Beta
×

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!

Comments

top

Verizon Pays $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Investigation

Jahoda Re:So nice to see the FCC focusing on the big issu (50 comments)

"I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or are simply an idiot"

. Well, my friend - between the two of us, only one doesn't get sarcasm, and only one calls people "idiot" on the internet. I suppose that's something for you to think about, eh?

about two weeks ago
top

Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Jahoda Zoe Quinn's Abuse of the DMCA (1133 comments)

Regardless of the he-said/she-said of this whole thing, the part that I think would be of most interest of slashdotter's is Zoe Quinn's use of the DMCA to quash discussion about this situation which she did not like. Regardless of the truth of the matter, the fact that she did this (to me) speaks volumes about her character. Total Biscuit can summarize this better than I can, and also has a very levelheaded take on the situation :

Total Biscuit TwitLonger "What the Hell Just Happened"

about two weeks ago
top

Verizon Pays $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Investigation

Jahoda So nice to see the FCC focusing on the big issues. (50 comments)

These are the issues that truly threaten consumer freedom in the marketplace. It's the reason why the FCC was even created: to regulate how telecommunications companies use customer data for marketing. And with such a punishment as this, all I can tell you is that it's a warm sunny day to be an American here in the land of fair-play, privacy, and opportunity.

about two weeks ago
top

Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

Jahoda Re:ITT... (312 comments)

You do an excellent job of demonstrating your very-American mastery of arrogant over-generalizations. (What is particularly amusing is that you are German). Like most Americans, I am deeply upset by what has become of our government (perhaps you have some parts of your own history to which you can relate), and corporatism is a disease that the whole world must solve. But that doesn't change the fact that the only single reason you live in such an enlightened, prosperous nation and *IS* the United States of America and its dedication of resources to the security and democracy of your nation. I despise nationalism, but you ought to learn some manners.

about two weeks ago
top

Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

Jahoda TEACHING???? (179 comments)

How long have I been sleeping? What exactly is there for this man to teach? How to destroy every strategic advantage your company has in 10 years? I mean, I suppose arrogance and ineptitude ARE characteristics of the MBA.

about three weeks ago
top

Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Jahoda Re:A limit is a limit (475 comments)

I believe it is fairly certain that one of the first types of vehicles to fully automate will be trucks. The computer will never get tired or frustrated or impatient, and it will never not be aware of where other vehicles are on the road.

about a month ago
top

Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Jahoda Surprised no one has mentioned revenue generation (475 comments)

I can easily see a future 30 years, potentially even 20 down the road where auto-drive become mandatory on metropolitan freeways at certain times of day (rush hour). In fact, I could easily see a not-too-distant future where such a thing is mandatory, regardless of time-of-day. Now the question I ask is, as with concern with electric vehicles and lower revenues from gasoline tax, how are municipalities going to cope with the reduced revenue from speeding tickets?

about a month ago
top

News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Jahoda Re:Fark already defies internet culture. (748 comments)

Yeah, truly witty folks. I left 5 years ago because I don't need to spend my free time reading a website polluted with alts and career trolls that the mods do _nothing_ about, because, hey, ad revenue or manufactured controversy or something.
I met some wonderful people on TotalFark, but I don't read the internet to be pissed off and overall that place is a complete dump of assholery, and I have never looked back. Reddit works just fine.

about a month ago
top

AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

Jahoda Garbage In, Garbage Out (64 comments)

I realize that it is entirely anecdotal, but my miserable early experience with OCZ disks seems to match others, to the point that would never in a million years purchase another OCZ product again. Heck, it seems mighty telling that they're not even considered on the tech report longetivity test:

http://techreport.com/review/2...

about a month ago
top

Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

Jahoda I read this article differently: (112 comments)

So, am I actually to understand that, in 2014, the Xbox One is not currently capable of playing standard media formats such as MKV and that to this point, a console owner has been unable to play media off a flash drive or DLNA?

