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

RAYA: Real-time Audio Engine Simulation In Quake

flyneye Re:game developers take note (88 comments)

I think you could compare the Quake engine to the M1911a1
It found perfect utility in few revisions. Most every other handgun of its type is based on it now. It remains fairly unchanged, yet extensible. Sport, self defense or war, it is the modern standard for the handgun. Quake has found much utility that has kept Id in good company with various technologies, developers, researchers that all add some code that may or may not be useful for present gaming, but could find its way in the future. I'd say they have invested and reinvested this game on top of all the returns they have already had from it. Carmack must be quite visionary. It reminds me of a farmer adding manure/compost back to the soil rather than hauling off waste. It is reinvested in the soil to produce future returns. Publicity, investment, research,product all go hand in hand in a symbiotic way. Carmack is only applying universal truths.

yesterday
top

DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

flyneye Re:paleo-racists (54 comments)

The prophet Jagger once said "You can't always get what you want, but, if you try sometime, you'll find, you get what you need."

yesterday
top

DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

flyneye Re:paleo-racists (54 comments)

If the legends in the folk music of Led Zeppelin is correct. I hypothesize that they merely migrated to "where they could twist and shout". This ain't genocide, it's rock and roll!

In other thoughts; I met an Alaska Indian once that told me a good way to get the shit kicked out of me; was to call an Alaska Indian "an Eskimo".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E... Isn't a whole lot of help in figuring out why, Dan, the Alaskan Indian, however shed a bit of light on it. Eskimos
were still pretty traditional, hunting ,fishing, whaling, doing their gig until a 1922 documentary about an Inuit, "Nanook" showed people the cold ass primitive culture and made them all weepy-like. By the 50s, schoolkids had written enough letters to the whitehouse, that the Eskimos received aid. Housing, food, stipends, electricity,finally they managed televisions. The hunting , fishing and traditional jazz was out the window and a new breed of Eskimo had come to reign.
The Welfare sucking drunk-ass Eskimo was born, and seldom left the house or did anything worthwhile. Dan never hit me, but it made me think of cultural problems that have been around for thousands of years. Lol, he was a 2 beer drunk.

yesterday
top

Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

flyneye Re:neither science nor news. (53 comments)

So, somehow it is qualitatively different than the rest of the same old shit?
Newsclown dump still looks and smells like newsclown dump, give it a taste and let us know what you think.

2 days ago
top

Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

flyneye Re:Idle (53 comments)

Really!
I saw this at a Rammstein Concert once before, anyway. Michael Jackson pioneered it , the same way DaVincis assistant pioneered flying.

2 days ago
top

Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

flyneye Re:1st post (259 comments)

Gosh, the government says so, so it must be true.
I notice they didn't explain away oil and gas, renegade Vietnamese or metals.

2 days ago
top

Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

flyneye Re:1st post (259 comments)

It wasn't a irascible old doctor, was it?

3 days ago
top

Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

flyneye Re:1st post (259 comments)

Find a good dowser, you know, successful. Ask nicely if you can watch him work. Keep track of the fruits of his labor, you know, if the well produces or not. Seems simple enough, worked for me.
I guess you could try http://dowsers.org/ , There is a Google map there ,so you can find a chapter near you.

3 days ago
top

Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

flyneye Re:1st post (259 comments)

It is a rational enough solution that the military used it successfully in Vietnam to find Charlies tunnels.
I've actually seen a dowser work, actually seen spots found to drill water, oil and gas wells that paid off!
Everything is a pseudoscience until some geek FINDS the rationality in it.
From what I have seen, dowsing involves getting your brain to an alpha state, a relaxed mode and letting what amounts to intuition guide you. Whether the dowser then utilizes an L-shaped rod, a pendulum, a stick, a sausage or whatever is of no matter, as it is only a visual indicator of their "intuition", actuated by their hand.
Apparently, some abilify themselves to dowse, some just don't get it, and it takes some practice. I suggest tossing a handful of coins around the lawn to practice finding, or identifying your water and sewer lines. I'm not terribly good beyond these excercises, but it has come in handy finding folks their lines so they don't dig into them to plant trees in their yard.

3 days ago
top

For $1.5M, DeepFlight Dragon Is an "Aircraft for the Water"

flyneye Re:There are cheaper ways to kill yourself (73 comments)

At least make it dangerous on a familiar consumer level. I want to see a place to launch torpedoes from. Maybe a couple spear-gun mounts for shark hunting.
If it ends badly, it needs to go out like a sub, not an underwater go-cart. 400 ft., jeez.

3 days ago
top

850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

flyneye Re:I do not know how you can laugh ... (207 comments)

The part that has me giggling is; cops are so fucking ignorant, it's only a matter of seconds before one of their Log/Pass gets spread around long enough for anyone on the internet to D/L anyones details.
NSA is stupid for providing it
FBI is stupid for approving it
Local cops are just plain stupid.

about a week ago
top

Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

flyneye Re:What's so American (525 comments)

The Kochs shill for their holdings in power companies by spreading bullshit about wind and solar power.
The Kochs shill for Mike Pompeo so he will do their dirty work in Washington.
It wouldn't surprise me to find that they hold stock in some major ISPs.
It wouldn't surprise me to find that they have private nurses to give the enema bag that little extra squeeze.
I'm so tired of hearing how they claim to be Libertarian. I swear they registered just for the publicity.
BUT, it's o.k. they're old and will die soon.

about a week ago
top

Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?

flyneye Re:s (191 comments)

I've stored my beer on a space foam mattress in the tornado shelter.
I'm ready for the nukes to drop.

about a week ago
top

Ross Ulbricht Faces New Drug Charges

flyneye Well... (102 comments)

I certainly didn't do it.
You probably didn't do it.
That leaves only the overlords, themselves.
It's all a set up, with a scapegoat, as usual. This wouldn't make a decent T.V. show,lacks imagination. Therefore I suspect government tomfoolery in all of this.

about a week ago
top

Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

flyneye Re:I'm looking now (134 comments)

They already did the socialist thing though.

about a week ago
top

New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells

flyneye Re: "Not eradicated" isn't needed (185 comments)

Plenty of people on the "tube" with testimonials
Who can you trust? People claiming experience or studies backed by big pharma and a government owned by business interest counter to popularization?
Then there is history.

about a week ago
top

51% of Computer Users Share Passwords

flyneye Re:I do not (117 comments)

That explains those odd posts with my U.I.D.....
  I thought it meant I had blacked out and one of the others took over...

about a week ago
top

Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

flyneye Re:I'm looking now (134 comments)

It has begun....

about a week ago
top

New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

flyneye Re: Do the math (336 comments)

I've seen CFLs outperform HPS at the same wattage. Jeez! Did it outperform!

about two weeks ago

Submissions

flyneye hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

flyneye 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>