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!



Feature-Rich FreeBSD 10 Alpha Released

scrod Re: Hurrah? (143 comments)

Ah yes, I misread that as "source code". Very few distribute pre-built binaries for BSD, though; that's what the ports system is for.

about a year ago

Feature-Rich FreeBSD 10 Alpha Released

scrod Re: Hurrah? (143 comments)

can you go to sourceforge, find some random application's binaries for bsd and install/run them without issue on mac osx?

Actually, yes. This has been the case for just about every version of OS X ever released, since before 2001. That's because it uses a BSD tool chain and APIs. Apple goes to great lengths to maintain such compatibility, and should be pretty common knowledge if you've been paying attention on Slashdot.

about a year ago

W3C Declares DRM In-Scope For HTML

scrod Re:Reality vs idealism (290 comments)

having a hobbled web platform

That phrase is redundant. Native apps (especially those that the user can compile and run him/herself on his/her own machine), will always provide more freedom and control than anything running on someone else's web server, or inside some sandboxed browser environment. Your view of pushing for the web application is entirely in conflict with giving users more control —and I suppose it should come as no surprise that you're willing to advocate for DRM, too. Get your priorities straight.

about a year and a half ago

China Blanks Nobel Peace Prize Searches

scrod Re:End-to-end encryption (326 comments)

Are there any Off-the-record supporting Apps for Android ? (And perhaps for iPhone, although I doubt that Apple will green-light one)

Absolutely. Moxie Marlinspike of has made precisely that, in the form of TextSecure (crypto info here). He's also got a VOIP app that uses Phil Zimmerman's ZRTP protocol.

about 4 years ago

Breakthroughs In HTML Audio Via Manipulation With JavaScript

scrod Re:Administrators group (141 comments)

A music visualizer needs to be installed? When did Windows prevent normal users from just running executables?

more than 4 years ago

How Do I Keep My Privacy While Using Google?

scrod Re:Ideas (533 comments)

Congratulations, you just ran whois on a porn site instead of Thanks for offering your authoritative opinion., which is the actual search-engine proxy in question, has been operated by Daniel Brandt for the last 6 years or so.

more than 4 years ago

Conficker Worm Asks For Instructions, Gets Update

scrod Erlang (285 comments)

It sounds like these worms would be so much more elegantly architected using erlang. When will the worm industry finally escape its Windows/x86 ASM legacy and enter the wonderful world of distributed, functional dynamic programming?

more than 5 years ago


scrod hasn't submitted any stories.


scrod has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?