Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

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

Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

SuperKendall Re:Why so worked up? Answer. (291 comments)

It's really stupid to think in numbers per-person when the problem is an absolute quantity emitted into the atmosphere.

I mean, just look at the data

You emit 1.19% of the total CO2 emitted by all countries. What are larger cuts on your part really going to do?

Australia's numbers are high because you don't have tens of millions of people living in dirt huts. Really want to do that? And the laws repealed were changing the number from what, 17 to 16.75...

about two weeks ago
top

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

SuperKendall Chainsaw! (154 comments)

Please make it moddable. I want a chainsaw on my wheelchair. Woooo!

Now why would I make WHeX WITHOUT chainsaws!

A chainsaw on every corner. The footrests? Both chainsaws.

And then of course there's the Tow Saw, which is a chainsaw tied to a rope that bounces around randomly as you roll forward.

about two weeks ago
top

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

SuperKendall The obvious FPS that needs to be made then (154 comments)

Wheelchair Hunter eXTreme

You're sitting down. You could even sell wheels that attached to the side of office char armrests... and a gun accessory that tracked position relative to your body to match the virtual version.

Or, a Battlezone clone where you are in an open cockpit.

about two weeks ago
top

Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

SuperKendall Why so worked up? (291 comments)

I don't understand why you Aussies think this even matters. Do you know how much carbon you guys produce next to China or India? A laughably small amount. You could start building factories tomorrow in the outback that did nothing but spew raw CO2 into the atmosphere and it would take you hundreds of years to catch up to China alone.

If CO2 is to really be reduced the effort falls squarely on large semi-developed countries like China or India. Even the US has already cut back as much as they can, and that without a carbon tax also... we just weren't as stupid as you to pass it to start with.

You guys are just wising up to the reality that carbon taxes are as much a ruse to make people money as anything else. Where do you think "carbon taxes" go anyway...

about two weeks ago
top

Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

SuperKendall You mean Little Brother? (126 comments)

30 years after the original 1984 commercial the rebels have been co-opted and are now partnering with big brother.

In what way is IBM Big Brother any more? They have not been for a decade or more... if anything they are the Nerdy Brother, just hanging out on the side doing technical stuff while Microsoft gives them a wedgie every time he comes back home.

But in reality this pairing is to keep both companies strong against Google, not Microsoft.

about two weeks ago
top

Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

SuperKendall Re:Why is it cheaper in China? (530 comments)

Doesn't matter, fewer people suffering is still better than nothing. The fact you don't care about the actual number of people supposedly suffering speaks volumes about what you really care about - i.e. Hating Apple, not some guy in China just happy to have a good job.

about three weeks ago
top

Android Wear Is Here

SuperKendall Portability (129 comments)

but it's not easier to bring a tablet and a laptop than to just bring a laptop, right?

No, but it is easier to bring just a laptop than a tablet. Any USB source charges it. You can carry it more easily, and use it in more places.

since a laptop does everything a tablet does

Not actually true (touch interface far better for things like drawing) but let's pretend it is.

A laptop may be able to do everything a tablet does but if the tablet is far lighter and has better batter life guess which most people would rather have on a trip?

In a foreign country would you rather wander around looking for a WiFi cafe with a tablet tucked in your purse, or a backpack with a laptop?

This is exactly why tablets have done as well as they have, because they replace laptops for some scenarios where portability is more convenient.

i'm in BT range of my phone 99% of the day, and i think that's pretty typical.

And I'm in quick viewing range of my phone 99% of my day, which is also typical. They are the same thing...

about three weeks ago
top

Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

SuperKendall Re:Why is it cheaper in China? (530 comments)

You are joking, but if you really thought that was a problem then you would be cheering for the workers to be out of jobs you consider unhealthy for them.

So the fact you are not cheering, why is that again?

about three weeks ago
top

Android Wear Is Here

SuperKendall Significant difference (129 comments)

the tablet allows them to ... not open their laptop?

Yes, because it's a lot easier to bring a tablet with you than a laptop. So you may well have a tablet around when there is no laptop to open.

The same is not true of any modern smart watch, which by design only really does much when a smart-phone is in your pocket.

about three weeks ago
top

Uber Is Now Cheaper Than a New York City Taxi

SuperKendall Also stop paying attention hear home (139 comments)

Because you are used to the area, you do not think about driving as much near home - instead thinking about what you will do where you are going or when you get home, when you are close. It's easy to grow inattentive and miss a change that leads to an accident.

Picking someone up and dropping someone off has none of the risks of familiarity since each situation is different.

about three weeks ago
top

Adobe To Let Third Party Devs Incorporate Photoshop Features

SuperKendall Re:A little too late (39 comments)

What are you talking about?

Look, we all know you are lost at this point but the deal is that with system extensions a user of your app can perform different editing of images in your app based on what other applications they have installed.

DUH.

Did you even look at what iOS8 can do at all? Or are you just totally ignoring the key point?

about three weeks ago
top

Adobe To Let Third Party Devs Incorporate Photoshop Features

SuperKendall Re:A little too late (39 comments)

This is about using Adobe's services which are then available from whatever platform you target

Try reading yourself noob.

