×

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

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

fast turtle Re:I have your conversion right here... (860 comments)

But but the company I work for is still running Cobol Code from the 70's so why in hell should I replace software that works and that I know the good/bad and ugly about? Furthermore, I don't like the looks of the new versions - god damn idiot devs, chaning things around just for the sake of change.

about a month and a half ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

fast turtle Re:You lost me at editor (531 comments)

This is /. and we don't do any editing. If you want editing, read the newspaper as they have actual editors - letters to the Editor are my favorite along with Garfield.

about a month and a half ago
top

Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

fast turtle Re:Bing it on! (392 comments)

I'm amused, confused and lost whether to vote you Funny, Insightful or Informative so I gave you this instead.

about a month and a half ago
top

Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

fast turtle Re:Kinda funny (392 comments)

if the system has a valid Win7 key, you don't need to use a pirated copy. Just grab a legal set of ISO's from Digital River with SP1 included and go from there. Yep, MS got smart on Win7 and allow you to activate by simply changing the product key during activation so any media can be used to install and if you do grab the images, you only need the 32 and 64 bit ones along with the MS USB/DVD Download Tool to place em on a flash drive. Once their, strip the god damn ei.cfg file and you now have a menu for Basic, Premium, Pro and Ultimate. Easy and done.

about a month and a half ago
top

IE Vulnerability Exposing Banking Logins, Spreading Rapidly

fast turtle Re:Is IE Really to Blame? (93 comments)

and this is why I have Noscript in Deny All Mode be default. Forget the damn adblocker as blocking scripts is how you do it. I also use a Hosts file * Thanks APK for the reminder * to block most of the god damn advertisers around the world.

about 2 months ago
top

Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible

fast turtle Carbon Offsets and Reductions (374 comments)

We need to develop extremely high strenght carbon fibers not only for a Space Elevator but for vehicles and such because it's a great way to offset all of the extra carbon being released. Hell if we can use enough of the free carbon, we can cool the earth and gain quite a bit of arable land back from the oceans plus with a quad set of Elevators and a connecting ring, we could move most if not all of our farming to orbit. Lots of possibilities there and I would love to see such before I release my keyboard/mouse from my cold dead hands.

about 2 months ago
top

Gmail's 'Unsubscribe' Tool Comes Out of the Weeds

fast turtle Re:Misdirected ham (129 comments)

Facebook! I was getting notice about posts to my wall for several weeks before I reset the PW (never signed up before then). Think Facebook spammed me enough to get me to actually sign-up except I didn't sign up other then to change the profile and reset the pw. Worked quite well as I have never gave em any information and I now block all facebook crap in my Hosts file with anything from facebook going right into the trash for my gmail account.

about 2 months ago
top

Star Trek Economics

fast turtle Good Premise - Bad Assumptions (888 comments)

The first assumption made is that we're anywhere's near a Star Trek style Post Scarcity economy and I can sure as hell say we're not. The key reason is that to reach a Post Scarcity Economy, Corporatism and Consumerism both have to die. Until that happens, we will never be in a post scarcity world as the corporations will not allow such a thing to happen.

about 2 months ago
top

Government Secrecy Spurs $4 Million Lawsuit Over Simple 'No Fly' List Error

fast turtle Re:How often does this happen? (239 comments)

I've been on the "No Fly List" forever as I don't have wings. Do I bother arguing with the government about it? No because they aint the one's who put me on the damn thing. Course as a Turtle, I don't want to fly anyhow even though I have my own crash gear for protection.

about 2 months ago
top

Government Secrecy Spurs $4 Million Lawsuit Over Simple 'No Fly' List Error

fast turtle Re:Um... (239 comments)

actually the conspiracy begins with the fucking Secret No Fly List.

about 2 months ago
top

Mozilla To Show Sponsored Links To First-Time Firefox Users

fast turtle Re:Confusion (182 comments)

and this is why I refuse to upgrade FF beyond 10 - that's high enough as I sure as hell don't need it to go to 11. What's interesting is that the one and only security hole in 10 is still open in the latest fucking version. Makes me wonder what the fucking devs are doing that they can't/haven't patched the first hole yet they're now up to 24 and trying to keep up with Googles insane numbering.

