AMD: What Went Wrong?
Only the geeks still worship pc type computers
Most of us moved on to smartphones and tablets.
Only dumb people worship smart phones.
Job Seeking Hacker Gets 30 Months In Prison
He deserves it.
Should Science Rethink the Definition of "Life"?
According to your definition of life, all my hard disks are alive!
What you have missed: 1. perception of proximity, sensing 2. behavioral intent
The Bosses Do Everything Better (or So They Think)
Since the moment I recognized I can write much better code then any of my programmers, I fired all of them!
Ask Slashdot: Assembling a Linux Desktop Environment From Parts?
slim+fluxbox, no panels. lots of conky instances for monitoring EVERYTHING in the house.
NIH Restricts Use of Chimpanzees in Labs
would be to grant chimpanzees the right to join the army.
What Microsoft Should and Shouldn't Do For the Xbox 720
I'll wait for XBox 1.44
World of Commodore 2011 December 3rd In Toronto
My Sperry-Univac U90/30 had no vacuum tubes inside, you insensitive clod. It was built out of TTL chips.
Bulldozer Server Benchmarks Not Promising
There are no poor processors, only a poor software...
China Building Gigantic Structures In the Desert
This is defense against HAARP earthquake attacks.
Yes, this 99% movement is well operated... as a harmless distraction for frustrated people. Everything is under control.
Why Mars Is Not the Best Place To Look For Life
is, why Venus seems like a tabu for exploration and research?
Estimating Age With Kinect's 3D Camera To Filter Content
That should be used for detecting grey aliens abducting adult video gamers too!
What Is the Most Influential Programming Book?
John von Neumann: Theory of self-reproducing automata, 1966
Vatican Debates Possibility of Alien Life
'The multiple incarnations is a heresy in Catholicism.'
For me, as for many aliens in this galaxy too, it is the Monotheism itself recognized as a most obscure heresy, catholicism included.
Windows 7 Beta Released To Public After Delay
Slashdot's current quote of the day, "No one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid." shown in context of very this article appears to be most relevant quote of the day today.
Is MySQL's Community Eating the Company?
I hail the MySQL community for a good job.
Now it is time to fork VirtualBox into community driven project. It is getting more and more crippled Since Sun eated the Innotek.
Maljin Jolt hasn't submitted any stories.
McAfee VirusScan Dangerous on Linux
A fellow Gentoo Linux user and dev team member discovered and reported a very serious hole in McAfee VirusScan for Linux, a commercial antivirus solution. As the security issue is extremely critical with providing backdoor to the system, and since the package checks itself with checksums and cannot be easily patched for correction, gentoo linux dev team has already decided to drop the package from the portage tree. Perhaps other Linux distros users should consider what to do on their own.
Emperor's New Clothes
It's important for a corporate leader to know the difference between what is actually illegal, and what people assume should be illegal.
-- Bill Gates, in interview for The Register, 19th June 2006
One of the best console messages ever:
Destroying world... destroyed.
No, I said WTF is not a valid ASCII Control Code.
Theurgy of Matrix
As a chaos mage, I must question: Why Neo didn't hacked Architect?
Slashdot is not what it used to be...
It seems Slashdot audience culture has shifted significantly during last year. Looking at the comments AND moderation scores, Slashdot is now infested with Microsoft marketing & public relations people, government agency specialists and military freaks. Real computer geeks community has weakened significantly.
Well, that's enough of my yearly journal entry.
Required, this subject is, verily.
Excellent /. karma for 2 years. Metamoderation two to three times per day. No mod points for more than a year.
Perhaps I have put too much of ideology in my posts?
So, let me state it clearly: I hate coercion.
False Order is enemy of Freedom.
True Freedom is in Chaos.
Chaos is primary force from which this Universe emerged.
In this Universe, it is impossible to hide anything.
Because of equivalence of energy and information.
To know something, you need focus.
Spirit of Man is the same as Spirit of God.
Suffering is caused by distraction.
You have been distracted intentionally.
Refreshing experience... on Slashdot?!
Incredible. But yes, it can be done.
I was always reluctant to moderate AC's posts as a waste of mod points, but now I browse at Anonymous Modifier -6.
And I must admit, it is a completely new, calm and refreshing experience. Try it.
Some examples of Slashdot moderation algebra
+5(Insightfull) -1(Troll) = 0 (Troll)
+5(Funny) -1(Overrated) = +1(Funny)
+4(Insightfull) = +4(Insightfull)
+4(Insightfull) +1(Funny) +2(Interesting) = +4(Insightfull)
+4(Insightfull) +1(Funny) +2(Interesting) -1(Troll) = 0(Troll)
+4(Insightfull) +1(Funny) +2(Interesting) -2(Troll) = -1(Troll)
How in the hell one is supposed to keep his karma up?
- With the current moderation valuation biased to prefer negative moderation it does not make sense to post positive content targeting up moderation. It is so easy to be spoiled with bad moderation.
- It seems to me Overrated and Flamebait moderation is a pure tool for editor censorship. I suspect michael is misusing mostly Overrated, while CmdrTaco prefers Troll and Flamebait.
Also, there is no Reason Modifier for Overrated on the comment options to counter that censorship manually.
I did it. I wiped out Windows 2k from the last of my computers. So, those Dungeon Siege & StarWars Battlegrounds are history. I feel I'll have a little more time for linux kernel hacking now.
They say I am orthodox geek.
They say I love penguins only. They say I hate Windblows.
It is not true. Not a little bit. I do boot Microsoft Windows, times to times.
I simply can't stop using these two most excellent Microsoft Windows Applications. I mean Microsoft Dungeon Siege TM and Microsoft Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds TM.
Fortunately, these two were not actually coded by Microsoft.