×

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

Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

RoLi Re:Better comparison site (377 comments)

BGP at "tiny" is even better than WebP at "small" - pretty impressive.

about a week ago
top

Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

RoLi Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (377 comments)

GIF is still superior for many use-cases, like small pictures with just a handful of colors. And it's not just a small difference, PNG takes several times the space than GIF in that area. (Yes, there are also use-cases where PNG is better - but PNG is not a replacement for GIF everywhere)

about a week ago
top

Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

RoLi Re:Great... (377 comments)

Exactly. And because a Javascript implementation is available it works right now on every browser.

about a week ago
top

Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

RoLi Re:Great... (377 comments)

I agree with you about MP3/Ogg - but the Javascript decoder (used for example in http://bellard.org/bpg/gallery...) could make all the difference.

Basically it means that the server admin can reap the benefits (bandwidth) while the user has to handle the legacy conversion (Javascript runs on the user's machine). Therefore there is practically no downside for those who decide what is on a webpage.

And once this format is even just semi-widespread, browsers will start to support it too - and then it's a standard.

about a week ago
top

Why Pluto Still Matters

RoLi Re:Sentimental nonsense. (91 comments)

Exactly. It is the nearest and therefore most accessible large Kuiper belt objects. Sure there are others and bigger ones, but they are somewhat more distant.

about two weeks ago
top

Why Pluto Still Matters

RoLi Re:Why Pluto matters most? (91 comments)

That's an understatement: That's where we have all good pictures of Uranus. From Earth, Uranus is a tiny blob.

about two weeks ago
top

Why Pluto Still Matters

RoLi Re:Why Pluto matters most? (91 comments)

Exactly. That article was really - what's that buzzword called - oh yeah: anticlimactic

about two weeks ago
top

Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

RoLi Re: uh, no? (340 comments)

It doesn't matter that it's obviously fake.

After all, 10 or 20 million people honestly believe that your president was actually born in Kenya, simply because someone made up a preposterous tale that they desperately wanted to believe.

I've checked out the birth-certificate directly from whitehouse.gov - and it's also obviously fake. - And it doesn't matter that it's obviously fake, nobody who matters in the US cares. And those who care are just insulted as racists.

Of course that doesn't establish that he was born in Kenya (unlikely), but there must be a reason why they faked it...

about a month ago
top

Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

RoLi Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

I'd say there's maybe a 90-second window (at most) for anyone with an average smartphone camera who want to gather evidence of a launch with this missile system.

With several thousand soldiers usually having nothing better to do (and also having the order to) watch the front - on both sides - that is ample time to take a picture.

And in fact it is also ample time to have some paper trail in the chain of command - again on both sides. Because a large missile starting will get reported when it happens near the front.

Smoke trail or not, the complete absence of any reports of a rocket starting is indeed evidence that indeed no rocket started there.

about a month ago
top

Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

RoLi Re:Why does not one ever listen? (265 comments)

You must have been sleeping for the last 20 years, because that is exactly what I've heard numerous times in the 90s.

Then Linux started to dominate webservers. (late 90s)
Then Linux started to dominate supercomputers. (early 00s)
Then Linux started to dominate embedded systems. (mid 00s)
Then Linux started to dominate cellphones. (early 10s)
Now Linux is starting to dominate tablets.

Yes, Linux is not (yet) dominating desktops - but even without the desktop, the number of markets Linux dominates right now is pretty impressive. That's not hobbyist.

about a month ago
top

Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

RoLi Re:Ultimately... (265 comments)

Lately, OpenGL got a lot of performance improvements, so (hopefully) that situation will improve.

about a month ago
top

Mozilla Launches Browser Built For Developers

RoLi Re:Not going to happen (74 comments)

social justice warriors

Yeah, fuck them for even thinking about changing the status quo

The media, the politics - the whole power-structure just loves these self-hating sick social justice warriors. They ARE the status quo.

about a month ago
top

Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

RoLi Re:Wonderful (588 comments)

Actually no, it's not easy. Laws are made so numerous, contradictory and complicated that there exists quite a large group of people who make a living with that - they are called lawyers.

about a month and a half ago
top

Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

RoLi Re:But DC is different,no? (588 comments)

The media loves Obama and many people are (literally!) raised by TV.

about a month and a half ago
top

Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

RoLi Re:How Did These People Wage The Cold War??? (430 comments)

Well, the not-so-gay-friendly 1960's USA was able to put people on the moon, while Obama's politically correct America is not even able to put people into orbit. Bush promised a moonshot. Obama promised a Mars-mission. Currently LEO-capability is promised for 2017. Let's see whether the 2017-promise will hold, but I'm not convinced.

about a month and a half ago
top

Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

RoLi Re:Because (430 comments)

Well, outside the sex and gay-obsessed Anglophone world it isn't.

about a month and a half ago
top

Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

RoLi Re:Terrible (430 comments)

What hostility to Russia?

