Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:Not Actually $3500 (Score 4, Insightful) 132

by Khyber (#49608633) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

Plus inverters? No. Plus inverter. That pack, if you look at the specs and do some math, is good for a single ~20A 120V circuit, given that it's sustained discharge is ~2kWh and peak is 3kWh. Reality is more like 15A. I wouldn't trust that pack for more than one room of my home. One for each room and multiple for the kitchen given the power drain an electric stove does per burner, be it element, induction, or IR, microwaves, dishwasher, refrigerator...

Comment: Re: I must be old (Score 1) 84

"I'm pretty confident the winners of the competitions for the last few years (a) don't have the same flexibility for artists working with their demo engines as Square-Enix does and (b) would never be able to assemble enough assets and people to do the facial expression stuff with anywhere near the same quality (an area in which, AFAIK, Nvidia has been almost entirely pioneering.)"

Actually, they've had the assets and more for a LONG time. Procedural generation eliminates the need for a LOT of work, can be done with a HUGE degree of detail, takes up ungodly tiny amounts of space, and yes, we've had facial emotional animation in demoscene projects well matching up with stuff like LA Noire.

Comment: Re:Detector, please (Score -1, Offtopic) 170

Drop Linux, learn MenuetOS, don't worry about getting infected by this kind of crap, and enjoy INSTANT boot-up/reboot/shut down and about a 400% speed improvement over current Linux.

Sure, it's proprietary, but as long as you understand ASM, you can do anything you want, more than Linux can.

Comment: Re:Detector, please (Score -1, Troll) 170

"Just for reference, just because you have some raspberry pi's running Linux, doesn't really mean you should be saying you run some servers."

Just like you can't say you run servers, because your shit 1P hardware doesn't even come close to my system.

"Second, if you don't know how to detect this, you shouldn't be running servers."

No, they shouldn't be running LINUX. Not that I'd recommend Linux to anyone anyways, given the attitude like yours that's given when people ASK A FUCKING QUESTION.

"Third, if you don't know how to prevent this from being useful, OR you don't take those actions be default, you shouldn't be running anything other than Windows."

If you can't provide an immediate answer to the person's question (How is this detected) then you're just as fucking useless. By the way, since the paper doesn't explain detection methods, only that this was discovered after someone had their server blackholed and was ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE, you can't run to your shit default "RTFA/M" meme, now.

So, start talking, or admit YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE ANSWER YOURSELF.

Comment: Re:Spamming daemon packed inside ELF binary (Score 0, Troll) 170

" It's a random program that someone has decided to install"

FTA: "The researchers believe that Mumblehard is also installed on servers compromised via Joomla and Wordpress exploits"

The bare fucking minimum you could do is read the fucking article before going off on a holier-than-thou rant AND BEING STRAIGHT FUCKING WRONG.

"But, please, continue to think you're superior because "lol OS is insecure""

I'm superior because I can at least RTFA and get correct information. The only thing you're superior at is opening your useless mouth.

Comment: Re:It took 5 years? (Score 1, Informative) 170

"Clearly this debacle is indisputable proof that Linux security is a shambolic, shameful charade that needs to be stopped before the world collapses into chaos."

Pretty much, because once you understand Linux, you realize that it's a fucking tangled web of crap with no cohesion, and thus no real chance of ever being half secure.

MenuetOS does a better job at security, and it's fucking proprietary garbage.

Comment: CareerBuilder AND Monster are Job Spammers (Score 1) 215

by Khyber (#49598827) Attached to: Want 30 Job Offers a Month? It's Not As Great As You Think

Seriously, their 'smart' systems suck balls. CareerBuilder gives me programming jobs from my horticultural resume. Monster gives me retail jobs from my culinary resume. Neither can figure out my IT resume so I get shit from security guard to administrative assistant.

All they're doing is selling you out to data harvesters.

Comment: Re:That just shows my point (Score 1) 179

" Waiting even four minutes for a demo is fairly long, which shows that higher speeds are in fact needed by average users today"

No, that just shows that programmers need to learn to tighten up their bloated code. I've seen demoscene stuff pushing PS3-level graphics before the PS3 was even available.

Oh, and the demo was written in 96 KILOBYTES.

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan