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!



Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

no-body Old story (447 comments)

How many (%) excpect to go to heaven (or equivalent, based on believe-system)?

Much higher than those puny 56 %, and millenia older as well...

2 days ago

Australia May 'Pause' Trades To Tackle High-Frequency Trading

no-body What works (342 comments)

is a fee - best a federal tax - per trade. That will put brakes on that whole nonsene but never fly with those bribed polititians, regrettably.
All that delay stuff is baloney!

about two weeks ago

Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

no-body It's a "boys club" (207 comments)

with people totally disconnected from the consequences of their actions, driven by some idea and illusion in their head doing the "right thing", not to use he term "pervert", which in fact this is coming from.....

about two weeks ago

NSA General Counsel Insists US Companies Assisted In Data Collection

no-body For Chrissssssake! (103 comments)

Who is talking? A lawyer!

Anyone getting a NSL K N O W S about it but goes to jail if s/he talks about it.

about a month ago

IBM Distances Itself From the NSA and Its Spy Activities

no-body Whom are the trying to kid? (61 comments)

With NSL's and the mandatory gag order....

about 1 month ago

Harsh Wireless Conditions? Send In the Drone Hot Spot

no-body Harsh? (20 comments)

OmG - how sensitive, have your live-feeding umilical cord ripped apart...

about a month ago

Snowden Says No One Listened To 10 Attempts To Raise Concerns At NSA

no-body info only (273 comments)

This is a Snowden video interview:

I don't know if that has been posted here before nor if the claim that NONE of US media have published this or if it was removed from YouTube shortly after publishing.
For what it's worth. Informative for sure, seen as it stands.

about a month ago

Hubble Witnesses Mysterious Breakup of Asteroid

no-body Ah, (69 comments)

one can see those effects on freeways.
Round truck tire carcasses on the roadside.

Mysterious reason:

Rotational forces overcome structural integrity and thing goes bust.

Maybe use Hubble to zoom in on one of those smoking tires and document the event?

about a month and a half ago

How Ireland Got Apple's $9 Billion Australian Profit

no-body US Patriotism (288 comments)

Totally missing on those $-addicts.
Seems to come with their genetics.
Not even sure if the word "patriotism" is the right term here. Maybe patriotism is including to cheat in taxes.
Nevertheless, people hate the taxman because they distrust the receivers - government.
So, it's an ingrained fad to reduce tax payments as much as possible.
Stash it away in Grand Cayman, Switzerland and hope you don't get caught. That's the smaller guys.
The larger whales in this game are doing it legally by feeding part of their stash to "friends" who implement "good rules" for them and don't touch their undertakings.
And there we have it... maximize $$ at any price to the top of the pyramid.

Is the school/university system with all the financial burdens on the future of participants and inequality a consequence of this? Maybe, who knows...

about a month and a half ago

Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

no-body Maybe (131 comments)

Some kind of modular system where a standarized batterypack is used which can be refurbisched with material (sulfur) reused?

about a month and a half ago

Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

no-body Re:Free 8.1? (392 comments)

Well, my "downgrade" from W 8.1 wasn't smooth at all. I take raw partition images as FS backups and after restore, the W 8 didn't like itself any longer and failed to boot.
The "repair" feature of the W8 install disk was trying all night and in the morning it concluded that it can't fix itself. A W 7 install/repair fixed the W8 boot failure malaise in minutes which got me quite amused.

about a month and a half ago

Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

no-body Re:Free 8.1? (392 comments)

What? Since when has W8 a START button? On which planet/reality are you at home?
Seems we have a certain kind of fanboy here...

about a month and a half ago

Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

no-body Exactly (348 comments)

this is a, if not the major problem that ROI = $'s ** x is the only measure how things are followed, the more the better, and not what would be adequate on a global scale. That's where currently all systems fail flat.

I am not really an Apple fan but this is a good one!

about a month and a half ago

Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

no-body Free 8.1? (392 comments)

update on top of W8 that is..

Experience so far:

Acrobat reader crashes reliably
Essential VPN in VMware images no longer works.

