top Slashdot BETA Discussion
The beta clearly sucks. If you guys cannot make something that is CLEARLY SUPERIOR to the slashdot we have, then DO NOT FCKIN' CHANGE ANYTHING !
If you want to try something new, justy try to make a new site, advertise it and see the results. If there is no adoption, that probably means IT JUST SUCKS !
The old slashdot is so close to perfection that it is understandable that it is difficult to improve on PERFECTION. And it is too easy to break it.
DEAL WITH IT.
top Google Aims To Cull Child Porn By Algorithm, Not Human Review
Also, I am browsing the net since at least 12 years and i have NEVER found child porn by accident or whatsoever. I am thinking that child porn can be found only in the "dark internet".
So that makes one wonder what Google's real motives are.
top Intel Removes "Free" Overclocking From Standard Haswell CPUs
If Intel will ever be allowed to become monopoly again, it will produce extremely pricey and extremely limited processors.
Everybody should love AMD, because it is the only thing stopping Intel from selling them shit wrapped in golden paper for thousands $$.
top Microsoft Fined €561 Million For Non-compliance With EU Browser Settlement
I mean now Microsoft should be fined for trying to literally
break the bank with its new UEFI/Secureboot monopolistic idiocy.
But let's go higher this time - i hereby propose 10.000.000.000 $ (ten US billions of US dollars).
And while doing that, why not stop this Secureboot crap from happening while we still can ?
Why a company with known history like that is allowed to continue its sick practices is beyond me.
about a year and a half ago
top Fedora 19 Nixing MySQL in Favor of MariaDB
I have recently migrated 2 of my servers from MySQL to MariaDB with about 1,5mil unique users.
The only problems i had were some configuration (my.cnf) changes. Except that, none at all.
top Ask Slashdot: Are Timed Coding Tests Valuable?
If asked for simple answer, here it is.
top The Future of 802.11ac
802.11ac isn't out yet but I have little hope of it really helping. I live in an apartment building I can already see 50+ routers on 2.4 & 10+ ON 5GH.
I just don't see that much of a benefit unless the congestion avoidance is really better than 102.11n.
You are probably right. I think this invention will be of more help:
It works basically "repair data" in RAR archives for WiFi networks, so distorted/damaged packets can be recovered even if their checksums don't match.
top ACTA's EU Future In Doubt As Poland Suspends Ratification
Apparently, somebody already tried that once, but by mistake the plane was filled with wrong people.
Perhaps somebody should try again, doing it properly this time ?
top ACTA's EU Future In Doubt As Poland Suspends Ratification
I am Polish and actually, it is only our Prime Minister which is trying to manipulate the public into thinking that acta will not be ratified.
Most of us is pretty sure that it is only a suspension, not complete stop. Polish government has a long history of lying and manipulating us, so they are waiting for the protests to chill out and will push ACTA at other time.
We are now in the process of collecting signatures for a referendum, so we can kill ACTA once and for all. If that will not be enough, it may even be neccessary to remove the government.
top House Kills SOPA
It is important to realize that these guys will never ever stop unless we stop them first.
So we should actively find & destroy all politicans, corporations and organizations which create laws like these. When they get their asses kicked, they won't have such stupid ideas anymore.
top Microsoft Taking Aggressive Steps Against Linux On ARM
Sir, you are either paid propagandist, or you have no idea what you are talking about.
The security we (Linux users) always wanted was supposed to be on software level, not on hardware level.
Doing anything like this on hardware level is definately anti-competitive.
top Working On Man Made Lightning
In soviet Russia they actually have some of these already:
top Blizzard Announces New
WoW Expansion: Mists of Pandaria
As a casual gamer, I can confidently state that MMORPG's are not for casual players but only for hardcore gamers willing to spend large quantities of time and money. I have yet to encounter and MMORPG that doesn't feel like endless grinding within the first hour of play.
Actually, there is one.
Vendetta Online does not require a lot of grinding. Being good is 75-90% skill, and only 10-25% gear. A veteran player can very easily kick ass of a newbie who has the best gear avaiable. In VO, it only takes 1-3 weeks of play to grind up to playable levels, so you can fight with the best.
However Vendetta a big disadvantage comparing to WOW or other MMOs: it is boring, there isn't much happening there really.
top Krugman On Bitcoin and the Gold Standard
I completely agree with most of people here - bitcoin is flawed concept and a complete failure.
Therefore, everybody who wants to get rid of this heavy burden of having Bitcoins can send them to this address 16w7nVnj8mZoaoPxiQP3pAWiStSJo8DUqy so I will recycle them harmlessly.
Don't let the Bitcoin issue burden you ! I will fix your problem in no time.
top Ask Slashdot: Do we, geeks realize our power ?
Some people need to eat, feed their families, pay bills, etc.
I wonder how much will they eat, after the food becomes rationed by our brand new World Totalitarian Government(tm).
If they can destroy the internet without resistance.... there is no saying what can they do next.
top Online-Only Currency BitCoin Reaches Dollar Parity
Since bitcoins can be destroyed through abandonment, I predict that bitcoins will become impossible to continue for a long term basis.
Since the protocol allows extreme divisability (even 100+ digits), whole network could run even or 1 BTC (1 unit of currency).
So even if you destroy 99% bitcoins in existence, the market still will do fine.
top Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets
Can you imagine a beowulf cluster of thes.... oh, wait.
top Wikileaks Founder Arrested In London
Time to decode that insurance file.
No. He is not dead yet.
Let's see what happens first and act later.
top UK Police To Get Major New Powers To Seize Domains
So is it the time for alternative censorship-free DNS system yet ?
top 5 Years of Linux Kernel Releases Benchmarked
Actually watching the same graphs you did i concluded the opposite.
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