Beta
×

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!

Comments

top

One Year After World IPv6 Launch — Are We There Yet?

wasabii Re:I suspect it'll take a while. (246 comments)

Good news, every piece of software you are now running is IPv6 compatible. If an application establishes a connection to a host name, all of the underlying OS stacks can do so over IPv6 if addresses are available and connections can be made.

Of course, those apps that have four little input boxes and only support hard coding an IP for a connection still won't work. Have any of those? I don't.

about a year ago
top

One Year After World IPv6 Launch — Are We There Yet?

wasabii Re:And the root cause is... (246 comments)

I pulled it off in my network in about a month. Since it's enabled by default in pretty much every major OS, the only thing required was to lease IP space and configure the routers to push addresses. Magically now most of my trafffic goes over IPv6.

about a year ago
top

Ask Slashdot: How Many of You Actually Use Math?

wasabii Mind (1086 comments)

My view is that even though you might not need these skills, the very act of attempting to learn them alters the way your brain is capable of solving problems in a way that is indispensable.

about 2 years ago
top

Sale of IPv4 Addresses Hindering IPv6 Adoption

wasabii Already There (214 comments)

My company is already using IPv6 addresses. All of our sites have public addresses... as well as all of our desktops. All of our users now use Facebook and Google over IPv6. So... nothing will help me adopt it. Already done.

more than 2 years ago
top

Georgia Apple Store Refuses To Sell iPad To Iranian-American Teen

wasabii Re:Poetic Justice (1116 comments)

It also reports on her saying she intended to give it to her cousin in Iran as a gift. So she admitted it to the news station.

What did the employee hear her saying in Farsi? Got me, but if it was that, then he seems in the clear.

more than 2 years ago
top

In America, 46% of People Hold a Creationist View of Human Origins

wasabii Re:Really? (1359 comments)

Most of us are agnostic atheists. Including Dawkins, Hitchens, and the rest. You may have missed that.

a-theist means without God. One who does not accept that God exists is an atheist. One does not need to also hold the positive belief that God does not exist.

more than 2 years ago
top

Analytic Thinking Can Decrease Religious Belief

wasabii Re:really? (1258 comments)

I'm going to disagree with you. It's true that propositions that are at least plausible testable are more likely to be true than those that aren't, but the fact is you're trusting the scientists to do the tests, and accurately report their findings.

Which I'm fine with. Trust in science itself can be built on the overwhelming number of things that science does that are testable by you right now. Such as whether your cell phone turns on or not. Whether GPS works. Or by your personal experience with the results of other science: understanding electricity, and thus running your tests by wiring a lightbulb.

more than 2 years ago
top

Apple Under Fire For Backing Off IPv6 Support

wasabii Re:Because 32bits of addressing... (460 comments)

All of my office machines have public IPv6 addresses. It's quite awesome. Makes so much stuff so much easier.

more than 2 years ago
top

Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

wasabii Re:There's Your Problem Right There (1108 comments)

Well, the "theory of evolution" does exist, and would include natural selection as one of the mechanisms to shape change. There's also simple drift.

It's still valid to refer to it all as the "theory of evolution", or "evolutionary theory", or some such.

Since it's also observable, it's also a fact.

more than 2 years ago
top

Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

wasabii Re:There's Your Problem Right There (1108 comments)

Evolution is still a theory. And a fact. The terms aren't exclusive.

more than 2 years ago
top

Lawsuit Claims NASA Specialist Was Fired Over Intelligent Design Belief

wasabii Re:Isac Newton anyone? (743 comments)

Modern physics (astro included) is about formulating theories that CAN be tested. Not sure why you'd think otherwise. String theory too.

more than 2 years ago
top

Virginia High Court Rejects Case Against Climatologist Michael Mann

wasabii Re:An agenda (420 comments)

Thanks for proving the point with "as science finds out more." You see, nothing else has been shown to do that. Yeah, science might be wrong. But it's the only human endeavor to obtaining knowledge that actually gets better. The alternatives seem don't have that track record.

more than 2 years ago
top

Virginia High Court Rejects Case Against Climatologist Michael Mann

wasabii Re:An agenda (420 comments)

Not really. He said we're 200 years into a 1000 year cycle of reversal. That means we're 1/5th through it. So they would point 1/5th of the way to south.

If the PP is even correct, which I am neither arguing for or against.

more than 2 years ago
top

Virginia High Court Rejects Case Against Climatologist Michael Mann

wasabii Re:An agenda (420 comments)

I understand where you're coming from. So I'll question it.

Science helps us determine that something will cause issues for everybody in the country down the road. The country is tasked with protecting the people within it. Science has determined a threat, so the government is tasked with helping eliminate, reduce, or avoid it.

Okay, done.

more than 2 years ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Open Source vs Proprietary GIS Solution?

wasabii MS SQL is better (316 comments)

MS SQL is a better product, all around. Both as an engine, and the management UI. The integrated security features, integrated XML support, and of course the GIS functions.

But it costs money.

Cost benefit, dude. That's all there is to it.

more than 2 years ago
top

New Batch of Leaked Climate Emails

wasabii Re:Yes it is! (585 comments)

Global warming is trivially demonstrated. The globe used to be cooler. Now it is warmer. That was easy.

more than 2 years ago
top

Banshee, Mono May Be Dropped From Ubuntu Default

wasabii Re:Makes perfect sense (255 comments)

Also opens up the possibility to optimize for specific ARM processors at runtime, or install time.

more than 2 years ago

Submissions

top

wasabii wasabii writes  |  about 8 years ago

wasabii (693236) writes "Scott James Remnant of Canonical/Ubuntu fame has been quietly working on the next generation replacement for the venerable /sbin/init program. After discarding other efforts such as Sun's SMF for not solving the problem, Apple's launchd for previous license issues, work was started on a new program named Upstart. It has now reached a point where it can be considered "usable", and has thus been uploaded to Edgy. This is bound to make a lot of die-hard Unix administrators angry, and probably piss off Debian, again. Let the flaming begin!

A descriptive blog entry is available at http://www.netsplit.com/blog/work/canonical/upstar t.html."

Journals

wasabii has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

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>