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

Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:I still don't see what's wrong with X (220 comments)

I'm one of those crazy people who use Linux and X on the desktop, so all of the issues you mentioned are no more relevant to me than Miley Cyrus' sexual habits. Likewise with the arguments against systemd: as long as my laptop works, I don't care what happens under the hood. :)

3 days ago
top

Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:I still don't see what's wrong with X (220 comments)

How is X a bottleneck? It seems responsive enough for me on a System76 Pangolin Performance laptop running MATE 1.8.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 that I bought in 2012.

3 days ago
top

Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Lilith's Heart-shape I still don't see what's wrong with X (220 comments)

Seriously, what's so broken about X? Is it just a pain in the ass for developers to work with?

3 days ago
top

Adobe: Click-to-Play Would Have Avoided Flood of Java Zero-days

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Click-to-Play Would Improve Flash, Too (111 comments)

We already have click-to-play for JS on Firefox. It's called NoScript. The Flash equivalent is FlashBlock. :)

4 days ago
top

Adobe: Click-to-Play Would Have Avoided Flood of Java Zero-days

Lilith's Heart-shape Click-to-Play Would Improve Flash, Too (111 comments)

Click-to-Play makes flash videos better by making them less useful as advertisements. Content like Flash and Java should always, always require the user's consent before running. There's no excuse for doing otherwise. Any code that doesn't await the user's consent before running is malware, and should be handled as such by any means available.

4 days ago
top

Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Fundamentals (212 comments)

I think impalement is perfectly rational. They've been fucking us up the arse for centuries. Why not do unto them as they've done unto us? After all, Christianity is nothing but a slave morality.

4 days ago
top

Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:People pay for games? (67 comments)

Does that mean I should steal food, shelter, clothing, water, power, and internet access? After all, who are those people who think they should get paid for providing this shit?

5 days ago
top

KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Does anyone still use Gnome? (56 comments)

I installed MATE 1.8 last night a System76 Pangolin Performance laptop last night, and everything just felt right. Since I had used GNOME 2.x for a long time, using MATE felt like slipping into an old pair of boots.

5 days ago
top

Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Fundamentals (212 comments)

Were I a neoconservative, I'd bloviate about the lack of a shared culture and sense of history -- but I don't get paid to care. Our fragmented culture means I have a better shot at finding an audience for my own work than I might if I had to appeal to the gatekeepers of a unified mass culture as 20th century writers were obligated to do.

5 days ago
top

Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Fundamentals (212 comments)

I don't, but I don't anticipate getting 4m of rebar up the pooper for tyranny, financial faggotry, and other crimes against humanity.

5 days ago
top

Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Fundamentals (212 comments)

If people grew up literate, numerate, and capable of logic then our existing society would have no hope of survival. There'd be riots in the streets, and legions of politicians and corporate executives impaled on rebar as if Vlad Tepes had risen from Hell to claim revenge upon the world.

5 days ago
top

Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:Why 7 ? (212 comments)

Being a professional programmer is similar to being a janitor in one respect: You spend a lot of time dealing with somebody else's shit, and it stinks.

5 days ago
top

Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:I don't buy it (264 comments)

I hope you told them it was DOS on steroids instead of being a condescending prat. :)

5 days ago
top

Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:I don't buy it (264 comments)

Take a look at our governments and corporations. At least half of 'em are run by sociopaths.

5 days ago
top

Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:I don't buy it (264 comments)

Some kids will become good and responsible coders, but not all kids. Some will be artists, musicians, mechanics, farmers, etc., and for the rest of the world that doesn't code, a heavy responsibility is placed on the FOSS community to do code reviews.

And some will also write for TV and movies. If they know how to code, they'll have no excuse for some of the really shitty depictions of computers and hacking we've seen on TV and in film before. :)

5 days ago
top

Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:I don't buy it (264 comments)

Most of the general public can't tell a compiler from a Cuisinart. We can eventually fix this by teaching kids to code, which has the additional benefit of showing them that their feelings don't matter to anybody else.

about a week ago
top

The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Lilith's Heart-shape The correct response to victim-blaming: (622 comments)

.45 ACP! Apply directly to the forehead!
.45 ACP! Apply directly to the forehead!
.45 ACP! Apply directly to the forehead!

After all, the people who blame victims are just begging for a bullet to the head.

about a week ago
top

The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Lilith's Heart-shape Re:SOme people like them (304 comments)

Hi, I work with Nerv, and I'd to hear more about your angel-killing keyboard. How do you manage to pierce their AT fields by typing?

about two weeks ago
top

Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

Lilith's Heart-shape Screw the Telecom Corporations (346 comments)

It's time to make peer-to-peer mesh networking a viable technology.

about two weeks ago

Submissions

top

Mathematics: The Most Misunderstood Subject

Lilith's Heart-shape Lilith's Heart-shape writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Lilith's Heart-shape (1224784) writes "Dr. Robert H. Lewis, professor of mathematics at Fordham University of New York, offers in this essay a defense of mathematics as a liberal arts discipline, and not merely part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) curriculum. In the process, he discusses what's wrong with the manner in which mathematics is currently taught in K-12 schooling."
Link to Original Source

Journals

Lilith's Heart-shape has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?