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Thanks For the Logos; Help Us Choose a Winner

joeslugg Hoax (66 comments)

This poll is surely a hoax. There is no CowboyNeal option.
What is this Slashdot TV thing?
And where the hell are Taco and Hemos?
Oh - I've been asleep for a few years, btw.
What happened in here???

more than 2 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

joeslugg From a long time lurker... (1521 comments)

Thanks for all the enjoyment you've given through the care and feeding of this site and all of its inhabitants and indigenous species. Whether it was +1 Insightful or +5 Funny, it's always been a great site to read, and I plan to keep reading for years to come.

I also think it is poetically ironic that I had to type this post twice since my first attempt got eaten by the current instantiation of the Slashdot machine :-)

Best of luck to you in your new full time gig defending your lawn from being trampled by young passers by!

more than 3 years ago

FSF Suggests That Google Free Gmail Javascript

joeslugg Re:Yeah right (413 comments)

They also want an unobfuscated copy.

If obfuscation is forbidden by the GPL, there's about a gabillion Perl scripts out in the wild that are in violation.


more than 3 years ago

Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans' Real Time Credit Card Activity

joeslugg Um.. (299 comments)

A 10-page Powerpoint presentation (PDF)

Did anybody else kinda wince at that?

more than 4 years ago

Top 10 Things Hollywood Thinks Computers Can Do

joeslugg Override! (874 comments)

"Can you access the main system memory banks? We need to get to those files!"

"I'm trying, but it's protected by a security code. I'm attempting to override..."

"Got it! OK, we're in the system. Patching through to the satellite..."

more than 4 years ago

Endangered Species Condoms

joeslugg Options (61 comments)

depicting six separate species: the polar bear, snail darter, spotted owl, American burying beetle, jaguar, and coquí guajón rock frog.

What? No 'Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka'?

(Look out! He's coming right at us!!)

more than 4 years ago

Red Hat Exchange Is Dead

joeslugg Odd statement quoted (88 comments)

'When you've got marklar that offer buyers the choice of buying in the marklar or directly from the vendor themselves, which is what our marklar was, there isn't a real efficient marklar.'


more than 4 years ago

NASA Designs All-Electric Personal Flight Vehicle

joeslugg Wheels? (276 comments)

Why does it show it having wheels? I can't see from the demo video how/when the wheels are used.
OTOH, I'd like to see how one moves this to storage (e.g. hangar .. er, garage). Maybe you tilt it and
push it in, something like a utility dolly.

Maybe the focus is more on building a working prototype before worrying about such mundane details.

Maybe I should stop asking questions and end this post.


about 5 years ago

Using Outlook From Orbit

joeslugg Re:mail (268 comments)

Some GUI's include that sort of capability too.

about 5 years ago

Feds Ask IT Execs To Throw Away Cellphones After Visiting China

joeslugg Possible to assemble a "Made in USA" system? (382 comments)

At the risk of being slightly OT, I'm thinking about several comments noting that these systems were made in China to begin with, so it got me thinking.
If a ridiculous set of circumstances arose where certain organizations banned the use of computers "made in China", is it possible to obtain/assemble a system that's "made in the USA"? Or "made in <NATO_member>"?

I'm just wondering if there's a way to source all the parts domestically and what it would cost. I'm guessing the answer is "impossible", but I'm curious if anyone knows about it.

more than 5 years ago

Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

joeslugg Re:Not Exactly for Taking a Photo (1232 comments)

Whose the guy that keeps saying "Me"?

The one standing next to the guy that keeps saying "Him".

more than 5 years ago

First Graphics Game Written On/For a 16-Bit Home PC

joeslugg Re:What I learned from my TRS-80 MC-10 (159 comments)

The mnemonic I learned was : RAID 0 - The 0 stands for the amount of bits of data that are safe in the event of a single hard drive failure.

RAID 5 may serve you better my friend.

So, RAID 5 keeps 5 bits safe? 5 bits ought to be enough for anybody, eh?

more than 5 years ago

Brendan Eich Explains ECMAScript 3.1 To Developers

joeslugg Re:Could we change the friggn name? (94 comments)

let's call it something cool, oh, say ruby++ ?

I think you mean, "ruby-2sday"...

more than 5 years ago

Fairpoint Pledges To Violate Net Neutrality

joeslugg False Headline! (249 comments)

I can't believe the uproar caused by an article from the technology journalism superpower that is the Rutland Herald...

I live in NH - if you could all calm down for 2 minutes I will try to explain:

Verizon.net ISP provided a convenience site whereby Yahoo!, AOL and MSN users could read their email from a pretty, Verizon-branded portal. (Let's call this portal "Third Party Web Site".) or they could read their email directly from the sites of those webmail providers.

Starting soon, Fairpoint is taking over for Verizon in VT, NH, and ME (that's Maine, not "me"). Not suprisingly, "s/verizon/fairpoint/"

So the now *Fairpoint* customers can't keep using "Third Party Site" which is provied by Verizon.net (which still exists, just not in VT, NH, and ME)

In its place, customers can now use the new "Fairpoint Third Party Web Site" or they could use the sites of their direct webmail providers.

Now go back and RTFA again. Get it now? Not as scary?

I'm no Fairpoint fanboi by any means, but this is the worst case of Slashdot hysteria I've ever seen.

about 6 years ago

Repair Crews Reach Vicinity of Damaged Cables In Mediterranean

joeslugg Re:How do they do it? (145 comments)

I'm wondering about the "pulled to the surface and repaired on deck" part.

I imagine a cable laying on the sea floor going more or less "straight"
from A to B. Is there enough slack in the line to bring the broken
ends to the surface and hold them together?

(Clearly, the answer must be 'yes'. But I'm just wondering if anyone knows
more about it. Do they intentionally leave in some slack just for such a
reason when they lay a cable like this?)

more than 6 years ago

Google Reverses "Absurd" Mozilla Code Ban

joeslugg Re:Multi-license ! (201 comments)

a package of the most popular licenses...

OMG, first software packages, now license packages!

more than 6 years ago


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