top Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?
"middle button = "paste selected text""
Didn't work in firefox or word, so i doubt it works in all applications.
Shortcuts are funny like that, some people find something invaluable that other people don't even know about.
I ctrl+c and then pressed the middle mouse button and it didn't paste so I dont know what you are talking about.
In firefox the MMB more annoying than anything, because if you accidentally click the middle mouse button, you get a kind of 'fast scroll' of the page instead of the mouse wheel.
top Nuclear Waste Accident Costs Los Alamos Contractor $57 Million
"This is surprising to me, as I recall reading about plans for Canadian underground storage of nuclear waste back in the 90s. The plans then were to vitrify it - process it into a glass crystal"
The rather long article touched on this. The NNSA has tried to do this as well as create an MOX fuel reprocessing facility the same as the french, however the NNSA are trying to process weapons grade plutonium which they have not had any success with storing or processing safely apparently. The contractors that seem to be the main corner cutters and cause of failed plans in the article, have taken billions of government money and have so far come up with zero long term solutions. Except for this salt mine that is now unusable. The current solution seems to be shipping it to open pits in texas owned by some bush friendly billionaire.
The french and canadians do not use weapons grade fuel in their reprocessing and storage solutions. I am not sure if canada has successfully stored any radioactive waste LONG TERM either as I cant find any links saying that they have.
The closet I can find is the interim dry storage locations, which are all just concrete bunkers of some sort.
top Back To the Social Media Future
He uses the term "social media" a lot, for an unknown term 35 years ago. He name drops both bill gates and steve jobs. I call bullshit, this article was not written 35 years ago.
top Google Sees Biggest Search Traffic Drop Since 2009 As Yahoo Gains Ground
I thought it was a mass revolt because of privacy issues. Silly me, no one cares about that.
Just me and
top Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets
" Someone who says "why on Earth do you need to read your e-mail after hours?" is probably going to have no understanding of why you wouldn't want to buy something new instead of taking the time to repair it. "
Maybe I would need an MBA to understand this quote, but its true. I would not work when people aren't paying me (or work insane hours), and enjoy the art of repair.
Is it because narcissists are too shallow and self centred to notice that they are paying retail or being ripped off by the dealership?
Or is it work email? Work is never as important as free time. But then why would you answer your email after hours when you should be spending time with your kids? You claim that money is not important, however you seem to be basing things on having it (enough for a bmw and a house with a yard anyways).
For me, repairing means i spend less time working for money, or taking on side jobs, or hustling in some way. Why buy something again, when a smaller amount of money may solve the problem in parts? Why pay retail when the used market is negotiable and always cheaper. But then I wouldn't expect someone who leases a car to understand that!!! (see what i did there!)
top Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets
There are other reasons to change your oil yourself. For one, it gets you under the car to check for other problems twice a year. Notice a cracked CV boot or something that jiffy lube may or may not mention.
Secondly is choice of the oil and filter. Oil change places use the cheapest stuff they can get away with. There is a large difference in oil filters out there. I try and always use mobil one personally.
So sure it may be cheaper, but you most likley get crappier oil (is it even synthetic??) and the worlds cheapest filter.
Where I live, anyone who sells oil is required to take the empties. So disposal is not really an issue.
top Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked
"Unfortunately, our PC's are now limping along because the virus scanner is running all the time now, and so chews up resources."
Are you kidding? your idiot IT policy of no virus scanner cost over a day of downtime and you have the nerve to complain now? Thank fuck its there obviously!!
that's users for you. Infect the network, then bitch that the virus scanner uses "too many resources"...
top Norse Security IDs 6, Including Ex-Employee, As Sony Hack Perpetrators
"Seems like the best thing is to make certain no one thinks you are disgruntled"
I was thinking of saying something similar, about not using social media. However it occurred to me that they could just as easily read your email if they wanted to. So it would require never writing any email saying anything negative about your former company, to anyone... Well that is not freedom of communication in the slightest.
You would end up having to _believe_ that you actually weren't discruntled to be able to hide it successfully. At that point, its 1984 and you are changing the way you think because of fear of persecution.
What a great society we live in! Think nice thoughts!
top N. Korea Blames US For Internet Outage, Compares Obama to "a Monkey"
Those aren't racist though. All white people are not sometimes described with the same descriptor.
The bush pictures are firmly and clearly comparing his intelligence and facial features. Sure maybe making fun of the way people look is something one can't do anything about, so it should be viewed the same, but its not. One could argue intelligence is somewhat inherited as well, so where do you draw the line? Should we not call out morons in power?
