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

LulzSec Calls For PayPal Boycott, Spokesman Arrested

dnormant Re:Umm. No credibility (425 comments)

I quite PayPal in 2000. They started reporting my legal purchases, from Canada, to the FBI (something about hijacking satellite signals). My only acceptable transaction on eBay is Visa or US Post Office Money Order.

On the other hand, I have no respect for LulzSec. I wouldn't boycott anything for them.

more than 3 years ago
top

MS-DOS Is 30 Years Old Today

dnormant Re:Cue a gazillion posts... (433 comments)

More importantly MS-DOS 1.0 didn't support hard drives. That wasn't until MS-DOS 2.0.

more than 3 years ago
top

LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

dnormant Re:AZ isn't anti-immigrant (835 comments)

I go to Mexico, from AZ, a few times a year. When I cross the border I show them my Passport, buy their Visa and "Push-The-Button". I never feel racially profiled.

more than 3 years ago
top

Congressman Wants YouTube Video Covered Up

dnormant Re:Ah, the Republican Party ... (884 comments)

This sounds more like a cross section of your moms family that the Republican party.

more than 3 years ago
top

Post-Oracle Purchase, How Is Sun's Software Doing?

dnormant Re:VirtualBox seems alive & well (235 comments)

And then they quadrupled the price of the maintenance contract. It'll be a slow death.

more than 3 years ago
top

It's Surprisingly Hard To Notice When Moving Objects Change

dnormant I don't see it. (140 comments)

It's Surprisingly Hard To Notice That It's Moving!

more than 3 years ago
top

Favorite seasonal transition?

dnormant Re:Different everywhere? (451 comments)

Another danger with the dry Arizona heat is dehydration. I was riding my bike home from work when it was only 112f. I pulled up to a stop light and nearly fainted. I knew what it was so I found a place for a drink of water. BTW, it rarely hits 120f here, but it hurts when it does!

about 5 years ago
top

Remote Kill Flags Surface In Kindle

dnormant Re:We need a "sensationalist" tag (630 comments)

This story was important to me. My wife wants to buy one of these and as long as stories like this come out I'll encourage her to buy the paper copies.

In my house this isn't sensationalist, it's a story about DRM and Amazons growing use of it.

more than 5 years ago
top

Russian Manned Space Vehicle May Land With Rockets

dnormant Re:"unprintable expletive" (197 comments)

And Chernobyl would be the past tense, fucked?

more than 5 years ago
top

E-Merlin "Super-Telescope" Switched On

dnormant lot-o-data (41 comments)

TFA doesn't mention it but I would assume they have upgraded their storage and processing power to accommodate the additional data.

more than 5 years ago
top

Scientists Reverse Muscular Dystrophy In Dogs

dnormant Re:Beware (143 comments)

I know, I know. I was actually surfing in firefox but all the pop ups were in IE. I can't disable IE because all of my work related crap requires it.

more than 5 years ago
top

Scientists Reverse Muscular Dystrophy In Dogs

dnormant Beware (143 comments)

The video link is pop up hell in IE.

more than 5 years ago
top

Microsoft Brings Back DRM

dnormant Re:Another Bomb Here to Stay (414 comments)

I use their one click album purchase. Most albums are $9.99.I've found that if I order multiple albums within several minutes of each other that all go on one CC transaction. Then, of course, I burn my wife a copy.

I don't know if they support the Mac. They should!

more than 5 years ago
top

What will Obama change most in the first 100 days?

dnormant Re:Different pockets, same taxpayers' money (1026 comments)

And it's not just "taxpayer money". It's our Grandchildren tax dollars that we are spending. This deficit spending is insane.

more than 5 years ago
top

Recession Pushes IT To Find New Value In Old Gear

dnormant Re:links to reliable resellers? (206 comments)

I am not affiliated with them in any way but I use anysystem.com. The have Sun, IBM, HP and Cisco hardware (systems and parts). They also offer a 1 year warranty on what they sell.

more than 5 years ago
top

Microsoft Considers "Instant On" Windows

dnormant Re:My opinion (440 comments)

I am a Unix administrator. Windows is the company standard desktop. I don't have nor want administrative rights on the desktop.

This is the first time I've seem slashdot called a Microsoft Uber Social Club. Gag me with a spoon.

