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

NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

Salo2112 I have no interest in a Tesla (455 comments)

but I would love their business model to be used by all auto manufacturers.

about a month and a half ago
top

Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

Salo2112 As good as European cars? (431 comments)

Please - the German word for "pedestrian" is Volkswagen.

about a month and a half ago
top

Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

Salo2112 Lawn mowers (432 comments)

The guy who I take my lawn mower to tells me the Ethanol gas is damaging lawn mower engines. Not sure if the newer ones are engineered to burn E-gas, but the older ones certainly aren't. So you go out of your way to a marina to get unadulterated gas for your mowers.

about 2 months ago
top

Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You

Salo2112 Platform Apps (164 comments)

The first thing all the security people tell you to do is turn off platform apps, and this site does not work without them. Nice.

about 3 months ago
top

iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

Salo2112 Shuffles (386 comments)

I hope they keep making shuffles - great for wearing when you exercise. I can see losing the classic iPods - the cell phone makes them redundant, but until they make phones small enough to clip to your workout gear, there's a place for the shuffle.

about 3 months ago
top

Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

Salo2112 Re:Fuck that guy. (397 comments)

so unless Jackson thinks HP should hire unqualified people just because they are black or latino, he should probably focus his efforts earlier in the pipeline

He does.

about 4 months ago
top

Detroit Wants Its Own High-Tech Visa

Salo2112 50 thousand new residents (398 comments)

doing what? Haven't most people left because there aren't enough jobs? You want to pay off your debts, charge people an exit tax.

about 6 months ago
top

U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

Salo2112 Cash for Clunkers (635 comments)

The crappy cars teenagers had access to were destroyed by the Cash for Clunkers program.

about 6 months ago
top

Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality

Salo2112 Re:Time for change (494 comments)

Evidently, you are unfamiliar with our form of government: this project was the responsibility, solely, of the executive branch, and the President is already limited to two terms. Congress was not a part of the failed implementation.

The task was simple. Make a friggin website that takes user input and spits out insurance options. If this happened where I work, they'd fire the whole lot without question. Probably enact some kind of legal investigation as to where all the money went too.

If Congress can't handle a simple friggin website project, it's time to clean house and Enact term limits. Restructure the entire congressional seating process, and give people more control over who's buying the laws for us. It's time to change that whole mess.

about 8 months ago
top

Failed Software Upgrade Halts Transit Service

Salo2112 Re:Strange times (125 comments)

Patch *Tuesday*. Duh.

about 8 months ago
top

More Evidence That Piracy Can Increase Sales

Salo2112 That's how it works for me (196 comments)

I never would have bought an Evanesance album had I not downloaded it for free and decided they were way too good not to support buy buying their alums.

about 10 months ago
top

What Features Does iOS 7 Need?

Salo2112 A master volume control (262 comments)

I would love to be able to lock down the volume so my autistic son, who lives on the iPad, doesn't max out the volume on everything he does.

about a year ago
top

Apple Said To Be Working On a 'Watch-Like Device'

Salo2112 Re:Oh, the irony! (291 comments)

I enjoy long walks - for exercise and stress release. I don't want to be in communication with anyone, but I do want to know roughly how far I have walked and when I should be heading back in, and for this, a watch is perfect.

about a year and a half ago
top

Companies Getting Rid of Reply-all

Salo2112 bcc to the rescue (248 comments)

If you put the distribution list in the bcc field, the only person inundated with stupid replies is the sender, which serves them right. It's also a way of saving idiots from themselves when the reply is....inappropriate.

about a year and a half ago
top

Mandatory Automotive Black Boxes May Be On the Way

Salo2112 Taxes (619 comments)

This will be used to track your mileage so you can be taxed that way. At least that is the ultimate goal. Masking it in safety will get it started, and I see a few sheep have already bitten that hook.

more than 3 years ago
top

Teenager Tries To Hire Hitman Via Facebook

Salo2112 Craig's List (464 comments)

Aren't you supposed to use Craig's List for this sort of thing anyway?

more than 3 years ago
top

Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

Salo2112 The clacking of keys.... (804 comments)

Had a guy in a class I took who was a speed typist or something - you could barely hear the lecture over the machine-gun sound of his typing. To me, the distraction factor was in the noise created by the tool. If it had been done quietly, I would not have known or cared.

more than 3 years ago
top

FAA Adds a Study On Adding Drones To Commercial Aviation

Salo2112 Re:Drones in US airspace? (215 comments)

Eventually, commercial planes will be unpiloted - pilots are expensive. I'm guessing this will be a good test of that eventuality.

more than 4 years ago
top

Rumor — AT&T Losing iPhone Exclusivity Next Week

Salo2112 Verizon (353 comments)

If Verizon gets the iPhone, I'll be there next week.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

Journals

Salo2112 has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?
or Connect with...

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>