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

The Psychology of Phishing

dilvish_the_damned Trained to be clickers (128 comments)

Trained to click on shit by bad interface design. It might have been a different story if UI designers didn't think every simple little thing demanded the users exclusive attention and acknowledgment right now.

5 days ago
top

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

dilvish_the_damned Re:Why did they release Windows RT? (322 comments)

They did it to hit the price point. No one asked for windows on ARM. Wait, was one of you guys trolling Microsoft again?

5 days ago
top

Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom

dilvish_the_damned Re:It's the chemicals.. (240 comments)

He huffed, but he didn't inhale.

about a month and a half ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

dilvish_the_damned Re: Python (466 comments)

I think you meant Perl. Python is for something else.

about a month and a half ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

dilvish_the_damned Re: Python (466 comments)

"Have to" is pretty strong wording considering you must do nothing of the sort.

about a month and a half ago
top

3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating 'Superorgans'

dilvish_the_damned They need a better market research dept. (69 comments)

If they really knew what they were trying to build it would be a multiply redundant liver with wireless charging pad.

about a month and a half ago
top

Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City

dilvish_the_damned Snowden is misinformed (72 comments)

With 4.3 million personnel, the federal government licks its genitals pretty much all the time.

about 2 months ago
top

Should Everybody Learn To Code?

dilvish_the_damned Wannabes (387 comments)

I too get annoyed at virtuosos trying to play the violin without the proper Fortran running through their head.

about 6 months ago
top

Wikimedia Community Debates H.264 Support On Wikipedia Sites.

dilvish_the_damned Its to be bloodshed then (247 comments)

Let the contributor opt in/out.
Or doesn't anyone do compromise anymore?

--dant

about 6 months ago
top

Fusion Reactor Breaks Even

dilvish_the_damned Re: What controls the ceiling of the energy output (429 comments)

Reference to E=mc^2 is a truism and largely irrelevant. Every energy-producing reaction loses mass. Yes, even the chemical ones.

What of burning magnesium?

about 10 months ago
top

Your preferred Linux distribution for 2013?

dilvish_the_damned Re:Can't trust proprietary drivers or programs now (627 comments)

All proprietary software is now a potential carrier of hidden surveillance backdoors - especially if its being developed by Americans. Debian without non-free sources is the way to go.

And as long as you only talk to yourself you should be golden.

about a year ago
top

CNET: Feds Put Heat On Web Firms For Master Encryption Keys

dilvish_the_damned Re: Dupe (148 comments)

Freeze his account!
But sir, we don't have his PIN number...

1 year,4 days
top

Ask Bas Lansdorp About Going to Mars, One Way

dilvish_the_damned To make things interesting (540 comments)

will we have the ability to vote anyone off [Mars]?

more than 2 years ago
top

Do Solo Black Holes Roam the Universe?

dilvish_the_damned Rare and dying (135 comments)

Although loner black holes may be an entity that has to be reckoned with, they would still be rare."
Without lots of matter to use as a fuel source they would evaporate after a fashion.

more than 2 years ago
top

What Struck Earth in 775?

dilvish_the_damned Re:Effect on Carbon dating? (344 comments)

Probably not as demeaning as condescension, however to avoid offense we could use the more accurate form "braindoggle" if you like.

more than 2 years ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What Type of Asset Would You Not Virtualize?

dilvish_the_damned Re:Not virtualize (464 comments)

?) laptop

more than 2 years ago
top

'Gaia' Scientist Admits Mispredicting Rate of Climate Change

dilvish_the_damned So whats the title of his new book? (744 comments)

I would suggest "More Climate Change in my pocketbook".

I am not trying to start a flame war, I just think fewer people would be outright deniers if there was less doomsday and fear profiteering.

more than 2 years ago
top

The Tech Behind James Cameron's Trench-Bound Submarine

dilvish_the_damned Re:Onion (111 comments)

I suspect what your trying to suggest is a thicker shell, approaching that which is required to withstand the pressure. I think you can dispense with putting water in it.

more than 2 years ago

Submissions

Journals

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...