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

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

puddingebola Cut the Crap (300 comments)

Look, Apple couldn't have developed this technology themselves. This came from the UFOs they have at Area 51 and the alien flying saucer technology from the Roswell crash. Do some basic research before you post these stories.

3 days ago
top

It's Easy To Hack Traffic Lights

puddingebola They Might be Giants (144 comments)

Red means stop. Do not go. No, no, no. Green in all directions means go. Oh no, Oh no, Oh no.

about 2 months ago
top

Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

puddingebola Crack team of Scientists (198 comments)

The review was reviewed by a crack team of scientists at the University of Halabalaga. The reason for the findings are that Yeti/Bigfoot RNA is made up of horse, bear, porcupine, wolves and dogs, is the Yeti/Bigfoot are a cross between horse, bear, porcupine, wolves and dogs. I'd like to thank the academics and researchers at the University for their cracker jack work, and wish them well in the continued research and pursuit of these elusive creatures.

about 4 months ago
top

US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road

puddingebola Initial Offer (232 comments)

On the first bitcoin, I bid one bitcoin.

about 4 months ago
top

Yelp Reviews Help NYC Health Department Find and Close Dirty Restaurants

puddingebola Slashdot (One Star) (64 comments)

Slashdot (One Star): Don't eat here! Most of the patrons and staff smelt of B.O., like they had been working for days on some late night software project. None of them had shaved or bathed in days. Food came directly out of a vending machine down the hall, same for the beverage choices. Menu items included Pop Tarts, Doritos, Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper. When I complained about the 3 inch roach in the break room I was told, "That's our mascot, Chubby."

about 5 months ago
top

Microsoft Finally Selling Xbox One Without Kinect

puddingebola Gamers no Likey (227 comments)

Gamers don't like to Kinect, maybe because when the One was released, they were told they would always have to connect. Then when MS said developers could remove the ability to play used games, the gamers began to connect the dots. MS seems to have connected with their customers and made a connection between things they don't like about the new console and their sales numbers relative to their biggest competitor. Has this connected?

about 5 months ago
top

SpaceX Injunction Dissolved

puddingebola Funny thing is... (98 comments)

Funny thing is, the way things work in Russia, payments to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin probably really are payments to Dmitry Rogozin.

about 5 months ago
top

The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

puddingebola Cost RTFA (264 comments)

1. Initial costs of staying with Microsoft's software were lower.
2. Customizable security was one of the pros of switching to Linux.
3. Initial costs were projected over 5 years.
4. 10 years have now past and the city made an assesment of cost. Conclusion was 10 mllion euros saved.
5. HP made there own analysis and concluded that the Linux conversion had cost the city 60 million Euros more. However, when contacted for their methodology and numbers for the analysis, they declined to provide the information.

about 5 months ago
top

Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show

puddingebola Show (86 comments)

The show will feature no new material and all the classic sketches you have all already memorized.

about 6 months ago
top

iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

puddingebola Pac-Man Fever (386 comments)

It's like Pac-Man fever all over again.

about 6 months ago
top

Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0

puddingebola shell game (150 comments)

The pea is under this shell, are you looking? Okay, watch carefully, the hand is quicker than the eye.. the shells move, they move, they move, keep watching, keep watching. Voila! 13 billion dollars in value were under the third shell. Did you choose right?

about 6 months ago
top

Lying Eyes: Cyborg Glasses Simulate Eye Expressions

puddingebola The eyes... (56 comments)

The eyes are the window to the soul. Perhaps in a job that requires that people show empathy and understanding at all times this is too demanding, but what does it mean when we make an electronic device to simulate emotions we aren't feeling. I am skeptical that people want to use something like this, but I could be wrong. I guess in the 80's we had mirror shades to hide a person's eyes, and other people looking at them could see themselves. Maybe this is just an extension of the technology of emotional distance.

about 6 months ago
top

Why the IETF Isn't Working

puddingebola Absurd (103 comments)

IETF should be written lower case, ietf. And the motto should be, "Making the internet work mostly better." After a 2-hour screaming argument with her about this, she still refused to see the wisdom of my argument.

about 6 months ago
top

UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

puddingebola Alcohol (386 comments)

