Slashdot: News for Nerds


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!



Give me a solder gun, and I can produce ...

sky289hawk1 joins?! (321 comments)

Only inner and left.

more than 2 years ago

Oregon Senator Seeks To Block COICA

sky289hawk1 Re:Thanks Senator Ron Wyden (D)! (81 comments)

Because it doesn't matter. People shouldn't be voting on party affiliation as much as they should be voting for people who do the right things.

more than 3 years ago

TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old

sky289hawk1 Re:What's the deal with the rush of TSA stories re (1135 comments)

The TSA's actions are completely, utterly, and without recourse illegal under the laws described in the US Constitution. Unfortunately, the Constitution doesn't provide average citizens with any way to punish the people in power who perform these illegal acts or who mandate that these illegal acts be performed.

See Amendment 2

more than 3 years ago

Most Americans Support an Internet Kill Switch

sky289hawk1 Updating passwords is dumb at best (398 comments)

Frequently updating your password is more a security hazard than just using a single secure one.

more than 3 years ago

How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

sky289hawk1 Re:Use? Yes. Drive? No. (606 comments)

Why bother with a third, and wasteful dimension when we have millions of miles of roads already? I say we'll more easily create auto-pilot 2D cars, using current infrastructure long before flying cars. And when we can go 100-200 mph on current roads (g-force withstanding), who needs a third dimension?

more than 3 years ago

Just One Out of 16 Hybrids Pays Back In Gas Savings

sky289hawk1 Re:Organic argument (762 comments)

You mean the fact that "Organic farming" couldn't even feed enough people on this planet and would leave billions starving? It's easy to say "I want more organic farming" when you're not one of the billions of people who would be starving from lack of food.

more than 3 years ago

Just One Out of 16 Hybrids Pays Back In Gas Savings

sky289hawk1 Re:Misleading summary (762 comments)

You talk as if gas cost is a constant and doesn't fluctuate up to as high as $3.50

more than 3 years ago

HDTV Has Ruined the LCD Market

sky289hawk1 Re:30 inch HP LP3605 here @ 2560x1600 (952 comments)

People seem to forget that printers need the super high resolution because they don't have nearly the color gradient that a monitor has. Every pixel on my monitor can display 1 in a (sic) millions colors. Most printers offer up to at most 7 possible colors for a single "pixel". Thus at a much higher dpi, it can better estimate the actual color you wanted. Honestly, 300 dpi x millions of colors should be enough for anyone.

more than 4 years ago

MIT Offers Picture-Centric Programming To the Masses With Sikuli

sky289hawk1 Re:lame (154 comments)

The sikuli language supports fuzziness. You can actually have a "close match", and you can set the tolerance.

more than 4 years ago

What Does Everyone Use For Task/Project Tracking?

sky289hawk1 Bugzilla and Wiki (428 comments)

A combination of Bugzilla and Wiki. Wiki keeps track of backlog. Bugzilla keeps track of tasks.

more than 4 years ago

A $99 Graphics Card Might Be All You Need

sky289hawk1 Complexity (618 comments)

It's not merely a matter of what resolution you are running at, but how many polys you are pushing, how many texture passes you are doing, and what shaders you are taking advantage of. As long as artists can dream, we will require more and more power from our graphics renderers.

more than 5 years ago

Old-School Keyboard Makes Comeback of Sorts

sky289hawk1 Re:Das Keyboard (519 comments)

You there. Get out of my pod.

more than 5 years ago

Old-School Keyboard Makes Comeback of Sorts

sky289hawk1 Re:Das Keyboard (519 comments)

Unfortunately I can't use my Das Keyboard at work for this exact reason. I still use it at home, though it pisses off the girlfriend when she's trying to sleep and I'm doing some late night coding, or flame war debate.

more than 5 years ago

AT&T Begins a Trial To Cap, Meter Internet Usage

sky289hawk1 Re:Caps are GOOD. (421 comments)

Any cap imposed should be Bandwidth * time = cap. There should never be a hardcap.

more than 5 years ago



sky289hawk1 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>
Create a Slashdot Account