Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Comment: Re:Kill dogs, why not people??? (Score 2) 179

by Camel Pilot (#49314537) Attached to: WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk

In all likelihood it was not the Roundup. In animals studies they inject or ingest glyphosphate directly into the animal without a statistical effect so a dog laying around probably would not be the cause. In fact the dog laying around then coming in the house where people pet the dog would end up probably get the greater exposure.

Sorry about the dog none the less

Comment: Re:At least Microsoft and Slashdot listen to users (Score 1) 236

I don't think Gnome 3 is shit at all, plenty of people, including myself use it happily. Gedit? Its fine.

Then I think you are in the minority. Case example. I set up a set of workstations with Centos 6 and Gnome 2. Several teams of visiting scientists and engineers with Windows and Mac background (none have ever used Linux on the desktop) were immediately productive and even commented on how well the GUI was to use.

I started to "upgrade" to Centos 7 and Gnome 3 and they were lost and confused and starting getting complaints.... Intuitive things like "Why can't I just right click the application and add to the launcher?" or "where the hell is the minimize/maximize button - who in the right mind would remove that?".

Comment: Re:A '70s idea whose time is long past (Score 1) 564

by Camel Pilot (#49174643) Attached to: Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

To implement this would require a change to the OS, file system, system utilities (ie ls, find, etc) and every content creation application out there.

And then how would one do simple things like find all $filetype within the file system. It would invariably involve a shorted acronym for the file type that is provided to system utility such as find.

Comment: 3-D to 2-D display (Score 4, Insightful) 136

by Camel Pilot (#49167309) Attached to: Photo First: Light Captured As Both Particle and Wave

From the fine article it provides a caption to the graphic

"The bottom "slice" of the image shows the particles, while the top image shows light as a wave""

Looking at the graphic the top image is a 3-D display and the bottom just a color coded 2-D representation with topo lines. I see nothing in this displaying the wave aspect and particle aspect. Mistake?

Comment: Re:Last straw? (Score 3, Insightful) 533

Well then you must have missed the speeches and questions asked of the candidates at the recent CPAC.

BTW the Afghanistan and Iraq war price tag topped 6 Trillion dollars! Wars started by the last presidency. And the same crowd is now asking for another war! And you talk about deficits... LOL.

Comment: Re:I don't think Obama is really paying attention (Score 1) 533

That's like saying the KKK, Westboro Baptist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, (insert dangerous cult here) aren't "real" Christians.

Well there are plenty of Christians who would make that exact claim! Most Evangelical for instance will be happy to tell you the JW's are not "real" Christians.

But that is not the point here. We are not fighting a war against any of those groups and Obama position is purely strategic. You need to know your enemy and this approach strikes directly at the image ISMS has made for themselves and throws water on the ISIS tactic of eliciting a religious war and invoking the crusader and other such rubbish.

Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.