Restore W 8 from backup

Cost? Lots of time lost on this BS!

Maybe they need to give it away for free so people are less upset if they get burnt - you get what you pay for and get sucked on with ads and/or giving up your privacy.

Ah - and this BING desktop or whatever it is was never installed.

about a month and a half ago

US War Machine Downsizing?

no-body This will whip up a storm... (506 comments)

not only on the republican side but also in brains of a large section of US population.

The thought, just the idea in one's head that something can be sorted out without "power" will be considered a weakness which cannot be tolerated.

That's totally independent from the money made on military and the forces behind.

Just looking at the near east idiocy coming purely out of conditioned structures in people brains.

All pretty desolate I'd say....

As if there would not be enough to do in this country - deteriorating infrastructure, alternative energy use just skimping along and partially failing making some folks feeling good...

about 2 months ago

US Carriers Said To Have Rejected Kill Switch Technology Last Year

no-body And (197 comments)

the MF reason is profit of somebody selling insurance for cellphone theft - probably the carriers themselves...

Would there somebody be to clean up this mess?

about 2 months ago

Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza

no-body Re:What the (207 comments)

Are there risks with fracking? Other than the safety risks common in every other industrial work environment, not really. Some people suspect earthquakes, but so far there isn't anything other than confirmation bias to suggest it actually happens.

So, what happens to all that dirty water pumped pumped in deep injections "wells"? Maybe it's "spare" water when surface water becomes even more scarce then in some areas of US already?

I think all this activity is playing poker with the future where one side in the present holds the better card.

about 2 months ago

South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

no-body Speculating.... (467 comments)

Maybe to avoid a lawsuit by the private jail company for lost profits?

about 2 months ago

Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

no-body And? (293 comments)

Those characters: "Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic" are on the highest positions which is a well known fact. Does this knowledge change anything or has it in past?

about 2 months ago

'The Color Run' Violates Agreement With College Photographer, Then Sues Him

no-body It's about time (218 comments)

that some folks - lawyers(?) - come to their senses, maybe by giving them a strong whack left and right on their cheeks, looking straight in their eyes and telling them "you don't do this again".

If this happens enough - maybe 100 times per individual - this nonsense may change...

Any other ideas?

about 2 months ago



Intuit spies on you!

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 4 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Using Turbo Tax? Well, with every entry of data or move within the program this happens:

'TurboTax' from your computer wants to connect to ttlcldtest.intuit.com [], port 443

This is the worst I have seen on open privacy intrusion. Google Installer, Adobe Updater are the worst reaching out but Intuit beats it all!
Searching for ttlcldtest gives little result.
Anyone knows more?"

Phishing Emails and Email tracking, any different?

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 5 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Seems like major companies (like UPS) are using email tracking services to send html emails to unsuspected "customers".

Emails contain web beacons and every picture or web link in those emails is tracked and links to the tracking service, like:

Constant Contact
Exact Target

Originating email server differs from Company email seems to relate to.

So — if originating server cannot be related to the email's content and links are leading to suspicious sources,
it's a phishing email and should be reported to the company's abuse team — right?"

iPhone lock in Germany challenged

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 6 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "German Vodaphone obtained a preliminary injunction against T-Online, the only iPhone supplier, to question the legality of locking the iPhone to a single service provider.

The court approved the injunction and T-Online has now two weeks to respond.

It is said that Apple receives 1/3 of T-Online's iPone revenue."

Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 6 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Former owner of Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia — suit thrown out of court BBC

Judge: "The prosecution did not succeed in presenting persuasive evidence of his involvement in infringing copyright law,"
Apparently, Allofmp3 paid paid part of its income to ROMS, the Russian organisation which collects and distributes fees for copyright holders.

A Russian comment: "99 cent? That's the price for two bottles of wodka here. Nobody cann affort to pay that much for a MP3 file.""

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 7 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Free University Berlin with the Mars Express project have obtained clearer pictures of the area and constucted 3D images.

One English article is here, German sites are here and here.

Some 3D images need to be viewed with 3D glasses."


no-body has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

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>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account