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

Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

jd2112 Re:I love Star Wars! (135 comments)

This is star wars, though.

"Eh... just tell the CGI guys to take it out later."

They really should have the drones explode on even the slightest hit like the one that Chewbacca shot on Hoth in Empire Strikes Back.

2 days ago
top

Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

jd2112 Re:I've never shorted a stock (98 comments)

Windows 8/8.1 and Server 2012 aren't bad operating systems. They are just hobbled with hideous user interfaces.

There's also some new vomit-inducing screenshots of the Start Menu colors of Windows 9. It's still nice that the menu is coming back, but they seem to be going full-kindergarten in terms of appearance.

Note to self: Wait for WindowBlinds to be ported to Windows 9 before upgrading.

2 days ago
top

Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

jd2112 Re:I've never shorted a stock (98 comments)

I want MIcrosoft to stop making awful Operating systems.

Windows 8/8.1 and Server 2012 aren't bad operating systems. They are just hobbled with hideous user interfaces.

2 days ago
top

Why Is It Taking So Long To Secure Internet Routing?

jd2112 Re:Edge routers are expensive (85 comments)

which means they are bought and used for many years if not a decade or longer your $50 or whatever you pay your ISP a month is not enough to afford new equipment every year

It would be, but bribing a bunch of congressmen and FCC officials takes a big chunk out of the budget.

5 days ago
top

Why Is It Taking So Long To Secure Internet Routing?

jd2112 Re:It's a production system (85 comments)

CEO Voice: "So you're saying if we *upgrade*, it will cost us money. I don't like what I'm hearing."

FIFY.

5 days ago
top

Developing the First Law of Robotics

jd2112 Re: So, a design failure then. (165 comments)

Something simple like "with all other factors processed within x milliseconds being equal, save the closest one on the right."

5 days ago
top

Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service

jd2112 Re: I can't see this happening (108 comments)

I may br showing my age but I remember when MTV showed music videos.

about two weeks ago
top

Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico

jd2112 Re:best to do the time in Poland (110 comments)

What "Time"? These are Corporate Executives. When they break the law their company pays cash. Jail is the legal system for people who dont have enough money to pay Government Fines.

Sooo.... They will pay a bribe to settle charges of bribery?

about two weeks ago
top

Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

jd2112 Re: finally (77 comments)

Works on my S3.

about two weeks ago
top

Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

jd2112 Re: Like DRM? (448 comments)

Better yet just have the whole thing controlled by a California-sourced iPhone and the kill switch will be built in!

about two weeks ago
top

The Frustrations of Supporting Users In Remote Offices

jd2112 Re: learn Portuguese (129 comments)

Easier said than done. Portuguese is one of the most difficult languages to learn.

about three weeks ago
top

Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again

jd2112 Re: Indeed... (130 comments)

I have been advocating construction off wind turbines around Washington D.C for years for the same reason.

about three weeks ago
top

This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

jd2112 Re: I'm recreating Detroit in my SimCity (103 comments)

Then why do they include earthquakes, tornadoes, and Godzilla?

about three weeks ago
top

No, a Stolen iPod Didn't Brick Ben Eberle's Prosthetic Hand

jd2112 Re: Still (122 comments)

It's all Obama's fault!!! I can't think of a single reason why at the moment, but that is Obama's fault as well.

about three weeks ago
top

No, a Stolen iPod Didn't Brick Ben Eberle's Prosthetic Hand

jd2112 Re: Rule of thumb (122 comments)

Personally I use two or three large salt mines. A single grain just doesn't cut it anymore.

about three weeks ago
top

Google Wins $1.3 Million From Patent Troll

jd2112 Re: Judicial Order (35 comments)

I don't think Google would even notice $1.3M. I'm sure their nazgul legal team will spare no expense to see that these trolls pay every penny so that other trolls think twice before trying to rip off Google out its customers.

about three weeks ago
top

Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

jd2112 Re: shoot the admins (133 comments)

Back in my day we didn't have history class as most of it hasn't happened yet. We had to worry about getting eaten by a velociraptor on the way to school instead.

about three weeks ago
top

Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

jd2112 Let me try... (247 comments)

"Computer, End program."

about a month ago
top

News Corp Australia Doesn't Want You To Look Closely At Their Financials

jd2112 Odd... (132 comments)

Didn't they have enough money to try to purchase Time Warner just a few months ago?

about a month ago
top

The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?

jd2112 Re: No, there is no evidence of BSM yet (97 comments)

I read as "No evidence of BDSM yet".
I had no idea that subatomic particles were in to that...

about a month ago

Submissions

jd2112 hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

jd2112 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>