Well done, MS. Keep fuckin' that chicken, guys.

about a month ago
top

AMD Prepares To Ship Gaming SSDs

Jahoda Re:Gaming? (110 comments)

So, because a game published in 2004 loads equally fast on SSD vs HDD, your conclusion is that there is no benefit in all games? Well, ok, so here's my anecdotal experience: with my Samsung 840 Pro vs. my HDD bulk disk in my workstation, the load time difference in Skyrim, Dishonored, Bioshock Infinite is hugely different. I didn't think I would mind moving these off onto the spinning disk for space reasons, and it's enough of a change that I'm getting ready to just buy one big bad SSD and be done with it. (Though I would certainly never buy something as ridiculous as a "gaming ssd").

about a month ago
top

California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

Jahoda Re:Troll much? (286 comments)

Wow, I guess there's some kind of beautiful irony in you commenting anonymously and calling me "pathetic", bringing up the government and taxation, and then concluding by calling "basic rules of capitalism" a product of primitive cultures and then implying that "people" don't understand what it really means. Good job!

about a month ago
top

California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

Jahoda Re:Troll much? (286 comments)

The fact is that global markets are so large, advertising so powerful, that the impact of a boycott of informed consumers so small that you pretty much have to take high-profile legal action or hope to attract regulatory attention to enact a change in behavior. Sony has had no problem installing rootkits on the machines of customers, they have had no problem removing features from products customers have purchased, and they have no problem advertising a product as being capable of 1080p and then not delivering 1080p. It may seem like these are "first world problems", but what they represent are the "suck it up, peon" actions of yet another monolithic global entity that is beholden to no one, not even the basic rules of capitalism, and so the equation must be balanced with equal force.

about a month ago
top

California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

Jahoda Troll much? (286 comments)

Kind of a trollish headline, but both Sony and Microsoft have advertised 1080p as one of this generations' primary selling points - how is their continued inability to deliver upon this not false advertising, and how else are we to change their behavior if not through legal action? (Please don't say "boycott".)

about a month ago
top

Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

Jahoda Re:Except,,, (316 comments)

I understand the points that you are making, but none of this changes the fact that Verizon sold customers "unlimited" internet, and indeed, had the customer broken their side of the contract, they would be on-the-hook to verizon for a substantial sum of money, followed by an adventure with collections.

Verizon either needs to clearly and openly define terms, or stop overselling their network. Conducting an honest business is not rocket science.

about a month ago
top

Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

Jahoda Re:Except,,, (316 comments)

unlimited [uhn-lim-i-tid]
adjective
1. not limited; unrestricted; unconfined: unlimited trade.
2. boundless; infinite; vast: the unlimited skies.
3. without any qualification or exception; unconditional.

But I appreciate you coming in here and defending poor verizon from those insensitive jerks who paid for something "unlimited" and who are responsible for your slow service, rather than because verizon sold bandwidth and capacity that they don't have.

about a month ago
top

UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

Jahoda Re:Figures it would not be the US (190 comments)

And incidentally, I assure you that insurance companies will be MORE than eager to offer reduced premiums to drivers of cars which eliminate human error. This is a foregone conclusion, and it will begin with the automation trucking and shipping and extend from there.

about a month and a half ago
top

UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

Jahoda Re:Figures it would not be the US (190 comments)

It's obvious that you are invested in the idea that these will not be available in the USA for some time due to your belief that "Oh my god, somebody might sue!", the subtext of your argument with regards to american culture being reasonably clear. To restate my point: the United States has been the proving ground for these vehicles, this proving ground in one of its most populous states,(and additionally has to some-extent been ground-zero for the technology), would seem to disagree with you.

about a month and a half ago
top

UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

Jahoda Re:Figures it would not be the US (190 comments)

Except for the fact that it was the vehicle trials which occurred in the US (california, nevada), trials that demonstrated the safety of these vehicles and which have caused the UK to fully allow them on the roads in Jan 2014, rather than their initial plans for trials to occur by the end of 2013. While the article does not explicitly state this to be the reason for the change, I believe it to be a fair presumption that the 300,000 miles google's cars have driven in Califonia were taken into consideration.

about a month and a half ago
top

Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Jahoda I had to look up the AARC (317 comments)

I had actually never heard of these trolls. According to wikipedia, "AARC is a non-profit US royalty collective, assembled by the US music industry in conjunction with the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992, that protects the rights of featured artists and recording companies(sound recording copyright owners) both domestically and abroad in the areas of hometaping/private copy royalties and rental royalties"

In other words, lawyer parasites.

about a month and a half ago

Submissions

Jahoda hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Jahoda 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>