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

The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

bickerdyke Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

And basically all passender accessible areas have a view to the outside. (Except the cheaper cabins which you want to avoid if you have a tendency towards motion sickness)

I can tell from my cruise experience that I could feel a slight vertigo comming up the smaller the room was. Noticeable in the (windowless) cabin, and starting to become slightly unpleaseant in the shower. It helped imaging the whole ship rolling on the ocean to help my brain explain the motion felt.

2 days ago
top

The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

bickerdyke Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

I'd gladly fly on a windowless plane if it gave me even slightly more legroom. Looking out the window was fun when I was 10 years old, but it's pretty low on my priorities for flying these days.

I'd dare you put that to a test.

even when not looking out of the window, they give you a visual link to the outside as a point of reference for your sense of motion. Being put in a small room that itself is moving is one of the best ways to induce nausea.

2 days ago
top

The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

bickerdyke Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

Have you ever travelled with a recent plane? They usually have individual monitors you can turn of. And much more recent movies than they used to have to 20 years ago.

2 days ago
top

The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

bickerdyke Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

You're missing a "1". according to wikipiedia, trains in the US max out at 150mph, in europe closer to 180mph

2 days ago
top

Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

bickerdyke May I suggest a name for it? (581 comments)

"Turing Registry" and "Turing Police"

3 days ago
top

Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

bickerdyke Re:Good luck with that. (553 comments)

So I can't use Apple pay until by bank supports it?

3 days ago
top

Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

bickerdyke Re: Good luck with that. (553 comments)

and how do these $10 compare to your annual credit card fee?

3 days ago
top

Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

bickerdyke Re:Good luck with that. (553 comments)

I guess that's why it is the most popular payment method in Europe? Without any hacking problems and neglectible fraud compared to credit cards?

3 days ago
top

Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

bickerdyke Re:No thanks. (553 comments)

Yes. Compared to magstripes. But is anyone still using them?

4 days ago
top

FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

bickerdyke Re:Computer Missues Act 1990 (571 comments)

OK. Thanks for the clarification.

about a week ago
top

FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

bickerdyke Re:Sorry They're Changing (571 comments)

Why would you decide to use UST-to-Serial chips that need vendor specific drivers in the first place? That's a basic usb profile that should be handled with generic drivers.

Largely reduces such unpleaseant surprises.

about a week ago
top

FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

bickerdyke Re:Computer Missues Act 1990 (571 comments)

They didn't disable it though, they simply moved the PID off their allocated range.

So they moved other chips into a PID range that doesn't belong to them?

Which is intresting as this is exactly what they were complaining about. Sort of "it's not illegal if WE do it"...

about a week ago
top

FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

bickerdyke Re:Computer Missues Act 1990 (571 comments)

Why would FTDI have to ensure their driver doesn't break chips that aren't theirs? There's no agreement, licensing, or goodwill.

Like we don't have an agreement or licensing or other kind of contratc that I will NOT burn down your house or otherwise cause damage to you or your property.

But that does NOT give me the right to burn down your house.

We're talking about intentionally damaging a device.

It would be a different matter for unintentional damage after someone uses your product , but even then you have to apply a sensible measure of care to avoid damage through wrong or careless handling. (A warning label is the simplest measure, selling bleach in bottles with a child-proof lock another one)

about a week ago
top

Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

bickerdyke In related news.... (239 comments)

In related news. DEA to facebook: Who cares?

about two weeks ago
top

Microsoft, Facebook Declare European Kids Clueless About Coding, Too

bickerdyke No surprise. (213 comments)

The same kind of protagonists are performing the same schtick in the US and in Europe.

STEM is called MINT, skill gap is Fachkräftemangel, and H1B is called "blue card" (yes. someone mixed up work permit and permanent residency when looking for a catchy name)

Arguments are the same, debate is the same.

And it becomes slightly absurd when immigration officers at a US border somehow expect every other country but the US to be a 3rd world hole people would be happy to trade in for a McJob in the US of A. They can't even imagine that someone likes their job and their home country and actually WANTS to go home after their visit.

about two weeks ago
top

Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:Reasonable (144 comments)

Exactly. And that's what you don't want to turn up if someone does a casual search with your name. On the other hand, he can't expect to have historical facts (like his foreclosure) purged from the historic archives. That was 1984.

And we ALL need to learn that a bankrupcy 20 years ago hardly effects his current financial situation.

about two weeks ago
top

Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:Reasonable (144 comments)

Agree.

But still putting that into the hand of one commercial search engine is the wrong way to do so. That "making hard to find" should also start at the source. My suggestion would be to have the newspaper archive use an additional robots.txt/metadata like X-ARCHIVE:True to indicate that this site may be indexed, but contains out of date information that should NOT show up unless someone does a specific archived/cached search request

PRO:
Available to all search engines. You don't have to go to all serach engines to have something hidden from simple searches
Historical information still available and easily searchable - if desired so
Searching uiser knows in advance that he will receive outdated information

CON: ?

about two weeks ago
top

Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:20 years there was no index (144 comments)

I absolutely agree that it's better that things should be forgotten in many cases for many reasons. I do wonder if the search engine is entirely the right place to do the forgetting. Search engines typically index content because it exists. Does right to be forgotten also give a right to have content taken down?.

In this case: Explicitly no. In a related ruling in the same case, the website with the archived newspaper article is explicitly covered by freedom of press and has NOT to take donw anything.

But removing the link from the search engine will at least make uncovering 20 year old sins of your youth as difficult as it was when you had to spend the time in a dead-tree newspaper archive.

about two weeks ago
top

Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:What right do they have anyway? (144 comments)

Thanks to a prior ruling (in the same case) the source is explicitly protected by press freedom.

After losing that round at court, that spanish guy who went broke years ago simply kept on sueing the next in line, which happend to be Google.

about two weeks ago
top

Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

bickerdyke Re:What makes them the judge of these matters? (144 comments)

It's not even a law. It's a court ruling.

a law would at least give some legal foundation. Another court may decide in a few months that some other name should habe not e taken down.

about two weeks ago

Submissions

top

Telecommunications data retention unconstitutional

bickerdyke bickerdyke writes  |  more than 4 years ago

bickerdyke (670000) writes "The highest german court ruled this morning that the advance retention of telecommunications data is unconstitutional. Collected data has to be deleted immedeatly.

Comming into effect January 2009, telephone and internet providers had to store information about each and every telephone, internet or email connection for 6 months. 35,000 people sued against that law at the Bundesverfassungsgericht

Article in german: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Karlsruhe-kippt-Vorratsdatenspeicherung-2-Update-943695.html
Press release: http://www.bundesverfassungsgericht.de/pressemitteilungen/bvg10-008.html"

Link to Original Source

Journals

bickerdyke has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?