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Culberson As Chair of NASA Fundng Subcommittee Makes Europa Mission More Likely

halivar Re:Europa (55 comments)

Well, by God, we're gonna plant a flag on it and call it Freedoma.

5 hours ago
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Obama's Immigration Order To Give Tech Industry Some, Leave 'Em Wanting More

halivar Homegrown Outsourcing (132 comments)

Much cheaper than international outsourcing.

6 hours ago
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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

halivar A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (228 comments)

Namely, we built big fucking rockets, put people inside a little sardine can, and hit the moon with them. They took pictures, played golf, and went home. It could only be more quintessentially American if one of then died choking on a 2 pound hamburger along the trip.

yesterday
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The New-ish Technologies That Will Alter Your Career

halivar Re:Shilling for dice. (66 comments)

"Over and Dice" are the only words I dread more on Slashdot than "Frequent contributor Bennet Haselton writes". Dear lord, I miss the Slashdot of 1999, even with all its problems.

4 days ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

halivar Re:Sexism = Sexy these days (635 comments)

Ok. Whatever. I guess he had a teary, apologetic news conference just for funsies.

4 days ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

halivar Re:Sexism = Sexy these days (635 comments)

It's not feminism anymore; it's puritanism. Another case: we landed a probe on a comet and all we can talk about is a fucking shirt.

4 days ago
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A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

halivar Re:Does it scale? (200 comments)

Wouldn't they have to rewrite everything in Python?

4 days ago
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Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach

halivar Re:Flip Windows (203 comments)

Until you accidentally fall through.

about a week ago
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Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach

halivar Re:So slashdot is (203 comments)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of those!

Wait, is that too old?

about a week ago
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Window Washing a Skyscraper Is Beyond a Robot's Reach

halivar Re:A cost equation (203 comments)

Did you make sure his hall pass is valid for today?

about a week ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

halivar Stupid (130 comments)

Netflix works on every device, everywhere. Sony is planning a competitor that works on a system with a fraction of Netflix's availability. Ask Microsoft how well the XBox Live's on-demand streaming is kicking Netflix's ass.

about a week ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

halivar Re:But let's remember (473 comments)

You suggest preferential treatment of AAA titles is not a concern of GamerGaters, when they are shouting about it all the time.

about a week ago
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Senate May Vote On NSA Reform As Soon As Next Week

halivar Re:It won't happen (127 comments)

When they have the majority in both the house and the senate starting next Jan. they will expand the NSA's powers and try to ram it through.

IOW, continuing the good work of the current majority and the administration?

about a week ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

halivar Re:Ok, they got ONE right... (257 comments)

(or is reconciliation good now that Republicans run things?)

The current thinking is that if it passed by reconciliation, then removing it by the same mechanism is fair game. "What reconciliation giveth, reconciliation taketh away."

about two weeks ago
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First Victims of the Stuxnet Worm Revealed

halivar It was Bob in accounting. (39 comments)

You can always count on Bob to open any email he sees that has "Miley Cyrus" in the subject line. Had to clean out is system three times this month. Damn you, Bob. This is all your fault.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

halivar Re:And the floodgates open (704 comments)

Don't forget that in red states, the folks on welfare aren't the ones voting.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

halivar Re:And the floodgates open (704 comments)

Because Republicans are a proper subset of the group "politicians," which is defined by the property "wants to fuck over everyone but the privileged and corporate."

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla Launches Browser Built For Developers

halivar Re:Dupe. (74 comments)

I thought so too, but it's not. They link the previous announcement in TFS; this is the actual release.

about two weeks ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

halivar Re:"Approacheable FPS" (183 comments)

I don't who or what broke you so profoundly, but I hope you're ok and you get help.

about two weeks ago

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