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

'Smart Gun' Firm Wants You To Fund Its Prototype

Takatata If so much money is wasted... (558 comments)

...on something that can easily hacked and never will work reliably, why not spend money on something much better, which can also easily hacked and never will work reliably? A gun, which refuses to shoot unarmed people?

about a year ago
top

Predicting IQ With a Simple Visual Test

Takatata Sorry, I am stupid... (325 comments)

..therefore I have to support my limited brain power with an adblocker.

about a year ago
top

UK Consumers Reporting Contactless Payment Errors

Takatata Re:how to get rid of NFC on a passport or credit c (193 comments)

You forgot:
8) Throw card away since it is useless now.

No idea how it is in the USA, but in Europe the magnet strip is hardly used anymore. Too insecure. Some people even destroy it on purpose. Instead a chip in the card used. Not a NFC chip. So, how do you destroy one chip in a microwave oven, but leave another chip on the same card intact?

about a year ago
top

UK Consumers Reporting Contactless Payment Errors

Takatata Re:Payment without user confirmation (193 comments)

Oh, an yes, there is one party, for which this problem definitely pays: The bank. Getting money for each transaction and getting money for chargebacks.

about a year ago
top

UK Consumers Reporting Contactless Payment Errors

Takatata Re:Payment without user confirmation (193 comments)

True. But how many don't check their accounts regularly? How many double charges remain unnoticed? Maybe it pays for the merchant?

about a year ago
top

9th Grade Science Experiment: Garden Cress Won't Germinate Near Routers

Takatata Re:Not news in the least (327 comments)

As a former HS science teacher, I was part of a department that outlawed all plant experiments.

You can be proud of yourself. Stifle kids interest in science just because the are not trained and experienced scientist. Who made you a teacher?

about a year ago
top

'Einstein's Planet' Becomes First Exoplanet Discovered Using New Method

Takatata Re:How many of these planets are habitable? (81 comments)

Do you really know what you are talking about? Building generation ships, which are big enough to have a large enough population to build a genetically stable society? For a travel, which takes several thousand years? 100% self-contained for such a long time? To a planet, from which we get information, which are several thousand years old? Oh, I am sure there would be many who would sign for such a ride. Might be even fun for a while, but don't expect that any descendant ever reaches such a planet alive. But hey, the way is the goal.

about a year ago
top

'Einstein's Planet' Becomes First Exoplanet Discovered Using New Method

Takatata Re:How many of these planets are habitable? (81 comments)

It would be pretty cool if life in general could outlive this planet. At the moment all life that we know about will die when this planet falls into the sun.

First we were alone. Other planets? No way. Then we discovered: Hey, other suns have also planets. First we were able to see only the biggest ones. Now we can detect smaller and smaller ones. Planets almost seem to be something very common. Life? I really would not worry, that Earth is the only planet with life.

about a year ago
top

'Einstein's Planet' Becomes First Exoplanet Discovered Using New Method

Takatata Re:How many of these planets are habitable? (81 comments)

Mars? Jupiter moons? Finding one might be nice, but reaching one without ftl? Very unlikely.

about a year ago
top

'Einstein's Planet' Becomes First Exoplanet Discovered Using New Method

Takatata Re:How many of these planets are habitable? (81 comments)

So, we will need it. Very funny. What do you intend to do, when we find one? Buy a bus ticket?

about a year ago
top

California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Takatata Re:Yee must have the Maker Bot Steel Edition (856 comments)

I just don't understand what problems you have with what I wrote. Did I say that I advocate 3D printer regulations? I don't. First I don't see that it can be regulated, second... I want to have one of those myself. Not to print guns, but all the other cool stuff. But a problem does not go away just by ignoring or denying it. Even though I am constantly told here how easy it is to build a working weapon with stuff from a hardware store, it is not easy. Not many people are skilled enough to build their own weapon from scratch. At least not many compared to the numbers when in a few years in almost every home such a printer stands. Unlikely? How many homes had a 2D printer 30 years ago?

about a year ago
top

California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Takatata Re:This isn't about guns or terrorism (856 comments)

Don't think so. Generally yes, something like this will happen. But at the moment such printers are far too rare as that the usual protection mechanisms are lobbied in.

about a year ago
top

California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Takatata Re:....dipshit. (856 comments)

Cunt.

Not necessary to sign a post here with your real name. 'zedtwitz' is doing fine as nick.

about a year ago
top

California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Takatata Re:Yee must have the Maker Bot Steel Edition (856 comments)

Hey dipshit,

You are confused, I am not your mother. For the rest what you said: Yes, high quality 3D printers are very expensive at the moment. But so where computers ~30 years ago. It can be expected that 3D printers will become much cheaper and much better in the next few years.

about a year ago

Submissions

Takatata hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Takatata has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?