The Economist article mentions that other studies have determined that alcohol is the most common factor in murders in Australia, Finland and Sweden. Searching for more studies related, I noticed the WSJ has an interesting site called Murder in America that allows you to sort and visualize murder information http://projects.wsj.com/murder...

about 6 months ago
top

Taxis By Algorithm: Streamlining City Transport With Graph Theory

puddingebola Law (72 comments)

We have a dominant Taxi company in the city where I live, one so influential and powerful that it has landed a former city councilman in Federal court for accepting bribe money to stifle competition from other companies. They are, of course, bringing some serious legal pressure to bear on our politicians for allowing Uber to operate independent of codes regulating the taxi business. Seems that the biggest barriers to improving cab transportation are existing regulations and conflict with existing companies, not technical. In Dallas, the attempt to stifle Uber went so far as to include police stings of Uber drivers: http://www.dallasobserver.com/... Either existing taxi companies need to adopt new technologies like this on their own, or citizens have to demand restructuring of the rules governing them. It seems in many places that taxi companies view these more as a threat than a benefit.

about 7 months ago
top

TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

puddingebola Spell That (275 comments)

Tamerlan Tsarnaev- T-I-M-T-H-O-M-A-S. I am professional hockey player.

about 7 months ago
top

Titanium-Headed Golf Clubs Create Brush Fire Hazard In California

puddingebola Fore (169 comments)

Fore! FIRE!

about 7 months ago
top

Forests Around Chernobyl Aren't Decaying Properly

puddingebola Comments (167 comments)

Seems like there's some skepticism over the nature of the study. Somewhat reasonable, but it still seems to add to evidence about the long term effects of the disaster on the ecosystem around Chernobyl. Some comments seem to express skepticism about the importance of decomposition. Perhaps a biologist could go into greater detail on its benefit to life on earth. The suggestion about controlled fires makes me wonder if you read the article.

about 7 months ago
top

Interview: Ask Eric Raymond What You Will

puddingebola Nuclear War (126 comments)

Do you think it would be possible to break into those computers that control the nuclear missiles and launch all the missiles like in that movie Wargames and start a nuclear war with the Russians, and if you think it's possible could you like tell me how, and could you like send it to my email and use like super secret encryption so that the NSA won't detect it, and make the instructions really clear so I can follow them. THANKS!

about 8 months ago
top

If UNIX Were a Religion

puddingebola windowshu akbar? (392 comments)

The caliphate of Microsoft? There is no god but Windows and Bill Gates is his prophet?

about 10 months ago

Submissions

top

iSight Partners reports Russian Hacker Attack

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about a week ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "Not sure I should bother posting this, it's redundant. Reuters reports that Russian hackers attacked NATO and European Union computers with infected email attachments to exploit a vulnerability in Windows. From the article, "ISight said it did not know what data had been found by the hackers, though it suspected they were seeking information on the Ukraine crisis, as well as diplomatic, energy and telecom issues, based on the targets and the contents of phishing emails used to infect computers with tainted files.""
Link to Original Source
top

State of Iowa tells Tesla to cancel its Scheduled Test Drives

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about three weeks ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "Conflict between state governments and Tesla continue. From the article, "Iowa joined a growing list of states tussling with Tesla Motors' business model when it told the company to cut short three days of test drives earlier this month in West Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Transportation said the test drives were illegal for two reasons: Tesla isn't licensed as an auto dealer in Iowa and state law prohibits carmakers from selling directly to the public." While the article touches on the legal restrictions on selling cars in Iowa, it seems that Tesla was only providing test drives."
Link to Original Source
top

Fukushima Thyroid Cancer Data released

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 2 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "From the article, "The number of young people in Fukushima Prefecture who have been diagnosed with definitive or suspected thyroid gland cancer, a disease often caused by radiation exposure, now totals 104, according to prefectural officials. Of these 104, including 68 women, the number of definitive cases is 57, and one has been diagnosed with a benign tumor. The size of the tumors varies from 5 to 41 millimeters and averages 14 mm.""
Link to Original Source
top

Stanford team creates stable Lithium Anode using Honeycomb Film

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 3 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "A team at Stanford has created a stable Lithium anode battery using a carbon honeycomb film. The film is described as a nanosphere layer that allows for the expansion of Lithium during use, and is suitable as a barrier between anode and cathode. Use of a lithium anode improves the coulombic efficiency and could result in longer range batteries for cars."
Link to Original Source
top

The hacking of NASDAQ

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 3 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "Businessweek has an account of the 2010 hacking of the NASDAQ exchange. From the article, "Intelligence and law enforcement agencies, under pressure to decipher a complex hack, struggled to provide an even moderately clear picture to policymakers. After months of work, there were still basic disagreements in different parts of government over who was behind the incident and why. “We’ve seen a nation-state gain access to at least one of our stock exchanges, I’ll put it that way, and it’s not crystal clear what their final objective is,” says House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, who agreed to talk about the incident only in general terms because the details remain classified. “The bad news of that equation is, I’m not sure you will really know until that final trigger is pulled. And you never want to get to that.”""
Link to Original Source
top

Firefox to support VR/Oculus Rift

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 4 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "From the article, "Mozilla programmers have begun a project to adapt the Web for virtual-reality interfaces such as the Oculus Rift, starting with test versions of its own Firefox browser. "We are adding native support for VR devices to early experimental builds of Firefox, so that Web developers can start experimenting with adding VR interactivity to their websites and content," said Vladimir Vukicevic, Mozilla engineering director in charge of gaming and special projects, in a blog post Thursday. "This is only the first of many steps that we'll be taking over the coming weeks and months."""
Link to Original Source
top

Toyota to Release Fuel Cell Car in Japan

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 4 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "From the article, "Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) announced today that its highly-anticipated fuel-cell vehicle will be introduced to the market next year. The company has been working on developing the technology for over 20 years, and has made several test runs previously." Cost of the vehicle will be $69,000 and it will be available in March 2015 in Japan. Toyota will target regions with infrastructure for hydrogen refueling, as well as spend money to build additional infrastructure."
Link to Original Source
top

Company kicked off Amazon for Threatening to sue Reviewer

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 5 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "After Mediabridge threatened to sue a reviewer who posted a negative review of one of their routers, Amazon has revoked their selling privileges. From the article, "After discovering the negative review — which quickly rose to become the "most helpful" negative feedback — Mediabridge threatened to sue the customer, claiming he was waging an "illegal campaign to damage, discredit, defame and libel Mediabridge."" Unfortunately for Mediabridge, the response from Reddit has won the company a considerable backlash. They are now the beneficiary of many more negative reviews."
Link to Original Source
top

Yahoo Announces Security Improvements

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 7 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "From the article, "Alex Stamos, Yahoo!'s recently appointed CISO (chief information security officer), said the internet giant has finished encrypting traffic between its data centres. Stamos also outlined a roadmap for future improvements, including plans to encrypt Yahoo Messenger within months, in a blog post. We implemented the latest in security best-practices, including supporting TLS 1.2, Perfect Forward Secrecy and a 2048-bit RSA key for many of our global properties such as Homepage, Mail and Digital Magazines. We are currently working to bring all Yahoo sites up to this standard," Stamos explains, adding that as a process that requires continuous improvement, the project to improve security at Yahoo! will never be completed..."I'm gonna need to find another company to make fun of now that Yahoo! is taking encryption seriously," said Matthew Green. a cryptographer and research professor at Johns Hopkins University. "Any suggestions?"" Are these security improvements significant?"
Link to Original Source
top

Canonical's Troubles with the Free Software Community

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 7 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "Bruce Byfield looks back at the soured relationships between Canonical and the free software community. Partly analysis, partly a review of past conflicts, the writer touches on Mir and Wayland, and what he sees as Canonical's attempts to take over projects. From the article, "However, despite these other concerns, probably the most important single reason for the reservations about Ubuntu is its frequent attempts to assume the leadership of free software — a position that no one has ever filled, and that no one particularly wants to see filled. In its first few years, Ubuntu's influence was mostly by example. However, by 2008, Shuttleworth was promoting the idea that major projects should coordinate their release schedules. That idea was received without enthusiasm. However, it is worth noting that some of those who opposed it, like Aaron Seigo, have re-emerged as critics of Mir — another indication that personal differences are as important as the issues under discussion.""
Link to Original Source
top

Jack A Kinzler savior of the Skylab mission, dies at 94

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 7 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "From his New York Times Obituary, "Had Jack A. Kinzler not built model planes as a boy, had he not visited the post office as a youth and had he not, as a grown man, purchased four fishing rods at $12.95 apiece, Skylab — the United States’ $2.5 billion space station — would very likely have been forfeit." An excellent obit from the NYT, recounting the story of how Kinzler saved the Skylab mission with a telescoping parasol to patch a damaged heat shield. An inventive thinker and tinkerer, Mr. Kinzler was also responsible for the flags and plaques placed during the Apollo mission. Worth reading."
Link to Original Source
top

Target Ignored Signs of Data Breach

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 7 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "Target ignored indications from it's threat-detection tools that malware had infected it's network. From the article, "Unusually for a retailer, Target was even running its own security operations center in Minneapolis, according to a report published Thursday by Bloomberg Businessweek. Among its security defenses, following a months-long testing period and May 2013 implementation, was software from attack-detection firm FireEye, which caught the initial November 30 infection of Target's payment system by malware. All told, up to five "malware.binary" alarms reportedly sounded, each graded at the top of FireEye's criticality scale, and which were seen by Target's information security teams first in Bangalore, and then Minneapolis." Unfortunately, it appears Target's security team failed to act on the threat indicators."
Link to Original Source
top

Mozilla & Epic Games bing Unreal Engine 4 to the Web

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 7 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "From the article, "Mozilla is announcing today that it has partnered up once again with Epic Games, the makers of the most-used middleware in gaming. The two companies are bringing the Unreal Engine 4 framework to the web just in time for the Game Developers Conference next week in San Francisco.""
Link to Original Source
top

Nokia turns to Android to regain share in Emerging Markets

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 8 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "Nokia is preparing to release it's first Android phone, as the lost market share in emerging markets from the death of Symbian has never been recovered. Windows Phone could never be adapted to the entry level devices that have driven growth in these markets, necessitating the move. From the article, "Nokia was once the king of cellphones in emerging markets. But it has lost ground because it was slow to respond to Android's popularity in many countries. In India, where Nokia's Symbian-powered phones held a big share of cellphone sales just a few years ago, Android was installed on 93% of new smartphones shipped there last year, according to estimates from research firm IDC.""
Link to Original Source
top

VMware and Google partner to bring Horizon View Desktop to Chromebooks

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 8 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "With companies looking to transition away from Windows XP, VMware and Google are partnering to deliver the virtual desktop of Horizon view to thin client, Chrome OS Chromebooks. From the article, " Google is hoping that companies opt for the Chromebook/Horizon combo as a way to replace aging Windows XP devices but still keep running the legacy desktops and apps they need. That's the scenario painted by Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management, Chrome OS, when I spoke to him earlier today. "What we've found," he told me, "is that a lot of companies are adopting Chromebooks for cloud deployments because they're easy to manage and very secure. But those companies still have some legacy applications left over, and they want to figure out how to get these legacy apps to their users. We make it very easy to transition from where they are right now to move to a cloud world without having to make too many changes."""
Link to Original Source
top

Rumors say it will be Satya Nadella as CEO

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 9 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "Rumors on the internet say that Microsoft is set to appoint Satya Nadella as CEO. From the article, "After a prolonged search, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) appears set to appoint Satya Nadella, EVP of its Cloud & Enterprise Group as its next CEO to replace Steve Ballmer. In addition, reports indicate that founder and current chairman Bill Gates will cede the chairman role to independent director John Thompson but will remain as a board member. As of last night, neither of these reports have been confirmed by Microsoft." Described as the safe internal pick, will Nadella alter the Gates/Ballmer strategy?"
Link to Original Source
top

The Spamming Refrigerator

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 9 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "The "Internet of Things" is as susceptible to malware and spam as the rest of the net. From the article, "A fridge has been discovered sending out spam after a web attack managed to compromise smart gadgets...The spam attack took place between 23 December 2013 and 6 January this year, said Proofpoint in a statement. In total, it said, about 750,000 messages were sent as part of the junk mail campaign. The emails were routed through the compromised gadgets. About 25% of the messages seen by Proofpoint researchers did not pass through laptops, desktops or smartphones, it said." Read the Proofpoint's statement at http://www.proofpoint.com/about-us/press-releases/01162014.php"
Link to Original Source
top

