Beta
×

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!

Comments

top

ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

pckl300 Re: What numbers? (863 comments)

That's what I was getting at, the phones and tablets. Tablets have become the quick Internet browsers and email sifters. Most people don't need the advantages of a full desktop or laptop for quick everyday use.

about a year and a half ago
top

Google Glass Specs Hit the Web

pckl300 Re:ive always been (198 comments)

They already have this up and running. One of my profs wears it every day.

about a year and a half ago
top

ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

pckl300 Re:What numbers? (863 comments)

The 15% drop in PC-sales last quarter, that's the numbers they are talking about.

But the real numbers are of course that 92% of desktop users world wide are using Windows. Hell, they could lose almost half their users and they still wouldn't be over.

And what percentage of consumer computers are desktops? 50%? The market has shifted.

about a year and a half ago
top

ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

pckl300 Re:have you tried it? (863 comments)

After using W8 for a few months (due to hardware support for a slide scanner) I don't see much basis for all the hate. Yeah, the UI is retarded and flashy and gets in the way of getting things done , but I've learned to adapt.

Well, there you go. Good interfaces should be natural. You've adapted to not getting things done. No OS should obstruct your productivity simply because it wants attention.

about a year and a half ago
top

Is Bitcoin Mining a Real-World Environmental Problem?

pckl300 Re:I guess it depends (595 comments)

I thought they didn't use DC at those distances.

about a year and a half ago
top

Pope To Resign Citing Advanced Age

pckl300 Re:Pull Your Head Out of Your Ass (542 comments)

Do you really think that the IRA bombings are purely religious? That the Holocaust wouldnt have happened without a religious target? That the people in the Westboro church would be cuddly kittens if only it werent for religion?

(emphasis mine) It's difficult to say with certainty, but I'd like to think so. The idea of having a deity on your side is an intoxicating one.

about a year and a half ago
top

My primary work is ...

pckl300 Re:WTF? (223 comments)

You work for FoxConn?

more than 2 years ago
top

Is Extraterrestrial Life More Whimsical Than Plausible?

pckl300 Re:It's not Optimism, (344 comments)

Why bring up some unrelated literature?

Because he doesn't believe it to be unrelated.

more than 2 years ago
top

AT&T On Data Throttling: Blame Yourselves

pckl300 Re:It's all the customers' fault... (406 comments)

Here's a thought... if your network can't handle that many smartphones and you refuse to upgrade it, don't sell that many smartphones.

more than 2 years ago
top

Apple Nets 350K Textbook Downloads In 3 Days

pckl300 Re:... and the EULA for the authoring tool... (376 comments)

As a consumer, no. A significant portion of the value of a textbook, to me, is that I can keep it for life and use it as a reference, let other people borrow it, and, heck, pass it on to the next generation. (Certainly, when I was young, I spent a lot of time with my Dad's old text books.)

Does your intended use still make you a "consumer" in the sense of one who uses & discards? If not, then you're not Apple's target.

more than 2 years ago
top

Average Web Page Approaches 1MB

pckl300 Re:Please remember the dial-up users... (319 comments)

I suppose you could give them a mobile user agent string on their browser if they don't mind viewing all of their content in 300 pixels of width.

more than 2 years ago
top

Average Web Page Approaches 1MB

pckl300 Disagree (319 comments)

Videos are hugely helpful for learning DIY stuff on the web. I can't fathom the number of times videos on the web have helped me learn how to do something I would normally not be comfortable doing.

Just today, I took apart the glovebox in my car because I watched someone do it on Youtube and realized that it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be.

more than 2 years ago
top

$350 Hardware Cracks HDMI Copy Protection

pckl300 Re:vapid nonsense (161 comments)

Then how, exactly, is anyone supposed to be able to ever watch?

Isn't the whole point of DRM to prevent you from watching anything?

more than 2 years ago
top

Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android

pckl300 Re:and what about xerox's stuff? (988 comments)

I'm well aware of Palm PDAs. I'm saying they were dead in 2007. I said "RE-invent". Not "invent".

more than 2 years ago
top

Jobs Wanted To Destroy Android

pckl300 Re:and what about xerox's stuff? (988 comments)

This actually did amuse me. Apparently tapping icons on a phone screen isn't a natural progression from clicking icons on a computer screen, which as you point out Apple didn't come up with in the first place.

If tapping icons on a touchscreen is a natural progression from the desktop, why did Apple have to re-invent the touchscreen to make it happen? Before the iPhone first hit the market, touchscreens were a relic.

more than 2 years ago
top

Are Google's Best Days Behind It?

pckl300 Re:I'm gonna go with... (283 comments)

Chrome is taking off pretty nicely.

more than 3 years ago
top

OS X Lion Ships With Faulty NVidia Drivers

pckl300 Re:Again (284 comments)

Get some perspective. Take a deep breath and repeat: we're discussing a preference for certain technical solution, not a religion.

Not a religion? Some might disagree.

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

pckl300 hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

pckl300 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>