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

Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

robbiedo Re:Simple (610 comments)

Am I only only person who swears by nano?

3 days ago
top

Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang?

robbiedo Re:Oh good lord. (225 comments)

Almost like some kind of scientific Nirvana?

about three weeks ago
top

How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President

robbiedo Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts! (97 comments)

Never truer words spoken. That was such a make-out ride in my teens.

about 2 months ago
top

Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

robbiedo Hey China...Don't antagonize Japan (398 comments)

Somehow I get the feeling China is creating there own problem in their push to regional dominance through provocations.

about 2 months ago
top

Amazon Confirms Hachette Spat Is To "Get a Better Deal"

robbiedo Isn't this classic anti-trust fodder (211 comments)

E-books are not books. They are not retail sales of merchandise. An e-book purchase is only a license. Amazon is using monopolistic behavior in e-book licensing to control pricing from publishers to extract monopolistic profits, to secure market share, and to reduce competition where Amazon is able to dictate access to customers who they control through their locked ecosystem. Amazon's ultimate goal is to bypass the publishers altogether, and control the licensing of books from authorship to consumer.

about 3 months ago
top

Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

robbiedo Re:Raise the Price (462 comments)

DEA math

about 3 months ago
top

Why Scientists Are Still Using FORTRAN in 2014

robbiedo As a Social Science Ph.d. (634 comments)

I am sticking with Visual Basic 6

about 4 months ago
top

US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances

robbiedo Re:One would hope (186 comments)

The problem is that the Federal Government over classifies jobs and information. There are lots of people with secret clearance who are not guarding state secrets, but what private companies would simply classify as confidential information. This creates an overly hostile, paranoid work environment where there is a tendency for the security personnel to abuse their power to create fear as an end unto itself.

about 6 months ago
top

Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner

robbiedo Re:Ok (187 comments)

Sorry, I meant to say "buy all the cable" and shut it down.

about 6 months ago
top

Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner

robbiedo Re:Ok (187 comments)

Fundamentally, municipal fiber is ultimately the answer. It's expensive, but fundamentally necessary, even if we have to use eminent domain to buy it, and eventually shut it down.

about 6 months ago
top

Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner

robbiedo Re:Ok (187 comments)

No one cares about those channels. They care about the broadband connection since everything will switch to IPTV.

about 6 months ago
top

Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner

robbiedo Re:Ok (187 comments)

You are apparently not the "smartest man in the thread". Enron was up to their eyeballs in manipulating the California energy market, and I blame GWB for allowing it to happen.

about 6 months ago
top

Ugly Trends Threaten Aviation Industry

robbiedo Fuel Costs (473 comments)

It is the fuel costs that are killing general aviation. That is this largest plane rental cost for the casual pilot.

about 7 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?

robbiedo Logic is $200 (299 comments)

Think about that. All the pieces in Logic cost a small fortune not too long ago.

about 7 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What Review Sites Do You Consult For IT Equipment?

robbiedo My goto bible (129 comments)

I have a large back catalog of 1990's Computer Shopper.

about 9 months ago
top

Glut In Stolen Identities Forces Price Cut

robbiedo Re:Capital Crime (152 comments)

Graffiti should be a capital crime.

about 9 months ago

Submissions

robbiedo hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

robbiedo 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>