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

Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

fnj Re:Awesome (67 comments)

That's not an answer. That just says they made a stupid choice. Face it. Anybody with half a brain buys the BeagleBone anyway. What's an extra $10-20? One or two pizzas.

6 hours ago
top

Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

fnj Re:Not the correct application for this (67 comments)

800 tabs. Hyperbole much

Horseshit. I've had 1300 open. I am over 400 a large proportion of time. Not everyone is an irrelevant lightweight.

6 hours ago
top

Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

fnj Re:Only the forces necessary, then and now ... (220 comments)

Your post is quite silly to put it gently. Russia has been rolling all those things into the Ukraine. What you naively fail to consider is that it is rolling them in numbers only necessary to reestablish control. None of the armed interventions in eastern europe during the soviet era were full scale invasions. They used only the forces they needed to. And so they do once again. Being far better equipped and organized means you can accomplish strategic goals with only 1,000.

But you are not willing to present a single shred of credible evidence of any Russian military formations rolling into Ukraine. You also suffer from an amusing mania in which you view Russian military prowess not just in due earned respect, but positive awe as some kind of superhumans. How you expect 1000 troops with no air support to have any significant effect against a nation of 50 million is just baffling. That is, if that nation were motivated. But we all know the Ukraine military is not motivated, not trained, not equipped, and not capable, don't we?

yesterday
top

Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

fnj Re:How I know that Russian troops are not in Ukrai (220 comments)

Here's a tip, my Russian friend, blah blah remove the little telltale signs that your native language is Russian blah blah

Funny, grandparent did not show me any "telltale signs" at all, and I am pretty sensitive to awkward phraseology one finds in non native speakers. Not that being a non native speaker is in any way naughty or evil. His post is actually well composed, thoughtful, highly cogent (unlike yours), and makes excellent points.

Perhaps you would be good enough to elaborate on these "telltale signs". You can regard that as calling bullshit if you so wish.

It is parent who strikes me as being very partisan. That's not a bad thing per se, except when you believe you are accomplished anything by spouting blather and no meaningful debate.

yesterday
top

Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

fnj Re:Rules of war (220 comments)

My considered opinion is that the Ukrainian military is not motivated, not trained, not equipped, not professional, and not reliable. They are heading for the hills because they can't endure the battle which is their duty. They will have a long, long, long wait if they wait for mommy in the form of "international reaction" to punish their bullies.

My assessment does not rely on the completely unsupported phantasm of OMG Russian troops. I don't give it because it pleases me that the situation is this way, but I decline to warp my view of the situation to fit my fantasy of how things ought to be.

yesterday
top

Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

fnj Re:5820K is an extremely nice part (172 comments)

... the new instructions ...

You mean like the TSX-NI instructions that can increase performance of certain highly threaded workloads up to 40%?

Oh, so sorry. Intel spectacularly bit the big one on that rollout. Completely busted. So bad that the latest microcode update completely disables those instructions.

3 days ago
top

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

fnj Re:History of Ukrain (827 comments)

1994 Ukraine signed a treaty with Russia and the USA to disarm its nuclear arsenal in return for a treaty that guaranteed Russia and USA would come to their aid if they were ever invaded.

Sorry, didn't happen. Please do not make stuff up. The 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, signed by the US, Russia, the UK and Ukraine was (in return for Ukrainian nuclear disarmament) a "promise" by Russia, the US and the UK not to use force or threaten military or other coercive action against Ukraine. It did not commit any of them to any kind of response in the event the promise was violated or some third party attacked Ukraine. It is not a treaty. There is no enforcement provision. The most it demands is that the signatories "consult" if TSHTF.

4 days ago
top

Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

fnj "apparently it is to pursue a new opportunity tha" (39 comments)

"apparently it is to pursue a new opportunity that Stevens just could not pass up"

They always say that. They make you say that. It's part of the severance package.

4 days ago
top

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

fnj Re:"I consider this an invasion." (827 comments)

Actually there are minor fascist elements in Ukraine. And in Russia. And in the US. And every other place in the world.

They certainly aren't controlling any of those countries though, or any cuntries of much consequence.

4 days ago
top

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

fnj Re:Probably lies again. Just give it a few days. (827 comments)

Yeah, the ratio of populations is about 3:1, but the ratio of personnel under arms is twice that high, and the ratio of military effectiveness is about 100:1 or 1000:1. If Russia wanted to be in Kyiv they could get it done in a few days with practically no casualties because the Ukraine military would all light out for the hills the first day of battle.

The Ukraine military can't even make it look like they can effectively engage a few ragtag rebels.

4 days ago
top

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

fnj Re:beware the source (827 comments)

Parent AC is one of very few posts on this page making any sense at all.

4 days ago
top

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

fnj Re:Obama's Propaganda (827 comments)

Amusing as it may be to contemplate some kind of strange anachronistic WW3 playing out like WW2 with gigantic armies of conscripts slugging it out, it AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN. Not that way. Nobody could afford to support that kind of effort, nor is the scenario stable. Prohibitive economics aside, long before the world could logistically even begin to mobilize, train and equip tens of millions of soldiers, someone would set off some nukes and civilization would become an historical oddity.

4 days ago
top

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

fnj Re:Just Accept the Realpolitik (827 comments)

We have a treaty with Ukraine that specifically states we (NATO) would come to their defense in exactly this situation.

Wrong.

4 days ago
top

New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste

fnj Re:central storage or n^x security guard costs / s (173 comments)

you might almost be willing live next to it, but you don't want to ingest it for sure

I grew up playing in the back yard near a bed of Lilies of the Valley. Every part of those flowers is highly toxic. I don't remember ever being warned about eating them, but I must have got inculcated with the idea that it is super dumb to eat random things growing in nature. I never touched them, and neither did any of the neighborhood kids.

I mean touch as in ingest. We did pick bouquets of them and put them in glasses of water in the house.

5 days ago
top

Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

fnj Re:Can we get a tape drive to back this up? (315 comments)

Dropping hard drives tends to destroy them too, but that doesn't rule them out. Basically if you fling tapes around, you're doing it wrong. Have a care.

about a week ago
top

Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

fnj Re:Can we get a tape drive to back this up? (315 comments)

"Always" is a fighting word :-)

I was there for the touted Exabyte revolution. 2 GB on a digital-8 cartridge sounds puny now but it was revolutionary then. Except for one thing. The reliability and lifetime of the drives was piss poor. OK, two things. The recorded data on tape was very marginal as well.

about a week ago
top

Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

fnj Re:Can we get a tape drive to back this up? (315 comments)

Tape is still critically important. Admit it, though. Even LTO6 looks like a sad sack of shit compared to the capacity of this drive. No chance in hell tape can keep up the game much longer.

about a week ago
top

Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

fnj Re:Switched double speed half capacity, realistic? (315 comments)

Between PVR, data mining markets, virtual machines, backup data, servers, and etc. At 12TB I still don't have enough space.

12 TB, snort. I've got over 100 TB worth of 2 and 3 TB drives on-line or on-call a boot away. The most critical part is mirrored RAID-Z2 (4 drives' worth of redundancy per data item), and most of the rest is ad hoc replicated via rsync, some of it several times, so there is nowhere near 100 TB of data stored, but there is a lot.

I would definitely be happy with 64 of these 8 TB. At least for a while.

about a week ago
top

Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

fnj Surely you mean half speed double capacity? (315 comments)

I would MUCH, MUCH rather have half speed double capacity. Just about all my storage comes much closer to write once, read mostly.

about a week ago

Submissions

fnj hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

fnj 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>