×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

flopsquad Re:Need a logo (146 comments)

Love it

yesterday
top

Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

flopsquad Re:I don't get it... (146 comments)

1) I think Dice gets ad revenue based on page views, and... maybe posts per article factors in?

2) They know when they put up some dubious Bennett novella, we'll all swoop in and post "What the fuck?!"

3) ???

4) Profit?

yesterday
top

Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

flopsquad Re:Need a logo (146 comments)

We need a logo for posts that are just about swearing at Bennett. Dunce cap?

AC, that's a capital idea! I like dunce cap, but allow me to propose some alternative icons for Bennett articles:
- A hot air balloon
- A whoopie cushion
- The smiling poop emoticon
- Rageface
- That truck window sticker of Calvin peeing, but he's peeing on TFS

That's just a few off the top of my head. Feel free to add suggestions!

yesterday
top

Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

flopsquad First.... um... (146 comments)

...oh it's Bennett. Anyone else want to post here first? Anyone? Maybe you're all still reading the 28 paragraph TFS?

yesterday
top

Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

flopsquad Re:police are good (474 comments)

Good trolling effort, but a bit too obvious. Better luck next time.

Yah wow, I mean if you're going to telegraph it, might as well go for trolling gold! Don't you have some unusually inflammatory opinions about Apple, Obama, copyrights, Edward Snowden, gamergate, race relations, SCO, systemd, climate change, and Israel?

3 days ago
top

Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

flopsquad Re:I think (331 comments)

Bingo! Parent's post is the definition of "Informative". There should be a mechanism by which enough mod points over +5 will turn a post into a sticky at the top of the discussion.

about a week ago
top

UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

flopsquad Re:The TripAdvisor URL (306 comments)

new green flavor enhancer

Those croissants.... couldn't keep em down but they cured my syphilis!

about a week ago
top

The New-ish Technologies That Will Alter Your Career

flopsquad Re:I liked the original title better (66 comments)

"5 Meaningless buzzwords not worth your time"

No, no, no, you'll never be a true Dice webditor with a headline like that. Try something like, "Which 5 Meaningless Buzzwords Are Least Worth Your Time??" or "5 Words That Give Kim Kardashian a Meaningless Buzz!"

Bonus points for correctly identifying embedded systems as a "weird old tip."

about two weeks ago
top

World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

flopsquad Re:No big deal. (276 comments)

Put him on the kernel team and Linus accept a commit by him - *that* would be news. :-)

This kid could be ready to do just that by the time he's seven. Problem is, he won't be ready to read Linus' comments until he's seventeen.

about two weeks ago
top

Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

flopsquad Re:This may be a good thing ... (237 comments)

During peek hour

That's one hell of a way to get people to ride public transit!

Wait, I'm getting something... PedantryBot, are you trying to tell me Shados meant "peak hour"?

about two weeks ago
top

The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

flopsquad Re:Be the Change You Wish to See in the World (438 comments)

And no vicious hatred in the south persisting across generations and taken out on the only victims available.

I believe the vicious hatred stems more from brutal Reconstruction-era policies (much motivated by outrage at Lincoln's assassination) than from the war itself. The entire American South would've been much better off without John Wilkes Booth.

If anyone could've threaded the needle during that delicate time, it was Abe. Lincoln's successor, President Johnson, was no Lincoln, and squandered his political capital losing battles with the Radical Republicans. So you have multiple tracks of dominoes falling from the assassination, leading to a very vindictive (but also more staunchly pro-civil rights, which IMHO is the morally correct side of history) Reconstruction.

Also, offhand, I don't see how a gradual "free at birth" policy would operate in practice. Yes, on paper and in the aggregate, it could work. But what do you do with a generation of babies born to parents who are property? Who's going to raise these "free" children if not their enslaved parents? Who is going to ensure that these kids wind up independent and enfranchised? Knowing that (even to this day) a parent's wealth and ability to provide are major determinants of life outcome, how can you expect children born in captivity to actually escape the plantation, get an education or job, and actually live free lives? No, I think such a plan would've perpetuated de facto slavery for pretty much all southern blacks, well into the 20th century.

