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Comment Re: Smaller than our moon from about 80x distance (Score 2) 321 321

I'd mod you down if I wasn't so sure you were trying to be funny!!

You were trying to be funny, right? Your comment about how bright the images are is a joke on those that don't understand exposures and apertures... correct?


Comment Re:combines two of my... (Score 4, Informative) 64 64

Some prostrate cancers are so slow growing and happen so late in life, the recommended treatment option is... nothing. Monitor the situation and realize it may take more years then you have left before it becomes a problem. Also, the side effects of treatment might be more debilitating than the cancer itself.


Comment Re:Need to be adjustable (Score 1) 340 340

I also have a problem like this and found the best chair for me -- an exercise ball. I use a 75cm exercise ball at my desk and can adjust the height and firmness by varying the amount of inflation. I also automatically move my lower back around as I balance on the ball which keeps my back from remaining in one position too long,


Comment Re:So with all the whining from the FBI, etc... (Score 2) 24 24

That is only 2 of the 3554 authorized wiretaps were encrypted. The amount of encrypted content in the unauthorized wiretaps continues to grow. They go to the trouble of setting up all this unauthorized monitoring equipment and we complicate their jobs by encrypting the content. THAT is what they are complaining about.


Comment Re:Heaviest workload on Earth (Score 2) 23 23

You tried to install Windows 7 on an old machine with only 1GB RAM?!!

Microsoft's minimum system requirements say it will run on 1GB RAM for 32-bit or 2GB for 64-bit systems, but you already found how well that works. The practical minimum for Windows 7 is 4GB. Anything less is like trying to drive a dump truck using a chainsaw engine.


Comment Polygamy now legal ? (Score 1) 1083 1083

Using that logic, polygamy should also be legal again. Just because a state decides that multiple marriages are illegal, this ruling implies that ANY marriage, legal or not in that state, would have to be recognized by every state based on this interpretation of the 14th Amendment.

After polygamy, what's next? Marriages to pets? (you know there are a few that would do it.) Marriages to inanimate objects? Marriages to deities?


Comment Re:Movie? (Score 3, Insightful) 41 41

This is just the first images from over 50 million miles away. It is intended to show the orbital dynamics as the two bodies revolve around a shared center of gravity.

The more detailed views of the planetoid and its moon will come as the probe gets closer to the pair during the next 23 days.


Comment Re:Feinstein as usual (Score 1) 164 164

And don't forget almost every complaint that the "anti-drone" evangelists bring to the table could also apply to kites, balloons, and Frisbees.

I haven't heard any complaints from people that the neighbor is violating his property lines because some kid is flying a kite over his yard.


Comment Re:Plumbing. (Score 1) 135 135

They aren't if you learn to do them yourself. Building a shelter, killing your own food, sourcing your own water, keeping up with your own sanitation problems -- all of these should be learned by everyone.

Oh, you would rather pay someone to grow your food, handle your sanitation needs, bring your water? If they are doing this for you, they need some profit to pay another person to do the things they don't have time for because they are working for you.

Essential life services could mean giving everyone a tent, matches, and a fishing line. Everything above that becomes a comfort item and a reasonable amount of profit to compensate the provider isn't morally repugnant.


Comment Re:Brings back memories (Score 1) 127 127

I agree. I use the Window-e key combination daily to bring up Windows Explorer. It is one of the consistent ways of starting Windows Explorer no matter which version of Windows the user has installed.

Less frequently I use Window-D to minimize all windows and show the desktop, Windows-+ to start the magnifier program to show users something small on their display, and Window-Break to display the system page to check Windows version, RAM size, and machine name.


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