I'm no obama fan and i certainly think bush is a war criminal, however it is a mere coincidence that monkey in one context means one thing and monkey in another means a complete other, and both are being used to describe presidents at a time.
There are far worse insults to throw at obama that aren't racist. Like how he uses robots to murder people because its more humane. Or how he is just the same in power as anyone else and he is really a hopeless president.
top Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'
If you have ever seen a seth rogen film, and they are pretty much all the same, this one was kind true to that.
A simple comedy. I though james franco was pretty funny, again, not because the movie was intelligent, but because he had delivered his lines well. There were a few funny jokes, made much better by the delivery. The actors at least thought they were being funny.
Its the kind of film you want to have a few drinks and a joint before you watch it though. Some nudity, but not much, the oblig anal rape scene, lots of sex jokes and seth rogenesque buddy buddy dialog... Its similar to national lampoon or austin powers or something like that. Not that seth rogen is near as funny as mike myers, i dont mean to say that.
Point is, it was worth the download to me. And I do not support america (although against NK, well lesser of two evils right.)
I should like to point out that the movie was filmed in BC canada and stars a canadian. So its hardly the most patriotic movie for americans in the first place. So in short, i disagree with the previous comments I have seen posted today.
top The World Is Not Falling Apart
"Conservatives are hesitant to change things, so they don't screw things up."
I think that "conservatives" have a huge gap between what they say they want and what they actually achieve.
Were corporations historically people? Did conservatives change that. Yup.
Was america historically a torture state? Did conservatives change that? Yup.
Was america founded on religious principles, being one nation under god? Or did conservatives change that? Yup.
Was hemp and marijuana historically demonized? Did conservatives change that because they feared the blacks and mexicans? Yup.
I can obviously find hundreds of more examples of conservatives changing things for the worse. Saying that conservatives want things to stay the same does not equate with the rise of corporatism in the us in the last 40 years. Nor does it equate with the greed is good and inequality is great mentality which predominates conservative thought.
You might just have to realize that "conservatives" are far from the historical definition of conservatives "resistance to change" and other attributes. Oh how I wish it were so. America wouldn't have killed hundreds of thousands in iraq, corporations wouldn't be people, wealth inequality would go back to 1950s levels, and do nothing bankers would be vilified as the enemies of real working people.
In short, there is absolutely nothing conservative about today's so called american conservatives. It's a fiction, a more friendly name on the pro corporate anti public interest party. I would name it the fascist party, matching it up to a proper historical definition. If anyone was allowed to use that term anymore.
top At 40, a person is ...
"Youthful ignorance is not something you can pretend or recreate. And ignorance isn't the Bliss. Ignorance is like a sheet of bubble wrap...."
Well that got crazy pretty fast.. Yeah dude, you got ALL THAT going on. You are really trying hard to recreate that "youthful ignorance" with your post there....
top Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order
If you recall, the nintendo offerings were the most popular. Far more popular than turbo grafix and sega genesis. Well i guess some neighbourhoods were genesis neighbourhoods but you wouldn't want to spend a lot of time there.
Till the playstation, nintendo was where it was at so I am not surprised. Its a grandiose claim, "all video game history" so I would expect he would not be on a sega saturn or dreamcast (god rest its soul)
about a month and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?
1st, a projector is an awesome use of space, much more epic, but cannot be used very well in the day with the sun out. If she wants to watch her soaps, then a TV is probably better. We don't do more than 2 hours of tv every few days. Especially nice is if you put the screen over a large window or patio door. I have 105" diag screen and it doubles as a sun and privacy shade.
2nd, as for the computer, I had the same problem. However all i had to do was make an effort to fix it by installing some more high quality fans, and she has gotten used to the white noise it creates. Over time, spouses become more "domesticated" on both sides. You learn to forgive many things that would drive single you up the wall.
As for all those saying "use your spare room". You all are some rich motherfuckers! Maybe ill take the wife out in my spare car as well! Or there's always the spare boat. Ill just use some of that spare money to do it!
top Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke
If I was a billionaire, I would kick him a few mil. Its fun to have someone stand up to these turkeys. He did appear to be winning and putting egg on the face of the americans for a while there.
We must remember that the USA tried to pluck a citizen from another country by strong arming their justice department. As a non US citizen, fuck all that shit. US law isnt world law and god forbid that ever becomes so. It is so enough already as it is!
top The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia
You do realize that the government is made up and elected by you right?
