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!



Genetic Switches Behind 'Love' Identified In Prairie Voles

ardle Recession... (102 comments) a good time for fidelity :-)

about a year ago

Facebook Faces High-Level Staff Exodus

ardle Re:Besides... (346 comments)

They don't need to hire one, just change someone's job title. Maybe we'll have an acronym arms race (in fact, I assume there is one already!)

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Does Your Company Evaluate Your Performance?

ardle Re:Easy answer for non-americans (525 comments)

Using (the) force (of making someone's family's health and well-being dependent on their undermining of their co-workers' need for the same) is like forcing someone to rape someone else - but while you're *not* there ;-)

more than 2 years ago

Facebook On Collision Course With New EU Privacy Laws

ardle What Facebook can offer the EU? (195 comments)

Universal ID.

Let's wait a while and see how this turns out...

more than 2 years ago

Java 7 Ships With Severe Bug

ardle Re:They released this anyway (180 comments)

Would you go as far as to say "culpably" irresponsible? Would some kind of lawsuit help, or are Oracle too big for the law?

more than 3 years ago

Google Music Adds Linux, Ogg Vorbis Support

ardle Does it do gapless? (111 comments)

That's the only thing that might make me consider this.
Actually, I'm joking: even if it did, I wouldn't be interested!

more than 3 years ago

Reason Seen More As a Weapon Than a Path To Truth

ardle Re:recursive instincts (289 comments)

Yes: then their arguments have no basis and they cannot continue.

more than 3 years ago

Easily Distracted People May Have 'Too Much Brain'

ardle Re:Flamebait Summary (246 comments)

What this article (and summary) should be focussing on is not the fact that intelligent people can be distracted but on why society is under-utilizing their capabilities to such an extent that boredom is possible

Society under-utilizes gifted people because otherwise gifted people would become some kind of "elite" ;-)

more than 3 years ago

Former Goldman Programmer Sentenced To 97 Months

ardle Re:Those who should get 97 months... (195 comments)

Do they create more than they destroy?

Prove they destroy real wealth first, then we'll talk.

I suspect that this is not easily done.
If someone's going to try, I suggest comparing the spending power of a $ in the hand of someone at the top or bottom of the chain for any given commodity...

more than 3 years ago

Google Voice Discovered Allowing Pure VoIP Calls

ardle Re:Sniffing? (110 comments)

Ok, I'm being lazy - but what were they logging and why?

more than 3 years ago

Police Raid PS3 Hacker's House, Hacker Releases PS3 'Hypervisor Bible'

ardle Re:Any suggestions... (448 comments)

Er, sorry, got lazy: another story about person x blocking person y from improving something because he hasn't been paid. Don't know how this can be stopped.

more than 3 years ago

Police Raid PS3 Hacker's House, Hacker Releases PS3 'Hypervisor Bible'

ardle Any suggestions... (448 comments)

for a strategy other than protectionism?
Yeah, I know: "free" (not as in beer) - but how can we make that "pay"? And who gets paid?

more than 3 years ago

WA Election To Try Online Voting

ardle Re:Why the emphasis on turnout? (304 comments)

Yes, work in progress ;-)
I'm trying to avoid the problems highlighted in this clip and wondering how to put people in power who are answerable to citizenry but not completely subject to our irrational viewpoints.
I imagine that the ideas I'm "cookin'" are more suited to a continuous, "organic" (but digital cos it'd require some kind of real-time monitoring and communication) kind of management, rather than the "boom and bust" pattern of general elections.

more than 3 years ago



Servicing the Population Surge

ardle ardle writes  |  about 7 years ago

ardle (523599) writes ""About 150 scientists and government experts will meet in Iceland from August 31-September 4 to try to work out how to safeguard soils from over-use and desertification when more food is needed and some farmers are shifting land to biofuels."
Also FTA:"an area the size of Iceland loses it vegetation every year".

So — power or food? If there is a sustainable solution, who can provide it?"


ardle has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

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>