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!



Lost Beagle2 Probe Found 'Intact' On Mars

us7892 design flaw with placement of antenna (130 comments)

"Without full deployment, there is no way we could have communicated with it as the radio frequency antenna was under the solar panels,"

Perhaps the placement of the antenna was a design flaw? Placement of the antenna that did not depend on success of unfurling is a lesson learned.

about two weeks ago

CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

us7892 500 years! I hope not (180 comments)

Maybe he meant to say 50 years?

about 4 months ago

Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job

us7892 why so $$$ then? (538 comments)

Why does it cost so much for college? If all the educators are so poorly paid, where are the billions of dollars going?

about 7 months ago

Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans As Antarctic Ice Melts

us7892 Meteor Impact! (784 comments)

Nothing a good meteor impact can't fix. Apparently, we get buzzed all the time by large rocks (reference to some other article recently here.)

When it hits, we'll have of few months of darkness to fix the problem.

about 9 months ago

Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight

us7892 Sample too Small (137 comments)

Seems like the sample size is too small. Or the wrong sample. I'd like to hear more, but there is not much here.

about 10 months ago

Computer Science Enrollments Rocketed Last Year, Up 22%

us7892 Re:angry bird (137 comments)

If only I mad mod points for this one. Funny +1.

about a year ago

'Write the Docs' is a Conference for People Who Write Software Docs (Video)

us7892 Not gonna read this (24 comments)

I'm not going to read anything past the headline. Just like I don't read the documentation for anything...

about a year ago

Accenture Faces Mid-March Healthcare.gov Deadline Or 'Disaster'

us7892 Revisit a year from now (215 comments)

* Accenture will realize the problem is much worse than they first realized, or that they chose to admit (by choice.)
* The first two months they will have actually done very little. Perhaps created a plethora of new documentation.
* Accenture will have extended the contract several more times, the new total amount will be near 250 million dollars.
* Additional exceptions to the law will help to extend the contract so that changes can be implemented, and deadlines will simply keep moving.
* The whole system will operate in pretty much the same way it does today.

Accenture will not be at fault, however. They were just trying to fix the problem. And there just was not enough time and money. Then begins another year. Start the whole process again...

Eventually,this will all go down as a miserable failure. But don't underestimate the amount of dollars that can be wasted along the way.

Then begins phase 2, under Hillary Clinton most likely. Give it another try, why not?

1 year,11 days

Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

us7892 Re:Good parenting (599 comments)

That makes me sad. "Your life is going to suck."

Do you really believe that to be true? That my 2-year will have a sucky life?
What do you think will really happen over the next 20 years?
Are you a Doomsday Prepper?

1 year,20 days

How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy

us7892 massive losses of money and jobs (330 comments)

>> The NSA, its policies, and the politicians who support the same are directly responsible for massive losses of money and jobs.


about a year ago

Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As Northfield/Norwood

us7892 Re:Yet more fragmentation (252 comments)

I couldn't believe revenues of Red Hat topped 1.2 billion! Where does it all go?

about 2 years ago

Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As Northfield/Norwood

us7892 Next Woburn/Billerica (252 comments)

I hear that Woburn/Billerica is the next fork of Wayland/Weston, while Wellesley/Southboro is the next fork of Northfield/Norwood. Coming on the heals of Woburn/Billerica is the Provincetown/Gloucester fork. And they're really planning a breakout with a Providence/Cranston fork....

about 2 years ago

Dropbox Acquires Mailbox

us7892 Good move by Mailbox folks (63 comments)

This is a better write-up on Mailbox, and why it is indeed a very good mail application.

Seems like perhaps the Mailbox folks realize this is the absolute top for this simple, albeit, well designed application, and jumped at a chance to sell.

about 2 years ago

Developers May Be Getting 50% of Their Documentation From Stack Overflow

us7892 Useful documentation is rare (418 comments)

Useless busy-work after-the-fact documentation is overrated and plentiful.

Useful documentation is rare.

about 2 years ago

CES: Automatic Plant Monitoring Through Your Computer or iPhone (Video)

us7892 golf course (44 comments)

Would be good to monitor various locations on a golf course for turf management. If it were hardened for the weather....

about 2 years ago

The Empire Writes Back About the Failed Death Star Petition

us7892 Executive Order (90 comments)

By executive order, I authorize that construction begin immediately on a Death Star!!

By executive order, all personal property and assets are now the property of the Empire, and these assets shall be used to build this Death Star.

about 2 years ago

Nate Silver's Numbers Indicate Probable Obama Win, World Agrees

us7892 Romney will win (881 comments)

Romney is going to win. My highly accurate personal polling system predicts this to a certainty level of 98.4%.

more than 2 years ago

Hurricane Sandy Nears East Coast

us7892 Re:See what happens? (281 comments)

By this time in southern New England, it was supposed to be much worse. Still waiting. I'm finally hearing a little bit of back-tracking from the radio weather person. Likely will be much worse from NYC to PHL.

more than 2 years ago


us7892 hasn't submitted any stories.


us7892 has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?