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

Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

Jartan That won't end well. (213 comments)

Personally I would avoid robbing people who have kinetic weapons of mass destruction hanging in orbit. That's just me though.

about a week ago
top

Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Jartan Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (291 comments)

I'm not going to disagree that he's a quack. Bringing up "highly-active" runners is just as bad though.

Whatever we recommend on a national level should be purely based on people who get very little exercise.

about a week ago
top

New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

Jartan Why is scripting better than an amalgation of CSS? (306 comments)

I really don't understand this. Almost every site I go to does the same damn crap with Javascript and all of it could be done with other technologies.

about a month ago
top

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

Jartan Why does keyboard only have to equal crappy GUI? (402 comments)

I've never understood why this war continues. Emacs and Vim unequivocally have a GUI. Status bars, split window, auto complete drop downs. Yet if you even talk about improving them the pitchforks come out.

It seems like they're so firmly wedded to the idea GUI=mouse that they can't even think straight.

about a month and a half ago
top

Getting Back To Coding

Jartan Sometimes tools are just better though. (240 comments)

I was with him until he said use Subversion if it does what you need. I can't agree with that. Cheap forking is so superior that you have to learn it at some point.

about a month and a half ago
top

Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?

Jartan Re:There is a simple solution (171 comments)

Your idea falls apart when ALL the games have in-game purchasing.

about a month and a half ago
top

4K Displays Ready For Prime Time

Jartan Bit too small still. (207 comments)

At that res I really want at least a 32~37 inch screen.

about 4 months ago
top

Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

Jartan Question is way too premature. (437 comments)

We're a long long long ways away from a totally autonomous car. The first self driving cars will definitely require a driver.

about 4 months ago
top

Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality

Jartan Re:market force: Let customers decide. (208 comments)

We're not in a situation of light regulation though. Who can lay down lines is heavily regulated at the local level.

So simply telling the FCC "hands off" is foolish. That just hands the problem to city politicians that can't possibly oppose the huge cable companies.

about 4 months ago
top

Places Where the Silicon Valley Bubble Could Pop

Jartan Re:I Read TFA... (107 comments)

Half the posters don't even read their own reply.

about 5 months ago
top

Religion Is Good For Your Brain

Jartan This is surprising? (529 comments)

The entire trick to religion has always been peace of mind. You don't have to think about the hard stuff. Of course the flip side of that is being a bad person.

I'd rather have morals with depression personally.

about 6 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Jartan Look up code visualization. (876 comments)

The best way to understand is to turn the question around. Look at the methods people use to visualize code. There's no one method that's really good. You have to use several different ones.

We might see some new tricks with VR though. Stuff like call graphs would work far better in full 3d.

about 7 months ago
top

Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

Jartan Re:In otherwards (664 comments)

Libertarians only care about freedom on public property. Once you're on their land it's their way or the highway.

about 7 months ago
top

The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

Jartan Re:Kinda Suprised...but I guess I shouldn't be... (505 comments)

Any language can do that. You're just impressed that javascript has come so far.

The only reason to "get used to it" is that web browsers still aren't supporting other languages.

about 8 months ago
top

The Schizophrenic State of Software In 2014

Jartan Microsoft is mostly to blame. (209 comments)

Open and mature client technologies have always been a threat to MS's core business.

about 8 months ago
top

The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

Jartan Re:Dreaming of code? (533 comments)

That's only true for the miniscule amounts they'd actually consider. Companies exist to pay employees less than they're actually worth.

Corruption at the top has made meaningful salaries impossible. So yes most people would rather enjoy their job. Start talking real extra money and they'll quickly change their tune.

about 8 months ago
top

Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album

Jartan Inc CIA operatives (69 comments)

Baboom users can install a little plugin that replaces the ads you'd normally see on the internet with ones that we control through our ad network. Just as advertisers go to AdWords to buy ads from Google for certain search terms, they'll be able to come to us and buy these ads at half the price and still have ads shown against the same keywords.

When the corporate masters hear about this it's going to get dicey.

about 8 months ago
top

Algorithm Aims To Predict Fiction Bestsellers

Jartan Extreme selection bias. (146 comments)

If you read the article they're not really examining best sellers at all. A site like Gutenberg has no correlation with modern best sellers.

Film, TV and Internet have all had drastic effects on the market as well. Thus old books aren't really representative.

about 8 months ago
top

LLVM and Clang 3.4 Are Out

Jartan Re:pretty quick on the C++14 support (118 comments)

The GPL doesn't have anything to do with it. RMS won't even allow simple command line features that could be "used" by a proprietary IDE for instance.

It's an understandable stance but the result is inferior software.

about 8 months ago
top

Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

Jartan Re:In which units? (684 comments)

It's only ambiguous to a scientist "twice as cold" is "double the negative distance from 72".

about 8 months ago

Submissions

Jartan hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Jartan 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>