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!



Chinese Rare Earths Producer Suspends Output

Laser Lou Re:Great! (265 comments)

I have an uncle working with the electrical powerplants there. They're really working on it.

about 2 years ago

Internet Responds To Racist Article, Gets Author Fired

Laser Lou Re:Holy fuck (1208 comments)

it seems to be largely the social norm that the word is OK to use if you're black, and offensive if you're not. That's a bullshit standard, and it bothers me. Either it's OK for everyone, or it's OK for no one.

It is really a matter of context. It would not make sense to call someone that word when they could not call you that same word too. If you are content to be called that word in a group, then it would be ok.

more than 2 years ago

Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

Laser Lou Re:Simple solution... (1108 comments)

You have rejected answers here that seem quite reasonable to me, so you have your own criteria. Let's spin it around; can you personally imagine or propose falsifiable hypotheses for global warming? You don't have to give an answer for that here; its just a personal exercise.

more than 2 years ago

Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

Laser Lou Re:Simple solution... (1108 comments)

Here is another way of looking at this: you are on the side of modern science when it comes to Evolution and Astronomy. Now, what is it about Global Warming that is different than those other two? Is it that you do not really understand it yet?

more than 2 years ago

Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

Laser Lou Re:Simple solution... (1108 comments)

Doesn't natural climate change occur slowly, over thousands of years? Are you aware that the recent climate change pattern for the 20th century is much different that the historical changes? I encourage you to study this deeper, for your own benefit. It takes some skill to interpret scientific data while filtering out see the forest from the trees.

more than 2 years ago

Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

Laser Lou Re:Simple solution... (1108 comments)

Oh, and FWIW, Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming *doesn't* qualify, unless of course some brave soul would like to make a clear falsifiable hypothesis statement for it :)

Rising temperatures are not falsifiable? Hmm..

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Copy Protection Advice For ~$10k Software?

Laser Lou Improve access (635 comments)

Can your potential customers easily get in contact with your support staff before the sale? Once they get in contact with live human beings, the piracy rate should drop.

more than 2 years ago

GNOME and KDE Devs Wrangle Over 'System Settings' Name

Laser Lou Re:seems to be about a name clash (289 comments)

Anyway...this doesn't deserve to be on slashdot front page.

Slashdot is "New for Nerds", right? Can you think of anything more nerdish?

more than 3 years ago

US Warns of Problems In Chinese SCADA Software

Laser Lou Re:This may be a stupid question... (95 comments)

This may be a stupid question...

What kind of moron connects their factory-internal manufacturing systems to the Internet?

-- Terry

Those who run uranium enrichment machines. That's who.

more than 3 years ago

NASA Wants Spacecraft For Mars Return Trip

Laser Lou Re:One Way (193 comments)

Well, we can better analyze the samples they collect back on earth. Also, travelling the Mars will be hard on the astronauts, and the experience they gain would be invaluable for future missions.

more than 3 years ago

IBM Patents Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Movies

Laser Lou Priort Art - "Terminal Time" (187 comments)

The audience-driven video project, Terminal Time combines audience voting (by applause) with video, so it may count as prior art.

about 4 years ago

How To Enter Equations Quickly In Class?

Laser Lou Perhaps (823 comments)

.. you should stick with typing text, as you have been. By translating those equations to text form, you may be helping yourself understand them better.

more than 4 years ago

CentOS Project Administrator Goes AWOL

Laser Lou UPDATE - Lance showed up (492 comments)

From the home page:

Note: The CentOS Development team had a normal meeting today and Lance Davis was in attendance. In the meeting a majority of issues were resolved right away and a working agreement was reached with deadlines for any unresolved issues. There should be no impact to any CentOS users moving forward.

The CentOS project is now in control of the CentOS,org and domains and owns all trademarks, materials and artwork in the CentOS distributions.

We look forward to working with Lance quickly to complete all the agreed upon issues.

More information should follow very early next week.

more than 5 years ago

Black Hole Swallows Star

Laser Lou I felt a great disturbance (166 comments)

in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

more than 5 years ago

Study Finds the Pious Fight Death Hardest

Laser Lou Come home with your shield, or on it. (921 comments)

The pious tend to view this world as a battlefield, not a vacation spot.
They are here to die fighting, much like the Spartans. Refusing treatment is seen as quitting; what kind of soldier lies down to die, who has a chance to take some of the enemy beforehand?

more than 5 years ago

Symantec Support Gone Rogue?

Laser Lou Re:lol (268 comments)

Do you know why they call it Norton 360? Because when you see it, you'll turn 360 degrees and walk away.

Did you pass High School Geometry?

more than 5 years ago

Breaking Into Games Writing?

Laser Lou Re:Interactive Storytelling ... (254 comments)

Interactive storytelling could be a way to show you talents, without dealing with hard-core programming.

Check out Storytron , and the free authoring tool there called SWAT.

(I posted the parent anonymously by mistake)

more than 5 years ago


Laser Lou hasn't submitted any stories.


Laser Lou 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>