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

No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

O('_')O_Bush Re: May I suggest (293 comments)

Or, shit, how about the AI Arctic Warfare rifles serviced by the Swedish and Norwegian militaries, amongst others, specifically designed for use in the extreme cold... and also using fiberglass/kevlar composite stocks.

2 days ago
top

No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

O('_')O_Bush Re: May I suggest (293 comments)

Fiberglass stocks do pretty well in the cold... well enough that the US Army and Marine corp chose them during the Cold War for their M40 and M24 sniper platforms with fighting in Siberia specifically in mind and tested them in field trials in Alaska.

2 days ago
top

No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

O('_')O_Bush Re: May I suggest (293 comments)

That is because you were using a cheap-ass thermoplastic/synthetic stock instead of a quality fiberglass/synthetic stock.

There are many bolt guns with similar functionality and better performance than the Lee-Enfield.

For example, the Remington 700P weighs the same as an Enfield, but has modern accuracy (0.5 MOA out of the box isn't uncommon), durability (not as effected by temperature swings), and is available with modern cartridges like 308 Win and 300 Win Mag.

Or there are rifles like the Ruger Gunsite Scout, while not combat proven, is cold weather hunting proven, offering a very lightweight package at aroun 7 lbs, 308 Win, better accuracy than the Enfield, a temperature resistant laminate stock, and back up irons.

2 days ago
top

How English Beat German As the Language of Science

O('_')O_Bush Could have fooled me (323 comments)

"Today if a scientist is going to coin a new term, it's most likely in English."

Could have fooled me. Looking at a broad range of newer terms in mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry, an awful lot are Latin or derived from Latin.

Where are the sources backing up that claim?

about a week ago
top

Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

O('_')O_Bush Re: Thats Fair (158 comments)

"contact the BBB"

You do realize that the BBB sells good reviews to companies (and also extorts companies with bad reviews), right?

about a week ago
top

Despite Push From Tech Giants, AP CS Exam Counts Don't Budge Much In Most States

O('_')O_Bush Re:Don't bother with AP CS (144 comments)

5's on both A and AB exam, VT and UVA did not accept credit for any level of class except for elective in either CS or CPE programs.

about a week ago
top

Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

O('_')O_Bush Re: Awesome (283 comments)

I don't know if I would say "in good shape" when the future dollar worth will be 1/2-1/4 after 35 yes with a 2-4% inflation rate.

Worst case inflation, 18.5k/year(present dollars) is about minimum wage, and maintaining lifestyle will eat up the 500-900k present dollar savings for many retirees in <10 years. I hope they don't intend to live past 75 (average life expectancy is already at least that).

about two weeks ago
top

Tesla Is Starting a Certified Preowned Program

O('_')O_Bush Re: A lease on a CPO might be interesting... (126 comments)

BMW Z4 3.0SI owner here.

Maintenance (tires, brake pads, fluid changes, headlight bulbetc) averages $1500/year. On top of that, anything that breaks (so far, windshield washer motor, pumps assorted little things) have fixes that start at $1k and go up real quick.

Your Denali, being a truck, not a lightweight, high performance sports car, is an Apples-to-oranges comparison even amongst ICE vehicles, let alone the Tesla.

about two weeks ago
top

Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

O('_')O_Bush "Talented C students" (389 comments)

If they get C's in highschool, it is because they are lazy (both intellectually and in terms of work ethic).

To me, that is a great indicator that they aren't ready for a doubling or tripling of workload that Colleges dump on undergrads and expect said undergrads to complete on their own initiative.

  And besides, it isn't like that is a mile high barrier to overcome. Part of the point of the community college is to allow poor performing students an opportunity to redeem themselves before going to a four-year institution.

And besides, didn't Jobs very famously drop out from college? Because if his argument is that we should admit poor performers so they can drop out and become billionaires, I fail to see why we should have admitted them in the first place since they were independently successful despite college.

about two weeks ago
top

Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

O('_')O_Bush Re: People (481 comments)

Slashdot... where anon coward blatant religion-baiting gets +1 Informative

about two weeks ago
top

Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

O('_')O_Bush Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

Riddle me this, Batman...

