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Comment: Re: honey trap (Score 1) 58

The post office photographs and tracks every piece of mail. The other part of that equation hasn't been publicized yet - they have cameras with facial recognition software focused on all their mailboxes.

No, snailmail is not anonymous. It probably was anonymous around 2000. Almost definitely anonymous in 1990. Not any more!

Comment: Re:Murdoch newspapers? (Score 4, Insightful) 58

I like it when someone is able to cut to the chase so quickly. Murdoch publications keeps no secrets, unless it serves their purposes. Even then - they fail. I mean, they hacked a dead girl's telephone, but couldn't keep THAT secret, could they? How in hell they gonna keep MY hacking secret?

Best thing is, don't share your secrets with Murdoch.

Comment: Re:What could have been (Score 1, Troll) 474

Neo-nazi. Why don't you listen to the words of mid-eastern Muslim leaders who still deny the holocaust, while at the same time praising Hitler. Pull your head out of your arse. Islam is a threat to life around the world. It is at least a great a threat as Nazism was, or the Soviet.

Comment: Re:No, it's the SJW Crowd Who Defends Islam (Score -1, Troll) 474

The answer to your question is rather simple. Those "SJW's" embrace anything and everything that tends to weaken America. They hate Christians so much, that they will sacrifice anything, anyone to get at them. They hate the nuclear family just as much. If you appear to be somewhat "average" in any way, they regard you as part of the problem, and they'll sacrifice your ass along with all the rest. They HATE AMERICA!

Islam hates America, so the so-called SJW's find common cause with Islam.

Comment: Re:The same as ever: Android (Score 0, Flamebait) 473

by Runaway1956 (#49553521) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

Holy fuck - who'da thunk of all that shit? Now I'm wondering how in the hell any of us over age 50 managed to grow up at all!

Stupid motherfucker, huh? Think about it. I can accomplish anything that you can, without the telephone. Now who's stupid?

You're at the mall, and want to look up specs? Big fucking deal - you're a spur of the moment shopper. You see some shiny gadget, you feel like you must have one. DUHHHH!! Already you're an idiot. BUT - let's just suppose that the shiny thing really is somehow unique or something. What I do is, I go home and research the damned thing on my DESKTOP WORKSTATION. See? I have the same functionality that you do, it's just sitting on my desktop. I don't need the instant gratification of looking it all up in the store.

Oh - once I''m sitting at home, that "impulse buying" thing is long behind me. I can also shop for similar devices online, locate the best specs, the best price, and order it for delivery right to my door.

You know, AC, I might have had a tiny bit of respect for your post, had you shown any respect at all. But, I'm a stupid motherfucker. Yeah, uh-huh. Here's a Kleenex - wipe some of that drool off your face, alright? Then, you can go sit in front of the window, and watch the dust motes floating in the sunbeam.

Comment: Re:Is it the phone or the stupid stuff installed o (Score 3, Interesting) 473

by Runaway1956 (#49552951) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

A little less blame on the owner, and a little more blame on the carrier? How much genuine crap comes pre-installed on a carrier subsidized phone? I'm talking about genuine worthless crap, that does and gives nothing of value to the end customer, the owner who pays for the phone.

The phone is regarded by the carrier as a tool, with which to keep track of the chattel, or the sheeple. Again and again, the carriers are exposed for their overzealous data collection. And, for the most part, people aren't able to turn these "features" off, unless they are willing to invest some time in research, then risk voiding their so-called warranties.

Yeah, end users are mostly dumb clods, but the carriers are responsible for a lot of the problem.

"Dump the condiments. If we are to be eaten, we don't need to taste good." -- "Visionaries" cartoon