'poor' people buy

They buy what gives them the most calories per dollar, while also focusing on foods that require the least preparation time (since their work typically leaves them with little time to spare). End result: saturated fat, refined sugar and sodium, with very little in the way of necessary vitamins and minerals.

Poverty is now owning... a car out of warranty!

For most of the United States, owning a car is a necessity for both working and buying food.

about 4 months ago
top

US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

Guppy06 Re:Silly argument (529 comments)

If it really was difficult to find programmers they'd have at least considered training some of those workers in the desired skills, workers with a known history rather than some stranger off the street (or from across an ocean).

about 5 months ago

Submissions

top

Nintendo Power--The End of an Era

Guppy06 Guppy06 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Guppy06 writes "Starting with volume 222 in December, Nintendo will no longer be in charge of its own dedicated magazine, Nintendo Power, instead handing the reins over to Future US, publisher of other gaming magazines such as PC Gamer, Official Xbox Magazine, and Playstation: The Official Magazine. Nintendo started Nintendo Power from its original "Nintendo Fun Club" back in 1988 and since then the magazine has been the official mouthpiece of the company to its fanbase, often being the medium used for new announcements, such as the development of the now-classic Game Boy and Super NES. Similarly, it seems Nintendo is no longer publishing its own video game guides, which were published under the Nintendo Power name; recent flagship titles such as Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass only have Nintendo-authorized guides published by Prima available."
top

EU Backs Off From Metrication in UK, Ireland

Guppy06 Guppy06 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Guppy06 writes "After struggling with individual merchants in the British Isles for years years, European commissioners unanimously agreed that people in the UK and Ireland could continue to trade using Imperial units of measure rather than compel metrication, using solely Imperial for specific industries or uses (roads, beer, milk, precious metals) or a US-style dual-labeling for all others. EU Industry Commissioner Gunter Verheugen, who apparently pushed for this measure, is quoted as saying "When I looked into this matter it was obvious to me that there was no reason why imperial measures should go," and "I think up to that point nobody had really asked the obvious question which is 'Do we really need [to ban] it?'" Self-styled Metric Martyrs in the UK still need to contend with the compulsory metrication directives from their national government in London. In answer to disappointed metrication campaigners, an Associated Press article on the same subject says that Commissioner Verheugen suggests that it will aid with trade with the United States, which has no compulsory metrication and allows units similar to the Imperial system."
Link to Original Source
top

Guppy06 Guppy06 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Guppy06 writes "Sony released new firmware for both the PSP and the PlayStation 3 today. The releases focuses on support for PlayStation games downloaded from the PlayStation Store, allowing the PS3 to play these games directly without having to transfer them to the PSP, as well as apparently allowing save data for these games to be transferred between the two. Most interesting, though, is that PS3 owners "can now use the vibration function of accessories that are for use with Playstation and Playstation 2 format software." With no USB or Bluetooth accessories for the original PlayStation (at least), this seems to suggest that new hardware is on the horizon for the PS3, but whether it's a new controller or a new adapter to connect PS2 and PS controllers hasn't been announced."
top

Guppy06 Guppy06 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Guppy06 (410832) writes "Last week, Sun Microsystems unveiled their Project Blackbox, essentially a datacenter built into a standard 20 ft shipping container. Its only outside requirments are electricity, bandwidth and water. The stated goals of the project are to allow customers to install new dataserving capabilities without having to expand existing buildings or erect new ones, and it seems to do just that."
top

Guppy06 Guppy06 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Guppy06 writes "... is a Dewey Decimal Sytem for pr0n. Some sort of agreed-upon standard (perhaps an RFC) detailing a particular directory structure for dividing and organizing collections and deciding what particular file goes where.

Really, should the top layer be divided by file format, genre, fetish or what? I could see the potential for links between subdirectories..."
top

Guppy06 Guppy06 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Guppy06 writes "Last week, instead of a regular DNS error, EarthLink's DNS servers started to return a redirect to earthlink-help.net, a site that bears a close resemblance to VeriSign's much-maligned Site Finder, to their subscribers. According to their official blog at Earthling, "By presenting users with contextual help based upon the non-existent domain the user entered, we believe we are improving the EarthLink user experience with a system that will not interfere with other network processes." Most of the responses in said blog posting aren't positive."

Journals

Guppy06 has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?