Just because america is fucked up doesn't mean the rest of the world runs their governments like ass.
Having been to a few retirement communities, and watched some documentaries on dementia, this one sounds like paradise to me. Generally dementia patients need a stressful amount of care that "modern" hospitals struggle to provide. Reading about these folks all living happily together like this is idyllic and for sure where I would want to end up if I lost my marbles. I have no delusions that I will be rich and be able to care for myself in that sort of state, nor would i want to burden my children with caring for me as my grandparents did to my parents.
But sure I guess, pile some more guns on the problem you have with healthcare in your country. See if that works.
top An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine
at least most board partners are quite friendly regarding their return policies concerning it.
ug.. Coil whine happened to me a few years ago on a brand new card so i RMA'ed the card. At the time it took some convincing to issue the rma too iirc. They shipped me some refurb card that never worked right. And the next one didn't work right (unstable or just plain DOA cant recall). By now Im up to 40 bucks just in shipping these crap cards back to the company. Never did get a working card out of it. The next card they sent me was awesome (2gb video ram at the time), but it was never stable. Ended up just buying an AMD card after that.
Should have just stuck with the damn whine, but it was driving my wife crazy (i can wear ear phones). And it was a brand new card under warranty, so I wasnt going to go desolder coils right off the bat!
top Data Center Study Reveals Top 5 SMART Stats That Correlate To Drive Failures
"Prices right now look like I will be getting another ADATA..."
... "TL;DR: Buy whatever is cheapest, the odds are always the same."
You got lucky. I had 8 out of 10 ADATA 64gb msata drives fail at my workplace over the last year. Adata is crap.
SSDs are a whole different ballgame. Comparing their quirks to rotating hard drives is akin to comparing a car to a train. They do not work the same, nor fail the same.
SSD are by far not all created equal and you must do research before buying them. I like samsung, intel and crucial personally, based on experience. Be sure to keep up with firmware updates as well!
top First Victims of the Stuxnet Worm Revealed
Maybe if you RTFA you would notice that it is a bit more complicated than that. The organization or individual who went after the centrifuges infected at least 5 different companies. An electric company, a steel manufacturer, 2 different industrial supply companies and a military importer
/exporter company. These targets were all brand new infections, not passed from org to org. So they would have had to break security at at least 5 firms independently. Not too shabby.
You should read the second link, because it is quite fascinating. Who ever did it exploited the servers directly (as opposed to laptop vectors or smart phones or whathave you), and even went so far in two of the companies as first infecting the virus scan servers (one machine named kaspersky, another avserver...). Must have been awfully ballsy and confident about their viruses stealth.
So we have learned that it was a directed attack, over multiple targets, the initial infection was most likely delivered by network access and not by USB.
I think your summary misses most of the interesting parts. The name of the one company with hardly any context would not have added to the slashdot summary at all and would most likely make people miss out on nice simple deconstruction which the second link provides.
top Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola
Wow, you either forgot to post as AC, or are from somewhere so racist that your racism seems casual enough to drop the N bomb into regular speech.
I wouldn't be surprised, but for the fact that you have a 3 digit UID.
I would assume that the badly behaving low UID's would have been weeded out a decade ago.
Not too much shocks me on the internet these days, but a slashdot "elder" being racist is like wow. I was given pause.
I dont really care what stupid point you were trying to make about different cultures. It's lost when you use derogatory language.
As a side note, Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, was hosting an unpublicized charity benefit inside the high security Offutt military base at 8:00 a.m. With him were business leaders and several executives from the World Trade Center, including Anne Tatlock of Fiduciary Trust Co. International, who likely would have died had it not been for the meeting. [San Francisco Business Times, 2/1/02] They watched a lot of the television coverage that morning, but it's unknown if any of these people were still at Offutt by the time Bush arrived in the afternoon.
source (near the bottom)
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i am editing the past. fun
You can't have peace WHEN YOU GO AROUND KILLING AND MAKING WAR
you can't critize countries for having NUCLEAR WEAPONS when your own country HAS THE MOST NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THE WORLD
you can't have ultimate "truth" when all you do is lie
you cant have love when all you believe in is hate and yes casual indeference IS hate
you cant have FREEDOM while some are still in chains
there IS NO SUCH THING AS GOOD AND EVIL it is a human creation, created by catholosism. they are blanket terms to hide actual reality. reality is the will to power.
top much better!
past me, buy apple stock!
"if sadam is building weapons we have to stop him... with our weapons." -southpark s6ep12
Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.
top this is required
i have a journal?