FF10 with Noscript solves the fucking security hole (Jscript based) so I see little advantage to using the latest and so called greatest when they're continually taking features away from the user. Hell from what I'm seeing on the latest version (couple of family members using it) I'm not impressed as they're looking more inrelevent each and every upgrade with stripped UI features. Fuck that crap. I want my status bar, home button, download manager and everything else that was useable when I started using FF.

about 2 months ago
top

Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

fast turtle Re:Typo/misread? (625 comments)

considering the fact that Astrology is the basis for much of Astronomy, I'd have to agree with the statement that "Astrology is sciencetific" . Sure we don't agree with many of the conclusions but after some in depth reading over the years, it's as reasonable of a science as most of Astronomy in general as most of that involves simply sky watching/searching (makes it open to hobbyists). Astrology though reguires a pretty high degree of compentcy in Math through Algebra. Sure there is software to ease the burden along with calculators designed/programmend with common algorythms but you still have to have a decent math background to even use the tools as most Astrologers don't believe in simply plugging shit into a computer and getting an answer w/o effort.

about 2 months ago
top

Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

fast turtle Re:So Long Debian! (379 comments)

Looks like the MS Embrace/Extend/Extinguish is reaching the End-Game since SystemD is exactly that. Who will pay the Piper in the future? Thankfully not I as I didn't call them in but now I'm down to a single Open Source OS - BSD as Linux has screwed the pooch.

Can't stand Apple and Sure as hell don't care for the crap called Win8. Guess I need to dive into BSD again and start learning how to use it.

about 2 months ago
top

Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

fast turtle Re:I see a lot of discussion about systemd (379 comments)

I'm an old school user and absolutely hate SystemD because it absolutely violates the LFSH standard by requiring /usr to be part of the root file system. This is the primary complaint against SystemD in regards to the Gentoo community and I'm sorry to see that Debian has fallen for breaking the KISS principle.

about 2 months ago
top

Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

fast turtle Re:I see a lot of discussion about systemd (379 comments)

Very valid point about the boot speed obsession. If I'm running Linux, I simply don't give a damn about boot speed because I don't have to boot but once a year. If WIndows didn't push out updates every fucking month (nor require them) I'd not have to reboot but when the power goes out for more then a couple of hours as my battery backup offers 3+ hours of standby time when system goes into S5 mode.

One of the damn reasons I don't like SystemD is the monolithic design. Simply put, the fucking idiots are pushing a Windows style boot instead of a minimal boot that SystemV-init followed. Totally against the KISS principles.

about 2 months ago
top

Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

fast turtle Re:Soooo.... (379 comments)

why in hell don't you fucktards simply boycott now as we've certainly gotten tired of the god damn "boycot beta" beefs. Everyone of them has jacked threads making it impossible to hold a god damn discussion. Maybe I need a god damn shot gun in the crowded room for all you "Fuck Beta" bitches. Better yet, beam you out into vacumn and see how long it takes you to expire.

about 2 months ago
top

ARM Researching Novel Chip Memory

fast turtle Re: I love ARM (88 comments)

At least you realize it. Maybe now you can do something about it.

Old Proverb "Wise Man keeps mouth closed instead of opening it and proving they're an idiot".

In my case, the only excersise I get now if from "flying off the handle, then jumping to conclusions, followed by butting in" so I wonder why everyone dislikes me?

about 3 months ago
top

ARM Researching Novel Chip Memory

fast turtle Re:I love ARM (88 comments)

Most ARM fans keep repeating the same fucking mantra - It uses less power then x86. Bullshit. It's not just the CPU that results in power demand for mobile systems (Tablets, phones and what not) it's the GPU, Screen, disk and all the other parts that go into the thing and Intel has finally paid enough attention to overall power budget that they're actually beating most of the ARM based SoC's out there in both power savings and performance.

