Ask Slashdot: Why Is It So Hard To Make An Accurate Progress Bar?
... when we solve the halting problem. I'm not entirely joking. The main problem with progress bars is that, quite often, it is not possible to accurately estimate how much time is needed to complete a problem (i.e. for the program to halt).
Linux 3.3 Released
Any improvements to power management? It pains me that my laptop gets 4 hours battery life when in Windows 7 but only 2 hours when in Linux. In both cases it's just idle with nothing special running in the background. Or is this a problem with the distribution?
PHP 5.4 Released
GRRR. "extends" was for inheritance, "implements" was for interfaces, so why wasn't "uses" chosen for traits, instead of "use"?
Ubuntu TV Finally Gets a Close-Up
I find DLNA wonderfully useful. Anyone who comes into my living room can show the photos and videos from their phone on my TV. Same for laptops. Everyone can instantly access each other too, as well as my media server. It's great for parties.
Qt 4.8.0 Released
What? English did not became an international language because of the US. Rather, it is a direct result of British Colonialism.
Newb-Friendly Linux Flavor For LAMP Server?
(1) The latest Ubuntu LTS
(2) Webmin and Virtualmin.
That's It! Nuff said.
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot
I discovered your site through my roommate back in '97 a little after I joined university. It's been my default page, locked tab, checking-if-internet-is-working site ever since. I now frequent many other blogs, news sites, social networks, etc. But I always come back to Slashdot every day. I'm mostly a lurker but for some reason or the other, signed up early (probably because at that time one could sign up for everything without worry).
I hadn't realized it's been 14 years. Bon Voyage CmdrTaco, good luck in your new endeavors.
Suggesting Innovative Uses For Retired Space Shuttles
That was the most stupid slideshow ever. Any random "Top Ten" in http://cracked.com/ is better than this drivel. Lame!
Doctor Marries Doctor's Daughter, TARDIS Explodes
Best Summary Ever. But the title was too "farky". Didn't go with the summary.
Portal 2 Gets Release Date
By turning off the sound and music, you ruined part of the experience. A lot of what people appreciated about the game WAS the story. The way it starts out as a simple puzzle game, but then as you play you realize that there actually is a story, especially with the hidden rooms that you find. If you just rush through a game without looking around or appreciating the full experience, you'll get a distilled, boring, output, as you did.
UK games magazine 'PC Zone' to shut after 17 years
Ah those were the days. Us friends all subscribed to different magazines and then swapped issues and CDs so we could get fixes more than once a month.
StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop
I loved your Austin Powers reference! That's what you were intending, right?
Which service is the last you would let lapse in a cash crunch?
Here's a hint: "non-pharma" = "recreational" :-D
In my case, what I would definitely NOT let lapse is my utilities service. Gotta have water and electricity. Either that, or house payments / rent. If you have a home, you can live, and go elsewhere for everything else.
Where Will Your Next Gadget Be Made?
Yes it would. And we in Bangladesh have got just that. I've seen numerous jams solely because cars were unsure which to follow, the cops or the lights.
BFG Exiting Graphics Card Market
Damn you! I was about the write the VERY same comment. :-( But you beat me to it.
Best WAP For Dense Crowds?
Schooling Microsoft On Random Browser Selection
Designing the Computer UIs In Movies
You are actually trying to support your claim that Vista had it first by saying YOU saw the Vista one first, that's why?
A Practical LCD Writing Tablet
Looks great, and the price seems awesome. Is it too good to be true?
"Universal Jigsaw Puzzle" Hits Stores In Japan
Actually, you should divide by 4 (not 2), to eliminate the 3 extra 90 degree rotations of the same final image.
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