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!



RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

grumpyman Re:And how about the CRA? (104 comments)

FYI I also recall CRA claims other than those SIN, the system was not breached before.

3 days ago

RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

grumpyman Re:Good. (104 comments)

I think the arrest is warranted. However, WTF is wrong with CRA people, seriously. Shut the damn thing down as soon as they find out it is vulnerable.

3 days ago

Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

grumpyman What's next? (353 comments)

We had TV, PC, gaming console and now tablet.... what next?

4 days ago

How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

grumpyman Re:Wat? (580 comments)

I don't know but it's plausible. Randomly sending stuff seeing it misbehave is kind of ad-hoc, but one can possibly target the code change at each release then there's no need to read millions lines of code.

5 days ago

Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

grumpyman Real cost (89 comments)

Come on... how much is a chip anyway, just a few grains of sand?

5 days ago

Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

grumpyman Re:McCarthy the Playmate? (586 comments)

Whoa... it is THAT Jenny McCarthy!? So basically, there are moms and dads in US that listen to a ex-porn star for parenting and medical advice?

about a week ago

Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

grumpyman "accessible" (286 comments)

Yeah right. Anyone who has a laptop, can read the web for code samples and post on forums?

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

grumpyman Re:Looking like Windows (451 comments)

Isn't that an actual good idea? Set up TWO boxes - one with Mint and one with Windows 8.1 Tile start. Ask them which one they prefer :)

about two weeks ago

New MU-MIMO Standard Could Allow For Gigabit WiFi Throughput

grumpyman Cool but... (32 comments)

...what we need more is connectivity and reliability.

about two weeks ago

China Cracks Down On Bitcoin, Cuts Off Exchanges' Bank Access

grumpyman the point of digital currency.... (100 comments)

...has to do with no reliant on existing financial systems and currency, right? Just 'generate the money' and start using it, don't go back and forth then this will be an non-issue... right?

about two weeks ago

U.S. Court: Chinese Search Engine's Censorship Is 'Free Speech'

grumpyman Re:The Founding Fathers are crying.. (284 comments)

It's really not that... a private company does not have obligation to provide a unfiltered/non-curated/fair search engine. It's like Fox News website - that's the "best information" for you, they think.

about three weeks ago

Taxis By Algorithm: Streamlining City Transport With Graph Theory

grumpyman Re:The "level playing field" taxi companies demand (72 comments)

But like the bus system, there should be 'pricing' system that can make it work for all. I.e. taxi operators makes more (drive more ppl per trip), there's increase in wait time for people but the cost should be cheaper than before, and for people who doesn't want to share, well, higher price.

about three weeks ago

Intel Announced 8-Core CPUs And Iris Pro Graphics for Desktop Chips

grumpyman What's a "desktop"? (173 comments)


about 1 month ago

43,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Remains Offer Strong Chance of Cloning

grumpyman Re:"LONG extinct"? Hah. (187 comments)

Wait a minute - who's the "we" that extinguish them?

about a month ago

Google Blurring Distinction Between Ads and Organic Search Results

grumpyman Top search results... (187 comments)

are like that for a while..... That's how it gave me virus.

about a month ago

Canada & Korea Show Trade Treaties Can Skip Copyright Rule Changes

grumpyman hmm obviously (35 comments)

There aren't a lot of content that's flowed/wanted between the 2 countries - why bother. Like Canadian interests of Korean drama, or Korean appetite for Tie Domi doing figure skating.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

grumpyman Re:Ok (451 comments)

You're all that - it correlated to your 5 digit membership :)

about a month and a half ago

Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

grumpyman Re:Problem Solving (313 comments)

"Ah, but teaching them coding is a vehicle for teaching them logical problem solving," - I'd think solving real-world problem is quite different than solving them using a computer language, or even logical problem solving - if it has to do with people.

about a month and a half ago

How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

grumpyman Re:Let's Recap (333 comments)

Exactly the way they wanted it.

Good so leave those guys alone and you go back to your PC.

about 2 months ago



New bill on illegal downloads in Canada let companies exchange personal info

grumpyman grumpyman writes  |  about a week ago

grumpyman (849537) writes "New bill to crack down on illegal downloads in Canada allow private companies to exchange personal information with other companies if they believe there has been a breach of agreement, or a case of fraud. I copyright this message and therefore if you are reading it, you have broken the law. I demand that your ISP to provide me your name and address so I can launch a suit."
Link to Original Source

Ex-NASA employees accuse agency of 'extreme position' on climate change

grumpyman grumpyman writes  |  about 2 years ago

grumpyman (849537) writes "A coalition of 49 ex-NASA employees, including seven Apollo astronauts, have accused the U.S. space agency of sullying its reputation by taking the “extreme position” of concluding that carbon dioxide is a major cause of climate change. Is the claim in this letter opinion or fact?"
Link to Original Source

grumpyman grumpyman writes  |  more than 6 years ago

grumpyman (849537) writes "A woman who shot her three teenage sons should be acquitted of murder because she is insane, as the lawyer explains, "She thought her children were being turned into clones or robots.""


grumpyman has no journal entries.

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