Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Comment You didn't learn the lesson of the movie Avatar (Score 1) 120

The lesson was this:

Sure we're all supposed to share resources and we all support Bernie Sanders taking from people and giving to others. But if there's a native group involved, then they have an absolute right to completely control any resource, for any reason. Even if the resource is infinitely valuable, and not sharing it will result in poverty and starvation for billions of people. The natives can't even be asked to talk about sharing it; their rights are supreme because they have the righteous skin color.

I consider Mauna Kea sacred ground that should be used only for telescopic exploration of the heavens. How can these heretics deny me my constitutional right of freedom of religion?

It doesn't matter. You don't have the righteous skin color, nor the righteous cultural origins. So, as far as the left is considered, you can fuck off.

Comment Re:Unhelpful Whining (Score 1) 120

It's leftist science types versus leftist racial justice warriors in a dispute mediated by a leftist government in Hawaii. Whichever side loses might want to rethink their allegiance and start supporting laws and due process and legal procedure rather than arrogantly stomping on people in the usual leftist way.

Comment Re:Wireless is a fail too then (Score 1) 580

Correction: *YOUR* federal law requires it.

Then what should residents of the country where SlashdotMedia is headquartered do to change it?

Considering I only use physical ethernet connections

Very few public places nowadays provide "physical ethernet connections" to guests. It's all Wi-Fi nowadays. In a hotel, for example, do you prefer to just do without Internet access for the duration?

Comment Re:Unhelpful Whining (Score 1) 120

Yeah. Sucks when the chickens come home to roost. Totalitarian leftist shakedowns are only supposed to be used against them. Elite fellow travelers, party members, and people who parrot the slogans are supposed to be beyond the reach of the chaos.

Forget about Astronomy. It isn't being declared counter-revolutionary, yet. But the field doesn't have the diversity to continue much longer in the new order. Go with gender and ethnic studies. You don't need a telescope for that.

Comment Re: This is why we can't have nice things (Score 1) 120

That's why private property is a good idea. If the natives owned the property (the last monarch's corruption makes it worth a separate argument) , they'd probably want the rent. Or at least the builders would have known ahead of time that building the telescope was not worth their time. If the scientists owned the property then it would have just been built already. The idea of "public property" is what leads to these sorts of conflicts; low - IQ politicians are a far worse way to decide issues then rationally-enforced market discipline.

Comment Re:Basic auth or TLS client certificate (Score 1) 392

Then use progressive enhancement. In the HTML page, send a "To log out, close your browser" message. Attach a script that replaces this message with a button to log out as described in the linked answer. To get past the extension that blocks non-free scripts, distribute this script under a free software license and add appropriate metadata.

Submission + - Even with Telemetry Disabled, Windows 10 Talks to Dozens of Microsoft Servers ( 1

Motherfucking Shit writes: Curious about the various telemetry and personal information being collected by Windows 10, one user installed Windows 10 Enterprise and disabled all of the telemetry and reporting options. Then he configured his router to log all the connections that happened anyway. Even after opting out wherever possible, his firewall captured Windows making around 4,000 connection attempts to 93 different IP addresses during an 8 hour period, with most of those IPs controlled by Microsoft. Even the enterprise version of Windows 10 is checking in with Redmond when you tell it not to — and it's doing so frequently.

Submission + - Another Cop Treats Sexting Teens Like Child Pornographers (

An anonymous reader writes: More sexting stupidity, this time in Michigan.

        A Three Rivers, Michigan, teenager is both the victim and perpetrator of a sex crime. He might land on the sex offender registry, and face criminal charges, all because he took an inappropriate photo—of himself.

        The boy is unnamed in local news reporters, which note that he is under 15 years of age. He allegedly took a nude photo of himself on a girl’s cell phone. That girl sent the picture to another girl, who sent it to another. Preliminary charges are pending for all three—the boy was charged with manufacturing child porn, and the girls with distributing it. A prosecutor is still weighing whether to pursue the charges.

Hopefully, the prosecutor will realize that pursuing the suggested charges could ruin a few teens' lives. The police detective working the case seems to want to destroy these kids' lives for the good of other teens, or something.

Comment Block all adverts... (Score 5, Insightful) 39

Use a good browser plugin or some good backend rules, but block every single advert out there. That stops the "OHHH YOU GOTTA INSTALL THIS" vector that fools clueless visitors into downloading and running the trojan.

Good people install adblocking on every single computer they touch. Bad people allow ad's from websites.

Dear web admins.... WAHH. If you cant vet and host your ads yourself to make sure they are safe, you dont DESERVE your ad's to make it through.

Slashdot Top Deals

I THINK THEY SHOULD CONTINUE the policy of not giving a Nobel Prize for paneling. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.