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Make Your Own Invisibility Cloak With a 3D Printer

Lord Lode Re:This is a hunk of plastic... (80 comments)

I think it can be integrated in flying cars, to have invisible 3D-printed flying cars.

about a year ago

Make Your Own Invisibility Cloak With a 3D Printer

Lord Lode Meeting this professor (80 comments)

I'd love to meet this professor, and be like "what? did I hear something? who is there! I don't see anyone!"

about a year ago

Browser tabs I have open right now ...

Lord Lode Which window? (300 comments)

Um, should I add together all the tabs of all browser windows I have open, or only those of this window?

about a year ago

Stop Standardizing HTML

Lord Lode Re:HTML isn't anymore (302 comments)

You ask for a companion programming language and at the same time propose eliminating Javascript. I see a contradiction in there.

about a year ago

Seniors Search For Virtual Immortality

Lord Lode I'm not that sure... (209 comments)

Future archeolisits will be able to see the text on stone tablets, but memory chips? All gone.

about a year and a half ago

Chrome, Firefox, IE 10, Java, Win 8 All Hacked At Pwn2Own

Lord Lode Linux (183 comments)

For operating system, why do they only try Windows there? I, for one, would love them to try Linux as well, to help find exploits, which I'm pretty sure they'd find just as well.

about a year and a half ago

French Officials Say EU Will Sanction Google Over Privacy

Lord Lode Re:Damn nanny government (161 comments)

Do you actually live in the EU?

about a year and a half ago

Is the Concept of 'Cyberspace' Stupid?

Lord Lode Dated (292 comments)

I guess this was something that sounded hip and cool back then when the WorldWideWeb was new, but now that we all know what computers and the internet can do, it sounds a bit dated.

about a year and a half ago

What Birds Know About Fractal Geometry

Lord Lode Re:Bad title? (74 comments)

Indeed that would be cool, imagine the possibilities of fractal architecture in bird's nests!

about a year and a half ago

Twin Probes Crash Into the Moon

Lord Lode Re:Lunar Warming (79 comments)

And what are they gonna say if they crashed on the house of some of the men living on the dark side of the moon?

about a year and a half ago

Current Radio Rules Mean Sinclair ZX Spectrum Wouldn't Fly Today

Lord Lode QBasic sleep (64 comments)

I once made a QBasic program named "NOISE.BAS" on a 386 computer.

When ran, it made the radio which was playing, produce noise for 7 seconds.

All the program contained was:


about 2 years ago

Vector Vengeance: British Claim They Can Kill the Pixel Within Five Years

Lord Lode Re:Terrible summary (221 comments)

But... but... but...

With a different title it wouldn't be as sensationalist! >:(

about 2 years ago

In Calculator Arms Race, Casio Fires Back: Color Touchscreen ClassPad

Lord Lode I don't get the point of color screen calculators (170 comments)

The thing that defines a calculator useful, imho, is that you don't really need to care about its battery life and it starts up fast.

If you want something with a color touch screen, can't you just install a calculator app on your phone? What's the difference? Why do you need a specialized device for that?

about 2 years ago

The Wii Mini Is Real, Arrives December 7 — In Canada

Lord Lode sub-$100 (139 comments)

Yes, indeed, $99 is sub-$100...

Statistically, the expected value of sub-$100 is $50 though!

about 2 years ago

Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?

Lord Lode Re:Even if this was true... (1009 comments)

You know, many games work surprisingly well in Wine. Really really well! No rebooting for me in most cases :)

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

Lord Lode Turkey with vodka (447 comments)

Take the turkey.
Pour a bit of the vodka on it.
Drink a bit of the remaining vodka.
Prepare to put the turkey in the oven.
Pour some more vodka on it.
Sip some more of the remaininng vodka.
Put the burkey in the oben.
Taek anohter brink of the vokda.
Tuern om the onev at 200 degrees.
Whihle waithtng for durkey the to beacome reday, fiinsh the rest of the btotle.
Remuove teh rurheyk orfm eht oaven.
Clal am aumbuleance to treat yoru bruns.

about 2 years ago

What "Earth-Shaking" Discovery Has Curiosity Made on Mars?

Lord Lode Lightspeed (544 comments)

I really hope this isn't going to be like the faster-than-lightspeed-discovery that was an intrument error!

So feel free to double check the instruments!

about 2 years ago

EU Working On Most Powerful Laser Ever Built

Lord Lode Re:Already featured (83 comments)

You know, for this calibre of laser, it cannot be an ordinary shark...

about 2 years ago

UW Imposes 20-Tweet Limit On Live Events

Lord Lode Points (196 comments)

In basketball, usually more points get made than goals get made in football so shouldn't the tweet limit be higher for basketball?

about 2 years ago



Are plugins preventing GPL programs from using oth

Lord Lode Lord Lode writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Lord Lode (1290856) writes "An online book at and a discussion thread at show that Audacity cannot use FFTW, because Audacity supports plugins. Both Audacity and FFTW are under GPL. So one GPL program is not allowed to use other GPL code if it supports plugins using dynamic libraries. This looks like a handicap to GPL'ed software. Isn't the GPL shooting itself in the foot with this?"
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What is it with Slashdot rendering problems?

Lord Lode Lord Lode writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Lord Lode (1290856) writes "During the last half year of Slashdot usage, I've seen many different rendering issues with Slashdot. The tag interface below articles showed up wrong. There have been javascripts on the main page that take a minute to load on some computers, while not affecting the same browser on other computers. There are random misplaced grey rectangles and colored pills behind the text of comments in articles currently. It's not so that I'm visiting Slashdot with exotic webbrowsers, just in a plain and simple Firefox 3.0 these rendering issues show up.

What is going on with Slashdot? Is the site not tested in different browsers before changes are released to the public? Six months of rendering issues for such a large and popular site is really something strange on the internet."


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