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.NET Native Compilation Preview Released

Soulskill Re:Huh? (217 comments)

The word 'faster' was omitted. I've updated to fix.

about two weeks ago
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Adaptation From Flash Boys Offers Inside Look at High-Frequency Trading

Soulskill Re:Forbit all HFT (246 comments)

Every time I learn more about HFT, I become more convinced that it has to be regulated, and soon. They're only going to get more efficient at extracting money out of these markets without introducing any actual value, and that can't be sustainable in the long run.

about three weeks ago
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Adaptation From Flash Boys Offers Inside Look at High-Frequency Trading

Soulskill Re:High-Frequncy Trading ?? (246 comments)

Updated to fix. Thanks.

about three weeks ago
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West Nile Virus May Have Met Its Match: Tobacco

Soulskill Re:summary so wrong (54 comments)

You're right -- I've updated the summary to reflect this.

about three weeks ago
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In Israel, Class-Action Plaintiff Requests Waze Source Code Under GPL

Soulskill Re:WTF if Waze? (75 comments)

Not at all -- I've updated the summary to include that.

about three weeks ago
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No https on /.?

Soulskill HTTPS (2 comments)

I think HTTPS support was originally rolled out for a few specific pages (like login) for all users, and site-wide to subscribers. Getting site-wide support for everybody is one of those things that's going to take some time, and has been on our list for a while. Hopefully we'll find time for it soon, but probably not until work on the beta slows down at least. I'll bring it up again with the engineers and see if they can estimate a timeframe.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

Soulskill Re:Egads! (535 comments)

Agreed -- it's easy to talk about all the ways this could go wrong, but there are some ways this could go right, too. There seems to be almost unbounded excitement from people who have worked with the Oculus Rift, and it's entirely possible the Zuckerberg and the rest of Facebook just want to give it a push. Unlike some of Facebook's other acquisitions, Oculus has a clear and obvious business model: selling devices. That makes me worry less about interference from a corporation that's beholden to stockholders (at least until growth stops).

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

Soulskill Re:A week off. (535 comments)

I'll admit I checked the date more than once..

about three weeks ago
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Earth Barely Dodged Solar Blast In 2012

Soulskill Re:Huh? (202 comments)

Looks like part of a sentence got eaten. I've updated the post to fix it.

about a month ago
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IBM's Watson To Be Used For Cancer Treatment

Soulskill Re:Faster, but smarter? (46 comments)

So Slashdot is *ALSO* the only commenting system around that doesn't allow editing either!

That's always been by design, along with the inability to delete comments.

A user recently suggested allowing editing, but providing a version history (like Wikipedia does for edits). I thought that was a cool idea. Once we get some spare engineering time, we're going to do another pass on the comment system, and maybe that's something we can implement.

about a month ago
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An Informal Poll

Soulskill Data (1 comments)

We ran a poll a few months ago asking this question for desktop browsing.

Our internal analytics show this:
Chrome - 38%
Firefox - 29%
Safari - 23%
Internet Explorer - 7%
Opera - 1%
Everything else - ~2%

about a month ago
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Can we replace Insightful with another word in reviewing articles.

Soulskill Perhaps (2 comments)

This is something we've been debating internally for a while as we work on other things. The 3 I's make less sense now than they did a decade ago, and it causes some moderators an undue level of worry when trying to select between them. We've talked about simply consolidating them under 'Interesting,' or replacing a couple of them with other options.

'Provoking' would be an interesting choice, because it's a descriptor that could apply to both positive moderations and negative ones.

We'd like to do another pass on the article/comment moderation system when we have some spare engineering time, and we'll put up a post specifically asking for input when we do. In the meantime, opinions like this are always helpful, and welcome.

about a month ago
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Engine Data Reveals That Flight 370 Flew On For Hours After It "Disappeared"

Soulskill Re:Already denied (382 comments)

I've updated the summary to reflect this.

about a month ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

Soulskill Re:No place for 'almost', 'not quite' and 'nearly' (423 comments)

Stock seems to vary a lot by location, at least near me.

I've gone in there a handful of times in the past year or so, and had the same experience every time. They always almost have what I want. They'll have some rare/old cable adapter, but it'll be M/M instead of F/F.

I think your suggestion for what they could sell is a great one, and I'd be far more likely to go back if they made the switch. Clearly there are companies who make money in that space. But I think it'll be hard to convince the Radio Shack execs/investors to do so, because it's a smaller market overall. Like most failing retailers, they want to turn it around around and start growing -- mere stabilization and acceptance of lower revenue is an admission of failure, in their eyes.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?

Soulskill Re:Beta again, really? (246 comments)

Hitting the link to Classic Slashdot in the footer should send you back -- or just try this link. Assuming you have cookies enabled, the choice should stick.

about a month and a half ago
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Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain

Soulskill Re:What is "computer-directed flight control"? (353 comments)

Looks like a mangling of this quote: "Automatic wing-flaps, that changed the wingprofile for extra lift or less drag. Adjustment automatic according to airspeed, throttle etc. This system was also capable of acting as an airbrake, or be used during dives. The same system also automatically lowered and raised the retractable landing gear." Source

I've tweaked the summary to refer to automation, rather than computers.

about a month and a half ago
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Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain

Soulskill Re:Not a Nazi Plane (353 comments)

I've updated the headline to reflect this.

about a month and a half ago

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NASA Trailer To Be Shown Before Star Trek: Into Darkness

Soulskill Soulskill writes  |  1 year,18 days

Soulskill (1459) writes "Tired of seeing ads for cars and soda before the films you watch at the theater? Well, a successful crowdfunding campaign at IndieGogo will see a trimmed down version of NASA's 'We Are Explorers' video aired before showings of the upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness in theaters all over the country. "Most people recognize space as a key expression of our character. They know our space programs as a globally recognized brand of ingenuity. The recently landed Mars Curiosity Rover was the latest reminder that space systems are the crown jewels of our scientific and technical prowess. Less known is the indispensable value space systems bring to our everyday lives. Space provides irreplaceable capabilities for defense, public health, finance, medicine, energy, agriculture, transportation, development and countless other fields. Investments in space programs are precisely about improving and protecting life on Earth. ... By funding this campaign, we can remind students and the general public that our nation's space agency is working hard on the next era of exploration." The campaign's funding goal was reached in just six days — their stretch goal will increase the number of theaters for the clip from 59 screens to 750. The movie comes out on May 17th."
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Space Station Module Could Carry Humans To Asteroi

Soulskill Soulskill writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Soulskill (1459) writes "Brian Wilcox, a JPL roboticist, spoke at a NASA workshop about the possibility of detaching one of the International Space Station's modules and using it as the primary living space for astronauts on a trip to an asteroid. 'The node could be connected to two space exploration vehicles and have add-on inflatable modules. ... The space station is slated to operate through at least 2020, which roughly coincides with the earliest likely launch date for human exploration of an asteroid. In April President Barack Obama set a 2025 goal for a manned mission to an asteroid.'"
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Soulskill Soulskill writes  |  more than 4 years ago

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Soulskill Soulskill writes  |  more than 4 years ago

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