You can blame the Civil War, or (more accurately) what happened after the War, but it's wishful thinking to say it was "needless." More, even, to imagine that the deep rooted racial attitudes were caused by the War itself, and could somehow be mitigated by slowing southern blacks' path out of bondage.

about two weeks ago
top

After Silk Road 2.0 Bust, Eyes Turn To 'Untouchable' Decentralized Market

flopsquad Re:Yeah, that looks anonymous. (108 comments)

I'm a Gentile User, you insensitive clod!

about three weeks ago
top

Silicon Valley Swings To Republicans

flopsquad Re:Nope, can't be "Dem policies don't work" (485 comments)

I've never understood this handwaving explanation of people "giving up" or "getting discouraged and dropping out" of the labor force. So you don't have a job, it lasts a long time, unemployment runs out, and... just... shucks? Where is the food and shelter coming from?**

Nobody gets to just say "fuck it." When you stop swimming, you stop eating. So you hunker down, maybe you're "underemployed" in a less than ideal job for shitty pay. But I have an incredibly hard time believing people are voluntarily hanging it up, trading in (at least the pursuit of) a middle class lifestyle for food stamps.

So besides retirees and live-at-home grads, who has the luxury of not even bothering to look for work anymore, such that they're disappearing from the unemployment figures?

**Even most assistance programs have some kind of work or active search requirement.

about three weeks ago
top

Drones Could 3D-Map Scores of Hectares of Land In Just a Few Hours

flopsquad Re:LOL ... Scores of Hectares? (94 comments)

Two dozen furlongs per fortnight is roughly 0.009 mph (0.014 kph). That's not so much "travelling" as it is "not quite sitting still."

Only a pedant would call him out for that! It's pretty clear he intended to say "bakers dozens of furlongs per fortnight."

about a month ago
top

Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

flopsquad Re: Not a chance (631 comments)

Bingo, mod parent up. CurrentC is a DO NOT WANT for lots of reasons (especially access to medical data), but making it an ACH payment is a TERRIBLE IDEA.

You have the legal right to tell your bank not to pay out debit transactions that cost more money than you have (overdraft). If you decline overdraft "protection" (really, "can you please rape me with fees" protection), the transaction will fail and you will be charged neither at the POS nor a fee from the bank.

You sometimes have a similar option with your bank, to not pay out ACH transactions that cost more money than you have. BUT, if an ACH payment presents, and your bank declines (per your instructions), they will charge you a fee equal to the overdraft fee anyway. And the merchant/whoever that submitted the ACH payment could have you for a bounced check fee, too.

As to GGP's sentiments... class, raise your hand if you keep a handwritten checkbook ledger of all your paper, electronic ACH, and debit transactions. Now, keep your hand up if you also cross-reference each of your entries against when the bank actually pends and posts all your transactions. Ok, look around you. The rest of us use technology so we don't have to spend hours doing that. And we ought to be able to trust that technology to say if there's enough money in the account.

about a month ago
top

Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

flopsquad Re:Apple? (145 comments)

Who are they?

This post, in its few words, may be many things... but a troll? If you squint real hard, you could mayyyyybe get flamebait (fanbait? fanboit?). This seems more like a tongue in cheek way to say something like "I purposefully don't deal with/buy anything from Apple, so they don't exist to me."

about a month ago
top

FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

flopsquad Re:Sorry They're Changing (572 comments)

At first I knee-jerk disagreed, because of my personal feelings about their crazy "it's ok to break other peoples' stuff" mentality. But looking at it from a HW mfr perspective, you're absolutely right.

I know that my supplier is tough on counterfeits, check. They're already top in quality, check. And also, I will never incur support costs in dealing with angry end-users complaining about bricked chips. My competitors might, if they're cheapos, and that's a competitive advantage. The aggregate cost to cleanup their mess could even outweigh the few cents they saved going with a counterfeit.

about a month ago
top

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin At Tsinghua University In Beijing

flopsquad Re:7 Year Old, Not Seventh Grader (217 comments)

Mod parent funny! I thought I had a spare mod point stashed somewhere, but it's nowhere to be found.

about a month ago

Submissions

flopsquad hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

flopsquad has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?