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

Orion Spacecraft On the Path To Future Flight

Rallias Ubernerd Wheres it going? (135 comments)

My mom pointed out Orions wee wee once. Is that destination?

more than 4 years ago
top

What 'IT' Stuff Should We Teach Ninth-Graders?

Rallias Ubernerd Re:Stickam (462 comments)

thats what facebooks for

more than 4 years ago
top

Sex Boosts Brain Growth

Rallias Ubernerd One day soon... (251 comments)

Top story: Intel looking for guinea Pigs Intel has requested that slashdot.org come up with volunteers willing to give up their long loved virginity for something that is worthless.

more than 4 years ago
top

Microsoft Has No Plans To Patch New Flaw

Rallias Ubernerd Great news for someone like me... (217 comments)

I just switched my laptop over to Ubuntu Maverick. I'm not affected by this vulnerability. Of corse, I plan on re-installing Windows 7, but am not so sure I want to now.

more than 4 years ago
top

New Declassification Process To Open 400 Million Pages of Records

Rallias Ubernerd ok everyone (135 comments)

a couple pages a person make sure we didn't become hipocrates

more than 4 years ago
top

Microsoft a Weak Link In Possible Cyber War

Rallias Ubernerd No suprise (371 comments)

Of course they are the weak link in loss in the financial aspects of the "Cyber war", but that isn't the only aspect of the "Cyber War". There are many factors, from how secure the system is (read my blog post on how secure Microsoft really is), to what the settings of the machine are, to other issues, such as how many people use bittorrent softwares that enforce verification requirements. But yes, they have alot to lose, because 1. they're microsoft and 2. they cost money to get their software. Don't take it as a surprise. Linux is probibillly just as vulnerable. Its just that people haven't been able to find those vulnerabilities. But mark my words, they are there.

more than 4 years ago
top

What Is New In PostgreSQL 9.0

Rallias Ubernerd I'd say something, but someone will freak out (213 comments)

I don't understand. What is the advantage of PostgreSQL verses MySQL or a seperate HTTP server?

Forget it. I know someone is going to freak out and mod me troll. I do not intend to cause harm.

more than 4 years ago
top

Time To Dump XP?

Rallias Ubernerd Re:XP is the 90's? (1213 comments)

Windows XP was made available in 2001, according to the copyright notice on boot. The bigger question is, why does when a specific version of an operating system matter if it was released in the past?

more than 4 years ago
top

Chinese Internet Addiction Boot Camp Prison Break

Rallias Ubernerd Re:First post! (177 comments)

Which channel is that?

more than 4 years ago
top

Chinese Internet Addiction Boot Camp Prison Break

Rallias Ubernerd Re:First post! (177 comments)

The Slashdot Addiction Camp is over filled and under staffed, It was plenty easy to tie up the 3 workers with the 500 patients.

more than 4 years ago
top

My laptop's battery's good for roughly ...

Rallias Ubernerd Re:So I am of an extreme minority... (454 comments)

Hard drive: standard... Upgraded from a slow 4200rpm 120 gig to a 7200rpm 500 gig and it doubled the speed of the laptop.

Really? In my experience such an upgrade would give me about a 12X preformance boost.

more than 4 years ago
top

'Month of PHP Security' Finds 60 Bugs

Rallias Ubernerd Oh No! 60 issues (120 comments)

Oh right. There is over a million on MS Windows.

more than 4 years ago
top

Giant Guatemalan 'Sinkhole' Is Worse Than We Thought

Rallias Ubernerd Re:Eew (357 comments)

*tilts head* huh? I wouldn't doubt it if you were Al Gore. I was trying to make a joke.

more than 4 years ago
top

Giant Guatemalan 'Sinkhole' Is Worse Than We Thought

Rallias Ubernerd Eew (357 comments)

Oh great. Here comes Al Gore comming to say that human kind has caused this. Thanks alot for noticing. I really love paying taxes.

more than 4 years ago
top

PA Appeals Court Weighs Punishment For Students' Online Parodies

Rallias Ubernerd Re:What the ****? (319 comments)

Thomas Jefferson: "God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."

This is the blood lost. The school people were tyrants, and they were trying to gain their rights back. A few people got hurt. Boo Hoo. Good for them. Let them jack off in their office. Human nature has people interested in finding the truth, which is not always what is taught in schools these days. They try to make us believe that we have no rights as minors, and we sit prettily, ignoring the blatently obvious fact of the matter that we do have rights. I use a school computer to exercize my right to freedom of speech. I have every right to. And yet, they try to tell me to keep off of Slashdot even on my own computer. Would you believe that they tried hacking into my computer via SSH? Failed, but they guessed my password for a different user.

The school system doesn't have the right to restrict freedom of speech, because they don't own jack. The people who own the schools "property" are the people who pay the taxes to fund the institutions of hell. Not them. They have no right to forbid us from our rights on or off of school property.

