×

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

Guardian and WaPo Receive Pulitzers For Snowden Coverage

fredrated Re:Congratulations are in order. (78 comments)

A very small, almost too small to notice, thorn. That's why they are allowed to live.

4 days ago
top

Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

fredrated And no charges will be filed (139 comments)

That's how justice works now in this third-world like corruption that governs business in the good 'ol USA.

about two weeks ago
top

The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

fredrated Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

Two boxers enter a ring, duke it out for 12 rounds and boxer A is declared the winner.
So, you are saying boxer B never fought?

about two weeks ago
top

The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

fredrated Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

even if they *think* they're fighting.

They are fighting, even if you can preceive no effect. A fight is not defined by the outcome but by the effort.

about two weeks ago
top

60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

fredrated You mean electric cars (544 comments)

don't go varoom varoom?

about two weeks ago
top

Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

fredrated If you want to prosecute Snowden, fine, (289 comments)

but first we need to prosecute the criminals he revealed. Unless that happens, nothing will change.

about three weeks ago
top

More On the Disposable Tech Worker

fredrated Dear Scott Corley: (323 comments)

The next time you decide to make such a brain-damaged statement, let me suggest the following:
1st, climb down off the whore you are fucking in the ass
2nd, pull your head out of the toilet you are eating shit from
finally, take another huff of glue to clear your head.

about a month ago
top

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

fredrated Re:Ridiculous. (914 comments)

Sometimes their victims still have a lot of years left.

So?

about a month ago
top

China Using Drones To Spot Polluters

fredrated So China Uses Drones To Spot Polluters (35 comments)

While in America we pass laws making that illegal. So I did wake up in an alternate world after all.

about a month ago
top

Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

fredrated Re:We need a US base in the Ukraine (623 comments)

So the God damn fuck what? Get a gun and go over there if you don't like it!

about a month ago
top

Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

fredrated Re:We need a US base in the Ukraine (623 comments)

Then let them get their weapons, we need another war like we need a bullet to the head!

about a month ago
top

Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

fredrated Re:We need a US base in the Ukraine (623 comments)

So the fuck what? Get a gun and go over there if you don't like it!

about a month ago
top

Rolls Royce Developing Drone Cargo Ships

fredrated Excellent! (216 comments)

Even more jobs taken from people and given to robots! Maybe soon robots will be in charge of giving jobs to robots. What could go wrong?

about 2 months ago
top

Massive Storm Buries US East Coast In Snow and Ice

fredrated Re:Global Warming .... Riiiiiight..... (290 comments)

Just one warning: when the food supplies collapse due to global warming, we will eat the deniers like you first.

about 2 months ago
top

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

fredrated Isn't it past time (239 comments)

to start shooting these people to death?

about 2 months ago

Submissions

top

what the hell is wrong with the comment system?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about 3 years ago

fredrated (639554) writes "Every time I click 'preview' when I try to make a comment the comment disappears! Using IE7, this is really annoying."
top

What the hell happened to your web site?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fredrated (639554) writes "Every time I try to load slashdot it takes longer and longer and has become unusable. This morning I tried to access the wikileaks story but after 5 minutes of the hourglass and no responsiveness from the browser I finally just shot it in the head with task manager. WTF is your site doing, it has become unusable!"

Journals

top

Is there an information field?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about 4 months ago

We know from the standard model of particle physics that particles give rise to fields: the photon gives rise to the electromagnetic field, the electron gives rise to the electric field, the higgs boson gives rise to the higgs field etc.
We are also learning more and more that information seems to have 'substance', which leads to my speculation: does information give rise to an information field?

top

What is 'now'?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about a year ago

As we all know, the universe is expanding. Since the universe is space-time, it is space-time that is expanding, which to me implies that time must be expanding as well as space. That is the answer to what 'now' is: it is the leading edge of the expansion of the time component of space-time. The wave-front of NOW is instantiating the universe behind it as it expands from the past into the future.

Question: we know that gravity slows the expansion of space-time locally on the time axis, does gravity also slow the expansion of space-time locally on the 3 space axies?

top

Quantum collapse

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about a year ago

Proposition: Quantum âcollapseâ(TM) occurs through observation because observation is the process of extracting information from a system, and extraction information from a quantum system is like extracting an electron from a neutron, forcing it to become a proton.

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...