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

top

God didn't make man; man made gods

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 3 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "In recent years scientists specializing in the mind have begun to unravel religion's "DNA." They have produced robust theories, backed by empirical evidence (including "imaging" studies of the brain at work), that support the conclusion that it was humans who created God, not the other way around."
Link to Original Source
top

Scientists Find New Way to Create Stem Cells

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 5 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "Scientists have converted adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells by using chemical programming instead of genetic manipulation.

Gene manipulation is an older method that has posed the risk of serious health problems such as cancer, the researchers explained."

Link to Original Source
top

At the Salton Sea, The San Andrea Big One?

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 5 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "Scientists are watching closely to see if small faults crossing under the Salton Sea are transferring energy to the larger, more dangerous San Andreas fault after a series of small quake swarms in the area."
Link to Original Source
top

Los Angeles wants to take bite out of fast food

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "LOS ANGELES — In the impoverished neighborhood of South Los Angeles, fast food is the easiest cuisine to find — and that's a problem for elected officials who see it as an unhealthy source of calories and cholesterol."
Link to Original Source
top

Private equity firm pours $100 million into SCO mo

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "Norris Capital Partners (SNCP) and some of its undisclosed associates have supplied $100 million to finance a reorganization plan for SCO.

"We saw a tremendous investment opportunity in SCO and its vast range of products and services, including many new innovations ready or soon to be ready to be released into the marketplace," Norris said in a statement. "We expect to quickly develop these opportunities, and to stand behind SCO's existing base of customers and partners.""

Link to Original Source
top

Qtrax Offers Free Music Compatible With IPods

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "There's nothing new about Qtrax. Except...

The ..."revamped online file-sharing service aims to woo legions of music fans by offering unlimited, free song downloads that are compatible with iPods, and all with the blessing of major recording companies.""

Link to Original Source
top

Defunct spy satellite falling from orbit

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and propulsion and could hit the Earth in late February or March, government officials said Saturday.

The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it might come down, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret."

Link to Original Source
top

Magma May Be Melting Greenland Ice?

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes ""In recent years, Greenland's ice has been melting more and flowing faster into the sea — a record amount of ice melted from the frozen mass this summer, according to recently released data — and Earth's rising temperatures are suspected to be the main culprit.

But, clues to a new natural contribution to the melt arose when scientists discovered a thin spot in the Earth's crust under the northeast corner of the Greenland Ice Sheet where heat from Earth's insides could seep through, scientists will report here this week at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union.""

Link to Original Source
top

Intel Official: US should Expect Less Privacy

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "WASHINGTON — As Congress debates new rules for government eavesdropping, a top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States changed their definition of privacy.
ADVERTISEMENT

Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguard people's private communications and financial information.

Kerr's comments come as Congress is taking a second look at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act."

Link to Original Source
top

Cell phone viruses rising

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "Just when you were getting the hang of protecting your computer from viruses, they must have sneezed and found your cell phone. One in every 10 phones is now a smart phone — capable of handling data and messaging. That means it's become easy and lucrative for hackers to attack your cell phone. And the dangers are just as real. From 2004 to 2006, the number of phone viruses doubled every month."
Link to Original Source
top

Microsoft to build in $500M datacenter in Ireland

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "Chicago is not enough; Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it will build a $500 million data center in Ireland to boost its services for tens of millions of customers, chiefly in Europe.

Microsoft said the 550,000-square-foot center, scheduled to open in mid-2009, will house tens of thousands of servers. These will be used to power Microsoft's Windows Live-branded products, including search engines, e-mail accounts and photo-storage facilities."

Link to Original Source
top

Google phone platform due out in mid 2008

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "Google will come out in mid-2008 with a mobile phone platform that incorporates a variety of Google online services and lets outside developers create applications, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The goal is to make Google applications and services as easily accessible on mobile phones as PCs, so that the company can extend its advertising business to cell phones and other wireless devices. Google may announce its mobile platform within weeks, according to the Journal."

Link to Original Source
top

1 in 10 schools are 'dropout factories'

dnormant dnormant writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dnormant (806535) writes "It's a nickname no principal could be proud of: "Dropout Factory," a high school where no more than 60 percent of the students who start as freshmen make it to their senior year. That description fits more than one in 10 high schools across America."
Link to Original Source

Journals

dnormant 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>