×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

smithmc Re:Confused. (208 comments)

Computer programming isn't so hard that you have to start learning in middle school.

It is if you want to be really good at it, IMO.

3 days ago
top

Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

smithmc Re:Private/for profit DNS (386 comments)

Where are you going to get that IP address from? How are you going to prevent collisions?

3 days ago
top

Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

smithmc Re:This needs to stop ... (386 comments)

It'll probably still flop. It sounds like a real stinker.

I'm not sure if that's the point any longer.

3 days ago
top

LG To Show Off New 55-Inch 8K Display at CES

smithmc Re:We don't care how many pixels it has (179 comments)

Pfft, that's nothing, I've got an XPS with a 15.6" screen that's 3200 x 1800. And it's gorgeous, you can't see pixels at all. Why don't you just set your system font size appropriately?

about a week ago
top

Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

smithmc Re:We'd have less of this with better sound reprod (244 comments)

It's not the electronics, it's the earbuds. And the popularity of crappy Beats Audio 'phones hasn't helped either.

about two weeks ago
top

Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

smithmc Re:Or... (244 comments)

While running.

about two weeks ago
top

Samsung SSD 850 EVO 32-Layer 3D V-NAND-Based SSD Tested

smithmc Re:.50 WHAT? (127 comments)

I think we can assume 50 or 60 US cents.

about two weeks ago
top

Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

smithmc Re:Misleading title (235 comments)

By that definition, fission could be a renewable resource too, if we built breeders.

about three weeks ago
top

Nvidia Shield Tablet Gets Android Lollipop Update, Half Life 2 EP1 and GRID

smithmc Re:Hmmm ... (58 comments)

Whether you like the idea of streaming games or not is immaterial. It's not as though you can't play downloaded games as well, and also, at least IMO, it's a pretty solid tablet regardless of where the games come from.

about a month ago
top

U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal

smithmc Re:Really? (285 comments)

And what is this perfect Shangri-La utopia from which you hail, that never misbehaves and where everyone is a total genius?

about a month ago
top

Fukushima Radiation Nears California Coast, Judged Harmless

smithmc Re:Nothing to see here... (114 comments)

Your tinfoil hat is slipping off again. Make sure to squeeze it on really tight this time. Like, put it in a vise, maybe.

about a month ago
top

Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

smithmc Re:Terrible (430 comments)

To me, a traditional marriage is where the partners stay together until death parts them -- gay/straight/otherwise.

So, then, something like 50% of all American marriages are non-traditional.

about a month and a half ago
top

Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

smithmc Re:Terrible (430 comments)

Well, except for that one pillar of salt - that was arguably a "what".

about a month and a half ago
top

The Man With the Golden Blood

smithmc Re:Tell me why I should care. (75 comments)

Then it should have an interesting, well written intro/summary to pull the reader in. I found myself asking the same question: "what is the point of this story"? Ok, it's interesting that the guy has no Rh-group antigens, but so what? What does that mean for medicine, in terms of potential benefits?

about 2 months ago
top

3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

smithmc Re:Easily done: (331 comments)

...especially when it turns out that the majority of people who vote are simply stupid and vote based on emotional appeal and how well the politicians word themselves rather than using the brain a little and investigating what they are voting for objectively.

But not you, of course. You're smarter than all those little sheeple.

about a month ago
top

3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

smithmc Re:Easily done: (331 comments)

Who commits 90% of the gun crime in the U.S.? Certainly not law abiding citizens.

Well, no, I would suppose not. Kinda obvious.

about a month ago
top

3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

smithmc Re:gun laws (331 comments)

We don't have to look at Japan. Let's look at Canada. The gun ownership rate in Canada is about 1/3 that of the United States (~30 per 100K people vs. ~90), and its homicide rate is... hm, a little less than 1/3 that of the US (1.44/100K vs. 4.7). How 'bout that.

about a month ago
top

3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

smithmc Re:That's the way the gyoza goes (331 comments)

Adam Lanza, the Trenchcoat Mafia, etc. obviously didn't care about getting away with it, now, did they?

about 2 months ago

Submissions

smithmc hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

top

smithmc smithmc writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I'm supposed to be headed off this weekend to sunny Narrowsburg, NY for a "canoeing" (read: golf drink golf drink drink drink) trip with a couple hundred of my closest friends, but it's not sunny, it's damp and wet outside and it's supposed to be all weekend. So instead I'll be rebuilding a server and sleeping a lot. Thus the "arrgh" bit.

top

Hmm... what's this?

smithmc smithmc writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Hmm, a Web accessible journal or "blog" thingy, just for logging into /. Could this be useful? More or less useful than, say, a Wiki (which I'd have to host myself, though). Well, anyway.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?