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

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Betteridge's Law of Headlines (502 comments)

New article: "Will Betteridge's Law of Headlines apply to this headline?"

about two weeks ago
top

Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

Volguus Zildrohar Re: The Future's So Bright (415 comments)

Having seen some of the stuff done in web development (or any development really), I wholeheartedly disagree.

about three weeks ago
top

Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

Volguus Zildrohar Re:yo dawg (106 comments)

My pro tip of the day: if the machine is steaming, don't even take it out of the store.

about 2 months ago
top

Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over Default Search on Android Phones

Volguus Zildrohar Re:and yet... (221 comments)

My only option is to refuse to use IE

Wow! You're willing to make a gigantic sacrifice like that, just on principle? You're a better man than me... I have to refuse to use IE because it's a shit browser.

about 3 months ago
top

Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

Volguus Zildrohar Re:From Scratch (452 comments)

There is only anecdotal evidence to help counter yours...

The problem is not when developer (or team) A writes something, learns from the experience, and then rewrites it with all those lessons in mind. The problem is when A leaves, and B takes over. B fails to understand the mess left behind, and decides on a rewrite because they could certainly do better... except they don't, because they don't have A's battle scars.

I have seen this at my workplace - new developers reimplemented a core administrative tool and managed to reimplement a number of bugs that had been both made and fixed in the original, on top of all the new bugs they created.

about 4 months ago
top

Github Rolls Out New Text Editor Atom

Volguus Zildrohar "Special purpose" (82 comments)

On the other end of the spectrum, Emacs and Vim offer extreme flexibility, but they [...] can only be customized with special-purpose scripting languages.

So, what, Python is a special-purpose scripting language now? What special purpose might that be? Pissing off whitespace fanatics? Confounding Javscript programmers with sensible behaviour?

about 5 months ago
top

Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Still using it (155 comments)

AUTO 100, 10

Suddenly GW-Basic is rivalling Eclipse as an IDE!

about 6 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Not surprising if you state Macs aren't support (281 comments)

I assumed that would be the case, but I know that if I hear about a game and want to learn more, I go to the game's website to check it out. I generally don't browse around Steam, or even open it up until I'm ready to try the game out.

I like the Steam service, but as a game browser it's really horrible (like Apple's App Store, it basically takes a website and crams it into something that's not a real browser, and won't do multiple tabs).

about 6 months ago
top

Twitter Will Track Your Browsing To Sell Ads

Volguus Zildrohar Re:How does one prevent this ? (120 comments)

Gee, I'm using Opera Next on a non-retina MacBook Pro... and I'm considered unique among a paltry 3.6M samples. On a site that's *extremely* likely to be visited primarily by Firefox users.

As a long time Opera user, this does not surprise me at all. I cleared my 'browsing data' for the last hour and tried again... a 50% reduction in uniqueness! Huzzah ;)

about 8 months ago
top

Red Hat Releases Ceylon Language 1.0.0

Volguus Zildrohar Re:harmful constructs (159 comments)

For some reason, I always hate it when people choose an explicit

if (boolean == true)

rather than just

if (boolean)

I'm glad those people have to hunt for extra bugs ;)

about 8 months ago
top

Did NIST Cripple SHA-3?

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Government contracts (169 comments)

Pfft. A single checkbox is all that's needed:

"Reduce effectiveness to comply with US Government standards."

about 9 months ago
top

How Gen Y Should Talk To Old People At Work

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Backwards (459 comments)

It's so cute that you think a 3D FPS is "old school"!

about a year ago
top

CoreText Font Rendering Bug Leads To iOS, OS X Exploit

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Who says? (178 comments)

Well they aren't malware

That's just where our opinions differ.

(just to be clear, I am joking... mostly)

about a year ago
top

CoreText Font Rendering Bug Leads To iOS, OS X Exploit

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Who says? (178 comments)

X11. Also there's Java.

about a year ago
top

Interviews: Guido van Rossum Answers Your Questions

Volguus Zildrohar Re:whitespace (169 comments)

It's at the bottom of every reply window.

Allowed HTML
<b> <i> <p> <br> <a> <ol> <ul> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <em> <strong> <tt> <blockquote> <div> <ecode> <quote>

<ecode> looks reasonable:

def make_adder(n):
    def adder(x):
        return x + n
    return adder
 
def make_adder(n):
    return lambda x: x + n

about a year ago
top

Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

Volguus Zildrohar Re:How many knew that it was a global release? (443 comments)

The article is not wrong; the slashdot summary and lame-ass editing are to blame, once again.

The article says:

the start of Breaking Bad's second half of the fifth and final season

about a year ago
top

HTTP 2.0 Will Be a Binary Protocol

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Makes sense (566 comments)

Time for TCPvAngrySlashdot!

C: SYNCHRONIZE
C: Start-Sequence: 484725
C: Source-Port: 7742
C: Destination-Port: 80

S: SYNCHRONIZE
S: ACKNOWLEDGE: 484726
S: Start-Sequence: 95823
S: Source-Port: 80
S: Destination-Port: 7742

C: ACKNOWLEDGE: 95824
C: Sequence-Number: 484726
C: Source-Port: 7742
C: Destination-Port: 80
C: Payload-length: 1033
C: -- BEGIN PAYLOAD --
C: <bytes>

1 year,17 days
top

What Features Does iOS 7 Need?

Volguus Zildrohar Re:Multiple accounts (262 comments)

"The Android and WinPhone8 fanboys lose their minds online."

This sudden switch from speculative future to factual description is a bit of a jolt.

about a year ago

Submissions

Volguus Zildrohar hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Volguus Zildrohar 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...