Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:I remember (Score 1) 231

by Eythian (#48347855) Attached to: Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA

Don't measure against averages, measure against absolutes, or against the best if that's easier.

Have a look here: and sort each column in left-to-right order, only three countries appear at the top. Fortuntately I live in one of them. I expect that we won't be on top in 2015 thought :(

Comment: Re:This Is Lennart's Defense? (Score 3, Informative) 774

by Eythian (#48100199) Attached to: Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

The bug report isn't about how something got corrupted. It was about dealing with something that got corrupted. Tieing off the bad thing and starting a new one, and making tools that are robust enough to see past the corruption is totally reasonable. Stopping the corruption in the first place should be a whole different bug report.

Comment: Re:No, no. Let's not go there. Please. (Score 1) 937

by Eythian (#47904897) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

That might be true where you are, where I live and in the sort of circles I move, atheism is more or less a default, and it's always a bit odd when you discover someone actually goes to church under the age of 50. Given that, it's rarely discussed, because, well, it's hard to discuss. "Still no god?" "Yep. Still no god." "How about that rugby game then?" That's just a bit awkward and unnecessary.

Comment: Re:One day battery life in Apple Watch too? (Score 1) 730

by Eythian (#47867761) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Why? What's so much better about taking your watch off every three nights instead of every night?

I use my smartwatch as a sleep tracker, it'd be really annoying if I had to charge it every night. Fortunately it gets days of battery life, so I just top it up every so often and it's fine.

Comment: Re:Tight pants (Score 1) 730

by Eythian (#47867741) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Where it'd actually be cool is if it had a 'lack of proximity warning' ... eg, an alert of 'hey, you left your phone' when the two get out or range of each other. Not that it would justify the price (or switching to an iPhone), but it'd be kinda cool, as I just realized I left my phone in my car.

My pebble does this, it'll vibrate to tell me that the link to the phone has broken. It also does other useful things, that's just one of them.

Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.