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!



Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car's Trunk

fibonacci8 Re:And when it doesn't fit (162 comments)

Just think, this allows an additional way to access your car without you needing to be there. That couldn't possibly be abused by paranoid/corrupt/curious law enforcement/neighbors/competitors.

about 2 months ago

High Court Rules Detention of David Miranda Was Lawful

fibonacci8 Re: Slashdot commenter... (169 comments)

Uncle-grandpa seems more fitting in this case.

about 2 months ago

FLOSS Codecs Emerge Victorious In Wikimedia Vote

fibonacci8 Re:Sensible, in some utopia (235 comments)

So you're still installing RealPlayer and VivoActive players on all of your machines because they were once the de facto encoding formats? Oh that's right, some people remember the late 90s and the debacle of having to transcode over and over again every time there's a new "best" video or audio format.

about 2 months ago

The Problem With How We Think Of Surveillance

fibonacci8 Re:Huh? (96 comments)

You give them your data the same way you give the road your tires. There's some strange expectation that the rest of your vehicle isn't being consumed / sold / exploited when you do so.

about 2 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

fibonacci8 Re:Slashdot BETA Sucks. (2219 comments)

The problem with your math is that 99% of users aren't active contributors when the site works properly. A great deal of them are suddenly up in arms when it's actively broken. People are posting angrily instead of constructively due to the mangling of the site. And it's many of the typical lurkers, AKA the viewership. If people could moderate the beta as -1 off-topic, troll, or flamebait they would all be correct.

about 2 months ago

Why We Think There's a Multiverse, Not Just Our Universe

fibonacci8 Re:Big Bang Theory (458 comments)

Or the one about the guy talking to Himself and things started existing.

about 3 months ago

Daily Pot Use Tied To Age of First Psychotic Episode

fibonacci8 Re:Coincidentally? (382 comments)

Which is strange since Ohio is a French interpretation of an Iroquois word, and not Spanish.

about 3 months ago

Utilities Fight Back Against Solar Energy

fibonacci8 Re:There must be a very good reason... (579 comments)

He's pointed out that there's more energy produced during the artificially expensive peak hours. Supply and demand doesn't bear out their pricing energy higher during the day. If it did, the going rate during the day compared the decreased value at night suggests the 5 stored during the day should net him roughly double what it costs to use it at night. The utility isn't doing him any favors holding onto valuable energy during the day in lieu of him using having his own storage, just based on their own pricing.

about 4 months ago

Scientists Extract RSA Key From GnuPG Using Sound of CPU

fibonacci8 Re:Not a Problem (264 comments)

So just play John Cage's 4'33" on repeat, and sue them for pirating music.

about 4 months ago

Movie Review: Ender's Game

fibonacci8 Re:Orson Scott Card (732 comments)

This is the first time I've heard the Book of Mormon referred to as a short story.

about 5 months ago

Ars Test Drives the "Netflix For Books"

fibonacci8 Looks familiar (108 comments)

It's like a library, but we charge money for it.

about 7 months ago

The Cognitive Cost of Poverty

fibonacci8 Re:If you're poor (459 comments)

It's not the plural, but it is the antiderivative.

about 8 months ago

Xerox Confirms To David Kriesel Number Mangling Occuring On Factory Settings

fibonacci8 Re:Notify Xerox First (163 comments)

Soylent Green is people too!

about 8 months ago

Open Source Drug Discovery Prompts a Fundamental Heart Failure Breakthrough

fibonacci8 Re:TED talk explains how the OSS philosophy applie (160 comments)

The traditional way is append the word "herbal" onto anything to avoid having to disclose the contents.

about 8 months ago

Massachusetts Enacts 6.25% Sales Tax On "Prewritten" Software Consulting

fibonacci8 Re:What is the reason for this tax? (364 comments)

1. Declare laws to be software
2. Problem reduces to an existing one
3. Profit

about 9 months ago

Biologists Program E. Coli To Patrol For Pathogens

fibonacci8 Re:Any moment (38 comments)

I take it you've experienced Taco Bell firsthand.

about 9 months ago

U.S. Army Block Access To The Guardian's Website Over NSA Leaks

fibonacci8 Re:network ignorance (331 comments)

How else do you have thought-crime if you don't allow the maintained "classified" nature of information that's public? </orwell>

about 10 months ago


fibonacci8 hasn't submitted any stories.


fibonacci8 has no journal entries.

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