I am talking about allowing your application to make use of system extensions which means no two apps are alike in use.

about three weeks ago
top

Adobe To Let Third Party Devs Incorporate Photoshop Features

SuperKendall Re:A little too late (39 comments)

Actually yes it is, if you've developed an image editing application you want it to produce the same results on whatever platforms you target.

Actually no it's not. If your image editing program can make further use of external plug-ins, then you don't care about having it produce the same across platforms because it will never be the same FOR EACH USER.

Would you truly argue that image editing programs should not allow for plugins, that there is no value? Because you are.

There is some base level of functionality it is useful to provide. But my point is why would you PAY for only that base?

about three weeks ago
top

Adobe To Let Third Party Devs Incorporate Photoshop Features

SuperKendall Re:A little too late (39 comments)

So either that means you embed this thing in iOS8 and have a separate way to get to it from the system extensions for editing, which means it's not the same as any other platform...

Or you don't use it and just use the system extensions which means it's not the same as any other platform...

OR you only us this and don't allow system extensions in which case it's the same across all platforms and zero people are using your product on iOS because every other app gets to use system extensions for editing instead of your singular library.

about three weeks ago
top

Adobe To Let Third Party Devs Incorporate Photoshop Features

SuperKendall A little too late (39 comments)

It's a nice idea but how many people will pay to embed this framework when scores of iOS extensions are going to come out with iOS8, and let you do essentially the same thing?

about a month ago
top

IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

SuperKendall Target is clear (465 comments)

You can target everyone who was sent or sent mail to anyone who lost email - you find out who that is simply by gathering a list of everyone that person communicated with a month before and after the period they lost the email for. You might miss a few people in the middle but it would be pretty close, and you'd probably get most of it.

about a month ago
top

Virginia DMV Cracks Down On Uber, Lyft

SuperKendall Re:Commercial Civil Disobedience (260 comments)

Then suffer the penalties of the law or obey it. There is no false, you either change the law, follow it, or accept it's punishment.

Or you continue to break it and seek to avoid punishment as much as possible.

The law is not subject to interpretation

That shows a total lack of understanding of the court system, or an inkling why there is a court of appeals.

So if a company worth billions exists by dumping toxic wastes into rivers, laws against that do not matter?

In that case it is morally wrong to do so, so it matters. If it's morally right to break a law, then the law does not matter.

If it is that obvious and plainly seen, then you will have absolutely no problem getting the law changed.

And THAT shows an utter lack of understanding of political momentum or how laws get made/unmade.

You called me naive but you are the one who doesn't seem to understand anything about the mechanics of laws or regulations.

I'll let you have the last response as you obviously cannot reach enlightenment on this matter.

about a month and a half ago
top

Virginia DMV Cracks Down On Uber, Lyft

SuperKendall Re:Commercial Civil Disobedience (260 comments)

If it isn't right, then get the law changed.

False.

However, you simply cannot say the law doesn't matter as obviously it does or we wouldn't be having this conversation.

And you cannot say it DOES matter or we would not be having this conversation.

Obviously if a company worth many billions exists by flouting these laws, they do not matter.

and yes, they limit the number of taxis to limit competition. They do this in order to ensure the taxis are profitable enough to maintain their vehicles and stay in business.

Which we can plainly see is not necessary, therefore it only exists to drive up the cost of taxi licenses and protect unions jobs.

about 1 month ago
top

Virginia DMV Cracks Down On Uber, Lyft

SuperKendall Re:Commercial Civil Disobedience (260 comments)

What isn't subject to interpretation is laws and regulations.

Yes it is, if some of he regulation only exists to prevent competition. You think the limited number of taxi licenses sold is to keep people safe? Or to keep taxi medallions expensive... in what way is that regulation one that is morally right to follow?

I would say their levels of insurance is a key way

I don't have time to respond to everything, but UberX DOES insure drivers. And the normal Uber service uses town car drivers that are already insured to drive other people too..

about 1 month ago
top

Virginia DMV Cracks Down On Uber, Lyft

SuperKendall Commercial Civil Disobedience (260 comments)

Companies coming in and skirting all regulation and laws that other companies have played by for years?

Regulations and laws that have been added to over the years with a strong intent to kill all competition?

Why SHOULD a company obey laws that are unethically sound. If a law is bad why is it not just as admirable for a company to engage in civil disobedience - we already treat companies as individuals to some extent, so why would there not be good along with bad as there is with everything else?

After all Uber/Lift are doing everything they can to obey the SPIRIT of regulations regarding taxis. The regulations exist to help makes things safer for drivers and passengers - and in that regard Uber and Lyft are VASTLY better than a taxi company. If things go wrong with a Uber ride there is a record of where you were picked up and where you traveled. With a taxi you can go in and just disappear from the face of the planet.

I personally would prefer an Uber ride in every regard to a taxi, any time it is possible... because they are simply a safer service that is much nicer to use. In what way are they not following regulations that actually matter?

about 2 months ago

Submissions

SuperKendall hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

SuperKendall has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

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>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...