I think it was Hillary who said that Russia has no right to have an influence on its Georgian neighbour, while of course the US, being several thousand miles away on a different continent does have a right to have an influence on Georgia.

Now the same thing in the Ukraine: American-financed NGO destabilize the country and stage a coup d'etat against the president because he is too friendly with Russia.

about a month and a half ago
top

NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

RoLi Re:which idiot is letting these people fly... (372 comments)

Well, Nigera, Kenya, South Africa, and many more countries have cancelled all flights. But Obama said that he "can't" do that. Why he can't do that he didn't say though.

about 2 months ago
top

NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

RoLi Re:Mind Numbing Stupidity (372 comments)

In fact South Africa did implement such a window.

But you are right, we are screwed. Politicians care a lot more about political correctness than deadly viruses. They (and their mindless TV-educated zombies like "Nemyst") will tell us how it's "unlikely" that it will become a problem and that not a single flight to Liberia must be cancelled, because ... well just because we "can't leave West Africa". What happened to "yes we can"?

about 2 months ago

Submissions

top

South African Health department blames Excel for loss of 4 million

RoLi RoLi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

RoLi (141856) writes "The chief of the health department of the South African province of Limpopo, which has a population of over 5 million people, blames Excel for the loss of the equivalent of $4 million.

A committee has found irregularities in office supplies in the fiscal year 2009-2010. This was justified by declaring that the department had so much to manage that the result would no longer fit into Microsoft Excel. However, she admitted that their current asset management system was inadequate.

The committee seemingly found this explanation credible, because the only consequence of the affair are 13 million Rand (~$1M) for a new "asset management system" for the health department."

Link to Original Source
top

Austria: Cardinal Puts Preaching Ban on Imam

RoLi RoLi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

RoLi (141856) writes "Imam Shaker Assem will no longer be allowed to hold Friday-prayers in the Afro-Asiatic Institute (AAI), which is a catholic endowment organization in Vienna, because he called for reinstatement of the Califate, demanded the death penalty for adultery and rejected Israel's right to exist."
Link to Original Source
top

Will Microsoft-IIS become legacy software?

RoLi RoLi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

RoLi (141856) writes "The share in Japan, Germany, Russia and many other countries already lies below 4% for many years. But also traditionally Microsoft-friendly countries can turn away from IIS, for example in the last 10 years, the share in France fell from 35% to 5%, in Brazil and Taiwan from over 45% to 15% and in India even from 65% to 18%.

In more and more countries, Microsoft will face the problem that third parties (webhosters, IT-departments within companies, fleelancing programmers, etc.) don't even offer support for their products and the know-how is lost because Microsoft-webservers are seen more and more as a legacy-technology."

Link to Original Source
top

12,000 dollars for a lemonade, or: Bilingualism in

RoLi RoLi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

RoLi (141856) writes "On that day, Michel Thibodeau flew from Toronto to Ottawa (both English-speaking cities in Canada) and ordered 7up in French but got served Sprite. After having used the same trick to win a lawsuit against the same airline, he sued again for 25,000 dollars. Is it a justified indemnification for psychic damages or is it a type of "low intensity conflict" or a "civil war with juridical means" in which everybody, including judges, want to further the interests of "their side"?"
Link to Original Source
top

Why there will be no IPv6 transition

RoLi RoLi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

RoLi (141856) writes "The mistake in the design of IPv6 is not really in the technology. The mistake does not lie in the design of the protocol itself, but in the incompatibility of the addresses. Because it is not a technological but a administrative problem, there will hardly be a technical solution for it.

The future is hard to predict and it will be hard to predict how long IPv4 will live, but one thing is sure: What ever will come after it, it won't be IPv6."

Link to Original Source

Journals

RoLi has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?