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!



Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

srg33 Re: requirements to make my doings easier. (531 comments)

"Power Pro - tell me you know what that is and you'll be the first, I've used it since Win95"
Windows PowerPro gives you the power to control your system and how you access programs because it allows you to choose the combination of how to activate and what to activate.

about 5 months ago

A Plan To Fix Daylight Savings Time By Creating Two National Time Zones

srg33 Re:like that works (545 comments)

Are you sure? peregrin said that he/she thought 9PM. Thirty minutes earlier than 9PM would be 8:30PM. He/She moved 400 miles EAST in the same timezone - the sun would set earlier OR he/she would perceive/see the sun set earlier.

about 9 months ago

How long before most automobile driving is done by computers?

srg33 With OR Without Modified Roads (472 comments)

Giving a car all the sensory input(s) and Judgment for completely autonomous operation is not easy.
But, if the roads have embedded transponders or similar tech. then the basic driving tasks are fairly reliable.
Hypothetically, if the road is not modified and the self-driving car is dependent upon the painted lines ...
Lines can fade. What if some prankster hides a line and/or paints a new one? Yes, a prankster could dig up the road BUT that would be an effort.

about 9 months ago

WHSmith Putting DRM In EBooks Without Permission From the Authors

srg33 Re:was it really without their permission? (88 comments)

You MIGHT be correct, but TFS IMPLIES that author Simon Royle contracted with Draft2Digital (his distributor), not WHSmith nor Kobo.

about a year ago

For Jane's, Gustav Weißkopf's 1901 Liftoff Displaces Wright Bros.

srg33 We call BS! (267 comments)

I don't know if the Wright brothers were first or not. But, I do know that this "re-creation" is BS. I read TFA and carefully viewed the images. There is nothing that actually shows the darn thing flying and there are many clear photographs of it on the ground. Someone mentioned evidence in court. Well, I am an attorney and this case is a laugher!

about a year ago

Navy To Auction Stealth Ship

srg33 Military/Industrial Complex (124 comments)

They didn't make it lethal enough? So, they want someone else to pay them for the "privilege" of scrapping it?

more than 2 years ago

Vint Cerf Answers Your Questions About IPv6 and More

srg33 Re:Problem with .here (150 comments)

Admittedly ".test" is not pretty, but it is already a Reserved Top Level DNS Name per RFC 2606.
I also read Yeoh's draft. It really has no restrictions and as such the idea of bookmarking a name that has no guarantee of working anywhere else is self-defeating. For example, "" is probably not very useful in a large room with multiple A/C units. Should that local DNS have every alias/synonym for airconditioner? His idea of "" etc. giving "a list of registered devices" has some merit. But, how about "all.test" or "devices.test" or even "nodes.test"?

more than 2 years ago

HP Spinning Off WebOS and Exiting Hardware Business

srg33 Re:Exiting the PC Business? (514 comments)

Looking for "Digital Equipment Corporation"?

more than 2 years ago

Oracle's Java Policies Are Destroying the Community

srg33 Spelling or word choice? (314 comments)

Shouldn't it be "Oracle's Java Policies Are Destroying the Community"?

more than 2 years ago

Quad-Core Mobile Chips Wasted On Mobiles?

srg33 Re:Now. (336 comments)

Nice typo: "suing"!!!

more than 3 years ago

Five PC Power Myths Debunked

srg33 UnMyth No. 4: ... updates and patches ... (551 comments)

Have you ever tried? WOL is flaky at its best! When you have a few non-critical machines ..., but when you scale -- Look out!!!

more than 5 years ago



RAID or AntiRAID -- Drive mfr. premiums!

srg33 srg33 writes  |  about 4 years ago

srg33 (1095679) writes "Sorry to interject, but I am losing it!
The Raid-Edition and Enterprise stuff should not be synonymous. RAID-specific drives should be Inexpensive not more expensive! RAID = "Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks"!!! Drives for RAID should not have advanced error-correction — that's the RAID controller's job. (Also, what is with all the DOA drives? Why are there so many?)
What drive/company is good for real RAID (drives)?"


srg33 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