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!



Microsoft Reports Record Revenue

jimbobborg Re:Rumers..demise..exaggerated. (289 comments)

Too bad you used IE to post this or you would have spelled rumor correctly in the title.

about 8 months ago

Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

jimbobborg Re:Weight-saving (521 comments)

I have two Ford trucks and several motorcycles. The trucks come out when I need to haul stuff/take someone (like my daughter) somewhere. The bikes are for commuting. My current commute is about a 50 mile round trip. With my motorcycles, that's about a gallon of fuel a day versus 4 in my larger vehicles. Plus I'm an automatic HOV here, and the I495 Express Lanes are free for motorcycles.

about 9 months ago

Smart Cars: Too Distracting?

jimbobborg Re:Better you look the road (180 comments)

I dream of a truly smart car that prevents the drivers from doing stupid shit while driving, like making that left turn in front of me while I'm riding my motorcycle.

about 9 months ago

What's Wrong With American Ninja Warrior?

jimbobborg Re:There must be a winner (349 comments)

I didn't know Al Bundy was on Sasuke!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

jimbobborg Re:Rifle + Tannerite (1016 comments)

A better way is to pop the top off the drive, pack the inside with tannerite, seal it back up, shoot from a distance. If you have enough drives and tannerite, you can make a party out of it!

more than 2 years ago

How To Crash the Internet

jimbobborg Re:Big Red Button (166 comments)

I found it easily enough and she thanked me afterward!

more than 3 years ago

Midwest Earthquake Hazard Downplayed

jimbobborg It's a trap! (96 comments)

This is part of a vast, left-wing conspiracy to rid the nation of the so called "fly over" country and its citizens, thereby keeping the current "leadership" in place. Since they won't be prepared, the ensuing earthquake will render "Middle America" unlivable and force those from the middle of the US to the coastal areas and force them into Welfare.

more than 3 years ago

Sciencey Heroes For Young Children?

jimbobborg Re:EASY!! (614 comments)

Cindy Crosby is a whiny crybaby. Plus he's Canadian. Alex Ovechkin is missing a front tooth and is a better player and dates better looking women.

more than 3 years ago

Mystery Missile Launched Near LA

jimbobborg Drug Cartels (858 comments)

Will do anything to cross the border. I wonder how much pot was in that thing?

more than 3 years ago

UN May Ban Blotting Out the Sun

jimbobborg Typical UN (377 comments)

But others, such as the ETC group, an environmental and social advocacy group, fear simply blocking the sun is a bandage, meant to cover up the problem, and allow humans to continue using fossils fuels. Another fear is that geo-engineering, as techniques like this are called, could have unforeseen consequences on the weather, ecosystem and agriculture.

Wow, so let's block research to prevent knowledge. Because information is evil. And we don't agree with this line of thinking, so let's ban it. Hypocrites.

more than 3 years ago

Toyota Sudden Acceleration Is Driver Error

jimbobborg Re:What Else did the Data Recorders Show? (930 comments)

You are assuming mechanical problems, not software problems. Everything is electronic in these vehicles. So even if you slapped the car into neutral doesn't mean the car will go into neutral.

more than 4 years ago

'Forest Bathing' Considered Healthful

jimbobborg Re:Am I the only one? (252 comments)

I would prefer a horny Naiad, but that's just me.

more than 4 years ago

Supreme Court Throws Out Bilski Patent

jimbobborg One more decision today (232 comments)

The SCOTUS also threw out the Chicago Gun Ban. So the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments, too.

more than 4 years ago

Make-A-Wish Builds A Millennium Falcon Fort For Boy

jimbobborg Re:*Awkward Shuffle* (94 comments)

It's the top of the tree fort they're building for him. Too bad he has to be dying to get this.

more than 4 years ago

When the US Government Built Ultra-Safe Cars

jimbobborg Re:1970s and 32MPG...? (520 comments)

...Honda 4 cylinder engine. It probably took 3 minutes to get up to 55mph...

Is that how people justify the waste their bring, for no good reason?

You have obviously never tried to get on a US Highway while that UPS double trailer truck was barreling down the road at 60+ mph in the lane you are trying to get in. I used to drive a 1979 Chevette. Getting up to speed on the highway was a nightmare.

more than 4 years ago

Defense Chief Urges Big Cuts In Military Spending

jimbobborg That's nice (449 comments)

It's nice to see Mr. Gates being so active in his retirement. After running Microsoft for so long, running the US Military must be a nice break for him. It looks like he's using his business acumen to streamline the military. I'm still surprised he's lasted this long, though.

more than 4 years ago

NASA Outlines Plan For Next-Gen Space Robots

jimbobborg Really? (89 comments)

A better idea would be sending up robots to our Moon and having them build out habitats. When we get around to sending some people up there, they can just walk in to the new buildings and yell, "Lucy, I'm home!"

more than 4 years ago

NASA Outlines Plan For Next-Gen Space Robots

jimbobborg Re:Lets try that here first (89 comments)

But eventually, robots will be autonomous and able to service themselves.

So we're going to get them to masturbate? Wow, science is advancing at a faster rate than anticipated!

more than 4 years ago

Virginia Tech Students Build CHARLI, a Human-Sized Robot

jimbobborg Re:Some mild criticism (82 comments)

In the unlikely event that we start sending stuff to Mars, someone could send up a bunch of these robots to build bases to human sized proportions and test out the equipment before humans arrive.

more than 4 years ago



Obama's website drops opposition to surge

jimbobborg jimbobborg writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jimbobborg (128330) writes "From the LA Times A funny thing happened over on the Barack Obama campaign website in the last few days. The parts that stressed his opposition to the 2007 troop surge and his statement that more troops would make no difference in a civil war have somehow disappeared. John McCain and Obama have been going at it heavily in recent days over the benefits of the surge."
Link to Original Source


jimbobborg 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>