If it is the application developer's fault (and frankly, the idea that every app has to be absolutuely perfect otherwise one permanently jacks up their OS is idiotic beyond belief), then why is the ONLY a problem in Windows?

You can install/uninstall crap on other OS's with no accumulative or persistent performance issues. Why? Because they weren't designed by idiots.

I have one W7 install that is *permanently* in limbo, unable to install Visual Studios redistributables because of a Windows patch bug, and there is literally no information on how to fix it, other than "reinstall OS" from the M$ horse's mouth.

That is when you know a design is pitiful and worthless.

about three weeks ago
top

Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

O('_')O_Bush Re: uhh (549 comments)

And I'm sure Elon has rarely been accused of "crazy talk" by anyone who isn't fucking stupid.

Get over yourself.

about three weeks ago
top

Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

O('_')O_Bush Re: Yawn... (534 comments)

That is a pretty low bar given the large number of people who believe religion is inherited like an ethnicity, and the other large number who self identify because of peer pressure.

about three weeks ago
top

Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

O('_')O_Bush Re: Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Oh, good, for an OS with many tens of millions of lines of code, you can review code for one slightly related development framework.

And that somehow means the rest of the OS is reviewed well..

AT LEAST THERE'S THAT.

about three weeks ago
top

Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

O('_')O_Bush Re: People of Great Britain... (302 comments)

Yea, CLASSIC U.K. gov't fearmongering and freedom abuse.

Next step will be a media propaganda campaign supporting only the government's point of view while the legislation is drafted such that by the time it goes to Parliament, the sheep public will be 100% on board.

Same thing happened with the porn filter.

about three weeks ago
top

Researchers Develop Purely Optical Cloaking

O('_')O_Bush Re: I had a similar idea as a kid... (59 comments)

That is the same idea, but worse, than a large screen panel with a camera facing the other way.

The simple fact is that the surface of a 3D shape can't be made to show the path of light through every part of that shape from every angle simultaneously without bending light.

Either it can only do so from one angle at once, meaning any other angle is inneffective, or it can show all angles through a point, and any other point is inneffective.

about three weeks ago
top

First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks

O('_')O_Bush Re: Question about how this works (236 comments)

"I'm still waiting for an example"

So, instead of doing what everyone else did and look up what was vulnerable and how shell shock could be exploited in SSH (which NIST specifically mentions), you chose to make up a bullshit idea about how it could be exploited that conveniently fit your "holier than thou" attitude about security and argue from ignorance about the exploit.

Good call.

about three weeks ago
top

First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks

O('_')O_Bush Re: Question about how this works (236 comments)

I'm not sure why you felt the need to blame the victim on this, but the reality is that this is a problem not because of lax security measures on the part of server maintainers, but because it allows attackers to bypass good security measures if the shell being used is Bash.

And, because the exploit makes services such as SSH vulnerable, it can be used even if normal modes of passing data to the server are sanitized.

about three weeks ago
top

Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

O('_')O_Bush Re: Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Here is a list of your arguments thus far:

1. Women are underpaid compared to men absolutely (no other reasons given other than sexism)
2. Women are underemployed compared to men in the face of criticism of 1 (no other reason given than sexism)
3. Hand-waved criticism of 1 and 2 by claiming that when economies are in crisis (all of ours are arguable capitalist economies always are, nature of capitalism), the lowest paid are over employed relative to other groups.

This seems like a pretty clear contradiction.

Makes me think:
1 is false, there is no real pay disparity overall and claiming the opposite such is disingenuous
  2 is false, there are roughly equal employment opportunities or more so per 3, and claiming otherwise is disingenuous
  3 is false, but this seems most likely to be true given our economy of the past few years

about a month ago
top

Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

O('_')O_Bush Re: "Belief" is not part of the scientific method (207 comments)

Test tube being our own planet (we KNOW why our planet is not similar in temperatures to the moon) and other planets we observe (Venus).

There is hardly a disconnect between theory, lab experimentation, and reality.

We know the greenhouse effect exists... if it didn't, we wouldn't be here.

about a month ago

Submissions

O('_')O_Bush hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

O('_')O_Bush has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?