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

Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

MoronGames Don't buy cheap android (291 comments)

It's well known that cheap android phones have always been bad, and will always be bad. If you want a cheap, reliable phone, Nokia is more than willing to sell you one of its lower end Lumias. And if you want to have a contract, you can even get a high quality iPhone for "free". Why waste time with bottom of the barrel junk?

about a month ago
top

WebKit Unifies JavaScript Compilation With LLVM Optimizer

MoronGames Re:The real question. (170 comments)

I do. I work for a small company and we write all of our tablet apps in JavaScript and wrap them in Cordova. It lets us deploy on iOS, Android, and Windows all at once with minimal effort and cost, which is great for a small dev team. It even makes testing a breeze because I can write all of my functional tests in CasperJS and be reasonably sure that everything is working right prior to handing things off to the test team. Much easier than messing with some junk software like Appium and and writing tests for each mobile platform individually

about 3 months ago
top

ISP Fights Causing Netflix Packet Drops

MoronGames What's stopping Netflix (289 comments)

From doing some kind of opt-in peering arrangement, where movies were cached locally for a while after being watched on some devices with the storage capability to do so? While they're cached, they can help stream to peers on the same network along with Netflix's servers, in some type of arrangement similar to bittorrent. That way ISPs could degrade Netflix however they wanted but end user performance would still be acceptable in some cases.

about 6 months ago
top

New DOOM Game Not Dead: Beta Comes With Wolfenstein Pre-Order

MoronGames Only reason I ordered Wolfenstein (108 comments)

Was to get the new Doom beta. Been too long since iD came out with a Doom installment IMO

about 6 months ago
top

Is Intel Selling Bay Trail Chips Below Cost?

MoronGames BETA DOESN'T WORK RIGHT ON LYNX (156 comments)

I browse ./ on Lynx pretty often at work. Beta breaks the comment viewing functionality in Lynx. Don't serve beta to browsers that don't support JS!

about 7 months ago
top

EU Warns Nokia Not To Become a Patent Troll

MoronGames Keep in mind (78 comments)

In 2016, Nokia can re-enter the cell phone market under its own name. This may mean them going back into designing their own phones, or purchasing Jolla, the spin-off company run by former Nokia engineers. Jolla has already put a very nice looking low-end cell phone on the market, and I expect them to continue to build out their smart phone portfolio in the near future. I can definitely see them once again becoming a part of Nokia in 2016. I don't think Nokia would be content to remain a patent-only business. Also, keep in mind, they are retaining their very lucrative mapping business as well.

about 9 months ago
top

Android Master Key Vulnerability Checker Now Live

MoronGames Even the Android fanboys know (76 comments)

That most phones that are "in the wild" will probably never receive this patch unless they are current flagship devices. That said, do not download things from untrusted sources! That goes for not only smart phones, but computers as well!

about a year ago
top

What Features Does iOS 7 Need?

MoronGames Re:themes. (262 comments)

Keep in mind the Apple screens are smaller than all of the devices with supposed HD screens, and thus still have very competitive pixel densities. This is especially true when you look into the fact that pentile displays used on many devices do not accurately represent their supposed pixel densities with their RGBG subpixel scheme.

about a year ago
top

Intel's Linux OpenGL Driver Faster Than Apple's OS X Driver

MoronGames Accuracy? (252 comments)

Okay, so now we know that the drivers themselves are faster at rendering OpenGL content, but are they accurate? I know that, in the past, both AMD and nVidia have resorted to not quite properly rendering things to get their cards to perform better in benchmarks, does anyone know if any of that is going on here?

about a year ago
top

Drones: Coming Soon To the New Jersey Turnpike?

MoronGames Okay, enough is enough (249 comments)

We are turning into a nanny state, and we need to put a stop to it. There are no reasonable arguments for spying on people with 30,000 drones.

To combat such measures against American citizens, we need to start developing plans to take these things out of the sky. Perhaps we can do this by interfering with their radios, causing them to crash, shooting rockets at them, shooting at them with conventional firearms (while wearing a mask of course), or chasing them down with other drones and ramming into them. We need to be able to easily, cheaply, and effectively stop them. Of course, and I think it goes without saying, I'm NOT advocating that people actually do any of these things, but we still need to discover the best way to do it before it's too late.

about a year ago
top

PayPal Unveils New Android SDK, Available To US Developers May 15

MoronGames PayPal (19 comments)

I hope this doesn't take off. I feel much better about letting companies like Google or Apple handle my money for transactions within apps, than horrible companies like PayPal. Here's a good resource for information about how PayPal treats its customers:

paypalwarning.com

about a year ago
top

Genetically Modified Plants To Produce Natural Lighting

MoronGames Question (328 comments)

If one were to eat such a plant, would that person eventually begin glowing?

about a year ago
top

A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative

MoronGames Thanks Slashdot (261 comments)

This made the website almost completely unusable in Lynx today. My employer thanks you.

about a year ago
top

Real-Time Gmail Spying a 'Top Priority' For FBI This Year

MoronGames Re:Also talking (283 comments)

I keep saying "hug box" because it sounds better. Who doesn't want a hug?

about a year and a half ago
top

Apple's Lightning-to-HDMI Dongle Secretly Packed With ARM, Airplay

MoronGames Re:Car analogy (392 comments)

No, most motorsports do not use an automatic transmission. Many race cars do use newer automatically shifted manual transmissions such as: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-clutch_transmission

The only "motorsport" I can think of which favors automatic transmissions is drag racing, and those are specially built units. Slushboxes are no good for really any other type of racing.

about a year and a half ago
top

TPB Files Police Complaint Against CPIAC for Copying Website

MoronGames Re:Win-Win (268 comments)

If they lose, they prove a point: copyright laws are only in favor of a few. If they win, they expand their list of successful trolling.

Exactly this. I'd be willing to bet that everyone on TPB side of this complaint knows that it is ridiculous, but, win or lose, they will prove a point.

about a year and a half ago

Submissions

top

MoronGames MoronGames writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MoronGames writes "Asko is a piece of software that allows you to ask its other users questions, to which they can reply. Most of the questions and answers are silly, but it makes for an entertaining and anonymous way to converse with others. http://asko.rs.tc/"

Journals

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>