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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

supertall Cards Against Humanity (354 comments)

Side-splittingly funny.


KDE Releases Plasma 5

supertall Classic Menu Style? (108 comments)

Just installed and tried it. I don't see the "Switch to Classic Menu Style" option on the Application Launcher. I probably won't use it just for that.

about a month and a half ago

Astrophysicists Build Realistic Virtual Universe

supertall Re:Why are these simulations impressive? (129 comments)

I thought the same thing at first. However, assuming that the simulation implements only the very fundamental building blocks of physics at it's core, it is interesting to see that they translate to match our observations on a macro scale. Given that, it's just a matter of what else we can glean from the simulation runs that we have yet to observe IRL. These new insights don't have to be taken as truth, but rather lead us to new observations.

about 4 months ago

Research Suggests Pulling All-Nighters Can Cause Permanent Damage

supertall Nice jump... (144 comments)

from "may" and "could" to "can."

about 5 months ago

Replicant OS Developers Find Backdoor In Samsung Galaxy Devices

supertall Re:OTA updates (126 comments)

Actually, the article states that Cyanogenmod uses the same blob as well.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

supertall Re:Keepass (445 comments)

I've kept my passwords in an AxCrypt encrypted spreadsheet forever - think I'll migrate to KeepAss now. Linux, Windows and Android clients? Perfect.

about 6 months ago

Major Internet Censorship Bill Passes In Turkey

supertall Beta Blows (104 comments)

Beta Blows Beta Blows

about 7 months ago

Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

supertall Shoutcast DSP (400 comments)

Bummer, Winamp + Shoutcast DSP is perfect (and free) for broadcasting to Live365 and such (aside from stability issues - which now will never get fixed). MediaMonkey is close except for metadata updates.

about 9 months ago

Redesigned Seats Let Airlines Squeeze In More Passengers

supertall I'm 6'7" (466 comments)

I *WILL* notice, especially when the person in front of me reclines back at full speed.

about 10 months ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

supertall Inefficient (1191 comments)

Wasted space, useless pictures, makes digesting the news more difficult.

about a year ago

Boeing Turning Old F-16s Into Unmanned Drones

supertall QF-4 (239 comments)

They've been doing this for years with old F-4s for target practice over the Gulf. Must be running out of lead sleds. QF-4

about a year ago

(Highly Divided) Federal Circuit Opinion Finds Many Software Patents Ineligible

supertall Re:Does that mean? (116 comments)

I'd argue that the spirit of 35 USC 101 refers to physical processes, not abstract ones; at most a practical implementation of an abstract algorithm is what is patentable, not the algorithm itself. The Juducial Exceptions explain this further. This was decided by Gottschalk_v._Benson, and seems to have been confirmed by the current case.

about a year ago

Activision, Raven Release 2 Star Wars Games Under GPL

supertall More! (105 comments)

I hope SOF2 is next ...

about a year ago

Are There Any Real Inventors Left?

supertall Graphene (417 comments)

I'd say all the new tech coming out of graphene could be considered new invention. Look towards the universities.

about a year and a half ago

Does 2012 Mark the End of the Netbook?

supertall Travel (336 comments)

I bought an Asus Eee PC 1001PX for a couple hundred bucks mainly as an overseas travel computer. Back up pictures to it, blog, check e-mail, etc. If it gets stolen, no big loss. Currently running Peppermint (Lubuntu variant) on it quite nicely.

about a year and a half ago

Ubuntu Focusing on Tablets and the Cloud in 2013

supertall Re:Whats up with the Unity obsession? (202 comments)

Or could it be that the people complaining about Unity doesn't know how to change to to Xubuntu, Kubuntu and so on? A lot of the comments are "Unity is crap" bla bla. I just don't get it, If you don't like Unity, just use Xubuntu or whatever. Unity has been here for over a year now, it's here too stay, just use Xubuntu or whatever if you don't like it.

I imagine many of them have moved on to something else. Doesn't mean they stop griping about the reason they did.

about a year and a half ago

Secession Petitions Flood White House Website

supertall Re:If there was a Bad at Math Map... (1163 comments)

Opryland was razed and replaced with a mega-mall years ago. Good riddance just the same.

about 2 years ago

Are Teachers Headed For Obsolescence?

supertall Silly (570 comments)

Pull out the Jump to Conclusions (TM) mat!

about 2 years ago



Google Glass Banned From Seattle Pub

supertall supertall writes  |  about a year and a half ago

supertall (1163993) writes "Google Glass is sure to prompt a wave of innovative new hands-free applications, but privacy concerns have led to the 5-Point Cafe in Seattle banning the wearable technology. The issues comes down to being photographed/recorded without knowledge or consent. Some people just don't like it, as demonstrated by Steve Mann's assault at a Paris McDonald's. The misuse of such technologies may have deeper implications. Imagine with a single innocuous glance facial recognition technology doing a web search and pulling up someone's personal information such as their home address. Would you be comfortable in a world full of this tech?"
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