top Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site
And I'm also getting the "mistake scroll-drag for click" bug.
I want the old site back. This new one sucks.
about a year and a half ago
top 'Gorilla Arm' Will Keep Touch Screens From Taking Over
The Mac's menu-bar at the top of the screen was a Fitts' Law thing, the same reason why Windows (before 8) put the Start Button in the corner, and why Windows 95 was so brain-damaged for putting the Start button two pixels away from the corner.
Hell, I'm using Kubuntu with KDE right now, and how is it set up? With the K menu in the lower right corner, ready to be quick-drawn at the flick of a mouse.
Though to be honest, the Mac-style menubars don't work as well as they used to. In the early days of the Mac, screens were smaller, trying to get multiple windows on screen just made it hard to get work done, so you maximized your window, had your menubar on the top of the screen, and for those early Macs with small monitors and lower resolutions, that was the optimal way to get things done.
Now with big screens, and multiple screens, people want to have multiple windows up. On my system, I usually don't have my web browser maximized, because it makes columns too wide that way, and makes reading harder, so I have it only vertically maximized. On systems with the huge amounts of screen real-estate, the top-of-the-screen Mac-style menu bar doesn't make as much sense anymore. It's too removed from the application. Some power users will still like it - they're all for quick-drawing their menus, but having the app in one window, and the menus for that app way off on the top edge of the screen is confusing.
And big monitors is why Microsoft's insistence on forcibly full-screening applications is brain-damaged.
about a year and a half ago
top Is Safe, Green Thorium Power Finally Ready For Prime Time?
U-232 is also produced in LFTR reactors, and is HELLACIOUSLY radioactive. You can't work around U-232 with just a glove-box - you're gonna get a tan that way. It also poisons the reaction of a U-233 bomb, so you've got to separate it out, so you're back to centrifuges and the like, and you're gonna have to throw out the contaminated and radioactive centrifuges when you're done as well.
top This Is What Happens When You Deep Fry a Frozen Turkey
My very first job, I worked at an A&W, and they put me to work at the deep fryer. The procedure there (OSHA would not approve) was to take a big bag of fries out of the freezer, cook some of them, put the fries back in the freezer, and repeat for a few iterations. They freeze-thaw cycles would cause the fries to get covered with ice crystals.
One particularly frantic dinner rush, I was scrambling to get fries out, and I jammed a whole bunch of ice-covered fries in the deep fryer. Of course, the crystals flashed to steam, and splashed my arm with napalm-hot frying oil. I still have the scars.
top "Do Not Eat iPod Shuffle": 30 Dumb Warning Labels
"If your phone rings and you discover it's in the back seat, do NOT crawl over the seat to answer it while driving."
top Man Ordered At Gunpoint To Hand Over Phone For Recording Cops
top Too Much Multiplayer In Today's Games?
That's the thing - it's more fun to play with friends than with random Internet assholes, whether the game is deathmatch or co-op.
Play co-op with random people on the Internet, and you'll get some douchebag griefers who'll do things like team-killing just to screw with people.
I have better things to do than deal with griefers.
top Robotics Prof Fears Rise of Military Robots
What could possibly go wrong?
I mean, we've had a whole 150,000 years since the last time we built Cylons and they rebelled, attempting genocide against the human race.
Surely it can't happen again...
top Spoiler-Free Review of Indiana Jones
Ideally, there should be a Pat Roach fight in order to make it a true Indiana Jones movie.
In any case, you can't do it right without some hapless bad guy getting chopped up by an airplane propeller or mashed in a rock crusher...
Very important, you see.