Steam store taken down by likely DDoS

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 10 months ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "From the article, "The biggest name in PC gaming is still down. The most recent in a spate of cyber-vandalism has replaced Valve’s Steam Storefront with a simple Error Message, and the video game world is still trying to make sense of this string of recent high-profile attacks. The store went back up after an outage yesterday, but appears to have gone down again at the time of this writing.""
Link to Original Source
top

Toyota Announces Plans for Fuel Cell car by 2015

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about a year ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "Toyota has announced plans for a fuel cell powered car at the Tokyo Motor show. From the article, "Satoshi Ogiso, the Toyota Motor Corp. executive in charge of fuel cells, said Wednesday the vehicle is not just for leasing to officials and celebrities but will be an everyday car for ordinary consumers, widely available at dealers. "Development is going very smoothly," he told The Associated Press on the sidelines of the Tokyo Motor Show. The car will go on sale in Japan in 2015 and within a year later in Europe and U.S." I couldn't find any further details in searches."
Link to Original Source
top

Nokia had an Android phone in Development

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about a year ago

puddingebola (2036796) writes "Perhaps influencing Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition, the New York Times is reporting that Nokia had an Android phone in development. From the article, "A team within Nokia had Android up and running on the company’s Lumia handsets well before Microsoft and Nokia began negotiating Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone and services business, according to two people briefed on the effort who declined to be identified because the project was confidential. Microsoft executives were aware of the existence of the project, these people said." Perhaps Nokia feared they had put too many eggs in one basket? Whatever the case, the project is most likely dead at this point."
Link to Original Source

Journals

top

I've negleted Slashdot

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 2 years ago

I've neglected Slashdot. Haven't been sending in my stupid stories. Haven't been posting stupid comments. Still Reading though. The excitement of technology! The excitement of technology!

top

Post again

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 2 years ago

Haven't posted anything to my important journal in a while. Sorry, forgot about it. I probably haven't posted in a while because i forgot to brush my teeth and the bacteria invaded my brain and made me do crazy things. It's always that tooth decay bacteria.

top

Seaweed

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  about 2 years ago

Came home and ate some seaweed. Really bittle. Made me wonder about what kind of techonology these Koreans are using to create these food substances. All the same, I was able to chew it up. Don't know how it's going to feel on exit though.

top

Wheels

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I have been watching Google, Apple, and Microsoft have their techonolgy war. Who will win? Who cares. John Lennon says there are no problems, only solutions. When will the monkey people of planet 3 decide that there must be some better way to behave on planet 3?

top

Vitamin Technology

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I discovered the whole wheat cereal I eat for breakfast every morning doesn't have all my daily intake of vitamins...What to do? Then I discovered the solution: vitamin pills. Vitamin pill technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Inside the vitamin there are special chemicals that turn my urine different colors. This is the most entertainment I have had in a very, very long time.

top

Refrigerator Technology

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Found some technology in the refrigerator this morning, some genetically modified fruit. I'm pretty sure it was genetically modified, it had arms and legs. No mouth yet, however. I'm kind of scared.

top

Persued

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Ate a delicious banana. I know my comments on Slashdot are poignant and insightful, yet someone keeps modding them down with the "offtopic" insult. It's like I'm being hunted, being persued. It must be someone who is out to destroy me. I must be careful. They must be out to get me.

top

Good nights sleep

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Had a good nights sleep last night. Heard the toe truck dragging somebody's car away at about 4 am, but I went to bed so early it didn't matter waking up so early. A technology called an alarm clock awoke me later. It is amazing, it converted radio waves into sound. I sprang out of bed a short hour and a half after hearing these wonderous sounds.

top

Today I woke up with gas

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I woke up with gas this morning, but its passes now. Thankfully. Can't think of tie in with technology.

This journal thing is really taking off.

top

Dem Cowboys

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I saw dem Dallas Cowboys on the TV last night, and they scored 24 points to the New York Giants 17 points. This conferred victory upon their franchise. It was delightful. This doesn't have very much to do with technology or science though. Except maybe, that I think the Cowboys use iPads to analyze plays.

top

dIARY ENTRY 9/5/2012

puddingebola puddingebola writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Today I went to Starbucks and ate a blueberry muffin and had a coffee. I had just used this fluoride rinse shit on my teeth, and I didn't wait the recommended 30 minutes after using it, so when I ate the muffin it probably coated my teeth in sugar and cavities are forming at the base of my teeth and I'll need a root canal.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?