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Comment keypad (Score 2) 685 685

We talked about this ad naseum back when Chromebooks were about to hit the market. A better question is, why don't keypads (the 10 key-like group of buttons on the right of a PC keyboard) have TAB, SHIFT+TAB and Backspace keys. This would make it much easier to navigate and enter data in web forms and spreadsheets with only one hand. Idunno -- just a thought.

Comment Mostly weekly. (Score 2) 319 319

I re-image mine from an image I made, stored on a server in the middle of the house. Every time the machine boots, it re-images the OS image on the local hard drive, thoroughly destroying anything else that might have been on the disk. When an update to the main image is necessary, I make a new one.

I create those once about every six months, unless there's an emergency patch like Heartbleed. This works on all of the computers in my home. Wife and daughter go through the same process on their machines.

Boot to Ghost, install os, play, run, do whatever. In the event of a virus, it's short lived. When I attended Berkeley, this was the way they had set up their computer lab. I remember, at the time, being intrigued by the setup.

Now that I have myself, my wife, and a five year old all using machines around the house (nine distinct pc's), I have a practical use application for this.

Since I implemented this about five years ago, we have had virtually no problems with it. The drawback of course is that it's a lot easier to do if your machines, desktops, laptops, etc, all match. Learned that one the hard way, but good now.

My machine gets shut down about once a week. My daughter is always letting the battery burn down on her laptop, so she images more frequently than anyone else in the house. My wife is also at about once a week.

Comment Why are yo not drunk? (Score -1, Offtopic) 114 114

Serionsly, it's Feiday night! Why are you reading this? It'd time o be drunk right now. If you are reading this article it means you are not having fun. you shold loosen up and have a drink. I know, this makes me sould like a fool , but comeone. You need to just get a lief and have some fun. I don't even know what this story is about. Here's some adviece. Don't RTFA. Just get some vodka, take a few (eg. 7) shots, and get aaway from your omputer. Its funny. it releaves stress.

Comment Re:Salad? (Score 1) 4 4

Nope. Never worked at a restaurant. But, I've shopped at a grocery store. And, do you know what they have at grocery stores. *cough* fucking bags of salad.

Also, rather than placing the ingredients to a salad in this robot's hoppers, do you know another way you could combine them into a fully assembled and ready to eat salad? Hand them to a THREE YEAR OLD and have him mix them. Or, you could toss them into a bowl and... do nothing, because BINGO! There's a salad.

Yep, you're welcome.

Comment Re:Raise awareness? (Score 1) 76 76

Yes, of course. I was talking about my personal role in the matter. If you're one of the people with the telescopes and nukes then, by all means, pay attention. But, outside of that, if there's ever a "deep impact", we're all going to end up in Heaven, Hell, Sto-vo-kor or oblivion anyway. Why concern yourself with that over which you cannot ever hope to have influence? Strife cannot stem the unavoidable.

Comment Pointless Enterprise Speak. (Score 3, Insightful) 55 55

Look, I know the guys in suits buy into this crap, but there's really no reason to spread it on our walls.

If you're going to provide a solution to a problem do it, describe it in clear concise english. This person hasn't actually said anything at all. They simply used a larger than necessary amount of words to do it.

"If a computer can't directly address all the RAM you can use, it's just a toy." -- anonymous comp.sys.amiga posting, non-sequitir