Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
Trust the World's Fastest VPN with Your Internet Security & Freedom - A Lifetime Subscription of PureVPN at 88% off. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×

Comment Re:It's not about risk... (Score 1) 437

Or maybe the CEO and other Executives of MBCST could figure out how to live on $16 Million per year instead of $20 Million per year to give the employees an extra $5-10 an hour without having to raise the product cost or sacrifice the ever precious Profit Margin. Hell, maybe sacrifice some of that profit margin if it's really wide and they won't have to take as much of a pay cut if at all.

Seriously... what the hell is so wrong with cutting some of the huge numbers at the top by 10 to 20% to increase the meager numbers at the bottom? Executives would rather pile drive their companies into the ground than take let one red cent fall out of their pockets. Some of these guys make more money during a sneeze than I make in a quarter, and they can't abide their workers getting more than 5.15/hr (Georgia minimum wage provided a position falls outside of the federal FLSA).

Submission + - Adblock-Blockers 'Ineffective', Adblocking Up 30% Globally In Two Years

An anonymous reader writes: A new survey reveals that the countermeasures taken by various publishers in response to the rise of adblocking cause nearly three-quarters of users to simply abandon the sites which block adblockers. The report, from pro-ad organisation Playfair, estimates that adblocking has risen by 30% in two years, and by 40% in Asia in 2016 alone. The report predicts that a growing trend towards pre-service agreements by providers and hardware manufacturers will cause adblocking usage to rise further, practically becoming a 'default' position, unless the ad industry responds practically to users' dislike of unpopular ad formats such as unskippable video and autoplaying audio ads.

Comment Re:Not clear enough (Score 1) 71

It's actually a direct quote from the article that way. As a direct cut and paste:

The X300 is no exception—like the X370, the X300 supports dual-channel DDR4 memory, PCIe 3.0, M.2 SATA devices, NVMe, and USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 1.


What's funny is the link wasn't even part in the selection that I cut; which means that the article page has javascript that inserts additional text to the clipboard. It actually requires looking at AMD's page to realize for certain that they mean to say USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2. Perhaps what should have been added is an [sic] tag after the line to indicate that this piece of quality writing is on Paul Lilly's and HotHardware's heads; not MojoKid's or Slashdot's.

Comment Re:people are tired of recycled movie plots (Score 2) 189

99% of movies has the same schema portrayed in various backdrops & settings, you have a protagonist battling an antagonist over either a princess or a treasure...

And so it is with every single story retold since the spoken word. How sad to be you... you couldn't even entertain yourself with a good book with that attitude. Or maybe your problem is less the schema and more the Action:Plot:Character ratio, which for the last 2 to 3 decades has been leaning a bit too heavy on the action side and rather light on plot and character. Then there's the fact that everything coming out Hollywood now has to be Dark and Gritty(tm)...which doesn't surprise me so much considering where the bulk of today's blockbuster directors are coming from age wise (the grunge era leading into emo).

Comment Re:Selling out? (Score 3, Insightful) 78

You're missing the whole point! This is one big Retro-Nintendo Package! Not only are they giving you the games from 30 years ago in a package that looks similar to the device put out 30 years ago; but they're using the sales tactics from 30 years ago too! Make just enough to whet the appetite to create a super Christmas Hype Balloon where every kid screams "I want one of THESE for Christmas! Nothing else will ever get you my love and acceptance!" but not enough to actually supply that demand..and then grab some popcorn and watch the chaos of the Consumer Gladiator Games on the CCTV at Walmarts and hobby shops around the globe! Single units being scalped for $1000's! Fist fights! Dogs and cats living together! Mass Hysteria!

Unfortunately for Nintendo, from what I'm witnessing the consumer climate is a whole lot cooler than it was 30 years ago with regards to these tactics. While it's true that I've seen and heard some instances of these units going for a couple hundred, I've also seen a lot of people just go "meh...not worth it." People that would normally be jumping all over this sort of thing. 200K units? Nothing to sneeze at...but nothing to write home about either. This thing is just likely to fizzle completely out by the time the Holiday Hype is done with a hugely missed opportunity for N to really rack up.

Comment Re:'Muricans are too stupid to do this. (Score 3, Interesting) 160

Of course we haven't figured it out. Too many goddamn hippies tell us that we need to preserve the pristine nature of the area... so we made it a park and forbid any serious effort to try to poke around at it and make any useful headway.

Then you have morons like the guy on that says "The idea is like trying to put a pin into a balloon to let just a bit of the air out." Idiot doesn't realize that there is a way to do just that. Put a piece of tape on the balloon; poke a hollow needle coupled with a valve into balloon through the tape; have as much control as the valve allows to let the air out slowly without bursting the balloon. Using science it'd be easy enough to figure out a method to tap the volcano and bring it under control for man's usage in much the same way.

There's all this talk of making America great again as a leader in business and scientific innovation, but it just isn't going to happen until we get over this fear of death and killing thing going on right now. You can't make a damn omelette without breaking a few eggs. Likewise you can't make meaningful progress without killing a few people in experimental ways. Case in point, how many test pilots died as we tried to figure out how to get into space? How many people died from the effects of radiation exposure and gave us a better understanding of nuclear technology from it? How many people died in the construction of the various skyscrapers that dot the oldest American cities? True progress can't happen without the deaths to learn from.

Comment Re:Wait a second (Score 4, Informative) 188

FTA: The Researchers first met with PwC in August about this vulnerability. The Advisory was released December 7th. September...October...November... yep. That's three full months since the initial meeting with the only correspondence given by PwC is a series of C&Ds. Not even a "Please don't disclose this yet, we need more time to fix."... I only see this as PwC are the assholes in the equation. Also, second link in the summary is the full advisory without the need for contact info.

Comment What Verizon Meant to say: (Score 4, Funny) 192

Translation: "We don't give a crap about the fact that your phones have the potential to spontaneously combust. Even though we're perfectly capable of performing a swap out of your phone and applying to Samsung to get the credit for the phone you swapped to, we're not going to do that, just because of the fact we are such a shitty company. So happy holidays from us here at Verizon, and we hope your fucking houses burn down you poor goddamn plebs! Hell, maybe it'll kill some of you assholes and we can finally get some new blood on our network that we need to oversell!"

Slashdot Top Deals

Memory fault -- brain fried