×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

OneSmartFellow Re:But the case hasn't even started! (119 comments)

That really is what that little phrase on every bill about being useful for all debts "public and private" really means
Except that is not at all what is meant by that phrase.

Next time, try writing about something you know about.

about a week ago
top

Scientists Discover Diamond Nanothreads

OneSmartFellow Re:How about "not diamond"? (79 comments)

close- packed bundles of subnanometre-diameter sp3-bonded carbon threads capped with hydrogen, crystalline in two dimensions and short-range ordered in the third

I'll stick with Diamond

about a week ago
top

World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

OneSmartFellow Re:Exactly why we test all candidates. (276 comments)

Presumably OP is interviewing for sysadmin positions maintaining LAMP installations, not developing LAMP based services.

Either that or OP is just as clueless as his candidates

about a week ago
top

World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

OneSmartFellow Re:Note to IT recruiters. (276 comments)

Grammar Nazi strikes again.

it's/its

about a week ago
top

Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

OneSmartFellow Re:should be banned or regulated (237 comments)

Why would covering a "customer" (aka person) be any more expensive than covering a "family member" (aka person).

Don't you ever have "strangers" (aka persons) on your property - like your plumber, electrician, meter reader, gardener ?

about two weeks ago
top

Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

OneSmartFellow Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

A lot of the " more and more stuff that has nothing to do with an init system" that is "included" in systemd has nothing to do with systemd itself, or the systemd developers.
Example: Gnome. Why is gnome adding dependencies on systemd libraries ?

about a month ago
top

Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

OneSmartFellow Wait one cotton pickin' minute (114 comments)

Who the fsck embeds OLE objects in PowerPoint.

I have enough trouble getting text to display.

about a month ago
top

Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

OneSmartFellow Re:What's the Press Office for? (111 comments)

Investigative journalism costs money. It's a far greater risk, in terms of expense, than simply regurgitating bullshit - from whatever source.

Mass media exists to make a profit, not enforce journalistic integrity.

about a month ago
top

Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

OneSmartFellow Re:What we generally do - in this country.... (403 comments)

divide the distance traveled since the last time they filled up by the number of liters/gallons

How funny

miles/gallon
kilometers/liter

about a month and a half ago
top

Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

OneSmartFellow What we generally do - in this country.... (403 comments)

(that being the USofA) is to worry about how far we can go on a tank of fuel. This is a throwback to the days when trips of any significant distance could easily leave you stranded between fueling stations (which used to be as much as hundreds of miles apart)

In that case, knowing distance per unit of fuel is more important than fuel per unit of distance.

In Europe, where distances are SIGNIFCANTLY shorter it is much more interesting to worry about the cost of the trip, especially when public transport options are close competitors in price. In this case the unit of fuel per unit of distance makes a much easier comparison.

about a month and a half ago
top

Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

OneSmartFellow Re:What has happened to Slashdot? (425 comments)

I generally agree with the sentiment above. Although I think I would change the emphasis from knowledge to perspective. Sometimes the issues at hand are less about facts and more about thinking clearly about the facts, and what they really imply.

about a month and a half ago
top

Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

OneSmartFellow Coincidentally.... (119 comments)

...I am just leaving the office for the Munich Oktoberfest.

I'll do my best, but usually 5 Maß is my limit.

about 2 months ago
top

Developing the First Law of Robotics

OneSmartFellow Re:Same as humans ... (165 comments)

...the first true AI will be able to churn out billions of lines of code ...

Let's hope not. I'd be satisfied with it only generating a few dozen, as long as they were truly bug free.

Given a billion lines of code, the correctness would have to be above %99.99999999 in order to have a chance of being error free. That's a pretty tall order, even for automata.

about 2 months ago
top

Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

OneSmartFellow Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

OK, so you're crazy, or stupid, or both.

It's OK, we have places for people like you.

about 2 months ago
top

Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

OneSmartFellow Start Button ? (210 comments)

Them: Hello, this is Microsoft. We have detected a problem with your computer.
Me: Really?
Them: Yes of course. Do you see your "start" button?
Me: No
Them: It's in the lower left corner.
Me:The lower left corner of what ?
Them: The lower left corner of your computer.
Me: The lower left corner?...........when viewed from where ?
Them: From the front.
Me: OK, let me see.....All I see is a little sticker that says Intel Inside on the lower left corner.
Them: I don't understand.
Me: The computer has a little sticker on the lower left corner. but no start button.
Them: No, I mean the lower left corner of your monitor.
Me: Wait I'll have a look..........I don't have a start button on the lower left corner of my monitor either. I do see a little sticker that says "Infant Optics" (it's a baby monitor) Them: click

about 2 months ago
top

Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

OneSmartFellow Re:As I said before... (211 comments)

Except we there is so much we do know........ for sure

There is water on the moon, and mars.

Gravity is real, ok !

about 2 months ago
top

AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

OneSmartFellow Re:Sorry guys, but you are full of shit (533 comments)

The proportion of people who regularly watch hour long HD streaming video channels is probably pretty low.

Maybe that's because their ISP is providing inadequate service so they know better than to attempt it.

about 3 months ago
top

Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

OneSmartFellow Re: Two words: (215 comments)

I fail to understand why everyone assumes that drones will be flying over their property.

I automatically assume that delivery drones will be required to fly not far above existing roadways. I guess that this probably increases rather than decreases the likelihood of injury should the drone fall out of the sky; but let's face it, Roadways are already damned dangerous, so adding to the danger increases the excitement level.

about 3 months ago
top

Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

OneSmartFellow Re:The main problem: they don't make sense (215 comments)

What's wrong with driver-less 1-wheeled vehicles ?

Now, what's wrong with zero-wheeled vehicles, ah, wait, that would be too similar to a drone to fit into your world view.

about 3 months ago

Submissions

top

OneSmartFellow OneSmartFellow writes  |  about 8 years ago

OneSmartFellow (716217) writes "A 'Whites Only'scholarship of $250 is being offered to needy students who are at least 25% 'Causasion' http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=2674267&page=1, but this has sparked anger in other 'ethnic' groups. My question is, what is the legal definition of an ethnic group, and why would anyone get so pissed off about this scholarship, seeing as a 25% causasion is still %75 something else, and so presuambly still a 'ethnic' minority."

Journals

OneSmartFellow has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?