I know I am right, and any attempt to say otherwise will be debated to wits end until you realize your errors. I am willing to defend the truth that all men are created. According to Jason Lewis, Freedom of Speech was brought into the equasion specially to insult, and yet they are saying you don't have such a right? What a bunch of moronic bastards.

more than 4 years ago
top

AMD's Fusion Processor Combines CPU and GPU

Rallias Ubernerd Re:I thought that they learned (240 comments)

I don't see a practical use in the near future though.

more than 4 years ago
top

AMD's Fusion Processor Combines CPU and GPU

Rallias Ubernerd I thought that they learned (240 comments)

I thought that they learned it is more efficient to have a seperate CPU and GPU.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

top

Electrical Company Distruction

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Rallias Ubernerd (1760460) writes "I live in the state of Minnesota. Recently, there was a power outage at my home, costing me a half days CPU time, 3 GB of data transfer, 2 wireless routers, and a refrigerator full of food. This happens to my neighborhood all the time. My question is, can I sue my power company for Damages caused by Neglect? Or is there some secret thing I am not aware of? I was reasonable about my use of the router, actively using it when the power went out. I'm not being feciecious if i bring suit to the power company, am I?"
top

Kicked out for Breastfeeding

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Rallias Ubernerd (1760460) writes "Fox News Phoenix has recently reported a story of how in Maplewood Minnesota a breastfeeding mother was kicked out of an Old Country Buffet because they thought it was inappropriate. Afterwards, spokespeople said that it was because her husband was talking in a way that disturbed the other customers. Lesson of the day: Cover your baby up when your in public."
Link to Original Source

Journals

top

Long time, no see

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

It has been a bit more then a month since I have last seen Slashdot. I have discovered the greatness of Facebook, and have become adicted to it. I am scared

top

Controlling my computer with a phone

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I am, at this very moment, using my tmobile mytouch slide to control my laptop. I don't know how this technology works, but it is awsome! I can, literally, control my computer from anywhere.

top

New Phone, New "Mom", Lifes Good

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Two great pieces of news. One is that I have achieved something some geeks don't, I moved out of my moms house, but into my grandmas house. My grandma obtained official legal custody today. I'm happy. I am away from my mom the bitch.
The other good news is I got a new android phone, the tmobile mytouch swipe. Love at first use on this phone. Review comming later.

top

School Interesting

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I write an essay yesterday, making it sound as downplaying to the average person, and I get 20 out of 20. Something is wrong with that. I tell a person that they have no way of join the geek society if they don't join before age 10 and yet she gives me 20 out of 20. Jeez. I mean, it was meant to see how biased her grading scale is, in terms of insults. I gave her the ultimate insult and called the people reading, for a lack of better terminology at the time, STUPID! I sometimes wonder. Does this indicate that the average person is willing to admit that nerds and geeks are better than them? Or is it that she didn't have the ability to find another different English teacher for me for the rest of the year? She is a seemingly average American. Something is wrong with America, if a teacher tells a student good job for calling her stupid. Other than the fact that they force children to go to school.

top

Future of Legal BitTorrents

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

What do you think of the viability of legal bittorrents, such as music and movie distribution, updates, et al?

top

Just noticed something

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Every time I decide to mess off on my school computer in school, I observe the following things. 1. I end up in Firefox Private Browsing. 2. I end up with a full bar (or more) of minnimum-sized tabs. 3. My beautiful girls flash drive becons to me.
Is this normal?

top

Wow

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I just got on a computer, loaded up runescape, used the KVM to hide that i was on Facebook and Slashdot, and found the computer that i didn't re-install had firefox 2.something, 2.5 i think. I am amazed. I mean, i haven't used anything before 3.5 at all this year, and i find firefox 2.5 on a computer

top

Slashdot in Negative

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Just a disclaimer: I am using a POS iBook G4. This method is not guaranteed to work for any other computer.
Anyway, Slashdot looks so cool in negative. I got to it by pressing Command, Option, Ctrl, and 8, all at the same time. But it looks cool, especially the apple page.

top

Some assholes

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Today, i find out that some asshole stole the remainder of my fresh gum supply, four pieces. So now, until i can get to the store, i have to survive on pre-chewed gum. At least it is myself who prechewed it.

top

New hosts.txt file

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I am currently trying to make a new hosts file as defined in numerous standards, and want a list of websites to spawn it on. Can someone give me a list?

top

Curious of the old internet

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Does anyone have an old copy of the SRI-NIC Hosts.txt file? I want a copy of such so that I can do a study on the history of the internet, along with create a list of web sites in current use.

top

My Unique Issues

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I have a unique situation. Attached to the internet is my router. Attached to my router is 3 computers, 2 of which we will ignore, one via wifi. Attached to this computer is another computer via ethernet cable, with a KVM switch for both of them. Attached to the furthest from the internet one, i have a pair of speakers and a speaker. Is there any way to make these two items shared between both of these computers? One machine is Windows Vista, controling the printer and speakers, and one is Ubuntu 10.04.

top

Value of i

Rallias Ubernerd Rallias Ubernerd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Yesterday I took the NWEA tests, and got a score of 276 (many people who have taken school since the advent of the computer probably know that this score corresponds with Calculus, or in that area). That isn't that important. What I'm wondering is, I got a question where the square root ended up negative, and it wanted an "exact" answer. The answer choices included a symbol I have never seen before. It is i, and it showed something like (3 / 4 + sqrt(7) i / 5 , 3 / 4 - sqrt(7) i / 5), and I wonder what it is. Can someone help me?

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?