Look at the power demand of the Nvidia Tegra SoC's. Tegra3 was decent but limited GPU performance. Tegra 4 though blows through a batter like Richard Pryor did with hookers and Coke.

Even Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoC doesn't do any better as the GPU blows the power budget. Intel's Atom CPU's are competitive with ARM in performance and power budget. What screwed them was the fucking north bridge and GPU. That actually used more power then the CPU did yet they've fixed that with the latest Atom's due to a new SoC design focused on Power savings and yes I've used an early Atom Netbook - painful even with XP on it. The new ones are pretty decent now.

about 3 months ago
top

The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

fast turtle Re:Web Workers (505 comments)

yet, any god damn thread that hogs a CPU still locks the entire god damn UI of Firefox because it's not multi-thread capable. Fix the fucking UI and other bugs that sill haven't been fixed insted of trying to keep up with Googles insane numbering.

about 3 months ago
top

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

fast turtle Re:Wacky thinking (430 comments)

I agree with that as I'm not a Christian but a Viking - Follower of Loki. I'm a neutral/chaotic though as it's far more fun driving everyone nucking futs.

about 3 months ago

Submissions

top

FCC Closes 700MHz Auction at $19.5B

fast turtle fast turtle writes  |  more than 6 years ago

fast turtle (1118037) writes "Lots of money raised by the FCC that will go towards improving safety communications throughout the country and look at the results for the C block band that went for 6.5 Billion Dollars. Over the price 4.6 Billion price that Google asked the FCC to force it to be an open network. If Google did buy this block, will we see a nationwide wireless broadband service along with Android phones in a few years?"
Link to Original Source

Journals

top

Outlook Express/Windows Mail Imap and Google

fast turtle fast turtle writes  |  more than 4 years ago

God Damn Microsoft. I thought they solved the GUI Resource Handler problems when they moved everyone over to XP but it looks like they didn't as I can easily hang the entire system when using Imap and Outlook Express (they've renamed it Windows Mail) when attempting to access the All Mail folder on my Gmail account using Imap.

Now some of the problem could simply be the Imap protocol itself due to the large number of messages Google Reports (8K+) in the folder but I don't see why in hell Outlook Express should hang the entire System. Sure hang itself out to dry as I've seen Kmail 3.5.10 hang when trying to access the same Imap folder but never a full system hang as Outlook Express caused.

It took some investigating and trying different settings but I finally did solve the system hang issue and yes it's related to the Imap protocol and how Windows handles things. The problem is that Outlook Express/Windows Mail and even Outlook all do things the same way. They attempt to cache all of the messages in the Offline Files Cache, which means they attempt to download all 8K+ messages. God Damn MS Idiots. The solution is damn simple though once you realize what in hell the problem is. Simply change the folder synchronization settings from all messages to headers only. They come down the pipe very quickly and don't take up much space in the offline cache. The reason you want this is to allow for searching/indexing of the messages under Outlook/Outlook Express/Windows Mail since when you select a specific message, it will be downloaded instead of attempting to download all of them. Problem solved for the time being.

Personally, I think MS royally screwed up (as usual) by having the default behavior set to download all messages in Outlook Express/Windows Mail. Note that this is a good thing with Outlook as most who are using it are probably in an Office Environment with a dedicated connection to the mail server, unlike those using Outlook Express/Windows Mail and yes the distinction is important to keep in mind. Of course Outlook/OE/WM all use the same sapisrv.exe/dll to grab your mail but it's the default client configuration that needs to be reworked to prevent such a problem in the future and I hope MS gets off their tail and pushes it as an update to Windows Mail.

Now having started working with the Imap setup in Windows Mail, I'm pretty happy with the usefulness of it due to the combination of Offline caching and direct access to my Gmail files. The advantage is the space savings I now have (don't have an offline copy of all 8K+ files) though I can see the disadvantage should Gmail suffer another outage though I'm not that badly addicted to email.

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>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...