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!



New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

genka Re:Do the math (336 comments)

Things like electric tea kettles benefit from the higher power, their boil time is almost halved. Electric heaters can also be made more powerful.

4 days ago

Apple Reportedly In Talks With Comcast For Separate Apple Streaming Path

genka Re:S C U M B A G S (150 comments)

No one makes you take a toll road.

Can you get in New York from NJ without a payment?

about 5 months ago

Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player

genka Slideshow (80 comments)

Stupid Roku can't even play JPEG slideshow as a screensaver.

about 8 months ago

Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

genka Re:Fuck the bigots! (107 comments)

A lot of that anti gay nonsense in Russia is to shift public focus from more important issues. Gays are not thrown in jail for being gay. In fact, there are many openly gay entertainers on Russian national TV.

about 8 months ago

How Safe Is Cycling?

genka about helmets (947 comments)

Bike helmet is not terribly effective. Large study of motorcycle accidents showed that the majority of damages were to the areas not covered by bicycle helmets. My personal experience confirms it. Search google images for "hurt report helmet", there is a nice illustration. I never ride my motorcycle without a full face helmet. On a bicycle I don't bother.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Wiring Home Furniture?

genka Easy (235 comments)

Google "countertop pop up receptacle" and you'll find many choices.

about a year ago

HTC Does What Google Wouldn't: Sell an LTE Phone That Sidesteps AT&T

genka Re:News at elleven (290 comments)

The "Droid" name is licensed exclusively to Verizon, you need to look for a similar international version.

about a year ago

Was Russia Behind Stuxnet?

genka Re:Not exactly Russians... (281 comments)

Russian for "will rot" is . All letters, but "x" sound close to the English lettes in stuxnet, and x sounds different, but looks the same.

more than 2 years ago

Was Russia Behind Stuxnet?

genka Not exactly Russians... (281 comments)

... but Russian immigrants living in and working for Israel. The name "Stuxnet" can be transliterated to "will rot" in Russian. Which was exactly what the Iranian equipment did.

more than 2 years ago

The Death of Booting Up

genka What about phones? (557 comments)

My HTC EVO 3D Android phone takes 2.5 minutes to boot.

about 3 years ago

Apple Hires Antenna Engineers. Really.

genka From the job listing: (417 comments)

Hands on experience is required

more than 4 years ago

Why Are Indian Kids So Good At Spelling?

genka Look at the parents (534 comments)

I saw a statistics, saying that 90% of Indian immigrants have a degree- the highest rate of any immigrant or native group.

more than 4 years ago

Sergey Brin On Google and China

genka Re:Politial speech influenced 6 yrs old chid. (368 comments)

I merely wanted to point that Americans need to watch what they say and where they say it almost like it was in USSR. I know that this is not a constitutionally protected speech, but my post was meant as an answer to "feeling of fear" statement. It was no fear, if one knew when to keep his/her mouth shut. The Soviet regime was evil, but not to a degree imagined by many people here. Not in 1970s or 80s anyway.

more than 4 years ago

Sergey Brin On Google and China

genka Re:Politial speech influenced 6 yrs old chid. (368 comments)

As someone who lived in Soviet Union until it's collapse in 92 (I was 25) I can tell you that fear was not a fact of everyday life. Generally you didn't feel much more under control than in US. You couldn't say certain negative things about Party and government in public, but in private conversations everything was discussed freely. It is the same as in states- try to voice politically incorrect opinions about race in your place of work, and you will see how "freedom of speech" will protect you. We have more freedom in US as compared to USSR or China, but don't overestimate it.

more than 4 years ago

Best Tool For Remembering Passwords?

genka lastpass (1007 comments) I store less important passwords, and keep in memory ones for banking, ebay, etc.

more than 4 years ago

Google Earth To Show Ocean Floor

genka "street-level and aerial photography " (181 comments)

Does Google have aerial (not satellite) photos like Microsoft? I've never encountered them on Google maps.

more than 5 years ago

Discuss the US Presidential Election

genka My vote doesn't count (1912 comments)

I live in a "Deep Blue" state, so I know no matter who I will vote for, my vote will go for Obama bin Biden. I guess I'll go and vote for McPalin, just to bring my state closer to a center and draw more interest from future candidates.

more than 5 years ago


genka hasn't submitted any stories.


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>