×

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

Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

Minter92 Re:a sad day we foresaw (400 comments)

Yeah but it's not like losing tubmlr would harm anything :)

about 5 months ago
top

Canonical Targets Ubuntu Privacy Critic

Minter92 Their Lawyer hasn't even read their own policy (259 comments)

So now Ubuntu's lawyers don't read their own legal policy http://www.canonical.com/intellectual-property-policy . I looked into it when I wrote a blog post about Canonical going bankrupt eventually.
Note:
"You can use the Trademarks in discussion, commentary, criticism or parody, provided that you do not imply endorsement by Canonical."

So not only is it fair use it also is ok under their own intellectual trademark policy.. Talk about one hand not knowing what the other is doing.

about 5 months ago
top

Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

Minter92 I have a new life goal (239 comments)

It's to become a crazy old man and John McAfee is my template.

about a year ago
top

Shuttleworth Calls Ubuntu Performance Art, Calls Out Critics

Minter92 Such an odd combination (231 comments)

Why is it that every time someone official from Canonical speaks or does an interview they come off as an odd combination of whining and arrogance. We are the greatest thing ever. We are changing the world. Why is everyone so mean to poor little us?

about a year ago
top

Most Projects On GitHub Aren't Open Source Licensed

Minter92 Re:Open Source License (630 comments)

I have never liked the GPL and I've been involved in open source since the early 90s. I've never liked the GPL or really considered it a free license. It's a controlling license. Freedom is not "you are free because you have to do what we tell you." There are 3 types of licenses:

closed/controlling
open/controlling ie GPL
free/open ie permissive license

about a year ago
top

Interviews: J. Michael Straczynski Answers Your Questions

Minter92 Re:What about He-Man? (69 comments)

Captain Power was one of the greatest viewing experience of my childhood. Ranks up there with the first time I saw a boob in a movie.

1 year,2 days
top

US Gov't Blocks Sales To Russian Supercomputer Maker

Minter92 Re:US vs. Russia & China (116 comments)

Not only that but Russia and China have always been good friends, even after soviet russia fell down.

Actually this statement is inaccurate. Russia and China have been antagonistic toward each other through most of the past. There was a short period of cooperation after the Chinese civil war but that quickly turned sour as the two countries differed in their approaches to communism. Relations only began to improve after the fall of the USSR

1 year,6 days
top

Digg Hints Its Replacement For Google Reader Will Include Social Media Content

Minter92 So a bunch of junk I don't want in an RSS reader (78 comments)

This is why I am writing my own simple reader. Just check the feed to see if there are new posts and link me to them. It's all I want.

1 year,23 days
top

Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set

Minter92 In related news (514 comments)

Stupid people accused of saying stupid things.

about a year ago
top

Mark Shuttleworth Answers Your Questions

Minter92 Re:Why one OS that runs everywhere?? (236 comments)

I guess I am not considering the linux kernel the OS in this case. My phone runs a version of the linux kernel as do the nodes on the supercomputer, but the many of the things around them are very different.

about a year ago
top

Mark Shuttleworth Answers Your Questions

Minter92 Why one OS that runs everywhere?? (236 comments)

" The really interesting opportunity is to unify all of these different kinds of computing. Let's make one OS that runs on the phone AND on your supercomputer. "
That just sounds horribly efficient. The needs of the different types of computer platforms are all quite divergent. The small power saving OS on a tablet focused on user interactions has almost no relation to what is needed to run a petaflop computing platform. They may both be based off the same core kernel but to have the same code just seems daffy.

about a year ago
top

Mark Cuban: Facebook Is Driving Away Brands — Starting With Mine

Minter92 Control your brand (299 comments)

Here's a crazy idea. Instead of letting a third party, that sees you only as a money source, control your brand. Make your own site and control your brand. I really don't get companies using facebook at all.

about a year and a half ago
top

Dice Buys Geeknet's Media Business, Including Slashdot, In $20M Deal

Minter92 Why owned by a corp? (466 comments)

Like all social media slashdot.ORG should be a property of the community not a some corp looking to gain profit.

about a year ago
top

Thoughts On the iPad Mini

Minter92 Re:Apple cultists (214 comments)

Without a doubt. But I think the added cult of personality around Steve Jobs makes the apple fans more devoted.

about a year and a half ago
top

Apple Wins EU Ban of Smaller Samsung Tablet, Demands $2.5 Billion In Damages

Minter92 They say it like it's a bad thing (377 comments)

"Samsung's infringing sales have enabled Samsung to overtake Apple as the largest manufacturer of smartphones in the world. Samsung has reaped billions of dollars in profits and caused Apple to lose hundreds of millions of dollars through its violation of Apple's intellectual property."

about a year and a half ago
top

U.S. Students Struggle With Reasoning Skills

Minter92 Doesn't come as a shock (488 comments)

To anyone who's ever read reddit.

about 2 years ago

Submissions

top

Kindle Fire's Silk Browser Significantly Slower wi

Minter92 Minter92 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Minter92 writes "It seems that one of the key features of the kindle fire, the cloud accelerated browsing, actually slows down the browser speed.

"The only problem is that, over two weeks after the Fire first shipped, our tests show that the Silk browser is a lot faster with its acceleration feature disabled. What’s going on?""

Link to Original Source
top

NSF Board endorses NCSA petascale proposal

Minter92 Minter92 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Minter92 writes "The National Science Board has approved a resolution authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund the acquisition and deployment of the world's most powerful "leadership-class" supercomputer. The NSB has recommended that NSF select the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NCSA, in collaboration with IBM and the Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation, to design, deploy, and operate this petascale system. A final decision will be announced in late summer or early fall."
Link to Original Source
top

Minter92 Minter92 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Minter92 writes "Researches are working on a process that involves making nanometer level cuts in the surface of silicon to store data. These cuts result in the altering of the atomic bonds of the silicon molecules. Through the manipulation of these bond changes it will be possible to store "information at a factor a million times denser than the storage capacity of a conventional CD-ROM." Though this technology is a ways off for practical use it holds a lot of promise. Read the fuller explanation."

Journals

Minter92 has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

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>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...